Monday, March 2, 2009

I-Rainy Days

For all the talk of 'we're willing to negotiate, we aren't cowboy bullies like the ignorant hick Bush, an opened hand is better than a clenched fist,' etc. that took up the entirety of the very small amount of time that was spent discussing foreign policy during the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, the lack of attention paid to this item is shameful:
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is "Doubtful" That Iran will respond to offers of engagement, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Clinton had told her counterpart from the United Arab Emirates that the United States was under "No illusion" Over Iran. "She (Clinton) said she is doubtful that Iran will respond to any kind of engagement and opening the hand out and reaching out to them," Said the official, who was speaking on the sidelines of an international donors conference for Gaza where Clinton held a series of bilateral meetings. (Reuters)
Of course it was published by Israel News. Why is it that so many news stories concerning international events that affect the United States are covered not by U.S. papers and news outlets, but by the Times UK and other foreign English-language papers?

By the way, Bush officials met with their Iranian counterparts 28 times. But hey, why let facts spoil a convenient narrative?

Meanwhile, Iran likely has enough material to make a nuclear weapon, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen told CNN's John King Sunday. There's nothing else of note in that blurb, though CNN mentioning it at all is noteworthy. The comments are interesting too:
These hawkish pigs should leave Iran alone, and get out of Iraq and Iran.

If any country should have to destroy its nuclear arsenal, it shourld be the Neo-Nazis in Israel.

They're the source of war crimes, bloodshed and the nurder of millions of women and children.
Yes, those Jewish neo-Nazis, aggressively withdrawing from Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, leaving themselves with a massive plot of land about the size of your neighborhood Costco.
The same day Robert gates says iran DOE NOT have nuclear tech. CNN and the fascist douche bags say iran does. Who is trying to spin out a war cnn?
CNN trying to spin a war? Someone doesn't watch the same CNN I do.
More one sided stories from CNN, run by zionists.
Enough said.
I have "stuff" to make an apple pie, but it doesn't mean I'm going to do it. In fact, I probably don't even like apple pie.
Ha! Fun analogy. Let's continue it, shall we? All your life, you have screamed and shouted about how you want to have pie in your stomach! It is even written on your birth certificate. You tell all your kids about how some day, you will all have pie in your stomachs! Finally you assemble all the ingredients for pie-making. Will you not make a pie?

IDIOT! Iran's stated goal is the destruction of Israel. A nuclear weapon not only gives Iran massive leverage, it would allow them to destroy Israel if it chose to do so. So they're assembling the ingredients for nuke-making, and they're not going to make a nuke? Who are these people, and how can they possibly justify thinking this way?
Ok, here are the facts:

1. Iran will eventually, if not already, have nuclear capability.

2. There is nothing that the U.S. or the rest of the world can do about this.

3. There is no justifications for keeping Iran from accuriring nucldear technology and use of nuclear energy.
OK, here are the facts:

1. Iran has a shitload of oil.

2. Nevertheless, Iran imports a shitload of gasoline.

3. If Iran was worried about energy production, they could build some damn refineries.

4. Thus, their acquisition of nuclear material has absolutely nothing to do with nuclear energy and everything to do with their desire to control the Middle East and ultimately destroy Israel.