Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Path To More War

President Ahmadinejad has been making big news lately. He's made a lot of people angry and he's being misquoted on a regular basis. Our nation's hatred of him is palpable. He has replaced Osama Bin Laden as the most dangerous man alive. Obviously I'm making an unfounded assumption that Osama Bin Laden is still alive (I still think he died in 1999).

The New York Times has really gone hyperbolic and the author of the piece, 'Iranian pushes buttons during visit' by Damon Winter, makes no attempt to write an unbiased account of Ahmadinejad's visit. Nor does he attempt to conceal his hatred for the man.

Ahmadinejad's remarks that the Palestinians should not be forced to pay for the Holocaust, has supporters of Israel seething. His remarks about gay people have the gay community angry.

Still, I'm not sure what to make of it all. It all looks like madness from my perspective. The mob is being whipped up into a frenzy. Every negative rumor about him is being printed and believed. Until now, I hadn't understood how effective the media has been in preparing us to believe that he is Satan incarnate.

We are definitely on track to wage war on Iran and Syria, before Bush leaves office. Things are building up perfectly to give Bush the war he wants. Soon enough, most of those students that booed Ahmadinejad will be drafted and let loose in Iran, to fight and die for their hatred of the man.

I doubt that right now, they are even thinking about the path they are being led down. That their actions now may lead them in a couple of years to a day when they be maimed or killed in Iran or Syria. Is their hatred now, worth an early grave or a lifetime as a paraplegic?

The threat that Iran poses to the US at this point is about the same as the threat that Saddam once posed. They have no nuclear weapons, and the IAEA inspectors insist that they aren't working one. Further, the IAEA inspectors tell us that Iran doesn't have the means to make one.

But demonizing Iran and convincing Iran that we will attack them, may bring us a self fulfilling prophecy. In daily life we know that there are repercussions when we constantly threaten a neighbor with bodily harm or death. Surely we should expect consequences if we constantly do the same to sovereign nations?

And what is up with Israel's attack on Syria? Was it a false flag event? Did they actually hit anything, or was the point to make it look like they did? Was it just a test of Syria's defenses?

The following link has President Ahmadinejad's speech in full.
The Largest Minority


At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Columbia's president was rude. I further think A-jad uses his religion like Bush does, a tool to opiate the people. A new war would certainly give the people over here someone to blame when Bushco kills their standard of living.

At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to be a racist, but I think that Israel dictates U.S. foreign policy.

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At 9:47 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Interesting links Edgar.

I notice that some of the commentator's miss the point of the story, in that the US Military's prisons are overflowing.

Who would be responsible if a soldier gets shanked in tent city?

At 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi wease, You think they're full now? Man, we have a substantial percentage of the population in prison. At least they don't count as unemployed. LMAO! If they bring back the draft there won't be enough tents in the whole country to house them. That sheriff is a sadist, IMO. J. Edgar Hoover comes to mind. He probably wears ladies lingerie under his sheriff clothes. ha ha


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