Saturday, February 03, 2007

The case against pre-emptive holocaust in Iran

This fascinating article from the Cleveland Jewish News brings a timely reminder of the fine line which defines sanity in this post 9/11 age of often intolerable stupidity. It was a pleasure to find such sensible and logical thinking, which stands in stark contrast to the ever expanding genocidal desires for the use of nuclear weapons in a preemptive strike against Iran.



Snips...

...If you read the “talkbacks” on The Jerusalem Post or Ha’aretz websites, not to mention the radical right-wing blogs, the idea of nuking Iran has been boiling in the minds of more than a few people, Jews and gentiles, for a long time.

But this idea has now traveled beyond the boundaries of the crackpot Right, and is reportedly on the menu of options for dealing with Iran that the Israeli military is preparing to put at the government’s disposal...

... The Iranians have weapons of mass destruction n chemical and possibly biological, too. They also have missiles that can reach anywhere in Israel. If they are so bent on wiping us out, why haven’t they showered tiny little Israel with WMD-armed missiles?

The answer, again, is that while the Iranians are crazy, they’re not that crazy. I believe that even if they think they could take out Israel with a first strike before Israel could retaliate, they realize that the U.S. would immediately nuke Iran to rubble...

However...

...If Israel uses its nuclear weapons against Iran, which is nearly 80 times Israel’s size, the very least that would likely happen is that Israel would immediately be showered by Iranian missiles carrying chemical and possibly biological weapons.

What’s not just a possibility but a very strong probability, though, is that since some of Iran’s nuclear facilities “are in or near major cities,” ... millions of Iranians would be killed.What would such an act by Israel be? It would be genocide. It would be a holocaust.Those who think they can see into the future might try to call it a “pre-emptive holocaust.” But a holocaust it would be...

Why do those who quite rightly show disgust at any 'perceived' threat of the genocide of Israelis so often fail to show equal sickness for the genocide of Iranians ?

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Germany issues CIA arrest orders

Germany has ordered the arrest of 13 suspected CIA agents over the alleged kidnapping of one of its citizens. Munich prosecutors confirmed that the warrants were linked to the case of Khaled al-Masri, a German national of Lebanese descent.



Mr Masri says he was seized in Macedonia, flown to a secret prison in Afghanistan and mistreated there. He says he was released in Albania five months later when the Americans realised they had the wrong man.

Mr Masri says his case is an example of the US policy of "extraordinary rendition" a practice whereby the US government flies foreign terror suspects to third countries without judicial process for interrogation or detention.

Prosecutors in Munich said in a statement that the city's court had issued the warrants on suspicion of abduction and grievous bodily harm.

Source and further reading Here

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

State of denial


GuardianIndependent

I believe the Tory leader, David Cameron is right to say, that the BNP preys on people who are disillusioned by mainstream politicians, and, that in that sense hardline islamists are the mirror image of the BNP. Why, though, does he chose to concentrate on multiculturalism as a cause of radicalisation, rather than the government's foreign policy embodied by its terrorist actions in muslim and arab lands? Why indeed is multiculturalism nowadays seen by most mainstream politicians as the culprit?

Monday, January 29, 2007

The World's 4th Largest Military Power

Jefferson is turning in his grave and Eisenhower's ghost is saying "I told you so." A look behind the Blackwater mercenaries.
Part 1

Part 2


And what are these guys doing meddling in social issues in the U.S.? Chilling.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

It's not as bad as they say... if you're in the Green Zone

Oh if I only had a nickel for everyone who ever said something along the lines of "I know someone who's brother is in Iraq and he says his brother says that things are not as bad as the media portrays." It isn't that bad... in the "Green Zone."

China admits to climate failings

China is failing to make progress on improving and protecting the environment, according to a new Chinese government report.
The research ranks China among the world's worst nations - a position unchanged since 2004.





After the US, China produces the most greenhouse gases in the world. The Chinese report, prepared by academics and government experts, ranked the country 100th out of 118 countries surveyed.

Read the full article at the Source