A third American war crime in the making

Published on Online Journal, by Paul Craig Roberts, March 31, 2008.

The US Congress, the US media, the American people, and the United Nations, are looking the other way as Cheney prepares his attack on Iran.

If only America had an independent media and an opposition party. If there were a shred of integrity left in American political life, perhaps a third act of naked aggression – a third war crime under the Nuremberg standard – by the Bush Regime could be prevented.

On March 30, the Russian News & Information Agency, Novosti, cited a high-ranking security source: The latest military
intelligence data point to heightened US military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran.

According to Novosti, Russian Colonel General Leonid Ivashov said that the Pentagon is planning to deliver a massive air strike on Iran’s military infrastructure in the near future.


The chief of Russia’s general staff, Yuri Baluyevsky, said last November that Russia was beefing up its military in response to US aggression, but that the Russian military is not obliged to defend the world from the evil Americans.

On March 29, Chris Floyd cited a report by the Saudi Arabian newspaper Okaz, which was picked up by the German news service, DPA. The Saudi newspaper reported on March 22, the day following Cheney’s visit with the kingdom’s rulers, that the Saudi Shura Council is preparing national plans to deal with any sudden nuclear and radioactive hazards that may affect the kingdom following experts warnings of possible attacks on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactors …

… Indeed, it is this disunity that permits the US to bomb and murder at will in the Middle East. (full text).

(Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury in the Reagan administration. He has held numerous academic professorships and appointments in the US Congressional Staff. He was an associate editor of the Wall Street Journal).

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