Bush Has An Itchy ‘Trigger Finger’

He may hail from Texas, but he ain’t no cowboy – contrary to what he would believe. I’ve been saying it for quite a while now……….bush is just ‘itching’ to push that button and drop a nuke on Iran. Every time someone from his administration opens their mouths lately all you hear is how Iran this and Iran that.

Well, no one is perfect, and considering how bush lied his way into Iraq, he has brass balls to get all high and mighty because Iraq’s neighbor, Iran, wants to lend a hand in chasing out the occupiers (the U.S.).

It’s one thing to help free a nation froma dictatorship, it’s quite another when in doing so you also try to enforce your culture and beliefs on the people you tried to free. The Religious factions need to work out their differences, that’s for sure. It’s one reason I have no use or respect for religion…..but that’s another posting altogether.

Back to the subject on my mind though. It seems to me that bush and company are doing everything possible to ensure a nuclear war, in the near future. I no longer wonder IF, but WHEN. I have no doubt he will try to push this before the election. Nothing would please him more than to find a way to halt the elections, declare martial law, and annoit himself “king”….or rather “dictator” george.

Two articles recently from Common Dreams discuss bush’s obsession with nukes. The first one is about the talks with North Korea over their nuclear weapons. Washington, of course, is trying to link North Korea to the “covert” nuclear reactor in Syria. The Israeli’s bombed that site recently.

Is US Trying To Force Nuke Standoff?

by Christiane Amanpour

U.S. claims that North Korea may have assisted in developing a covert nuclear reactor in Syria could be a bid by White House hardliners to derail talks with Pyongyang and force confrontation, says CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

The network’s chief international correspondent, who spoke with Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator in a recent trip to the secretive Stalinist country, said the timing of the claims could be significant as U.S.-North Korea relations reach a key stage.

“The question now amongst the community watching these negotiations, is why has this Syria-Israel situation been made public by elements in the United States right now?” Amanpour says.

Senior U.S. intelligence officials said the Syria reactor was months away from functioning for “non-peaceful purposes” when it was destroyed in an Israeli bombing raid last year. The White House on Thursday released video and graphics of the site, accusing North Korea of involvement.

“We have long been seriously concerned about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and its proliferation activities,” a White House statement said. “North Korea’s clandestine nuclear cooperation with Syria is a dangerous manifestation of those activities.”

Amanpour says the new claims could just be an attempt by the United States to ratchet up pressure on North Korea amid international efforts to disable the country’s Yongbyon nuclear reactor and account for its plutonium stockpile.

Pyongyang has always insisted Yongbyon is being used for peaceful purposes, refuting Western claims it is pursuing a nuclear weapons program. It says it is willing to cooperate with a denuclearization program in return for Western aid.

However Amanpour says the latest U.S. claims could be an attempt at exacerbating relations with North Korea and reviving tensions that have previously triggered threats of possible military action from both sides.

© 2008 CNN

Read the FULL STORY here.

The second story is about Iran, of course.

Obliterate Them!
Of rattlesnakes and dogs

by Andrew Wimmer

There is a Persian proverb that says, “Esfahān nesf-e jahān ast” or “Esfahan is half the world.”

And there is the American zeitgeist that says, “Obliterate them.”

Esfahan is a modern Iranian metropolis of three and half million people. Situated at an ancient crossroads, Esfahan has embraced the great ebb and flow of human existence for more than ten centuries. Once one of the largest cities in the world, and more than once the capital of Persia, it is renowned for its Islamic architecture, with beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets.

Esfahan is also home to Iran’s largest nuclear reactor. Its university houses the country’s nuclear research program. Enough said.

“U.S. Weighing Readiness for Military Action Against Iran,” the Washington Post headline read on Friday. At a Pentagon news conference Friday afternoon, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair, Admiral Michael Mullen, said that the United States was considering “potential military courses of action” against Iran, and pointing to reserve capabilities in the Navy and Air Force said, “it would be a mistake to think that we are out of combat capability.”

~snip~

The crude reality is that our weapons of mass destruction, both nuclear and conventional, are prepared for an assault on Iran. Our warships are in the gulf. Our planes are on standby. And all of this is consummate human folly.

Some who are knowledgeable say that nothing save pure dumb luck can change the course upon which the United States government and its military have embarked.

Read the FULL STORY here.

How any sane person could even contemplate a nuclear weapon today is beyond my comprehension. We know the devastation it will cause, we know the destruction it will cause, and we know the consequences of ill health, radiation poisoning, birth defects, etc that will continue for decades and decades after the last bomb is dropped. The radiation will not limit itself to the target area, it will be swept on the winds to other areas and countries decades later too.

Do you want that on your conscience? We need to start telling our representatives that they need to move to remove this maniac and maniacal administration from office, and fast!

Call the Congressional switchboard and tell your representative that you are against any further agression. Tell them you are appalled they are even considering such action. Tell them that they work for “We The People” and it’s OUR taxes that pay their salary, that makes US their boss.

US Congressional Switchboard Toll-free Numbers

1-800-833-6354

1-866-340-9281

1-877-762-8762

1-866-808-0065

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~ by swfreedomlover on April 28, 2008.

2 Responses to “Bush Has An Itchy ‘Trigger Finger’”

  1. This is an awesome piece. Thanks for writing the numbers down so we can call easily! I appreciate the time it took you to track them down.

  2. ROFLMAO…………….thanks to a little birdy who gave me the directions for finding them…………..ROFLMAO

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