Anti-War Dot Com: Dick Cheney has instructed the Pentagon to draw up plans to nuke Iran immediately after the next terror attack. Iran will be attacked by the United States, even if that nation has nothing to do with the terrorism.
… revealed in a recent issue of The American Conservative by intelligence analyst Philip Giraldi:
“The Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Within Iran there are more than 450 major strategic targets, including numerous suspected nuclear-weapons-program development sites. Many of the targets are hardened or are deep underground and could not be taken out by conventional weapons, hence the nuclear option. As in the case of Iraq, the response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved in the act of terrorism directed against the United States. Several senior Air Force officers involved in the planning are reportedly appalled at the implications of what they are doing – that Iran is being set up for an unprovoked nuclear attack – but no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections.”
Two points leap out: 1) The first is the completely skewed logic: if Iran has nothing to do with 9/11-II, then why target Tehran?
2) The other weird aspect of this “nuke Iran” story is the triggering mechanism: a terrorist attack in the U.S. on the scale of 9/11. …one has to wonder: why develop this plan at this particular moment?
Where is the “mainstream” media on this? The answer is heartbreakingly obvious: they are nowhere to be found, and for a very good reason. As the Valerie Plame case is making all too clear, the Main Stream Media has been a weapon in the hands of the War Party at every step on the road. It’s an American tradition.
With the U.S. and British media in the pocket of the Powers That Be, what hope is there that the American people – who don’t believe anything if they don’t see it on television – will awaken to the danger in time?