John Bolton, a notorious neocon warmonger who
could not be confirmed as America's ambassador to the UN by even the compliant
and corrupt U.S. Senate, got the job as a recess appointment. He is using the
platform to push America into war with Iran.
Bolton told the Financial
Times (June 9) that the Bush Regime has no intention of reaching an
agreement with Iran. Time is running out for diplomacy, Bolton told the Financial
Times. Iran has a short time remaining in which it can give up its right
under the nonproliferation treaty to enrich uranium for nuclear energy or be
attacked. Bolton said that U.S. security guarantees for Iran "were not
on the table."
There is no evidence that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. Every physicist
knows that the enrichment requirement for weapons is many times greater than
for nuclear energy and that Iran can barely achieve the latter. Despite the
facts, Bolton told the Financial Times: "They've [Iran] got both
feet on the accelerator, which is why we have a sense of urgency. Each day that
goes by gives Iran more time to continue to perfect its efforts for mass production."
Bolton is lying through his teeth. Bush Regime lies about Iraqi weapons of
mass destruction and propagandistic references to mushroom clouds convinced
the befuddled American public to accept an illegal invasion of Iraq. The same
collection of neocon war criminals is again deceiving the American public about
In his remarks to the Financial Times, Bolton shows himself to be extremely
disturbed by the prospect that the diplomatic efforts of Europe, Russia, and
China could undermine the Bush Regime's plan to attack Iran. Bolton is doing
everything possible to make certain that there is no diplomatic solution.
To help undermine any prospect for peace in the Middle East, Israeli gunboats
shelled a public beach and killed or wounded 50 Palestinians. This was done
in order to provoke Hamas into abandoning the long-established cease-fire that
Hamas had imposed in the interest of negotiating a Palestinian settlement.
The Israeli government succeeded, and now there will a resurgence of "Hamas
terrorism" that Bolton and his neocon compatriots can use to build a frightening
spectacle of Muslim terrorism.
The Bush/Olmert axis-of-evil have made it clear that "we don't want no
Writing on Antiwar.com, University of California Professor Jorge
Hirsch explains the tripwire that the Bush Regime has laid for Iran in order
to have an excuse to launch an attack on that country. Just as the Bush Regime
planned to attack Iraq and then orchestrated a case based on lies, the Bush
Regime has already planned to attack Iran. Only this time, nuclear weapons will
Nuking Iran is an essential part of the attack plan. The U.S. lacks the necessary
conventional military force to invade and occupy Iran, but the use of nuclear
weapons against Iran has a wider purpose. The neocons are determined not to
have any more embarrassments, such as the Iraqi insurgency. By nuking Iran they
intend to send a wider message that the U.S. will use every means at its disposal
to ensure its hegemony. The neocons believe that the use of nukes will convince
Arabs and the wider world that there is no recourse to accepting America's will.
The neoconservatives could not care less about public opinion. Neocons are
contemptuous of the American people. Leo Strauss taught neocons that it was
their duty to deceive the clueless American people in order to implement their
agenda of global domination. The neocons believe that they have a perfect right,
even the obligation, to manipulate the public through propaganda and black ops
in order to create acceptance and support for their wars of aggression.
Neocons are the epitome of evil, and they have succumbed to hubris. Like Hitler
when he attacked the Soviet Union, neocons believe that their manipulative skills
and use of military power will carry the day for their agenda. Hitler's hubris
doomed Germany to destruction. What price will America pay for neocon hubris?
When the neocons nuke Iran, it will revive memories in Japan and break the
U.S.-Japanese alliance. Japan owns enough U.S. Treasury bonds to be able to
destroy both the U.S. dollar and the market for Washington's endless red ink.
Russia, China, India, and even our European lackeys will have it forcefully
brought home to them that the U.S. is an out-of-control rogue nation. They will
unify against us. Most likely our bought and paid-for puppets in the Middle
East will fall, and Islamic leaders will gain Pakistan's nuclear weapons. Al-Qaeda
will gain tens of millions of recruits.
Francis Fukuyama's phrase "the end of history" takes on new meaning.