Things have been starting to get out of the control of the Obama administration. They had to come up with something drastic. No matter how unbelievable.
Here's Glenn Greenwald's assessment:
It is kind of hard to believe that people still believe them. But we were primed and conditioned by years of cold war threats and by the biggie – 9/11.
Really, that’s a winning approach. You can’t say it isn’t.
I think this is as cynically humorous as I’ve ever seen Glenn Greenwald. I’m enjoying it, actually.
I seriously doubt it. Unless it’s in England and Israel.
Yes, and I noticed (in my previous post) that Iran-Saudi relations are experiencing tension in part because the latter “sent troops to help Bahrain's Sunni rulers quell pro-democracy protesters led by the island's Shia majority.” (source)
Okay, we could fill volumes with examples of that behavior, but the bottom line is:
That’s pretty good, okay, but I’d be hard pressed to choose a top brazen irony from this crowd of masters of brazen irony.
Is Glenn thinking that this plot was even too over the top for the normally supportive corporate press to sanction?
Oh, yeah. I forgot that for a second.
USA! USA! USA!
And, as a huge bonus to Washington, hordes of citizens would attack rather than join the protesters who are threatening to actually change this country with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Seriously, the Obama administration had no choice. It had to take the gamble. With the OWS movement and Holder’s involvement in Fast and Furious, they had to do something - and do it now.