Don’t Nuke Iran
Well, Iran is still in the news. US plans for targets in Iran have been leaked, they appear to include widespread attacks on the Iranian military. Since some of this would almost certainly involved the use of “depleted” uranium weapons, we are talking about nuking Iran. Yeah, using the nuclear waste from our weapons production to bomb them them into abandoning their peaceful nuclear program really makes us the good guys. It’s been announced that basically there are two triggers that will cause a US attack on Iran, first their nuclear program and secondly a large scale attack on US forces in Iraq that can be traced to Iran. This obviously has people in Iran rather alarmed, I pulled the poster above from an Iranian’s blog. Guess what, President Ahmadinejad is about as popular in Iran as Bush is popular in the US. How did we end up in such a predicament? Sigh.
I can only continue to hope that Bush’s sabre rattling is just that, sabre rattling. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are both going badly, he can’t seriously think that bringing Iran fully into the war is going to improve matters, can he? Sadly, he can. Bush and his supporters are living in the 19th century, they think colonialism and the era of gunboat diplomacy are still going strong. They actually believe that the American way of life has some sort of innate superiority over the brown people of the world. People should have realized after Vietnam that those days were over, but instead like an addicted gambler, we have just doubled and redoubled our bets in a fruitless attempt to bring back the glory days of old.
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
(The above image is being used with the permission of the author.)