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CGowen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 11:44 AM
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Gary Hart: Unsolicited Advice to the Government of Iran
Presuming that you are not actually ignorant enough to desire war with the United States, you might be well advised to read the history of the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor in 1898 and the history of the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964.

Having done so, you will surely recognize that Americans are reluctant to go to war unless attacked. Until Pearl Harbor, we were even reluctant to get involved in World War II. For historians of American wars the question is whether we provoke provocations.

Given the unilateral U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, you are obviously thinking the rules have changed. Provocation is no longer required to take America to war. But even in this instance, we were led to believe that the mass murderer of American civilians, Osama bin Laden, was lurking, literally or figuratively, in the vicinity of Baghdad.

Given all this, you would probably be well advised to keep your forces, including clandestine forces, as far away from the Iraqi border as you can. You might even consider bringing in some neighbors to verify that you are not shipping arms next door. Tone down the rhetoric on Zionism. You've established your credentials with those in your world who thrive on that.


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FreepFryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 12:08 PM
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1. The Maine and the Gulf of Tonkin? He's telling Iran we'll 'false flag' to force them into war. (nt)
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CGowen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-07 01:42 PM
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2. that's how things are done....n/t
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-28-07 01:47 PM
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5. No he is not.
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CGowen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-28-07 04:48 AM
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3. kick n/t
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-28-07 01:45 PM
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4. Your headline was accurate and therefore uninteresting; Unfortunately his was inaccurate
Edited on Fri Sep-28-07 01:47 PM by Flabbergasted
but exactly what DUers look for. Too bad.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-28-07 04:11 PM
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6. kick
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