by Jim Fetzer
Veterans Today, 21 September 2012
Dr. Steve Pieczenik, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in three administrations, who earned his Ph.D. at MIT, has revealed that he has been told by a high-ranking general–whom I believe to have been Gen. Richard Myers–that 9/11 was a “false flag” attack, which was done by the government in order to arouse the American people to support wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq. On Alex Jones, he has now asserted that Israel is going to attack Iran on Yom Kippur, which begins on Tuesday, 25 September 2011 (sic). He insists that Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu are at odds over this, where Obama and the Pentagon are opposed to any such attack. I think Pieczenik is very honest and has run risks by revealing that he was told it had been a “false flag” operation to induce the public to support wars of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq.
I wish that I could believe that the US “won’t be drawn into another unpopular war”. Given the coming November presidential elections, however, where a new war in the Middle East would be overwhelmingly unpopular with the American public, Obama needs plausible deniability, which means that it must appear to the public as though this engagement was initiated by Iran, where the most likely scenario has an Israeli sub torpedo the USS Enterprise, our first nuclear-powered carrier, and blame it on Iran. This would not be the first example of monumental hypocisy by Obama.
Phi Beta Iota: Israel was without question the attacker of the USS Liberty, and very likely also the attacker of the USS Cole. We have read the entire piece, and here are the two bits that have very high credibility with us: 1) Benjamin Netanyahu and elements of the Israeli government and military are out of control — even with saner senior leaders opposing an Israeli attack on Iran, Netanyahu undoubtedly can rely on select elements the way Dick Cheney was able to rely on select elements of DoD in relation to seizing the day on 9/11. 2) All indications at this time are that Obama is complacently accepting four and out, the “Carterization” as the article puts it, with a hefty severance package already arranged. The Republicans are poised to steal the election, as Greg Palast outlines in his new book Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps (Seven Stories Press, 2012). DoD counterintelligence is in the toilet, as are the Service counterintelligence elements. As best we can tell, the Secretary of Defense, a stalwart Roman Catholic, has no idea what the Pentecostals and dual dual US-Israeli citizens and remaining neocons are up to within his building, and less so out in the Fifth Fleet, where a 2007 story centered on Admiral Cosgiff and Gwyneth Todd is just now growing legs with an unconfirmed report that Senator Patrick Leahy is calling for hearings. In our view, the threat to US forces in the Middle East is of Israeli origin, with specific US flag officers and specific US senior executive officers almost certainly collaborating toward ends not approved by the President, Congress, or the Secretary of Defense. 25 September it may be, our pick is 16 October, National Boss Day, Benjamin Netanyahu and his American neocon pals do have a sense of humor. Not discussed in the piece–which certainly leans to hyperbole and unproven assertions–is the high probability that US Navy carriers are sitting ducks for submarines built in Germany with quiet diesel engines, several of which have been sold to Israel, one of them possibly nuclear capable. Our bottom line: the risk of a false flag attack is high at the same time that the risk of an Iranian attack is virtually non-existent, and the trustworthiness of key US commanders is not at all assured. This would be a good time to deeply examine the strategic rationale for having so many boats in the close quarters of the Persian Gulf and its very narrow entrance, the Straits of Hormuz, and to forward deploy a few teams with autonomous communications to monitor key US commanders and key US platforms. One can only hope that CNO plot is tracking every platform capable of delivering any all-weather, over-the-horizon, sea-skimming missile.
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