Seymour Hersh: the current Israeli agression on Lebanon was planned with the US as a 'demo for Iran' !

Were dead Lebanese children also part of the demo ?
Were the more than a thousand dead civilian Lebanese also part of the demo ?
Were the million displaced lebanese civilians, a quarter of the population, also part of the demo ? Was Lebanon's willingly destroyed economy also part of the demo ?
Was Lebanon's looting also part of the demo ?
Was Lebanon's willingly destroyed infrastructure part of the demo ?

Sanyura's Lebanon, Bush's darling in the ME, has served as a demo to a potential war against Iran ! I hope that Lebanese and their chiefs and their Hariris and their Lebanese Forces and their Jumblatt have learned the lesson this time around that this little country must count on itself and not on the US because when it comes to its interests and to the interests of its real ally, Israel, the US considers Lebanon and Lebanese as nothing else than a DEMO, Arabs, 'subhumans' !

The west's contempt for Arabs was never as strong as when no voice rose in support of Lebanon, a western friendly country, while its infrastructure, its children and its civilians were being massacred By Israel. In fact, not only the West didn't condemn Israel, not only it was busy excusing Israel's actions but it was busy purveying fragmentation bombs to Israel to better perform its criminal actions...

We have here a US administration which have contempt, not only for Arabs, but also for any form of human life that is not within the narrow interests of the few in the Bush adminstration and their friends in the industrial military complex, contempt for Human rights and thirst for oil, power and war ! How can we continue to give credibility to this administration ? How can we continue to give credibility to governments who support this administration ? How can we continue to give credibility to officials who do political and economic transactions with this administration ? How can we continue to give credibility to diplomats and politicians who think they can speak with this administration and convince them to change course ?

The Bush administration have showed convincingly the world, or every reasonable and rational person in the world, that They, Themselves, are the Terrorrists they claim they are eagerly chasing ! The rest of the world must stop dealing with this bunch of war criminals, terrorists and psychopaths for the sake of humanity ! Either you are with them and you are a war criminal and a morally banckrupt person or you are against them and this is where every person who cherishes human life must stand !

And please I don't want to hear anymore this grotestque lie about Israel 'wanting to defend itself' !

''According to a Middle East expert with knowledge of the current thinking of both the Israeli and the U.S. governments, Israel had devised a plan for attacking Hezbollah—and shared it with Bush Administration officials—well before the July 12th kidnappings. “It’s not that the Israelis had a trap that Hezbollah walked into,” he said, “but there was a strong feeling in the White House that sooner or later the Israelis were going to do it.

...”The United States and Israel have shared intelligence and enjoyed close military coöperation for decades, but early this spring, according to a former senior intelligence official, high-level planners from the U.S. Air Force—under pressure from the White House to develop a war plan for a decisive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities—began consulting with their counterparts in the Israeli Air Force.''

...''Everybody knows that Iranian engineers have been advising Hezbollah on tunnels and underground gun emplacements. And so the Air Force went to the Israelis with some new tactics and said to them, ‘Let’s concentrate on the bombing and share what we have on Iran and what you have on Lebanon.’ ” The discussions reached the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, he said.
“The Israelis told us it would be a cheap war with many benefits,” a U.S. government consultant with close ties to Israel said. “Why oppose it? We’ll be able to hunt down and bomb missiles, tunnels, and bunkers from the air. It would be a demo for Iran.”

''The Israeli plan, according to the former senior intelligence official, was “the mirror image of what the United States has been planning for Iran.” (The initial U.S. Air Force proposals for an air attack to destroy Iran’s nuclear capacity, which included the option of intense bombing of civilian infrastructure targets inside Iran, have been resisted by the top leadership of the Army, the Navy, and the Marine Corps, according to current and former officials. They argue that the Air Force plan will not work and will inevitably lead, as in the Israeli war with Hezbollah, to the insertion of troops on the ground.)''

“We told Israel, ‘Look, if you guys have to go, we’re behind you all the way. But we think it should be sooner rather than later—the longer you wait, the less time we have to evaluate and plan for Iran before Bush gets out of office.’”
Cheney’s point, the former senior intelligence official said, was “What if the Israelis execute their part of this first, and it’s really successful? It’d be great. We can learn what to do in Iran by watching what the Israelis do in Lebanon.”

The long-term Administration goal was to help set up a Sunni Arab coalition—including countries like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt—that would join the United States and Europe to pressure the ruling Shiite mullahs in Iran. “But the thought behind that plan was that Israel would defeat Hezbollah, not lose to it,” the consultant with close ties to Israel said. “There is no way that Rumsfeld and Cheney will draw the right conclusion about this,” he said. “When the smoke clears, they’ll say it was a success, and they’ll draw reinforcement for their plan to attack Iran.”

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Anonymous said...

Sophia, I read all your posts. I am in almost complete agreement with your perspective.

I find it hard to comment because you are so articulate and reasonable in your approach to the issues. Amen

Here is an article that i thought you might enjoy reading

Keep up the good work.


Sophia said...

I appreciate your comments. When you don't want comment just drop a word or two. Thank you very much for all the interesting links you send me. I will check this one as soon as possible.
I know it is hard sometimes to agree with someone but as blogger Elizabeth said in one of her recent posts, as bloggers, we want to discuss with people who don't agree with us but from her experience on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, she found people on the other side dogmatic and most of the time they won't bother with real arguments.
I am longing for Lebanon now that the guns have ceased. How was your trip there, I didn't have time to ask you this question as I was, until now, only focused on the daily misery that was going on there...

Since March 29th 2006