FREE PRESS * October 1, 2012
* Issue 40 *
AMERICANFREEPRESS.NET * EDITORIAL
By Michael Collins
.Americans have a stark choice and will
have to take sides. The issue is war with
Iran. The battle lines are clearly drawn.
Which side will you be on?
Opposing war: a distinguished array of ex-diplomats,
intelligence officers and former high-ranking
military figures (battle-tested veterans who know
war first-hand). Among them: two retired chiefs of
the U.S. Central Command, Marine Gen. Anthony
Zinni and Navy Adm. William J. “Fox” Fallon.
Supporting war: Israel and its Washington lobby,
bankrolled by a clique of billionaire families and
financial groups who control the mass media and
who fund the networks that now dominate the Republican
This past week, the anti-war group released a
formal report concluding an attack on Iran could
potentially spark an all-out Middle East war, driving
up the price of oil and making more enemies
for America around the globe.
The pro-war group argues that unless action is
taken, Iran will destroy Israel. America must come
to Israel’s aid, even if American civilians die in retaliatory
attacks. Some “collateral damage,” pro-war
voices say, is worth the price of stopping Iran.
Thus far, Barack Obama seems to side with the
anti-war forces. Mitt Romney — a close friend of Israeli
warhawk Benjamin Netanyahu — is in the pro-war
A lot of Americans who don’t want war — but
who don’t like Obama whom they consider an
ultra-liberal big spender — are supporting Romney,
whose war aims will definitely bankrupt America.
The former military leaders who oppose war say
stopping Iran’s nuclear aims would require “a significantly
expanded air and sea war over a prolonged
period of time, likely several years,” and
that “occupation of Iran would require a commitment
of resources and personnel greater than what
the U.S. has expended over the past 10 years in the
Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.”
Many backing Romney are part of the 47 percent
of Americans whom Romney scoffed “believe
they are victims,” entitled to things like Social Security
Ironically, Romney made those remarks at a
gathering of pro-war plutocrats at the home of
Jewish financier Marc Leder, ex-senior vice president
at Lehman Bros., a Rothschild dynasty outpost
on Wall Street. A key player in what the
Jewish Forward described as “a small group of
Jewish private equity investors, hedge fund managers
and real estate developers [playing] an outsized
role in [Romney’s] fundraising efforts”—
many of them former Obama supporters — Leder’s
circles regularly use the concept of Jewish victimhood
to advance support for Israel.
Now Americans may truly become victims — in
a foolish war against Iran. Americans must choose
between the generals and the warmongers.
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue Number 40, October 1, 2012, AMERICAN