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This is not a good day.  After an extremely disappointing vote in the Senate, I've started to notice some curious headlines popping up in the news.  In the background, I hear the faint sound of a beating drum coming from the mainstream media.  As more and more writers find ways to poke at Iran and President Ahmadinejad, I fear that the march towards war with Iran has already started and we are approaching the end game of Bush and Cheney's Middle East apocalypse.

Here's a survey of some stories around the horn at some of the more notable American publications.

Gay Sex Can Bring Execution in Iran

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Check out this CNN video.  Now, I certainly don't support how Iran treats any of its citizens, especially its homosexual population.  But doesn't this type of story just seep with a subtext of liberating the oppressed?  It seems like an all too similar comparison to the treatment of Shi'ites in Iraq.

At U.N., Iranian Leader Is Defiant on Nuclear Efforts

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 25 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Tuesday not to give in to pressure by "arrogant powers" trying to force him to abandon his nation's uranium-enrichment program and unilaterally declared that as far as he is concerned, "the nuclear issue of Iran is now closed."

In a fiery speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Ahmadinejad denounced what he called the "master-servant relationship of the Medieval Age" imposed by the United States and other leading nations through the Security Council. He expressed confidence that God would not allow the Bush administration to launch a military attack against his country and said Iran has "spared no effort to build confidence" that it wants only civilian energy, not nuclear weapons.


Let's look at some of the highlighted phrases just in this introduction.  Pointing out insults to the United States?  Check.  Hinting at Ahmadinejad's insanity?  Check.  Referring to Islamist/extremist sentiments indirectly?  Check.  

State to cut ties with firms doing business in Iran

SACRAMENTO -- -- As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid his controversial visit to New York on Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved to steal some of the spotlight by announcing that California would sever ties with companies doing business in Iran.

Schwarzenegger, who like Ahmadinejad went to New York to address the United Nations, announced in a written statement after his speech that he would sign legislation requiring California's multibillion-dollar state pension funds to divest from the country.

The move, pushed by a diverse coalition of activists who argued that the federal government has not done enough to keep multinational corporations out of Iran, puts California at the forefront of a national movement.

The bill, AB 221, which passed the Legislature with no opposition, follows the state's divestment from Sudan last year.

"California has a long history of leadership and doing what's right with our investment portfolio," the governor said in his statement. "Last year, I was proud to sign legislation to divest from the Sudan to take a powerful stand against genocide. I look forward to signing legislation to divest from Iran to take an equally powerful stand against terrorism."

This is really the full package right here.  A "moderate" Governor quoted as comparing the genocide in Darfur as similar to the situation in Iran.  Further, it's an attempt to show widespread support for BushCheneyLieberman's march to war.  

This is a precarious situation friends.  We need to stop the march to war now.  The beat has begun and in the background it grows louder with every passing day.

Originally posted to circlesnshadows on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 01:33 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  What AIPAC wants, AIPAC gets. (4+ / 0-)

    Only the joke's on America when China and Russia come to Iran's defense.

    •  yep (1+ / 0-)
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      Carib and Ting

      yep, Israel and Americans warriors are gonna say "umm hey what ah shit, where did all of thess russia/chinese wares come from?".

      Hey Israel how did that last war with Lebanon go? yeah thought so, you think picking a fight with Iran will go any better? Douchebags

      FOOLS, America has been picking fights with crappy third world countries that we used to support with weapons, so when we took em out we knew they had nothing good left, well Iran is a different story.  Iran is a Chinese oil provider, not sure they are gonna turn a blind eye.

      FOOLS, Its like being lead into battle by a politically appointed LT. from westpoint who doesnt know his ass from a hole in the ground.

      Generals gathered in their masses Just like witches at black masses.. Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of deaths construction..........

      by pissedpatriot on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 01:52:58 PM PDT

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    for fear of war and the importance of unity on stopping it.

    Fact are stubborn things. -John Adams

    by circlesnshadows on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 01:39:41 PM PDT

  •  The warmongers (0+ / 0-)

    are out painting horns and a tail on the image of Iran because it's OK to make war on "evil."

    Just like they did to Saddam.

    They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. -Ben Franklin

    by paxmonger on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 01:42:29 PM PDT

  •  I'm getting dizzy (1+ / 0-)
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    All this spin is making my head hurt.

  •  A while back (0+ / 0-)

    there was a diary here about how and when to withdraw from Iraq, we were debating the meaning of words and phrases like "immediately", "begin to withdraw", all the usual stuff, but what struck me was how concerned some posters were about the equipment !
    I tried to argue that much of it is broken, was old to begin with and probably not worth worrying about.

    Now getting to my point, my fear is that the neo-con way of looking at this, is that all of the equipment IS there, at great cost, and when, if not now, . . . isn't it the perfect time to deal with Iran based on their "life is just one big balance sheet" view of things. This had not occurred to me until recently.

    "I had planned to buy that book The Power of Positive Thinking, then I realized, what good could that do?" author unknown

    by OrdinaryGal on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 01:54:37 PM PDT

  •  It's too late (1+ / 0-)
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    Carib and Ting

    Months ago, I argued for impeachment as the only way to stop what is presently happening.

    Those of you on the left who decided that impeachment wasn't a good political strategy, are to blame for what happens next.

    They will bomb Iran. A million people who are no threat to us and have not attacked us or even threatened to attack us, will be killed.

    The act of aggression will turn the world against us, and people will take to the streets here. And then comes the coup de grace for the republic. Bush will declare martial law and herd tens of thousands of people into military detention with no habeas corpus or any other kind of rights.

    Bush will install a full fledged police-state, as he has been preparing to do for almost two years.
    At that point, impeachment will be impossible. The domestic spying program and the Patriot Act will yield their fruit, and prominent people who oppose Bush will be railroaded into prison with manufactured evidence.

    Fred Thompson will be the next president, if there are any more elections.

  •  this isnt the drumbeat towards war with Iran (2+ / 0-)
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    mrgardon, Carib and Ting

    THIS, my the full orchestration!


    by KnotIookin on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 02:10:15 PM PDT

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