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Iran Dossier: More Brothers Grimm Nonsense
Sunday February 11th 2007, 9:01 am
Maryam Rajavi, along with husband Massoud, leaders of the Marxist-Islamic Mujahedin-e Khalq cult and terrorist group, will provide “evidence” in an attempt to finger Iran, thus conjuring up unpalatable memories of Ahmed Chalabi.
“The Bush administration is haunted by the history of intelligence blunders about Saddam Hussein’s supposed weapons of mass destruction as the United States tries to document that Iran is providing lethal help to Iraqi fighters,” reports Yahoo News, or maybe that should be news for yahoos.
In fact, the Bush administration is not “haunted by the history of intelligence blunders,” as there was no blundering, or for that matter intelligence, but simply a series of calculated lies and fabrications, designed to pave the way for the invasion of Iraq. As should be obvious, the “Bush administration,” or rather the unelected neocons, are plotting a repeat in Iran.
“After weeks of preparation and revisions, U.S. officials are preparing to detail evidence supporting administration’s claims of Iran’s meddlesome and deadly activities. A briefing was scheduled Sunday in Baghdad.”
Translation: the neocons jumped the gun, they need more time to tweak their fairy tale about Iran providing assistance to their enemies, the Sunni resistance, comprised in large part of former Ba’athists, who invaded Iran and fought a bloody war (over a million people killed)—admittedly a large pill to swallow, but then the American people, and even most members of Congress, are accustomed to swallowing large pills. Soon enough, we will see this latest neocon scam in all its putrid glory, plastered all over newspapers, the internet, and on Fox News. Millions will mindlessly parrot the official line and demand Iran be reduced to a glass parking lot.
“The Iran dossier, some 200 pages thick in its classified form, was revised heavily after officials decided it was not ready for release as planned last month. What is made public probably would be short, and shorter on details than the administration recently had suggested.”
Shorter on details because the less details provided, the less chance the neocons will be tripped up by their lies, not that such has stopped them in the past. As the shameless lies about Saddam’s nonexistent weapons of mass destruction, and Osama and Saddam colluding together demonstrate, never mind the inconsistencies bordering on absurdity, the neocon fairy tales cannot stand the light of day, they dry up in short order and blow away.
“No one who has seen the files has suggested the evidence is thin. But senior officials—gun-shy after the drubbing the administration took for the faulty intelligence leading to the 2003 Iraq invasion—were underwhelmed by the packaging.”
No clue precisely who has seen this classified “evidence” and declared it to be not “thin.” It remains a mystery. As usual, we are offered mere silhouettes under the predictable cover of “senior officials,” question marks masking their identities. In fact, no “drubbing” occurred after the 2003 invasion, no congressional investigations worth the name were conducted, no official charges ensued.
“Officials from several intelligence agencies scrutinized the presentation to make sure it was clear and that ‘we don’t in any way jeopardize our sources and methods in making the presentation,’ State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Friday.”
Sources? Recall “Curveball,” the star witness said to be a chemical engineer with information about Saddam’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. As it turns out, this Curveball was a con artist who drove a taxi in Iraq and was a mentally unstable alcoholic. Another so-called defector, going by the colorful moniker “Red River,” failed a polygraph examination and was such an embarrassment he was deleted from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Iraq. It is said he was removed as “the result of objections raised by American intelligence agencies in the interest of protecting sources and methods, sometimes in deference to a foreign intelligence service, according to American government officials who have read the classified version of the Senate committee’s report,” the New York Times reported back in July of 2004.
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