Malaysian predicts USA attack on Iran; Update: Iran accuses USA of backing Jundollah

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the US compelled the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Iran in order to weaken the country and lay the ground for a military attack.

“The world is made to believe once again the lie that Israel’s existence is being threatened by a nuclear armed Iran,” Mohamad said at the opening of the Breaking the Gaza Siege summit in Kuala Lumpur.

He went on to add that these sanctions were adopted despite the fact that Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), had repeatedly stated that there is no evidence of Iran pursuing military nuclear program.

Mohamad said that the US followed the same pattern in its previous war against Iraq, and attacked Baghdad after weakening the country by imposing crippling sanctions against it.

The former Malaysian premier added, “It is a matter of time before the war criminals in Israel and the United States launch another war of aggression, once Iran has been weakened by sanctions.”

The one-day International Conference on Breaking the Gaza Siege is expected to conclude with a clear plan on measures and efforts to be undertaken to challenge the siege and eventually put an end to it.


An attack on Iran would be a stupid way to get US warfighters dead. Thus while the US policy elites might like the notion, any US officer who plans to have a force of living subordinates left to command must oppose it.

Then again, Mathathir might be overstating his case without literally lying. He could mean, “Israel will attack Iran at some point within the next 1000 years.” This overstatement might be useful to draw attention to Israel’s current military disposition.

What does Xymphora think?

SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010

Propaganda Preparation for the Final Solution in Lebanon
The Jews don’t intend to attack Iran. They are going to attack Lebanon. They are going to carpet bomb the civilians in South Lebanon into dust. We know this because the Jews have already started the propaganda preparation for the Final Solution in Lebanon. The rather silly presentation on how Hezbollah has hidden its weapons in civilian centers is the start of getting the world ready to accept a holocaust, all in the name of Jewish ‘self-defense’.

We know Hezbollah doesn’t hide its weapons in civilian centers because:
it didn’t in the last illegal Jewish attack;
any Israeli attack on rocket emplacements would hurt civilians, and Hezbollah depends on good relations with the civilian population; and
Israel has too many spies in the civilian population, so hiding weapons near civilians risks detection by those reporting back to Israel.
It is preposterous to give up intelligence this way, as Hezbollah will just move its weapons. The only reason for such an IDF dog-and-pony show is to provide the propaganda background to prepare the world for what the Jews intend to do to South Lebanon, a massacre of all the civilians the Jews can slaughter. We know the IDF can’t beat Hezbollah. Plan B is therefore to remove all the civilian population.

Thus Israeli hints about attacking Iran might just be misdirection.

Mearsheimer has part of the picture, but doesn’t mention bribery and corruption:

All sorts of people in the national security establishment wanted to go to great lengths to stop Israel from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Because again it wasn’t in our interest.

And the two best examples that show how it’s not in our national interest are what happened during the 1973 war. During that conflict, the Israelis looked like they were in dire straits for the first few days. And they wanted the United States to immediately resupply them. The Nixon administration said “no” because the Nixon administration judged quite correctly that once the Israelis recovered from the initial surprise that they would do very well. And therefore the US government did not what to give the Israelis at that point more arms. The Israelis then threatened to pull the nuclear weapons out, and began talking about using nuclear weapons. That, not surprisingly, spooked the Americans who immediately began resupplying the Israelis even though they did not what to do that.

That’s a form of nuclear coercion.

From Israel’s point of view this was smart policy from our point of view it was not good.

Here’s an alternate explanation: Israel has been increasing its control over US foreign policy since JFK got shot. At this point, Israel dictates US foreign policy for the Middle East and strongly influences all US foreign policy. For example, Israeli/British plutocrats like the prospect of looting Iran’s natural resources, so the USA tries to pressure Iran:

The scientist claiming to have been kidnapped and tortured by the United States was a CIA mole who spied on Iran’s nuclear programme for several years, American officials have said.

Shahram Amiri was a vital source whose “significant, original” intelligence allowed his US minders to build up a comprehensive assessment of Iran’s clandestine nuclear capabilities, the officials claimed.
The allegations are the latest twist in an increasingly perplexing saga that has embarrassed the United States and prompted jubilant crowing in Iran, which has long maintained that the CIA kidnapped Mr Amiri during a visit to Saudi Arabia last year.

If the people of the USA can be made to believe that this man was a mole who described a nuclear weapons program, the USA Congress might authorize war on Iran – that is, if the USA Congress bothers to authorize specific wars. Nowadays they seem to give blanket authorizations for never-ending war on drugs, terror, and so on.


By Parisa Hafezi
TEHRAN | Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:47pm EDT
(Reuters) – Two suicide bombers killed at least 28 people, including elite Revolutionary Guards, at a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in southeast Iran, an attack Iranian leaders said was backed by the United States.

The Sunni Muslim rebel group Jundollah said it set off the bombs on Thursday, telling Al Arabiya television in an email it had carried them out in retaliation for Iran’s execution in June of the group’s leader, Abdolmalek Rigi.

Jundollah says it fights for the rights of Iran’s Sunni Muslim minority. Iran’s clerical leadership accuses its arch-foe, the United States, of backing Jundollah to create instability in Iran. Washington denies the charge….

Iran says Jundollah has links to Sunni Islamist al Qaeda and in the past has accused Pakistan, Britain and the United States of backing Jundollah to create instability in southeast Iran.

All three countries have denied this, and Jundollah denies having any links with al Qaeda.

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