There can be little doubt that a nuclear attack on Iran is coming soon. Bush said recently that this option would be necessary if "diplomatic efforts fail". As in Yugoslavia, and Iraq, the US has deliberately done what is necessary to guarantee that diplomatic efforts fail, so as to facilitate an attack. And just as the US fabricated the notion of WMD's in Iraq, so it fabricates the notion that Iran is pursuing a weapons program. In both cases, no mention is ever made about oil, or about selling oil for Euros. The attack on Iraq came one month after Iraq started selling oil for Euros. Iran is scheduled to start selling oil for Euros very soon, I think in March. You do the math. One of the obstacles to the Iran attack is European public opinion. Hence the phenomenon of the cartoons. The cartoons were published in order to provoke a Muslim reaction, which then could be spun as 'anti free speech'. This is a sick joke. Note this from the Arab News (http://arabnews.com/?page=7§ion=0&article=77327&d=5&m=2&y=2006): Danish ministers say the government can't condemn the cartoons a daily published mocking the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and that freedom of speech is guaranteed for all and that freedom of the press is also guaranteed by the Danish constitution. This argument would have been accepted if the constitution does not state otherwise and if the Danish government can say the same thing when it comes to making anti-Semitic remarks. The Danish constitution says: "The law prohibits publicly disseminated statements, which threaten, insult, or degrade persons based on their religion." And this law was used by the Danish government to condemn "anti-Semitic" activities and investigate them, as mentioned in the human rights report made by the US Department of State regarding Denmark in 2004: "From January through June, there were five incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism, primarily graffiti, and one incident of an anti-Semitic mailing, which the government condemned and investigated." And this from the American Free Press (http://www.rense.com/general69/zz.htm): The fact that the editors behind the anti-Islamic images claim to be exercising free speech while refusing to address Europe's strict censorship laws regarding discussion of the Holocaust and the ongoing imprisonment of historical revisionists reveals the existence of a more sinister agenda behind the provocative cartoons. Standard procedure: before you attack someone, you first demonize them. In World War I, they told us the Germans were eating Dutch babies. Before the first Iraq war, they told us babies were being taken out of their incubators. Lies all, but they did the trick. Now that Muslims are rioting, in Afghanistan and elsewhere, they can be portrayed as fundamentalist zealots with no respect for Western vales of freedom of expression. Not everyone buys this line, but it creates a pseudo-climate of "public opinion" that makes action against Iran "understandable". As part of this "clash of civilizations" campaign, we also had the phony London "suicide bombings", and in France we have Arab women prohibited from wearing their traditional veils. Increasingly, Europe is being pushed into playing along with the US agenda. Manipulating Merkel into the German Chancellor's spot went a long way to accomplishing that. Similarly the UN is more and more playing a supplementary role. The US destabilizes the regime, puts in a puppet, and then the UN comes in to "maintain peace", as we see in Haiti. All of this without European populations realizing what's going on. The US advances the front lines, while the Europeans act as occupiers, under the guise of peace-keepers. European leaders pretend to be "in tension" with the US, while they covertly collaborate. Consider this: http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/feb2006-daily/12-02-2006/main/update.shtml#11 Subject: US planning for Iran attack: British paper LONDON: US military strategists are drawing up plans for an attack on Iran as a last resort to stop the republic from developing nuclear weapons, a British newspaper in London reported. In a dispatch from Washington, it said Central Command and Strategic Command planners were "identifying targets, assessing weapon-loads and working on logistics for an operation". The planners are reporting to the office of Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with a view to having a military option if diplomatic efforts fail to put the brakes on Iran's suspected quest for nuclear weaponry. "This is more than just the standard military contingency assessment," the paper quoted a senior Pentagon adviser as saying. "This has taken on much greater urgency in recent months." Earlier Defence Secretary had said that the military action was among the options to settle the Iran nuclear issue. We know the attack must be nuclear, because the US can't afford another land-war quagmire, and because Iran has formidable defenses, compared to what Iraq had. Despite all of the anti-Muslim preparations, a nuclear attack will still be a big pill to swallow, not only in Europe but in the US as well. Thus I continue to suspect that the attack will be preceded by a phony terrorist incident, a "second 911". The cartoons et al create the context of anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe, and an "incident' plays into that context. The cartoons are the kindling, and the incident gets the flames to PR critical mass. It is important to understand just how important petrodollars are to the American economy. It's not simply an advantage to the US that oil is sold in dollars, it is absolutely critical to the survival of the economy. The US is having astronomical trade deficits at the same time as it having astronomical budget deficits. The only thing that allows this bubble economy to keep going is the fact that nations must have dollars to buy oil. That demand for dollars enables the U.S. to simply keep printing dollars, so to speak, and the world has to accept them as real money. The fact is that the real "hard currency" these days is oil, whereas in eras past it was gold. The US has created a situation where the dollar is pegged to oil, while up until Nixon is was pegged to gold. Bush has recently called for a considerable increase in military spending. With all our deficits, how does he imagine this increase is going to be paid for? Clearly he is counting on the petrodollar regime to continue. This can only happen if Iran is prevented from converting to Euros. It's elementary dear Watson. rkm -- -------------------------------------------------------- http://cyberjournal.org "Escaping the Matrix: how We the People can change the world" now available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0977098303 on Amazon.UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0977098303 Posting archives (now up-to-date): http://cyberjournal.org/cj/show_archives/?date=01Jan2007&lists=newslog Subscribe to low-traffic list: •••@••.••• ___________________________________________ In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.