Interview: "Weve Got To Bring The Hammer Down On Iran"

#1
The link leads to an interview with USA Gen. Paul Vallely (Ret'd). I seem to recall reading elsewhere that he was a big man in psychological warfare.

It's interesting to speculate on how much influence the views he expresses hold inside the Beltway.

He says:

1. The US should immediately close the Straits of Hormuz to Iranian shipping.

2. One advantage of such a blockade is that it would precipitate Iranian military retaliation against the continental USA, thereby furnishing grounds for massive US retaliation.

3. That portion of Gaza from which the settlers were recently forcibly evacuated is about to become an Iranian-controlled armed camp.

4. The Republican Party, except for a few visionaries such as House Speaker Dennis Hastert, is insufficiently bellicose. "So I had dinner with eight congressmen and these were all conservative (sic!) Republicans, and nobody can figure out where in the hell this Administration is going strategically...[T]here's never any action...."

5. While the Bush administration dithers, Israel is preparing to launch airstrikes against Iranian nuclear facilities. (He doesn't say this explicitly but he seems to imply disappointment and annoyance that the Israelis will have all the fun and we'll be left out.)

6. The Iranian nuclear facilities are not so hardened as to be invulnerable to JDAMs.

7. Gen. Vallely, though retired, is still providing the administration with valuable middle eastern intelligence from his own network of people in key places.

8. Iran is of absolutely pivotal importance to the attainment of (i) US hegemony and (ii) Israel's security in the middle east. If the current Iranian government can be replaced with another that Gen. Vallely would find more congenial, all the necessary pieces will snap into place. (NWD comment: I thought that's what invading Iraq was supposed to do.)

9. We cannot hope to install a sufficiently pliable Iranian government through mere subversion; it's going to take military violence.

10. As long as we're up anyway, Syria needs a good whacking:

"Hey, listen, over a year and a half ago, I would have sent some strong signals into Syria. I'd have taken out ten of the (apparently Ba'ath Party) offices in Damascus plus two of the training sites where we know they are, and at 2:00 o'clock in the morning, those things disappear. And at 6:00 o'clock in the morning we have plausible deniability. [laughs]."

11. The US government should explicitly declare that it will answer any Muslim nuclear attack by destroying Mecca and Medina.

Find this at: http://www.livejournal.com/users/mparent7777/2134898.html

For what reason did he give this flippantly bloodthirsty interview?
 
#2
Good grief :)

Did he drive home in that state?
 
#3
Gen. Vallely, though retired, is still providing the administration with valuable middle eastern intelligence from his own network of people in key places.
Hmm...wonder what oilmen he's been lunching with. :roll:

I can see why this w@nker is retired, as he is too crazy even for Dubya, Dick and Don.

I seem to recall reading elsewhere that he was a big man in psychological warfare.
Maybe he's a big man in the psychological wing.
 
#4
Isn't this the chap who can frequently be seen holding forth on Fox News? I imagine that his opinions are secretly held by quite a few august personages inside the Beltway.

Going slightly off-topic (only slightly), the rantesque nature of the General's comments remind me of General Sir Michael Rose giving his famous (infamous) interview to the BBC about Bosnia in 1994. He was much funnier though....
 
#6
And guys like this are allowed to get to positions of power? 8O

The single most stupid point he made was

11. The US government should explicitly declare that it will answer any Muslim nuclear attack by destroying Mecca and Medina.


If that's the case, would he think it fair that the muslims nuke rome or jeruselam should the spams introduce a drop of instant sunshine on an islamic country?

Or can we bomb washington everytime the spam airforce drop a JDAM on a warrior or shoot down a 747 everytime they shoot down a tornado?

And i thought Dr Strangelove was a fictional character! :twisted:
 
#7
He's bessy mates with Dick Cheney, he's not mad just your normal American neo-con evangelical waiting for the apocalypse. :lol:
From his Book: Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror - Foreward by that other American Hero Oliver North

How to win the war on terror: a blueprint
Tom McInerney and Paul Vallely are retired generals (Air Force and the Army). They’ve devoted their lives to defending America. Now they’re military analysts for FOX News, privy to up-to-the-minute reports and inside sources. They know everything that’s going on within the Pentagon, the CIA, and other government agencies.

They’re also smart. When other analysts were wringing their hands and whining about "quagmires" in Afghanistan and Iraq, they calmly predicted relatively easy and decisive American victories—and they were right.

In Endgame, they devote their experience and expertise to the question of how to win the war on terror. Unlike our past enemies, radical Islam is not confined to particular nations—and thus cannot be defeated solely through conventional warfare against enemy states. Endgame is a blueprint for victory over this tenacious and bloodthirsty foe. It details the new strategy that America must adopt to fight this very new kind of war we’re in, and reveals a wealth of inside information (including the location of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction).

The terrorists’ main target, say McInerney and Vallely, is America. But their threat, they say, is inseparable from radical Islam’s global Web of Terror. Thus in formulating a viable strategy to meet the terror threat to America, they span the range of current global hotspots:

· How we must respond to each of the eight countries that make up the principal elements of the international Web of Terror
· What America could do to reduce—quickly and drastically—the international threat from al-Qaeda
· The key to achieving lasting success in Afghanistan
· What Pakistan must do in order to prove itself truly to be our ally in the war on terror
· Why Iran will fall even more easily than Iraq did, and may reform itself without American intervention
· How Syria is a domino waiting to fall—and why it’s an ideal place to use America’s dominant sea and air power
· Why rogue state North Korea is an ally of radical Islam—and how to disarm nuclear North Korea now

Above all, say McInerney and Vallely, this is a battle of wills. During a visit to Baghdad, McInerney and Vallely were told by one young soldier that the war on terror can’t be lost on the battlefield; but it can be lost if the will of the American people falters. This book gives expert insight into why we fight, and what we must do to win.
 
#8
In Endgame, they devote their experience and expertise to the question of how to win the war on terror. Unlike our past enemies, radical Islam is not confined to particular nations—and thus cannot be defeated solely through conventional warfare against enemy states. Endgame is a blueprint for victory over this tenacious and bloodthirsty foe. It details the new strategy that America must adopt to fight this very new kind of war we’re in, and reveals a wealth of inside information (including the location of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction).
Care to tell W where they are then? :twisted:
 
#9
It's no secret that I dislike Georgei boy.
I have commented that he was subject of jokes about his intelligence by Saudi Princes post 9/11.
I have often questioned about Georgei Boy's advisors.
If Ret Gen Vallely is taken seriously in Washington then now we know just why the US is in the sh1t state that it is now.
john
Frightening FCUKing Frightening
 
#10
Cosmic! Between this choad and the founder of the Christian Coalition calling for the assassination of the democratically elected president of Venezuela because he doesn't want to sell oil to the US, American political thinking in terms of foreign policy is in fine form.

For the God botherers and Jesus freaks out there: John 11:35.
 
#11
That blurb sounds like a self-help book...

"How to Reduce Your Cholesterol And The Threat From Global Terrorism In Ten Easy Steps!"

smithie
 
#13
Also from Texas......

http://www.thatcherthunders.org/ttruscom2.htm

This is a spoof ain't it?

Edit . Having been through the site, it has to be one of the most seriously, truly offensive websites I have ever seen. If this is fundamentalist right wing Christianity in the US, we are seriously in the sh*t.
 
#15
PartTimePongo said:
Also from Texas......

http://www.thatcherthunders.org/ttruscom2.htm

This is a spoof ain't it?
I've had a real good butcher's at the site and it appears to be genuine - apart from the fact that they're seriously deranged. It's hard to believe people can actually swallow shite like that. But stranger things have happened, I suppose.

Apropos; anybody know offhand of any British sites from such industrial-strength nutters?

MsG
 
#16
Madder than a bottle of crisps. 8O I wonder what happened on July 6th 1976? a bad batch of moonshine tipped him over the edge? :D
 

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