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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:11 PM
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White House moving toward Iran attack
http://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?sid=265253

U.S. President George W. Bush is likely to launch a military attack on Iran before leaving office, a respected London newspaper has reported.

The Guardian reported Monday there was a distinct shift in debate in the White House over options dealing with Iran, following an internal review involving the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department over the past month.

The Guardian quotes a well-placed source in Washington as saying, "Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo."

The Bush administration believes Iran is developing a nuclear weapons program. Vice President Dick Cheney is reported as leading the charge for military action, but is being resisted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
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Kuwait and Bahrain are prepared are you???
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:15 PM
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1. never have I ever felt soooo abandoned by my party
If congress doesn't stand up to Smirk on attacking Iran, I'm OUT of this party and need to find a way out of this country.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:18 PM
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2. You are not alone. Many of us feel this way.
If the Dems allow it, I have no country.
That is clear to me.
BHN
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 12:33 AM
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11. I wonder how the fillabuster is going
They know Americans want out now
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 02:36 AM
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12. 97-0 Says They Listen to AIPAC and Nobody Else
Wanna bet that all those NSA intercepts went straight to AIPAC?

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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 02:37 AM
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13. BOO!
The scary AIPAC boogeyman. :eyes:
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:12 AM
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14. How can you have a war when most of your population
doesn't want to fight it???

Your going to fail
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:22 PM
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3. The reasoning is just Madness since Israel is going to then
we will...because we will be involved anyway

Boggles my freakin mind
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:29 PM
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4. Kicking because this IS the ISSUE of the hour.
Think these people will not do it?
Think again.

BHN
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:31 PM
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10. I hope Reid gets his vote
keep my fingers crossed
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:31 PM
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5. I don't *think* so, a-hole/Shrub!!1 n/t
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:33 PM
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6. Iran has declared Economic war already
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20070716-11...

LONDON – Iran, locked in a row with Washington over its atomic work, wants to maximise oil export revenue in non-U.S. dollar currencies while the dollar stays weak, a top Iranian oil official told Reuters on Monday.

Hojjatollah Ghanimifard, international affairs director of the state-owned National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), also confirmed that Tehran has asked customers in Japan to pay for their crude oil in yen instead of dollars.


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“As long as the dollar is weak, the best decision is for us to move away from it – and we will want as much revenue as possible in non-U.S. dollar currencies,” Ghanimifard said.

For the past 18 months – as the United States leads efforts to isolate Tehran for its nuclear programme – the world's fourth biggest oil exporter has done just that.

“This is not a political gesture,” said the NIOC official. “We're losing our purchasing power if we stick with the dollar.”

NIOC is now asking customers in Japan – all of whom previously bought Iranian oil in dollars – to open letters of credit in yen, the official said. The state oil company will also issue its invoices in the Japanese currency.
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A wakeup call to Japan
the message from Iran
You will pay more for oil here and we hope you know where you get it from
BIG HINT HINT
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:34 PM
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7. I hope the men in the white coats with the straightjackets are standing by..........
for the two madmen. The is nothing more dangerous than a desperate dick!!
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necso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:36 PM
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8. I strongly suspect this to be the case.
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 09:37 PM by necso
The misadministration's "negotiating" position has been: stop enrichment (ie, agree to their terms in advance) -- then there can be "negotiations".

The neocons' plan is (has been) to set things in motion that we'll have to deal with for decades -- whether we're willing/able to or not.

It's sheer lunacy -- and treason. (Cheney has got to go.)

...

And let me caution the various parties involved: sooner or later there'll be legal consequences for those who have conspired in -- or aided and abetted -- these crimes; all the more so, if further crimes are committed.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:39 PM
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9. I agree they will have to pay the price those who support
this attack
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earthboundmisfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:23 AM
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15. This'll piss them off, then:
Iran Agrees to UN Nuclear Inspection
By George Jahn
The Associated Press

Friday 13 July 2007

U.N. nuclear inspectors banned earlier this year by Iran from visiting a heavy water reactor will now be allowed to inspect it before the end of July, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday.

In a further sign of compromise, the IAEA said the country also agreed to answer questions on past experiments that the international community fears could be linked to a weapons program...

more at link: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/071307C.shtml{/a ]
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:32 AM
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16. Yes! That will work (to stop decid'Herr bu$che) has well as ...
it worked (to stop decid'Herr bu$che) in Iraq!

NOT
:grr:
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:44 AM
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17. My guess is if it happens it will be BEFORE Congress returns from August Recess...
That would be the optimum time to head off Congressional opposition and ensure we will be staying in Iraq for an extended period of time(which will allow for forced privatization of Iraqi oil and delivery to the Oil Companies).
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