NEWS OF: 6/21/2006

Bush to Iran, North Korea: Don’t Make Me Come Back There…

President Bush turned his attention to “axis of evil” members Iran and North Korea, warning them not to test his patience with all these nuclear shenanigans. Said the President, “It should make people nervous when non-transparent regimes, who have announced they have nuclear warheads, fire missiles.”

Um, yeah…

The President bridled at the suggestion that Europeans regard the US as the greatest threat to world stability, saying: “We’ll defend ourselves but we are working with our partners to spread peace and democracy around the world.” See the Guardian

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NEWS OF: 5/25/2006

Bush on Iran: Bomb or Bribe

President Bush has swung from threatening to use nuclear weapons on Iran to considering providing incentives - a.k.a., a bribe - to Iran if it agrees to suspend nuclear enrichment activities.

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NEWS OF: 4/28/2006

Intransigence. It’s a big word. Means Not Playin’ Nice…

In response to questions about Iran’s unwillingness to curb their nuclear ambitions, President Bush, took the advice of his Secretary of Vocabulary this afternoon, asserting that while diplomacy has just started, “intransigence is unacceptable.”

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NEWS OF: 4/26/2006

Iran: Enriched Testosterone

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran has offered to “harm US interests anywhere in the world” if the United States makes good on it’s threat to attack the Islamic Republic, adding “The Iranian nation will respond to any blow with double the intensity.”

Threats that are fairly symbolic considering that they are still working to enrich their uranium.

The United States added “diplomatic solutions” as an end note to leaked threats of a nuclear regime change in Iran. But the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator, or RNEP (a.k.a. Bunker Buster) is not a wee little bomb meant to empty an actual bunker of its handful of occupants, but a weapon that can kill hundreds of thousands of people.

The Bush administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), completed in 2002, explicitly calls for US nuclear weapons to deter and respond to a “wide range of threats,” including attacks by conventional, chemical, or biological weapons as well as “surprising military developments.”

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NEWS OF: 4/18/2006

Iran: For Whom the Death Tolls

President Bush refuses to rule out nuclear strikes against Iran if threats of being blown to Hades don’t work to curb their atomic ambitions. And from Iran’s leaders? Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warns that Iran will “cut off the hand of any aggressor.” Mmm! Sounds diplomatic to me.

From the rest of the world? China is not just pro-Iran, but offers take out for its nuclear technology, chemical weapons precursors, and guided missiles to Iran. Russia is also pro-Iran, or at least opposed to any sanctions on Iran.

Amidst all this chest thumping and posturing comes the quiet headline that the actual death toll from the Chernobyl nuclear accident is estimated by Greenpeace to be less like 4,000 and more like 90,000. Take a moment to enjoy the pictures in Elena’s Motorcyle Ride through Chernobyl before you either send another letter to your senator, or get drunk.

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NEWS OF: 4/10/2006

I want a new war

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Jihads. Suicide bombers. Fatwas. I am so over the Middle East. Change the channel.

Every day it’s the same thing… throngs of angry locals raising the roof with uzis whenever a camera crew emerges. Yet, turn those cameras off and they methodically return home, fill their pockets with C4, and head for the nearest mosque where they cheerfully detonate themselves - reducing their neighbors to smoothies.

It ain’t democracy. And my four-nanosecond American attention span is used up.

All that tragedy and not one Hallmark card shop. A love of God so fierce that it can only be expressed by the dispassionate, indiscriminate killing of total strangers. As Dr. Phil would say, “how much fun are you to be with?”

Over 40% of Iraqis say it is all right to kill Americans. A surprisingly low number since roughly 100% of Iraqis say it is all right to kill other Iraqis. 80% of Iraqis want us out of there and — send in those 72 virgins to celebrate — I agree with them!

I’m tired of this hornet’s nest. If the Bush administration is running through it’s short list of countries under consideration for attack/invasion, I think the decision should be based upon which country makes the best dessert. We have to get something out of this…

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NEWS OF: 4/9/2006

Bush on Iran: Mushroom Cloud Diplomacy

One way to dissuade a country from indulging in dangerous nuclear weapon’s research is to blow it off the map with your own nuclear weapons.

Reporter Seymour Hersh, in an upcoming article in The New Yorker (April 17,) is claiming members of the U.S. military believe President Bush is leaning toward a “regime change” in Iran. Possible targets include uranium enrichment and uranium conversion facilities. Officials are supposedly looking at air strikes and bombing campaigns, and have not ruled out using tactical bunker-busting nuclear weapons, in the event negotiations fail.

Hersh’s military reporting may be controversial, but it’s historically proven accurate. Hersh is credited with exposing the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war and the Abu Ghraib scandal in Iraq.

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NEWS OF: 2/15/2006

Sticky Rice

SOS Condoleezza Rice is planning to ask for $75 million clams to promote democracy in Iran. That’s right. Iran. Not Iraq. Iran. The country relentlessly pursuing nuclear weapons. Rice told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the additional $75 million (on top of $10 million already provided in the current budget) would be used to “support the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people.

First of all, how about $85 million to support democracy in THIS country? Second, just how much American taxpayer money is spent every year on these complete pointless, graft-filled foreign projects? We can’t afford any social programs in this country - but we can support such nebulous ideas “democratic aspirations” for countries like Iran? Give me a break.

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NEWS OF: 2/5/2006

Iran: Next Lunatic Nuclear Power?

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Iran has not only ended all voluntary cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, it has also indicated that it will no longer tolerate surprise inspections of its facilities. See ABC News

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