Sunday, October 4, 2009

Déjà Vu: Ron Paul on the Rising Drum Beats for a War with Iran

In an enlightening video discourse, U.S. Congressman Ron Paul explains what the Iranian nuclear program hype is all about. In addition, there is a very interesting article titled The U.S. and Iran: A Manufactured Crisis by Jack Smith, posted on the Global Research website.

Both men make 2 very important points:
  1. The current war mongering hysteria surrounding Iran is very similar to what preceded the Iraq war.
  2. The U.S. intelligence agencies have been aware of the nuclear facility at Qom since 2006 and had even briefed President Obama on it when he took office.
  3. The Qom facility had been under construction but was not operational. As per the IAEA mandate, Iran is required to inform the agency 6 months before the facility goes into operation, which is exactly what they did.
  4. And as Jack Smith writes "According to the Associated Press, Teheran’s notice to the IAEA specified that the enrichment level would be up to 5%, suitable only for peaceful purposes. Weapons-grade material is more than 90% enriched".

So why the fake outrage by Obama that Iran swung this “new” nuclear site on the world?
The answer is best stated by William Buckler in his excellent Australian newsletter The Privateer: "The manufactured Iranian nuclear “crisis” has been held in “reserve” for at least three years by the U.S. government. Iran stands in the wings as the next US government “bogeyman” to replace Iraq and Afghanistan, should another distraction from domestic economic issues become “necessary”.

Note: The following Ron Paul video has been borrowed from its initial posting on the Future Fastforward website.

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