In the video below, Patrick Clawson, former economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), former senior economist for the World Bank, and currently the Director for Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and senior editor of “Middle East Quarterly“ references “false flag” attacks that led to the Spanish American War (USS Maine), Civil War (Fort Sumter attack), WWI (Lusitania), WWII (Pearl Harbor), and Vietnam (Gulf of Tonkin), suggests that a "false flag" is needed to start a war with Iran.
"So if in fact, the Iranians aren't going to compromise, it would be better if somebody else started the war...I mean, look people, Iranian submarines periodically go down. Some day one of them might not come up. Who would know why?...We are in the game of using covert means against Iranians. We could get nastier." -- Patrick ClawsonSee Clint Richardson's Reality Blog for a lot more information on Patrick Clawson and the Israel lobby