The other night I accused Stephen Harper of timing his decision to sever ties with Iran in order to ratchet up tensions just as Benjamin Netanyahu was about to go ballistic.
From The Atlantic: “Why is he doing this?
“My guess is that he’s saying what he’s saying because he knows he can’t attack, especially before the U.S. election, barring a yellow light from Obama, which he’s not getting. Sheer frustration at what he sees as Obama’s obtuseness is causing these undiplomatic outbursts.”
By trying to create the sense that the crisis was reaching a critical point, that Israel could strike at any time, which could only put more pressure on Obama to surrender to Netanyahu’s demands for a so-called red line. And give Mitt Romney fodder to claim that even Canada was doing more than Obama to contain the Iranian Threat.
I said then that Harper was guilty of aiding and abetting Netanyahu in his outrageous attempt to try to affect the result of a U.S. election.
Joe Klein on Morning Joe: “I don’t think I’ve ever, in the 40 years I’ve been doing this, have heard of another of an American ally trying to push us into war as blatantly and trying to influence an American election as blatantly as Bibi Netanyahu and the Likud party in Israel is doing right now. I think it’s absolutely outrageous and disgusting. It’s not a way that friends treat each other. And it is cynical and it is brazen.”
And nothing I have seen or heard since has changed my mind. For it seems obvious to me that Harper would do anything to help his beloved Bibi and his racist settler regime. He would do anything to help Mitt Romney, and his Big Oil backers.
And he and his absurd stooge John Baird have been more than adequately prepped.
During a visit to Israel in January, when Foreign Minister John Baird met with the head of Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, he was prepped to discuss at length the “threat” of Iran, documents have revealed.
The document preps the minister with a list of “key messages” and “questions.” One of them is that “Canada strongly supports Israel’s right to defend itself and live in peace with its neighbours, within secure boundaries.”
Another is that “Canada is profoundly concerned by the threat Iran poses to regional and global security.”
Observers say the meetings show the extent to which Canada is sidling up to Israel and taking the Israeli perspective on foreign affairs.
So brainwashed by the Likud regime that they would knife Obama in the back, and cheer lead for war . . .
Even though most military experts in Israel and other countries believe an attack on Iran could set the Middle East on FIRE.
U.S. military strikes on Iran would shake the regime’s political control and damage its ability to launch counterstrikes, but the Iranians probably would manage to retaliate, directly and through surrogates, in ways that risked igniting all-out war in the Middle East, according to an assessment of an attack’s costs and benefits.
“Planners and pundits ought to consider that the riots and unrest following a Web entry about an obscure film are probably a fraction of what could happen following a strike – by the Israelis or U.S. – on Iran,” retired Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, an endorser of the Iran report and a former operations chief for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview.
For if this is what the region looked like today . . .
Imagine what it would look like the day after an attack on Iran.
And what history would think of Stephen Harper and his criminal Cons for helping to trigger such a holocaust, that would tank the global economy, and maybe even lead to the Third World War. Instead of using diplomacy and sanctions to cause the brutish Mullah Regime to implode.
For there is a big election in Iran next year, and the Mullahs fear their own people more than they fear a war, that would only strengthen their position, and crush the opposition.
But then hoping that reason will influence the Harper regime is futile. For like the Mullahs, and the Likud extremists, they too are fanatics and warmongers.
So what can we do to try to change their insane behaviour? I have no idea. For we are so powerless, and our media suck up Con disinformation and propaganda like a baby imbibes its mother’s milk.
But I do know something eh? Silence is not an option. Tell the Cons to stop cheer leading for war. Tell them to make their foreign policy in Canada not Israel. Tell them to keep their dirty Republican noses out of the U.S. election.
And of course, hope like hell that sanity prevails.
And that Obama survives this dangerous year . . .