On Dec.3, falling almost squarely between the day that Americans give thanks to God for all their blessings and the day that the world’s Christians and Muslims celebrate the birth of Jesus, the 16 most important organs within the US intelligence apparatus released declassified portions of the NIE or National Intelligence Estimate. Given the rhetoric of the last few years, what this report has to say is explosive, and that is putting it mildly. Prepared mainly by the CIA, two of the key points of this report are as follows–
“We judge that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program…
“We assess with moderate confidence Tehran has not restarted its nuclear weapons program as of mid-2007…
In essence, this report is a contradiction the size of Mt. Sinai to everything that the Bush administration and the Jewish support groups that pull his strings have been saying for the past several years with regards to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Beginning with Bush’s speech immediately following 9/11 (where he labeled Iran as being part of the axis of evil, warning that any day now America would go up in a mushroom cloud) and on an almost hourly basis since then the world has been subjected to a seemingly inexhaustible amount of propaganda, from Bushites on the Neocon talk radio circuit, warlords in Israel’s Knesset and all the various operatives working for Jewish interests here in the US, including the likes of Normon Podhoretz, Daniel Pipes, Michael Ledeen et al.
Now however, sanity seems to have gotten hold of at least a few in the intelligence community who recognize that the United States stands at the abyss and is faced with its own extinction in the event that the present Zionist-engineered war widens to include Iran.
Lest the reader assume that the NIE is just some ‘piece of paper’ (as George Bush is alleged to have once disparagingly said about the US Constitution) rest assured it is not. According to the CIA (the organization charged with most of the nation’s intelligence analysis) the NIE is the most authoritative written judgment concerning a particular national security issue. Unlike current intelligence papers that describe the present, most NIEs forecast future developments and address their implications for the United States in terms of military, technological, economic and political trends. The various branches of the Federal Government that contribute to it include the departments of Justice and Treasury, the National Security Agency and the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, just to name a few. In short, it is the best that America’s best is capable of producing in terms of actionable intelligence.
Given that the rug has been pulled out from under the effort to get America involved in a war with Iran, the reaction from all the usual characters is not in the least bit surprising. Bush, (the ‘recovering’ alcoholic who thinks God whispers in his ear) like some gambler who refuses to believe his pair of jokers did not beat his opponent’s royal flush is not backing down. Having pulled a skunk out of his black magic hat rather than a rabbit, his response is in effect that ‘Although Iran halted her program in 2003, that doesn’t mean she couldn’t start it back up again’. As of the moment of this writing VP Cheney (who was reported trying to suppress the release of the NIE as far back as six months ago) and his people are quiet as church mice in a room full of hungry cats.
Both in Israel and the US, the blind supporters of the Jewish state and her mad agenda are howling with a mixture of panic and outrage. From official circles such as PM Olmert and Defense Minister Barak Israel has done everything except declare the report the product of a group of incompetent nincompoops. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (despite her being quoted off-the-record recently saying that Iranian nuclear weapons pose no existential threat to Israel) said of the NIE “The world cannot accept a nuclear Iran…Tehran’s adamant pursuit of a nuclear weapon has been proven and it is clear to all that it continues with its efforts to obtain this technology.’
Here in America, Israel and her supporters are doing everything except rend their robes in the same way the High Priest Caiaphas did before sentencing Jesus of Nazareth to die for daring to oppose the Jewish supremacist agenda in His own day. They are using all the familiar charges of ‘appeasement’ and ‘backing down’ from the divinely-imposed duty of ‘protecting the Jewish people from annihilation at the hands of the new Hitler,’ Ahmadinejhad. The one thing they have not done YET (but give them time) is to allege the NIE’s analysis is all the result of ‘Islamo-Fascist’ agents and spies who have penetrated America’s most sensitive intelligence agencies, having pushed out Israel and her Judeo-fascist agents and spies that have already been there for quite some time.
Watchers of political events must ask a few questions concerning this recent development, and particularly when calling to mind that it was these same intelligence agencies playing an instrumental part in providing George Bush and his war machine with the necessary pretext for invading Iraq., not the least of which is ‘Why?’ as well as ‘Why now?”
The best answer to both is the one most obvious and easy to understand, and deals with the most primal of all instincts, which is survival. The individuals and agencies charged with doing America’s intelligence work are privy to information that the most curious of Americans could only dream of acquiring. They know full-well the unprecedented and irreversible disaster that will take place in the event America widens this war to include Iran. They see a nuclear-armed Russia sitting next door and the fact that Putin and his ‘United Russia’ party (elected with an overwhelming majority the very same day the NIE was released) are wildly popular amongst the Russian people and will not be pushed around by America and Israel. The authors of the NIE see a potential mutiny brewing in the US military, one small piece of evidence being the remarks recently made by Adm. William Fallon (commander of all forces in the Middle East tasked with any Iranian attack) that an attack on Iran would not take place under his watch. They see the declining value of the dollar and the fact that it has lost over 30% of its value since the war in Iraq began, and tied directly to world opinion of America’s increasing political instability.
In short, what the authors of the NIE are trying to do is prevent the last nail being hammered into America’s coffin that an attack on Iran would bring by those intent upon destroying what was once the bastion of freedom and prosperity. Fear of losing one’s job does not begin to compare with the fear of having one’s nation go up in smoke–literally–that would ensue from the future madness envisioned by Zionism’s most ardent fanatics. Thus, those who in the recent past were content with their roles as highly-paid and well-tailored yes men, willing to give the would-be emperor and his band of warlords falsified information in order to convict a nation that was already condemned to death are now willing to risk wrestling the lion if it is the only chance of surviving the ordeal.
However, as much as America and the rest of the world may be breathing a sigh of relief over the recently released NIE, a few things should be kept in mind, which, borrowing from an old adage, can be summed up thus–‘It ain’t over till it’s over’.
The madmen intent upon waging war against a billion and a half people in the Muslim world will not be deterred by a few inconvenient words written on a few pages by a few men working for a few intelligence agencies. The Neocons who nurse what is a well-proven and irrational fanaticism when it comes to Israel have demonstrated over and over again that they will not be deterred from getting their way. Not able to achieve what they wanted 40 years ago when they attacked (but failed to sink) the USS Liberty they were able to achieve on September 11, 2001, namely bringing America into Israel’s dirty wars. Right now they have come closer to achieving what they have wanted these last 2,000 years and counting–meaning world-wide domination–than ever before in history, and what this means is that they are desperate, and desperate men do desperate things.
This being the case, and given Americans’ increasing opposition to Israel’s wars in the Middle East, look for something catastrophic to take place, and probably not as far in the future as some might hope during this season of advent as Christians and Muslims prepare to celebrate the birth of the man who devoted 3 years of his life to fighting the Jewish extremist warlords of his own day. And while people should be grateful for every blessing bestowed upon them by the beneficence of a merciful Almighty and hope for the best, at the same time they should also prepare for the worst when dealing with an institutionalized evil such as Zionism and its supporters who, as has already been demonstrated, are capable of doing anything to anyone, anytime, anywhere.
2007 Mark Glenn
–Originally appearing in American Free Press Newspaper