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WAR WITH IRAN-- the consequences

Posted: November 25th, 2007, 2:53 pm
by Zlatko Waterman
Chris Hedges, a reporter with thirty years' experience in the hot war zones of the Middle East and elsewhere, and the author of books on the human ( and personal) lust for war in the recent past, writes of the consequences of a U.S. attack on Iran-- cogently and expertly:

First, here is his brief summary of the story so far:

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George W. Bush has shredded, violated or absented America from its obligations under international law. He has refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, backed out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, tried to kill the International Criminal Court, walked out on negotiations on chemical and biological weapons and defied the Geneva Conventions and human rights law in the treatment of detainees. Most egregious, he launched an illegal war in Iraq based on fabricated evidence we now know had been discredited even before it was made public. He seeks to do the same in Iran.

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Here is Chris Hedges' full article:


Posted: November 25th, 2007, 4:13 pm
by Arcadia
to not pay taxes as a way to protest against the war maybe is also a good idea.
good luck!

Posted: November 25th, 2007, 9:57 pm
by mnaz
We're already at war with ourselves.

Posted: November 26th, 2007, 1:11 am
by e_dog
consequences are for sissies. unAmerican.


do anything.

bomb who we like to.

Iran Iraq Iqueda, no diff.

Patriots don't question Cheney, the gov't.


Posted: November 26th, 2007, 4:37 am
by stilltrucking
No bull shit negativity
any government is good government
bender unto caesar

I can't do it Norman I wish I could make that symbolic gesture but I can't
It takes resources not to pay taxes. He can afford the lawyers I can't.

There is an interesting article in that issue about the Phil Roth novel Exit Ghost. ... &s=weiland

Posted: November 26th, 2007, 10:59 am
by Zlatko Waterman
I don't do it either, ST.

Chris Hedges is a daring and highly intelligent writer, but I want the last few years I have on this planet to myself.


Posted: November 26th, 2007, 11:14 am
by stilltrucking
Speaking of age there is an interesting review of Exit Ghost in that issue. I am about fifty pages into that novel it seems to be holding my interest, mostly.

I was just thinking of you, didn't you recently mention something about reading Schlessinger?

I found this bit which seems very timely if not relevant to this thread.
I have to find the url for you, or I think.
In a journal entry from May 11, 1972, Schlesinger discussed his appearance on a panel of historians before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, whose chairman, Sen. J.W. Fulbright (D-Ark.), led congressional opposition to the war. Schlesinger wrote: "The senators were in a state of intense frustration and kept asking what we thought they could do to prevent the President from further escalation. One's suggestions were lame -- a fund cut-off bill; demanding a meeting with the President; going to the country. One can understand their sense of impotence and their rage."
Take care of yourself compadre. Old age ain't for sissies but MLK was right about longevity having its blessings.

"A pirate looks at seventy"

Posted: November 27th, 2007, 10:31 pm
by e_dog
Hallowed Blood for Contracts be thy Name