By Brian H. Appleton, California
U.S. escalating covert operations against Iran
U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush's funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing its leadership, according to a report in The New Yorker magazine published online on Sunday. -Comcast News
What a miserable little excuse for a human being Mr. Bush is. What gives him the right to attempt to destabilize the government of another country covertly with our tax payers money because they refuse to be his vassal state. He does not have the imagination or honesty or desire to make earnest attempts at peace in a win win style negotiation which would be beneficial to both sides...covert operations, sanctions and bombing are the only tools in his bag and he has badgered our Congress and the EU into going along with this by abusing the power of the office of President of the USA...backed by the corporate owned media who have become a de facto propaganda ministry.
When I wrote my Senator Feinstein to vote in favor of Kucinich's 35 articles of impeachment, she responded with a mealy mouthed statement about how impeachment would only further divide our nation. How is it in our great democracy that a President can routinely break the laws with impunity while an average citizen faces justice and jail time for the same? To me it is more embarrassing that the Congress does not have the courage to curb the abuse of the Executive Office than to admit to the world that we have a President who should be impeached.
Just as the sanctions only make the average citizens suffer and not the elite it is targeted at, so covert operations are just going to get a lot of people killed and solidify the position of those in power who can use unity against foreign interference and threat of imminent attack to overcome dissidence thus producing the exact opposite effect of what the US administration desires.
This is not the 1950's when Kermit Roosevelt bragged that it only cost him $60,000 to overthrow Mossadeg and reinstall the Shah. It will not happen that way again. Too many people fought and died in the revolution of 1979 and in the Iran-Iraq War to allow the re-establishment of a US puppet...Mr. Bush naively thought the Iraqis would welcome US intervention with open arms and now five years later it is a quagmire with no exit.
The idea of sanctions is that somehow if the people suffer enough they will overthrow their government. Would you the average middle class citizen try to overthrow your government if tomorrow Mr. Bush declared himself president for life for example? What would you do against the military and the police who have the keys to all the gun racks? Would you risk your life, limb and property to attempt the overthrow of your government? Don't ask other people to do what you haven't the courage to do yourself.
Why doesn't the President use the vast resources and energy of this nation to do good in the world instead of rain destruction on others to give us more of an upper hand over the third world than we already have?
As long as Americans and their leaders of this "Christian" nation think that an American life has more value than the life of a human being of any other nationality then there will be no peace.
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