Say No! To Bush's Fraudulent Iran War-Mongering Provocation!
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SAY NO! TO BUSH'S FRAUDULENT IRAN WAR-MONGERING PROVOCATION!
Your Emergency Action is Needed Now!
Don’t Let Washington Provoke Another War Based on Lies and
In the past week, the Bush Administration has been caught red-handed
manufacturing the highly publicized "provocation" off the Iranian
coast on Jan. 6 when five small Iranian open-air speedboats allegedly
challenged three massive U. S. guided-missile warships. The U.S. Navy
has now admitted that it had spliced together the audio and video tape it
presented as evidence and that the threatening voice on the video
warning “you may explode” may not have belonged to any Iranian
This incident was manufactured just days before President Bush departed for an
eight-day trip to the Middle East, attempting to mobilize a collection of
oil-rich U.S. client states against Iran and using the video as the
We must demand a People’s Inquiry to find out who manufactured this
video? Who spliced
together completely different sound and video footage? Who signed off on
it? Who distributed it to all the major media?
|Help build a movement to STOP another war based
In the next few days and weeks, Stop War on Iran will be
organizing meetings, speakouts, and a massive grassroots campaign to expose and
stop the Bush Administration's drive to war.
Stop War on Iran was the first international campaign formed to oppose
Washington's agenda of war against Iran, and we have generated more than
half a million petitions in the past two years. We have been a presence
at every major antiwar demonstration and have organized meetings across the
But it is clear that we must do more, and we need your help to do
that. Please consider making an emergency donation. You
can donate online at http://stopwaroniran.org/donate.shtml
We must hold the administration accountable, because we know
that this is not the first time that a manufactured U.S. crisis has launched a
On Feb. 5, 2003, the Bush administration presented satellite photos to the
United Nations to prove that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction.
This followed Bush’s assertion that Iraq was attempting to purchase
yellow cake uranium from Niger, a statement that he knew was untrue. The
Downing Street memos have revealed that the Bush administration was engaged in
a deliberate attempt to falsify intelligence in order to justify a war they had
been planning for years.
Before the first Gulf War in 1991 the photo images of Iraqi units supposedly
massed to invade on the Saudi Arabia border also turned out to be totally
Manufactured evidence was also used in the famous "Gulf of Tonkin
Incident," when North Vietnamese Coast Guard boats supposedly attacked two
U.S. destroyers off the coast of Vietnam in August 1964. This fraud provided
the justification for a Congressional resolution authorizing the escalation of
the U.S. war against Vietnam.
This latest fabrication comes after a National Intelligence Estimate from 16
top U.S. spy agencies publicly reported that Iran has not had nuclear weapons
program since at least 2003, nor do they have any nuclear weapons.
We must demand a People’s Inquiry
What is most ominous about this is that no major U.S. politician –
no one in Congressional leadership, none of the leading Presidential
candidates – has denounced it, nor have they called for an
inquiry or investigation. Neither the U.S. Congress - now in session - nor any
of its committees, all of them now controlled by the Democratic majority
elected on an anti-war vote, took action, even when it become clear that the
entire incident was fabricated.
With almost half the U.S. Navy hovering off the coast of Iran, this war
provocation must be challenged and confronted. The largest and
deadliest ships in world history armed and in attack mode, with targets
selected, are now off the coast of Iran. We must take action now to stop an
attack on Iran, and demand that the Bush administration be held accountable for
its campaign of lies, provocation, and hostility.
We must demand a full investigation of this war provocation and the illegal war
games that the U.S. Navy has been staging in the Persian Gulf, in order to
prevent Bush and the Pentagon from using this scenario or another staged
operation to launch an attack on Iran.
The Stop War On Iran Campaign also urges rank-and-file Navy personnel on U.S.
ships in the Gulf and lower ranking officers to reveal what they know of U.S.
war preparations, war games in the region, and the attempts to create a
provocation in the Gulf in order to justify Washington’s plans to attack
We must take action now to expose the lies of the Bush administration before it
moves forward with devastating military action. Please sign the statement
– which will go to the White House, Congress, and the major media, to
demand an inquiry into this latest incident and into the Bush
administration’s drive to war.
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