Pieczenik said Iran does not need to wage war within the United States and is more focused on confronting Israel through its Hezbollah proxy in Lebanon. He said the government of Benjamin Netanyahu and the reactionary Likud party are turning up the heat on the long simmering Iranian pretext – based on its alleged and undemonstrated nuclear weapons program – in order to take attention off demands by the Palestinians and a growing contingent at the United Nations for statehood. Israel, according to Pieczenik, also wants to distract its populace from a deteriorating domestic situation.
Moreover, the remarkably incompetent Obama administration is using the fallacious plot to divert attention from its involvement in the criminal Fast and Furious gun-running operationand Obama’s rapidly falling popularity rating as the election approaches. A growing number of Democrats are now talking about running a candidate other than Obama.
Like his predecessor, Obama will use the rally ’round the flag tactic to prop up his sagging popularity rating. Bush realized a boost after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and his invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Bush era neocons, long ensconced in the Pentagon, have for years attempted to steer U.S. foreign policy toward a cataclysmic confrontation with Iran.
In June, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, renewed its push to convince the U.S. government that Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons that threaten Israel. Pieczenik noted that AIPAC is instrumental in efforts to start what will amount to World War III. He said Israel has consistently manipulated AIPAC.