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Lebanon - ‘a demo for Iran’
Once again, the great 'investigative reporter,' Seymour Hersh, tells the world what we already know.
According to an article in The New Yorker . . . CheneyBush believed a successful Israeli aerial attack on Hezbollah’s underground command-and-control centers could “serve as a prelude to a potential American preemptive attack to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations, some of which are also buried deep underground.”
This, of course, is a classic diversion.
Everyone knows that the tail wags the dog - NOT the other way around.
Nevertheless, it's worth examining for clues.
Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh said Cheney reportedly was enthusiastic about the chance to learn from Israel’s attack.
So maybe President Bush let on more than he knew when he said the conflict represented “a moment of opportunity.”
Indeed, the Pentagon expedited the shipment of bombs and fuel for the Israeli warplanes. The scheme was “the mirror image of what the United States has been planning for Iran,” a former senior intelligence official told Hersh.
Israel believed by targeting Lebanon’s infrastructure, such as highways, fuel depots, bridges, and the Beirut airport, it could get Lebanon’s Christian and Sunni populations to turn on Hezbollah, Hersh wrote.
Everything was meticulously planned. Destroying Lebanon was THE GOAL.
Every time I think about how they did it and killed all those people right before our eyes using American bombs - my blood BOILS!!!
But the bombing only united the Lebanese against Israel. Even though it has strongly denied it, the White House was “closely involved” in the planning of Israel’s invasion – planning that started well before Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers last July 12th.
In fact, the U.S. told Israel it would be better to attack sooner than later so that the Pentagon would have more time to learn from Israel’s tactics to aid its own contemplated assault against Iran before President Bush departed in January, 2009, Hersh noted.
As far back as last Spring, “under pressure from the White House to develop a war plan for a decisive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities,” ranking U.S. Air Force officials met with their Israeli counterparts.
"The US made us do it! - HONEST!"
What’s more, early last summer, before Hezbollah crossed into Israel to capture the two soldiers, Hersh wrote, several Israeli officials made separate visits to Washington “to get a green light for the bombing operation and to find out how much the United States would bear.”
A consultant to the U.S. government stated, “Israel began with Cheney. It wanted to be sure that it had his support and the support of his office and the Middle East desk of the National Security Council,” Hersh wrote.
The Israelis outlined a major bombing campaign to start after the next Hezbollah provocation.
It's even worse than that - israelis STARTED IT!
“The Israelis told us it would be a cheap war with many benefits,” a U.S. government consultant with close ties to Israel told Hersh.
Sounds to me like israel was selling the war - not the other way around as they want us to believe.
“Why oppose it? We’ll be able to hunt down and bomb missiles, tunnels, and bunkers from the air. It would be a demo for Iran.”
Time to get moving on impeachment before these crazy bastards push a war with Iran down our throats.