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A Look At Iran

By on Jun 10, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

A briefing worth reading is IRAN : CONSEQUENCES OF A WAR So it goes… Read the online version, download as a printable pdf in English or German.

The BBC – Continuing to Disappoint..

By on Jun 5, 2006 in Politics | 3 comments

Just my luck. I visit the BBC web site today, cause somebody told me they’ve got an article about UK’s intelligence report about the July 7th London bombings… On the front page I find a link described as an article about about the ‘Osirak Anniversary’… An…ANNIVERSARY… Right. I go around the article, hoping to find a way to comment on this particular exhibition of British poor taste, and finally find a link that allows me … 500 characters…on the ‘question’ of whether or not the Zionists were right to bomb Osirak. Gosh, thank god for free speech. So I type this out: “Osirak – it’s in the past, and it’s done. What is more disturbing however, is the way the bombing, an act of aggression condemned by the United Nations, is being given an ‘anniversary’ and celebrated on the BBC’s...

Costs of War

By on May 26, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

“Even taking a conservative approach and assuming all U.S. troops return by 2010, we believe the true costs exceed a trillion dollars. Using the CBO’s projection of maintaining troops in Iraq through 2015, the true costs may exceed $2 trillion. In either case, the cost is much larger than the administration’s original estimate of $50-$60b. The costs estimated do not include those borne by other countries, either directly (military expenditures) or indirectly (the increased price of oil). Most importantly, we have not included the costs to Iraq, either in terms of destruction of infrastructure or the loss of lives.” This is from an interesting article in The Hindu – you can, and should read the rest here.

Off My Chest…

By on Jan 12, 2002 in Politics | 0 comments

I spoke to a girl online. She says she’s Israeli. She’s 17. Turns out she went there 11 years ago, from Kazahstan. I ask her what’s she’s doing there, in a strange land, helping fund the killing of a native population. She says it’s her land. She believes, or insists that the Jews are a *race*, that this is their land. That this is her land. I ask her if she doesn’t find it an over-riding coincidence that they speak a language unshared by any of their neighbors, that she does not speak Arabic, that she has come from elsewhere and is killing here. It’s on TV, too. Family coming from Eastern Europe, looking for a better life. Willing to become ‘settlers’ – essentially deciding that they’ll seek a better-life on the front lines of a war. It’s insane. This is not what we’re here for, this cannot be what we are...

From The Mouths of Boxers…?

By on Dec 19, 2001 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

Saw some of the new Muhammad Ali movie….and this is a direct quote from the script. I have no idea if Muhammad Ali ever said exactly this, but judging from what I’ve heard him say when confronted by reporters recently at the so-called Ground Zero of the former WTC, I wouldn’t be surprised. The man seems to have a way with words. Check this out. This is obviously in relation to the Vietnam War, which he wanted nothing to do with. “I ain’t burning no flag, and I ain’t running to Canada. I’m staying right here. You wanna send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead. I’ve been in jail for 400 years, I can be there for 4 or 5 more…but I ain’t going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people! If I wanna die, I’ll die right here, right now…fighting you – if I wanna die. You my enemy, not no Chinese, no...

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