Sunday, June 19, 2005

Keep your eye on the agenda

This is scary. Norman Solomon at gives voice to this nagging suspicion that's been hounding me all day. The Downing Street Minutes push is feeling like it's almost too easy. The White House is not fighting back hard enough. It feels very much like the election in 04 when it seemed certain Kerry would win even with such a lackluster campaign, but the Bushies barged on relentlessly, knowing they had the fix in with the touchscreen voting machines.

Solomon makes a credible case for concern that this is all a smokescreen while they set up for an attack against Iran. It makes all too much sense.
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Anonymous pennywit said...

Umm ... can you elucidate on this? The "fix in" with the touch-screen voting machines?


12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous KS said...

Your timing coincides with an article by Scott Ritter, "The US War with Iran Has Already Begun." It was posted on the Common Dreams website today.

Mr. Ritter reports the following:
"The reality is that the US war with Iran has already begun. As we speak, American over flights of Iranian soil are taking place, using pilotless drones and other, more sophisticated, capabilities."

He goes on to report about the following covert operations:

"The most visible of these is the CIA-backed actions recently undertaken by the Mujahadeen el-Khalq, or MEK, an Iranian opposition group, once run by Saddam Hussein's dreaded intelligence services, but now working exclusively for the CIA's Directorate of Operations.

It is bitter irony that the CIA is using a group still labelled as a terrorist organisation, a group trained in the art of explosive assassination by the same intelligence units of the former regime of Saddam Hussein, who are slaughtering American soldiers in Iraq today, to carry out remote bombings in Iran of the sort that the Bush administration condemns on a daily basis inside Iraq."

Ritter has more to say, but this is the line that bothers me the most:

"Most Americans, together with the mainstream American media, are blind to the tell-tale signs of war, waiting, instead, for some formal declaration of hostility, a made-for-TV moment such as was witnessed on 19 March 2003."

It will be too late at that point in time to prevent the senseless, premature deaths of more soldiers and civilians.

2:22:00 PM  
Anonymous The Impolitic said...

Glad you asked Pennywit. In fact, I've been collecting links for some time now and will be posting on this in the new future. It's an important issue that needs to be taken up soon to perserve the integrity of the 06 cycle.

And thanks KS, for the tip. I hadn't seen that one.

3:21:00 PM  

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