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The first statement by the U.N.'s new "nuclear watchdog" is "deja vu all over again."
Amano's view that 'evidence does not demonstrate Iran's intent to develop nuclear weaponry' is doubly surprising since he's Uncle Sam's favorite.
Perhaps "the Feds" are so spooked by the prospect of yet another war that they want some "third party" to downplay Iranian risk.
In addition to the human horror of the upcoming war on Iran - and the alienation of Iran's remarkably progressive people -- such belligerence would propel the price of gas price past $4.00 ("the breaking point") and perhaps beyond $5 or even $6.
Then, "the double dip."
And then -- speaking of deja vu -- it's The Great Depression all over. (The phrase, "The Great Depression," was coined to refer to the twenty year period book-ended by The Panic of 1873 and The Panic of 1893- http://en.wikipedia.org/
Concerning the planet's economic fragility, check out "The Big Lie: Wall Street has destroyed the wonder that was America." Penned by former Lehman Brothers' partner, Michael M. Thomas, "The Big Lie" is featured in the current edition of Newsweek: http://www.thedailybeast.com/
newsweek/2011/12/25/wall- street-has-destroyed-the- wonder-that-was-america.html
Have you seen "Why We Fight?"
The "hero" - and "keynote speaker" - is Dwight Eisenhower.
It's freely streamable at http://video.google.com/
Consider the following (year old) poll concerning Americans' willingness to wage war on Iran. (How long will it take to "manufacture consent" this time?) - http://www.lobelog.com/
cbsvanity-fair-poll-americans- don%E2%80%99t-want-war-with- iran/
On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 10:04 AM, C. C. wrote:
I agree with you, and I will vote for Paul.
If Israel (the US) does attack Iran, what's the real reason?
Would Arab unity, in solidarity with a muscular Iran, in the oil and waterway rich Middle East threaten the "national security" of an military-projectionist, oil-dependent failing economy in North America?