Iran and Bird Flu: The Perfect Casus Belli?

The casus belli against Iran is about to be unveiled. You may call it the modern equivalent of Pearl Harbor, and it has already occurred without you even noticing. Iran is attacking us with air-delivered weapons of mass destruction, and we have no choice but to respond in kind. Unless we act immediately, the next … Continue reading “Iran and Bird Flu: The Perfect Casus Belli?”

Gen. Pace to Troops: Don’t Nuke Iran

At the luncheon of the National Press Club on Feb. 17, 2006, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, was asked by his interviewer, John Donnelly: “Should people in the U.S. military disobey orders that they believe are illegal?” Pace’s response: “It is the absolute responsibility of everybody in uniform to … Continue reading “Gen. Pace to Troops: Don’t Nuke Iran”

America and Iran:
At the Brink of the Abyss

Whether the U.S. will use nuclear weapons against Iran if a military confrontation erupts is in the hands of a single person, President Bush, as stated in NSC 30 from 1948: “the decision as to the employment of atomic weapons in the event of war is to be made by the Chief Executive when he … Continue reading “America and Iran:
At the Brink of the Abyss”

How to Stop the Planned Nuking of Iran

Multiple pieces of independent evidence suggest that America is embarked in a premeditated path that will lead inexorably to the use of nuclear weapons against Iran in the very near future. Facing clear evidence of this peril, we cannot wait for the final proof – the smoking gun – in the form of a mushroom … Continue reading “How to Stop the Planned Nuking of Iran”

Nuking Iran With
the UN’s Blessing

In the “global war on terror,” Iran is the next target, having been designated by the U.S. State Department [.pdf] as “the most active state sponsor of terrorism” in the world. The United Nations has given its blessing, and the U.S. will fill in the blanks. Before we analyze this, however, let us ask ourselves: … Continue reading “Nuking Iran With
the UN’s Blessing”

Nuclear Deployment for an Attack on Iran

Are U.S. tactical nuclear weapons deployed in the Persian Gulf, on hair-trigger alert, and ready to be launched against Iran at a moment’s notice? The answer is contained in presidential directive NSPD 35, “Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization,” issued May 2004, which is classified. Nevertheless, we can infer the answer from the fact that every other … Continue reading “Nuclear Deployment for an Attack on Iran”

Chemical Saddam Met
Nuclear Uncle Sam

Hypothesis: In the 1991 Gulf War, after ejecting Saddam Hussein from Kuwait, the United States was determined to invade Iraq, remove Saddam Hussein from power, and pursue the same goals it is pursuing in Iraq today. It was “deterred” from doing so only because Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons then, deployed and ready to be … Continue reading “Chemical Saddam Met
Nuclear Uncle Sam”

Nuking Iran Without the Dachshund

How do you convince military planners to prepare detailed plans for a nuclear attack against a non-nuclear nation, without having them think you are a madman? Use the dachshund principle, as illustrated by this old story: A small boy asked his father how wireless telegraphy works. “First let me explain how telegraphy works with wires,” … Continue reading “Nuking Iran Without the Dachshund”

Can a Nuclear Strike on Iran Be Prevented?

The Bush administration has put together all the elements it needs to justify the impending military action against Iran. Unlike in the case of Iraq, it will happen without warning, and most of the justifications will be issued after the fact. We will wake up one day to learn that facilities in Iran have been … Continue reading “Can a Nuclear Strike on Iran Be Prevented?”

A ‘Legal’ US Nuclear Attack Against Iran

On September 24 of this year, the United States finally achieved a goal it had persistently pursued over several years. Iran was declared by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) to be in “non compliance” with its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The resolution passed by the IAEA is remarkably weak. It does … Continue reading “A ‘Legal’ US Nuclear Attack Against Iran”