By Dr. Ellen Hodgson Brown
Skeptical observers might think that the two countries were being goaded into– either that, or that someone wanted to convince American viewers that indeed remained a threat, despite a recent National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) finding that the country is not engaged in a nuclear weapons program as formerly alleged. Before left for his Middle East visit on January 8, he told the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot, “Part of the reason I’m going to the is to make it abundantly clear to nations in that part of the world that we view as a threat, and that the NIE in no way lessens that threat.” 2 (R-TX) said in a recent MSNBC news broadcast that there is still a “great possibility” of nuclear action against . The target has just shifted from nuclear power plants to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which has been declared a terrorist organization. Paul said, “[T]here are still quite a few neoconservatives who want to go after under these unbelievable conditions.” 3
The question is, why? One popular theory holds that the push for war is all about oil; but many countries have oil, and we don’t normally invade them to get their assets. Why go to war for Iran’s oil when we can just buy it?
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