The newsfrom the ‘Guardian’ today that Obama is deploying a missile shield toprotect American allies in the Gulf from attack by Tehran should onlyheighten our fears that Iran will be attacked in the not too distantfuture. Indeed, only a fool would believe that the move is intended todeter any possible atack by Iran on the Gulf states in reaction to thesanctions which will very probably be imposed. Of course, those verysame allies, which host America’s military capability in the area,might very well be attacked if Iran is attacked. Or rather, to be moreaccurate, Iran might at least attempt to attack Washington’s collosal base structures in the Gulf if, or should I say when, it is itself attacked.
Yes, they are all towing the “party line”; there was Tony with hismumble jumble about how we are faced again with the same problem as wewere in 2003 in the form of Iran, there was Shimon telling the IAEAwhat a threat Iran is and now we can read that: “CIA director Leon Panetta traveled to Israel lastweek for meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, DefenseMinister Ehud Barak, and Mossad chief Meir Dagan, U.S. news sitePolitico reported on Saturday.The main subject of conversation was Iran, as well as “relations”in general, the website said, quoting an unnamed former official in theIsrael government.”
While we need not doubt the Zionists and neo-cons capability of quicksurgical strikes, these will not usher in a quick end to this war andif George W Bush’s “mission accomplished” inIraq appears to be a bad joke in retrospect, we can only shudder at theconsequences of any attack on Iran. There are a number of scenarios forthis coming war and none of them are very pleasant. Moreover, with Hillary Clinton warning China that it risks isolation unless it supports sanctions on Iran, with Washington supplying Taiwan with state of the art military technology worth almost 6.5 billion $s and with Hillary again criticising Beijing over “internet censorship” there might even be a dimension to this conflict that that exceeds even our worst fears.
Unfortunately, it really does appear that we have miscalculated on thisone and my thoughts drift back to a discussion that we were having in theDepartment of International History in the LSE back in the 80s: “Was”Mein Kampf” a blueprint for the Second World War?” Now that ratherbadly written “ditty” was not being taken too seriously back in 1924but at least by the time they got to Operation Barbarrosa the could see that that particular megalomaniac was very serious and there it was all his meglomaniac madness revealed but then he had been putting it into practice, bit by bit, year by year. Similarly, wehave a little collection of meglomaniacs who belong to a “non-profit, educational organisation” called the “Project for the New American Century”. Of course, with Obama in “power” a new front organisation is needed in the government and that is where groups like the (CNAS) the “Centre for a New American Security” and the ‘Foreign Policy Initiative‘come in. Whatever their name the game is the same it is all about full spectrum dominance and these are very dangerous, very ambitious, people who, just like Adolf back in 1924, are even telling us their intentions.