General Melchett: Now, Field Marshal Haigh has formulated a brilliant, new, tactical plan to ensure final victory in the field.Witnessing the lack of creativity in the West's scaremongering - the same idea being used over and over again by the western pathocrats and their puppet states - one would be forgiven for thinking it's satire. Browsing through the day's news, I came across a story that presented the shameful caricature of reality that we've seen time and time again.
Captain Blackadder: Ah. Will this brilliant plan involve us climbing out of our trenches and walking very slowly towards the enemy, Sir?
Captain Darling: How could you possibly know that, Blackadder? It's classified information!
Captain Blackaddaer: It's the same plan that we used last time, and the seventeen times before that.
General Melchett: EXACTLY! And that is what is so brilliant about it! It'll catch the watchful Hun totally off-guard. Doing precisely what we've done eighteen times before is exactly the last thing they'll expect us to do this time!
~ Scene from the satirical UK series Blackadder
Some people dutifully chew each mouthful of this kind of supersized junk, spoon-fed them by a willingly complicit media, and wash it down with Kool-Aid. But SOTT is the 'world for people who think', and I can't imagine there are many SOTT readers hungering for the latest stomach-churning offering from Nikki 'The Hick' Haley who, on December 14th, expanded on the US's increasingly hysterical pivot towards Iran.
Standing in front of an alleged spent Iranian missile shell, Haley proceeded to use this 'visual aid' to add weight to her claims that Iranian missile shells of one sort or another have been turning up in war zones across the Middle East.
"It's hard to find a conflict or a terrorist group in the Middle East that does not have Iran's fingerprints all over it." Haley proclaimed.
Well, either she didn't look very hard or her forensic skillz are very poor. Without even looking at a map we can cite cite Syria, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, the fingerprints on which are clearly all-American.
To be honest, my initial reaction to seeing the report from the press conference was a combination of disgust and incredulity. I was left scratching my head, wondering, "REALLY? You honestly think you can use this continued line of manufactured threats with no basis other than 'because I said so'? Does Haley really think that there are many people in the world who still assume the USA is credible when it comes to statements on 'terrorism'? Do Haley really think people are so dumb? I was half-expecting her to inform us that the spent shell was originally a functional incubator, with a baby inside, which the Iranians removed and "threw to the ground", before converting it into a missile, filled with anthrax (cue Colin Powell to wave a vial of white stuff at the camera).
Haley's statement is reminiscent of John Kerry's fabulously ironic remark aimed at Russia over Ukraine, "You just don't in the 21st Century behave in 19th Century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext." Yeah, you don't, unless you actually did, several times, in which case you pretend you didn't by accusing others of doing what you did, when they didn't. The United States kicked off the 21st Century by invading Afghanistan and then Iraq...and then Libya, and then Syria, using pretexts that should really be the dictionary definition of "trumped up". Afghanistan didn't attack the United States on 9/11, and Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction, Gadaffi didn't "kill his own people" and neither did Assad. But who needs facts when you've got shameless blowhards suffering from Dunning Kruger like Nikki Haley.
We all remember Colin Powell's stern-faced presentation to the UN - little vial of white powder, maps of locations of "chemical weapons", diagrams of "mobile chemical weapons factories". Powell made his speech in 2003. Every last word of it was "trumped up". Iraq is still suffering the consequences.
And then there's Mr. Coco-Pop 'Porky' Poroshenko's presentation at the 51st Munich Security Conference showing a handful of Russian civilian passports as evidence that Moscow had invaded Ukraine. The small problem with his allegation was that active Russian soldiers don't have civilian passports. Later that year Poroshenko went off-topic in a speech to the UN (in reality delivered from Porky's private alternate universe) where the Ukrainians were enjoying an increasingly happy and healthy quality of life, despite the evil persecution and oppression by evil Russia, who must be stopped, at all costs (particularly to the Ukrainian and American taxpayer)
And who could forget Netanyahu's famous speech concerning Iran's uranium enrichment program as he ill-advisedly illustrated the severity of the problem by way of a cartoon bomb drawing!
Haley seems intent on joining the ranks of these loathsome and quite ridiculous clowns. In fact, she's already top of the class!
"The Iran government has stated that the country's weapons program is for defence purposes. The US envoy presented remains of a missile found in Saudi Arabia as proof of attacks against US allies in the Middle East. Haley said the missile's intended target was a civilian airport in Riyadh.The problem with this narrative is Saudi Arabia has had a two-year blockade on Yemen where basic foodstuffs and medicine can't even get through. And yet we're asked to believe that a honking great ballistic missile case was somehow missed? Furthermore a UN panel found no evidence that the missile launched at Saudi Arabia originally came from Iran. In fact, the panel found that the missile was a modification of a type that came form North Korea. Both Yemen and Iran have bought and modified the same missile type, which has been conveniently ignored by the mainstream press. For further background on this deception see: Yemen: Saudis throw in the towel - Saleh is baaack - Russia wins
Weapon parts from a "kamikaze drone" and a boat fitted with a warhead were also mentioned as evidence of Iran backed aggression in the region. A date or location for when this additional weaponry was found was not announced by Haley."
Contrary to Haley's drivel, Iran is taking the lead in combating terrorism in the Middle East - witness Iranian help in destroying ISIS in Syria - yet flakes like Haley try to portray Iran as precisely the opposite. It is the United States that has its fingerprints (not to mention money, weapons and training) all over the chaos and turmoil in the Middle East and beyond, past and present. US foreign policy is today a euphemism for destruction and war.
So I wonder what percentage of the population are going to buy into Hillbilly Haley's own "trumped up pretext"? I suppose from the point of view of a pathological warmonger, for whom reality is just whatever she happens to want at the time,that's the beauty of "Melchett Defence".. When you're so out of touch, spouting the same lie that your predecessors have done seventeen times before will seem like the last thing the general public will expect.
Tom Chambers is a musician and music teacher based in the UK. His interests include world events, psychology, philosophy, diet and health.
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