Bush’s Next Move???

In listening to the President, you can just tell he’s itching to start a fight with Iran. Looks like he’s getting his pieces in order this time though. The fact that I’m not surprised by this, almost worries me. And if you read the comments at the end of the article, I’m not alone in my thinking either.
Article I found on Common Dreams yesterday:

Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike a Key Option, NATO Told
by Ian Traynor
Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 by The Guardian/UK
The west must be ready to resort to a pre-emptive nuclear attack to try to halt the “imminent” spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, according to a radical manifesto for a new NATO by five of the west’s most senior military officers and strategists.
The five commanders argue that the west’s values and way of life are under threat, but the west is struggling to summon the will to defend them. The key threats are:

  • Political fanaticism and religious fundamentalism.
  • The “dark side” of globalization, meaning international terrorism, organized crime and the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Climate change and energy security, entailing a contest for resources and potential “environmental” migration on a mass scale.
  • The weakening of the nation state as well as of organisations such as the UN, NATO and the EU.

To prevail, the generals call for an overhaul of NATO decision-taking methods, a new “directorate” of US, European and NATO leaders to respond rapidly to crises, and an end to EU “obstruction” of and rivalry with NATO. Among the most radical changes demanded are:

  • A shift from consensus decision-taking in NATO bodies to majority voting, meaning faster action through an end to national vetoes.
  • The abolition of national caveats in NATO operations of the kind that plague the Afghan campaign.
  • No role in decision-taking on NATO operations for alliance members who are not taking part in the operations.
  • The use of force without UN security council authorization when “immediate action is needed to protect large numbers of human beings”.

Read the full article here.


~ by swfreedomlover on January 23, 2008.

4 Responses to “Bush’s Next Move???”

  1. Our way of life IS under threat…..by us…

  2. I hear that, Jalestra! You really have to wonder what’s in the water that few people realize this.

  3. In an ideal world (albeit one that still needed NATO), all but the last of the changes would probably be a great thing.

  4. (Rolls eyes here) These Generals must be jacking off big time! They have their penises out and aimed at Iran. If it wasn’t so sad and so real I’d be laughing. Get the load out boys, you’ll feel better. And mind your own business. Other Countries should be allowed to rule themselves, they don’t need your help.

    As for NATO, while I may not agree with them on everything, I hope they continue to put a kink in your climax!

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