January 25, 2014
Patrick Clawson, former Economist for the IMF from 1981 to 85, and current Director for Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, suggested back in September of 2012, that the United States possibly consider the use of "Crisis Initiation" to provoke a war with Iran.
" I frankly think that crisis initiation is really rough.. [...] So if in fact The Iranians are not going to compromise, it would be best if somebody else started the war... one can combine other means of pressure with sanctions. I mentioned that explosion on August 17th, we could step up the pressure. I mean, look people, Iranian submarines periodically go down. Some day one of them may not come back up. -Who could know why?"
So basically, he is calling for a type of "false flag" event in order to attack Iran.
During the speech he referred to past examples of crisis initiation, as he called it, such as the Pearl Harbor Attack initiating WWII, the sinking of the Lusitania initiating WWI, the golf of Tonkin False Flag attack initiating the Vietnam war and other examples as well.