Cheney's Guns of August
Threaten the World
This statement of July 27, 2005 has now been picked up by
millions of readers, posted on thousands of website, and
been translated into most major languages—making it one
of the most widely discussed documents among leading circles
around the world today.
July 27—Lyndon LaRouche, on this Wednesday afternoon,
issued an international alert, covering the period of
August 2005, which is the likely timeframe for Vice
President Dick Cheney, with the full collusion of the circles
of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, to unleash the
recently exposed plans to stage a preemptive tactical
nuclear strike against Iran. The danger of such a mad,
Hitler-in-the-bunker action from the Cheney circles
would be even further heightened, were the United States
Congress to stick with its present schedule, and go into
recess on July 30 until Sept. 4. With Congress out of
Washington, the Cheney-led White House would almost
certainly unleash a "Guns of August" attack on Iran.
LaRouche based this assessment on a series of factors,
reported to him over the recent days, beginning with the
qualified report, from a former U.S. intelligence official,
published in the American Conservative magazine, that
Dick Cheney ordered the Strategic Command (STRATCOM)
to prepare contingency plans for a conventional and
tactical nuclear strike against hundreds of targets in Iran, in
the event of a "new 9/11-style attack" on the United States.
As EIR reported several months ago, the Bush Administration,
under CONPLAN 8022, had already placed the relevant
"mini-nukes" under the control of theater military
commanders, as part of a new Global Strike doctrine, a
doctrine originally conceived when Dick Cheney was Secretary
of Defense under George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s.
The recent bombings in London have provided Tony
Blair with his own "Reichstag Fire" incident, and the full
resources of the British "liberal imperial" faction can
now be expected to weigh in behind the brutish Cheney
circles in Washington.
The most compelling evidence of this "Guns of
August" plan, LaRouche emphasized in discussions with
colleagues, is the pattern of eyewitness reports of Dick
Cheney's state of mind. Cheney is living out an American
version of "Hitler in the bunker," lashing out at
Republican Senators who have dared to resist his mad
tirades, accusing anyone who fails to follow his orders—
including senior members of the United States Senate—
of being "traitors" and worse.
And finally, LaRouche identified a series of reports
from highly qualified Congressional, military, and intelligence
community sources, who have confirmed the essential
features of the original American Conservative account
of Cheney's 'Strangelove' schemes for a preemptive
nuclear strike on Iran. These sources have emphasized
that these Iran plans are not merely military contingency
studies, but represent the policy intentions of Cheney.