James Clay Fuller

Things We're Not Supposed to Say

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Brzezinski predicts falsely justified Iran attack

When I wrote the piece below this one, I was unaware of the fact that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was told much the same thing late last month by Zbigniew Brzezinski, national secrutiy adviser under Jimmy Carter.

The corporate press ignored the testimony, though it has given prominent coverage to the falsehoods told in similar settings by Henry Kissinger and other old war mongers.

Brzezinski burned the hair off the arms of the Bush crazies and their supporters in Congress with his fire-breathing assessment of the situation in Iraq -- "a historic, strategic and moral calamity" -- and warned that the White House is leading this country to a military conflict with Iran that will have terrible consequences for the whole world.

He also suggested that Bush & Co. may create a pretext – a fictional story – to justify an attack on Iran.

A strong possibility is that the Bush will make demands on Iraq that it cannot meet and which this country has no legitimate grounds to make.

Then, said Brzezinski, there probably will follow a series of events: “Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the U.S. blamed on Iran, culminating in, quote-unquote, 'defensive' U.S. military actions against Iran.”

Brzezinski hinted, but didn't actually say, that the Bush White House is capable of creating or allowing a terrorist attack in this country as an excuse for war against Iran. And if we enter such a war, he said, there will be “a head-on collision with much of Islam” that will continue a very long time.

You can see his testimony at http://www.thewashingtonnote.com