Jim Fetzer – Veterans Today Sept 20, 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 2012. 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. The administration, for example, has opposed the invalidation of the indefinite detention provisions of NDAA, which were blatantly unConstitutional on their face and take us back to a time prior to the Magna Carta. I am also stunned that DHS continues to acquire more and more ammunition: what conceivable reason can it have for stocking more than 1.5 BILLION ROUNDS of .40 hollow point, which is not even permissible for use in warfare under the Geneva Conventions?
DHS does not engage in operations abroad; therefore, it has to be for operations within the borders of the USA. That enormous quantity would require absurd storage were it not to be used in the near term. Between the FEMA camps and the surveillance (probably predator) drones being authorized here (for no other discernible reason), we have to bite the bullet and acknowledge that our own government, THE US GOVERNMENT, IS PREPARING TO GO TO WAR WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. It has to be anticipating some cause of massive unrest and actual uprising by ordinary citizens, which could come from (1) the collapse of our economic system (where our bank accounts are vacated), (2) masses with Fukushima-induced radiation sickness (becoming like a vast class of Zombies), or (3) the nation is decimated by nuclear retaliation as a consequence of an attack on Iran (and the public is ravaging for its own survival). The third, at present, appears to me to be the most probable.
Bear in mind that Iran has not attacked any other country for more than 300 years. Iran has signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has allowed inspectors into its facilities. Iran has disavowed the pursuit of nuclear weapons, even though it is my belief that it is entitled to have them and that, as in the case of the “Cold War”, where mutually assured destruction of the US of the USSR and of the US by the USSR ushered in a period of stability that endured for nearly fifty years, it would bring greater stability to the Middle East. Israel, by comparison, has 200-600 or more of these little beauties. Israel has refused to sign the NPT. Israel will not allow inspectors into its own facilities. Israel has refused to participate in a conference in Finland to discuss the nuclear disarmament of the Middle East, for the obvious reason that Israel wants nuclear disarmament for every country in the Middle East except Israel! If an attack where imminent, then we would expect Israeli shills to be attempting (again) to demonize Iran and its leaders as a threat to the world, where Ed Koch is fulfilling that role:
Iran Will Attack U.S. if It Gets Nuclear Weapons
By Edward Koch
The New York Times of Sept. 17 reported that “in Iran, the commander of the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, took the unusual step of holding a news conference on Sunday to warn that ‘nothing will remain’ in Israel if it or any other nation launches attacks against his country.
“He said that Iran and its allies — presumably Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza — would retaliate at Israel’s borders, as would Iran itself in Israel and beyond, targeting American military bases in the Persian Gulf and shutting down the Strait of Hormuz,” according to the newspaper.
The Times goes on to report: “Iran has often threatened to counter any attack, but the general’s threats were unusually specific and signaled Iran’s intent to turn any possible attack into a regional conflict. ‘Our response to Israel is clear: I think nothing will remain of Israel,’ General Jafari said, according to an account by The Associated Press. ‘Given Israel’s small land area and its vulnerability to a massive volume of Iran’s missiles, I don’t think any spot in Israel will remain safe.’ General Jafari also confirmed, in what appeared to be the clearest terms so far, that some high-level advisers from his elite unit were working in Syria and Lebanon, underscoring how deeply intertwined the many conflicts in the region have become.”
So now we have one of Iran’s top generals joining the president of Iran in calling for the destruction of Israel. The Iranian general threatens Israel’s total demise and destruction “if [Israel] or any other nation launches attacks against his country.” The Iranian president’s longstanding calls for Israel’s destruction have always been unconditional.
Israel is normally referred to by Iranian government officials as the “little Satan” and the U.S. as the “big Satan.”
You can be sure that if and when Iran develops a nuclear bomb and a rocket capable of reaching the U.S., we here in the U.S. will be at risk simply because we exist. The fanatic Muslims engaged in jihad against Western civilization have as their goal the total destruction of Western civilization which they both envy and hate. Their ultimate objective is to convert the world to Islam.
How dumb are we supposed to be? What conceivable reason would there be for Iran to attack the United States? There is too much belief in the infallibility of technology, alas, where Bibi may believe that the “Iron Dome” protects Israel and the Joint Chiefs may believe that satellite-mounted lasers and AEGIS cruiser electronic-warfare capabilities are going to prevail against even the sophisticated anti-ship missiles in the Iranian arsenal. The use of an Israeli sub to sink the USS Enterprise and blame Iran gives Obama his “free pass” for committing the greatest atrocity in human history. Estimates have an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities at 1,000,000 dead outright and another 35,000,000 premature deaths as the contamination spreads across Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. But that is not counting the additional millions of US citizens in response.
My best guess is that Pieczenik is honest as the day is long but has been induced to believe the US won’t go along, whereas we are already taking measures in anticipation of a retaliatory nuclear assault. Bibi’s assassination might stop it in its tracks, but I doubt that will happen. The Israel’s are going to torpedo an old ship, ready for the scrap-heap, the Iranians and the Russians will respond and most of us are going to be casualties in the greatest nightmare to befall the human race. It will fulfill Curtis Lemay’s fondest wish in believing that a nuclear war is “winnable”, but I think JFK got it right when he surmised that would be a war in which the living will envy the dead. I wish it were otherwise and hope that I am wrong, but that is how I see it.
Pieczenik is not being allowed back on the air with Alex Jones. Our B-1 and B-2 bombers, I have been informed, have been transferred to within striking range of Iran–and the B-2s are now equipped with MOPs (Massive Ordnance Penetrators), 30,000 bombs designed for deep penetration before they explode. And Navy bases are taking steps to protect resources that would be damaged by air-borne detonations during an expected nuclear retaliation. My belief is that an assault has been planned for 25 September 2012, Yom Kippur, to launch the Jewish holy day in spectacular fashion. Iran and Russia (and possibly China, too) are going to retaliate with a massive response. We in the USA are not going to be spared. There is still the grotesque attitude among military minds that nuclear wars are “winnable”. Every human being, not just every American, should be required to watch “Dr. Strangelove” annually as a reminder of its complete insanity.
In addition to the hysterical ravings of Ed Koch, the GOP appears to want to Carterize Barack Obama by saddling him with difficulties in the Middle East that parallel the Iranian hostage crisis that cost him the election with Ronald Reagan, which is why Mitt Romney has been placing so many of his eggs in the foreign policy basket. He and Bibbi turn out to be close friends, where Netanyahu may believe that he will be in the position to dictate US foreign policy if Romney should be elected. How many Americans fall for this rubbish may be difficult to calculate, but it is not difficult to discern that Ed Koch is playing a propagandistic role here in attempting to induce the false belief that Iran poses a threat to the US and Israel, when it is the US and Israel that pose a threat to Iran–and to their own nation’s residents. Iran has never threatened “to wipe Israel off the map” and the general was obviously discussing a response to an attack upon Iran by Israel and not reiterating a deliberate mistranslation that has been used as an instrument of disinformation for far too long.
THE INTERVIEW WITH STEVE PIECZENIK: WWIII Starts 25 September 2012
September 18th, 2012 by Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul
Speaking with Infowars’ Alex Jones, former Assistant Deputy Secretary of State Dr. Steve Pieczenik says Israel plans to attack Iran before the U.S. elections of Nov. 6., and, that an attack on Iran will assuredly kickoff WWIII, according to him.
Moreover, Pieczenik, a man whose career inspired the character Jack Ryan of the Tom Clancy book series, says the ‘October Surprise’ will not take place in October. Instead, the big surprise will come earlier, in late September.
Dr. Pieczenik says the specific date of the strike on Iran is Sept. 25th or 26th, Yom Kippur—the Jewish holiday, which commences in the year 2012 at sundown on the 25th, and ends at nightfall, the following day.
“It [an Israeli attack on Iran] could be earlier than October, because we have Yom Kippur. And I predicted on your radio show, and I predicted to our national security people, privately, that Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu would start something on Rosh Hashanah,” says Pieczenick.
“This [prediction] was over a year ago, and I said it on your radio show. He was as predictable as a clock, and the Israelis will be very predictable, on Yom Kippur,” he adds.
Pieczenik says it’s clear to him that Israeli prime minister Bibi Netanyahu has already planned to attack Iran and has been desperately trying to enlist the U.S. to back him up. But, with or without U.S. direct help, Pieczenik is certain that Israel will attack Iran.
Moreover, he says Netanyahu is an extremest, who will “lie” for his personal and selfish cause, a conclusion also drawn by many Israelis who protest his regime.
“Everything Bibi is saying to the Americans and the American Jews is an absolute, unmitigated lie,” Pieczenik, a Jew, himself, says forcefully,
“What we have here is a collusion between Saudi Arabia, neocon Jews of America and Israel, against a president, who, whether I like or dislike, and may have lied about Osama Bin Laden,” he adds, “he [President Obama] is the son . . . a son of a CIA operative, the grandson of a CIA operative, who understands very well what the issues of intelligence are.”
With help from his neocon friends, Netanyahu threatens the entire world with the suicidal notion that Iran must be attacked, and the Israeli prime minister must be stopped, even if it means assassination, according to Pieczenik
“In a couple of weeks, they [Israel, Saudi and neocons] will try to initiate another war, unless their ex-Mossad operatives and their ex-Shin Bet will take out Netanyahu, and do to Netanyahu what happened to Rabin,” exclaims Pieczenik. “They know what I’m talking about. Otherwise he will bring down Israel, the world, and there will be a third world war.”
He also says, “What we are, is [sic] at the brink of war, that is being precipitated by two major countries. That is, Israel, particularly Bibi Netanyahu, who knows his country is failing economically, socially, politically.” And the other country is “Saudi Arabia.”
Pieczenik says the Israelis, Saudis and neocons were behind the 9/11 attacks, an accusation also made some years ago by many researchers of the incident. Once considered a crazy idea forwarded by some ‘conspiracy theorists’, who seek to see a conspiracy in every major world event, the conspiracy theorists have been mostly vilified, though no reinvestigation of the 9/11 incident has been seriously proposed by any member of Congress.
Today, the ‘conspiracy theory’, or ‘inside job’ theory, appears to be much, much closer to ‘fact’ than the account of that day was published through the official Congressional report of 9/11, giving rise to a strong possibility of a Mossad, Saudi and neocon conspiracy to carryout a false-flag attack on the United States and blame the crime on Osama bin Laden, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Given evidence of Mossad’s checkered past and involvement with the attack of the USS Liberty on Jun. 8, 1967, killing 34 American soldiers, Pieczenik comments won’t be received as a big surprise to many Americans.
I want Netanyahu to “begin telling the truth, that the involvement of Israel was, in 9/11” says Pieczenik. “Over 134 Mossad operatives were picked up on 9/11. The FBI picked them up [and] debriefed them. They were clearly involved with the Pakistani ISI and Saudi Arabian intelligence” on 9-11. [See "James H. Fetzer: Mossad Played Crucial Role in 9/11 Attacks".]
And, as far as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Steven: he was murdered by the Israeli, Saudi Arabia and Zionist neocons cabal, according to Pieczenik. [See "'Innocence of Muslims, the GOP and World War III".]“The killing of the ambassador is to precipitate war, so that Israel can finally get into Iran and try to destroy Iran,” he says. “It will be the beginning of the end of Israel. It’s Armageddon for Israel,” if it attacks Iran.“The Pentagon source informed me the distance between the Libyan embassy, where the ambassador was, and where the rioters were, was so large, and two days of delay in response . . ., simply that they [the killers of Stevens and three other embassy employees] were professionals ready to take out our ambassador,” he adds, and with the “approval from Saudi Arabia.”Adding to Saudi Arabia’s involvement of the two-plane demolition job in NY City, the crash of another alleged plane into the Pentagon, and the alleged downing of another plane into the woodlands of Pennsylvania, he says, “Saudi Arabia and Israel are twins. . . . There’s no way you can separate Israel from Saudi Arabia, or Saudi Arabia from Israel. They go back all the way to 9/11.”[But see "9/11 Truth will out: The Vancouver Hearings I" and "9/11 Truth will out: The Vancouver Hearings II".]
Then the subject of the killing of alleged mastermind of 9/11, Osama bin Laden. According to Pieczenik, the account of Navy Seal Admiral William McRaven and President Obama regarding bin Laden’s death in Pakistan is another unmitigated “lie.”
“Then we get to the issue of Osama Bin Laden, which Obama said incorrectly and lied to the public that Osama Bin Laden was killed by Seal Team 6,” states Pieczenik. “Admiral McRaven had lied, repeatedly—unfortunately, a decent admiral, but for whatever reason he repeatedly insisted on saying Seal Team 6 killed Osama Bin Laden.”Pieczenik says Bin Laden had already been dead, and McRaven had known that. [See "Osama bin Laden: 1957-2001".]And the names that came out of 9-11 unofficial investigation are, what Pieczenik calls, the “neocon chicken hawks” of “Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams and Michael Chertoff.”He adds, “Chernoff, the Chernoff Group, which is nothing more than a cover for the CIA and FBI, run by Charles Allen, a former CIA operative.”
Moreover, U.S. intelligence was behind the uprising in Libya, the assassination of Libyan president Muammar al-Gaddafi, and the murder of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, according to Pieczenik.
“Why this particular ambassador,” Pieczenik asks, rhetorically. “I think it’s very important for your audience to understand . . . Stevens was an ‘Arabist’. . . ”
He goes on to explain to the Infowars listeners that so-called Arabists are experts of Arabic culture, language and Arab history. But, these State Dept. professionals also could pose a threat to Israel’s ongoing propaganda war in a long-standing effort to elicit sympathy for the Jewish state.
Israel is no friend of America, according to Pieczenik.
He says, “From a geopolitical point of view, Israel is a strategic liability and has been a strategic liability for over 20 years. Since 1968, we have had no need for Israel other than the fact it covered us under the Soviet Union on the eastern, southern and northern flank.”
Presently, Israel is engaged in an all-out “provocation propaganda” campaign, according to Pieczenik, with the knee-jerk accusation from Netanyahu of Iranian involvement in the tourist bus explosion in Bulgaria, as the most recent and egregious example. The Bulgarian bus bomb incident is still under investigation.
But the Obama Administration won’t bite to being drawn into another unpopular war—following the failures, war crimes and lies surrounding the attack of Iraq and Afghanistan by the Bush Administration. [NOTE: This, I believe, is false: "'Innocence of Muslims', the GOP and World War III".]“Netanyahu has no idea that Petreus will not save him; Dempsey will not save him; our Navy will not save him; McRaven will not save him; neither will Obama,” states Pieczenik.“He cannot get that message through, so he’s pushing this through until he kills one of our ambassadors, precipitate what we call ‘provocation propaganda’, only with the approval of Saudi Arabia.”Yom Kippur falls on the dates Sept. 25 and 26. Watch for those dates, says Pieczenik.
Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, he has published 29 books and hundreds of articles on philosophical, scientific and political issues of our time.