WWID-A: What won’t Iran do? Attack!

Finally, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski gets his chance to be big.

Adri Mehra

As Iran continues to thumb its nuclear nose at the United States, an old hawk has swooped down and opened up his crystal ball for those of us brave enough to look.

Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski -perhaps the world’s leading expert on post-Cold War American geostrategy – is warning us about an attack not from Iran, but from within our own government.

In testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 1, Dr. Brzezinski described “a plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran” as involving “a terrorist attack in the U.S. blamed on Iran, culminating in a ‘defensive’ U.S. military action against Iran.”

(According to Global Research, the quotation marks around “defensive” are found in the original copy of the speech and are presumed to be from Dr. Brzezinski himself.)

The remarkable thing about the speech, notes Michael Collins from the Center for Research on Globalization, is that Iran is “blamed” for the terrorist attack.

As Collins posits, “the quotation marks around ‘defensive’ indicate something other than that. This defines the meaning of ‘blamed’ as somewhat akin to saying Iran would be the patsy, fall guy or stooge for whoever actually committed the act.”

At a press conference afterwards, Washington journalist Barry Grey was quick to grill Dr. Brzezinski about the specific details of this hypothetical war-trigger attack.

“Are you suggesting there is a possibility it could originate within the U.S. government itself?” Grey asked.

“I’m saying the whole situation can get out of hand and all sorts of calculations can produce a circumstance that would be very difficult to trace,” responded Dr. Brzezinski.

Wow.

“That a man such as Brzezinski, with decades of experience in the top echelons of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, a man who has the closest links to the military and to intelligence agencies, should issue such a warning at an open hearing of the U.S. Senate has immense and grave significance,” Grey concluded in his report on the speech.

Brzezinki’s prognostication would not be so chilling if the United States didn’t have such a long criminal record regarding what are known as false flag terror operations.

False flags are top-secret military operations that are designed to look like they were conducted by other governments – in short, pretending to be the enemy in order to start a war.

The name is derived from the practice of flying “false colors” in naval warfare, in which a ship raises the flag of a country other than its own in order to deceive and confuse other ships, and provide a means for attack and, ultimately, a pretext for war.

In 1898, the U.S.S. Maine was sent by its superiors uninvited to Havana Harbor near Cuba and mysteriously sank, likely due to spontaneous combustion caused by a coal bunker (then a frequent problem on ships built after the Civil War), according to a report published by Navy Admiral Hyman G. Rickover in 1976.

However, at the time, President McKinley immediately blamed the Spanish in Cuba for planting a mine that destroyed the ship, despite no testimony, documentation or specific accusation of Spanish authorities.

What’s more, there were no recorded eyewitnesses that reported having seen jets of water thrown up during the massive explosion, nor were any dead fish found to be floating in the harbor – both necessary characteristics of such a catastrophic underwater event.

Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler was a master of false flag attacks and black propaganda, organizing several attacks that he blamed on the Polish in order to justify an invasion.

In 1933, a Berlin fire station received an alarm that the Reichstag – the building that houses the German parliament – had exploded into flames.

When the police arrived, they found a half-naked Dutch Communist wandering around, whom they quickly arrested and charged with setting the complex inferno.

According to Louis Snyder in his “Encyclopedia of the Third Reich,” Hitler called the Reichstag fire “a sign from heaven” and used it to kick-start his Nazi revolution against the Communists in Germany and the rest of Europe and beyond.

At a lunch on Hitler’s birthday in 1942, Nazi commander Hermann Göring shouted, “The only one who really knows about the Reichstag building is I, for I set fire to it” and slapped his thigh, according to General Franz Halder at the Nuremberg trials.

Although perhaps not as gleeful as Mr. Göring, we have seen our own leaders in recent years admit to manufacturing false claims regarding Iraq’s nonexistent nuclear capabilities in order to invade, overthrow and occupy the country.

In the press conference following his speech on Feb. 1, Dr. Brzezinski referred to the now-infamous 2003 White House memo, in which President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair openly discussed a plan to fly a U2 spy plane painted with U.N. colors over Iraq in hopes that former Iraq President Saddam Hussein would shoot it down and justify long-gestating Western designs to invade Iraq again.

Dr. Brzezinski had warned earlier in his speech that “a mythical historical narrative to justify the case for such a protracted and potential expanding war is already being articulated.”

For the first time in a long while, a neoconservative intellectual has probably got it right, but for all of our sake, let’s hope he’s wrong.

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