The neocons wasted no time in exploiting the escalating violence in Iraq (no mention that they are responsible for the whole fiasco in the first place) in rolling out the big guns on the Sunday morning propaganda shows. Senator Lindsey Graham, fresh off of his primary win in the Palmetto State slithered out on CBS's Face the Nation to engage in the very fearmongering and lies that keep the war machine permanently set on kill and the machinery of the national surveillance state humming along. Graham is a disgrace to America and a loose cannon with the type of ideas that get people killed and yet he along with his fellow bloodthristy degenerates are always given the legitimacy that they are undeserving of and afforded national television airtime on shows that the vast majority do not realize are staged for the benefit of the establishment and solely for that reason.
From the Face the Nation website on Senator Graham's appearance this morning:
"We need air power immediately to stop the advance toward Baghdad," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - the jihadists who are an offshoot of al Qaeda - could control the entire northern half of the country and use it to march on Jordan and Lebanon while Iran moves in to control the south.
The South Carolina senator added that the director of national intelligence and the head of the FBI have both warned that ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, has promised to carry out the next 9/11 attacks.
"I think it's inevitable. The seeds of 9/11 are being planted all over Iraq and Syria. You don't have to believe me, this is what they're telling you they're gonna do. They're not hiding their agenda. They want an Islamic caliphate," Graham said. "They plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home."
It is the same - "we have to fight them over there so that we don't have to fight them over here" horseshit that served as the basis of the Bush regime and the compliant Congress to attack Iraq in the first place. It was a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks and yet they were used as the pretense to execute the plans of the neocon Project for the New American Century (PNAC) to invade the Middle East. And the Palmetto State princess Senator Graham, the pivot man in the warmonger circle jerk along with John McCain and Joseph Lieberman was a key instigator in pushing for the attack on Iraq and has not stopped wailing in his bitchy Gomer Pyle style cadence to send others to die for his lunacy for one damned minute.
While the carnage in Iraq certainly looks like the blowback of years of failed US regional policies as well as arming the most violent elements of the jihadist movement - including admitted cannibals - has more than just a hint of bullshit to it in that ISIS seems to perfectly fit into the neocon narrative about the new Islamic Caliphate - and I mean perfectly - the new bogeyman has arrived. This will be hammered home repeatedly over the coming week as the neocon talking points will be spread like so much manure and Obama will most certainly dial up the airstrikes on Iraq while the warmongers at the State Department led by the horse-faced serial lair John Kerry concoct their plans on how to ensure that Syria is bombed as well. It will be the back door to the overthrow of the Bashir Al Assad regime that was ready to go last September until Russian leader Vladimir Putin swept in to thwart the plans.
These won't be surgical strikes either, as Seymour Hersh wrote in his piece about the false flag Sarin gas attacks in Ghouta "The Red Line and the Rat Line":
In the aftermath of the 21 August attack Obama ordered the Pentagon to draw up targets for bombing. Early in the process, the former intelligence official said, ‘the White House rejected 35 target sets provided by the joint chiefs of staff as being insufficiently “painful” to the Assad regime.’ The original targets included only military sites and nothing by way of civilian infrastructure. Under White House pressure, the US attack plan evolved into ‘a monster strike’: two wings of B-52 bombers were shifted to airbases close to Syria, and navy submarines and ships equipped with Tomahawk missiles were deployed. ‘Every day the target list was getting longer,’ the former intelligence official told me. ‘The Pentagon planners said we can’t use only Tomahawks to strike at Syria’s missile sites because their warheads are buried too far below ground, so the two B-52 air wings with two-thousand pound bombs were assigned to the mission. Then we’ll need standby search-and-rescue teams to recover downed pilots and drones for target selection. It became huge.’ The new target list was meant to ‘completely eradicate any military capabilities Assad had’, the former intelligence official said. The core targets included electric power grids, oil and gas depots, all known logistic and weapons depots, all known command and control facilities, and all known military and intelligence buildings.
The potential for disaster is enormous and on a scale of what Nixon and Kissinger released when their bombing of Cambodia led to the rise of the murderous Khmer Rouge because Christ only knows what hell will be unleashed by the evil twins of American idiocy and incompetence. While Obama has ruled out sending the ground troops back into Iraq the Democrats are facing a major pasting come November and the Senate will be in the hands of the serious murderers in the Republican party. Fighting the caliphate will make for one hell of a campaign season in the run up to 2016 and there will be even worse options than the fanatical Hillary Clinton that will be funded by millions of dollars in Sheldon Adelson's blood money to fund a candidate that will finally come through and nuke Tehran. There is a certain stench beginning to become noticeable as one Willard "Mitt" Romney hovers in the background, just barely noticeable but he is there and if Jeb Bush's liberal immigration stance is too much for the berserkers in the party base then he will be back with a vengeance after cutting his deal with devil that is Adelson.
I would be increasingly worried about some sort of attack in The Homeland right about now simply because so many have so much to gain from one. It would seal the deal for the Republicans in taking over all three branches of the government and the NSA Stasi would be off the hook to commence search and destroy operations against antiwar dissidents which will be conducted with a vengeance and privacy and pro-constitution advocates, especially those who have a history of pro-Snowden comments will be blamed for any such attack for not letting the NSA Stasi do it's job.
The gates of hell are about to swing open..