Friday, January 26, 2007

Bush plays "Blue Game Matrix"

This can't be good. Bush decided, last fall, to issue shoot to kill orders against Iranian operatives in Iraq. There's a couple of problems with this order. First, since the order is supposed to exclude civilians and diplomats, who determines whether an Iranian citizen is an operative? Considering the recent raids on Iranian diplomatic facilities I'd say there's some amount of confusion on that score already.

Second, Iran is a Shia friendly country. Why would they be arming the Sunni insurgents against their own people? Iran has been training and equipping the Shia militias, who are closely associated with the government we installed ourselves in Iraq, who continue to make overtures to Tehran in order to foster a close and cooperative relationship.

I'd say more on this but Chris Floyd sums it up perfectly in an excellent post that should be read in full.
So again, let's be clear. If Iran is not arming their bloodsworn enemies, the Sunni insurgents, and if any Shiite group they are assisting is an integral part of the "sovereign" Iraqi government backed by the Bush Administration, then what on earth can be the purpose of a direct presidential order to the troops to kill Iranians in Iraq? The answer is simple: the purpose of the order is to provoke Iran into some action that can be trumpeted as a casus belli for the Bush Faction's long-planned war against Iran.

What Bush has done with this order is to turn the American military into his own private death squad. It is an act of breathtaking dishonor, of unspeakable moral filth. That this pathetic little man and the jumped-up thugs around him – especially the hulking, smirking, lying coward Dick Cheney – are allowed to show their faces among civilized people, much less exercise power over a mighty nation, remains an unfathomable mystery...and a source of deep shame for all Americans.
Indeed. How is possible to feel anything but pure disgust over such self-serving thuggery being perpetrated in our name?
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Anonymous lester said...

Ittakes alot to surprise me, but I didn't think it would come to this. this is nothing but a gesture towards our so called allies all sunni in the region. and it risks a confrontation with iran. unbelievable

3:08:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I was sure it would come to this Lester. I hate being right about these things.

3:28:00 PM  

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