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America, Fuck Yeah!

To Provoke War, Cheney Considered Proposal To Dress Up Navy Seals As Iranians And Shoot At Them

HERSH: There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.

Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected.


The whole story, plus video, here.

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alicia_stardust
Aug. 1st, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
Cheney is such a bastard.
atalantapendrag
Aug. 1st, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK.
ayelienne
Aug. 1st, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
every day, i thank the gods that i am not calibrated to think or act the same way as that guy and others of his ilk.
maystone
Aug. 1st, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
What's happened to our country? How can this happen with no legal consequences to this criminally corrupt and morally bankrupt administration? I just don't get it. I don't. I hate them.
karjack
Aug. 1st, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
I found myself wondering what would it take for people to finally say enough is enough? Then I read this link, and I still don't know. I just don't know.
sagcat
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
That's a history-tested method of starting a war you want - fake an attack against yourself to rally public opinion. I'm kinda surprised, now that I think about it, that they haven't done this yet.

There is, apparently, no place too low for them to go.

This reminded me of something my favorite Peace Studies professor told me back in college - that historically, violence is the most commonly used political tool.

The neo-cons are all too aware of this.
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