Abramoff Euphoria Already Deflated by Fears of Attack on Iran
01.05.2006 07:55 | DISPATCHES
Nobody can ruin your day like Wayne Madsen:
"Intelligence and military sources in the United States and abroad are reporting on various factors that indicate a U.S. military hit on Iranian nuclear and military installations, that may involve tactical nuclear weapons [Editor's italics], is in the final stages of preparation. Likely targets for saturation bombing are the Bushehr nuclear power plant (where Russian and other foreign national technicians are present [Yikes! --Editor). . ."
After reeling off a list of other nuclear production facilities that might be attacked, Madsen writes:
"Secondary targets would include civilian airports, radio and TV installations, telecommunications centers, government buildings, conventional power plants, highways and bridges, and rail lines."
Perhaps even scarier than Madsen's piece is "Nuclear War Against Iran" by Michel Chossudovsky of GlobalResearch.ca. Check out the following standalone statement:
"No dissenting political voices have emerged from within the European Union."
Say what? 9/11 Truth Movement pioneer Chossudovsky is nothing if not cutting-edge, but he provides no sources for some of his most startling claims. It's up to us to keep the facts from bearing out the truth of his claims.
In the coming weeks, we need to "frame":
- That there other ways of dealing with countries developing nuclear weapons than attacking them.
- That just because nuclear weapons can be made manageable does not make them okay.
I suspect most Americans think that, after Iraq, the administration wouldn't dare. But, as the president himself once said, "Fool me once, shame on--shame on you. Fool me--you can't get fooled again."
(In the interim, call your congresspersons, even if you're stuck with a hawk like Hillary.)