Patrick Clawson of the Washington Institute for Near East Studies was nearly suggests that the United States should provoke a false flag attack to start a war with Iran. The Israel lobbyist was perhaps too honest in what is common practice with governments who want to go to war.
The full video is here and Clawson’s comments begin around the 1 hour 15 minute mark.
More shocking than the idea is the fact that he would blazingly discuss it with the press in the manner that he did. While he says “I’m not suggesting it” he was clearly serious in his comments. In an odd way his honesty is refreshing and as soon as an attack does happen, you can be confident his quote will be looped a million times over.
It’s very hard for me to see how the United States … uh … President can get us to war with Iran.
He concludes this thought:
The traditional way [that] America gets to war is what would be best for US interests.
What is this traditional way? He mentions just about every war the United States has engaged in, going back to the Civil War when Lincoln provoked the battle at Fort Sumter.
One can combine other means of pressure with sanctions. I mentioned that explosion on August 17th. We could step up the pressure. I mean look people, Iranian submarines periodically go down, some day one of them might not come up, who would know why (laughter heard in the background)? We can do a variety of things if we wish to increase the pressure. I’m not advocating that.. We are in the game of using covert means against the Iranians. We could get nastier.
The Neo-Con agenda has been revving up for a war with Iran for some time. Because the majority of Americans oppose a war with Iran, alternative methods of manipulation may be needed, as Clawson points out.
This coincides with recent statements from Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Piers Morgan that 9/11 has many questions looming amongst the United States citizens and worldwide. Morgan recently had a similar debate with Jesse Ventura, who claimed all wars begin with false flags and that 9/11 is possibly no different. Ventura has recently announced he may run for president in 2016 with a rabid grassroots movement forming among US citizen who are thinking the same thing.
Ahmadinejad went on to say that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been essentially ineffective an pointless.
What do you think of the statements by Clawson and Ahmadinejad?