Russia Closes Embassies in US/Europe
- Congratulations, Cold War coming back.
The Associated Press
Thursday, February 1, 2007
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at Washington's
claims that possible deployment of U.S. missile defense sites in
central Europe was intended to counter threats posed by Iran and said
that Russia would take countermeasures.
U.S. officials have said that proposed missile defense sites in Poland
and the Czech Republic will be designed to intercept missiles planned
by Iran that would be capable of reaching eastern Europe and will not
affect Russia's security. But Putin said the Kremlin didn't trust that
"Our military experts don't believe that the missile defense systems
to be deployed in eastern Europe are intended to counter the threat
from Iran or some terrorists," Putin said at his annual news
conference, adding that Iran only has missiles which aren't capable of
"We consider such claims unfounded, and, naturally, that directly
concerns us and will cause a relevant reaction. That reaction will be
asymmetrical, but it will be highly efficient," Putin said.
Putin said that Russia's latest Topol-M intercontinental ballistic
missiles were capable of penetrating missile defenses and added that
more effective weapons systems are being developed.
"We will have next-generation systems immune to any prospective
missile defense," Putin said. He said that while missile defense
systems under development will only be capable of tackling ballistic
missiles, the new weapons will be capable of changing the altitude and
direction of their flight on their way to target.
"Missile defense systems are helpless against that," Putin said.
He rejected allegations that the planned deployment of U.S. missile
defense sites in Europe could be a response to Russia's growing
defense spending, saying the U.S. move had been planned long before
growing oil revenues gave Russia a chance to increase its defense
spending. He said Moscow's military budget is still 25 times smaller
than Washington's defense spending.
Russia Orders US Embassy `Lockdown' After Disappearance Of Israeli
January 25, 2007
Russian Military Intelligence Analysts are reporting today that
President Putin has ordered the immediate lockdown of all Russian
Embassies in both the United States and Europe over fears of an
`imminent' terrorist strike.
According to these reports, the fears of the FSB were heightened after
the disappearance of David Dahan who is the head of the Israeli
Defense Ministry Mission to Europe, and who many in the World's
Intelligence communities consider to be Israel's top spy running
`rogue' agents in both the United States and Europe.
These reports further detail the alarming tracing of the route, and
agents, involved in the joint CIA-Georgian undercover operation which
led to the recovery of nuclear-bomb-grade uranium being smuggled out
of Russia, but, and according to these reports, was only a small
portion of the full amount that has been declared missing.
These latest fears come also at a time an Israeli attack upon Iran
appears imminent, and as we can read as reported by the Independent
Online News Service in their article titled "Israel raises nuclear
stakes with Iran", and which says:
"The Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, dramatically raised the
stakes in the international showdown with Iran last night, with a
clear warning that his country was prepared to use military force to
prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
"The Jewish people, with the scars of the Holocaust fresh on its body,
cannot afford to allow itself to face threats of annihilation once
again," Mr Olmert said in a speech to a high-level security conference
in Herzliya. "No nation has the right even to consider its position.
It is the obligation of every country to act against this will all its
might." "We can stand up against nuclear threats and even prevent
them," he said.
Israeli military officials warned this week that Israel acting alone
or in coordination with the US could launch preemptive military
strikes against Iran before the end of this year."
The American War Leader has likewise warned his citizens of the coming
`epic battle' coming to their Nation in the Middle East, and to which
the Iranian Leader has replied:
"The United States is incapable of inflicting "serious damage" on
Iran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday, as a US Navy
carrier group steamed toward Iran in what Washington has termed a warning.
Speaking in an interview with Iranian state television, Ahmadinejad
said that "wise" Americans would not let U.S. President George W. Bush
attack Iran. "They (U.S.) are not really in a position to carry out
this action (of attacking Iran). I believe there are many wise people
in the United States who would not let it happen," he said."
More ominously, perhaps, regarding these events are the reports from
the United States Global Consciousness Project random number
experiment that their `real time' results have `spiked' this week to
their highest levels ever seen. This is significant because this
experiment, apparently, `predicted' the terrorist strike upon the
United States on September 11, 2001.
As more is known about these events we will report them.
Why Can't Americans See What's Coming?
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
January 27 / 28, 2007
The American public and the US Congress are getting their backs up
about the Bush Regime's determination to escalate the war in Iraq. A
Massive protest demonstration is occurring in Washington DC today, and
Congress is expressing its disagreement with Bush's decision to
intensify the war in Iraq.
This is all to the good. However, it misses the real issue--the Bush
Regime's looming attack on Iran.
Rather than winding down one war, Bush is starting another. The entire
world knows this and is discussing Bush's planned attack on Iran in
many forums. It is only Americans who haven't caught on. A few
senators have said that Bush must not attack Iran without the approval
of Congress, and postings on the Internet demonstrate world wide
awareness that Iran is in the Bush Regime's cross hairs. But Congress
and the Media--and the demonstration in Washington--are focused on Iraq.
What can be done to bring American awareness up to the standard of the
rest of the world?
In Davos, Switzerland, the meeting of the World Economic Forum, a
conference where economic globalism issues are discussed, opened
January 24 with a discussion of Bush's planned attack on Iran. The
Secretary General of the League of Arab States and bankers and
businessmen from such US allies as Bahrain and the United Arab
Emirates all warned of the coming attack and its catastrophic
consequences for the MIddle East and the world.
Writing for Global Research (January 24), General Leonid Ivashov, vice
president of the Academy on Geopolitical Affairs and former Joint
Chief of Staff of the Russian Armies, forecast an American nuclear
attack on Iran by the end of April. General Ivashov presented the
neoconservative reasoning that is the basis for the attack and
concluded that the world's protests cannot stop the US attack on Iran.
There will be shock and indignation, General Ivashov concludes, but
the US will get away with it. He writes:
"Within weeks from now, we will see the informational warfare machine
start working. The public opinion is already under pressure. There
will be a growing anti-Iranian militaristic hysteria, new information
leaks, disinformation, etc. . . . The probability of a US aggression
against Iran is extremely high. It does remain unclear, though,
whether the US Congress is going to authorize the war. It may take a
provocation to eliminate this obstacle (an attack on Israel or the US
targets including military bases). The scale of the provocation may be
comparable to the 9-11 attack in NY. Then the Congress will certainly
say "Yes" to the US President."
The Bush Regime has made it clear that it is convinced that Bush
already has the authority to attack Iran. The Regime argues that the
authority is part of Bush's commander-in-chief powers. Congress has
authorized the war in Iraq, and Bush's recent public statements have
shifted the responsibility for the Iraqi insurgency from al-Qaeda to
Iran. Iran, Bush has declared, is killing US troops in Iraq. Thus,
Iran is covered under the authorization for the war in Iraq.
Both Bush and Cheney have made it clear in public statements that they
will ignore any congressional opposition to their war plans.
For example, CBS News reported (Jan. 25) that Cheney said that a
congressional resolution against escalating the war in Iraq "won't
stop us." According to the Associated Press and Yahoo News, Bush
dismissed congressional disapproval with his statement, "I'm the
Everything is in place for an attack on Iran. Two aircraft carrier
attack forces are deployed to the Persian Gulf, US attack aircraft
have been moved to Turkey and other countries on Iran's borders,
Patriot anti-missile defense systems are being moved to the Middle
East to protect oil facilities and US bases from retaliation from
Iranian missiles, and growing reams of disinformation alleging Iran's
responsibility for the insurgency in Iraq are being fed to the
gullible US Media.
General Ivashof and everyone in the Middle East and at the Davos
globalization conference in Europe understands the Bush Regime's agenda.
Why cannot Americans understand?
Why hasn't Congress told Bush and Cheney that they will both be
instantly impeached if they initiate a wider war?
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the
Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street
Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He
is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at:
PaulCraigRoberts @ yahoo.com
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