Patrick Clawson

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(economist, academic)
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BornMarch 30, 1951
Alma materOberlin College, The New School for Social Research

Patrick Lyell Clawson is an American economist and Middle East scholar. He is currently the Director for Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and senior editor of Middle East Quarterly.

False flag

In September 2012, Clawson suggested that the United States should consider the use of "crisis initiation" as a way to provoke Iran into war:[1][2]

How to start a war with Iran - basically admitting to a number of false flag attacks, or provocations that lead to war, in the last 150 years.

“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 might not come up, who would know why? We can do a variety of things if we wish to increase the pressure... We are in the game of using covert means against the Iranians. We could get nastier.”
Patrick Clawson (September 2012)  [3]


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