.. The Saudi government is now preparing plans to deal with “any sudden nuclear and radioactive hazards” that may arise from an attack on Iran’s nuclear reactors. This was reported by a top Saudi newspaper, Okaz, and relayed by a leading German news service, DPA — one day after Dick Cheney paid a visit to the kingdom. As we noted, no one knows exactly what was said at that confab of allied authoritarians — but something sure lit a fire under the Saudis, and convinced them that urgent action is needed to brace for the lethal overspill from a strike on Iran.
Floyd points out that nothing in Saudi Arabia becomes the top news story without government approval. That such a story should be released the day after Cheney’s visit, sends a message to everyone about what’s on Cheney’s mind.
This, combined with the dismissal of Centcom chief, Admiral Fallon, Petreus’ claim to have evidence (which he doesn’t produce) that Iran was responsible for the recent shelling of the Green Zone,
. . and the Egyptian report that a nuclear sub has been ordered by Bush into the Gulf, the bleak picture in both Pakistan and Afghanistan (accelerating collapse of Musharraf’s power and strategy, the coming spring offensive in the Taliban’s announced drive for Kabu[sic]),
. . plus the oft-stated desire of Bush and Cheney to attack Iran, and, as noted by former mideast policy official William K. Polk at Juan Cole’s site just a few days ago, the last time Cheney visited the nations he visited this time was right before the Iraq attack,
. . then only a moron would deny that Bush and Dick have nothing but contempt for the will of the people, congress and the courts, and that they crave war like a junkie craves his fix… [emphasis added]
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As troubling as this news is, I think it’s a bit premature. For now, I think that the Reich is content to sit back and watch Democrats shredding each other, while the captive MSM concentrate on that. Once Democrats settle their differences and turn their attentions to McConJob, then is the time that this scenario becomes most likely, perhaps in late summer or early fall. Then the attack, if it happens, is sure to be preceded by a false-flag operation of some sort, because the people won’t be fooled by a trumped-up necessity for a preemptive strike. Iraq is too fresh in their minds, with the many lies surrounding that debacle. Instead, the attack will have to appear to be a direct retaliation for an attack against the US or Israel. When and if this happens, it will fall to us to scour the world news in order to learn and expose the truth, because we may rest assured that the media will be beating the war drum.
Cross-posted from Politics Plus