03 October 2007

BENT SPEAR: Wayne Madsen - another flatus

I confess, uneasily, to be an avid reader of techno-thrillers. Every fifth or tenth book I read is of this doubtlessly engaging genre, allowing me to switch the brain to cruise control, barely firing one cylinder, and that only in order not to miss the meal/drink/cigarette time. Filled by enough military jargon and exotic code names for units and weaponry (mostly bull, of course), sufficient tension and some brief military-style sex, the book could keep you comfortably off the thought of your plane crashing, or your dentist preparing the tools of his trade, or your children...

This addiction stops short of enjoying anything written by Wayne Madsen. I have to quote my previous post on this one:

"The picture above shows some kind of an overweight chipmunk doing his best to contain and suppress a humongous flatus. However, there is a sharp mind behind this misleading exterior. The problem is that there are some wires loose in this mind, and the result is a meaningless jumble of information."

I would have been done forever with the subject, but yesterday my nose was pushed into a recently released opus under a shrieking headline:

(The link is not to the original source, since you have to be a paying member of that club of loonies to read it there).

The Madsen's yarn is based on a story about a fairly believable mishap in the Air Force published in Washington Post - Missteps in the Bunker. As a result of a series of mistakes, some nuclear weaponry was hauled from a place it was supposed to stay in to another place, both under the military control. The incident, while somewhat serious, aside of a few heads that are going to roll in the best military tradition, could hardly be a basis for a thriller. You would think so, at least.

Not in the feverish brain (or that set of wrongly connected memory cells he uses for a brain) of our friend Wayne. The result of his brainstorm this time exceeded any expectations. Just the highlights:
  1. America's nuclear command and control system broke down as a result of a revolt within the Air Force and intelligence agencies against a planned U.S. attack on Iran using nuclear and conventional weapons.
  2. The attack, codenamed "Project Checkmate", is a compartmented program of U.S. Air Force that has been working on an attack plan for Iran since June 2007. And of course, an Israeli expert is a part of it (this is a nod towards Sarah Baxter who, with her colleague, Uzi Mahnaimi, publishes similar yarns in The Sunday Times).
  3. Israel's recent attack on a target in Syria, code named OPERATION ORCHARD, was to provide a reason for the U.S. to strike Iran. How an attack in Syria provides a reason to strike Iran, is up to you, dear reader.
  4. U.S. military is now waging an internal war against neocons who are embedded in the U.S. government and military chain of command who are intent on using nuclear weapons in a preemptive war with Iran.
Are you amazed? Are you already shaking in your comfortable armchair? Wait, the real punchline is coming.
There are also news reports that suggest an intelligence relationship between Israel and North Korea. On July 21, 2004, New Zealand's /Dominion Post/ reported that three Mossad agents were involved in espionage in New Zealand.... The third Mossad agent in New Zealand, Zev William Barkan (aka Lev Bruckenstein), fled New Zealand -- for North Korea.
I don't know about you, but I have got my bellyful. I can guess what kind of nightmares I shall see tonight: US-produced nukes pushed from the Israeli planes on unsuspecting Iranians by sinister orientals in North Korean uniforms... And this only to start with.

Yes. The chipmunk has kept his gases for a while, but eventually he let it rip. With vengeance.