Saturday, June 09, 2007

worried about Iran?

I’m still not doing real well at the moment. I have managed to get my organic garden in the back yard in again this year. I just do a little bit and rest and do a little bit and rest some more. I still have a little more to do and everything else I should or would like to be doing suffers a bit but I’ve had a little organic garden for a lot of years now and the world just doesn’t seem right without it. The world seems very screwy right now anyway….no that’s not right …..the world is very screwy right now.

I’m very worried about Iran at the moment. The president is being attacked by his own party at the moment and can’t get his way on anything going through Congress; although he did get his way on the war thanks to a handful of backstabbing Democrats. (I’m giving Senator Murray a little bit of a break because I know she wanted to get money to the vets. Of course her vote does help insure we will have more disabled vets.)

I worry about this powerful and arrogant man being in such a weak position politically. All the issues were arguing about, the corruption investigations, bringing the troops home from Iraq and even his very low (32%) approval rating will all be on the back burner once he decides to attack Iran. I truly hope he’s facing strong pentagon resistance but he has managed to squeeze two carrier groups in the Persian Gulf.


Here's something that was on Raw Story this morning June 11. It goes along very well with the interview below.

US confirms it is arming Sunni insurgents
John ByrnePublished: Sunday June 10, 2007

The U.S. military has confirmed that it is arming Sunni insurgent factions to try to contain al-Qaida in Mesopotamia, according to a report in Monday's New York Times by veteran Iraq correspondent John Burns.

"With the four-month-old increase in American troops showing only modest success in curbing insurgent attacks, American commanders are turning to another strategy that they acknowledge is fraught with risk: arming Sunni Arab groups that have promised to fight militants linked with Al Qaeda who have been their allies in the past."



also please read this previous post from February...

Why are we funding radical Sunni groups in Iraq?


Pace Questions Whether Iran Arming Iraq
By CHRIS BRUMMITTThe Associated PressTuesday, February 13, 2007; 4:13 PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday the discovery that roadside bombs in Iraq contained material made in Iran does not necessarily mean the Iranian government was involved in supplying insurgents.

more at...

Here’s something from Sy Hersh on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now; The War and Peace Report from sometime last winter.

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

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