Ritter Debunks Propaganda for War with Iran

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In the lead up to the 2003 Iraq invasion any good journalist on the day Powell told the world that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction would have been able to debunk Powell’s claims the same day.

Former chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq Scott Ritter spoke in Tokyo the same day Powell made his presentation at the UN and told the Foreign Press Association of Japan that everything Powell had said that day in the UN was a lie, and it later turned out that Ritter was right. Ritter’s speech that day was covered by Associated Press (AP) on video and wire services.

Every news organization in the world got Ritter’s speech via AP, and virtually none of them published it. Rather the world press simply let Powell get away with his lies that helped lead to an illegal invasion that by some counts resulted in over a million Iraqi deaths, along with the more than 4000 US Troop deaths and tens of thousands of US Troop maimings.

Ritter is now making similar warnings about the drumbeats for war with Iran and debunking the false claims that Iran is well on the way to producing a nuclear bomb, which by the way if Iran did produce and use against Israel would likely immediately result in Iran’s total destruction by Israel with their stockpile of by some counts 200 or more nuclear weapons.

We are being asked by a US Administration, Military Industrial Complex, and world press propaganda campaign, to believe that Iran is suicidal as a justification for attacking them.



Real News Network – October 6, 2009

Ritter on Iran

Scott Ritter challenges idea that Iran is close to producing a nuclear weapon

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    • Edger on October 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm
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    • Inky99 on October 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    for quite some time.

    And has been ignored by the corporate media for just as long.

    I’m glad he’s still out there trying his best.  Gotta hand it to him.   A lot of people would just say “fuck it” and move to Uruguay.  

  1. is surreal. Using the same playbook that the opposing team (us) already have.  

  2. Throw off all the illusions.  Back the truck all the way up.  Take a vantage point from space and watch the third rock from the sun.  Beautifully ugly and on the cusp of something, we just don’t know what.  It’s long but well worth it.

    • Edger on October 7, 2009 at 12:03 am
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  3. Are never “serious” people, because we speak the truth, and as we all know — the truth hurts people — in their EGO’s.

  4. What happened to Toque’s essay?  It was disappeared or sumpin’.

    • Edger on October 7, 2009 at 3:52 am
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    They’re crazy in Iran. If they aren’t stopped now, why, they might attack another nearby country again.

    Let’s face it – they’re out to rule the world. They’re always attacking nearby countries.

    Like their most recent foreign excursion, when they attacked Russia.

    In 1826.

    To recover territory lost after Russia attacked them. In 1813.

  5. And behind our backs, yet?  Pentagon requests behind our backs?  A done deal?  Naw!

    So, “Is the U.S. Preparing to Bomb Iran?”

    Is the U.S. stepping up preparations for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities?

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has been sparring with President Obama over whether Iran is developing the technology to build nuclear weapons.

    (ABC News Photo Illustration)The Pentagon is always making plans, but based on a little-noticed funding request recently sent to Congress, the answer to that question appears to be yes.

    First, some background: Back in October 2007, ABC News reported that the Pentagon had asked Congress for $88 million in the emergency Iraq/Afghanistan war funding request to develop a gargantuan bunker-busting bomb called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). It’s a 30,000-pound bomb designed to hit targets buried 200 feet below ground. Back then, the Pentagon cited an “urgent operational need” for the new weapon. . . . .

    I’m not surprised at all — the “propaganda” for the “war” on Iran has been on-going for a very long time and it has, essentially, never ceased.  

    Of interest to all, perhaps — please note this:  Central FL VFP Hosts Showing of “The New American Century” This Wednesday, 10/7; Internet Simulcast of Film, Too.

    . . . . This stunning new documentary by Italian filmmaker Massimo Mazzucco (www.usfilms.ea29.com) goes in detail through the untold history of “The Project for the New American Century” (PNAC) with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present. The film provides solid evidence for the true reasons behind the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, who’s unfolding is described in chilling detail in the PNAC’s blueprint document “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces, and Resources For a New American Century”, published in September of 2000 … one year before the 9/11 attacks.

    Founding members of the Project for the New American Century include:

    Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Scooter Libby, John Bolton, Zalmay Khalizad, Jeb Bush, Richard Armitage and approximately 20 others who all found their way into high level positions in the George W. Bush administration beginning in 2001. . . .

    I think this should be very much worth watching for those of us who can.  

    Thanks, Edger, for keeping this “Iran” situation alive!  To me, there’s no question that it is more of the same ‘ole, same ‘ole — people SHOULD really start to recognize the same ‘ole, same ‘ole symptoms by now, it seems to me.

    • dkmich on October 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Whenever Americans hear that phrase, they need to grab their wallets and run like hell.  

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