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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Read It - Just Read It

I borrowed the title of this post from The Old Hippie. I could have thought all night and not come up with a better one.

As most of you know, I leave most of the "international affairs" writing to my blogging partner, Worried American. She's far more knowledgeable than I in that area, a better researcher, and I usually end up saying "what she said" and focusing on domestic affairs and civil rights. Lately, with the ongoing medical problems of my husband, I've been even more out of the loop.

From time to time I make an exception. This is one of those times.

This report, by Scott Ritter, deserves careful attention.

From the author's biography:

A former Marine Corps intelligence officer, Scott Ritter was a chief inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq from 1991 until 1998. He is the author of several books; “Target Iran,” with a new afterword by the author, was recently released in paperback by Nation Books.

He should know whereof he speaks. The report makes good sense and it's terrifying.

Scarlet Witch said it well the other day. The woman does have a way with words and images.

I've tried to push Iran to the back of my mind and focus on everyday things. My family, the Colorado Rockies, Thanksgiving coming up soon. I'm not sure if there's anything any of us can do at this point to avert our nation's headlong rush to destruction. The arrogant neo-cons are convinced they're right; the rest of us are cowardly wimps at best; traitors at worst.

But at least I can try.

COMMENTS:
The Future Was Yesterday said...

There was a video embeded somewhere in the links, in which Bush said "Here's a man who's announced he intends to destroy Israel." It all just keeps looping back to Fundamentalist religion, and the B.S. thinking that Israel is somehow special because a mythical figure was supposedly born there. That in turn, was exploited by Fundamentalists all over the world, until we arrived at the insane, fanatical thinking that there's a halo over Israel. There isn't. They're one of the chief problem causing A holes in the middle east!

I agree with a commenter on "Just Read It", who said:
I think the most dangerous time will be after the election but before he leaves office, particularly if the Democrats win. He's got about a two-month window there where he can act without consequence to himself or his party, and I expect a flurry of bombs and pardons and executive orders.

That is going to be our real time to worry. We have a dry drunk with a napoleon complex and a Rodney Dangerfield attitude, with an itchy finger. That's not at all good.

Friday, October 26, 2007 12:49:00 AM


Scarlet Witch said...

Why, thanks, dear Gran. (I'm so not worthy....).

Friday, October 26, 2007 5:13:00 PM


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Hmmm. So King George is threatening WW III. I wonder if he’ll set it off before his term runs out. I believe the Constitution allows impeachment for insanity. If not, I am certain a case can be made for high crimes and treason where Dubya is concerned.

The man terrifies me.

Friday, October 26, 2007 10:55:00 PM


Lucy Stern said...

The liberals and socialists terrify me even more......

Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:22:00 AM


Granny said...

Lucy, I checked your profile and your blog.

I save potato water too. We seem to agree on some things.

Have you read what the "religious" leaders say about any faith other than their own warped, hateful thinking?

It may take the fundamentalists a while but they will eventually get around to you. And my husband.

Of course they'll go after me first.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 3:29:00 AM


fjb said...

The little toadie we have as Prime Minister seems to be panting at the opportunity to fill Tony Blair's vacated position as Bush's lap dog. We Canadians had better keep the insidious creep of neo-con tentacles spreading out from Ottawa in check, too.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 11:06:00 AM






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6 Comments:

  • At Friday, October 26, 2007 12:49:00 AM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    There was a video embeded somewhere in the links, in which Bush said "Here's a man who's announced he intends to destroy Israel." It all just keeps looping back to Fundamentalist religion, and the B.S. thinking that Israel is somehow special because a mythical figure was supposedly born there. That in turn, was exploited by Fundamentalists all over the world, until we arrived at the insane, fanatical thinking that there's a halo over Israel. There isn't. They're one of the chief problem causing A holes in the middle east!

    I agree with a commenter on "Just Read It", who said:
    I think the most dangerous time will be after the election but before he leaves office, particularly if the Democrats win. He's got about a two-month window there where he can act without consequence to himself or his party, and I expect a flurry of bombs and pardons and executive orders.

    That is going to be our real time to worry. We have a dry drunk with a napoleon complex and a Rodney Dangerfield attitude, with an itchy finger. That's not at all good.

     
  • At Friday, October 26, 2007 5:13:00 PM , Blogger Scarlet Witch said...

    Why, thanks, dear Gran. (I'm so not worthy....).

     
  • At Friday, October 26, 2007 10:55:00 PM , Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

    Hmmm. So King George is threatening WW III. I wonder if he’ll set it off before his term runs out. I believe the Constitution allows impeachment for insanity. If not, I am certain a case can be made for high crimes and treason where Dubya is concerned.

    The man terrifies me.

     
  • At Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:22:00 AM , Blogger Lucy Stern said...

    The liberals and socialists terrify me even more......

     
  • At Saturday, October 27, 2007 3:29:00 AM , Blogger Granny said...

    Lucy, I checked your profile and your blog.

    I save potato water too. We seem to agree on some things.

    Have you read what the "religious" leaders say about any faith other than their own warped, hateful thinking?

    It may take the fundamentalists a while but they will eventually get around to you. And my husband.

    Of course they'll go after me first.

     
  • At Saturday, October 27, 2007 11:06:00 AM , Blogger fjb said...

    The little toadie we have as Prime Minister seems to be panting at the opportunity to fill Tony Blair's vacated position as Bush's lap dog. We Canadians had better keep the insidious creep of neo-con tentacles spreading out from Ottawa in check, too.

     

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