by Tony Papert
Many would prefer to convince themselves that the very fact of the loudness and repetitiveness with which Israel's Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak have been threatening to bomb Iran, somehow indicates that they don't mean what they say. Do people really telegraph a war through the mass media, they ask? Well, sometimes they do. Didn't you learn as much from Tony Blair's 2003-2011 Iraq War?
Those who want an exhaustive demonstration that Bibi and Barak really mean it, can read Laura Rozen's Aug. 14 interview with Colin Kahl in www.al-monitor.com. Kahl was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Mideast from 2009 until the end of 2011, travelling to Israel 13 times during that period. In the interview, he painstakingly refutes every possible excuse to deny this reality. They do in fact mean it.
But what's really going on? The U.S. government, through the Department of Defense, has a veto over any overt, foreknown action of any Israeli government, especially military action. Israel depends on the DOD for all its military capacity. But today, the DOD says "No!" Yet they are going to bomb anyway. Why? Because Obama says "Yes!"
For those with any understanding, the more persuasive proof that we face imminent thermonuclear war from Obama and his controller, Tony Blair, is that real leaders have placed themselves on the line, along with their careers, their lifelong reputations, and their very lives, to prevent it at any price: beginning with Lyndon LaRouche, JCS Chairman Martin Dempsey, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Chinese leaders. Exactly as each of us must do to remove Obama as a threat to the existence of the human species and of the United States.
Another leader joined that list Tuesday. Just shortly after Hillary Clinton left Turkey, where she had been ordered by Obama to set up joint military and intelligence coordination for creation of "safe zones" and "no-fly zones" in Syria, an act of war which will immediately presage world thermonuclear war,— Washington's Ambassador to Turkey, Frank Ricciardone, totally rejected "safe zones" and "no-fly zones" absent UN Security Council action, in a discussion with Turkish journalists which he posted to the Embassy website.
Ricciardone is a 33-year career diplomat who among other things has worked with the U.S. military in risky monitoring missions, such as in the Sinai Peninsula. He is known for speaking his mind as an American. Once, when he was U.S. Ambassador to Cairo, George W. Bush's Secretary of State Condi Rice visited there to advise the Egyptians on democracy and human rights; they defended themselves by criticizing U.S. conduct in the so-called "War on Terror."
Sitting next to Rice afterwards, Ricciardone blurted out "the problem is that f*****g Patriot Act!" Rice was incensed.
Within the U.S., there is growing bipartisan motion against some of Obama's most visible crimes. On Wednesday's LaRouchePAC Weekly Report, Peter Martinson indicted Obama for trying to shut down MIT's fusion program, one of only three official, funded such programs in the country. Obama's 2013 budget proposal will close down the Alcator C-Mod at MIT, which is the largest single U.S. training facility for plasma fusion. Overall, Obama's 2013 budget proposal would cut the $401 million U.S. program by over 10%. A bipartisan group of 48 Representatives rallied to fight against this in June, and another bipartisan group of 100 just on August 3.
Democrats and Republicans in the Midwest are rallying against Geithner's illegal axing of 70% of the pensions of 20,000 salaried GM/Delphi workers during the "auto bailout" of 2009, which we exposed last week. This alone should be enough to impeach him, slimy crook that he is.
Obama has steadfastly refused to relax the burden of wasting food as fuel through the so-called Renewable Fuel Standard, as a dwindling corn crop raises the portion diverted into ethanol from 40% towards 50%, in a hungry world, in a hungry USA. Not only farmers, governors, and Federal legislators from both parties, but even agro-industrial corporations are demanding that he waive the requirements for the current "emergency," as the law allows the President, but only the President, to do.
"That's insane," Lyndon LaRouche said. "The proper law is to be enforced.
"The point is: food comes first! And what they did, is they precluded a lot of things that could have been done, and they did it on a management basis, and that's tough. They set up the conditions; they're going to have to live with it. Enforce the law in favor of food.
"Very simply, we're going through a general breakdown crisis. We cannot keep living this way! Obviously, some of this crap has got to be cleaned up; it's time to throw Geithner out of office, that's one thing, and these kinds of things: Get them thrown out of office! Their stalling tactics on these kinds of things are just making it worse, because nothing that is important is being decided, because the things that we should clear the decks of, are not being cleared away. Geithner should be cleared away! He's a dirty little jerk anyway!"