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Iran Strike Set For June Or July


Former CIA Analyst Says Iran Strike Set For June Or July

by Paul Joseph Watson

McGovern: Staged terror attacks across Europe, US “probable” in order to justify invasion.

Former CIA analyst and Presidential advisor Ray McGovern, fresh from his heated public confrontation with Donald Rumsfeld, fears that staged terror attacks across Europe and the US are probable in order to justify the Bush administration’s plan to launch a military strike against Iran, which he thinks will take place in June or July.

Appearing on The Alex Jones Show, McGovern was asked about the timetable for war in Iran and said that behind the diplomatic smokescreen, the final chess pieces were being moved into position.

“There is already one carrier task force there in the Gulf, two are steaming toward it at the last report I have at least - they will all be there in another week or so.”

“The propaganda has been laid, the aircraft carriers are in place, it doesn’t take much to fly the bombers out of British and US bases - cruse missiles are at the ready, Israel is egging us on,” said McGovern.

McGovern said Iran’s likely response to a US air strike would be threefold - mobilizing worldwide terrorist cells that would make Al-Qaeda look like a girls netball team - utilizing its cruise missile arsenal to attack US ships and sending fighters into Iraq to attack US forces.

“The Iranians can easily send three divisions of revolutionary guard troops right over…the long border with Iraq,” said McGovern, stating that the local Sunni population of Iraq would welcome such an invasion.

The turmoil caused by such an action would lead the US to tap its so-called ‘mini-nuke’ arsenal said McGovern, opening a new Pandora’s box of chaos.

McGovern highlighted President Bush’s all time record low approval ratings as a reason for launching an attack on Iran to again whip up false patriotic fervour.

“I can see Karl Rove saying, ‘look what you need to do is become a war president again, get us involved with something pretty big here and then strut around and say you can’t vote for a bunch of Democrats to pull the rug out from under me while there’s a war going on’.”

McGovern drew a comparison with the concillatory cold war stance of Russia and JFK’s decision to respond in a similar manner, and the Iranian President’s letter which was immediately dismissed by the Bush administration. JFK’s approach saved the US from potential nuclear anihalation while Bush’s actions put the US in severe danger as Russia and China give ominous mixed signals on what their response to a US strike on Iran will be.

McGovern lambasted Bush’s inner circle as uniformly lacking any real military experience and characterized them as a cabal already hell-bent on war.

McGovern entertained the notion that western governments and intelligence hierarchies could potentially stage terror attacks in Europe and the US either before or after an invasion of Iran.

“That’s altogether possible,” said McGovern.

“I would say even probable because they need some proximate cause, some casus belli to justify really unleashing things on Iran…I would put very little past this crew - their record of dissembling and disingenuousness is unparalleled.”

McGovern said that Rove, Cheney and Rumsfeld, fearing impeachment and Enron-style criminal proceedings, are urging President Bush to launch a war in order to create a climate unconducive to lengthy investigations and impeachment proceedings.

Asked to cite specifically when we should expect to see an attack launched, McGovern said, “I think we all agree that an attack is likely before the election and we all agree that it has to do largely with the election - as for timing I see a likelihood that it could come as early as late June or early July, most of my colleagues predict August, September, maybe an October surprise even.”

“My thinking is that for it to be October that would be so crass and so transparent that even this crowd would shy away from making it so obvious,” said McGovern.

McGovern is set to appear along with a host of other respected and credible whistleblowers at the American Scholars Symposium at the end of this month.

There’s no way that any so called staged terror attacks would be linked to Iran. This guy is nuts.

Bush already knows terror links with Iraq as part of a justification will not work.

Yes I said “part”. Terror links were never the reason we went to war in Iraq, only speculative added icing on top of Saddam and WMD justification for war.

If Iran gets attacked, it will be in 2008 befire Bush leaves office. Contrary to what you read in the loonier sections of the press, almost no one in this administration is eager to bomb Iran. They may end up doing it, but it’s not their first option.

Remeber the “US Will Invade Iran In March” thread?

(Yawn)

These always follow a pattern -

US (usually with UK) alleged to be invading or about to invade said country.

Said country really has some brilliant army that will waste co-allition troops. In Iraq it was the ‘Republican Guard’ and those Fed-ien (sp?) fighters.

Somebody waves nukes about, in this case the US with ‘mini nukes’.

All surrounding Arab countries join in.

Russia joins in.

China joins in.

France surrenders.

WW3 starts.

Lets face it- Iraq was a mistake. Iran will be another mistake. Is there no peaceful solution? WW3 is set to take stage if this happens.

Maybe Darren Daulton was right- we all have 6 years to live.

I don’t mean to be a overly patriotic asshole when I say this but we can totaly kick the shit out of Iran even if every other Arab country sides with them. The real problem is that it will be expensive and damage our rep.

I am in Iraq right now, and we are pretty much already fighting Iran. The iranian influence/presence here is way beyond what you are hearing.

[quote]semper_fi wrote:
I don’t mean to be a overly patriotic asshole when I say this but we can totaly kick the shit out of Iran even if every other Arab country sides with them. The real problem is that it will be expensive and damage our rep. [/quote]

And here is the voice of America ladies and gents, that whole damage our rep bit almost gave me a hernia I laughed so loud, I was saving the pic for someone who started a really stupid thread but you have done more than enough to be awarded with it.

[quote]electric_eales wrote:
semper_fi wrote:
I don’t mean to be a overly patriotic asshole when I say this but we can totaly kick the shit out of Iran even if every other Arab country sides with them. The real problem is that it will be expensive and damage our rep.

And here is the voice of America ladies and gents, that whole damage our rep bit almost gave me a hernia I laughed so loud, I was saving the pic for someone who started a really stupid thread but you have done more than enough to be awarded with it.

[/quote]

ee, what are you talking about.

America has the power to kill everyone in the middle east. It would be an expensive and damaging proposition but it could be done.

Perhaps you could give yourself the assclown award.

ee,

As Zap is pointing out, the power is there. It is simply that America is NOT like Nazi Germany, using that power to crush others. There’s a whole laundry list of rogue nations that are very lucky that we DON’T want to exercise that power.

Imagine if we drafted, say, 10 million men and went hammer-and-tongs to wipe all this shit out. Game over.

it’s funny to see people clinging on to the thought that we retain some never ending power. we can destroy entire civilizations if we wanted. hey, why not? i am sure the persians, romans, greeks, egyptians, mongolians, chinese, japanese, russians, germans, english, spanish, french, and the rest felt the same way.

it’s funny how it never worked out for them. “those who cannot remember the past are condemed to repeat it”. spread yourself to thin, and your bound to break. when are you gonna pull your heads out of your asses? are we doomed to suffer the same fate? all signs point to yes.

You guys get too many boners about how powerful a nation you are.

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
ee,

As Zap is pointing out, the power is there. It is simply that America is NOT like Nazi Germany, using that power to crush others. There’s a whole laundry list of rogue nations that are very lucky that we DON’T want to exercise that power.

Imagine if we drafted, say, 10 million men and went hammer-and-tongs to wipe all this shit out. Game over.[/quote]

Really? You think America, this lazy, self-indulgent country that you constantly bemoan, would stand for a draft, especially of 10 million men?

Then you would agree that the stage is being set for a military confrontation, or would you say that diplomacy may acually work in this case?

P.S. Stay SAFE, and God Bless.

[quote]GDollars37 wrote:
Headhunter wrote:
ee,

As Zap is pointing out, the power is there. It is simply that America is NOT like Nazi Germany, using that power to crush others. There’s a whole laundry list of rogue nations that are very lucky that we DON’T want to exercise that power.

Imagine if we drafted, say, 10 million men and went hammer-and-tongs to wipe all this shit out. Game over.

Really? You think America, this lazy, self-indulgent country that you constantly bemoan, would stand for a draft, especially of 10 million men?[/quote]

Nope, that’s why I said what I did. Americans are warriors only when we want to be. That’s why the rest of the world is lucky. If we WERE the Nazis, like all these no-good cocksuckers around the world make us out to be, they’d have been fucking killed long ago. Do you think Hitler would put up with Iran or North Korea, or some other shithole like that? They’d be fucking uninhabited by now, and uninhabitable. What would Hitler have done to China if he had nukes? What would he have done to those lowlifes in South America who confiscated oil fields, that others developed?

And Vroom, Canada would be a colony if we were the pricks you make us out to be. You’d be a serf on my farm! How cool is that? :slight_smile: (You know I’m just kidding, right Vroomie? You and me’s bros, right homie? Right?)

H2

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
electric_eales wrote:
semper_fi wrote:
I don’t mean to be a overly patriotic asshole when I say this but we can totaly kick the shit out of Iran even if every other Arab country sides with them. The real problem is that it will be expensive and damage our rep.

And here is the voice of America ladies and gents, that whole damage our rep bit almost gave me a hernia I laughed so loud, I was saving the pic for someone who started a really stupid thread but you have done more than enough to be awarded with it.

ee, what are you talking about.

America has the power to kill everyone in the middle east. It would be an expensive and damaging proposition but it could be done.

Perhaps you could give yourself the assclown award.[/quote]

No Zao I am sure you have enough power to wipe out the whole planet, like the power you had when you liberated Vietnam, or took over Iraq so swiftly with minimal losses, oh yeah and that time you went and spent like 10 billion dollars trying to kill one man but failed.

Anyway the award was for the 'damage our rep comment’Not the destroy the middle east comment

:slight_smile:

[quote]Rockscar wrote:
There’s no way that any so called staged terror attacks would be linked to Iran. This guy is nuts.

Bush already knows terror links with Iraq as part of a justification will not work.

Yes I said “part”. Terror links were never the reason we went to war in Iraq, only speculative added icing on top of Saddam and WMD justification for war.[/quote]

Yes, all of which were lies.

[quote]electric_eales wrote:
semper_fi wrote:
I don’t mean to be a overly patriotic asshole when I say this but we can totaly kick the shit out of Iran even if every other Arab country sides with them. The real problem is that it will be expensive and damage our rep.

And here is the voice of America ladies and gents, that whole damage our rep bit almost gave me a hernia I laughed so loud, I was saving the pic for someone who started a really stupid thread but you have done more than enough to be awarded with it.

[/quote]

I second that emotion.

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
ee,

As Zap is pointing out, the power is there. It is simply that America is NOT like Nazi Germany, using that power to crush others. There’s a whole laundry list of rogue nations that are very lucky that we DON’T want to exercise that power.

Imagine if we drafted, say, 10 million men and went hammer-and-tongs to wipe all this shit out. Game over.[/quote]

On the contrary, the U.S. has invaded and fought more wars by proxy than Hitler ever had.

By the way, why DON’T we want to exercise power over other rogue nations, ones that are far more dangerous than Iraq was during our recent invasion?