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PNAC Rebuilding America's Defenses.

Here's the latest Op Ed from Admiral William Fallon (Retired) in NYT.

He's pretty much honkey dory, except for the jab at Iran.

BK

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/opinion/20fallon.html

Fallon at the National Press Club:

http://www.washingtonindependent.com/view/...-dissenter-dont

Yale Global:

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=11129

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http://cryptome.org/rad.htm

PNAC Rebuilding America's Defenses.

Here's the latest Op Ed from Admiral William Fallon (Retired) in NYT.

He's pretty much honkey dory, except for the jab at Iran.

BK

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/opinion/20fallon.html

Fallon at the National Press Club:

http://www.washingtonindependent.com/view/...-dissenter-dont

Yale Global:

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=11129

Burried in the Esquire article was a direct quote attributed to Fallon when asked what he would do if negotiations with the enemy fails. "We crush them like ants," Fallon said.

I expected W. to call Fallon to the White House and ask him if he reallys said it, slap him on the back and send him back into the game. Boy was I wrong. BK

Time: Fallon's quote finally comes out.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8...1829750,00.html

"For years now, they are threatening us with an attack," Dr. Etemad said, adding, "This is humiliating. We are not ants," referring to an Esquire interview with Admiral William Fallon about Iran back in March, in which he is reported to have said, "These guys are ants. When the time comes, you crush them."

Dr. Akbar Etemand, the deposed Shah's nuke man.

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The recent US helicopter attack in Syria, near the Iraq border, and the missile attack by US drones in Pakistan has caused outrage in those countries. The White House has remained silent, as has the cowardly Western media. The combined death toll was about 34.

The US considers itself above the rule of law and continues to violate the sovereignty of other nations with impunity. In this regard they share a common trait with Israel. Indeed, it's clear they are working in tandem, most likely with some larger strategy in mind. One would hope they are not setting a precedent for an unprovoked attack on Iran--the US/Israel axis of evil is clearly itching for a war with Iran--with the tired old 'war on terror' line as their flimsy but ever reliable excuse. Iran shares land borders with seven countries, including Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan so it's possible the US might send in Team America for another attack close enough to the Iranian border to provoke an Iranian military response. This is what the Bush regime, and especially Israel, dearly want.

Bring on the war crimes trials.

The bombing of Syria was clearly an act of war. Americans should ask themselves how they would react if any country bombed their territory. Lucky for the world (and Obama) the Syria did not declare war on the United States.

What else can Bush try to get the Republicans elected? He probably realised it is too late to do anything to help McCain now. However, Bush will remain president for 12 more weeks. He is no longer accountabe to American electors and he can do what he likes.

Some presidents have used this time wisely. For example, Ronald Reagan in January 1989, upset the Jewish lobby by recognizing the PLO as the representatives of the Palestinian people.

In the dying days of his administration, George Bush put US forces in Somalia and gave pardons to his mates involved in the Iran-Contra conspiracy.

Clinton spent the final weeks of his time as president to get a peace deal with Israel and Palestine.

What will George Bush do? Probably, he will do the same as his father. Whereas he left Clinton to deal with the foreign policy disaster of Somalia, he will probably cause Obama problems in Iran. As Jonathan Freedland recently pointed out: "Bush may be thinking of a parting gift more in keeping with the record of the last eight years. He and Cheney might decide, what the hell, we have one last chance to whack Iran - and let the new guy clear up the mess."

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The recent US helicopter attack in Syria, near the Iraq border, and the missile attack by US drones in Pakistan has caused outrage in those countries. The White House has remained silent, as has the cowardly Western media. The combined death toll was about 34.

The US considers itself above the rule of law and continues to violate the sovereignty of other nations with impunity. In this regard they share a common trait with Israel. Indeed, it's clear they are working in tandem, most likely with some larger strategy in mind. One would hope they are not setting a precedent for an unprovoked attack on Iran--the US/Israel axis of evil is clearly itching for a war with Iran--with the tired old 'war on terror' line as their flimsy but ever reliable excuse. Iran shares land borders with seven countries, including Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan so it's possible the US might send in Team America for another attack close enough to the Iranian border to provoke an Iranian military response. This is what the Bush regime, and especially Israel, dearly want.

Bring on the war crimes trials.

The bombing of Syria was clearly an act of war. Americans should ask themselves how they would react if any country bombed their territory. Lucky for the world (and Obama) the Syria did not declare war on the United States.

What else can Bush try to get the Republicans elected? He probably realised it is too late to do anything to help McCain now. However, Bush will remain president for 12 more weeks. He is no longer accountabe to American electors and he can do what he likes.

Some presidents have used this time wisely. For example, Ronald Reagan in January 1989, upset the Jewish lobby by recognizing the PLO as the representatives of the Palestinian people.

In the dying days of his administration, George Bush put US forces in Somalia and gave pardons to his mates involved in the Iran-Contra conspiracy.

Clinton spent the final weeks of his time as president to get a peace deal with Israel and Palestine.

What will George Bush do? Probably, he will do the same as his father. Whereas he left Clinton to deal with the foreign policy disaster of Somalia, he will probably cause Obama problems in Iran. As Jonathan Freedland recently pointed out: "Bush may be thinking of a parting gift more in keeping with the record of the last eight years. He and Cheney might decide, what the hell, we have one last chance to whack Iran - and let the new guy clear up the mess."

Will they go out with a bang or a whimper? Definitely worth mulling over. I tend toward the latter because provoking an Iranian war would just be too transparent. The world is watching. Europe, China and Russia won't like it and America is in a bad bargaining position at the moment. And despite what the media allows us to see and hear, I really think the ranks of the politically illiterate are shrinking. But of course you never know when Texas gamblers, Zionists and Neocons get together, they live in a bubble.

In regard to your first paragraph, I share your amazement. While watching their military attack nation after nation, Americans stare into space like lovesick cows.

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