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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Will Iran be the "October Surprise"?

Here's an action request from Democrats.com. I'm posting the entire thing because we've had problems linking to anything coming directly into my mail.

Finished packing and now I'm counting down to train time. So far, no glitches but it's like mentioning a "no hitter". I probably should keep my lip zipped.

BTW, have you all heard about the blog pirating going on with Bitacle? I have a couple of posts over on granny if you're interested. I don't have time to repeat them all here. They're the two latest posts.


Dear ann,

While North Korea is dominating the headlines, the threat of an "October Surprise" U.S. attack on Iran has not diminished.

Pentagon planners have moved from routine "contingency" war plans to "second-stage" war plans. And the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier U.S.S. Eisenhower and its accompanying strike force of cruiser, destroyer and attack submarine are sailing towards Iran.

How would Iran respond to an attack? Iran has three times the population of Iraq, and a modern military capable of firing missiles at our oil-producing allies and shutting down all shipping in the Straits of Hormuz, through which 20% of the world's oil travels every day. The 140,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq would be attacked by Iran's Iraqi allies, and Hezbollah would attack Israel.

So why would Bush want war with Iran? For one obvious reason: to prevent Democrats from sweeping the November elections, as all polls now predict.

How could Bush attack Iran with all of our soldiers tied down in Iraq and Afghanistan? By relying entirely on bombs and missiles delivered by planes and ships. After all, Bush threatened to bomb our ally Pakistan back to the "stone age" if Gen. Musharraf refused to help us after 9/11. If conventional bombs won't cause enough destruction, Bush's neocon supporters are urging Bush to use nuclear weapons.

How would Bush start a war? By provoking an Iranian attack on U.S. forces - most likely by sending a U.S. warship near Iranian waters, or flying a U.S. warplane near Iranian airspace. After all, Bush planned to send a U.S. spyplane over Saddam Hussein's Iraq painted in U.N. colors to provoke an Iraqi attack that would get Bush the U.N. resolution he desperately wanted.

Bush fooled America once already with his invasion of Iraq. How can we stop him from invading Iran?

1. Tell your Representative to support Rep. Peter DeFazio's resolution requiring a Congressional vote prior to military action against Iran.
http://democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/80

2. Join 60,000 people who have signed our petition:
http://www.dontattackiran.org

3. Forward our message to your friends.

4. Call talk shows and write letters to your newspaper - and don't hesitate to express your fear and anger.

5. Challenge your Congressional candidates to declare their opposition to a U.S. attack on Iran.

6. Register to vote immediately and vote on November 7.

7. Read Scott Ritter's new book, Target Iran.

8. Follow important Iran War news at AfterDowningStreet.org.

9. Be prepared to march peacefully if the White House starts signaling an imminent attack on Iran.

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6 Comments:

  • At Sunday, October 15, 2006 5:06:00 AM , Blogger Daniel said...

    Surely the American people have to rise up and stop the imbeciles in the Bush Administration. Given the catastrophic situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, to consider attacking Iran is a sign of growing madness.

    Put George and his mates in straight jackets and padded cells where they belong. Please!

     
  • At Sunday, October 15, 2006 11:31:00 AM , Blogger Ingrid said...

    This is a tried and true tactic, provoke without anyone knowing and then put the sole blame on the antaganized. If you don't mind, instead of linking to this, I will cut and paste so that people cannot gloss over it and decide not to read it..
    Ingrid

     
  • At Sunday, October 15, 2006 3:32:00 PM , Blogger SheaNC said...

    I'll be helping out from constantly Amazed...

    If they attack Iran, we're screwed.

     
  • At Sunday, October 15, 2006 5:45:00 PM , Blogger Lavender Dawn said...

    oh my- its not very secret is it? so call up all your iranian friends and let em know whats going on, lol.

     
  • At Sunday, October 15, 2006 7:07:00 PM , Blogger peppylady said...

    No One Knows what Dubya and his cronies will do. My husband and I have talked about Dubya having an ace up his sleave.
    The countries Dubya is interested in pursuing is if they have something for his liking. Not help man kind of protect human rights of anyone. I bet anyone can think of place that people are enslaved and mistreat them and the United States doesn’t do didly doo about it.
    Dubya has to be careful how he pulls the ace out of his sleave or it will back fire and I just hope it falls out on the floor and someone just sweeps it up.

     
  • At Monday, October 16, 2006 2:41:00 AM , Blogger Granny said...

    Ingrid, feel free to cut and paste. I've sure "borrowed" enough material from you.

    Everyone else; it's past midnight and I'm just catching up quickly. Thanks for the comments.

     

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