U.S. Media Propaganda--Phase II (Preparations for Attack on Iran)


Are you ready for some more bloodshed? Pop the corn and pass down a cool one! Amerika and its partner in war crimes, Israel , are getting ready to sock it to Iran . Shortly before this worse than disgustingly useless farce we just participated in, hyped as a national presidential election, our government of razor wire mentality shipped specially designed long-distance F-16 Fighting Falcon jets to Israel. And as usual, these heavy duty F-16 fighter planes of superior design and capability when compared to those of our own Air Force were purchased by Israel with our tax money.

This hideously dangerous arrangement was followed by our selling at least 500 'blockbuster' super bombs to them, again in all likelihood, purchased by the American people as a gift to Israel . Of course, we could construe this as sort of an early Christmas present, but that frame of reference wouldn't fly with the ADL and the ACLU. Certainly, it doesn't take a graduate strategist from the War College to imagine why Israel is now in receipt of this heavy-duty 'blitzkrieg' equipment.

To be certain, the Bush administration interprets the largest popular vote ever as a mandate to expand its Mid East War. So immediately following 'Monday Night Football' and the kickoff, it's time to kick some more Arab ass in Iran . After all, it is known that they are trying to develop a nuclear missile capability. Never mind that many nations in the world are now more seriously motivated to do precisely the same thing to protect themselves from the warmongering Axis of Evil: the United States , Israel and Great Britain . Fortunately for Mankind, it seems the Russians have just developed a new super secret and powerful nuclear missile. And the Russians have strong treaty ties with Iran !

But before Ariel Sharon and his Likud Party of Israel and the United States engulf US in Armageddon, BoobUS AmericanUS must be prepped. That's where The New York Times and FOXNews come in. And let's not forget the role of 'talk radio' and Tokyo Rush! To launch the suicidal neoconservative ideology that is driving US to World War III, we are apprised of our military destiny as launched on the 'Drudge Report,' making certain to catch our attention by the red lettering via its November 18th posting.

The new call to invasion, labeled by Drudge, ' U.S. has information indicating Iran is working on developing a nuclear missile,' originates with an MSNBC article of the same date published originally by the Washington Post on November 17th and written by Robin Wright and Keith B. Richburg. The article, 'Secretary cites evidence of missile effort,' was emblazoned in red also by MSNBC offering, 'Powell says Iran pursuing nuclear bomb.' Isn't this the same no-show-but-tell routine Powell mouthed to the United Nations before the Iraqi kickoff? Is this the Secretary of State's final diplomatic assignment for the Bush regime? Is he now being used to ignite WWIII?

The same suggestive, tip-toe innuendo is once again being paraded out: ''The United States has intelligence that Iran is working to adapt missiles to deliver a nuclear weapon, further evidence that the Islamic republic is determined to acquire a nuclear bomb,' Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said Wednesday.' The article continues, 'Separately, an Iranian opposition exile group charged in Paris that Iran is enriching uranium at a secret military facility unknown to U.N. weapons inspectors. Iran has denied seeking to build nuclear weapons.'

The article quotes Powell as saying, ''I have seen some information that would suggest that they have been actively working on delivery systems . . . . You don't have a weapon until you put it in something that can deliver a weapon,' Powell told reporters traveling with him to Chile for an Asia-Pacific economic summit. 'I'm not talking about uranium or fissile material or the warhead; I'm talking about what one does with a warhead.'' Now there's yet another clear, crisp factually laden piece of intelligence, albeit weaker than his arguments to the UN launching Iraq War II by Bush II.

Of course, the missing propaganda links are those high-resolution aerial photos taken from the planet Mongo by our ally, the Emperor Ming. No problemo! Enter from stage right yet another expatriated bunch of kick-ass revolutionaries and purveyors of democracy, this time going by the moniker, National Council for Resistance in Iran [NCRI]. Yes, to be sure, NCRI has aerial photos confirming beyond any doubt in their collective minds, that just maybe, just possibly, evil lurks in the hills of, well, let me quote directly from Wright and Richburg: 'Mohammad Mohaddessin, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Paris-based NCRI, told reporters at a news conference that the Khan network delivered to the Iranians a small quantity of highly enriched uranium that could be used in making a bomb. But he said the amount was probably too small for use in a weapon.' Huh?! Kinda like the Yogi-ism, 'And they pay you cash, which is just as good as money!'

The article continues, 'The NCRI is the political wing of the People's Mujahedeen organization, which the U.S. State Department has labeled a terrorist organization. The NCRI helped expose Iran 's nuclear ambitions in 2002 by disclosing the location of the government's secret uranium enrichment facility at Natanz. But many of its subsequent assertions about the program have proven inaccurate.'

Now for the sales pitch by this Ahmed Chalabi-Iraqi National Congress type outfit; the article relates: 'On Wednesday, Mohaddessin used satellite photos to pinpoint what he said was the new facility, inside a 60-acre complex in the northeast part of Tehran known as the Center for the Development of Advanced Defense Technology. The group said that the site also houses Iranian chemical and biological weapons programs and that uranium enrichment began there a year and a half ago, to replace a nearby facility that was dismantled in March 2004 ahead of a visit by a U.N. inspections team.' Now if this doesn't sound just like the type of hot lead the Nazi regime of George Bush needs to launch an invasion, I am hard pressed to come up with a better one!

And now to finish off this 'rope-a-dope' reasoning directed at BoobUS AmericanUS and our Nazis-r-US government and President Alfred E. Newman, the propaganda offers a disclaimer, which will surely be ignored: 'The group gave no evidence for its claims, but Mohaddessin said, 'Our sources were 100 percent sure about their intelligence.' He and other group members said the NCRI relies on human sources, including scientists and other people working in the facilities and locals who might live near the facilities and see suspicious activities.' Can't be any clearer than that, now can it? And 100 percent certainty to boot! This is indeed welcome news for those mad neocons and their magazines of destruction.

Isn't the level of media coverage on this just simply astonishing? And before my final proofread, FOXNews piled on with its version; two liberal sources and the two neocon icons of Drudge and FOX. Too bad I have to work for a living, or I could stay home and roll around on the floor listening to Tokyo Rush blowin' the lid off of this non-news to help Newman ignite another war and motivate our next 'Greatest Generation' of state-enslaved citizen soldiers.

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