The war drums are really blasting in Washington and wishful thinking has replaced reason and logic. The Obama Administration, with the full-throated cheerleading of neo-cons like Charles Krauthammer, are celebrating the terrorist attack on the Government of Bashir Assad and hoping that Assad folds his tents. Some breathless analysts on Fox News are even predicting that Assad will be gone in 36 hours. Delusional horseshit.

The Defense Minister who was murdered in this attack was a Christian. The group claiming credit for the attack has direct links to the same folks that fill the ranks of Al Qaeda in Iraq. So who are we backing? Why, the al Qaeda guys, of course.

If you think for a minute that the terrorists attacking the Syrian Government forces are working on their own without any outside assistance, then you are as delusional as the Obama White House. Other countries are helping fund terrorism in Syria.

But we excuse all of this because we are fighting the terrorist threat of Iran. Which brings me to the attack in Bulgaria today on the Israeli tourists. Everyone from Obama to Fox to the Israelis immediately condemned Iran, even though there is no evidence that this was an Iranian attack. Is Iran the only group of Muslims that don’t care for Israel?

Then there is the bullshit “anniversary” analysis.

Nineteen years ago there was a terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires of the Jewish Community Center. Hezbollah operatives, working with extremists in the Argentine military, probably carried out that attack. I don’t know who is responsible for this, but after listening to Israel’s Ambassador tonight it sounds like Israel has the pretext it has been searching for to launch military attacks on Iran.

Iran is not a serious threat. I promotes a far less extreme, violent version of Islam than our good buddies in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. But the Obama Administration, with the full support of Republicans, is backing the Sunnis. This has the potential to end very badly for us and the rest of the world.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.