Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pakistan unmanned airplane attack by US


The airstrike is thought to have been carried out inside the Mohmand tribal agency. "There was an attack by a spy plane close to the Afghan border but we don't have information about casualties or damage," the unnamed Pakistani government said.

also more snippets:

Abu Sulayman Jazairi, a senior Algerian operative for al Qaeda’s central organization, along with 13 associates, was killed in an airstrike against a Taliban and al Qaeda safe house in the town of Damadola in Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal agency on May 14. Jazairi is described as a senior trainer, an explosives expert, and an operational commander tasked with planning attacks on the West.

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These are interesting new developments, where the US is now using every means available to hit Al Queda in Pakistan - where Al Queda was safe from US attacks in the past.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Iran and the evil question.


I think it would not be wise to assume that Iran is evil, although one can potentially think about the ramifications of some portion of the leadership being evil.


Is it wise to think of a country as evil.


What would the ramifications be if we knew that leader xyz in Iran has the potential of becoming Hitler II?

When would we know that is the case?

Would the US compromise it's integrity and this if assuming evil and what can the US truly do about it?



It is my assertion that unless a true smoking gun can be found, evil can only be combated in a reactionary method.

I.e. after some event happens, then we can go into action. That is how democracies work.


So, the problem and the million dollar question is: What if Hitler II (wherever he is) obtains nukes and uses them?

unless we see a smoking gun with definite proof, we can only react.


So, the unfortunate fact is that we are destined to get hit by a nuke - some time from now.

It would be ironic? and I can hear the rhetoric now:


We used the atomic bomb in Nagasaki and Hiroshima - thus it is only fitting that the great satan (USA) receives it's own medicine.

Innocent people? are there any innocent people in the mind of the megalomaniac?

Sunday, June 08, 2008

What should the headline be:

Iran and the problem of Evil

Or is Iran evil? And if so what can we do about it?


I think that the article by Michael Ledeen is a good article, I like this part especially:

How could Western leaders, let alone the victims, be blamed for failing to see something that was almost totally new – systematic mass murder on a vast scale, and a threat to civilization itself? Never before had there been such an organized campaign to destroy an entire "race," and it was therefore almost impossible to see it coming, or even to recognize it as it got under way

(He was talking about Nazi Germany and Hitler)

But the historical introspection should be given more insight.

Is Iran evil? How can we tell?

If it is evil then what can we do about it without going against our peaceful principles?

Sort of like precognition with crime, if you could tell there would be a crime before it happened what could you do about it? And how sure are you?


Unfortunately if an entity is truly evil they will use all positions to further their cause.


The main reason for calling Iran evil is Ahmadinejad's call to erase Israel.


Is it evil to erase another country if the two countries are based on religious beliefs? The Iranian population is primarily of Islamic religious beliefs - If the leadership of Iran supports their reasoning with religious beliefs and the belief is to erase Israel.

Is that evil or just another religion?

Friday, June 06, 2008

This is the worry of the US:

The point when they get that bomb will be the point of no return. Iran's nuclear bomb will be the terrorists' nuclear bomb-- and they can make 9/11 look like child's play.

All the options that are on the table right now will be swept off the table forever. Our choices will be to give in to whatever the terrorists demand-- however outrageous those demands might be-- or to risk seeing American cities start disappearing in radioactive mushroom clouds.
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From Thomas Sowell

The US worry is real, and the Iranian need to develop the Nuclear bomb has many legitimate regional and power reasons (just like Hitler had legitimate reasons to rebuild Germany after the debilitating WW1 impositions by the Allies.



The big question is - Is there a third way?
Cyberfaith has an Iranian pre-Olympic post - Iran won in a warm-up game.



Scroll down some more, and you will see Iranian women in various places (outside of the main stream media looks).


Also interesting a blog entry about the disputed Persian islands:

Iranian government repeatedly announced there is not any compromise about the territorial integrity

With the powerful leadership of Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf region, Lesser Tunb, greater Tunb and Abu Mousa will remain inseparable parts of Iran; never to be removed off the country.
By grudgingly misuse of the friendly and peaceful approach of Iranian government toward the issue of triple Islands, state of UAE showed it needs more harsh and cutting reaction despite of being warned so many times from Iran.
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Apparently UAE is making a bid for them, and Iran is not having any of it.

I wonder what the Presidential campaigns position is on this topic?


And most interesting: a caption of a picture (Protesting Iranian holding up the slogan: "Great Persia including UAE under the flag of Islamic Republic of Iran")

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Border disputes are how wars are typically are launched.

Remember the Saddam Kuwait invasion? Started because of an Oil border dispute. (Iraq was drilling across the border)
I have added some more links (Iranian) cleaned some items up and added the donate link.

Unfortunately I have recently been laid off so I will work a little on the Blogging in between checking out ads.

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