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Poll: Americans And Europeans Support Impending Attack On Iran

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June 18, 2010: Kurt Nimmo / – June 18, 2010

Remember Hitler’s maxim that the bigger and the more outrageous the lie, the more likely the masses are to believe it? Following the results of a recent poll we once again get an abject lesson demonstrating that Hitler knew what he was talking about.

“Majorities in many Western and some Muslim countries are willing to consider military action against Iran to prevent the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear weapons, a global poll showed on Thursday,” reports the Sydney Morning Herald today. “The Pew Research Center’s poll conducted in 22 countries found majorities or pluralities in 16 countries endorsing the possibility of military intervention.”

Naturally Americans are more susceptible to neocon propaganda than other people around the world. In America, a sucker is born every minute, as P. T. Barnum said (actually it was “Paper Collar Joe” Bessimer who made the cynical comment).

“Americans are among the most supportive of a military option to deal with Iran with 66 per cent of those who oppose a nuclear-armed Iran saying they would consider the use of force, a figure second only to Nigeria’s 71 per cent.” No explanation why Nigerians are more brain-dead than Americans who spend large periods of time sucking up fallacious and absurd propaganda disseminated by a corporate media that works hand-in-glove with transnational corporations and the military-industrial complex, or maybe that should be military-industrial-media complex.

The death merchants have burrowed deep inside the corporate media — the Carlyle Group at the New York Times (the “liberal” newspaper instrumental in propagating neocon murder disinfo prior to the invasion of Iraq), Bechtel at NBC (owned by mega-death merchant General Electric), Boeing and Halliburton at ABC, and Lockheed-Martin at Gannett. Both Fox News and CNN enthusiastically cheered the invasion of Iraq. CNN not only sought advice from the Pentagon on new hires during the invasion, but during the previous invasion the Pentagon ran the show at the news network.

In Europe the numbers are lower — 59 per cent in France think it is OK to mass murder Iranians, while 51 percent of Germans, 50 percent of Spaniards, and 48 percent of Britons approve of bombing Iran. Germans are more than two generations removed from the horrors of Hitler and the bombing of their cities and this in part probably explains why they support such lunacy.

Even Muslims support killing Iranians. In Egypt 55 percent of those polled support engaging in war crimes while 53 percent in Jordan and 44 percent in Lebanon support it (the lower number in Lebanon is probably due to the fact they distinctly remember Israel bombing their country a couple of years ago).

“Russians were divided on the use of force, with 32 per cent in each camp, while the Chinese poll respondents favored avoiding a clash by a margin of 43 to 35 per cent; in Japan the priority of avoiding conflict was endorsed by 55 per cent to 34 per cent,” reports the AFP.

Makes sense. Germany killed more than 25 million Russians (and Stalin killed a lot more) and the Chinese probably remember the Japanese murdering and pillaging their way across the country prior to the Second World War. Japan was nuked by the United States twice (90,000–166,000 civilians were killed in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki).

Large numbers of Americans and Europeans also support imposing sanctions on Iran. “The poll found strong opposition to the Iranian nuclear effort and support for stronger sanctions in Spain (79 per cent), Britain (78 per cent), Germany (77 per cent) and France (76 per cent), as well as 67 per cent in Russia and 58 per cent in China.”

Bush Senior, his son, and Clinton made sure “strong” sanctions imposed on Iraq before the U.S. invaded ultimately resulted in the death of more than 500,000 Iraqi children. “This is a very hard choice, but we think the price is worth it,” said Clinton Secretary of State, Madeline Albright.

This “instrument of our policy” — as the globalist Bill Richardson called it — resulted in increased morbidity, mortality, low birth weight babies, infectious disease, malnutrition, epidemics, a break down of health services, and a decrease in available medicines and medical equipment.

Medieval sanctions resulted in decreased agricultural production and a drastic decrease in household diet and caloric intake. The U.S. intentionally used sanctions against Iraq to degrade the country’s water supply. “It knew what the consequences would be: increased outbreaks of disease and high rates of child mortality. And it was more concerned about the public relations nightmare for Washington than the actual nightmare that the sanctions created for innocent Iraqis,” notes Thomas J. Nagy.

Iranians are not likely to accept such a brutal “sanctions regime” imposed on their country by self-righteous globalists. Brainwashed Americans and Europeans believe sanctions and a concerted bombing campaign will deter Iran from building nuclear weapons it does not have the capacity to build (not with the 20% enriched uranium — entirely legal under the NPT — they now manufacture).

In fact, the sanctions (declaring war on Iran) will result in the closure of the Persian Gulf and shortages of oil that will deliver a fatal blow to already teetering western economies. Pew should conduct a poll after Americans are forced to pay $7 or more for a gallon of gas and prices on just about everything else go through the ceiling (most of what we consume is delivered by truck, including the beer and pizza Americans invariably consume while watching war coverage controlled by the military-industrial-complex on television). Faced with such hardship most of them will probably say Iran should be reduced to a green glass parking lot.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: If these poll numbers are correct, and unfortunately I think they are from my conversations with people over the years, it almost makes me think that these idiots have what’s coming to them… WWIII. The problem is, it also affects those of us who are awake to the lies and deceptions and I do not appreciate, nor will I inadvertantly be sucked in to their ignorant nightmare without a fight for the truth! – SJH 

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Top Ten ‘News Reports’ That The BP Gulf Oil Disaster Overshadow

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June 18, 2010: Prison Planet Editors / – June 18, 2010

The mainstream media is running a 24 hour news cycle focusing purely on the BP oil spill, a disaster as we have shown, that is being intentionally hyped in order to sell cap and trade legislation and move to nationalize big business.

In the wake of this, big important news stories are being overlooked.

Here are just some of the stories, in no particular order, that you should be hearing on the nightly news, but of course, are not.

1. Israeli nuclear submarines positioned close to Iran

Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers. The submarines of Flotilla 7 — Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan — have visited the Gulf before. But the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels.

2. Iran war propaganda

US intelligence has shown Iran could launch an attack against Europe with “scores or hundreds” of missiles, prompting major changes to US missile defenses, Pentagon chief Robert Gates said on Thursday. The anti-Iran rhetoric has amplified following the revelation that many Bilderberg members, including Zbigniew Brzezinski, are now in favor of US air strikes on Iran and are “leaning towards war”.

“Some of them in Europe are saying no we shouldn’t do it but most of them are in favor of American air strikes on Iran,” Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker relayed from the recent meeting in Spain. “They’re tilting heavily towards green lighting a US attack on Iran.”

3. The Continuing Economic Slide

The greatest bankster heist in history and the looming greatest depression rumbles on. Gold has hit record highs as the dollar slumps and the Euro continues to face complete collapse. Unemployment figures in the U.S. are through the roof and U.S. consumer prices posted their largest fall in nearly 1-1/2 years in May. Rumours in Europe persist regarding an impending bailout for Spain, while Russia says it is ready to found a “new economic world order“.

4. FCC ready to restrict the Internet:

The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive.

Lieberman has been pushing for government regulation of the Internet for years under the guise of cybersecurity, but this new bill goes even further in handing emergency powers over to the feds which could be used to silence free speech under the pretext of a national emergency.

5. Obama/Blagojevich Story

As the Blagojevich trial [in Chicago] continues and important details emerge linking Obama to possible political corruption, Federal prosecutors are seeking a gag order to keep the ex-Governor and his lawyers from making public comments.

6. UN small arms treaty

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced that the Obama Administration would be working hand in glove with the U.N. to pass a new “Small Arms Treaty.” Congressman Paul Broun warns that, “With willing one-world accomplices in Washington DC, gun-grabbers around the globe believe they have it made.” Broun characterizes the UN’s Small Arms Treaty as “nothing more than a massive, global gun control scheme.”

The treaty would force national governments to acquiesce to a global gun registry while strengthening licensing procedures so as to make it almost impossible for a citizen to legally purchase a gun. It would also ban the private sale of semi-automatic weapons and ultimately lead to the confiscation and destruction of all “unauthorized” firearms owned by citizens. By encapsulating the gun grab within a treaty, the Obama administration could claim that no Senate approval is needed to authorize any such move against the right to bear arms – although whether a treaty trumps the Constitution is a very murky area of debate.

7. Mexicans Riot In LA / Land Given Over To Mexico

Violent scenes following the LA Lakers’ championship-clinching win over the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals saw angry mobs smashing their way through the streets waving Mexican flags as they went. Meanwhile, a massive stretch of Arizona has become effectively off limits to Americans, prompting questions over whether the Obama administration is giving a major strip of the southwest back to Mexico.

8. Obama Plans To Sneak Through Carbon Tax By Stealth

President Obama is planning to sneak through his job-killing, economy wrecking carbon tax by stealth according to the Washington Post, by passing a weakened bill and then adding in cap and trade provisions after the heat is off following the November elections. Described as the “lame duck climate strategy,” Obama is planning to secure enough votes in the Senate to pass a weakened energy bill and then drag out the conference long enough to ensure the stronger provisions contained in the original House version are added “after lawmakers have faced voters in November, thereby cushioning the vote’s political impact.”

9. Afghanistan Mineral Riches Story Is War Propaganda

News that the U.S. has suddenly discovered $1 trillion worth of mineral deposits in Afghanistan, and descriptions of the bounty as a “game changer” by the corporate media, represent nothing more than crude war propaganda designed to reinvigorate public support for a failing and ever more pointless occupation. The “newly discovered” riches have been known about since the 1970s and further revelations indicate that the Pentagon report cited by the New York Times as their source for the story did not even mention the untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan.

10. Free Speech Gag Bill Moving in House

H.R. 5175, The so-called DISCLOSE Act would severely limit the ability of political groups to communicate to their members and the general public. Politico reports that the NRA bargained for an exemption for itself and other large established groups while trampling the rights of private citizens, new political groups like Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty, and other small organizations. As John Bresnahan reports, “The proposal would exempt organizations that have more than 1 million members, have been in existence for more than 10 years, have members in all 50 states and raise 15 percent or less of their funds from corporations… The NRA, with 4 million members, will not actively oppose the DISCLOSE Act, according to Democratic sources.”

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: I would also add the toxicity of the Gulf waters and subsequent health hazards with impending martial law for mass evacuations, as well as the final pieces being positioned to launch WWIII– SJH

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Iran Threatens Retaliation Against US – Western Cargo Inspections

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June 18, 2010, FARS News Agency Editors / Fars News Agency – June 17, 2010

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday stressed that Tehran will take retaliatory measures in case Iran-bound air and ship cargoes come under inspection by the West.

“We warn the US and certain adventurist countries that if they are tempted to inspect Iranian air and ship cargos, we will take tough action against their ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman,” Larijani said in an open session of the parliament here in Tehran on Wednesday.

The Iranian parliament speaker added that the Iranian retaliatory move is part of the country’s policy to defend national interests. Larijani blasted US President Barack Obama’s remarks against Iran, and underscored that hypocritical moves against the Iranian nation will be against their interests.

Inspection of Iranian cargos is part of the punitive measures cited in a US-sponsored resolution approved by the UN Security Council on June 9 [2010]. The resolution requires the inspection of ships or planes headed to or from Iran if suspected cargo is aboard. The new sanctions target at least three entities managed by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).

An Iranian lawmaker had also earlier warned the western states against practicing the new set of UNSC sanctions, saying that Tehran will reciprocate any unwise move with similar actions. “Even if one Iranian ship is stopped for security-check, we will act likewise and thoroughly inspect any (western) ship passing through the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz,” member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Ebrahimi said.

“Clearly their ships need to be inspected more than ours,” he said, adding that Iran carries out most of its military maneuvers in its strategic southern waters.

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: As the Gaza Aid Flotilla massacre and the Gulf oil disaster pose as horrendous distractions, checkmate and WWIII are unfolding on the global chessboard– SJH

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