Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Bombing Iran.

How depressing. Four of the six main commentaries in the september 26th edition of antiwar.com suggest there’ll soon be a war against iran.

Four reasons are given why it is more likely that bush will bomb iran rather than not do so.

Paul craig roberts believes the use of nuclear weapons against iran will make it impossible for iran to retaliate. "The neoconservative Bush administration will attack Iran with tactical nuclear weapons, because it is the only way the neocons believe they can rescue their goal of U.S. (and Israeli) hegemony in the Middle East. Iran would not dare retaliate, neocons believe, against U.S. ships, U.S. troops in Iraq, or use their missiles against oil facilities in the Middle East." (Paul Craig Roberts ‘Why Bush Will Nuke Iran’ http://www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=9749 September 26, 2006). Is it not possible the mere threat of nukes might succeed?

According to roberts, the rabbi in the white house believes a war against iran is winnable and that giving iran a good nuking will force the rest of the moslem world in the middle east into submission. "Neocons have also concluded that a U.S. nuclear strike on Iran would show the entire Muslim world that it is useless to resist America's will. Neocons say that even the most fanatical terrorists would realize the hopelessness of resisting U.S. hegemony. The vast multitude of Muslims would realize that they have no recourse but to accept their fate." (Paul Craig Roberts ‘Why Bush Will Nuke Iran’ http://www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=9749 September 26, 2006). Whilst the use of nukes against iran would make that war winnable, it is far from certain the rest of the moslem world would be intimidated. On the contrary, the outrage could bring down the egyptian, saudi, jordanian, and pakistani, governments. America would then only be able to recover its position throughout the entire middle east if it was prepared to invade all middle eastern countries and impose direct control over 650 million people or just nuke them. If outraged moslems overthrew the pakistani government they might be tempted to retaliate against the jews by using their nuclear weapons.

Secondly, bush’s increasingly disastrous occupations of afghanistan and iraq, and the jews’ disastrous attack on lebanese civilians, have boosted the political power and military prowess of iran in the middle east. The only way to prevent iran from enjoying the fruits of american labour is if the americans decimate the country as much as they have devastated iraq and as much as the jews have devastated palestine and lebanon.

According to patrick buchanan, at present the legacy which bush will leave behind him is one of failure so bush has got to attack iran to avoid such a dismal legacy. "Another school argues thus: If Tehran survives the Bush era without dismantling its nuclear program, Bush will be a failed president. He declared in his 2002 State of the Union Address that no axis-of-evil nation would be allowed to acquire the world's worst weapons. Iran and North Korea will have both defied the Bush Doctrine. His legacy would then be one of impotency in Iran and North Korea, and two failed wars – in Iraq and Afghanistan – which will be in their sixth and eighth years. Those who know him best say that George Bush is not a man to leave office with such a legacy. He will go to war first, even if no one goes along." (Patrick J. Buchanan ‘Consult America – Before the Next War’ http://www.antiwar.com/pat/?articleid=9748 September 26, 2006).

Incidentally, buchanan’s recommendation for preventing bush from declaring war against iran is that the american knesset must insist that only it has the constitutional right to declare war. "Today, President Bush does not have the constitutional authority to launch preemptive war. Congress should remind him of that, and demand that he come to them to make the case and get a declaration of war, before he undertakes yet another war – on Iran." (Patrick J. Buchanan ‘Consult America – Before the Next War’ http://www.antiwar.com/pat/?articleid=9748 September 26, 2006). But this is bizarre. There’s only one policy the rabbis in the american knesset support and that’s nuking iran!

Dave lindorff suggests that bush believes he has the constitutional right to attack iran as part of The War Against Terrorism. "Bush claims, with the backing of his mob attorney, Alberto Gonzales, the head of what used to be known of quaintly as the Justice Department, that when Congress, in the wake of the 9-11 attacks in 2001, voted an Authorization for the Use of Military Force against Al Qaeda -a measure that was meant to give the go-ahead for an attack on Osama Bin Laden and his Taliban hosts in Afghanistan -it was also giving him the power to act as Commander-in-Chief in a war on terror that would have no end and that would extend anywhere and everywhere in the world and within the borders of the U.S." (Dave Lindorff ‘Going to War to Save His Own Ass?’ http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff09262006.html September 26, 2006).

Lindorff, who bets "we'll be at war with Iran before Election Day" dismisses the idea that the american knesset would approve of such a war. "Nor would he likely be given the go-ahead by Congress this time around, with all of the House and a third of the Senate facing re-election on November 7 by an electorate that has grown weary of war, angry at a half trillion dollars wasted, and sick about the thousands of flag-draped coffins and broken GIs returning home, with nothing to show for it all but two dysfunctional, war-torn former countries in the Middle East." (Dave Lindorff ‘Going to War to Save His Own Ass?’ http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff09262006.html September 26, 2006).

Lindorf believes that bush will attack iran to prevent democrats from prosecuting him as a war criminal. "Why would Bush be willing to do such a thing, against the advice of his generals, against the wishes of the American people, and against all logic and decency? Clearly he is afraid -afraid that a Democratic Congress will finally start calling him to account for his accumulated crimes against the nation and the American People. That's why he is desperately trying to get the Republican-led Congress -while it still can -to pass legislation retroactively exonerating him and his subordinates for their criminal violations of law and Constitution. That's why he is racing around the country raising money for candidates -even including liberal Republicans whose positions he privately abhors. At this point, all this president cares about is saving his own sorry ass." (Dave Lindorff ‘Going to War to Save His Own Ass?’ http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff09262006.html September 26, 2006). Lindorff seems to be living in a non-jewish dream world. He believes the rabbis in the democratic party would prefer to impeach bush rather than implement the jews’ policy of bombing iran. But, how is it going to be possible for the democratic rabbis to impeach the president for committing war crimes they have supported? It’s not enough to charge bush for war crimes. He also ought to be charged with impersonating a jewish fundamentalist. Perhaps if he pleads insanity for his wasp-jewish schizophrenia then perhaps he’d get a reduced sentence but few objective observers would be taken in by his protestations that he’s still a wasp.

Bush has generated catastrophes in the middle east and he believes these can be remedied only by a successful war against iran. However, such a war is unlikely to be successful. It will bring about an even greater political and military catastrophe for america – although it is possible the jos could end up, if it is extremely lucky, sitting pretty amidst the rubble of its enemies in the middle east.


At Tuesday, September 26, 2006 7:15:00 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Before 9/11 Israel was facing three existential threats:

1. Increasing international isolation leading inexorably toward SA style sanctions.

2. Palestinian demographic time bomb.

3. America's upcoming and inevitable economic implosion under debt mountain - this would cut off Israel's subsidy lifeline.

The point of the Iran attack is to counter these three threats by getting the Straight of Hormuz closed down. It's a very narrow straight and 6 ships sunk at the right point effectively closes it.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and UAE will be forced to sell their oil by shipping it west through the existing pipeline network that supplies Lebanon and Syria.

Building an additional 50km of pipeline would connect it to the refineries and tanker port facilities in Haifa.

See where I'm going? If Hormuz is closed, Israel becomes the world's oil broker.

The three existential threats are countered because:

1. The international community cannot apply sanctions to the world's oil broker, indeed the reverse is true.

2. The Palestinians and Israeli Arabs can be gotten rid of. international reaction? See 1 above.

3. No more tributes from the US colony? Oil brokerage fees will likely be even higher.

And as a bonus Israel becomes the world's hero. Here we were wondering what we will do with oil at $500 a barrel. But Israel heroically lays 50km of pipeline and comes to the rescue!

Anyway, the attack is happening because it's a matter of survival for Israel. They have no choice.

And neither do their American slaves when it comes to obedience.

So it's happening.


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