Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wake Up America, We're Getting Our War On Again

Who'd-a thunk it? With two American battleship groups floating around the Persian Gulf, and American stealth bombers ready in Bulgaria, Iran decides to attack US soldiers in Karbala. Yes, investigators believe the five attackers may have been trained by Iran, even though they drove American vehicles, used American weapons, had American-style uniforms and American IDs and spoke like Americans. Because there's nothing Iran wants to do more than engage the world's only superpower, who is just spoiling for a fight with them. Ahmadinejad maybe crazy, but he's certainly no fool, and wouldn't do anything to provoke a country led by a cowboy with an itchy trigger finger. It's not like the Iraqis would have anything to do with this, would they?
In the meantime, the US is warning Europeans not to invest in Iran's oil, which means that after we attack, all previous deals will be nullified, kind of like we did when we took over Iraq, leaving US oil companies like ExxonMobil to post record profits.Maybe it because some of Europe doesn't see a nuclear Iran as a dire situation.
The US has announced it wil use fighter jets to patrol the Iraq-Iran border, to deter Iranian assistance to Iraqi militants, while the US has delayed it's report on Iran's role in Iraq, because manufacturing evidence tales time, dammit, if you don't want to be exposed as a fraud. After what happened last time, they have to be a leetle bit more careful.

9 comments:

sumo said...

Just another reason to be a proud American. As citizens all we need to do is sit back and just let the administration take care of it all for us. That's what they are elected to office for...to take care of our interests. That's why we all have health care up the ass and plenty of food and money to take care of ourselves for the rest of our unnatural lives. Oh! Let us not forget the environment...they are taking care of that too...they're just a bunch of sweeties with our complete interests in mind. Gotta hand it to them. Pull pin...15 seconds...

Frederick said...

"I'm telling ya baby, I wont slap you around again...I'm sorry baby. I promise." It's hard out there for a war pimp.

GraemeAnfinson said...

The criminally insane run our country

azgoddess said...

and i thought all we had to worry about was who wins the stuper-bowl?

now seriously folks...don't worry your pretty little head about this things...

tongue outta cheek now

Undeniable Liberal said...

Great post, Lew. Snark fits you well. All this talk sounds like a drunken bar bully just trying his hardest to find a reason to sucker punch someone.
The weather in Michigan is wonderful today, isn't it? It's bad enough here.....c-c-c-c-cold, but i don't envy y'all in G.R. Happy shoveling.

Lew Scannon said...

This snow is nothing, I used to live on the shores of Lake Michigan, there you would see some serious snow. And since I live in an apartment complex, I don't have to shovel. It is however too cold to go out to smoke, more incentive for myself to quit!

Renegade Eye said...

The US introduced nuclear technology in Iran, as a gift to the Shah.

GraemeAnfinson said...

snow I don't mind. It is cold as a motherfucker here. The high was -8 today I think. I am moving soon I swear to christ

Snave said...

I just get sick when I see how we, being the only major superpower, get to make all the rules and demand obeyance from the rest of the world. Other countries are afraid of us, so their WMD programs are expanding and rhey try to develop nukes. Now that America has set the new standard for war by invading Iraq without provocation and also by disregarding the UN and the Geneva Convention, why shouldn't other countries do they same?

If it sounds like I am parroting Noam Chomsky from "Hegemon or Survival", that's exactly what I'm doing. He makes a great argument as to why the American approach in recent history, combined with the reckless Middle East policies of the Bush administration, leaves us in what is possibly the most dangerous times the world has faced since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Bush has only slightly less than two years left in office, but you know, that's quite a long time. It's plenty of time for him to get our country into another war or two. His miserable legacy will be that he stuck our country (and his White House successors) with one, maybe two unwinnable wars, and in the process, alienated just about all our friends in the world.

graeme is right, the inmates are running the asylum.