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Saban Center for Middle East Policy

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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 09:47 PM
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This was the other subject I wanted to raise when I joined this forum. The link below is from a 2009 article from the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, titled WHICH PATH TO PERSIA? Options for a New American
Strategy toward Iran


www.brookings.edu...

If anyone remembers the year 2000 Rebuilding America's Defense's document and the policy requiring a 'New Pearl Harbour' then I advise also reading the above document, from another Zionist funded 'think tank' on American foreign policy.

A lot of investment goes into these publications and when you research the people behind them, it staggering how influential they are in the world, and also how so many of them have ties to Zionism or are die hard Zionists.

Type 'absent' into the document and quite shockingly, numerous quotes come up outlining the very same scenario-


"...Absent some dramatic
Iranian provocation, it seems very unlikely that
those same countries (Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and
Britain, in particular) would allow the United States
to use those same facilities for an invasion of Iran,
potentially further lengthening the time required
for the invasion itself."

"...critical challenge for this policy option is that,
absent a clear Iranian act of aggression, American
airstrikes against Iran would be unpopular in the
region and throughout the world."



This is all in the document, type in Israel, and you get the outline for what is in the news right now- that Israel is most likely going to attack Iran's nuclear facilities- this will initiate a response from Iran- it is complete madness.

As we know from the year 2000 document, also a Zionst think tank, they mentioned an 'event' that would justify a response (Iraq and Afghan wars), and the same people making up these policies have another agenda.

Israel is literally on the verge of attacking Iran-

www.guardian.co.uk...

The document in the OP actually discusses how Iran would retailiate to an Israel attack- they would be scared to launch all out war because they know America would crush them!

So as the document refers to 'Absent some dramatic Iranian provocation', we're looking at standard Zionist false flag operations in the future similar to 9/11.

They're spelling it out as they did in 2000- even admitting mainstream that Israel can attack Iran and Iran will still not respond on a large scale because of fears what will happen to them if they do!

That's the sickness of the situation- Iran is trying to avoid war as they know they'll lose yet the Americans push for it (Israel will start it), and there is a real possibility a false flag operation will be staged which will appear to be Iran striking back at America or her allies (as they are so closely tied to Israel).

-Seriously, just think how sick this scenario is. The mainstream media is saying there would not be a full scale military response against Israel because Iran would fear American support for Israel and they would be crushed by the USA in a military confrontation. Inferring Iran DOES NOT WANT WAR!

Yet at the same time, the Americans are saying Iran is a threat! But if they are so scared of war that they will let Israel bomb their nuclear facilites without retaliation because of fear from America getting involved (as is being argued to justify Israel's attacks!!) then this threat (that is pushed daily in the MSM) does not exist- it highlights the incredible bullying and hypocrisy of American foreign policy!






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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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I *personally* know a number of those Brookings authors, and I can tell you that are NOT Zionists. In fact, if you cared to research it, the lead author, a former CIA analyst named Ken Pollack, essentially repudiated all he wrote in the run up to the Iraq War, explaining that he too was hoodwinked by a huge body of false/misleading intelligence. You're reading a great deal into this paper, more than what's there.

Mr. Saban, who providing funding to Brookings' Foreign Policy Program, and hence had a center named after him, is someone many would probably describe as a Zionist, but that I do not. Brookings is NOT a (hilarious sounding) "Zionist think tank." Brookings is a non-partisan think tank producing a body of work covering an enormous range of government policy, some of it quite progressive, some of it conservative, and much of it not easily categorized in the simplistic either/or terms of left/right. As far as FP is concerned, guess what; anyone involved in American foreign policy, in the past, now, or in the future, who cares to be taken seriously by the establishment, to have their opinions respected and valued, deals in the knowable realities of the here and now. They do not deal in the bizarro world of "false flags" and Zionist conspiracies.

American foreign policy has, for many many years, been the domain of pragmatic realists, and the pragmatic reality is that the United States has, continues to have, and will continue to have vital security and energy interests in the Middle East that necessitate close study of the region's players. Fools and knaves, e.g. Ron Paul, who say we should "just get outta there" are ignored in these realms, if not derided and laughed at. The sad truth is the America's foreign policy of the past 11 years was the product of 9/11, and the think tank generated plans that were made reality on that day, the neo-conservative "New American Century." Whatever one thinks of that idea, the reality is that the entire institution of government and military has mobilized under that ideology, and the world we're dealing with now is that world.

A lynchpin of this post-9/11 worldview, or a the worldview 9/11 made it possible to reveal and actualize, is that America must play a dominant role in the Middle East, and that our partnership with Israel, the only truly developed and industrialized nation in the region, is key to our dominance there, and further, Iran SUCKS and is definitely dangerous. Also, if the USA is not dominant, Russia and China would be MORE than happy to step in, and of course, make every effort to make things difficult for us there (and everywhere). Israel MUST survive and its neighbors MUST recognize its right to exist, and MUST bow to its power, or all hope is lost in the region.

Lest we forget, Israel has HUNDREDS of thermonuclear weapons. Iran has none, but there is every indication that Iran is developing the technology that would allow them the CAPACITY produce such weapons in very short order, if they so chose to do so. They're quite smart in not actually producing them. However, Israel, despite their shortcomings and the violence THEY spread, has EVERY reason to imagine that Iran does not have Israel's interests in mind. Even the chance that Iran would be in a position to truly threaten Israel is intolerable in the mindset of Israeli military leaders. An effort by Iran to truly destabilize or effectively decapitate Israel could literally turn the Levant into a nuclear conflagration.
Nobody wants that.

All nations have a right to protect themselves, and powerful nations also have the right to project their power to make things go their way. It's the privilege of being a powerful nation, holding sway over others! Zanzibar would be doing to, if only they head the means, money and power to do so, but they don't! The nations of that region have a historical (even justified) animosity towards Israel, so Israel has no choice but to make sure that everyone knows not to # with them, because they're NOT going to sit idly when that #ING takes place. They respond decisively.

Iran is not our friend. The United States and Iran have had a contentious relationship for more than thirty years. And it's true, Israel is just WAITING for a provocation. They may create one, but they probably won't need to. Iran will probably stay shy of a nuclear weapon, and Israel will remain suspicious, and that's it.
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posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by mahajohn

Iran SUCKS and is definitely dangerous. Also, if the USA is not dominant, Russia and China would be MORE than happy to step in, and of course, make every effort to make things difficult for us there (and everywhere). Israel MUST survive and its neighbors MUST recognize its right to exist, and MUST bow to its power, or all hope is lost in the region.
Iran is not our friend. The United States and Iran have had a contentious relationship for more than thirty years. And it's true, Israel is just WAITING for a provocation. They may create one, but they probably won't need to. Iran will probably stay shy of a nuclear weapon, and Israel will remain suspicious, and that's it.
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I can't believe I read that part but there you go


'Iran SUCKS and Israel's neighbours MUST bow to it's power?' Wow, that's some opinion!

That's incredible. Maybe if the West hadn't bullied Iran so much they'd be more 'compliant'. The British used to have a deal with Iran where they got 85% of the Oil profits- Iran naturally got sick of that and nationalised their oil- this is where the problems started. The West then (officially) started a coup in the country in 1953 to put into power people compliant with their oil plans- this was in effect until 1979 and the Iran revolution- this is the reason we have applied sick economic sanctions on the country since because we haven't got as much control of their oil as we want. Basically, USA and Britain think they have the right to the oil or at least 50% of it just because they can. That is what this whole Iran thing boils down to.

Iran is not a threat to America nor Israel, they know full well if they had a nuclear weapon that America or Israel would blow them off the face of the Earth, it is just an excuse to bully them and apply crippling economic sanctions. As I said, the fact that Israel has assesed they can bomb Iran's nuclear facilities and get away with it without a large retaliation shows how much Iran fears being attacked and will avoid taking measures that may be aggressive towards Israel. Hyporcisy gone crazy given the whole Iran problem in the MSM is that Iran is a growing threat!

To say Haim Saban is not a Zionist is pushing it-

Zionist media mogul Haim Saban spoke candidly when, in the May 10th issue of The New Yorker, he boasted of “three ways to be influential in American politics:” make donations to political parties, establish think tanks and control media outlets. He does all 3!

From Wikipedia- "Saban has been a generous and consistent donor to the United States Democratic Party according to his mandatory Federal Election Commission filings. Mother Jones, in an analysis of the major donors to the campaigns of 1998 election cycle, ranked Saban 155th among individual donors.[21] Amy Paris noted that Saban's Clinton-era "generosity did not go unrewarded. During the Clinton administration, the entertainment executive served on the President's Export Council, advising the White House on trade issues."[21] The New York Times reported that Haim and his wife "slept in the White House several times during President Clinton's two terms." Saban remains close friends to the former President. Clinton described Saban as a "very good friend and supporter."[4] Saban contributed between $5 million to $10 million to the William J. Clinton Foundation.[22]

During the 2000 presidential election, Saban increased his rank to 5th among individual donors with a combined contribution of $1,250,500.[21]Matthew Yglesias wrote that "Saban was the largest overall contributor to the Democratic National Committee during the 2001–2002 cycle." [23] Saban's donations during that 2001–2002 period exceeded $10 million, the largest donation the DNC has received from a single source up to that time."

"In 2002 Saban provided an initial grant of 13 million USD[27][28] and a pledge of additional funds[28] to create the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, a foreign policy think tank based in Washington, D.C.. The Saban Center is part of the larger Brookings Institution think tank.[28] The Saban Center aims to provide policy makers in government with information and analysis regarding America's foreign policy in the Middle East. Saban recruited Martin Indyk to direct the center.[27]

"When I see Ahmadinejad, I see Hitler. They speak the same language. His motivation is also clear: the return of the Mahdi is a supreme goal. And for a religious person of deep self-persuasion, that supreme goal is worth the liquidation of five and a half million Jews. We cannot allow ourselves that. Nuclear weapons in the hands of a religious leadership that is convinced that the annihilation of Israel will bring about the emergence of a new Muslim caliphate? Israel cannot allow that. This is no game. It's truly an existential danger."[29]



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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You then have Martin Indyk, who from Wikipedia- "Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Indyk served as United States ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs during the Clinton Administration".

He is Jewish, is a Zionist, you've got pro Israel people who have big influence on American politics- they either bribe their way in or make their way in and they have a big impact on foreign policy- the Brookings institute has a big impact on foreign policy, pure and simple. They admit that on their own webpage.

These people's aims are to attack Iran, pure and simple. That's what the article a PATH TO PERSIA discusses in depth and the very scenario they highlighted back in 2009 is apparently going to be played out in a few months time!



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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From Wikipedia-

Saban has stated of himself, “I’m a one issue guy, and my issue is Israel”[6], and was described by the New York Times as a “tireless cheerleader for Israel

How can you say this think tank that has huge influence on American foreign policy is not one sided and therefore against Iran before we go into details. It is the definition of bias!

The whole thing is funded and run by people who were in the CIA, are wealthy Zionist businessmen, people who were high up in big banks etc, the whole thing stinks.

Council on Foreign Relations are heavily linked, as the director for Saban Center actually worked for them- one of the biggest pushers for the illegal war on Iraq, namely Keith Pollack.

Corruption gone crazy!




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