History Repeating Itself: U.S. Hawks Hover Over Iran

History Repeating Itself: U.S. Hawks Hover Over Iran

by ­William Echols

Global Research, October 18, 2011

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-Whether calls for war against Iran are meant to placate American allies in the Middle East who cannot stomach its supposed nuclear ambitions, are an attempt to reassert US dominance in the oil rich region, or are the last signs of a flagging empire lashing out in self-denial, those who are longing for it to be morning again in America might very well expedite its imperial twilight.

History seems to be repeating itself as the hawks who called for the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein are now rattling their sabers for war against Iran. But why are those who once called for a new American Century hopelessly stuck in a bygone era?

­In a bellicose diatribe published in the latest edition of the Weekly Standard, senior editor William Kristol accuses Iran of having the blood of American soldiers on its hands. Claiming that “force” is the only language the regime understands, he proceeds to call on the US Congress to “consider authorizing the use of force against Iranian entities that facilitate attacks on our troops, against IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) and other regime elements that sponsor terror, and against the regime’s nuclear weapons program.”

In an October 17 Foreign Policy initiative (FPI) Bulletin, executive director Jamie Fly toes the same line, proclaiming:

“Until now, the president has chosen to be the hapless victim of Iran’s machinations. It is time for President Obama to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors and stand up to tyrants who kill Americans and threaten our interests.

“It is time to take military action against the Iranian government elements that support terrorism and its nuclear program. More diplomacy is not an adequate response.”

Speaking to Fox News on Monday, former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said it was “unfortunate” that Iran did not fear a possible military response in light of recent allegations of an Iranian assassination plot on US soil. Somewhat ironically, Bolton also described President Barack Obama’s recent decision to send 100 troops to stem off a humanitarian crisis in Central Africa as “damaging to our efforts to preserve our military budget.”

It is little wonder that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asserts the latest accusations that Iran sought to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US was eerily reminiscent of the weapons of mass destruction claims which provided the casus belli for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

“In the past the US administration claimed there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They said it so strongly, they offered and presented documentation and everyone said ‘yes, we believe in you, we buy it’,” Ahmadinejad said in a live interview on Al Jazeera television.

Ahmadinejad’s cause for alarm might seem justified under the circumstances. Ever since George W. Bush’s January 29, 2002 State of the Union Address, wherein Iran (along with Iraq and North Korea) were labeled as the “Axis of Evil”, neo-conservative policy wonks and senior-level government officials have had the country in their sights. And much like Iraq, the case for war is as mercurial and adaptive as the public opinion it caters to.

Kristol for his part was one of the key proponents for regime change in Iraq, outlining the case in a 2003 book he co-authored entitled The War Over Iraq: Saddam’s Tyranny and America’s Mission. But his desire to effect regime change in the Middle East has earlier roots.

In a 1996 Foreign Affairs article, William Kristol, challenging what he believed was “a tepid consensus that accepts decline of US power in the world as inevitable,” called for a neo-Reaganite foreign policy which would pursue “benevolent hegemony” and “wield its authority unabashedly.”

By June 1997, William Kristol, along with several other prominent neo-conservatives who would have high-level administrative positions in the Bush administration (including Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld and Elliot Abrams), not to mention his brother Jeb Bush, signed off on a statement of principles intended to usher in this halcyon era of American military strength and moral clarity. This statement of principles would come to define the Project for a New American Century.

The four key principles called for increased defense spending and force modernization, the strengthening of ties with democratic allies and the willingness to confront regimes hostile to American interests, the promotion of political and economic freedom abroad, and the “need to accept responsibility for America’s unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.”

Subsequently, on January 26, 1998, the group sent a letter to then-President Bill Clinton urging his administration to implement “a strategy for removing Saddam’s regime from power.”

The history of what happened when a sympathetic Bush administration coupled with the tragic events of 9/11 provided the pretext for implementing this neo-Reaganite foreign policy is well-trodden territory. The question is, why are they doing it again?

On most counts, the allegations against Iran seem to defy logic. Writing for Time Magazine, former CIA field officer Robert Baer claimed that the plot as described by FBI Director Robert Muller was something one might find in “a truly awful Hollywood script.” He went on to say that “none of it measures up to Iran’s unsurpassed skill in conducting assassinations.”

But while the idea of an Iranian-American used-car salesman attempting to organize a hit on the Saudi Arabian ambassador via the proxy of a Mexican drug cartel seems out of character for the fiercely professional Quds Force – a special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard responsible for extraterritorial operations – the far-fetched tale seems a perfect match for the American imagination. Such a flourish for the theatrical has been on display before, most notably, when then US Secretary of State Colin Powell held up a vial he said could contain anthrax while speaking to the United Nations Security Council on February 5, 2003.

However, with US national debt at some 15 trillion dollars, a potential $1 trillion in defense spending cuts on the table, and a recent report carried out by the Eisenhower Research Project at Brown University predicting that the cost of war in Afghanistan and Iraq could reach some $4 trillion, does the American public have the stomach or the means to prosecute another war?

When taking all of those factors into account, the murky world of realpolitik and multilateralism that many neo-conservatives helped bring about by aggressively pushing America towards the brink of imperial overstretch during the Bush years does not sit well with an ideology that views the world within a good vs. evil binary. Kristol for his part saw America sinking into the abyss during an era when the United States economic and military dominance ushered the term hyperpower into the collective consciousness.

But as an entrenched economic crisis limits the United States’ ability to project its military dominance and a decade of war has evaporated its moral currency around the world, it has become clear that many of the neo-conservatives pushing for war against Iran now ultimately have their own chief ideologues to blame for America’s precipitous decline. Whether calls for war against Iran are meant to placate American allies in the Middle East who cannot stomach its supposed nuclear ambitions, are an attempt to reassert US dominance in the oil rich region, or are the last signs of a flagging empire lashing out in self-denial, those who are longing for it to be morning again in America might very well expedite its imperial twilight.


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Hiroshima Day 2003: Secret Meeting at Strategic Command Headquarters
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9/11 Military Doctrine: Nuclear Weapons and the “Global War on Terrorism”
Al Qaeda: “Upcoming Nuclear Power”
Obama’s Nuclear Doctrine: The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review
Post 9/11 Nuclear Doctrine
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“Integration” of Nuclear and Conventional Weapons Plans
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Planned Aerial Attacks on Iran
Global Warfare: The Role of US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
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The United Nations Security Council
The American Inquisition: Building a Political Consensus for War


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The Military Road Map: “First Iraq, then Iran”
Simulated Scenarios of a Global War: The Vigilant Shield 07 War Games
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Cheney: “Israel Might Do it Without Being Asked”
US Israel Military Coordination
Tactical Nuclear Weapons directed against Iran
Radioactive Fallout
“The Mother of All Bombs” (MOAB) Slated to be Used Against Iran
Extensive Destruction of Iran’s Infrastructure
State of the Art Weaponry: “War Made Possible Through New Technologies”
Electromagnetic Weapons
Iran’s Military Capabilities: Medium and Long Range Missiles
Iran’s Ground Forces
US Military and Allied Facilities Surrounding Iran


Revealing the Lie
The Existing Anti-War Movement
Manufacturing Dissent
Jus ad Bellum: 9/11 and the Invasions of Yugoslavia and Afghanistan
Fake Antiwar Activism: Heralding Iran as a Nuclear Threat
The Road Ahead
The Antiwar Movement within the State Structure and the Military
Abandon the Battlefield: Refuse to Fight
The Broader Peace Process
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Government facilitated terrorist attacks on 9/11 with Zionist fingerprints all over them. Lied by government into Mideast wars that benefit Israel, the military-industrial complex and bankster dollar hegemony. Ongoing wars in the Mideast to distract from domestic theft, plunder and economic bubbles engineered by Zionist bankers in partnership with crony government, with Israel’s “security” as one of the pretexts. Police state “homeland security” harassment of average Americans simply trying to travel from place to place. Police attacks on protesters demonstrating on Wall Street against banksters.

Now, blacklistings, firings, and denial of free speech under the auspices that it is “hate” speech to criticize organized Jewish fascism and theft.

The neo-fascists and Zionists are rallying around each other. Zionism is the Trojan horse for neo-fascism, no question.


Anglo-fascists (e.g. kabbalah-worshipping Freemasons and neo-royalists) are full partners in this Judeofascist master plan. But they need a “victim” and “humanitarian” pretense, and a “liberal” cover, such as “saving the Jews from anti-Semitism,” (subtext rationale for Mideast wars) or “sparing the Jews from anti-Semitism” (rationale for shutting down free speech against fascist Jewry and bankster theft).

Being in total control of the Democratic Party, the Jewish Zionist fascists are perfect partners for neo-royalist Anglo-fascists. Zionism (aka championing the “downtrodden Jews”) is the perfect Trojan horse.

We need a second American revolution against these neo-royalist, neo-fascist and Zionist interlopers seeking to re-win the revolutionary war they lost 225 years ago.

This lady has it right: Zionist Jews don’t belong in America. But neither do their Anglo-fascist collaborators, who are also long-time, self-serving enemies of Western civilization.

Patricia MacCallister fired after exercising free speech at Occupy Wall Street


There are citizens of ONE other nation who have entirely to much power and influence in the U.S. Government.
These are the same people currently pushing our military and sons and daughters into war with Iraq. These are the same people who pushed the United States into war with Iraq. The result was another of Apartheid Fascist Israel’s enemies knocked out, ONE MILLION MURDERED Iraqi CIVILIAN men, women and children, thousands of American soldiers, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters dead… for what? Not one Iraqi attacked the United States.

Here is a list of the Foreigners who have Citizenship in Israel as well as the United States of America.
These men certainly have a loyalty to Israel.
Richard Pearl, Rahm Emmanuel ( White House Chief of Staff), Paul Wolfowitz, Marc Grossman, Elliot Abrams, Kenneth Adelman, Robert Satoff, Dov Zakheim, Henry Kissinger ( who says Obama is primed to lead the NEW WORLD ORDER!), Douglas Feith, Richard Haas, Scooter Libby, Michael Mokasey, Lawrence Franklin, Steve Goldsmith, Ari Fleischer, James Schlesinger, David Frun, Joshua Bolten, David Wurmser, Eliot Cohen, Mel Sembler, Joseph Gidelhorn, Steve Goldsmith.




ZIONIST WAR PARTY IN AMERICA: http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=234


*Sephardic Jew’s Warning to Christians*

Zionist Police State Coming: http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=203
The Israel-ization Of US Foreign Policy: http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=277
War on Terror is a Zionist Hoax: http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=200
9/11s Cover-Up Man: Zionist Zelikow: http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=221
How The Jewish Lobby Works: http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=185

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2 responses to “History Repeating Itself: U.S. Hawks Hover Over Iran



    Tuesday, February 17, 2009
    NOAHIDE LAWS Endanger Freedom and Lives in USA
    -Noahide Laws Threaten American Christian Freedoms and Lives in the Future-

    By Pamela Schuffert presenting investigative journalism with a Christian perspective-

    Many concerned Americans, aware of the NOAHIDE LAWS and their implications, now believe that it is far past time for SEPARATION OF SYNAGOGUE AND STATE. “SYNAGOGUE” has crept into legislation that makes provision in the future for CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA to be EXECUTED for their faith.

    READ the following: The alarming Jewish “NOAHIDE LAWS” signed into legislation by BUSH SENIOR, make provision for non-Jews to be tried in Rabbinical courts of law in the future.http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Noahide+laws+Christians+executed+guillotines&btnG=Search

    These supposed 7 laws given to the sons of Noah (Gentiles,) ALSO make provision for CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA AND WORLDWIDE to be EXECUTED BY BEHEADING for breaking TWO of these laws pertaining to BASIC CHRISTIAN BIBLE BELIEFS. Those two laws BY JEWISH DEFINITION which Christians break automatically are:

    -the crime of “BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD,” and “IDOLATRY.”

    All of course, by THEIR DEFINITION.

    Noahide Laws will force people of differing religious convictions to choose between maintaining their religious convictions, OR Being EXECUTED for their faith.

    One aspect of Jewish definition of “BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD” is to declare/believe that Jesus Christ is “GOD MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH and DIVINE.” This is something which every Christian believes and reads in their Bible universally.

    LUBAVITCH CHABAD, the writers of the NOAHIDE LAWS, declare themselves to be the descendants of the ancient Pharisees and their school of teaching in Jesus’ day. Therefore, they also follow the pattern outlined in THE GOSPELS of how, after Jesus was arrested and brought before their rabbinical court to be tried, they asked Him IF HE WERE THE SON OF GOD.

    And when He responded that He was, the Pharisees then declared “You have HEARD HIS BLASPHEMY…what do you say?”

    Their response, “HE IS WORTHY OF DEATH!”

    This therefore is a major part of Jewish definition of “BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD,” to declare that JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD and DIVINE.

    When Jews who accept Jesus as Messiah come to tell their former rabbis, their rabbis echo this sentiment to this very day by stating to them, “BLASPHEMY!” The logical Jewish progression of “JESUS CHRIST IS DIVINE” to be BLASPHEMY, is therefore also DECLARING VENERATION OF JESUS CHRIST to be IDOLATRY.

    And there you have it…the two NOAHIDE LAWS upon which all future persecution and beheading of Christians in America and worldwide will in fact be based.

    Mute evidence of their full intentions to execute these Noahide laws sentences upon Christian necks are the documented millions of modern GUILLOTINES, 6 1/2 feet high, with hand restraints for each hand ( as in the case of FORT LEWIS WA)that are now stored in many of our US military bases.

    We have received word of these modern guillotines being imported originally from China and Japan, and distributed across this nation by witnesses including former CIA, Pentagon sources, and truckers confirming this, since the 1970’s. By later accounts, they are now being manufactured domestically at various locations including military bases.

    Recent confirmations/sightings include the powerful testimony of Staff Sergeant Donnie Boysel of Fort Lewis , WA. In an exclusive interview, Boysel fully admitted the presence of MODERN GUILLOTINES in a special training building in Fort Lewis WA, but also confirmed their presence in FORT HOOD, FORT BRAGG and elsewhere, including in US military bases in Germany.


    He admitted that when he returned from his special ops training in Fort Hood, TX, he would be returning to his platoon of 64 men in Fort Lewis, WA, to conduct SPECIAL TRAINING WITH HIS MEN ON HOW TO OPERATE THE MODERN MILITARY GUILLOTINES at Fort Lewis.

    My endangered fellow Americans, let’s face the truth. In this day of ultra-modern technology in the US military, the ONLY PURPOSE for the use of the antiquated form of execution, EXECUTION BY GUILLOTINE, is to fulfill the blatantly Jewish agenda:


    THINK of the untold millions of dollars in our taxpayers’ cost to both produce these guillotines, and to train OUR OWN MILITARY in their use.

    THINK of the level of BETRAYAL OF THE MANY US CITIZENS who are CHRISTIANS by this breach of separation of religious organizations and state. The more I perform independent journalism and research on this ominous subject, the more concerned I become on behalf of my endangered fellow Americans.

    I find it very ironic, that the very Christians who are “praying for the peace of Jerusalem,” supporting ISRAEL through millions of US tourist dollars coming in as they tour “THE HOLY LAND,” and are in some cases even claiming to be “CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS,” are ALSO the very ones TARGETED BY THESE JEWISH/ZIONIST “NOAHIDE LAWS” aimed at rounding them up and declaring them guilty and TERMINATING THEM.

    As one Jew privy to all this was overheard to remark to another, “So WHAT are you going to DO? USE the Christians now, and THEN….???”

    Yes, that’s right! USE the naive and unsupecting Christians NOW to fulfill Jewish/Israeli purposes, and when finished then sacrifice them on the Noahide Laws guillotines, and ultimately in the NWO camps when America finally comes under martial law (Jewish Bolshevik communist style, as throughout the past.)

    A true modern Judas act of using and then betrayal, wouldn’t you say?

    Obviously, the level of betrayal of the trust and support of American Christians in this situation is tragic and extreme.

    What if such laws were written in America declaring the JEWS could be executed for THEIR religious beliefs? What if THEIR taxpayer dollars were going to be used to EXECUTE THEM??? One can only imagine the outrage and public outcry worldwide!

    In conclusion, America, it is far PAST time for SEPARATION of SYNAGOGUE and STATE in this nation.

    -Pamela Schuffert

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