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Sun Sep 2, 2012, 11:59 PM

If Bombing of Iran Begins..Public Event 4:30pm until 6:00pm Pedestrian footbridge over 35W just so

Pedestrian footbridge over 35W just south of Minneapoli s (cross street of the frontage road on east side of 35 W is near 24th)


There are many mainstream media reports speculating that Israel (or Israel and the US ) will launch a synchronized bombing and cyber attack on Iran sometime in the upcoming weeks. Yesterday, leaked information of "Bibi's Secret Plan" for such a war was published: http:// original.antiwar.com/ richard-silverstein/2012/ 08/15/ bibis-secret-war-plan/. Obviously national security and US military experts are very worried about the prospect of beginning this even more catastrophic war than the prior US wars on Iraq ,
Afghanistan and Libya and some think there is at least a 50% chance of this happening before US presidential elections. Therefore it would seem wise to have an emergency anti-war demonstration already planned if/when such "October Surprise" bombing should break out. If you live in the Twin Cities MN area, please volunteer to come hold "Don't Bomb Iran " banners in this perfectly legal "freeway blogger" location (that is highly strategic in terms of viewability) as an emergency response if the worst should occur.

If you don't live near the Twin Cities, consider planning a similar emergency response to this new catastrophic war.

The bannering would begin at 4:30 pm on the day that bombing starts or if bombing starts after 4:30 pm, then it would be held the following day.

Also depending upon what happens, we might hold a practice vigil (to plan for the worst as they say in national security jargon). Here is a video (http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=rHMh1B_apXc ) of what "We'll Banner a Warning" looked like and I will also post some photos of similar bannering efforts back in 2007-2008 when the US under Bush-Cheney came so close to going to war on Iran. More info of 2007 effort at: http:// www.huffingtonpost.com/ coleen-rowley/ no-halloween-hoax-just-a-_b _70092.html

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Reply If Bombing of Iran Begins..Public Event 4:30pm until 6:00pm Pedestrian footbridge over 35W just so (Original post)
annm4peace Sep 2012 OP
BlueStreak Sep 2012 #1
Lydia Leftcoast Sep 2012 #2
BlueStreak Sep 2012 #3
annm4peace Sep 2012 #5
Mnpaul Sep 2012 #4
bjb Sep 2012 #6

Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 12:32 AM

1. I don't understand the "October surprise" part of this

I have frequently heard about this as an "October surprise". Considering that the people saying this are usually from the left, I assume the idea is that this would hurt Obama. I don't follow that.

If Israel takes unilateral action, that may serve to focus the election debate on foreign policy, but I don't see how this works against Obama. Obama will have to play the hawk, but he has done that all along.

If there is some kind of a joint operation between Israel and the US, this could only happen with Obama's agreement, and Obama could sell that as necessary for the security of the US. Liberals might be unhappy with that, but that would BOOST Obama's numbers in the near term. If the operation lingered on or threatened to turn into a bigger war, that could certainly work against Obama, but that would be long after the election.

So somebody, please explain to me how this could work in Romney's favor.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 10:36 AM

2. Obama's reelection isn't the point in this case

The point is that Iran is no threat to the U.S., that Israel is getting upset about the rhetoric of one nutcase who doesn't have any real decision-making power, and that Iran could actually mount a credible defense. Iran has not sponsored the suicide bombers, and its development of nukes is perfectly understandable when you consider that it is surrounded by U.S. military forces on all sides. Literally.

Bombing of Iran (especially if the U.S. participated) would bring justifiable worldwide condemnation.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 02:02 PM

3. Then how would that become an "October Surprise"?

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 11:40 PM

5. thank you

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and I'm glad you understand.


It isn't about whether it would hurt or harm Obama. (i had to edit my post and sorry I didn't catch it sooner).

Thsi isn't about elections it is about the destruction of our future. How many children, fathers, mothers do we have to kill?
How much oil and gas do we have to waste on destruction.

How many lands do we have to pollute?

when will the politicians see the threat we need to look at is our climate change ?

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Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 10:29 PM

4. I think this would be a disaster for Obama

and doubt he would go along with it.

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Response to Mnpaul (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:28 AM

6. Not only would this be a disaater for Obama

but for the entire world! Makes me ill to even consider it.

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