“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Shock and Awe
by Gary Corseri
"They told us it would be over soon;
They told us it would save our lives.
But our children’s eyes hardened like peach pits.
More years passed than our youth.
They told us we needed more and more—
More cars, more “house,” more lovers, more money.
And we followed like rats on a treadmill
Cascading through a labyrinth.
We could not remember the unpronounceable names
Of battlefields, special ops, psy ops—the droned lands.
They told us we killed far more of their fathers.
And we rubbed that balm like salt in our wounds.
They cloaked themselves in our gory flag.
They went to our games, ate hot dogs… cheered!
Our warriors shone in their feral eyes.
They consoled us and wept with us, dribbling lies.
They told us we needed more and more,
Then shipped our livelihoods elsewhere."
Shock and Awe | Dissident Voice
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Is there still hope to stop all the NeoCon policies of Obomber and the killing?
RAND Corporation warns against striking Iran
A follow up on this 17 Feb 2012 news .... this one with date 17 May 2012
" the option to strike Iran is not just available, but it's ready. The necessary planning has been done to ensure that it's ready," said U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro on Tuesday.
Plans to strike Iran ready, says U.S. Israel envoy | Reuters
Iran will not relinquish one iota of its nuclear rights: Jalili - Tehran TimesIran will not relinquish one iota of its nuclear rights: Jalili
kudos for standing firm
that happens quite frequently to iran, it seems
they did not say they refused to negotiate
in fact they have agreed to participate in negotiations
but iran has put the 5+1 on notice that it will not concede its right to develop nuclear capacity as a sovereign nation
and that is a very rational stance
what is unrational is the US being pushed into assaulting a peaceful nation, one without nuclear armaments, and one which has signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty
and that pushing is being orchestrated by an aggressively militant country which possesses a nuclear arsenal, but which refuses to agree to the provisions of the NPT