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Iran Attack
Many these articles were sent by Taigen Dan Leighton. Email him and get on his list cause just posts this stuff now and then when particularly moved. He tends to send about an article a day. - DC
See Taigen's Peace and Justice Page  


Links on US Administration intent to attack Iran and so forth

4-30-08 - From Truthout --- Bomb Bomb Iran by summer's end? - thanks Taigen

2-12-07 - The Folly of Attacking Iran - from Just Foreign Policy dot org

See their brief and informative video on the folly of attacking Iran

10-13-07 - Read what Scott Ritter has to say about stopping the rush to war with Iran in Robert Scheer's

9-10-07 - Listen to Scott Ritter at a book event for his new book, Waging Peace: The Art of War for the Antiwar Movement.

2-17-07 - Images of Tehran, Iran, that you don't see everyday. Music by Cat Stevens. Thanks for this, Elin Chadwick. Take a look and reflect on the madness of our government planning to attack them - including extensive planning ordered by Dick Cheney to include nuclear weapons (an article from the financially strapped - go there and help if you can). What can we do to stop the attack?

2-10-07 - Helping Israel Die
by Ray McGovern

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are unwittingly playing Dr. Jack Kevorkian in helping the state of Israel commit suicide. For this is the inevitable consequence of the planned air and missile attack on Iran. The pockmarked, littered landscape in Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan and the endless applicant queues at al-Qaeda and other terrorist recruiting stations testify eloquently to the unintended consequences of myopic policymakers in Washington and Tel Aviv. Read more

Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring
Despite denials, Pentagon plans for possible attack on nuclear sites are well advanced

Ewen MacAskill in
Saturday February 10, 2007
The Guardian,,2010086,00.html

US preparations for an air strike against Iran are at an advanced stage, in spite of repeated public denials by the Bush administration, according to informed sources in Washington. Read more.

2-9-07 And now, since it's my birthday, some more treasonous links sent to me by fellow traitor Taigen Dan Leighton who's now in Chicago.

But first read
Chalmers Johnson on Robbing the Cradle of Civilization sent by Gregory Johnson.

Bush Is Hiding the Ball on Iran
    By Robert Parry
    Consortium News
    Friday 02 February 2007

    George W. Bush is again guiding the nation toward a preemptive war - this time with
Iran - without allowing anything like a full debate of the underlying facts, probable consequences of the conflict or peaceful alternatives.   Read the whole article

Retired Officers: Iran Attack Would Be a Disaster
    The Associated Press
    Saturday 03 February 2007
    Former high-ranking US military officials plead for a diplomatic solution.
read more

The Decider's Plan to Provoke War With Iran


        Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan
         administration, wrote an article called Bush Is About To Attack
Iran --
         Why Can't Americans See It? "...bankers and businessmen from such
         US allies as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates all warned of the
         coming attack and its catastrophic consequences for the
Middle East
         and the world... Rather than winding down one war, Bush is starting
         another. The entire world knows this and is discussing Bush's planned
         attack on Iran in many forums. It is only Americans who haven't caught
         on. A few senators have said that Bush must not attack Iran without the
         approval of Congress, and postings on the Internet demonstrate world-
         wide awareness that Iran is in the Bush Regime's cross hairs. But
         Congress and the Media -- and the demonstration in
Washington --
         are focused on Iraq."

 Brzezinski:   Bush cabal seeking Iran 'provocation'


        Most stunning and disturbing was his description of a "plausible
         scenario for a military collision with
Iran." It would, he suggested,
         involve "Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusa-
         tions of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provoca-
         tion in Iraq or a terrorist act in the
US blamed on Iran, culminating
         in a 'defensive' US military action against
Iran ...

America Poised to Strike From Bases in Bulgaria and Romania


        President Bush is preparing to attack Iran's nuclear facilities
         before the end of April and the US Air Force's new bases in
         Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the onslaught,
         according to an official report from

         "American forces could be using their two USAF bases in Bulgaria
         and one at Romania's Black Sea coast to launch an attack on Iran
         in April," the Bulgarian news agency Novinite said.

The Edge of the Abyss


        "... like Hitler, Bush must continue to roll the dice. He is so far out
         on a limb now that he must go for it all or he loses everything. He
         and the big corporations, who are driving this empire, have got to
         make their move now, or it all comes crashing down around them.
         They have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If the U.S. controls
         all the Middle East oil then they control China, India, Europe and the
         rest of the world. Insanity you say? Of course it is."

Iran:  The war begins


        ... for the first time since the most dangerous years of the cold war,
         the use of what were then called "limited" nuclear weapons is being
         discussed openly in Washington.  What they are debating is the
         prospect of other Hiroshimas and of radioactive fallout across the
         Middle East and central Asia.  Seymour Hersh disclosed in the New
        Yorker last year that American bombers "have been flying simulated
        nuclear weapons delivery missions... since last summer".

Iran's weakened hard-liners crave a US attack


        To reverse his waning popular support, Ahmadinejad has tried to
         change the subject from his domestic failures to his foreign adven-
         tures.  He knows there is only one thing that could bring the people
         back to him - a US military attack on Iran.

Pravda's view of  the American "nightmare"


        Presidential spokesman Tony Snow said resolutions passed by
         Congress will not affect Bush's decision-making. "The president
         has obligations as a commander in chief," he said. "And he will
         go ahead and execute them." 

         Russian Intelligence Analysts in these reports to President Putin
         have asked, "If President Bush feels that he is not constrained by
         either the elected representatives of the American people, or the
         American people themselves, we must then consider that he, and
         his Administration, have become powers unto themselves and that
         the United States should therefore be considered a dictatorship,
         not a democracy." 

         To the American people themselves, they remain in abject denial
         of the dark Fascist forces descending around them; but soon, and
         much sooner than they could believe, and with their families and
         neighbors disappearing into the vast American Gulag, what they
         once believed in as the American Dream, will soon be shown for
         what it really is, an American Nightmare.


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