Pushing for War on Iran. Congress Provides the “Green Light”
National Defense Authorization Act 2013: De Facto Declaration of War
by Stephen Lendman
May 22, 2012
Congressional hawks want war. Bipartisan support backs it. Moderates outnumber hotheads. At issue is for how long.
Saber rattling, fear mongering, and bogus accusations persisted for years. Now it’s showing up in legislation. More on that below.
Possibly a false flag will ignite another Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) for “the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.”
At high-anxiety times, options often dwindle to war. Knee-jerk congressional support authorizes it with no formal declaration. The Constitution’s Article 1, Section 8 mandates it.
It hasn’t been declared since December 8, 1941. Why bother when presidential diktats send Americans to war with no congressional opposition.
Threats don’t exist so they’re invented. False flag attacks masquerade as real ones. Body counts rise exponentially. Buildings and other facilities topple like tenpins.
When people realize they’ve been had, it’s too late. They never learn. No matter how often they’re fooled, they’re easily deceived again. Once a damn fool, always one. Relying on scoundrel media for news and information makes it easy.
Television is worst of all. Print managed news also omits what people most need to know and distorts the rest.
Ahead of the May 18 and 19 G8 meeting and NATO Chicago summit, a New York Times editorial headlined, “NATO and Afghanistan,” saying:
Washington claims “real progress” against Taliban forces. In fact, things are out-of-control. Pentagon officials quietly admit the war was lost years ago.
Even The Times was skeptical, saying the “Taliban continue to strike with impunity. Central and local governments are riddled with corruption.”
Violence rages. Afghan forces may be more foe than friend. Overwhelming popular sentiment wants America and coalition partners out.
The Times urged pressing on, saying:
“NATO must keep pummeling the Taliban….There is little chance that France’s new president, François Hollande, will reverse his ill-considered pledge to pull out all French combat troops by the end of this year.”