By ann summers
With Lord Dampnut’s coronation and his subsequent immigration hate-campaign, the Iran attack plans from 2012 have been dusted off again, and how much of the 1% stand to gain from rising oil prices.
It’s about prices and profits, not the oil itself, because history ….
Negating the nuclear deal struck by PBO will bring a new “clash of civilizations” and more will die.
Imagine how much profitability will come from revitalizing the current low prices and what a “killing” will occur in the short run, since as Keynes said “In the long run we are all dead.”
WikiLeaks has started publishing more than five million emails hacked by Anonymous from the servers of Stratfor, a US intelligence gathering company.
An email sent by Chris Farnham, senior officer for Stratfor, to an internal unnamed source inside the company titled “Israel/Iran Barak Hails Munitions Blast in Iran” provides details about who would benefit from an Israeli attack on Iran, and say such a plan would be motivated by economic factors.
According to the email, sent on November 13, 2011, supporters of an Israeli-led attack are Russia, India and Saudi Arabia, while the EU and China stand against such plans, mainly for economic reasons.
“Not many people know that Russia is one of Israel’s largest military partners and India is Israel’s largest client. If a direct conflict between Iran and Israel erupts, Russia and Saudi Arabia will gain the advantages on oil increasing prices. On the other hand, China and Europe are expected to lose from an oil crisis as a result of a conflict,” the email says
Farnham said that an attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities would last only 48 hours and be so devastating it would lead to regime change.
“Based on Israeli plans, the attack on Iran will last only 48 hours but will be so destructive that Iran will be unable to retaliate or recover and the government will fall. It is hard to believe that Hamas or Hezbollah will try to get involved in this conflict,” Farham wrote.
The Stratfor analyst then reveals that despite claims propagated in the media, an attack on Iran is unlikely since Israeli commandos have already targeted major parts of Iran’s nuclear programme.
“In the open media many are pushing and expecting Israel to launch a massive attack on Iran. Even if the Israelis have the capabilities and are ready to attack by air, sea and land, there is no need to attack the nuclear programme at this point after the commandos destroyed a significant part of it.”
Farnham said an attack would be motivated by economic factors rather than Iran’s nuclear programme.
“If a massive attack on Iran happens soon, then the attack will have political and oil reasons and not nuclear. It is also very hard to believe that the Israelis will initiate an attack unless they act as a contractor for other nations or if Iran or its proxies attack first,” the email concludes.
In 2010 it was revealed that members of the Illegals Program, a group of Russian sleeper agents in the US, were gathering online information about bunker busters and made contacts with a former intelligence official and with a scientist involved in developing the weapons.
A more recent development (c. 2012) is the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator, a 30000-pound conventional gravity bomb. The USAF’s B-2 Spirit bombers can each carry two such weapons.
The bigger question will be the proxy role of Israel in such an attack scenario
Bannon is the scary one. His service records are missing from public view, but we have learned that he was a junior officer (Lieutenant) in the Navy. His last year of duty was a desk job where they could keep an eye on him. He probably managed to piss of some Master Chief Petty Officer, who sent word up the chain of command that he was a loser they needed to keep an eye on. Even the greenest officer ought to know the last person you want to piss off is an E-9, but Bannon appears to have not gotten the message. Then he gets Riffed his last year of enlistment. I have good reason to believe that is why he went out of his way to humiliate the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Bannon ought to be thankful he was not deployed to Vietnam back during the war. He would have been fragged within a week of arriving in country.
He seems to envision himself as some kind of warlord.
I think he hates being from a blue collar home and to Harvard on scholarships. He just didn’t fit in.
I think SNL has a good take on the Administration.
I just heard that one of the country’s on the former ban list, Yemen had banned any Americans assistance in the war on Terrorism.