Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Liar, liar, pants on fire!

Another tragedy involving an Iranian nuclear scientist, and the predictable US response:
BBC News - US condemns bomb attack on Iran nuclear scientist: "The US has condemned the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist in a car bomb attack in north Tehran.

National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said the US "had absolutely nothing to do" with the attack."
The old schoolyard taunt comes to mind: Liar, liar, pants on fire!

The US may have had "absolutely nothing to do" with the attack -- depending on how you define "nothing".

If it was the Israeli Mossad, for instance, that could provide a thin veneer of plausible deniability, but the US claim is still palpably false.

The number of unexplained explosions and assassination that are destroying Iranian military and scientific assets is simply too outrageous to be coincidence or happenstance. As has been argued on these posts before, there is an active military campaign being waged from abroad against Iran and its interests -- and it simply follows that the leaders of the public campaign to sanction and isolate Iran are just as active, and perhaps more active, in covert activities to achieve their goal.

That goal, it should be remembered, is control of Iran's massive energy resources, and the wealth that would accrue to the Western corporate interests that manage to obtain control of them. The nuclear file is simply a canard, while the real action is in redrawing the map in which Pepe Escobar calls "Pipelinistan".

These ham-handed attempts to instigate a military confrontation will continue to be a staple of the daily news digest until the desired hot conflict is triggered.

It can't be too far off now.

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