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Whether or not Bush manages to plunge the world into a new dark age may depend upon which version of the recent US/Iran confrontation is believed. So far, Bush's utter lack of credibility may be working to our advantage. One dares not think of the consequences to world peace if Bush had embarked upon this tour of the middle east with a shred of credibility, a modicum of political capital among every Middle Eastern capital but Jerusalem.

Israeli radio reports that Bush promised Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States will join Israel to nuke Iran. CNS reports the Bush administration had seriously considered the nuke option but put it on a back burner. Lydia Georgi, writing in Pakistan's Daily Times, thinks Bush is unlikely to win support outside Israel for any US military action against Iran.

It would appear, however, that the US has already tried to provoke a Gulf of Tonkin-like incident, releasing a video tape in which it is claimed that five small speed boats confronted US Navy ships in the strategic Straits of Hormuz on Sunday. Iran claims its video tape proves that its boats did not threaten US vessels in the Gulf. [click link for vid]

>Here is the US version. Completely differing versions of events. Indeed, ABC News reports that voices on the recording may not have come from the Iranian speedboat. It comes down to credibility. The Bush administration has none. Bush is power mad. Someone should have told him that credibility is power! Noam Chomsky's video [here] has news that the American MSM has not touched and will continue to avoid!

The Bush itinerary includes Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, a trip he claims is aimed at promoting peace between Israel and Palestinians. But it's what Bush calls the "aggressive ambitions" of Iran that has already trumped every other topic. The Iran version of the events in the Straits of Hormuz are credible.
Alec Russell: So is America going to bomb Iran?
Jack Straw: Iran attack would be 'nuts'

The Bush administration is planning to use nuclear weapons against Iran, to prevent it acquiring its own atomic warheads, claims an investigative writer with high-level Pentagon and intelligence contacts.
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President George W Bush is said to be so alarmed by the threat of Iran's hard-line leader, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, that privately he refers to him as "the new Hitler", says Seymour Hersh, who broke the story of the Abu Ghraib Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.

Some US military chiefs have unsuccessfully urged the White House to drop the nuclear option from its war plans, Hersh writes in The New Yorker magazine. The conviction that Mr Ahmedinejad would attack Israel or US forces in the Middle East, if Iran obtains atomic weapons, is what drives American planning for the destruction of Teheran's nuclear programme.

Hersh claims that one of the plans, presented to the White House by the Pentagon, entails the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites. One alleged target is Iran's main centrifuge plant, at Natanz, 200 miles south of Teheran.

--Philip Sherwell in Washington, Bush 'is planning nuclear strikes on Iran's secret sites'

A US intelligence report --released in December --pulled the rug from under Bush's primary pretext for war on Iran. If Bush wishes to begin a nuclear war, he will have to manufacture the pretext as Hitler faked a polish attack on German radio towers, as the US hoaxed a "Gulf of Tonkin" incident. Surely, there are some members of Bush's otherwise challenged administration who have bothered to read Goebbels and Goring. Nazi literature seems to have become Bush's Junior Woodchuck's Handbook.

An update:
Official Version of Naval Incident Starts to Unravel
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Len Hart is a Houston based film/video producer specializing in shorts and full-length documentaries. He is a former major market and network correspondent; credits include CBS, ABC-TV and UPI. He maintains the progressive blog: The Existentialist (more...)

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Such a promise and such an attidude (going back BE... by W. Christopher Epler (Bill) on Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 7:30:03 PM
Your analogy of Bush to a man proud of cheating on... by Len Hart on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 2:10:51 AM
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel helped the trai... by John Hanks on Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 9:13:56 PM
You are right about 911...and you have the courage... by Len Hart on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 2:13:55 AM
Were is our freedom????? We dont have any. I do kn... by vincent passiatore on Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 10:02:46 PM
Vinnie, thanks for your comments. I agree with eve... by Len Hart on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 2:15:50 AM
You guys keep my spirits us.  Keep 'em co... by W. Christopher Epler (Bill) on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 12:06:22 PM
Christopher, you wrote that they would turn all in... by Len Hart on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 12:23:35 PM
Think about it. Why would Israel want Iran nuked? ... by Linda Seligson on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 1:38:09 PM
I can read a map, Linda! I reported and cited the ... by Len Hart on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 3:47:19 PM
Has anyone looked at the map? You can practically ... by Guajolotl on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 3:12:20 PM
Putin has already said that an attack on Iran will... by Len Hart on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 3:48:48 PM
Sadly, this complicit corporate media now run... by Munich on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 3:19:38 PM
This administration has been following the handboo... by ronheri on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 3:58:50 PM
Once you accept the premise that the official stor... by Ed Encho on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 4:14:14 PM
You are correct. There is --in fact --NOT A SHRED ... by Len Hart on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 6:01:52 PM
Can't prevent the ugly truth that now the publ... by Ed Encho on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 7:15:12 PM
Ed, you've hit the bullseye. We need some way ... by Len Hart on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 1:39:01 AM
As John Dean in his book Conservatives Without Con... by Ed Encho on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 5:35:58 AM
 all politicans that run for public office&nb... by vincent passiatore on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 10:32:55 PM
Vincent, I agree with you completely. We need a be... by Len Hart on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 1:47:14 AM
Well put Ed:The one thing that bothers m... by Munich on Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 11:52:07 PM
They are desperately trying to close down the net ... by Ed Encho on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 5:48:06 AM
If the axis of Bush/GOP/Neocon MIC should shut dow... by Len Hart on Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 6:53:24 AM