Obama-Netanyahu ”Fallout” is Theater – Planned in 2009

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

In a 2009 US policy paper published by the corporate-financier funded Brookings Institution, it was made clear that the US was determined to provoke Iran into a conflict and effect regime change at any cost – up to and including an outright military invasion and occupation of Iran with US troops.

However, before it came to that, the Brookings Institution’s policymakers explored other options including fomenting US-backed political unrest coupled with covert, violent force, the use of US State Department listed foreign terrorist organizations to carry out assassinations and attacks within Iran, and limited airstrikes carried out by either the US or Israel, or both.

In retrospect, 6 years on, all of these tricks have not only been attempted to one degree or another in Iran, but have been demonstrably employed in neighboring Syria to diminish its strength – which according to Brookings – is a necessary prerequisite before waging war on Iran.

And of particular interest – considering what appears to be a growing diplomatic row between the United States and Israel – is just how precisely the US planned to covertly back what would be made to appear as a “unilateral” Israeli first strike on Iran – an attack that appears to be in the process of being justified through a carefully orchestrated propaganda campaign now unfolding.

From the Mouths of US Policymakers Themselves 

The Brookings Institution’s 2009 policy paper titled, “Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran,” makes clear that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program is merely theater, and that it will be used to give the world the impression that the United States explored all possible “peaceful” options before resorting to violent regime change.  The report states specifically that:

…any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context— both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.

Of course, Iran – as admitted to by Brookings themselves – is not governed by irrational leadership, and would not turn down a genuinely “superb offer.” The Brookings Institution admits openly that the US pursues a dual track foreign policy – one for public consumption (making “superb offers”) and another aimed at ensuring Iran looks as unreasonable as possible.

At one point in the policy paper, Brookings would state:

The truth is that these all would be challenging cases to make. For that reason, it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (One method that would have some possibility of success would be to ratchet up covert regime change efforts in the hope that Tehran would retaliate overtly, or even semi-overtly, which could then be portrayed as an unprovoked act of Iranian aggression.)

Here, Brookings policymakers openly conspire to undermine global peace by “goading” another nation into a war it neither wants nor will benefit from. Provoking a nation that poses no threat to the national security of the United States is a clear violation of international law – with the Brookings paper serving as a literal signed confession.

Yet despite this open admission, conspiring against world peace, what is of more interest is the United States’ plans to disavow any responsibility for an attack it would use its regional proxy, Israel, to carry out in its place. It states specifically under a chapter titled, “Allowing or Encouraging an Israeli Military Strike,” that:

…the most salient advantage this option has over that of an American air campaign is the possibility that Israel alone would be blamed for the attack. If this proves true, then the United States might not have to deal with Iranian retaliation or the diplomatic backlash that would accompany an American military operation against Iran. It could allow Washington to have its cake (delay Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon) and eat it, too (avoid undermining many other U.S. regional diplomatic initiatives). 

To no one’s surprise the British Daily Mail now reports in an article titled, “President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they attacked Iranian nuclear facilities last year, claim sources,” that:

President Obama is alleged to have stopped an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets, according to reports to emerge from the Middle East at the weekend 

The threat from the U.S. forced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to abort a planned attack on Iraq, reported Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. 

Netanyahu will be in Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama’s cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran. 

Here, the Daily Mail repeats a growing narrative that dovetails neatly into long-standing US foreign policy described by the Brookings Institution’s report in 2009 – down to the letter. In fact, the prospect of “shooting down” Israeli planes was discussed as one of many props used in this geopolitical theater.

The US, as prescribed by Brookings, is portrayed as desperately trying to hammer out an almost unreasonably accommodation with Iran, while “mad dog” Israel seeks to unilaterally attack Iran – thus giving the US the plausible deniability it openly claimed it would disingenuously attempt to create ahead of any Israeli attack on Iran. It should be noted that the summation of Israel’s military might is a result long, extensive, and continuous US military support meaning that Israeli military operation is even possible without it.

Also of interest is Israel’s habitual, belligerent, serial acts of inhumanity against both its own people and the Palestinians whose land Tel Aviv has seized and continues to occupy. The nature of these acts is not one of self-preservation, but of intentional provocation – creating predictable political divides across the West easily manipulated particularly at times like these where a “regrettable” attack made upon Iran, a nation the West has thus far failed to topple with terrorism, US-backed sedition, sanctions, and covert provocations, is now in the cards.

It is also clear that the 2009 “Which Path to Persia?” policy paper still represents a vivid window into a much deeper and well-entrenched doctrine still to this day being used to reorder the Middle East into alignment with Western special interests.  It is a signed confession of a now evident conspiracy against global peace and stability. It should be read, in full, before the United Nations Security Council  before those who wrote it and the corporate-financier interests who sponsored it are brought to international justice.

Anything less proves that the United States and its regional proxies, not Iran, are the rogue states, working against global peace and stability, with many standing examples already of their atrocities on display, and more – apparently – still to come.

Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at 
Land Destroyer Report, Alternative Thai News Network and LocalOrg. Read other contributed articles by Tony Cartalucci here.

  • John C Carleton

    Two different faces of evil.

  • Jack of Spades

    Iran is not fooled by their game.

    • Willy Nilly

      Unfortunately, the majority of the American public are fooled and have been hoodwinked for a long long time…

      • Jack of Spades

        Sympathy for the Devil is a great song. I’ll be playing it in the background while Bibi gives his speech before Congress.

        • Willy Nilly

          Please do yourself a favor and mute the box when the pig demon spews it’s vile disdain for the living world…

          • Jack of Spades

            Lucifer is coming to rape America of its young men and women.

          • AtomicMetroid

            pig demon is actually a great way to describe the Zionist lunatic nitwityahoo.

  • Edward Huguenin

    Let’s see; a rabidly xenophobic, apartheid, serially ethnic cleansing, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, what’s not to love?

  • Jack of Spades

    Iranian Jews live in peace inside Iran. The Iranians don’t hate Jews, but they do not like Israeli Zionists. Anything else is propaganda for war.

  • James Bennett

    The Rothschild State, AKA; Israel.

    Imagine how deceived the sheeple will be with a state controlled internet?

    They already have.

  • $56943692

    Feel free to look up all the videos from 2008/2009 of Obama speaking at AIPAC and proclaiming his unwavering support for Israel. Feel free to look up all the Zionist advisors who close ranks around Obama. This is all theatrics. Some of it may be to throw people off from thinking that Zionists/Israel control the USA because this is now becoming public knowledge and the propaganda techniques of labelling the truth “conspiracy theory” and “anti-Semite” have worn thin.

  • BanishedJester

    I figured as much. All the world is a stage.

  • antizionist

    This particular instance is not exceptional. There is very little truly dynamic activity in politics… it is MOSTly “theatrics”.

  • TheUprising

    Funny I can’t remember the last time Iran invaded another country.
    However I can name several dozen countries invaded and/or bombed by Israel, “NATO”, and the USA – in the last 20 years alone.

  • JoAnn Dolberg

    The truth is, there is no truth, not even in this article..

    • George Reichel

      Naw,it’s the truth.Just not politically correct.

  • Darkwing

    This reminds me of three people I use to work with. They fought, argued, put each other down, yelled at each other and some people fell for their not getting along. BUT, the same three went hunting, fishing and had family get together, they were total BS. They snow job a lot of people and used it to get their way.

  • Tom kauser

    Someone better attack something my dividend check hangs in the balance

  • Tonino

    And what else to expect from the epicenter of evil, Jewmerika and her handler Israel?

  • Martin

    Obamas and Netanyahu’s political difference are all a front
    political theatre on the world stage. They all have their scripts and are
    playing their parts. Their disputes are manufactured and fake, only to sucker
    the common citizen of one country into hating the common citizen of another
    country. Russia China and the BRICS nations is another paradigm instigated by
    the reptilian hybrid Rothschild dynasty and the British royalty, just in time
    for the Collapse of their old system to once again trap human society in a
    financial control system. This new development bank isn’t going to change the
    increase in poor and social depravity seen in the very countries that are a
    part of the BRICS. The Brazilian witch serpent president Dilma allows the
    destruction of vital, unique Brazilian rainforest; the size of 200 football
    fields is cut down every 20 minutes. BRICS development bank!!! None of their
    financial ploys is leading to development. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra
    Modi, signs nuclear weapons deals with the US, is in financial cooperation with
    Russia and china, and yet is still an area under the British Empire
    commonwealth. As is China. South Africa makes deals with Israel, while Israel
    funds and arms Islamic terrorism that is causing mayhem in Syria to destabilize
    the country. Israel wants Iran for some reason and so will weaken Syria to make
    their job easier. Russia is helping Iran quell the advances of ISIS. Putin, had
    agents in Ukraine, the man in the presidency, petro pereshenko, who is close
    friends with some of the top Russian oligarchs, probably even Putin himself.
    And so he’s rhetoric is deceptive and scripted trying to a anti Russian
    sentiment in the consciousness of general human populations so as to inch ever
    closer to global conflict. Putin knows this is the plan. He plays the ‘Good’
    guy for now, only to build alliances and build up his forces. He will be
    receiving weapons form the west also, covertly. When the Russian separatist
    defeat the western Ukraine armies as they have been doing over and over gain so
    far they will be gifted western weapons. As is the plan, either for Putin and
    the Russians to keep them for themselves or build defense’s against them.
    Nothing that happens in the realm of political theatre holds any validity. Only
    that the war they are waging is against the true human civilization, trying to
    Balkanize the world so that we will create and realize their sadistic anti
    human agenda for them.

  • Once the lid comes off that can o’ truth. Where will they hide?

  • AtomicMetroid

    It’s all an act on the world stage. Israel will still get its billions in US taxpayer dollars every year. Not to mention all the military aid on top of that. Aggression towards the “enemies of jews and Israel” will continue all over the world with bogus wars and assasinations, not to mention the arming of terrorists groups, such as “ISIS”. Jews will still own almost all sports teams, banks, insurance companies, stores, the federal reserve, medical supply companies, etc., etc..
    Zionists and peace cannot live together.

  • Billy Williams

    Yeah, it’s ALL a scam. There is no truth left in this world except in the lower/lowest levels of human society where truth and honesty is alot of times all one has to their name. Upper levels are nothing but lies and agendas. it’s simply the nature of the beast. There has NEVER been such a thing as a completely truthful and honest “king” or “queen”. They must lie and deceive to SOME degree in order to preserve their position.

    The movers and shakers behind the scenes are no different. They gauge the public opinion on current events and then tailor their agendas to accommodate for a degree of “satisfaction” amongst the citizenry. Like now. They know the public image of Israel is far less than flattering, so now they’re creating the illusion that there is some tension between Bibi and Obama. it’s ALL theater. At the end of the day Israel WILL get what it wants and Iran or whoever else WILL be attacked. Where things go from their is anyone’s guess, but don’t buy the horsesh*! sure to be shoveled at you through the MSM that either Israel acted “unilaterally” or that it was “provoked”, because NEITHER would be true.

    • Jon

      “There has NEVER been such a thing as a completely truthful and honest “king” or “queen”. ”
      Well, you clearly don’t know of Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawai’i who was exactly that and accordingly beloved by all except the handful of imperialist conspirators who betrayed her and Hawai’i in 1893, and subsequently. You can learn more at http://www.liberatehawaiithebook.com.

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