The Coming Nuclear Showdown
for an Attack on Iran
The United States is planning what will be a catastrophic attack on Iran. As the American disaster in Iraq deepens and domestic and foreign opposition grows, "neocon" fanatics such as Vice President Cheney believe their opportunity to control Iran's oil will pass unless they act no later than the spring.
See the Videos
*Is Nuclear War Coming Video
(50% of Americans believe in this point of view)
*Keith Olbermann Iraq-Iran Video
*US Plans to Use Nuclear Weapons against Iran Video
*Dangers of a Nuclear War-impacts of a nuclear attack on Iran Video
(Unlike Israel and the United States, Iran has abided by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, of which it was an original signatory and has allowed routine inspections under its legal obligations – until gratuitous, punitive measures were added in 2003, at the behest of Washington.
No report by the International Atomic Energy Agency has ever cited Iran for diverting its civilian nuclear program to military use.
The "threat" from Iran is entirely manufactured, aided and abetted by familiar, compliant media language that refers to Iran's "nuclear ambitions," just as the vocabulary of Saddam's non-existent WMD arsenal became common usage. Accompanying this is a demonizing that has become standard practice.)
*Iran Press News
Iran Press (English version)
*Iran: A War Is Coming
*The Coming War With Iran
*The March to War: Iran Preparing for US Air Attacks
*Iran Ignited Many Fires
World Abandoning American Dollar
The Iranians are preparing to launch an oil bourse in March that will trade in euros. The hyperinflation caused by the massive printing of dollars in reaction to the world no longer holding on to its dollars after they start to trade in PetroEuro's can no longer be hidden.
In the run up to March 20, I can see many countries trying to diversify their U.S. dollar reserve holdings - predominantly into Euros.
Do not underestimate the Chinese - perhaps letting their currency "suddenly" float completely free to try and capture the deluge of loaded dollars that is sure to come. This turn of events will likely send huge "shudders" through the global financial system - if it does not shake it right to the ground. The U.S. dollar will fall dramatically, so much so in fact, American lifestyles will likely be dramatically altered - forever.
*The coming war against Iran
The President Only
Can Launch Nuclear War
The decision to employ nuclear weapons at any level in a military conflict rests with the president. Neither Congress nor state governments nor you nor I have to be consulted.Stumble It!
In preparation for the nuclear strike on Iran, the Bush administration in its second term has deployed into key positions hardliners that have both expertise in nuclear weapons and a known history of advocating the aggressive use thereof. Thus the president can say, "I feel like I'm getting really good advice from very capable people" to justify nuking Iran.
In a recent interview, Joseph "dismissed Iran's contention it seeks only civilian nuclear power," said that "Iran is closing in on production of nuclear weapons and even UN sanctions may not deter the aggressive government in Tehran," and averred that "once they begin to enrich, that is the point of no return," echoing similar statements by Israeli officials.
The Bush administration has been busy in recent years "deploying" the doctrine that will underpin the upcoming nuclear strike against Iran.
The National Security Strategy of the United States of America of September 2002 codifies the doctrine of preemptive attacks, with phrases such as
"We cannot let our enemies strike first…" - "We must adapt the concept of imminent threat to the capabilities and objectives of today's adversaries…" - "Even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack…" - "The United States cannot remain idle while danger gathers…"
This doctrine was used with Iraq and will be used next with Iran.
The Nuclear Posture Review delivered to Congress in 2001 is classified, but portions have been made public. It substantially broadens the role of nuclear weapons from their traditional role as deterrents against nuclear countries to encompass non-nuclear "rogue" nations. It states that "U.S. nuclear forces will now be used to dissuade adversaries from undertaking military programs or operations that could threaten U.S. interests or those of allies and friends," and that "Nuclear weapons could be employed against targets able to withstand non-nuclear attack."
The EU believes Iran is unlikely to negotiate seriously on its nuclear program and that there is little the international community can do little to prevent Tehran from developing an atomic bomb, the Financial Times has reported.
The internal "reflection paper" prepared for Monday's meeting of EU foreign ministers by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana's staff and seen by the FT said that it was "difficult to believe" that Tehran would in the coming months resume talks on its nuclear program.
At their meeting EU foreign ministers welcomed possible new talks to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions but pushed ahead with UN sanctions to punish Tehran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium.
Meeting in Brussels, they pledged to press on with their "twin track" approach of keeping the door open to negotiations with Iran while endorsing specially targeted UN Security Council measures.
Iran insists its program aims to generate nuclear energy for civilian purposes, but world powers suspect it of wanting to develop nuclear arms.
The internal document was sceptical however of the chances of sanctions being effective and concludes there is little that can be done from preventing Iran from developing the technical infrastructure to build its own nuclear bomb.
"In practice ... the Iranians have pursued their program at their own pace, the limiting factor being technical difficulties rather than resolutions by the UN or the International Atomic Energy Agency," the document said.
"Attempts to engage the Iranian administration in a negotiating process have not so far succeeded ... The problems with Iran will not be resolved through economic sanctions alone," it added.
"At some stage we must expect that Iran will acquire the capacity to enrich uranium on the scale required for a weapons program," the document which was dated February 7 said, according to the business daily.
It adds that Iran's rejection last year of a European offer trade incentives to halt enrichment "makes it difficult to believe that, at least in the short run, (Iran) would be ready to establish the conditions for the resumption of negotiations."