Paul Craig Roberts: Nuking Iran


Richard Moore

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Nuking Iran

By Paul Craig Roberts

06/12/06 "Information Clearing House" -- -- John Bolton, a notorious neocon 
warmonger who could not be confirmed as America's ambassador to the UN by even 
the compliant and corrupt US Senate, got the job as a recess appointment. He is 
using the platform to push America into war with Iran.

Bolton told the Financial Times (June 9) that the Bush Regime has no intention 
of reaching an agreement with Iran. Time is running out for diplomacy, Bolton 
told the Financial Times. Iran has a short time remaining in which it can give 
up its right under the non-proliferation treaty to enrich uranium for nuclear 
energy or be attacked. Bolton said that US security guarantees for Iran "were 
not on the table."

There is no evidence that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. Every physicist 
knows that the enrichment requirement for weapons is many times greater than for
nuclear energy and that Iran can barely achieve the latter. Despite the facts, 
Bolton told the Financial Times: "They've [Iran] got both feet on the 
accelerator, which is why we have a sense of urgency. Each day that goes by 
gives Iran more time to continue to perfect its efforts for mass production."

Bolton is lying through his teeth. Bush Regime lies about Iraqi weapons of mass 
destruction and propagandistic references to mushroom clouds convinced the 
befuddled American public to accept an illegal invasion of Iraq. The same 
collection of neocon war criminals is again deceiving the American public about 

In his remarks to the Financial Times, Bolton shows himself to be extremely 
disturbed by the prospect that the diplomatic efforts of Europe, Russia, and 
China could undermine the Bush Regime's plan to attack Iran. Bolton is doing 
everything possible to make certain that there is no diplomatic solution.

To help undermine any prospect for peace in the Middle East, Israeli gunboats 
shelled a public beach and killed or wounded 50 Palestinians. This was done in 
order to provoke Hamas into abandoning the long-established cease-fire that 
Hamas had imposed in the interest of negotiating a Palestinian settlement.

The Israeli government succeeded, and now there will a resurgence of "Hamas 
terrorism" that Bolton and his neocon compatriots can use to build a frightening
spectacle of Muslim terrorism.

The Bush/Olmert axis-of-evil have made it clear that "we don't want no stinking 

Writing in (June 10), University of California Professor Jorge 
Hirsch explains the tripwire that the Bush Regime has laid for Iran in order to 
have an excuse to launch an attack on that country.

Just as the Bush Regime planned to attack Iraq and then orchestrated a case 
based on lies, the Bush Regime has already planned to attack Iran. Only this 
time nuclear weapons will be used.

Nuking Iran is an essential part of the attack plan. The US lacks the necessary 
conventional military force to invade and occupy Iran, but the use of nuclear 
weapons against Iran has a wider purpose. The neocons are determined not to have
any more embarrassments, such as the Iraqi insurgency. By nuking Iran they 
intend to send a wider message that the US will use every means at its disposal 
to ensure its hegemony. The neocons believe that the use of nukes will convince 
Arabs and the wider world that there is no recourse to accepting America's will.

The neoconservatives could not care less about public opinion. Neocons are 
contemptuous of the American people. Leo Strauss taught neocons that it was 
their duty to deceive the clueless American people in order to implement their 
agenda of global domination. The neocons believe that they have a perfect right,
even the obligation, to manipulate the public through propaganda and black ops 
in order to create acceptance and support for their wars of aggression.

The neocons are the epitome of evil, and they have succumbed to hubris. Like 
Hitler when he attacked the Soviet Union, neocons believe that their 
manipulative skills and use of military power will carry the day for their 
agenda. Hitler's hubris doomed Germany to destruction. What price will America 
pay for neocon hubris?

When the neocon nazis nuke Iran it will revive memories in Japan and break the 
US-Japanese alliance. Japan owns enough US Treasury bonds to be able to destroy 
both the US dollar and the market for Washington's endless red ink. Russia, 
China, India, and even our European lackeys will have it forcefully brought home
to them that the US is an out-of-control rogue nation. They will unify against 
us. Most likely our bought and paid for puppets in the MIddle East will fall, 
and Islamic leaders will gain Pakistan's nuclear weapons. Al Qaeda will gain 
tens of millions of recruits.

Francis Fukuyama's phrase, "the end of history" takes on new meaning.

Paul Craig Roberts [•••@••.•••] was Assistant Secretary of the 
Treasury in the Reagan Administration.



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