Daily Archives: November 27, 2013

Without Reagan’s Treason, Iran Would Not Be a Problem

Truthout has the article Without Reagan’s Treason, Iran Would Not Be a Problem.

Carter was confident that with Bani-Sadr’s help, he could end the embarrassing hostage crisis that had been a thorn in his political side ever since it began in November of 1979.
But Carter underestimated the lengths his opponent in the 1980 Presidential election, California Governor Ronald Reagan, would go to screw him over.

Behind Carter’s back, the Reagan campaign worked out a deal with the leader of Iran’s radical faction – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini – to keep the hostages in captivity until after the 1980 Presidential election.

This was nothing short of treason. The Reagan campaign’s secret negotiations with Khomeini – the so-called “October Surprise” – sabotaged Carter and Bani-Sadr’s attempts to free the hostages. And as Bani-Sadr told The Christian Science Monitor in March of this year, they most certainly “tipped the results of the [1980] election in Reagan’s favor.”

Not surprisingly, Iran released the hostages on January 20, 1981, at the exact moment Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.


A long-term Iranian nuclear deal would be a once in a generation chance for the United States to rethink its foreign policy. President Obama should go for it. But he should watch his back. Because if history tells us anything, it’s that Republicans are more than willing to betray their country for a little short-term political gain.

I am hoping that forewarned is forearmed. If we can make abundantly clear that we are aware of the back-stabbing that is being planned, maybe we can scare off the perpetrators or at least foil they plots if they aren’t scared off. Surely the NSA knows what is being planned. If we can’t at least get some benefit from giving up our privacy, then why did we give it up in the first place?

Investigating the Saudi Government’s 9/11 Connection

The Real News Network has the series starting with Investigating the Saudi Government’s 9/11 Connection and the Path to Disilliusionment – Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt 1.

Here is an except talking about the report on 9/11 from the commission  that Senator Graham lead.

GRAHAM: There were 28 pages in the final report, out of over 800 total, which were totally censored from–that were word one to the end of that chapter. That was the chapter that largely dealt with the financing of 9/11, who paid for these very complex and in many instances expensive activities that were the predicate for 9/11. I was stunned that the intelligence community would feel that it was a threat to national security for the American people to know who had made 9/11 financially possible. And I am sad to report that today, some 12 years after we submitted our report, that those 28 pages continue to be withheld from the public.

JAY: Now, it’s fairly clear from your book what’s in the 28 pages, I mean, in general terms. The L.A. Times did a report on those 28 pages. A journalist for The L.A. Times spoke with someone who’d actually seen the 28 pages–didn’t reveal the name. But apparently it’s the actual names of the people in the Saudi government and Saudi royal family that are in on financing 9/11 conspirators. And your book makes it pretty clear that that’s what it’s about.

First of all, who ordered the redaction, that you weren’t allowed to say this?

GRAHAM: First, I’m going to have to withhold my comment on what you have just said. I am under the strictures of classification. I have–although it was written in 2002, I still have a reasonably good remembrance of what was in those 28 pages, but I’m frustrated because I can’t talk about it.

JAY: I know. And that’s why I quoted The L.A. Times and didn’t ask you.

This is much more than of historical interest. The very sources you hint at in this interview are probably now throwing great resources into getting us to go to war with Iran. I’d hate to think that the attack that gave Bush/Cheney what they needed to justify the war in Iraq will be repeated in order to get us to attack Iran.

Let us all make it clear that we see what is coming, and maybe that will discourage the people planning it.

It is galling to think that information is being kept from the American public that is absolutely vital for them to know as they make choices as to what actions this government should take in the near future.

Perhaps there ought to be a people’s filibuster until we find out what is in that 28 pages that we are not allowed to see.

I had not even seen this interview before I wrote my previous post Obama Rebukes Israeli-Saudi Attack on Iran Nuclear Deal.

See the second part of the interview in the subsequent post Revealing the 9/11 Conspiracy Would Undo the Entire US-Saudi Alliance.

Why Would Saudi Arabia Support the 9/11 Conspirators, Why Would the US Gov. Cover it Up? – Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt3

Former Senator Bob Graham, co-chair of the 2002 Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, believes that the Saudi government “had a high and what has thus far turned out to be credible expectation that their role” in 9/11 “would not be exposed” by the U.S. government.

Senator Graham had talked to the other co-chair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry and the two chairs of the citizen’s 9/11 commission about the possibility of the 19 hijackers acting independently.

“All three of them used almost the same word—implausible—that it is implausible that that could have been the case. Yet that has now become the conventional wisdom to the aggressive exclusion of other alternatives,” says Graham.

Here is the fourth and final piece of the interview – The 9/11 Conspiracy: Did Bush/Cheney Create a Culture of Not Wanting to Know? – Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt4.

On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says there was a pervasive pattern in police and intelligence agencies and “you don’t have everybody moving in the same direction without there being a head coach somewhere who was giving them instructions as to where he wants them to move”

Obama Rebukes Israeli-Saudi Attack on Iran Nuclear Deal

The Real News Network has the interview Obama Rebukes Israeli-Saudi Attack on Iran Nuclear Deal with Robert Parry.

PARRY: Well, the neoconservatives continue to want to see more wars in the Middle East. That’s what they’ve been pushing for now for 20-some years, going back to the ’90s, when they began to lay out this idea that the only way for Israel to maintain its security is through having regime change in a variety of countries–Iraq first, Syria, and Iran being a third. So that idea from the neocons hasn’t really shifted. And they remain a very influential force in Washington, particularly at places like The Washington Post. And so they’re continuing to push this idea that the way you get security in the Middle East is by going to war with and ultimately overthrowing governments that have difficult or hostile relations with Israel.

President Obama and the people in Congress who want peace are going to have some very powerful foes in Congress, in the news media, and in the leadership of Israel, and lobbyists for oil interests.

It will be impossible to stop the drum beat for war without massive support from the grass roots before the opponents even get full momentum behind their push. Keep watching for any opportunity you have to voice your opinion.