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 Post subject: The Redirection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:54 am 
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The New Yorker

THE REDIRECTION

Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?

by SEYMOUR M. HERSH

In the past few months, as the situation i Iraq has deteriorated, the Bus Administration, in both its publi diplomacy and its covert operations, ha significantly shifted its Middle Eas strategy. The “redirection,” as some insid the White House have called the ne strategy, has brought the United State closer to an open confrontation with Ira and, in parts of the region, propelled it int a widening sectarian conflict betwee Shiite and Sunni Muslims

To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.


Long article looking at the moves of our government in this slipery game they are playing with people's lives.

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It's a little long. A Little? Oh well, Seymour Hersh makes the read worth while.

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Flynt Leverett, a former Bush Administration National Security Council official, told me that “there is nothing coincidental or ironic” about the new strategy with regard to Iraq. “The Administration is trying to make a case that Iran is more dangerous and more provocative than the Sunni insurgents to American interests in Iraq, when—if you look at the actual casualty numbers—the punishment inflicted on America by the Sunnis is greater by an order of magnitude,” Leverett said. “This is all part of the campaign of provocative steps to increase the pressure on Iran. The idea is that at some point the Iranians will respond and then the Administration will have an open door to strike at them.”


In politics, nothing is coincidence and if it were then it would fit into the plan and be explained away as another indication of the intended precluded result. It is intentional- it is on purpose. The strategy of deception, also the name of a book by Paul Virilio, is the blanket of secrecy that must shroud all our true intentions. The blame game is a critical tool of oppressors who with such inconveniences as the Nuremburg and constitutions these people have signed in the past. Damn nuisances to hegemonic imperialist ideals.

Looks like once again, this administration is fixated on its formula for success. Typical of them to stick to tried and tested scenarios to depict alternat truths. Deception through redirection- decoying, distraction and disinformation- has always been the way. But it is up to the receiver of this classic deceptive strategy to decide on who is telling the truth, when the objective is to hide it from all sides! With the right spin- you always win.

Disappointment and disillusionment can be turned any way it helps the formula.

Perhaps when its all over it will be said once again that- "Never was expectation more completely deceived" (James Mill-1817).

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Perhaps when its all over it will be said once again that- "Never was expectation more completely deceived" (James Mill-1817).


According to this report from 60 Minutes there is dissension in the ranks of the military who are fed up with the Iraq War:

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Video ... _0226.html[/url]

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 Post subject: Karl Rove Personally Received (And Ignored) Iranian Peace Of
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Ex-Congressional Aide: Karl Rove Personally Received (And Ignored) Iranian Peace Offer in 2003

As Seymour Hersh reports the Pentagon has created a special panel to plan a bombing attack on Iran, we examine how the Bush administration ignored a secret offer to negotiate with Iran in 2003. We speak with the National Iranian American Council's Trita Parsi, a former aide to Republican congressman Bob Ney.

Iran is on everyone's mind. Rush transcript at link.

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