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    Default Global Warfare: Targeting Iran: Preparing for World War III

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...t=va&aid=27446

    Global Warfare: Targeting Iran: Preparing for World War III

    by Michel Chossudovsky


    Global Research, November 3, 2011

    The military deployment of US-NATO forces is occurring in several regions of the World simultaneously.

    Militarization at the global level is instrumented through the US military's Unified Command structure: the entire planet is divided up into geographic Combatant Commands under the control of the Pentagon. According to (former) NATO Commander General Wesley Clark, the Pentagon’s military road-map consists of a sequence of war theaters: “[The] five-year campaign plan [includes]... a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.”

    The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest.

    A War on Iran has been on the drawing board of The Pentagon since 2004.

    Iran's alleged nuclear weapons programme is the pretext and the justification. Tehran is also identified as a "State sponsor of terrorism", for allegedly supporting the Al Qaeda network.

    In recent development, what is unfolding is an integrated attack plan on Iran led by the US, with the participation of the United Kingdom and Israel.

    While the media has presented Israeli and British military planning pertaining to Iran as separate initiatives, what we are dealing with is an integrated and coordinated US led military endeavor.

    In early November, Israel confirmed that it is preparing to launch air attacks against Iran's nuclear facilities, without however acknowledging that this would be carried out as part of a US led initative:

    Reportedly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently sought to drum up cabinet support for a military strike against the nuclear sites of the Islamic republic of Iran. In joint efforts with the defense minister Ehud Barak, Netanyahu has succeeded in wringing support for such a reckless act from the skeptics who were already opposed to launching an attack on Iran. Among those he managed to convince was Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

    There are still those in the Israeli cabinet who are against such a move including Interior Minister Eli Yishai of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor, Strategic Affairs Minister and Netanyahu confidant Moshe Yaalon, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, army chief Benny Gantz, the head of Israel's intelligence agency Tamir Pardo, the chief of military intelligence Aviv Kochavi and the head of Israel's domestic intelligence agency Yoram Cohen.

    However, the support voiced by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is considered an ace in the hole for Netanyahu who also enjoys the full-throated support of Washington.

    In a show of military prowess and obvious brinkmanship, Israel test-fired a nuke capable missile on Wednesday which cannot be taken as a coincidence considering the threat made by Netanyahu. ( Ismail Salami. An Israel Attack on Iran: Military Suicide , Global Research, November 3, 2011)

    Meanwhile, the British government has also signified that it will participate in a US led attack on Iran:

    The Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government.

    In anticipation of a potential attack, British military planners are examining where best to deploy Royal Navy ships and submarines equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles over the coming months as part of what would be an air and sea campaign.

    They also believe the US would ask permission to launch attacks from Diego Garcia, the British Indian ocean territory, which the Americans have used previously for conflicts in the Middle East.

    The War on Syria

    There is a military roadmap characterised by a sequence of US-NATO war theaters.

    In the wake of the war on Libya, there are also war plans directed against under NATO's Responsibility to Protect (R2P). These plans are integrated with those pertaining to Iran. The road to Tehran goes through Damascus. A US-NATO sponsored war on Iran would involve, as a first step, a destabilization campaign ("regime change") including covert intelligence operations in support of rebel forces directed against the Syrian government

    The World is at dangerous crossroads.

    Were a US-NATO military operation to be launched against either Syria or Iran, the broader Middle East Central Asian region extending from North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border with China would be engulfed in the turmoil of an extended regional war.

    There are at present four distinct war theaters: Afghanistan-Pakistan, Iraq, Palestine and Libya.

    An attack on Syria would lead to the integration of these separate war theaters, eventually leading towards a broader Middle East-Central Asian war.

    In turn, a war on Syria would evolve towards a US-NATO military campaign directed against Iran, in which Turkey and Israel would be directly involved. It would also contribute to the ongoing destabilization of Lebanon.


    Central to an understanding of war, is the media campaign which grants it legitimacy in the eyes of public opinion. A good versus evil dichotomy prevails. The perpetrators of war are presented as the victims. Public opinion is misled: “We must fight against evil in all its forms as a means to preserving the Western way of life.” Breaking the "big lie" which upholds war as a humanitarian undertaking, means breaking a criminal project of global destruction, in which the quest for profit is the overriding force. This profit-driven military agenda destroys human values and transforms people into unconscious zombies.

    The holding of mass demonstrations and antiwar protests is not enough. What is required is the development of a broad and well organized grassroots antiwar network, across the land, nationally and internationally, which challenges the structures of power and authority. People must mobilize not only against the military agenda, the authority of the state and its officials must also be challenged. This war can be prevented if people forcefully confront their governments, pressure their elected representatives, organize at the local level in towns, villages and municipalities, spread the word, inform their fellow citizens as to the implications of a nuclear war, initiate debate and discussion within the armed forces.

    The objective is to forcefully reverse the tide of war, challenge the war criminals in high office and the powerful corporate lobby groups which support them.

    Break the American Inquisition.

    Undermine the US-NATO-Israel military crusade.

    Close down the weapons factories and the military bases.

    Members of the armed forces should disobey orders and refuse to participate in a criminal war.

    Bring home the troops.

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    The World is at dangerous crossroads.

    Were a US-NATO military operation to be launched against either Syria or Iran, the broader Middle East Central Asian region extending from North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border with China would be engulfed in the turmoil of an extended regional war.
    This is a very dangerous situation...Isn't Syria a satilite of Russia?
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    I am pretty sure the above article is an opinion piece, either way the Iran situation is flammable for sure. However, the best solution for the US, and by default Israel, is a non-military one (in a traditional sense) for several reasons, the main one being that the Arab-spring might just take care from within instead. The prez of Iran (not going to try and spell/butcher his name) is on the outs. Don't think the Iranian high council is sitting by and letting their prez jeopardize their own power realm. The Iranians would be wise to take stock of how Turkey is set up and governed.

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    This website, you quote from, 'Global Research', is far from an objective think tank.

    Just take a look at the titles they post - for example: "Western Democracy: A Farce And A Sham" and "Washington's Black Ops against Iran" - written by the same Dr. Salami, by the way, an article which accusses the U.S. of "operations against Iran [range] from cyber attacks to political assassinations. They are conducted under the pretext that Iran was the alleged architect of an assassination plot against the Saudi envoy to the US."

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home


    You also forgot to mention that the author of this 'opinion', Dr. Ismail Salami, is an Iranian (is he in a position to offer an unbiased opinion?). If he still lives in Iran, it's also questionable whether this article actually reflects his personal opinions on the subject as Iran does not boast a free press.

    Since My family and I would be on the receiving end of countless missiles from Iran, Syria and Lebanon should an attack on Iran take place, I feel I am entitled to an opinion on the subject.


    I say it's better to end it now and pay a relatively small price of thousands of missiles and terrorist attacks which will possibily kill thousands than to wait for a state sponsor of terrorism obtain nukes!

    I'd like to avoid a strike just like (much more than) than the next guy but it seems this is becoming the only solution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    This website, you quote from, 'Global Research', is far from an objective think tank.
    That site also has "9/11 Truther" bullplop on it too. Some of them anonymously authored.
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    Israeli PM orders investigation into Iran leak

    Kuwaiti paper says Binyamin Netanyahu believes the heads of the Mossad and Shin Bet may have leaked plans for attack
    Israel's prime minister has ordered an investigation into alleged leaks of plans to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, it has been reported.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...tion-iran-leak
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    UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

    British officials consider contingency options to back up a possible US action as fears mount over Tehran's capability
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...attack-nuclear


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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Wildcat View Post
    Isn't Syria a satilite (sic) of Russia?
    Syria has had a long (since at leas the mid-1950s) relationship economic and military with the Soviet Union and latter the Russian Federation.
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    So we're posting propaganda on here now?
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    Please take it to PM's with Howlingwolf...
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    Aye, sir.
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