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Widespread protests and warnings after nuclear attack plans against Iran revealed


There has been widespread reactions and protests after recent revelations by New Yorker Magazine’s Seymour Hersh that the Bush Administration has been drawing up plans to use nuclear bunker-buster weapons against Iran (see THE IRAN PLANS). Following are some of the articles published in the press and on the internet.


Nuking Iran: Jorge Hirsch interviewed by Foaad Khosmood
Foaad Khosmood: In the April 17 issue of New Yorker Magazine Seymour Hersh has an eye-opening piece that quotes Administration insiders who suggest nuclear war with Iran is a serious option. You had written back in October of 2005 that "The strategic decision by the United States to nuke Iran was probably made long ago." What led you to that conclusion at that time? What do you think of the Hersh piece?
Cindy Sheehan: Don't Attack Iran
Over 2000 thousand dead soldiers, billions of wasted dollars, thousands of maimed young people, innocent Iraqis dead by the hundreds of thousands, still no consistent electricity or clean water in their country, later, and this swaggering imbecile of a "leaker in chief" has the nerve to be trying to sell all of us on a new war in Iran. -Cindy Sheehan, Common Dreams
Who, or What, Will Stop Bush’s Military Attack on Iran?
Recent articles in the Daily Telegraph in England and the Washington Post and New Yorker reinforce the speculation that the Bush Administration will launch a military attack on Iran. Although leading Administration officials from Bush to Secretary of State Rice to UN Ambassador Bolton insist that they are pursuing a diplomatic route to preventing a nuclear Iran, the military “option” remains at the core of the preemptive strikes consistently favored by this rogue Administration. -Fran Shor, Common Dreams
Jesse Jackson: Stop Bush Before he Attacks Iran
Here we go again. The administration says ''regime change'' is needed. Warnings are issued about the threat posed by the ''madman'' who leads the oil-rich country. Alarming intelligence estimates are leaked about nuclear weapons programs. The vice president warns ''monumental consequences'' if the alleged efforts to develop nuclear weapons are continued. Neoconservatives call for military action. -Jesse Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times
Rice Tells the Gospel Truth on Iran
Last week, Secretary of State Condi Rice acknowledged in a common-sense sort of way that the Bush administration may have made a tactical mistake or two — OK, thousands of tactical mistakes — in its occupation of Iraq. -Jay Bookman, Common Dreams
Democracy Be Damned - Republicans Need Another War
George W. Bush is at it again. This time, reports Sy Hersh in The New Yorker, it'll be Iran. (Those of us who guessed it would have been Syria first apparently underestimated his hubris.) And this time he wants to be able to use nukes. -Thom Hartmann, Common Dreams
The Human Costs of Bombing Iran
George Bush didn’t exactly deny Seymour Hersh’s report in The New Yorker that the Administration is considering using tactical nuclear weapons against Iran. -Progressive
Pre-emptive Genocide?
The foxy neo-cons, with fangs out for a kill, have outwitted the world. After 27 years of violating the bi-lateral Algiers Agreement, finding itself in a quagmire in Iraq, the United decided to bring on board other countries to attack Iran, or at the very least, have their blessings. -Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Bush's Insane First Strike Policy
By the mere act of contingency planning for the first use of nuclear weapons, the Bush administration has guaranteed that not just Iran, but probably many other nations that see themselves as remotely threatened by the U.S., will seek to obtain either nuclear weapons, or some other similarly catastrophic weapon for the purpose of resisting such nuclear blackmail. -Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch
If Ever There Was A Nation Not to Drive to Extremes, it is Iran
The US and Britain are goading Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, while Blair's jihadist rhetoric is inciting a fourth crusade -Guardian
Campaign 2006: The Iran Strategy
“Fool me once,” said President Bush in 2002, “shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” We all know what he meant: Fool me twice, shame on me. -Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research
No Body Believes a Liar: The Boy President Who Cried, "Wolf"
Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" When the villagers came to help the boy who cried, "Wolf," the boy laughed. He had been bored. "WMD! WMD! Saddam has WMD!" -Missy Beattie, Counterpunch
WILL US NUKE IRAN? New video highlights the threat
In a newly released video, titled "Will America use nuclear weapons in a military showdown with Iran?", Dr Jeorge Hirsch, Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego, compellingly draws the attention of the international community to the threats and dangers of a US nuclear attack on Iran. -CASMII

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