"Neocon traitor Patrick Clawson openly suggests the US provoke Iran into firing the first shot, or failing that, a false flag deception operation to make it look like Iran attacked first -- all in order to start the genocidal war that Netanyahu has been egging us on to.
This is in reply to the video posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfoaLb...
I've added a transcript in English and translations in French and German.
If anyone can add more translations please do!"
I frankly think that crisis initiation is really difficult. It's very hard for me to see how the United States President can get us to war with Iran. Which leads me to conclude that if in fact compromise is not coming, that the traditional way that America gets to war -- what would be best for US interests...
Some people think that Mr. Roosevelt wanted to get us into World War Two as David mentioned. We had to wait for Pearl Harbor. Some people might think that Mr. Wilson wanted to get us into World War One, you may recall he had to wait for the Lusitania episode. Some people might think that Mr. Johnson wanted to send troops to Vietnam, you may recall that he had to wait for the Gulf of Tonkin episode. We didn't go to war with Spain until the USS Maine exploded. And may I point out that Mr. Lincoln did not feel he could call out the Federal Army until Ft. Sumter was attacked, which is why he ordered the commander at Ft. Sumter to do exactly that thing which the South Carolinians had said would cause an attack.
So if, in fact, the Iranians aren't going to compromise, it would be best if somebody else started the war. One can combine other means of pressure with sanctions. I mentioned that explosion on August 17th. We could step up the pressure. I mean look, people, Iranian submarines periodically go down, someday one of them might not come up. (Laughter) Who would know why? We can do a variety of things if we wish to, to increase the pressure. I'm not advocating that, but I'm just suggesting that this is not an either/or proposition, just sanctions has to succeed or other things. We are in the game of using covert means against the Iranians. We could get nastier at that.