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Friday, September 14, 2007


Neoconservative warmonger, John Bolton, ex-unendorsed US ambassador to the UN and now ‘scholar’ at neocon HQ, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), has upped the ante against Syria who seem to be the hate targets by the Western right-wing media this month, right up there with Iran, by claiming that “North Korea may be using Syria and Iran as ‘safe havens’ for its nuclear activities”.

It was just a matter of time before the US-Neocon-Israeli propaganda machine started accusing Syria of being involved with the nuclear ambitions of the ‘Axis of Evil’. It has even been suggested in the ‘Washington Post’ that last weeks Israeli Air Force illegal foray into Syrian airspace was ‘nuclear’ related. The information used to make the accusation, according to the ‘Washington Post’ article, was unsurprisingly, sourced from Israeli intelligence.

Over the last few months there has been no let up on pressure from the extreme right-wing US-neocon-Israeli alliance to persuade the Bush administration to bomb Iran because of its so-called ‘nuclear program’. The accusation, however, that Syria somehow is also involved in Iran and North Koreas ‘nuclear ambitions’ brings a new dimension to the propaganda and rhetoric that the US-neocon-Israeli alliance are using in the build up to what can only be described as the ‘final confrontation’ between the US-Israel alliance and Iran and Syria, the last two hurdles that are preventing, because of their support to Hamas and Hizbollah, the Israeli dream of a Greater Israel at the expense of the Palestinian and south Lebanese peoples.

The recent activities of the Israeli Defence Forces has put a new perspective on the reasons for last months massive fuel order from Israel requesting some 90 million US gallons of JP-8 military jet fuel and some 42 million gallons of military diesel fuel. The last time Israel ordered anywhere near that amount of fuel was just prior to its invasion of south Lebanon last year.

Something big is in the air – and last weeks air ‘strike’ against Syria is just the start of it. It’s just a matter of time before the ‘Final Confrontation’ befalls the hapless peoples of the Middle East – Arab and Israeli.


Daniel said...

That such madness is being planned by imperialist Israel and America is not surprising given the crazies who lead both of their countries.

America is most to blame because, without American support, Israel would have never achieved the dangerous military strength that it has.

The rest of the civilized world has to stop this Middle East escalation before it begins. Once it starts, we begin the non-stop downward spiral.

Damian Lataan said...

I think, Daniel, that we need to make the distinction between ‘America’ the people and ‘America’ the right-wing Israeli-supporting institution as represented by the current Bush administration, the neoconservatives, Big Oil, Big Military, etc., who are driving the world up to the edge of the abyss. The ‘Final Confrontation’ serves all of their interests but does not serve the interest of the peoples of the Middle East – nor the people of ‘America’.

Daniel said...

I wouldn't be so sure, Damian. I think there are a lot of Americans who'd be quite happy if their country ran the world for the benefit of America.

Of course there are also a lot of Americans who are horrified at what their 'leadership' is doing!

What the proportions are we'll never know.

Damian Lataan said...

I've no doubt Daniel. Apart from ‘institutional America’, there are indeed many Americans that go along with the idea of ‘American Exceptionalism’ but there are many more who are now starting to get over the numb shock of what was 9/11 and are slowly beginning to wake up to the reality of where ‘institutional America’ has taken them and that not all is as it has been told to them. Americans are a proud people and they don’t like being conned – and especially not by their leaders; it goes against every thing that they cherish as true and to the very heart of what they believe.

Many ordinary Americans are starting to hurt financially and show signs of financial struggle and for many of them the fact that this war has cost them much treasure, and for a lot of families much blood as well, and, as it turns out, for no good reason, is going to arouse their ire. Hopefully they will be able to see what is really going on around them before they are blinded yet again by something far worse and more devastating for both them and the rest of world.

Anonymous said...

I suspect Big Oil is not on board with the neocons on this one. Keeping Iraqi oil in the ground served a purpose in achieving taking a disruptive price/supply influence out of the equation, but Iranian extraction is vital to supplying the European market and it is unlikely that the seven sisters could maintain profit levels without it.

Surety of supply is paramount.

It looks like the neocons are winning though. They have the benefit of not giving a f*** about public opinion.

Damian Lataan said...

I think Big Oil is on board Cringin', but probably not with as much influence as they would like to have given the regions resources. It must be very frustrating for them what with being so close to all that lovely oil yet not quite being able to do anything about it - at least not just yet. That's why I reckon that it is more about the hegemony over the supply of all (which you suggest) rather than just getting their hands on it for the sake of instant treasure. The nexus is a back scratching exercise for all of the plyers with a vested interest.

And don't forget, they're nowhere near their endgame yet. There is still a lot to play out from their point of view.