Thursday, July 12, 2007

Let's Drop Some Bombs On Somebody. Iran Perchance?

Why attack Iran? War hawks in Washington are having trouble answering that question. Even their dire warnings about Iran's nuclear program have not been enough to alarm Americans already weary of Middle East conflicts.

Now the war drums have taken on a different tone. The Bush administration is testing a new rationale for attacking Iran: We must strike because Iranians are killing our soldiers in Iraq.

This is not simply a charge made by one state against another in the hope that a misguided policy will be changed. It is also part of a calculated effort to find an argument for bombing Iran that Americans will accept.

The politically ambidextrous Senator Joseph Lieberman..........Guardian.

Yes let us not forget Lieberman's constant pimping for global disaster, that little shite can't see further than the pubic hair on neocon cock.

“If we start military operations against Iran alone, then Europe and the US will support us,” Lieberman told Army Radio following a meeting earlier in the week with NATO and European Union officials.......... more

Now do the US and Israel plan to fine tune the Geneva Convention before or after they bomb Iran? For what notice they take of it they may as well leave it as it stands.

The Geneva Convention on armed conflict and the 100 year-old Hague Rules on war need to be "fine tuned" to meet the challenges posed by 21st century asymmetrical warfare, Israeli and American experts said during a conference in Herzliya on Monday. more

I ran a previous article highlighting the difficulties of trying to achieve effective bombing of underground installations.
If and when the first bomb hits there are going to be one helluva lot of SUV's for sale and a whole lot more of people out of a job, the knock on effect don't bear thinking about.

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