February 1, 2012
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will formally call today for the United States to demonstrate its willingness to stop Iran’s unsubstantiated nuclear weapons program.
The BPC would like to see the United States deploy ships, step up covert activities and “sharpen its rhetoric to make more credible the threat of a U.S. military strike to stop Iran’s nuclear program,” writes Arshaf Mohammed for Militaryfeed.com, a U.S. military news web portal.
The BPC pronouncement arrives a day after intelligence boss James Clapper warned that Iran may launch attacks inside the United States.
The BPC is a non-profit organization that was established in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell. Its advisory board is dominated by JP Morgan, Locheed Martin and the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute is funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Ford Foundation.
“The United States needs to make clear that Iran faces a choice: it can either abandon its nuclear program through a negotiated arrangement or have its program destroyed militarily by the United States or Israel,” the BPC report states.
The report suggests “strengthening” the United States “declaratory policy” to make clear the willingness to use force, stepping up covert activities in Iran (apparently including the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and other terrorist acts), adding an additional carrier battle group to the Fifth Fleet in the Gulf, and increasing arm sales to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
If the steps do not stop Iran’s nuclear program, the BPC insiders suggest a “quarantine” to block refined petroleum imports by Iran.
As a last resort, the group asserts that the U.S. military has the ability to launch “an effective surgical strike against Iran’s nuclear program,” Militaryfeed.com reports.
The insiders and the neocon faction are using the latest intelligence report on Iran as a catalyst to call for attacks.
On Tuesday, former IRS lawyer, now chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), Jay Sekulow called for action on the supposed Iranian threat outlined by Clapper and CIA director David Petraeus.
The ACLJ was founded in 1990 by the Christian Zionist globalist Pat Robertson.