With laser-like focus every move by the Obama White House since the passage of the Health Care Reform Act has been concentrated on preparing the American people and the rest of the world for war with Iran. Immediately after the bill was signed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington to address the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee and inflame the passions of Israeli supporters against Iran. During his visit Netanyahu had two “private” meetings with President Barack Obama, the contents of which were never disclosed.
Shortly thereafter the White House announced a treaty with Russia calling for a reduction in the number of aging nuclear warheads in the two countries. The treaty was meaningless, but it creates the illusion that Russia and the United State are on the same page when it comes to the proliferation of nuclear weapons. A day or so later Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to promote the war and boost the morale of the troops who have been conned into fighting there.
Upon his return to Washington Obama went to Andrews Air Force Base to announce his support for the resumption of offshore oil drilling – all in the name of national security.
This was followed a few days later by the announcement of new rules of engagement in nuclear warfare. Above all, what the change of policy seemed to sanction was an attack on Iran, nuclear or otherwise, for any reason whatsoever. The new rules of engagement were nothing more than confirmation of the fact that the American policy of full spectrum dominance was still alive and well under Nobel peace prize laureate Barack Obama. The United States can invade any country in the world, whenever it chooses to do so, for reasons of its own. Hillary Clinton calls this “smart diplomacy.”
And then more recently there was the widely promoted Nuclear Security Summit. This 47-nation conference held in Washington on April 12-13 was a complete sham. It had one and only one real purpose. To demonize Iran and justify an attack on the Persian nation by either Israel or the United States.
One thing is for sure, White House superhawk Rahm Emanuel is firmly in charge. An Israeli citizen and son of an Israeli terrorist, Emanuel volunteered for service in the Israel Defense Forces during the 1991 Gulf War.
The only thing that prevented President George W. Bush from invading Iran before the November 2008 election was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Georgia. Underlying Bush’s plan to take out Iran’s nuclear program was the premise that both Russia and China would blink in the event of an attack on Iran by either Israel or the United States. Russia’s invasion of Georgia made it abundantly clear that this was not the case. The Russian invasion took the form of a line drawn in the sand. The message to the United States was loud and clear, “Enough is enough.” Russia was fed up with attempts by the United States to surround it by NATO and a strategic missile defense system.
The White House pretends that both China and Russia are sympathetic to the imposition of sanctions on Iran for not playing by the American Empire’s rules. Nothing could be farther fro the truth. When push comes to shove, neither the Chinese nor the Russians will enforce sanctions on Iran or support the use of military force against it.
The real question is how will China and Russia respond to an invasion of Iran by either Israel or the United States? For a clue, check the prices of oil and gold.
Thomas H. Naylor
April 15, 2010