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George W. Bush is WWIII
Observations from the Edge
Robert T. Nanninga
October 18, 2007
Over and over I watched a YouTube clip of President Bush threatening to start WWIII if Iran — the third point in his axis of evil — was not bombed into submission. Hardly masking any pretense of rational thought he invoked key Israeli talking points in the ongoing battle to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear generation technology.
What team Bush isn't saying and the mainstream media is not reporting is that Iran is a signatory of the Non Proliferation Treaty, and is thereby entitled to develop a nuclear power strategy. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which regularly performs inspections in Iran, has verified its nuclear program responds to civil use and all declared nuclear materials have been accounted for.
According to IAEA Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Iran has provided the Agency with information and access needed to resolve a number of long outstanding issues, such as the scope and nature of past plutonium experiments. On Sept. 7, ElBaradei argued against military action, saying: "We have not seen any weaponization of their program, nor have we received any information to that effect — no smoking gun or information from intelligence."
China and Russia, who do not see Iran as a threat, trust and respect the conclusions of the IAEA. Other nations not buying into the Bush propaganda include Japan, India, Mexico, and those of Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and Asia.
Of the United Nations Security Council membership, only the USA, France and Great Britain consider Iran a threat.
You would think I would get use to Dubya's Strangelovian moments. I don't. Blatant in his absolute disregard for common sense and public opinion, simple-minded saber rattling is expected from Washington and George Bush's America.
If there is to be a third world war, the United States and it's coalition of the unwilling will find itself outnumbered, out gunned, and out financed. The US is indebted to China, which currently holds over $1 trillion in dollar denominated assets, $330 billion of which are U.S. Treasury notes.
Under the cover of "preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and dominating the region." Mr. Bush is seeking to expand his war on rationality. Once again ignoring reality based diplomacy the U.S. State Department seems hellbent on further destabilizing the Persian gulf region in order to access dwindling oil reserves.
Having already broke the bank with the destruction and occupation of Iraq, the US can't afford a war with Iran, let alone the rest of the world. If Boy Blunder is allowed to continue on his current course of action, Dubya's WWIII will result in the undoing of the US of A.
George W. Bush's war of terror is a fight Californians should not be involved in. As the cradle of the nuclear industry, and a state powered with nuclear generation for decades, denying others access to the same technologies would be hypocritical of the people of California.
Team Bush is on the wrong side of history.