Old Intelligence is now New Intelligence
Obama has announced that the baddies in Iran have a secret underground plant for enriching uranium and Gordon Brown says the world will be shocked, shocked I tell you! Yes, once again we have been warned of the mysterious and inscrutable denizens of the mysterious East and once again we have much ado about nothing. It seems quite likely that the plan for Iran might be similar to the plan for Iraq. It’s the same recipe. Weaken with sanctions, claim sanctions failed, invade, occupy.
Obama’s lapdog Gordon Brown regales us with the usual canards.
“The level of deception by the Iranian government, and the scale of what we believe is the breach of international commitments will shock and anger the entire international community,” Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain said, standing on the other side of Mr. Obama. “The international community has no choice today but to draw a line in the sand.”
Who is the international community? Why the U.S. and its little tag-along small fry Britain, France, Germany, in other words the “West” which quite naturally contain the only legitimate governments and thus make up the international community. So the international community (Obama) absolutely shocks us with the news that Iran has had a secret nuclear facility for years. But then we are told that the U.S. intelligence agencies have been tracking it for years. Well now, there you go again, you cannot have it both ways. If the intelligence community has followed it for years then it can hardly be considered a secret but there you go, in the land of fantasy one can have it both ways. If we were to take this logic to its natural conclusion then we should place heavy sanctions against Israel for their secret and not so secret estimated 300 nuclear warheads quickly followed by invasion and occupation.
Let’s be clear about this, the NIE report of 2007 stated with “high confidence” that Iran had ended pursuit of nuclear bombs in 2003 and if the intelligence community believed this to be true even though at the time they knew of this secret nuclear site then why is it such a big deal now? And let’s be even clearer about this, the U.S. is determined to attack Iran at some point and there is absolutely no way Iran is going to be able to convince the U.S. that it is not pursuing nuclear weapons. Again this is the same pattern we saw with the Iraq War. Bush was determined to invade Iraq even before 9/11 which provided a twisted sort of logic for the invasion and there was nothing in the world Iraq could have said or done to prevent the attack. Note Gordon Brown’s statement that the international community has no choice but to draw a line in the sand. This is ever the case, we of the West have always been put in the position where “they made us do it” by the nature of our intended victims refusal to obey our dictate