didn't hear about or read this in the "mainstream"
Pentagon, acting under instructions from Vice President Dick
Cheney's office, has tasked the United States Strategic Command
(STRATCOM) with drawing up a contingency plan to be employed
in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United
States. The plan includes a large-scale air assault on Iran
employing both conventional and tactical nuclear weapons.
… The response is not conditional on Iran actually being involved
in the act of terrorism…."
was written by Philip Giraldi, an intelligence analyst with
the respected firm of Cannistraro Associates. When we first
read it in The
American Conservative magazine, we
treated it as a major news story, but here's a question
you might be wondering about: Where is the "mainstream"
media? Why aren't they reporting this?
you heard about this in the major newspapers or on television?
These outlets have been intimidated into silence by the U.S.
government and their amen corner in the pundit class. They
don't want to rock the boat. According to Giraldi, neither
do "several senior Air Force officers involved in the
planning." They "are reportedly appalled at the
implications of what they are doing," he wrote, "but
no one is prepared to damage his career by posing any objections."
went to Giraldi, hoping that a public outcry would relieve
them of the ominous sense that what they are being ordered
to do is monstrous – and has to be stopped.
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