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War Pretexts from Bush to Obama: Amazing Parallels, Incredible Sameness

Tuesday, 13. September 2011 by Sibel Edmonds

Laying the Groundwork for the Next War: Yemen

Last Tuesday, following his visit to ground zero, Obama’s New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned the public of upcoming 9/11-like terrorist attacks. After a decade of war with Al Qaeda, the potential for another devastating terrorist assault “remains very real,” Panetta said, and added that the nature of the terrorist threat has evolved to the point that Al Qaeda “nodes” outside Afghanistan and Pakistan are now the most dangerous, before delivering the most significant part of his fear mongering propaganda-speech: “Yemen has risen to the top of the list.”

Panetta has been laying the groundwork for the next attack-Yemen- since the early days of his confirmation. Two months ago, on July 9, he stated the following:

Panetta said that it was from Yemen — not Pakistan — that the U.S. faces the most potent threat of future terrorist attacks, from an Al Qaeda offshoot known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Is it me or do you sense that troubling and nudging déjà vu feeling? I keep seeing Cheney and Rumsfeld. I hear the echoes of the past involving the imaginary Iraq WMD and Saddam-9/11 connections…I am reading the exact same lines of lies delivered by the exact same kind of liars. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling this way, but let me refresh the memories of those who may have already forgotten.

The following is a direct quote from the previous regime’s Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:

No terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq- Donald Rumsfeld, testimony to Congress, Sept. 19, 2002

So is this one:

Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.

And here are a few related news clips from the then Vice President, Dick Cheney:

Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday the evidence is “overwhelming” that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq.

“There clearly was a relationship. It’s been testified to. The evidence is overwhelming.” Cheney said he had seen proof that Saddam Hussein had provided “training” to al Qaeda operatives and all but called Russert a xxxx, saying he had personally told Russert that significant evidence existed of a connection between Hussein and al Qaeda.

In 2007, years after all the carefully-planned propaganda was debunked and exposed as nothing but intentional lies, 41% of Americans still answered ‘Yes‘ to the question “Do you think Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq was directly involved in planning, financing, or carrying out the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001?”

WAS SADDAM INVOLVED IN 9/11 ATTACKS?

Answer = Yes

Now

41%

4/2003

53%

When it comes to Obama’s Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s latest propaganda you don’t have to read between the lines. Just read the lines: “Yemen has risen to the top of the list.” You see, the groundwork for the next US offensive is being completed.

It didn’t take too much effort to have Americans swallow the Iraq-9/11 ties. Given that even now, a decade later, many still believe in the Saddam-WMD-9/11 fable, will it take much for the current regime to sell Yemen-Al Qaeda-Next 9/11 propaganda? Unfortunately, I don’t think so.

The Bush administration dragged our nation into wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Obama regime picked up where Bush left off, expanded our wars into Pakistan and Libya, and now are laying the groundwork for the next war-Yemen. Coming next, probably for our next to-be-elected president, will be Syria, and the ultimate nation to be devoured-Iran. Amazing parallels and incredible sameness that apply to both the propagators and the public.

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War Pretexts from Bush to Obama: Amazing Parallels, Incredible Sameness

Tuesday, 13. September 2011 by Sibel Edmonds

Laying the Groundwork for the Next War: Yemen

Last Tuesday, following his visit to ground zero, Obama's New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned the public of upcoming 9/11-like terrorist attacks. After a decade of war with Al Qaeda, the potential for another devastating terrorist assault "remains very real," Panetta said, and added that the nature of the terrorist threat has evolved to the point that Al Qaeda "nodes" outside Afghanistan and Pakistan are now the most dangerous, before delivering the most significant part of his fear mongering propaganda-speech: "Yemen has risen to the top of the list."

Panetta has been laying the groundwork for the next attack-Yemen- since the early days of his confirmation. Two months ago, on July 9, he stated the following:

Panetta said that it was from Yemen — not Pakistan — that the U.S. faces the most potent threat of future terrorist attacks, from an Al Qaeda offshoot known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Is it me or do you sense that troubling and nudging déjà vu feeling? I keep seeing Cheney and Rumsfeld. I hear the echoes of the past involving the imaginary Iraq WMD and Saddam-9/11 connections…I am reading the exact same lines of lies delivered by the exact same kind of liars. I don't think I'm alone in feeling this way, but let me refresh the memories of those who may have already forgotten.

The following is a direct quote from the previous regime's Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:

No terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq- Donald Rumsfeld, testimony to Congress, Sept. 19, 2002

So is this one:

Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.

And here are a few related news clips from the then Vice President, Dick Cheney:

Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday the evidence is "overwhelming" that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq.

"There clearly was a relationship. It's been testified to. The evidence is overwhelming." Cheney said he had seen proof that Saddam Hussein had provided "training" to al Qaeda operatives and all but called Russert a xxxx, saying he had personally told Russert that significant evidence existed of a connection between Hussein and al Qaeda.

In 2007, years after all the carefully-planned propaganda was debunked and exposed as nothing but intentional lies, 41% of Americans still answered 'Yes' to the question "Do you think Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq was directly involved in planning, financing, or carrying out the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001?"

WAS SADDAM INVOLVED IN 9/11 ATTACKS?

Answer = Yes

Now

41%

4/2003

53%

When it comes to Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's latest propaganda you don't have to read between the lines. Just read the lines: "Yemen has risen to the top of the list." You see, the groundwork for the next US offensive is being completed.

It didn't take too much effort to have Americans swallow the Iraq-9/11 ties. Given that even now, a decade later, many still believe in the Saddam-WMD-9/11 fable, will it take much for the current regime to sell Yemen-Al Qaeda-Next 9/11 propaganda? Unfortunately, I don't think so.

The Bush administration dragged our nation into wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Obama regime picked up where Bush left off, expanded our wars into Pakistan and Libya, and now are laying the groundwork for the next war-Yemen. Coming next, probably for our next to-be-elected president, will be Syria, and the ultimate nation to be devoured-Iran. Amazing parallels and incredible sameness that apply to both the propagators and the public.

It is very difficult to predict where the next war will break out - as my first political science prof did - in 1968 - saying WWIII would begin in Kuwait.

I know Sibel Edmonds from the 9/11 Hearings, when I met her, and while she is a beautiful babe, and was an honest whistle blower within the FBI Arabic translation unit, I think she is now being used for propaganda purposes by sprouting stuff like this. She's not an analyst or the person most knowledgeable about regional strategic policies.

Why is it important to know that most Americans think Iraq was behind 9/11 or they had WMD when we now know for a fact they weren't and didn't?

As for Yemen, the war has already begun there, and while al Qaeda is a major threat, the dictator there is a bigger threat.

Al Qaeda's influence is waning, its leadership is gone, and its recruiting base is almost now non-existent thanks to the democratic Arab revolutions currently taking place in many of the countries - as most, poor but educated young people, if given the choice between becoming a suicide bomber and a freedom fighter against tyranny, are overwhelmingly choosing the latter, as it offers them a hope for the future rather than just martyrdom fighting imperialism, a hopeless cause. In fact, imperialism is looking a lot better now than it did six months ago, especially when it comes down on behalf of the revolutionaries and against the dictatorships.

While Yemen is undergoing a major revolution at the moment, it is the one place that the radical Islam and al Qaeda have a strong base and are trying to upstage the democratic revolutions, or co op them.

Then she mentions Syria, which is the one place where tyranny reigns supreme, the military is supportive of the dictatorship, the people are unarmed, and unlike Libya, can't fight back - (Where's the Syrian NRA?) - and the citizens are being massacred.

While Turkey and Iran are at odds over how to help - Turkey on the side of the people, and Iran on the side of the dictator, the UN/NATO option is not practical in Syria because of these neighbors.

Iran had its own popular revolution in 2009, and successfully weathered that storm, but now, if the dominoes keep falling - Tunisia, Egypt, Libya - whose next? Yemen? Syria? Bahrain? - Certainly one of those.

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