Over the last couple years there's been a ratcheting up of rhetoric by the U.S. Administration against both Iran and Syria. This ratcheting up is exactly what happened before we launched the illegal war against Iraq. During the run-up to the war in Iraq a lot of things were said by the Administration that have later been shown to be false, and it's likely the Administration knew they were speaking falsehoods (a.k.a. lying).
The ratcheting up of rhetoric against both Iran and Syria fits the Neocon agenda. My background material posting goes into just how far back their agenda goes. What's important about the Neocon agenda is just who the neocons are. They include people like Dick Cheney (today the Vice President), Donald Rumsfield (today Secretary of Defense), Zalmay Khalilzad (today the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq), I. Lewis Libby (today under indictment for major malfeasances), and Paul Wolfowitz (today chief honcho of the World Bank).
I'm going into that to suggest that the ratcheting up of rhetoric against Syria and Iran is purely to justify launching a war against either of those countries. That is, after all, what the Neocon agenda was stated to be in the mid 1990's.
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Event in San Francisco: Stop the war against Iran before it starts!
ALTERNATIVES TO WAR FORUM: JANUARY 4, 2006
7 P.M., 65 NINTH STREET
Talk and discussion with a UK anti-war activist, Abbas Edalat, co-founder of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII)