If you did not plan for WWIII, you could not prevent it
Here is a revolting idea: one may have to plan for war to be able to prevent it. Then again, if you have a plan, does that increase the propensity to want to use it?
The US government, military, and intelligence communities are sophisticated and smart. Critics often act as if these agents of the US government are loose cannons, somehow, operating on their own agenda. That is not the case.
In the instance of George W. Bush and Iraq, the Iraqis had provoked the world for a long time. The USA responded and Hussein continued provocation. G W Bush, perhaps motivated by his Father’s cronies and hawkish behavior decided to knock it off. It was probably a bad call, but war with Iraq was a product of the American process.
The USA has a lot of enemies of Democracy and individual freedom to contend with, but, I would suggest that capacity is limited and so is desire for any more wars anytime soon. Only the most stupid error by Iran would trigger serious attention to plans. Even then, attacking Iran would not be without full agreement from China, Russia, and the rest of the world.
“Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran
Tuesday, 3 August 2010, 8:33 pm
Opinion: Michel Chossudovsky
Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran
Part I: Global Warfare
by Michel Chossudovsky
Humanity is at a dangerous crossroads. War preparations to attack Iran are in "an advanced state of readiness". Hi tech weapons systems including nuclear warheads are fully deployed.
This military adventure has been on the Pentagon's drawing board since the mid-1990s. First Iraq, then Iran according to a declassified 1995 US Central Command document.
Escalation is part of the military agenda. While Iran, is the next target together with Syria and Lebanon, this strategic military deployment also threatens North Korea, China and Russia.
Since 2005, the US and its allies, including America's NATO partners and Israel, have been involved in the extensive deployment and stockpiling of advanced weapons systems. The air defense systems of the US, NATO member countries and Israel are fully integrated.
This is a coordinated endeavor of the Pentagon, NATO, Israel's Defense Force (IDF), with the active military involvement of several non-NATO partner countries including the frontline Arab states (members of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative), Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, among others. (NATO consists of 28 NATO member states Another 21 countries are members of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), The Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative include ten Arab countries plus Israel.)”