In An Impotent World Even The Bankrupt Can Prevail

When Japan attacked

Pearl Harbor,
Japan did not spend years preparing
her public case and demonstrating her deployment of
forces for the attack. Japan did not make a world issue
out of her view that the US was denying Japan her role
in the Pacific by hindering Japan`s access to raw
materials and energy.

Similarly, when Hitler attacked
Russia, he did not preface his invasion with endless
threats and a public case that blamed the war on

These events happened before the
PSYOPS era. Today, America and Israel`s wars of
aggression are preceded by years of propaganda and
international meetings, so that by the time the attack
comes it is an expected event, not a monstrous surprise
attack with its connotation of naked aggression.

The US, which has been threatening
Iran with attack for years, has passed the job to
Israel. During the third week of July, the American vice
president and secretary of state gave Israel the
go-ahead. Israel has made great public disclosure of its
warships passing through the Suez Canal on their way to
Iran. "Muslim"
Egypt is complicit, offering no objection to Israel`s
naval forces on their way to a war crime under the
Nuremberg standard that the US imposed on the world.

By the time the attack occurs, it
will be old hat, an expected event, and, moreover, an
event justified by years of propaganda asserting Iran`s

Israel intends to dominate the
Middle East. Israel`s goal is to incorporate all of
Palestine and southern Lebanon into
"Greater Israel." The US intends to dominate the entire world,
deciding who rules which countries and controlling
resource flows.

The US and Israel are likely to
succeed, because they have effective PSYOPS. For the
most part, the world media follows the US media, which
follows the US and Israeli governments` lines. Indeed,
the American media is part of the PSYOPS of both

According to

Thierry Meyssan
in the Swiss newspaper

the CIA used SMS or text messaging and Twitter to
spread disinformation about the Iranian election,
including the false report that the Guardian Council had
informed Mousavi that he had won the election. When the
real results were announced, Ahmadinejad`s reelection
appeared to be fraudulent.

Iran`s fate awaits it. A reasonable
hypothesis to be entertained and examined is whether
Iran`s Rafsanjani and Mousavi are in league with
Washington to gain power in Iran. Both have lost out in
the competition for government power in Iran. Yet, both
are egotistical and ambitious. The Iranian Revolution of
1979 probably means nothing to them except an
opportunity for personal power. The way the West has
always controlled the Middle East is by purchasing the
politicians who are out of power and backing them in
overthrowing the independent government. We see this
today in

as well.

In the case of Iran, there is an
additional factor that might align Rafsanjani with
Washington. President Ahmadinejad attacked former
President Rafsanjani, one of Iran`s most wealthy
persons, as corrupt. If Rafsanjani feels threatened by
this attack, he has little choice but to try to
overthrow the existing government. This makes him the
perfect person for Washington.

Perhaps there is a better
explanation why Rafsanjani and Mousavi, two highly
placed members of the Iranian elite, chose to persist in
allegations of election fraud that have played into
Washington`s hands by calling into question the
legitimacy of the Iranian government. It cannot be that
the office of president is worth such costs as the
Iranian presidency is not endowed with decisive powers.

Without Rafsanjani and Mousavi, the
US media could not have orchestrated the Iranian
elections as
an orchestration that the US government
used to further isolate and discredit the Iranian
government, making it easier for Iran to be attacked.
Normally, well placed members of an elite do not help
foreign enemies set their country up for attack.

An Israeli attack on Iran is likely
to produce retaliation, which Washington will use to
enter the conflict. Have the personal ambitions of
Rafsanjani and Mousavi, and the naive youthful upper
class Iranian protesters, set Iran up for destruction?

Consult a map and you will see that
Iran is surrounded by a dozen countries that host US
military bases. Why does anyone in Iran doubt that Iran
is on her way to becoming another Iraq, Afghanistan, and
Pakistan, in the end to be ruled by oil companies and an
American puppet?

The Russians and Chinese are off
balance because of successful American interventions in
their spheres of influence, uncertain of the threat and
the response. Russia could have prevented the coming
attack on Iran, but, pressured by Washington, Russia has
not delivered the missile systems that Iran purchased.
China suffers from her own hubris as a rising economic
power, and is about to lose her energy investments in
Iran to US/Israeli aggression. China is funding
America`s wars of aggression with loans, and Russia is
even helping the US to set up a puppet state in
Afghanistan, thus opening up former Soviet central Asia
to US hegemony.

The world is so impotent that even
the bankrupt US can launch a new war of aggression and
have it accepted as a glorious act of liberation in
behalf of women`s rights, peace, and democracy.

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.