Former US Vice President Dick Cheney and other neoconservatives in America have been trying to prepare a scenario for an attack on Iran similar to the one used prior to the Iraq invasion in 2003, says an analyst.
Keith Preston made the remarks when asked about recent remarks by Cheney in which he accused President Barack Obama for the emergence of the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq, while calling on members of Congress to be prepared to “make the threat of military action [on Iran] very credible.”
“As far as Cheney’s comments about Iran, if the George W. Bush administration, if the neoconservatives like Dick Cheney and his cohorts were still in power, they would be at war with Iran today,” said Preston, chief editor and director of AttacktheSystem.com.
“They had Iran in their sights every bit as much as they had Iraq in their sights, and what Cheney is advocating and what his neoconservative cohorts in American foreign policy circles are trying to do today is engineer a repeat of what happened with Iraq in 2003,” he added.
“They are now trying to fabricate claims that Iran is developing weapons of mass destruction, even though international arms advocates all across the spectrum refute that, and they’re trying to use this as a pretext for military aggression against Iran just as they did with Iraq in 2003,” he explained.
“If the neoconservatives were currently in power that’s what they would be doing, they would be gearing up for a war with Iran under the same pretexts of what they did with Iraq 12 years ago,” Preston emphasized.
The analyst said that the warmongering politicians in the US are “playing to the ignorance” that many ordinary Americans have about the Middle East. “That’s how some American political figures get away with making these kinds of outrageous claims.”
He went on to say that US neoconservatives “want to establish an American empire that has unquestioned control over Middle Eastern natural resources like petroleum and natural gas and so forth.”
“They want to do this in collusion with the Israelis and create an American-Israeli co-prosperity sphere, in which any kind of independent regime has been eliminated,” he added.
“They are in league with the Saudis in the process …and the other (Persian) Gulf monarchies that provide the funding for these Sunni insurgency groups,” Preston noted. “They want to exclude any potential influence by the Russians, by the Chinese and by anyone else that would challenge American hegemony.”
By Press TV