In recent weeks Patrick Clawson, Director of Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, attracted attention and headlines for a speech he delivered at last month’s Washington Institute panel on “How to Build U.S.-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout.” Unfortunately for him, the attention was not due to the quality of his speech, but to the remarkable nature of his open musings about the necessity to use duplicity in starting a war with Iran.
Clawson goes on to suggest that a “mysterious” downing of an Iranian submarine could get Iran to retaliate, thus provoking them into war. But it is the choice of historical precedents that Clawson points to in this clip that is particularly revealing. Fort Sumter. The USS Maine. The Lusitania. The Gulf of Tonkin. Pearl Harbor. All of these attacks are united by one key distinction: they are all examples of fabrications, exaggerations or provocations that were knowingly used to draw the United States into an unpopular war.
In this episode of our EyeOpener Report James Corbett presents and discusses the Washington-Tel Aviv war mongers’ desperate plots to frame Iran for any and every attack taking place in the world, the United States’ use of deliberate provocation techniques to start unpopular wars throughout its history, and the importance of informing the public about this history of false flag terrorism and inoculating them against whatever false flag incidents the neocons hold up their sleeves.
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