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That the US intelligence and security apparatuses have been infiltrated in recent decades by persons with such axes to grind, whether on behalf of the military industrial complex or on behalf of supposed foreign allies, seems an inescapable conclusion if we consider the record over the past decade or a little more of how disinformation has been successfully made the basis of US policy and war-making. ››read more
As Americans turn increasingly against President George Bush’s calamitous war in Iraq, and revolt spreads through Republican ranks, the White House is again resorting to its tried and true ploy of fanning grossly inflated fears of terrorism.
After six years of conflict, 3,600 dead and 25,000 wounded American soldiers, expenditure of $610 billion, tens of thousands of dead Iraqis and Afghans, collapse of Mideast peace efforts, and a Muslim World enraged against the US, nothing positive seems to have been accomplished by a leader who likes to style himself, `the war president.’
As the White House now ponders an attack on Iran, we would do well to recall the famed words of King Pyrrhus of Epirus, `one more such victory and we are ruined.’
US spokesmen have deliberately refused to make any comments following the release of an al-Qaeda tape threatening to wage war against Iran. The al-Qaeda umbrella group is one of the terrorist networks which the United States helped establish and there have been direct links between the Bush family and Osama Bin Laden's business interests prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks. ››read more
Last week, the CIA sent an urgent report to President Bush's National Security Council: Iranian authorities had arrested two al-Qaeda operatives traveling through Iran on their way from Pakistan to Iraq. The suspects were caught along a well-worn, if little-noticed, route for militants determined to fight U.S. troops on Iraqi soil, according to a senior intelligence official. ››read more