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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Iran: Will Israel start another war?

CBS News

As I described in a previous entry here concerning Iran, the war mongering neocons in the United States and Israel believe the time to attack Iran is coming up against some deadlines.  The Bush/Cheney regime is over in just one month.

The CBS News video clip above, Israel Rehearses Iran Attack, was published six months ago.

U.S. intelligence analysts say that nearly 100 Israeli warplanes staged a rehearsal air strike against nuclear facilities in Iran.  David Martin reports from the Pentagon. 

National Security Correspondent David Martin ends his short Pentagon report with these ominous words:

For many countries, choosing between bombing Iran and Iran with a bomb is a tough call, but there's no doubt what choice Israel would make. 

The following interview with PNAC neocon and Bush's controversial appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, was conducted during the Republican National Convention, three months ago.

The Real News Network

While John Bolton is no longer actively serving as Ambassador to anything currently, he certainly can speak as an authority on the mindset of the neocons still in the U.S. government.  This interview entitled, Bolton Suggests Israel Will Attack Iran, illustrates some of the beliefs and talking points of the neocons if one listens carefully to Bolton lying through his moustache.  He is a professional provocateur.

Other pundits seem to think that the time has passed for any Israeli or U.S. attack on Iran.  Daniel Levy of Prospects for Peace and The Century Foundation spoke with columnist and author David Frum about this topic on after the U.S. elections in October.  In this short clip of a much longer interview, Frum suggests that "there is no possibility of an attack on Iran."

However, Daniel Levy doesn't simply suggest that all is right with the world just because Barack Obama will take the reigns of U.S. power next month.  In a recent article published in Haaretz, Levy opines that the next president will face four foreign policy crises in the Middle East when he takes office.  While I understand that Levy is writing for an Israeli readership, I might just point out that Levy didn't bother to include Iraq and Afghanistan in his list.  It's not as if those two conflicts are somehow finished and our U.S. military commitments over, after all.

Clearly, after 8 years of the Bush/Cheney reign of terror, many people on our Pathetic Little Spinning Ball Of Mud Called Earth will breathe a collective sigh of relief when the new U.S. President is inaugurated next month.  Obama will certainly have his work cut out for him, that much I do know.


Is it possible for Obama to get the United States out of the corner into which Bushworld has painted us?  Many pundits think that simply removing the past cowboy hubris and diplomatic obstinance might be a starting point for the next administration.

The diavlog video clip above between Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton and Stephen Walt of Harvard is a discussion of the foreign policy issues concerning Iran, Israel, nuclear proliferation, energy security and terrorism.  It's well worth your time to view it.  It's about 12 minutes long. 

I certainly look forward hopefully to a more positive world.  I'm also cautious about getting my hopes up too high or counting my chickens before they are hatched.  Even in this electronic age, military tactics favor offensive strikes during a new moon as it offers the most darkness.  There is just one new moon left (on December 27th) until Obama takes office.

Personally, I'm waiting to exhale.  At least I'm not as pessimistic as when my great uncle once told me that "there will never be peace in our world as long as two men are still alive."  I hope he is just wrong. 

Happy Holidaze.  Merry Mayonnaise. 

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Tell Sanchito that if he knows what is good for him, he best go run and hide. Daddy's got a new 45.  And I won't think twice to stick that barrel straight down Sancho's throat.  Believe me when I say that I got somethin' for his punk ass. 
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Posted at 02:15 pm by John Furie Zacharias

December 23, 2008   09:04 PM PST
I really hope that Israel doesn't attack Iran. I think that if something happens, it will be more of Israel's doing than ours, but that whole "tough because the big guy is in your corner" thing will probably be a big part of it. Hopefully, though, the rest of the world sees the upcoming opportunites for change in America, just as most of us do, and don't plan on acting up because of it.
September 4, 2010   06:27 AM PDT
Vedio for sharing is good.

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