Tag "Fallon"

Fallon ouster marks crucial Neocon victory and makes war against Iran very likely

CENTCOM Commander Admiral William Fallon, the man who had dared to declare “there will be no war with Iran on my watch“, has finally been fired. The pretext for his dismissal was a recent article in Esquire magazine. In his (rather sycophantic*) article about Fallon Thomas P.M. Barnett writes: If, in the dying light of the Bush administration, we go to war with Iran, it’ll all come down to one

Adm. Fallon Presses Case Against Iran

Bahrain (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East is pressing Arab allies to form a more united front against Iran, seen by Washington as the region’s long-term threat. At military compounds and royal reception halls across the Persian Gulf, Adm. William Fallon is delivering personal appeals to Arab leaders to counter Iran’s ambitions to expand its regional influence and move ahead with its nuclear program. Fallon

War Bosses Butting Heads

Wired news reports that France is preparing war plans in case an international coalition decides to force Iran to give up its alleged nuclear weapons program, according to Reuters “We must prepare for the worst,” [Foreign Minister Bernard] Kouchner said in an interview, adding: “The worst, sir, is war.” Our Frankish friends across the sea aren’t the only Western leaders focused on Iran, The Middle East Times reports: The [U.S.]

Superior Derided Petraeus as Suck-Up, Opposed the Surge

by Gareth Porter In sharp contrast to the lionization of Gen. David Petraeus by members of the US Congress during his testimony this week, Petraeus’ superior, Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), derided Petraeus as a sycophant during their first meeting in Baghdad last March, according to Pentagon sources familiar with reports of the meeting. Fallon told Petraeus that he considered him to be “an ass-kissing little

Have the crazies finally been sent back the the basement?

On January 26th of this year I sent out a rather alarmist email to my friends mentioning the very real risk of a US aggression against Iran. Among other things, I wrote “ Unless the current campaign of leaks from various US officials to the independent media is successful and the public outrage tips the balance (which is still quite possible – as the anti-war rally in Washington, DC planned

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