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    • John Yates
    • 13.10.11 | 06:29 (IST)

    A worldwide economic crisis threatening the whole structure of the Capitalist system. Demonstrations in many cities in the United States, radiating from the growing Wall Street occupation. International criticism of the United States and Israel over their continuing despicable treatment of the Palestinians. The never ending tragedy of NATO involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan and other conflicts. Growing unrest in Europe over cuts and economic austerity measure, particularly in Athens, Rome Madrid, soon to spread to the other European capitals, not least of which will be London. How convenient then, that a “terrorist plot”, alleged to be engineered in Iran and to be carried out on American soil, should be uncovered at this time. The worlds attention and that of the media, will immediately be directed towards the threat emanating once again from Tehran. History is full of examples of “incidents” occurring at times of economic or social difficulties which have had the effect of “unifying people” behind the established system, and diverting attention away from the real problems. Smoke and mirrors, divide and rule.

    from the article: Michael Oren: Israel taking Iranian assassination plot seriously
    First published 03:27 13.10.11 | Last updated 03:27 13.10.11
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