Manufactured Arab Spring Implemented in Iran Amid Stricter US Sanctions

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By Susanne POSEL, OCCUPYCORPORATISM

Mainstream media reports riot in the streets of Iran because of a crumbling economy. Hundreds of police disbursed groups that formed, firing tear gas into the crowds.

This is the first instance of public unrest over the declining Iranian currency and has the hallmarks of being a synthetic revolt.

The pressure placed on Iran by the US and Zionist interests is causing massive suffering on the part of Iranian citizens. This has limited Iran’s ability to sell oil. The Iranian rial has lost 18% of its worth and still plummeting . Trading has nearly completely been halted, according to trading houses.

Anoush Ehteshami, professor of international relations at Durham University in the U.K, states that: “The fact that there are street protests was in many ways inevitable given that the Iranians are essentially living in a pressure cooker. The protest also reflects the lack of confidence in the elite’s ability to sort things out. People are also aware of tensions at the highest level of the state and you put these things together and they want at the very least to show their anger.”

Concerning Iran, AIPAC coerced the US Congress to impose stricter sanctions on Iran with HR 1905 and the desire to inspire the revolution of Iranian citizens against their government.

Rumors of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being unfit to guide the Islamic nation are beginning to circulate. Meanwhile protesters are beginning to surface in a curious way – nearly just as the US-sponsored Free Syrian Army (FSA) suddenly developed.

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9/11 and Zion: What Was Israel’s Role?

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious, but it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. – Marcus Cicero, to the Roman Senate, 42 BC

By Nick Kollerstrom (with Jim Fetzer), Veterans Today

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Benjamin Netanyahu

One may feel shocked by this title. Zionists have such a grip upon “The Guilt Industry”, virtually a monopoly, politically speaking. Was 9/11 an inside job? America was in some degree seeded with the perpetration of this event, from outside, and various echelons of its security services and military then responded by co-operating and then weaving a Muslims-did-it story. That is the hypothesis we will here examine. So when Netanyahu said the very next day, ‘This is very good for Israel”, he wasn’t just blurting out something indiscreet, he was publicly congratulating the various agents who had worked so hard. The smooth integrity which the official story soon acquires, is an expression of the nation’s will-to-survive: an event has taken place and been covered up, where the Truth cannot come out without effectively disintegrating the nation, in its present form. Aye, there’s the rub. That is the sense of fun which the Chief Operators derive, as they see all the media, who may not particularly like them, compelled to endorse and weave out of their own accord, the fabricated tale. Here are the “Seven Pillars” of the argument.

I. Silverstein and the WTC

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3 Reasons the US and Israel are Lying About Iran

Repeated Lies Call for Repeated Truth Regarding Iran.

By Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer

September 17, 2012 – As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls “for the US to establish a firm “red line” that Iran’s nuclear program can’t cross without risking a military response,” and the West is marched ever closer to war with the Islamic Republic based on tired and repeated lies, three important points must be kept in mind.

Image: Israeli Prime Minister has been granted air-time to dictate US foreign policy to American viewers in the latest indication that interests other than those of the American people drive American destiny. Make no mistake however, Netanyahu is not in America to represent the Israeli people, but rather the same corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London that created and sustain him politically.

1. The US and Israel admit in their own policy papers that Iran threatens Western hegemony, not Western security (let alone survival):

The very engineers of US-Israeli policy to subvert and destroy Iran, detailed in the 156 page “Which Path to Persia?” report out of the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, admit that Iran threatens not the security of Israel or the United States, but the hegemonic geopolitical order the West maintains over the Middle East.

In March 2012’s “Israel & US: Partners in International Crime,” direct quotes from the “Which Path to Persia?” report, as well as excerpts from RAND Corporation documents and else where illustrate these admissions in their entirety.

2. The US and Israel already struck first: 

By using US State Department-listed foreign terror organization (#30) Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) , the US and Israel have been waging years of covert war against the Iranian people.

In March 2012’s “US State Department Hands Terror-Cult US Base in Iraq,” the history of MEK as well as advocacy for supporting its terrorist activities inside of Iran is exposed through a series of Western-media reports, government testimony, and US foreign policy papers.

In February 2012’s “US Implausibly Denies Role in Israeli Terror Squads,” reports of both US officials admitting Israel’s backing of MEK terrorists to carry out assassinations inside of Iran, as well as evidence of US support for MEK are exposed.

It should be remembered that political and military subversion of Iran by the West stretches back to “Operation Ajax” in 1953, where the United States and the British overthrew the democratically elected nationalist government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

This violent subversion played out long before the current political order in Iran came to power. Iran has been the subject of sovereignty-violating foreign intervention for over half a century – with the West long ago drawing first blood, and continuing to do so up to present day through admitted campaigns of political, economic, and military subversion.

3. Israel’s current leaders have Wall Street-London hegemony, not Israel’s self-preservation, at heart: 

Perhaps the greatest myth in regards to US-Israeli policy toward Iran is that it is driven by concerns for national security and the survival of the “Jewish State” of Israel. In reality, the overall foreign policy pursued by Israel’s government has demonstrably run contra to both the Israeli people’s survival and their own prosperity. The Israeli government’s posture toward Iran is perhaps the most dangerous and unhinged manifestation of this.

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Sucking Up Shamelessly To Israel

By Stephen Lendman

America’s special relationship with Israel too often reflects the tail wagging the dog. Increasingly, the Jewish state is more strategic liability than asset.

The Israeli Lobby has a virtual stranglehold on US foreign policy. Blunt pressure is applied to get Washington to accede to interests harming its own. Fear prevents most House and Senate members from openly expressing criticism. It’s no different for presidents and administration officials.

Anyone stepping out of line is called anti-Semitic, challenged electorally, or replaced. Journalists know doing it risks recriminations and/or dismissal.

Netanyahu combines street bullying, belligerent bluster, hotheaded arrogance, and childish pouting. He’s an adolescent who never grew up. Why Israelis put up with him who knows. More at issue is why Washington doesn’t cut him loose and treat Israel no differently than other allies.

Both countries threaten world peace. Together, the danger is heightened. They’re joined together at the hip like a two-headed monster. Each seeks regime change in Syria and Iran.

Netanyahu’s practically rabid about the Islamic Republic. It’s not about Tehran posing a threat. He knows there’s none but claims otherwise. At issue is unchallenged regional dominance. Iran is Israel’s main political rival.

Media scoundrels don’t explain. They endorse Israeli belligerence. They consider opponents heretics.

Rupert Murdoch is a longtime pro-Israeli stalwart. He received numerous awards from Jewish organizations for supporting decades of Israeli lawlessness.

On September 3, his Wall Street Journal headlined “Why Israel Doesn’t Trust Obama,” saying:

His Joint Chiefs Chairman, Gen. Martin Dempsey, warned against attacking Iran. He said he won’t be complicit if Israel goes it alone. Is he freelancing or speaking for Obama, asked the Journal?

“We don’t know what exactly Gen. Dempsey thinks American non-complicity might entail in the event of a strike. Should the Administration refuse to resupply Israel with jets and bombs, or condemn an Israeli strike at the UN?”

His remarks “were counterproductive and oddly timed.” At the same time, “(a)dministration officials have also repeatedly told the media that they aren’t entirely sure if Iran really intends to build a bomb.”

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Netanyahu has lost his wits over Iran: Mofaz

israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and leader of the Kadima party Shaul Mofaz (file photo).

he leader of the Israeli opposition party Kadima has blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his war rhetoric against Iran, saying the hawkish premier has “lost his wits”.

“He seems to have lost his wits, and rather than making thought-out, responsible decisions, he is creating the sense of an impending war,” Shaul Mofaz said Sunday, following his last week’s meeting with Netanyahu where they discussed Iran.

Netanyahu seemed “confused, stressed out and unfocused” over the issue of Iran, Mofaz added.

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‘World being readied for aggression against Syria’

An image released by Higher Committee of the Syrian Revolution allegedly shows shelling by government forces of the Bab Drib neighbourhoods in the flashpoint central Syrian city of Homs.(AFP Photo / Higher Committee of The Syrian Revolution)

World opinion is being orchestrated towards a military operation against the Syrian regime, researcher and author F. William Engdahl told RT. Still, any decisive action against Assad will be postponed until after the US presidential election.

The international forces supporting regime change in Syria are continuing to mount pressure on the Assad regime, whipping up the fact that the country possesses chemical weapons. Despite the Syrian government’s firm assurance these weapons will never be used in the internal conflict, countries supporting Syrian opposition are openly discussing plans to take Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles under their control.

Since control could be established only by physical presence of some sort of military force at the sites where the weapons are kept, foreign intervention into the country would be necessary.

Syria’s ex-ambassador to Iraq, who defected to the opposition, has claimed the Assad regime may have already used chemical weapons. Continue reading

Obama and Netanyahu’s Push for Attack on Iran

Gareth Porter: Obama cannot keep the US out of a war if Israel strikes Iran

Gareth Porter is a historian and investigative journalist on US foreign and military policy analyst. He writes regularly for Inter Press Service on US policy towards Iraq and Iran. Author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam.

MicLeak: Obama and Sarkozy go undiplomatic on Israeli PM

The presidents of America and France have aired complaints about the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in the course of a private conversation overhead by journalists, reports say. President Sarkozy went so far as to call Netanyahu a liar.

“I can’t stand him!” the Frenchman told his American counterpart in a would-be confidential discussion. Obama’s reply was “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

The exchange is alleged to have happened on Monday on the fringes of the G20 summit, following a media conference. According to the French website Arret Sur Images, the private conversation between the two was broadcast to a half-dozen-strong press crowd when microphones were accidentally left switched on.

The two leaders first discussed France’s vote in favor of Palestine’s accession to the UNESCO, which came as a surprise to the US, which opposed the move, the report says. The pair went on to pursue an undiplomatic discussion of Netanyahu’s personality.

The report further alleges that the journalists, who involuntarily witnessed the conversation, decided not to make it public due to its sensitive nature. The tensions between the Israeli leader and some of his Western partners, including Obama, are no big secret, but the differences have not been brought to the public eye in such blunt terms before.

The website does not reveal the identity of the journalists who leaked the story.

Politico author Ben Smith compared the exposé to the WikiLeaks’ “Cablegate revelations”: “Things that are widely understood, but not supposed to be spoken aloud.”

Source: Russia Today