Propaganda from U.S. intelligence sets the stage for a possible false flag to be blamed on Iran
By Madison Ruppert
Editor of End the Lie
Throughout the course of my detailed coverage of Iran in my series, “Iran: a quickly evolving geopolitical imbroglio,” I have been wondering what will be used as the justification to launch an attack on Iran.
There are many possibilities, but testimony delivered today to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper put forth a new and troublesome possibility: a false flag attack on American soil.
At this stage, it is still nothing more than a possibility, but as always I think it is important to bring this to my readers’ attention. However, I do not think any concrete conclusions can be drawn at this point and I encourage readers to do their own research and steer clear of alarmist, sensationalistic rhetoric as much as possible.
The testimony of James Clapper rehashed the nonsensical and largely discredited alleged Iranian plot against the Saudi ambassador in Washington last year.
Clapper used this wholly illogical alleged plot to draw the equally irrational conclusion that the Iranian leadership “probably including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — have changed their calculus and are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived U.S. actions that threaten the regime.”
However, just like the alleged nuclear threat posed by Iran, this claim falls apart completely when one considers the fact that the Iranian government knows full well that the United States and Israel would use any such attack as justification to literally wipe Iran from the face of the Earth.
The Washington Post also wildly misrepresents the statements of United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on CBS’s “60 Minutes” in an attempt to further support the manufactured Iranian nuclear threat.
Greg Miller writes for The Washington Post that Leon Panetta said, “that Iran was probably one year away from being able to build a bomb,” characterizing his statements as “new rhetorical heat.”
However, in reality Leon Panetta said very clearly that Iran has not yet made the decision to pursue a nuclear weapon, a fact which Miller and so many others in the establishment media happen to omit.
I made this very clear in “Iran: a quickly evolving geopolitical imbroglio – part X” as it is the second time in which Panetta has clearly stated that Iran is not currently developing a nuclear weapon.
It is very likely the case that Iran does indeed perceive a threat from the United States and the West in general, as they should.
This does not mean, however, that they have agents in the United States planning attacks.
A similarly ridiculous claim was recently made by Turkey in which the Turkish Security General Directorate (EGM) alleged that Iranian terrorists or individuals sponsored by Iran were going to stay in luxury five-star accommodations and then demonstrate and perhaps bomb the United States Embassy or Consulate General.
I covered that on January 17, two weeks ago at the time of writing, and since then no such attacks have occurred.
As of late the government of the United States has made it very clear that they will indeed attack Iran if given reason to.
In Obama’s State of the Union speech he reiterated that no options were off the table in terms of the United States’ reaction to Iran’s nuclear program.
Similarly, in his “60 Minutes” appearance Panetta said “If we have to do it, we will do it,” although he would not clarify what he meant by “it.”
Right now there is no evidence establishing that the Iranian nuclear program has military goals or applications, so the West needs a more concrete justification before they can assault Iran while keeping the international community behind them.
This is where I think a false flag very well might play a role if Iran refuses to give the West the pretense they so desperately need.
The propaganda didn’t end with Iran in Clapper’s testimony; indeed he also demonized China and Russia, saying, “cyber intruders continue to explore new means to circumvent defensive measures. Among state actors, China and Russia are of particular concern.”
This is quite interesting given that Russia and China are the main opposing force to the Western quest for geopolitical hegemony, especially when it comes to Iran and Syria.
It is worth noting that the constantly cited “ties to terrorist groups” that Iran allegedly has are mirrored in the terrorist ties the United States and Israel have in the region.
While Iran is accused of funding Hezbollah, the United States has funded the terrorist group the MEK and Israel has funded the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jundallah, while posing as Americans
If you’re going to decry Iran for supporting Hezbollah, you must also point out that the West is in no position to claim moral authority on the matter of supporting terrorists.
It remains to be seen if Iran will actually carry out an aggressive move of some sort either in closing the Strait of Hormuz or any other offensive action, or if the West will manufacture such a scenario in order to justify an attack.
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