Are You Ready For War With Demonized Iran?

How much
attention do elections in Japan, India, Argentina, or
any other country, get from the US media? How many
Americans and American journalists even know who is in
political office in other countries besides England,
France, and Germany? Who can name the political leaders
of Switzerland, Holland, Brazil, Japan, or even China?

Yet, many know
of Iran`s President Ahmadinejad. The reason is obvious.
He is daily demonized in the US media.

The US media`s
demonization of Ahmadinejad itself demonstrates American
ignorance. The President of Iran is not the ruler. He is
not the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. He
cannot set policies outside the boundaries set by Iran`s
rulers, the ayatollahs who are not willing for the
Iranian Revolution to be overturned by American money in
some color-coded

Iranians have a
bitter experience with the United States government.
Their first democratic election, after emerging from
occupied and colonized status, in the 1950s was
overturned by the US government. The US government
installed in place of the elected candidate a dictator
who tortured and murdered dissidents who thought Iran
should be an independent country and not ruled by an
American puppet.

The US
has never forgiven the Iranian Islamic ayatollahs for
the Iranian Revolution in the late 1970s, which
overthrew the US puppet government and held hostage US
embassy personnel, regarded as
"a den of spies,"
while Iranian students pieced together shredded embassy
documents that proved America`s complicity in the
destruction of Iranian democracy.

government-controlled US corporate media, a Ministry of
Propaganda, has responded to the re-election of
Ahmadinejad with non-stop reports of violent Iranians
protests to a stolen election. A stolen election is
presented as a fact, even thought there is no evidence
whatsoever. The US media`s response to the documented
stolen elections during the George W. Bush/Karl Rove era
was to ignore the massive documented evidence of real
stolen elections.

Leaders of the
American puppet states of Great Britain and Germany have
fallen in line with the American psychological warfare
operation. The discredited British Foreign Secretary,
David Miliband, expressed his


about Ahmadinejad`s victory to a meeting of European Union
ministers in Luxembourg. Miliband, of course, has no
source of independent information. He is simply
following Washington`s instructions and relying on
unsupported claims by the defeated candidate preferred
by the US Government.

Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, had her arm twisted, too.
She called in the Iranian ambassador to demand
on the elections.

Even the
American left-wing has endorsed the US government`s
propaganda. Writing in
The Nation,
Robert Dreyfuss presents the hysterical views of

one Iranian dissident
as if they are the definitive
truth about "the
illegitimate election,"
terming it
"a coup d`etat."

What is the
source of the information for the US media and the
American puppet states?

Nothing but the
assertions of the defeated candidate, the one America

However, there
is hard evidence to the contrary. An independent,
objective poll was conducted in Iran by American
pollsters prior to the election. The pollsters, Ken
Ballen of the nonprofit Center for Public Opinion and
Patrick Doherty of the nonprofit New America Foundation,
describe their poll results in the June 15 Washington
Post. The polling was funded by the Rockefeller Brothers
Fund and was conducted in Farsi
"by a polling
company whose work in the region for ABC News and the
BBC has received an Emmy award."

You can find
their report


The poll
results, the only real information we have at this time,
indicate that the election results reflect the will of
the Iranian voters. Among the extremely interesting
information revealed by the poll is the following:

"Many experts are claiming that the margin of victory
of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the
result of fraud or manipulation, but our nationwide
public opinion survey of Iranians three weeks before the
vote showed Ahmadinejad leading by a more than 2 to 1
margin — greater than his actual apparent margin of
victory in Friday`s election.

"While Western news reports from Tehran in the days
leading up to the voting portrayed an Iranian public
enthusiastic about Ahmadinejad`s principal opponent, Mir
Hossein Mousavi, our scientific sampling from across all
30 of Iran`s provinces showed Ahmadinejad well ahead.

"The breadth of Ahmadinejad`s support was apparent in
our pre-election survey. During the campaign, for
instance, Mousavi emphasized his identity as an Azeri,
the second-largest ethnic group in Iran after Persians,
to woo Azeri voters. Our survey indicated, though, that
Azeris favored Ahmadinejad by 2 to 1 over Mousavi

"Much commentary has portrayed Iranian youth and the
Internet as harbingers of change in this election. But
our poll found that only a third of Iranians even have
access to the Internet, while 18-to-24-year-olds
comprised the strongest voting bloc for Ahmadinejad of
all age groups.

"The only demographic groups in which our survey
found Mousavi leading or competitive with Ahmadinejad
were university students and graduates, and the
highest-income Iranians. When our poll was taken, almost
a third of Iranians were also still undecided. Yet the
baseline distributions we found then mirror the results
reported by the Iranian authorities, indicating the
possibility that the vote is not the product of
widespread fraud."

There have been
numerous news reports that the US government has
implemented a program to destabilize Iran. There have
been reports that the US government has financed
bombings and assassinations within Iran. The US media
treats these reports in a braggadocio manner as
illustrations of the American Superpower`s ability to
bring dissenting countries to heel, while some foreign
media see these reports as evidence of the US
government`s inherent immorality.

former military chief, General Mirza Aslam Beig,

said on Pashto Radio
on Monday, June 15, that
undisputed intelligence proves the US interfered in the
Iranian election.
"The documents prove that the CIA spent 400 million
dollars inside Iran to prop up a colorful but hollow
revolution following the election."

The success of
the US government in financing color revolutions in
former Soviet Georgia and Ukraine and in other parts of
the former Soviet empire have been widely reported and
discussed, with the US media treating it as an
indication of US omnipotence and natural right and some
foreign media as a sign of US interference in the
internal affairs of other countries. It is certainly
within the realm of possibility that Mir Hossein Mousavi
is a bought and paid for operative of the US government.

We know for a
fact that the US government has psychological warfare
operations that target both Americans and foreigners
through the US and foreign media. Many articles have
been published on this subject.

Think about the
Iranian election from a common sense standpoint. Neither
myself nor the vast majority of readers are Iranian
experts. But from a common sense standpoint, if your
country was under constant threat of attack, even
nuclear attack, from two countries with much more
powerful military establishments, as is Iran from the US
and Israel, would you desert your country`s best
defender and elect the preferred candidate of the US and

Do you believe
that the Iranian people would have voted to become an
American puppet state?

Iran is an
ancient and sophisticated society. Much of the
intellectual class is secularized. A significant, but
small, percentage of the youth has fallen in thrall to
Western sexual promiscuity, to personal pleasure, and to
self-absorption. These people are easily organized with
American money to give their government and Islamic
constraints on personal behavior the bird.

The US
government is taking advantage of these westernized
Iranians to create a basis for discrediting the Iranian
election and the Iranian government.

On June 14, the
McClatchy Washington Bureau, which sometimes attempts to
report the real news, acquiesced to Washington`s
psychological warfare and declared
"Iran election
result makes Obama`s outreach efforts harder."

What we see here is the raising of the ugly head of the
excuse for
"diplomatic failure,"
leaving only a military

As a person who
has seen it all from inside the US government, I believe
that the purpose of the US government`s manipulation of
the American and puppet government media is to discredit
the Iranian government by portraying the Iranian
government as an oppressor of the Iranian people and a
frustrater of the Iranian people`s will. This is how the
US government is setting up Iran for military attack.

With the help of
Mousavi, the US government is creating another
like Iraqis under Saddam Hussein, who
require American blood and treasure to liberate. Has
Mousavi, the American candidate in the Iranian election
who was roundly trounced, been chosen by Washington to
become the American puppet ruler of Iran?

The great macho
superpower is eager to restore its hegemony over the
Iranian people, thus settling the score with the
ayatollahs who overthrew American rule of Iran in 1978.

That is the
script. You are watching it every minute on US

There is no end
to support the script. For one example among hundreds, we
Gary Sick,
appropriately named, who formerly served
on the National Security Council and

currently teaches at Columbia University

"If they`d been a little more modest
and said Ahmadinejad had won by 51 percent,"

Sick said, Iranians might have been dubious but more
accepting. But the government`s assertion that
Ahmadinejad won with 62.6 percent of the vote,
"is not

"I think,"

continued Sick,
"it does mark a real transition point in the Iranian Revolution, from a
position of claiming to have its legitimacy based on the
support of the population, to a position that has
increasingly relied on repression. The voice of the
people is ignored."

The only hard
information available is the poll referenced above. The
poll found that Ahmadinejad was the favored candidate by
a margin of two to one.

But as in
everything else having to do with American hegemony over
other peoples, facts and truth play no part. Lies and
propaganda rule.

Consumed by its
passion for hegemony, America is driven prevail over
others, morality and justice be damned. This
world-threatening script will play until America
bankrupts itself and has so alienated the rest of the
world that it is isolated and universally despised.

Paul Craig Roberts [email
] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan`s
first term.  He was Associate Editor of the
Street Journal.  He has held numerous academic
appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded
the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
Mitterrand. He is the author of

Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
and the Soviet Economy

Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
and is the co-author
with Lawrence M. Stratton of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click

for Peter
Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.