Iran - Iraq and the CIA - And we wonder why 'they' don't like us. Be sure to see how this fits in with prophecy at the bottom.
Subject: Iraq, Iran, and September 11: A
by Jacob G. Hornberger, December 19, 2002
1951 — Iranian people democratically elect Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh as Iranian premier.
1953 — U.S. government, operating through the
CIA, ousts Mossadegh in favor of shah of
Iran, Reza Pahlavi, a cruel and tyrannical dictator who, with U.S.
government support, brutalizes his own people for
the next 25 years.
See: The C.I.A. in Iran by James Risen and
The CIA’s Greatest Hits by Mark Zapezauer
1979 — Iranian people revolt and oust the shah of Iran from power and take U.S. officials hostage in anger and retaliation against the United States. U.S. government is outraged over the ouster of the shah and the hostage-taking.
1981 — Iranian people release hostages to the United States.
1980s — U.S. government enters into partnership
with Saddam Hussein, dictator of
Iraq, to retaliate against Iran. U.S. government furnishes chemical
andbiological weapons to Saddam.
See: Iraq Got Germs for Weapons Program from U.S. in '80s by Matt Kelley - Following Iraq's Bioweapons Trail by Robert Novak
A Tortured Relationship by Chris Bury
Late 1980s — With U.S. government’s support
and assistance, Saddam uses U.S.-government-supplied
chemical weapons against Iranian troops.
See: Officers Say U.S. Aided Iraq in War despite Use of Gas by Patrick E. Tyler
Rumsfeld Key Player in Iraq Policy Shift by Robert Windrem
1986 — U.S. government enters into partnership with Osama bin Laden and other Islamic radicals to resist Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. U.S. government furnishes partners with weaponry, including U.S.-made Stinger missiles.
1991 — Soviet Union falls and Cold War ends. NATO faces abolition and U.S. military-industrial complex faces massive reduction in budget and influence.
1991 — Saddam contends that neighbor Kuwait is
stealing Iraqi oil through slant drilling and
is also violating contractual agreements in OPEC. Saddam signals
partner U.S. government of intention to invade Kuwait to resolve dispute.
U.S. government, through U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie, expresses no
objections, stating, “We have no opinion on your
Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your
dispute with Kuwait ... . Kuwait is not associated with America.”
See: Whatever Happened to U.S. Ambassador April Glaspie? by Carleton Cole
1991 — Saddam invades Kuwait to resolve slant-drilling and OPEC dispute. President George H.W. Bush turns on partner Saddam and declares him to be a new “Hitler,” effectively dissolving the long partnership between U.S. government and Saddam. Bush declares intention to attack Iraq with UN assistance to repel Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
1991 — Persian Gulf War. UN forces, led by U.S. government, defeat Iraq and oust Iraq from Kuwait. UN and President George H.W. Bush leave Saddam in power but require him to dismantle his nuclear facilities and chemical and biological weapons.
1991 — U.S. government attempts to oust Saddam
from power through UN-enforced military-economic
blockade, also known as “sanctions,” against the Iraqi people,
which continues to the present. According to UN officials, sanctions contribute
to the deaths of multitudes of Iraqi children, with estimates ranging
from hundreds of thousands to a million.
See: Iraq: Paying the Price by John Pilger
Iraq’s Children Suffer as War Looms by Caroline Hawley
The Silent War by Leah C. Wells
Iraq’s Shortage of Medicine May Grow More Severe by Peter Baker
Early 1990s — U.S. government establishes
illegal no-fly zones over Iraq, resulting in
a continuous U.S. bombing campaign against Iraq to the present. Illegal
bombing campaign kills hundreds of Iraqi people.
See: Inside Iraq by John Pilger
Attacks on Iraq Violate Law by Robert Jensen
1993 — U.S. World Trade Center terrorist bomber
cites death of Iraqi children as
a motivating factor in bombing attack.
See: Religion Isn’t Sole Motive of Terror by John V. Parachini
1996 — Osama bin Laden turns against former
partner U.S. government and declares war
against United States, stating in part, “More than 600,000 Iraqi
children have died due to lack of food and medicine
and as a result of the unjustifiable
aggression imposed on Iraq and its nation.”
See: Bin Laden’s Fatwa (PBS)
1996 — U.S. government, through U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright, announces that the deaths of half-a-million Iraqi children resulting from the military-economic blockade against Iraq have been“worth it.” See: Iraq Adds Its Weight to a Sad Day of Remembrance by Robert Jensen
1998-2000 — High UN officials resign posts in
protest against deaths of Iraqi children
See: Squeezed to Death by John Pilger
2001 — September 11 terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and Pentagon. U.S. government declares perpetual “war on terrorism” and begins indefinite campaign to restrict rights and freedoms of the American people. NATO is reinvigorated, military spending soars, and military-industrial complex expands, all for the indefinite future.
2002 — President George W. Bush repeats President George H.W. Bush’s 1991 declaration that former U.S. government partner Saddam is a “Hitler” and that therefore he must be ousted from power, 12 years after the Persian Gulf War. Bush claims that former partner Saddam hates America for its “freedom and values.” Bush cites former partner Saddam’s acquisition of nuclear components and biological and chemical weapons (including those obtained from the United States) as proof that Saddam presents a dire threat to the United States.
2002 — UN Security Council, prodded by U.S. government, requires Saddam to file updated weapons report fully accounting for nuclear components and
2002 — Saddam files updated nuclear,
chemical, and biological weapons report with
the UN Security Council. U.S. government objects to public release of identities
of suppliers of nuclear components to Iraq. UN turns report over to
United States, which releases censored summary that deletes identities of
nuclear suppliers, but information on suppliers
nevertheless leaked to press. United
States among suppliers of nuclear components to former partner Saddam.
See: Iraq Used Many Suppliers for Nuke Program by Dafna Linzer
2002 — Bush administration announces that former partner Saddam is in breach of UN resolutions by providing an incomplete accounting of nuclear components and biological and chemical weaponry, possibly on the basis of a comparison between the nuclear, biological, and chemical weaponry that the U.S. government originally furnished Saddam and what he has accounted for.
What's next??? - A possible scenario.
Second Yom Kippur War Afoot?
The threat of a multi-Arab assault on Israel, bolstered by al Qaeda, the Hizballah and Palestinian terrorists, being launched in the course of the US campaign against Iraq, has raised its head.
A possible scenario to this effect was painted disturbingly by Israel’s new defense minister, Shaul Mofaz, when he made the rounds of Washington this week. He called on secretary of state Colin Powell, defense secretary Donald Rumseld and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and conversed by video-phone with vice president Dick Cheney, who has been consigned to a safe house outside Washington as a precaution against a Christmas terror attack affecting the functioning of the White House.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly reports from its Washington sources that Mofaz brought word to US officials that more than one Arab government – not just Iraq – may be contemplating going to war against Israel. This would be in addition to predicted attacks by the Hizballah, with Iranian and Syrian support, the Palestinians and al Qaeda. Intelligence sources, he revealed, had named Egypt, with whom Israel signed a peace pact, and Saudi Arabia, as potential aggressors. In the light of this information, Israel is building up military strength along its southern border with Egypt’s Sinai desert and around its Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat to face a possible joint Egyptian-Saudi strike.
The Israeli defense minister assessed this combined threat, if it materialized, as the gravest Israel has faced in its 53 years of statehood, far in excess of the previous four assaults by combined Arab armies. Whereas previous actions centered on Israel’s borders, this time, its population centers would be targeted - both by external forces and inland terror.
Opening shot from Iraq
As portrayed by Mofaz to US officials, the opening shot of the multiple Arab strike would be launched from Baghdad shortly before the US offensive begins. Saddam Hussein would release a flock of missiles, light planes or drones over Israeli towns, armed with chemical or biological agents. This raid would constitute Baghdad’s pre-emptive strike in advance of the American military attack.
Israel’s two Arrow anti-missile missiles batteries – one in the Negev and the other in central Israel near Hadera – and the 14 US-made Patriot missiles operated by US and Israeli crews across the country, would be fired to intercept the aerial invaders. Israeli air force warplanes would take to the sky to shoot down any assault craft sent to raid Israel’s main cities. American aircraft would stand ready on the decks of carriers in the Mediterranean to come to Israel’s aid. The US fleet would also monitor incoming civilian aircraft closely, in case they were hijacked by al Qaeda as mass destruction weapons for slamming into Israeli cities, their prime target being Tel Aviv.
A US command and control center on a US AGIES warship in the Mediterranean is to coordinate the US-Israeli air defense system, with the aim of reducing to the minimum or aborting any hostile penetrations of Israel’s home front. A perfect defense would make an Israeli offensive or instantaneous retaliation to an Iraqi attack superfluous. DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s military sources say US President George W. Bush and Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon have agreed that Israel will hold back from retaliating - at least in the first stage of the US campaign – if the damage it incurs falls below a certain low threshold.
On this subject, the news agencies reported on Wednesday, December 18: “Mofaz meets Rumsfeld, Rice in Washington Wednesday to discuss advance notice to Israel on the Iraqi war offensive. He reiterated that Israel will not automatically respond to an Iraqi attack in any circumstance.”
After the opening shot - which Washington hopes will meet with a zero Israeli response – the US offensive will swing into full momentum. That will be the signal for the second Arab round against Israel: the 10,000-strong Lebanese Hizballah legion, well seasoned by the long and systematic cross-border shelling of northern Israel, will begin volleying thousands of missiles against targets as far south as the northern outskirts of Hadera. This massive barrage will be conducted with the help of appropriate launchers, a sophisticated transport system and military technical support, all pulled together by expert command, control and intelligence coordination. Its designated commanders are officers of the Iranian National Guards and Syrian military personnel who have been assigned to different frontline sectors.
The Hizballah, aided by Iranian Guardsmen and Syrian officers, have secured their vast missile structure by means of three lines of defense running the full width of southern Lebanon, from the Mediterranean in the West to the Syrian Hermon Mts. in the east.
In the early stage of the assault, Israel will not attempt to breach these defense lines. The Israeli command would rather not send Israeli Chariot-3 and Chariot-4 tanks into the anti-tank missile trap the Iranians and Syrians have set up at strategic points. Its war planners have chosen instead to eradicate the entire Hizballah-Iranian-Syrian military edifice by means of a combined aerial-missile-helicopter-missile boat assault of major proportions.
Conflict turns into multilateral Arab assault
A senior Israeli security source told DEBKA-Net-Weekly: “The Israeli counteroffensive will be mightier and more extensive than any US aerial action in the last decade against Iraq and America’s Afghan War bombing campaign. Its objective will be to destroy every last military unit and source of potential aggression in the zone.”
Our military sources add that Mofaz told his American hosts that Israel will run its counteroffensive in two waves, the first, to cut down Hizballah-Syrian-Iranian firepower in the initial stage of their missile offensive; the second, to silence the missile barrage totally in the space of 32-36 hours.
But even that all-inclusive blitz will not stamp out the missile threat to northern Israel.
Both American and Israeli intelligence have received information that a second-strike capability is under preparation, to be launched from Syria. Like Iraq, Syria possesses chemical and biological warheads. If they are deployed, Israel will re-orient its counteroffensive to the east. The confrontation will then mutate into full-scale war between the two countries, the signal for Syrian armored forces to advance on the Israeli section of the Golan Heights, and for Israeli armor to begin rolling in the opposite direction towards Damascus.
According to our sources, British prime minister Tony Blair warned President Bashar Assad of Syria’s peril if he went to war, during his four-day visit to London this week, the first by a Syrian ruler. Blair was taken aback by his guest’s deadpan response: he admitted that a group of leading Arab nations had formed a bloc to launch a joint military offensive against Israel and turn the limited confrontation into a regional war. The moment Israel attacked Syria, said Assad, he had received “more than binding guarantees” that Egypt and Saudi Arabia would hit Israel from the south.
This was the first time that this top-secret intelligence, known only to the United States, Israel and the Arab governments concerned, was openly shared with another party.
During his meetings in Washington, the Israeli defense minister presented Israel’s plans for breaking up the Egyptian-Saudi assault, if it took place. They all hinge on Israeli carrying its military thrust deep into its assailants’ territories.
As to the means of warfare, it is clear that a conflict pitting Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq against Israel will necessarily bring into play the largest number of ballistic missiles ever deployed in any war arena.
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