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Biggest risk to National Security? attacking #Syria

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Want to see a real threat to our national security? Then unilaterally attack Syria.

We seem to have forgotten the entangled alliances and political fumbling that caused the First World War. A local incident spread until more than 30 countries were enmeshed in war.  There are many parallels today with conflicts between US and Russia, West vs Islam, Sunni and Shia, Israel and Iran. The opportunities for escalation in the region are endless; and the US involving itself in a civil war, taking the same side as al Qaeda, is surreal.

Semi-suicidal Israeli interests want the US to drive this conflict into a regional war which will involve Iran. No rational person wants this to happen.

A year ago I thought Romney would blunder us into a World War. It seems the blunders were foreordained however, and the figurehead is irrelevant.  The risks to both US interests and world peace are staggering: we must tell Congress SAY NO

Written by laudyms

September 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

Brazil-Turkey Deal with Iran Undermines Big Power Politics

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By Thalif Deen  IPS – Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, May 19, 2010 (IPS) – When Brazil and Turkey clinched a deal with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme last weekend, the two non-permanent members of the Security Council not only challenged the unbridled political power exercised by the five big powers but also jeopardised U.S. plans for a unanimous resolution imposing sanctions against Tehran.

As a result, the 15-member Security Council now remains split, with at least two countries – and possibly more – lined up against a U.S.-inspired resolution against Iran.

The Brazil-Turkey initiative, which has undermined the upcoming resolution likely to be adopted next month, has also triggered implicit political threats against the two “renegade” countries.

According to unnamed government sources both in Europe and Washington, Turkey’s longstanding attempts to join the European Union (EU) are likely to be derailed further.

And so would Brazil’s plans to join as a permanent member of the Security Council (along with Japan, Germany and India).

Both countries, with strong economic links to Iran, stand accused of thwarting mostly Western efforts to isolate Tehran.

Norman Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, told IPS that rather than wisely encouraging Turkey and Brazil to pursue their new diplomatic efforts with Iran, the U.S. government is spurning those constructive efforts.

“Washington is failing to affirm the enormous positive potential of the kind of diplomacy that Turkey and Brazil are offering,” he said.

Instead of searching for a new configuration, the administration of President Barack Obama is falling back on an old one: confrontation, he noted.

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The Incompetent Leadership Class in a World of Hurt

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It should be apparent to all by now that the Obama administration is fifth-rate at best. Perhaps any American administration in these days would be. It is stuffed with self-important folks with Ivy-league wallpaper, few competencies, and endless ambition.

Meanwhile the US was embarrassed (thankfully, for those of us fearing a world war) by Iran’s recent nuclear deal with Brazil and Turkey; frozen in the headlights by the No. Korean torpedoing of the So. Korean ship; tap dancing as fast as they can to do endless U turns in Afghanistan re: Karzai; and in a daze regarding the Gulf oil disaster. There isn’t a logistics expert in sight, no one with an organizing principle or maybe any principles at all. And the financial meltdown is far from over.

The signs of delusion and decay are everywhere.  Any self-respecting rat should be hunting for the nearest porthole.


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Ghouls target Iran

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ghoulThe way they bandy around the word “democracy” you’d think they were using Orwell’s double-think dictionary:

Exclusive: Shah of Iran’s Heir Plans Overthrow of Regime:
Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran, told the editors of HUMAN EVENTS last week that in the next two to three months he hopes to finalize the organization of a movement aimed at overthrowing the Islamic regime in Tehran and replacing it with a democratic government.
In case you missed it: :
Coalition for Democracy in Iran Formed;
Advocates Regime Change Michael Ledeen joins with Morris Amitay, vice-president of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs; ex-CIA head James Woolsey; former Reagan administration official Frank Gaffney; former senator Paul Simon; and oil consultant Rob Sobhani to set up a group called the Coalition for Democracy in Iran (CDI).
The plunderers are not in short supply.  Here’s hoping they go right back to the sewers that spawned them.

Written by laudyms

June 22, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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