- WASHINGTON, DC -- The escalating
Israeli assault on Lebanon clearly represents a conscious bid to provoke
a general war in the Middle East. The captured Israeli soldiers are only
the pretext for the present massive military operations. Israeli spokesmen
are making constant allegations that Hezbollah missiles being fired at
Israel have been manufactured or delivered by Iran. At the same time, the
Israelis accuse Hezbollah of wanting to transfer the two captured Israeli
soldiers to Syria or Iran. These statements are an attempt to build a case
for an Israeli sneak attack on Syria and/or Iran. US spokesmen, including
the Nietzschean fascist Bolton, constantly repeat the litany that Syria
and Iran are the supporters of Hezbollah.
- How might the Israelis and their Bush-Cheney allies
escalate to a Middle East regional war? A linear scenario is that, after
further bombardment of Israel by rockets allegedly made in Iran and allegedly
delivered with the connivance of Syria, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF)
lashes out at Damascus and Teheran. Syrian and Iranian retaliatory measures
would then be seized upon by the Bush-Cheney regime as a pretext for US
entry into the war. Here the US would be openly dragged into war as the
tail of the Israeli dog. But this is a deeply flawed scenario, sure to
generate huge waves of resentment against the Israelis and their US partners
as the body bags begin to come home.
- False flag scenarios would be entirely more effective
from the point of view of the war planners. CNN and MSNBC coverage this
Saturday morning has been stressing the situation of the 25,000 Americans
now stuck in Lebanon. These Americans are being invited to register with
the US consulates for possible evacuation. The State Department and the
US military have been remarkably slow to begin such an evacuation.
- One possible provocation scenario to bring the US into
the war is that a helicopter carrying US citizens being evacuated out
of Lebanon is hit by a missile and destroyed, killing all on board. The
missile might be fired by the Israelis or by their allies among the fascist
Lebanese Phalangists. The Israelis would announce that the helicopter had
been destroyed by Hezbollah, opening the way for a hysterical campaign
by Fox News and the rest of the neocon mass brainwashing apparatus to secure
an early US attack on Syria and Iran.
- An alternative: a group of Arabic-speaking Israeli
Mossad or Shin Beth special forces, or a group of Phalangist militia round
up a few dozen Americans and machine-gun them to death. The controlled
media then blame the massacre on Hezbolllah, thus stampeding the US population
- The "Christian" Phalangist (or "Kataeb
Party") have long been a willing cat,s paw for the US and Israelis
in Lebanon. It was the Phalangists, controlled by the Gemayel family, who
did most of the actual killing at the infamous Tel-al-Zaatar massacre in
August 1976, the midst of the Kissinger-provoked Lebanese civil war. The
Phlangists in that case did the dirty work under the supervision of the
Israelis. Although the controlled media have been silent about the Phalange,
it is clear that they are still available for dirty operations.
- In an ominous sign, CNN broadcasts have featured first-person
interviews with Caroline Shamoun, supposedly an American stuck in Lebanon.
This reference recalls Camille Chamoun, the CIA puppet president of Lebanon
who called in US forces in 1958. The goal of the current campaign is manifestly
to call US forces to intervene into a Lebanese-centered crisis once again.
- All peace-loving governments and all Americans of good
will should make it clear that they hold the Israeli Mossad, Shin Beth,
and Israeli Defense Forces directly responsible for the safety and welfare
of the Americans trapped in Lebanon by the present aggression. Any atrocities
against these Americans cannot be attributed to Hezbollah, Syria, or Iran,
none of whom has any conceivable interest in provoking the US into an attack.
It is Israel and Cheney who have such an interest, as is likely to have
been discussed during Olmert,s visit to the US in May and Netanyahu,s visit
here in June.
- It is imperative that the US and world population
be inoculated against the provocation scenarios now being propagandized
by CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the controlled media.
- US STATE DEPARTMENT, ARMED FORCES AWOL FOR AMERICANS
TRAPPED BY ISRAEL IN LEBANON
- OTHER NATIONALS ALREADY EVACUATED WHILE AMERICANS ARE
LEFT AS SITTING DUCKS FOR FALSE FLAG WAR PROVOCATIONS
- Washington DC, July 15 - (11 PM EDT) The above hypothesis
has received further corroboration from Fox News Saturday evening. According
to Silva Boghossian, a US citizen stuck in Lebanon interviewed by Greta
van Susteren at 10:25 Eastern Daylight Time, "the US has no plan"
for an effective evacuation of American citizens in Lebanon. According
to Ms. Boghossian, Italian and South African citizens staying in her hotel
were evacuated "two days ago," meaning on Thursday, one day after
the Israeli bombi9ng began on Wednesday morning. Ms. Boghossian said that
she has registered with US consular authorities, but that "nothing
had happened so far." She added that the persons she spoke with were
of undetermined nationality. The hotel where she is staying is now "full
of Americans," Ms. Boghossian told Fox.
- All parts of Lebanon are within easy flying distance
by helicopter from sovereign British bases on the nearby island of Cyprus
(Larnaka, etc.) Nothing would be easier than to set up a speedy airlift
which could bring all Americans in Lebanon quickly to safety. Bush, despite
his constant demagogy about protecting the lives of Americans, is pursuing
a policy of flagrant indifference to what happens to these 25,000 American
citizens. They are being hung out to dry, left as sitting ducks for whatever
bloody false flag operation may be cooked up by the Israeli intelligence
services. This is criminal negligence infinitely worse than Katrina, in
that any mass casualties among these Americans will represent a one-way
ticket for this entire nation to World War III, a war which sooner or later
will be fought with nuclear and thermonuclear weapons. A real US president
would right now be warning Israel that it will be held responsible for
the lives and safety of every American in Lebanon.
- The feckless Bush, totally isolated in St. Petersburg,
is instead focused on showing his subservience to Olmert. It is therefore
up to US public opinion to demand effective security measures for Americans
stranded in Lebanon, with immediate evacuation to Cyprus or other safe
areas. - WGT