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Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent!

Heads-up warning to the American Peoples - Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent!

Zahir Ebrahim

March 29, 2008.

Updated March 31, 2008.

[Addendum April 06, 2008: This heads up warning is made even more ominous and abhorrently prescient by the report of April 05, 2008 in the UK Telegraph:

British officials gave warning yesterday that America's commander in Iraq will declare that Iran is waging war against the US-backed Baghdad government.

A strong statement from General David Petraeus about Iran's intervention in Iraq could set the stage for a US attack on Iranian military facilities, according to a Whitehall assessment. In closely watched testimony in Washington next week, Gen Petraeus will state that the Iranian threat has risen as Tehran has supplied and directed attacks by militia fighters against the Iraqi state and its US allies.”

Paul Craig Roberts, the former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, immediately noted:

'The neocon lacky Petraeus has had his script written for him by Cheney, and Petraeus together with neocon warmonger Ryan Crocker, the US governor of the Green Zone in Baghdad, will present Congress next Tuesday and Wednesday with the lies, for which the road has been well paved by neocon propagandists such as Kimberly Kagan, that “the US must recognize that Iran is engaged in a full-up proxy war against it in Iraq.” Don’t expect Congress to do anything except to egg on the attack.'

It is the earnest and most profound hope of Project HumanbeingsfirstTM that this warning is entirely wrong – that the last nuclear attack on any peoples, and upon any country, under any pretexts, was in 1945!

But if hopes were horses – beggars would ride, and there would have been no 911, and no invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, to “Birth-pang a New Middle East”. Therefore, a complacent but “populist democracy” is shown how to rise to the challenge of the 'hectoring hegemons' – demand a public referendum before going to war on Iran!

Both NY Times and LA Times showed no interest in this oped submission. Surely, newsmedia: “either you are with us, or with the [super]terrorists.” ]

Heads-up warning to the American Peoples – Nuclear attack on Iran appears imminent!

Project Humanbeingsfirst cannot humbly emphasize enough the first order most crucial question that must concern all conscionable 'United States persons' today, including courageous genuinely patriotic whistleblowers. The impending nuclear attack on Iran, under all kinds of contrived pretexts, and especially disguised as a “'defensive' U.S. military action” (Brzezinski) must be prevented if this is indeed a genuine “populist democracy” for which the erstwhile Brzezinski had observed: “Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization”!

To present a more extensive and coherent analysis than is possible in these Op-Ed pages, the following essay is available from Project “Beware of Red Herrings on Nuclear Security spun by Hectoring Hegemons and their patsies!

There must be only one immediate, near term, and long term goal for the equitable security (and prosperity) of all peoples on the planet Earth so long as there remains an imbalance of power among us, so long as there remain 'hectoring hegemons' seeking “full spectrum dominance” among us, and so long as there remains an absence of 'full spectrum deterrence' to “the pursuit of power”, for indeed, “hegemony is as old as mankind”: prevent new “'defensive' U.S. military action”. Especially one in response to a horrendous 'nuclear terrorist act' transpiring in the United States of America “that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison” – as President George Bush himself prognosticated on February 13, 2008, in full anticipation of precisely another catalyzing 911. For what else, other than a nuclear terrorist act in America can be described as making “Sept. 11 pale by comparison”?

A major indication that something is imminently afoot is that the sudden 'Civil War' now raging in Iraq, is about to be directly blamed upon Iran! A weapons cache allegedly of Iranian origin has just been uncovered, as briefly reported on March 29, 2008, in the Pakistani newspaper The News: “Col. Dominic Caraccilo, commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, said the rockets were marked with manufacture dates as recent as 2007, and were believed to have been brought into the country from Iran during a buildup of U.S. troops last year. The U.S. military accuses Iran of arming and funding Shiite extremists in Iraq, although Tehran denies the charges.”

While that war of words and the concomitant Iraqi-fodder of 'Muslim on Muslim' violence in itself is not a sufficient pretext to nuclear bomb Iran, it is consistent with the rapidly developing pattern of escalating warnings of another terrorist act “that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison”. The 'setup' is in accelerated progress to most assuredly lay the blame for “Iraqi failure to meet [American] benchmarks” upon Iran, and as 'presciently' noted by Zbigniew Brzezinski before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2007, it will be followed by “accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran. culminating in a 'defensive' US military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

Well, the 'unequivocal evidence' fingering Iran for Iraqi Army's easy to predict defeat at the hands of Iranian backed militias in this American backed 'Muslim on Muslim' violence was just found. Even President George Bush expressed his great satisfaction at this turn of events by noting that it was a “positive moment”, gleefully adding:

I understand people here want us to leave, regardless of the situation, but that will not happen so long as I’m Commander-In-Chief.”

And this unverified report points to the following ominous headline: 'Saudis Prepare for "Sudden Nuclear Hazards" After Cheney Visit', which if true, requires no further elaboration.

In isolation and without context, all these rapidly breaking events are mere unrelated point events. However, in the light of the none-too-secret White House and Pentagon's overarching agenda, these are not isolated events. They are now culminating in the build-up of pretexts for nuclear attack on Iran!

Do the American peoples want to wait until the matters are a fait accompli?

As William Arkin had reported in the Washington Post three years ago, America can mobilize CONPLAN-8022 in less than 12 hours notice. Quoting Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of the 8th Air Force: “We're now at the point where we are essentially on alert ... We have the capacity to plan and execute global strikes ... in half a day or less.”

And from all accounts of the enormous mobilization-buildup to attack Iran already in place, as noted in this 2007 study which concluded “the US has made military preparations to destroy Iran's WMD, nuclear energy, regime, armed forces, state apparatus and economic infrastructure within days if not hours of President George W. Bush giving the order”, and which today, in 2008, 'includes not only a vast array of weapons, including nuclear weapons, cruise and other missiles and hundreds of aircraft but also “insertion” (invasion) forces and equipment' as noted by one observer, that “half a day or less” timeperiod is today almost near real-time. And the moment a nuclear terrorist '911' in an American or European city, or a provocation by Israel taking out Iran's nuclear reactor sites, or a 'Gulf-of-Tonkin' or 'USS Cole' or 'Lavon Affair' event that sinks America's entire 5th fleet in the Persian Gulf transpires, the timeperiod will likely be instantaneous!

The American public will be rendered as bewildered at that time as a fawn caught in headlights, and as enraged to go nuclear-bomb the entire planet as any 'ubermenschen' simply because they can get away with it! But interestingly, they won't pick on Russia or China who can fight back. No – they will only pick on a defenseless peoples who dare to standup to “full spectrum” hegemony of the 'hectoring hegemons'. Only the Iranians (and Pakistanis) will bear the brunt of America's wrath next!

Therefore, knowing how the future is likely to unfold in extremely rapid, fast-breaking developments leaving no time to wisely-reflect or to react-sanely at that time by peoples opposed to America's endless wars, time to act is now.

Firstly, anything, including all 'nuclear terrorist acts' on American soil, or anywhere in the world, all shocking revelations by whistleblowers, all leaks in newspapers, and all phantasmal mantras that distract from the afore-stated goal, regardless of how compelling the reasons, must be treated by the unwary and gullible American public and its intellectual dissenting-chiefs, as red herrings, pretexts, and deceptions for premeditated "imperial mobilization" by their nation's rulers.

Let the American peoples not be 'surprised' once again by facile disingenuous conclusions like this one in 2005 by the Iraq Study Group in the aftermath of the premeditated invasion of Iraq under false WMD pretexts:

We conclude that the intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. This was a major intelligence failure”. (Iraq Study Group report, March 31, 2005)

Or even by un-surprising exposés like this one in 2008, titled: “FBI says, 'No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11'”, being among the top 25 most censored stories of 2008. It quotes Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI:

The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11. Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.”

Secondly, if there is reason for the United States to nuclear decimate any country or any peoples in purported 'self-defense', the American peoples must demand a ratification of the decision to go to war through a public referendum – let its great “populist democracy” speak directly in the modernity of the 21st century before it is called upon to make its sacrifices, before it is called upon to pay its taxes to fund the war, and before it is called upon to acquire innocent blood on its hands!

Even better, draw the soldiers, officers and war-technicians from the pool who vote for war! If they can vote yes to invade other nations and wantonly shatter the tabula rasa of a 'lesser humanity', then they must also first be willing to sign up for doing it themselves – instead of having a draft of economic conscription. Every 'yes' voting home in America must have at least one 'patriot' from the immediate family show up on the front-lines without exception – or their 'yes' vote is void!

A commonsensical and calculated demand such as this publicly made today, right now, to be adjudicated upon in Congressional public hearings and converted into law, is infinitely more sensible for assuring America's national security given the hundred+ year history of deception for “imperial mobilization” by this nation's Executive branch with willing complicity from its entire ruling elite from legislature to newsmedia – as evidenced from the fiction of USS Maine to the fiction of WMDs – and which today rings the entire globe with more than 700 of its military bases eagerly paid for by Congress year after year in the pretense of keeping an “American peace”. FY 2009 budget is to cost the American tax payers $3.1 trillion! Both the Congress and the Executive effectively comprise the same pool of 'hectoring hegemons', with the Judiciary, not espousing the tradition of 'suo moto' action, preferring to remain silent on any and all matters projected as being related to foreign policy matters, politics, or executive privilege under times of 'war'!

And to preemptively understand how such a demand for public referendum – if it were to gain a threatening traction – will surely be co-opted by the Executive branch and willingly aided and abetted by the Congress and the Courts, recall that the 'Continuity of Government' Executive Order can now 'legally' disable this “populist democracy” and its entire democratically elected legislature under emergency powers already appropriated by the Executive. A Martial Law will be declared with the American soldiers (or the privatized profit-making wing of it which goes by the name 'Blackwater') re-training their blood soaked guns from the 'lesser humanity' in the Middle East and South Asia onto the American peoples themselves.

One can already see that particular 'setup' in active construction even as we speak. Now the domestic threat is no longer perceived to be primarily from 'Arab' looking 'jihadi' men out to terrorize America, but from “Western” looking ones as ominously noted by the CIA:

'[Al Qaeda] were training “operatives who look western” and “would be able to come into this country without attracting the attention others might ... making it easier for them to get past security at US airports, according to CIA Director Michael Hayden. If there is another terrorist attack, it will originate there, [along the border with Afghanistan].” ' (Pakistani newspaper Dawn, March 31, 2008)

Do you “look Western”? Now it's your turn buddy!

The moment George Bush's, and the CIA's, and the American military's prognostications of another '911' come true, all you 'United We Stand' “western” looking Americans better run and hide quickly under your beds – for who knows which one of you flag-waving 'white-boys' is secretly 'al Qaeeda'! Perhaps you all are!

This scribe takes no pleasure in pointing out the 'I warned you so' in his 2003 narrative “They dared to knock on my door” available at

It is of course hastily presumed that “look western” means 'white'. It could also possibly mean 'Black', 'Hispanic', 'Chinese', and of course, also 'Arab'. The only thing it surely doesn't mean is 'Pakistani' looking! Great! Should all 'brown-skinned' peoples in America finally breathe a sigh of relief? No – we will be the first ones interned as the already known 'old enemy' under any Martial Law!

It is the free-willed Americans who must now be afraid the most as the new 'enemy combatants', for most of us lowly immigrants escaping from our respective 'hell-holes' to make a better lives for ourselves have already shown our true cowardly 'native-informant' and 'uncle tom' sides to the authorities! The fascists have genuinely nothing to fear from us 'brownies', and they know it ever since Sept. 11 when our mosques to our wedding halls began crawling with FBI agents. It is mainly the free-willed peoples who “look western”, and who are also armed under their 2th Amendment Rights and who might also insist upon their 4th Amendment Rights, that the fascists genuinely fear the most! It would be a pleasure to observe how FBI agents fare among their 'western' churches, synagogues, weddings, and wine parties!

Welcome to the Fourth Reich in America where the new enemy is those who “look western”!

Shrewdly anticipating what the 'hectoring hegemons' will do to thwart a conscionable peoples' imperatives to stay a free peoples, the American peoples must make their own next moves now as outlined above while they still possibly can, and with much alertness, in order to prevent the premeditated orchestration of nuclear “revolutionary times” which will surely become the harbinger of many “inconceivable” operations in the world, including many changes right here in the US of A. Once the nuclear 'Rubicon' is crossed, the “revolutionary times” intended to “birth-pang a new Middle East” for the “New World Order” will predictably acquire an uncontrollable dynamics of its own right here in the American homeland itself.

Demanding a public referendum before any act of 'retaliation' as a matter of law is the only peacefully-efficacious American peoples' immediate protocol for arresting the cancer of “imperial mobilization” in its tracks with all its concomitant benefits directly accruing to the ordinary peoples of this nation in the longer run – from increased social spending to a safer world for them to vacation in, to proudly disclose in far away places that they are American without the fear of being gunned down. Other collective protocols by the rest of the planet's peoples may not be so benign.

It is the profound and most earnest plea of Project HumanbeingsfirstTM to the American newsmedia to not be co-opted by another 'shocking' USS Maine, another 'Gulf of Tonkin', another '911', and another 'mantra of WMDs' into misleading their own peoples to mobilize for war. Even if, as a leading Pakistani English newspaper's editor once explained to this scribe, 'freedom of the press, in effect, actually means freedom of the owners of the press - worldwide', please exercise at least that freedom to not go to war on the American peoples themselves!


Zahir Ebrahim
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at He may be reached at

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