Elaine Meinel Supkis
The politicians who supposedly represent us have been very busy this week. Are they stopping the mad speculators who are driving up oil prices? Are they dropping the war talk that is driving up oil prices? HAHAHA. No. They are all yelling, as usual, for MORE war with Iran! The shouting for war is increasing. Pelosi is in Israel demanding our navy blockade Iran and prevent Iran from selling oil???? ARGH. Someone reel this lunatic in! She is a traitor to the US. We are going bankrupt already. Does this fool want more of this game? But then, the warmongers at the NYT assures us that the war talk isn't war talk. Right. Oil will be over $150 a barrel by next week if not earlier thanks to Pelosi, Bush, and a whole cast of criminals.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has proposed in discussions with the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, that a naval blockade be imposed on Iran as one of several ways to pressure Iran into stopping its uranium enrichment program.
Although the White House denied a published report that U.S. President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term in January, the Bush administration is said not to have ruled out entirely the possibility of an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
A story in the Jerusalem Post quoted an unidentified official as claiming that a "senior member" of Bush's entourage to Israel last week made the statement about attacking Iran in a closed meeting. However, White House press secretary Dana Perino said the article is "not worth the paper it's written on." She added that the administration's preference and actions for dealing with Iran remain through peaceful diplomatic means.
Israelis who spoke to Bush and his entourage while they were in Israel last week said they had the impression that the military option "is on the table," and that the president felt a sense of deep obligation to overcome the Iranian threat.
The Iranian issue was central in Olmert's meeting over lunch Monday with Pelosi, together with 12 other members of Congress in the bipartisan delegation Pelosi led. Among those present were House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman, and heads of the House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey and Gary Ackerman.
The AIPAC crew who run the Democratic party shows their true patriotism: to Israel. It should be painfully obvious to them that the oil from Iran is needed in world markets. If this is restricted even slightly, the speculators will hammer us by bidding up the future price of oil. And if we want to park our navy in the Gulf of Persia bathtub as sitting ducks...the death of the US empire was written long ago. And the method of this will be the sinking of much of our fleet in a flaming battle in the Persian Gulf. Along with the destruction of the Saudi oil fields and the annihilation of the Iranians. Who will take the Jews along with them in a general holocaust called 'WWIII' which will end with all American cities looking like Fallujah.
When the Democrats took over Congress, I didn't celebrate this. The Democrats seem bent on causing WWIII. Obama seems reluctant to do this but according to the NYT, he is going down to Florida to beg the elderly Jews there to vote for him rather than bomb, bomb, bomb Iran McCain. They wanted AIPAC Hillary who promised to answer the 3am phone call with shrieks of 'Kill them all, kill all the Iranians, kill Iranian babies! Death to all mothers in Iran!'
That should please any good witted ethnic cleanser, of course. For the US to do this: a war crime. We hung Nazis for this.
Who needs the morning coffee to jolt you awake, when you’ve got headlines like this one from The Jerusalem Post?
Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term
It’s provocative, that’s for sure. But it’s also wrong, according to The White House. In a statement issued later in the day, the president’s press secretary, Dana Perino, wielded one of the nastiest barbs in journalism, saying the article was “not worth the paper it’s written on” — after including the usual complaint about the “quoting [of] unnamed sources.”
The Post, in turn, quickly corrected its report, which was the easy part. But the farther that false news spreads on the Web, the more likely it is to remain in circulation.
Naw, they don't want a war, they want to blockade Iran? That is a declaration of war. We blockade Cuba. This is extremely unpopular with nearly the entire planet but we insist on it. This doesn't cause the price of oil to shoot up by $100 a barrel. The threats on Iran does. The connection is very powerful and to me, obvious as hell. It is never mentioned by our media which is why we had the comedy of the Democrats in Congress passing a bill demanding the US sue OPEC for the high prices. Why, OPEC refuses to ship us more oil!
Gads. This infantilism coupled with brutal vicious attacks on small nations in our path is so embarrassing. The rest of the world is laughing at our Congress. We are losing face in China and Japan. So why are we doing this? The only people impressed by this are the Israeli Jews. Who seem to have the total upper hand. The NYT admits the majority of Democrats including many Jewish Democrats, are against a war with Iran. Iran doesn't give up easily. They fought a long war with Saddam who got help from the US. They will not roll over dead for us any more than the Iraqis or the Afghanis.
Israel’s Army Radio is reporting that President Bush intends to launch a military strike against Iran before the end of his term.
The Army Radio, a network operated by the Israeli Defense Forces, quoted a government source in Jerusalem. The source disclosed that a senior official close to Bush said in a closed meeting that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney believed military action against Iran was now called for.
Bush concluded a trip to Israel last week, where he said, "The objective of the United States must be to . . . support our strongest ally and friend in the Middle East.”
The Radio report, which was quoted by the Jerusalem Post, disclosed that the recent turmoil in Lebanon, where the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah had seized virtual control of the country, was encouraging an American attack.
Hezbollah’s aggression in Lebanon is seen as evidence of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s growing influence, and the U.S. official said that in Bush’s view, “the disease must be treated, not its symptoms,” according to the Post.
The White House on Tuesday denied the Army Radio report, saying in a statement: “As the president has said, no president of the United States should ever take options off the table, but our preference and our actions for dealing with this matter remain through peaceful diplomatic means. Nothing has changed in that regard.”
The hot head talk about war is all over the place. While in the embrace of the most despicable war mongers on earth, the US mouthpieces say nothing but 'war, war and more war' but when they emerge from the Temple all covered with lipstick and semen, they all say, 'We didn't really promise the Whore of Babylon we would launch the Apocalypse.'
This is not believable. All parties were content to wait a tad two months ago because they thought that Hillary's appeal to 'working people, white working people' would defeat Obama. Then the bomb threats could be upped because BOTH the GOP and Dem candidates would be whole hog war mongers seeking to fight for Israel no matter what.
This plot has been ruined. So they have upped the ante. They want to start a war but can't be too naked about this. Thus the double talk. Saying one thing, namely lies, to the unsuspecting American public while rushing off to the True Masters in Israel and mouthing nothing but criminal conspiracies to launch a nuclear war against Iran. Arrest them all for war crimes!
The discussions about who is Chamberlain are particularly disgusting. No one is trying to stop the US. When we went insane and lunged at Iraq, the whole world including many Americans held record anti-war demonstrations. This time around, no one is bothering. Instead, the fury is growing as people put two and two together and realize that global oil prices are due to American/Israeli attempts at trying to isolate Iran and prevent Iran from operating their oil bourse that won't accept dollars.
In this battle of wits, Iran will win, by the way. All the oil pumping nations are edging away from the US. The dollar is dying. Last month, the G7 conspired to up the value of the dollar. But now, it is collapsing rapidly just like oil is shooting up. And this combo is fatal to the US public. I see some very ugly things that will come about due to this. If we rage like a blind Cyclops, we will try to crush Saudi Arabia, etc. Only this will destroy us. We get no oil this way. And it can and will launch WWIII. After all, the US tried to tear China in two just over a month ago and is being rather surly about the earthquake victims. China is in no mood to cosset us. And China does not want high oil prices, either.
PRESIDENT George Bush yesterday told leaders of the oil-rich states of the Middle East that they must face up to a future without their precious hydrocarbons.
In a stark warning, he said their supplies were running out and urged them to reform and diversify their economies. The outgoing United States president told the World Economic Forum, meeting in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, that it was time to "prepare for the economic changes ahead".
Mr Bush's family name is inextricably linked to the oil industry, and this was his strongest statement yet on the future of global supplies.
He told the conference: "The rising price of oil has brought great wealth to some in this region, but the supply of oil is limited, and nations like mine are aggressively developing alternatives to oil.
"Over time, as the world becomes less dependent on oil, nations in the Middle East will have to build more diverse and more dynamic economies."
This man is insane, as we all know. He is also stupid. Bin Laden desperately wanted Bush to win both elections. 'Praise Allah, we shall destroy America!' he gloated. Congratulations, bin boy. You win.
Efforts to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are at "a standstill," Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a Senate subcommittee Tuesday.
"The brutally frank answer is that we're stuck, and we're stuck in several ways," Gates told the defense subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Human rights groups have long called for the facility to be closed, alleging that detainees endure numerous human rights violations amounting to torture.
CIA chief Michael Hayden admitted this year that the agency had used waterboarding, a controversial technique that simulates drowning, on three Guantanamo detainees.
Gates said that he favors closing the detention center, which currently holds about 270 detainees, but that a number of problems stand in the way.
We are stuck in Iraq, in Afghanistan and stuck in a very deep financial pit and it gets worse by the hour, by the day. We should take Gates and all the other clowns driving us into so many wars in the Middle East and stick them all in Gitmo and then ask Castro to blockade it. Good riddance.
In March of 2006, Neil Cavuto interviewed Paul about this issue asking: Would our national security be threatened if Iran had the bomb?
Paul replied: “Could it be any worse than 30,000 nuclear missiles faced us down in the Cold War against the Soviets. Did we feel like we had to have regime change in the Cold War? Did we use containment and we can’t contain Iran?”
In the September 2007 debate hosted by Fox, moderator Brit Hume asked the candidates about a hypothetical situation involving an uncooperative, nuclear capable Iran.
Paul replied: “Thinking back to the 1960s when I was in the Air Force for 5 years and there was a Cold War going on and the Soviet’s 40,000 and we stood them down and we didn’t have to have a confrontation. We should back off. We should be talking to Iran right now. We shouldn’t be looking for the opportunity to attack them.”
In a post-debate interview with Bill O’Reilly regarding Iran, Ron Paul literally says many of the same things, including “How come we got through the Cold War when the Soviets had 40,000 of them?”
Obama has been saying what Ron Paul has been saying and I say, in the name of god, we have to defeat these war mongers. Obama isn't perfect but he isn't a Zionist robot setting out to drive us off the cliff. We have no choices left. Lord help us. I don't know if we can afford to wait until next January at this rate. Now we know why Pelosi refused to impeach Bush.
She is a traitor just like him.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has described peace talks with Syria as "exciting", but warned that they might involve "painful concessions".
"It's always better to talk than shoot," Mr Olmert said, though he did not say what the concessions might be.
Earlier, the two sides revealed that they had begun the talks - the first since 2000 - under Turkish mediation.
Previous negotiations collapsed over a possible withdrawal from the Golan Heights, which Israel occupied in 1967.
From my perspective: Olmert who is under fire for corruption is trying to fix his nearest borders in preparation for the Big Battle over Iran. These are not 'peace talks' but strategic moves to insure that Syria doesn't strike at Israel when Israel and the US launch WWIII.