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  •  Heritage Foundation blueprint (5+ / 0-)

    From a comment by Professor Foland in a discussion with Naomi Klein, author of Shock Doctrine, on firedoglake

    Perhaps you know of it already, but I thought you might be interested in a little nugget where the "disaster preparations" are presently underway. The Heritage Foundation recently released a report on the economic consequences of an attack on Iran.

    They concluded, after conducting a mock wargame, that the consequences would be severe, unless certain actions were taken:

       In addition, the experts chose to take a minimalist approach to interfering in U.S. domestic markets. They focused primarily on liberalizing domestic energy policies and rolling back regulatory restric­tions.

    Sounds dubious already? The specific actions they recommended were:

    -Elimination of regulations on fuel efficiency, elimination of the Clean Air Act, and the Jones act
    -Opening ANWAR and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling
    -Increased defense spending
    -End ethanol tariffs
    -Resist any rise in the fuel tax

    If those don’t look like a far-right wish list, I don’t know what one looks like.

    Now doesn't that make you feel better?
    heritage foundation

    "Politics is the entertainment branch of big industry." Frank Zappa

    by whitewidow on Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 10:04:48 AM PST

    •  Did Hannity write this or just read it? (2+ / 0-)
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      truong son traveler, brentmack

      Is Grover Norquist still running his Wednesday morning breakfasts from which Right wing talking points for the week are disseminated?

      When a coward sees a man he thinks he can beat he becomes hungry for a fight. -Chinhua Achebe, Things Fall Apart.

      by BughouseWW on Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 10:41:35 AM PST

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