Monday, August 4, 2008

Gleiwitz All Over Again

From Think Progress comes this scary story about an administration gone insane.

Speaking at the Campus Progress journalism conference earlier this month, Seymour Hersh — a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for The New Yorker — revealed that Bush administration officials held a meeting recently in the Vice President’s office to discuss ways to provoke a war with Iran.

In Hersh’s most recent article, he reports that this meeting occurred in the wake of the overblown incident in the Strait of Hormuz, when a U.S. carrier almost shot at a few small Iranian speedboats. The “meeting took place in the Vice-President’s office. ‘The subject was how to create a casus belli between Tehran and Washington,’” according to one of Hersh’s sources.
Apparently the idea was to build some Iranian PT boat look alikes, man them with Navy Seals dressed as Iranians, and have them attack Americans. Sound familiar? It should because it happened before -- 69 years ago.

On August 31, 1939 a German radio station in Gleiwitz was ostensibly attacked by Polish army regulars thus providing justification for the invasion of Poland by Adolf Hitler's forces. As we now know, the invaders were actually a small group of Germans dressed in Polish army uniforms. To make it even more realistic, a body was left at the scene.

If this doesn't convince anyone that Dick Cheney and the rest of the Apple Dumpling Gang isn't nuts, I don't know what will. And the bozos on the right think John McCain is a suitable alternative?


Zach W. said...

I guess the Bush administration knows a good idea when they see one!

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant.

Now if we could just get the PolishFest officials to stop launching their fireworks horizontally we would have a good and perfect world.

In the meantime, don't believe everything you read. I don't.

Other Side said...

Good for you anony. Independent thought is the first step to breaking the bonds of conformity. I stopped believing anything this administration said on day one. Seymour Hersh, on the other hand, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.