So I long ago gave up on American media to give me up to the minute details of what our government is up to. Luckily, I speak more languages than the Pope's got Catholics which is why this Easter I am concerned. Very concerned that Bush is about to wag the tail clean off the dog.
All the rage on Italian and German newspaper sites and blogs is the our, i.e. The American Government's bombing operation for Iran scheduled for April 6, Good Friday of Easter of this year.
For those who speak German:
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For Americans who only speak English, see below the fold:
So I read in shock about how the rest of the world seems to know about this, but America is all about the autopsy reports of Anne Nicole Smith. And even the politicos in this country are more concerned with the firings of lawyers than that our country is on a imperialistic rampage that would make even Roma at its height blush.
I agree, since last November, it has been bad news day after bad news day for the Bush Administration, which is why I was wondering it took them so long to finally get the saber out on Iran. They need this war, to distract you from all their scandals, and scandals to come. Trust me, the AG fiasco is just the tip of this croynocracy, and sadly even the devil himself is embarrassed about how far down this rabbit hole goes.
So, get the dog out, and grab it by its tail for one last great wag that should do nicely till 2008. Yes, the Bush Administrations new plan is to run out the clock till the next election. But now there is concern they might accidentally run out the doomsday clock.
So, luckily, since the mass majority of the U.S.A. are unilingual, I found the topic of Operation Bite on an English speaking website:
Operation Bite: April 6 sneak attack by US forces against Iran planned, Russian military sources warn
By By Webster G. Tarpley
First, the bad news:
WASHINGTON DC, -- The long awaited US military attack on Iran is now on track for the first week of April, specifically for 4 am on April 6, the Good Friday opening of Easter weekend, writes the well-known Russian journalist Andrei Uglanov in the Moscow weekly "Argumenty Nedeli." Uglanov cites Russian military experts close to the Russian General Staff for his account.
The attack is slated to last for 12 hours, according to Uglanov, from 4 am until 4 pm local time. Friday is the Sabbath in Iran. In the course of the attack, code named Operation Bite, about 20 targets are marked for bombing; the list includes uranium enrichment facilities, research centers, and laboratories.
The first reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, where Russian engineers are working, is supposed to be spared from destruction. The US attack plan reportedly calls for the Iranian air defense system to be degraded, for numerous Iranian warships to be sunk in the Persian Gulf, and for the most important headquarters of the Iranian armed forces to be wiped out.
So over Easter weekend, one of the best news black holes next to Christmas Eve, we are going to finally pull the trigger on Iran, according to Russians. Since the Russians are on the ground there, it is in their best interests to know when the bombs are coming to get out of Dodge. But then again, they are the Russians, and this should be taken as their word, not the Pentagon's.
But what has me concerned is that large sections of the world are talking about and debating this, except here in America. That alone raises a huge flag for me, all though it may be a false flag. But with the Bush Administration, how can we take chances?
Another reason I am concerned was that we removed language from the Iraq bill that would have required Bush to come to Congress before launching an attack on Iran. That was not only incredibly stupid, but now the Democratic leadership in Congress will be enablers if Operation Bite does become a reality.
So the American left pens blog after blog about obscure political stories the mainstream of America could care less about, trust me, they don't care. The Democratic leadership is fixated on domestic issues that score huge points with their new found grassroots movements, but we will all lose because Bush and the Gang are using this distraction to set up Operation Bite. You will never see it coming, though the rest of the world will have been debating it for weeks. You will be outraged and pen massive opuses after the fact, when you should have spoken out before. Ounce of prevention versus pound of cure, and all.
Bravo, Rove, you wily bastard. How many times will you play the left like a fiddler on the roof of a house on fire?
Now for the absurd news:
Ivashov noted that it was not to be excluded that the Pentagon would use smaller tactical nuclear weapons against targets of the Iranian nuclear industry. These attacks could paralyze everyday life, create panic in the population, and generally produce an atmosphere of chaos and uncertainty all over Iran, Ivashov told RIA-Novosti. "This will unleash a struggle for power inside Iran, and then there will be a peace delegation sent in to install a pro-American government in Teheran," Ivashov continued. One of the US goals was, in his estimation, to burnish the image of the current Republican administration, which would now be able to boast that they had wiped out the Iranian nuclear program.
Among the other outcomes, General Ivashov pointed to a partition of Iran along the same lines as Iraq, and a subsequent carving up of the Near and Middle East into smaller regions. "This concept worked well for them in the Balkans and will now be applied to the greater Middle East," he commented.
If we use nukes to stop a nuke program, the American dream is over. Stick a fork in America, because we are done. I agree these attacks could paralyze everyday life, but I don't think that will be contained only to Iran. Expect a whole new wave of vindictive attacks from Europe to America, as attacking Iran will be manifest destiny of many militant terrorists talking memes. We will validate dickwads from Bin Laden to people you have never heard of by doing this. We will make them prophets who saw this years in advance, and when we kill them, we will make them martyrs, which is twice as worse as them being alive.
I don't see this splitting Iran into warring factions, but a galvanizing force for nationalism among the Iranians, or the Persians as I call them. And who ever thinks we are gonna trot in and establish a pro-American government has obviously never studied history, especially that of the Shah. We have done this dance once already with Iran back in the day, which has brought us to our current point of conflict. Must we create a double-evil Frankenstein with Operation Bite so our grandchildren can fight an even greater monster of our own making? Bush says yes. Dumb ass.
This will also give his Republican base the red red meat they so carve, to turn Iran into a parking lot we drop so many bombs. They will be loving it like McDonald's. And it will keep the rest of America so outraged, that all these current pet scandals of yours will instantly fade away like blood on Lady Macbeth’s hands.
But I do like the idea of partitioning Iraq. The English can't draw maps. Ask Pakistan and India and Bangladesh. Ask various parts of Africa. Ask the Palestinians. And ask the Kurds. See, they are called Kurds because they are from Kurdistan. It's funny that way. They deserve their own country and Turkey can shut the fuck up about it because they never said sorry for the Armenian Holocaust. Plus they want to be in the EU rather badly, so they need to sit on their hands on this one.
But partitioning up Iran is absurd. What are we gonna make, Persia Minor and Persia Major? Seriously, it is time for the West to stop drawing maps for other people around the world. I know it's a wild idea, but sometimes the local people know their local culture and traditions better than the D.C. or London. Ask Yugoslavia, they will tell you.
So, the rest of the world is waiting and watching, while the mass herd of Americans stampede in ignorance towards April 6, Operation Bite. It will be one hell of battle, if one checks the scorecards of how this has been war-gamed. There will be shock, and there will be awe. But it will all be done in our names, because we did nothing to stop it.
So stop it, do what you do best and demand answers about Operation Bite, before the dog we are wagging rears up and bites America in the ass.