Word of the Day: Vigilance

Vigilance is the act of being highly watchful in order to avoid danger and at no time since the run up to the war in Iraq has it been more valuable.

When I saw this brief hit piece by National Review / American Enterprise Institute / Iran Contra jackal Michael Ledeen my ears perked up like a German Shepard.

I’ve been saying for some time that Syria is an Iranian colony, and that the defense pact the two signed several months ago was a serious matter. Now the Reform Party of Syria, which I trust, has just sent out the following:

New IRGC base near Homs

RPS News — The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an Iranian government terrorist organization, is managing a new training base near the city of Homs located west of Syria and less than 50 km from Lebanon. The base is off-limits but intelligence delivered to RPS indicate that there is no Syrian presence at the base, which makes it a fully operational foreign base and the first of its kind in the country.

It is believed that the base is armed with the second generation of the Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBM) with a range of 2,100km able to hit major metropolises in the Middle East including Israel.

Yes, just in time for the release of my new Iran book , but I would rather not read such stories, with an administration that clearly does not want to get serious about Iran. More on that later.

Let us be clear, there is absolutely no reason we should trust one single ounce of hot air that leaves the blood stained lips of Ledeen. His sole purpose in life is to shill for a broader war in the Middle East.

Our good friend Cernig has put together a good rundown as to why Ledeen is as trustworthy as a convicted pedophile at Kinder Care. I suggest you give it a read and when you are done have a look at the following piece as well. Published in May of 2003, William O. Beeman of Pacific News Service forewarns us of Ledeens true motivations.

Now Michael Ledeen is calling for regime change beyond Iraq. In an address entitled “Time to Focus on Iran — The Mother of Modern Terrorism,” for the policy forum of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) on April 30, [2003] he declared, “the time for diplomacy is at an end; it is time for a free Iran, free Syria and free Lebanon.”

With a group of other conservatives, Ledeen recently set up the Center for Democracy in Iran (CDI), an action group focusing on producing regime change in Iran.

Quotes from Ledeen’s works reveal a peculiar set of beliefs about American attitudes toward violence. “Change — above all violent change — is the essence of human history,” he proclaims in his book, “Machiavelli on Modern Leadership: Why Machiavelli’s Iron Rules Are as Timely and Important Today as Five Centuries Ago.” In an influential essay in the National Review Online he asserts, “Creative destruction is our middle name. We do it automatically … it is time once again to export the democratic revolution.”

Yes my friends, when people like this start ratcheting up the rhetoric is it time for only one thing, vigilance.

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