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Are we insane?

2005-09-13 12:28:33.52987+00 by meuon 6 comments

Wash. Post Article on a revised doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons - as a PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE and for destroying stockpiles of WMB/Nuclear/BioLogical/Chemical weapons. WTF? No reason to prove they did or did not exist, 'cause if they did this there would be little or no traces. I would also expect the rest of the world to retaliate.

We have met the enemy, it is us.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-09-13 13:59:11.321115+00 by: jeff [edit history]

This, in a microcosm, is the same paranoia which manifests itself in the state of Israel. Whether we like it or not, that tiny resource-less country CONTROLS much of our foreign policy. Ever hear of "the minnow swallowing the whale?" This control is explicitly executed through PNAC , "The project for the new American Century," and influenced by other neoconservative "think tanks" and special interest groups such as AIPAC.

And yes, the "control" that tiny country exerts over all of "US" is "insane."

For example, did you know that our Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, holds dual Israeli/US citizenship? One wonders what FEMA's response would be if Tel Aviv is struck by an earthquake.

Whether we like it or not, the "War on Terror" has its underpinnings deeply rooted in Israel, and our neurotic relationship with that tiny country.

Believe it. Wake-up, America.

#Comment Re: Agreed made: 2005-09-13 14:20:24.581773+00 by: BC

Jeff is right. Anyone who has been able to do their homework on this matter can reach no other honest conclusion. Peripherally on this matter, for those who want to get a better sense of what is transpiring in Iraq there will be a fascinating debate between Galloway and Hitchens tomorrow night. Here are the details.

Galloway / Hitchens Debate Iraq War Broadcast Information

Special Broadcast: British MP George Galloway/journalist Christopher Hitchens Debate Iraq War Wed., September 14th Time: 7 pm - 10 pm Eastern

A live Broadcast-quality stream will be available at: http://audioport.org/live This event will be recorded and posted at http://audioport.org/ Available: Thurs. September 15th by 5:00 PM Eastern Time Type:

EVENTS AND SPEECHES File Name: Galloway/Hitchens Debate For more information, contact producer: Steffie Brooks steffie.brooks@gmail.com 718 505-1258

Two years after the invasion of Iraq, British MP George Galloway and journalist Christopher Hitchens will debate the causes and consequences of the Iraq war. Moderated by Amy Goodman. George Galloway is Respect party MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in East London. He recently electrified the United States with his appearance at a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on May 17, when he turned the proceedings into a condemnation of the war in Iraq. CNN's Wolf Blitzer described Galloway's speech in the Senate as "a blistering attack on U.S. senators rarely heard" in Washington. His new book, out in September, is "Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington" (The New Press). Christopher Hitchens is a widely published polemicist and frequent radio and TV commentator. He is the author of "A Long Short War," "Why Orwell Matters," "The Trial of Henry Kissinger," and many other books. The London Observer calls him "One of the most brilliant journalists of our time." This debate is part of a national tour of the United States by George Galloway, "Stand Up and Be Counted: No to War and Occupation." The tour will culminate in Washington, DC, during the anti-war protests on September 24th. For a full list of cities and events, please see the website: http://www.mrgallowaygoestowashington.com/.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-09-13 21:36:13.258451+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

"One wonders what FEMA's response would be if Tel Aviv is struck by an earthquake."

I suspect FEMA would have no response since FEMA only responds to domestic disasters.

Perhaps another branch of government would help out?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-09-15 14:26:53.983052+00 by: Patrick

George Galloway on Hitchens denial that the neoconservative imperialists seek tomake Iraq into a colonial launching pad for further conquests:

"If it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, and if it looks like a duck, chances are, that it's probably a duck."

#Comment Re: made: 2005-09-15 17:03:50.028852+00 by: jeff [edit history]

It would appear that this will add fuel to the notion of pre-emption and the paranoia in Israel and Washington. Are we headed towards a "clash of civilizations?"

#Comment Re: made: 2005-09-15 18:06:52.643931+00 by: meuon

It really does boil down to a war of Judeo-Christians vs Islamic. After all these thousands of years, nothing has changed.