Alan Sabrosky : Clearing the Info Decks of Pesky Opposition to the Syndicate’s Pro-Iranian Islamic Regime Agendas

I recently (well – about April 28th, but who’s counting days?) received a post sourced from http://mycatbirdseat.com/2013/04/38173-alan-sabrosky-clearing-the-decks-for-war-with-iran/    via an email list I’m on.

Like many posts which do the email rounds, it’s basically a lot of BS disinfo designed to serve a particular set of agendas. I replied with the following on that particular email list. I’ve now decided to get into the habit of making my replies more publicly available – with identities of list members and senders removed, of course – hence this blog post, my first in many years.

Enjoy!

This is one of those strange combinations of high farce and tragedy. It’s difficult to know whether to laugh or cry, so I choose neither and instead choose to provide some brief observations as food for thought for those with the ability and inclination to do their own research.

For a start, for *years* the media – both mainstream and ostensibly alternative – has been regularly making noises that “They’re gonna attack Iran!”, but yet it never seems to happen. Instead of stopping to ask themselves why they’re being repeatedly suckered, consumers of this kind of propaganda seem to be addicted to spreading it. It’s almost as though they privately *hope* that Iran is attacked so they can declare “See! We told you so!”, or similar. But enough of such unsavoury speculation…..

That the US war against Iraq was designed – in large part – with the goal of strengthening Iran’s regime, is not something which is regularly considered. Which would seem a little strange considering that this hypothesis has been around since at least 2002/2003 and that’s exactly what’s now happened – the US-installed Iraqi government is essentially a puppet of Tehran, and Iraq is now basically Iran’s western-most province.
Extensive analyses of the Geopolitricks of the US-Iran relationship are available at http://tenc.net/iraq-iran.htm and
http://www.hirhome.com/iraniraq/guide-iraniraq.htm

I’d never heard of Dr. Alan Sabrosky before today. However, apart from the fact – given the analyses provided above – that he’s spinning a yarn, the most blatant red flag was his saying “the US Defense Secretary of whom so many of us hoped so much” about Chuck Hagel. Hmmm – hoping “so much” from the US Minister of War.

Then there’s Sabrosky’s bio [Annotated] – “Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs [Euphemism for Geopolitical shenanigans] . In December 1988, he received the Superior Civilian Service Award after more than five years of service at the U.S. Army War College [!!!] as Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. He is listed in WHO’S WHO IN THE EAST (23rd ed.). A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Dr. Sabrosky’s teaching and research appointments have included the United States Military Academy[!!], the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) [Whoah! See below], Middlebury College and Catholic University; while in government service, he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Dr. Sabrosky has lectured widely on defense and foreign affairs [Euphemism for imperialism] in the United States and abroad.”

Ah CSIS – what a peaceful antiwar crowd they are (not!). From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Strategic_and_International_Studies – “The current president and CEO of CSIS is John Hamre, former Deputy Secretary of Defense. He has held the position since April 2000. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Sam Nunn, a former Democratic Senator from Georgia and longtime chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Its board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyros and Brent Scowcroft. ”

There are names of more well known “peace activists” at http://csis.org/about-us/board-trustees
The article “Reader Asks: “Doesn’t Israel Fund Hamas?” Francisco Gil-White Replies: “No. This is an unfounded allegation made by the CIA.” ” provides a detailed analysis of the role CSIS/CIA played in spreading this media rumour – http://www.hirhome.com/israel/cia.htm

This may come as a shock to those who believe that the US is somehow a friend of Israel’s, or even  that somehow Israel runs the US. It shouldn’t be shocking though. As this chronology clearly demonstrates, US policy towards Israel has been hardly that of an ally –
http://www.hirhome.com/israel/hirally.htm

The kind of questions which it would seem prudent to ask are:- Why is it that demonstrably false propaganda, often written by people who don’t even really bother hiding who they work for and what their agenda is, repeatedly finds its way onto websites and email lists which purport to be about “peace”, “sovereignty”, “anti-NWO”, etc?
Why is it that this kind of propaganda is, not only tolerated but actively promoted by, people who consider themselves to be well informed and who often refer disparagingly to “the sheeple”?
How is it that so few ostensibly enlightened people can see the effect this propaganda has on them and the movements they purportedly support?

Nigel

ps: There is a possible (probably unlikely) Geopolitical scenario in which the US, using its puppets in the Israeli government, uses Israel to launch a futile attack on Iran. But that’s an analysis for another day.

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