We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, October 14, 2011

The occupy Iran Fast and Furious plot (extended)

Click here to access article by Pepe Escobar from Asia Times Online. 
The US government expects an unsuspecting world to believe that a washed-up car salesman in Texas was tasked by a select intelligence arm of the Iranian government to fish for anyone who looked like a Mexican drug gangster and then order them a US$1.5 million hit on the Saudi ambassador in Washington - in the meantime promising them unfettered access to "tons of opium".
After all, wouldn't it be useful to distract attention from all those annoying demonstrators? (sarcasm)

See also this article by Gareth Porter entitled, "FBI account of 'terror plot' suggests sting." The author provides compelling evidence and arguments that this latest "terror plot" was another contrived sting operation designed to scare the American public and possibly to justify war actions.

And, if you still haven't had enough, read Glenn Greenwald's commentary entitled, 'The “very scary” Iranian Terror plot'. He captures the spirit of Orwell when he writes, "...after all, U.S. government accusations = Truth."