Alan Sabrosky : Clearing the Decks for War with Iran

Alan Sabrosky : Clearing the Decks for War with Iran


The waging of preventive war is a war crime under international law, as is endorsing or assisting in the waging of preventive war….


by Alan Sabrosky



Four interesting developments have taken place recently: 

One is that the US is selling (i.e., giving) Israel tanker aircraft to allow it to refuel its strike aircraft no matter what the US does. The inability of Israel to conduct a strike against Iran without US in-flight refueling support (if nothing else) has been the principal US military barrier against a unilateral Israeli attack — unless, of course, the Israelis wanted to lose all of their strike aircraft and many of their pilots when they ran out of fuel after the attack. Giving them an independent in-flight refueling capability eliminates that barrier and clears the way for a unilateral Israeli attack, once the planes are delivered and the Israeli crews trained – and I have no idea about that time frame.

Two is the US decision to classify the backpack bombs used in Boston (assuming they really were used) as WMDs (yes, no joke). Now, the smallest bomb dropped by the smallest combat aircraft in the world is more destructive than those backpack bombs. So I suspect the US Government, having been more than slightly embarrassed by the lack of real WMDs in Iraq and its inability to find them in Iran, is now redefining what constitutes a WMD so it can go to war against anyone, anywhere, anytime in the name of opposing WMDs, and the American sheeple will applaud.

Three is that the alleged foiled plot to derail trains between the US and Canada is being publicly and explicitly linked to a terrorist cell with direct ties to Iran. Why Iran would have wanted to have anything to do with such a hair-brained scheme is not being asked, or even addressed. War drums, anyone?

And four, the US Defense Secretary of whom so many of us hoped so much, has made it clear that he is no different from his predecessor, and on his trip to Israel has given what is effectively a "green light" for Israel to attack Iran whenever it chooses to do so, with full and complete US support. His comment to reporters on the plane to Israel makes this clear: “Israel will make the decision that Israel must make to protect itself, to defend itself,” Hagel said as he began a weeklong tour of the Middle East. Interesting that attacking another country has become a bizarre form of self-defense. Of course, the waging of preventive war is a war crime under international law, as is endorsing or assisting in the waging of preventive war….

I recall that the Saturday Night Live skit on the Hagel hearings that was pulled after its dress rehearsal had McCain asking Hagel if he would fellate a donkey if Netanyahu felt that was necessary for Israel's security. In the skit, Hagel says "I don't think so." Obviously he changed his mind — donkeys in place of golden asses, anyone?


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Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs. In December 1988, he received the Superior Civilian Service Award after more than five years of service at the U.S. Army War College as Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. He is listed in WHO’S WHO IN THE EAST (23rd ed.). A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Dr. Sabrosky’s teaching and research appointments have included the United States Military Academy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Middlebury College and Catholic University; while in government service, he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Dr. Sabrosky has lectured widely on defense and foreign affairs in the United States and abroad.


  1. I wonder what, if anything, Russia and China will do if the USraeli Empire attacks Iran?


    One thing I'm quite sure of is this: Once the Empire starts the war, there'll be some kind of retaliatory "terrorism" on U.S. soil – either "real" or of the false-flag variety (or perhaps some of each) – which will be immediately followed by martial law.


    This suggests to me a 5th recent development  that can be added to your list: The push against the 2nd Amendment. Our Masters are going after the guns and ammo with great zeal. As I see it, the recent, ongoing effort to reduce the ability of the peasants to fight back – by directly and indirectly attacking guns and ammo –  is the domestic equivalent of the "sanctions" our Masters would generally use against their prospective international victims, to weaken them before the overt military attack.

  2. Obama went there last month to tell Netanyahu and Peres that Iran is off the table, though they can have Syria, as America  can't do this anymore and thermonuclear war with Russia and China is definitely off the table.

  3. Is the analysis of events correlated in any way to the economic terrorist cabal involved with the city of London…and their global agenda ?,7340,L-4372444,00.html   it would seem that moral suasion could be brought to bear on the ASHKENAZIM in Palestine who Netanyahu has said are being played for suckers… naturally those duped into playing the part of zionist terrorists based on a contrived narrative could develope some amazing blowback techniques currently unfactored in the "analysis" of upcoming planned events…   No one on Earth should stay in the stool sculpture deity cult compound…when they know they don't have to.

  4. Ok so is alright that Amerikkka and Isruler are allowed to do what they want to any country/person they want…but if anything happens to them, it is goddamn terrorists. To many double standards for me. This is why they are hated around the world, everyone knows most Americans are good and just god botherers. Just the rest are redneck nascar watching kill em all people. They are the ones that run the place.

  5. What people are unaware of is that long before 9/11 there were a number of countries which were on an American hit list and were targeted for war and destruction.
    On this list was Irac, Iran, Syria, Libya, and several others.  These wars are part of a plan which is far reaching and hidden from public awareness.

  6. "America buys war like children gobble candy." Henry kissinger. In 2007 Zbuigneiw Brzezinski told the U.S. Senate that the "war on terror" was a mythical hiistroical narrative", or in other words a complete fiction,.

  7. What a disgusting feeling to see your country (USA) led by such low life politicans that in order  for them to stay in office they would sell so many American lifes, not counting other nations citizens ; and this for a disgusting country like Israel.

  8. What now.  For 40 years I have been watching this trainwreck unfold.  The world is watching. But most Americans are too dumb-downed to care.   For everything the USA and Israel dish out will come back twofold to us.  God help us.

  9. There will be no attack on Iran.
    First, the UN would have to be warned to remove all inspectors, as in Iraq.
    All US warships would have to be removed from the Persian Gulf to positions at least 50 miles south in the Arabian Sea. They are sitting ducks for cruise missiles in the Gulf.
    Ships are movable, land facilities are not. They are all soft targets for Iran's extensive arsenal of missiles.
    — al-Minhad air base in Dubai, UAE
    — Fifth Fleet HQ – Bahrain
    — Kuwait, three bases, 15,000 US troops,, including a couple of brigade combat teams and a combat aviation brigade.
    — Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, forward HQ of US Central Command
    — Overall in the region there are reportedly 40,000 American servicemen ready for action.

    And then there are other soft targets for Iran and its ally Hezbollah, in Iraq, Israel and Afghanistan.

    Forget an attack. US/Israel threaten attack to take the focus off of the Israel rape of Palestine, and other reasons.

  10. Remember that video of all the times the mainstream news predicted an Iranian nuclear bomb?
    Someone should make one about the number of times the alternative press has predicted an imminent strike on Iran.
    Remember reading how the spooks and military had infiltrated the mainstream news?
    Funny how many truth sites post info from… wait for it… spooks and military!
    Remember when you realised all those revolutions based on overthrowing a secretive and corrupt establishment were really just a fraud resulting in an even more secretive and corrupt establishment?
    Ask the right questions.

  11. Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White Countries for Everybody Annihilation by Assimilation  


    Every white country on earth is supposed to become multicultural and multiracial. EVERY white country is expected to end its own race and end its own culture. No one asks that of ANY non-white country.  


    The Netherlands is more crowded than Japan, Belgium is more crowded than Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve the RACE problem by bringing in millions of third-worlders and assimilating and intermarrying with them.  


    Everybody says the final solution to the RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to bring in the third world and assimilate with them.   Immigration, tolerance, and especially assimilation are being used against the white race.  


    All this immigration and intermarriage is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries.  


    Anti-white is called anti-racist, but it leads to the disappearance of one race and only one race, the white race. The real aim of anti-racism is to wipe out the white race or make it a minority anywhere it exists.   It is genocide.

  12. """Barbara Lerner Spectre, who runs a government-funded Jewish study group in Sweden, makes the following remarkable statement—remarkable because she does not attribute anti-Jewish attitudes to irrational prejudices or even Muslims who hate Israel. Instead she says that it’s because of the “leading role” played by Jews in the  movement  toward multiculturalism:


    I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive.


    Her comment is an example of the  age-old Jewish self-concept of a “Light Unto the Nations”: Jews saving Europe by leading it to multiculturalism."""