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Monday, September 3, 2007

UK Press: Will Bush Bomb Iran?

Here is a photo of downtown Ocean Beach, one of Fire Island's largest communities. OB is an incorporated town with it's own mayor and police force, and it has lots of town rules covering just about everything you can think of. For example, men must wear shirts when walking downtown. We usually walk down to OB which takes us about an hour and twenty minutes. There are a number of nice restaurants in the town. If we have dinner, we usually take the water taxi (a speedboat) back to Cherry Grove afterward.

There are frightening articles currently appearing in a couple of UK newspapers that lay out scenarios for a US attack on Iran. The Sunday Telegraph goes into great detail here.


On Tuesday, President Bush dramatically stepped up his war of words with
the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whom the US government accuses of
overseeing a covert programme to develop nuclear weapons. In a speech to war
veterans, Mr Bush said: "Iran's active pursuit of technology that could lead to
nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and
violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust."
He went on to condemn
Iranian meddling in Iraq, where America increasingly blames the deaths of its
soldiers on Iranian bombs and missiles. Mr Bush made clear that he had
authorised military commanders to confront "Iran's murderous
This was widely taken to mean that he is set on a confrontation
with Iran that will culminate in a bombing campaign to destroy Iranian nuclear
facilities, just as Israel bombed Saddam Hussein's Osirak reactor in 1981.

The worldwide economic fallout from a Bush attack on Iran could be devastating. Bush could order the use of tactical nuclear weapons to knock out hardened nuclear facilities in Iran. This would further inflame Muslim hatred against America. The Iraq war could widen and engulf the entire Middle East. It's almost like a doomsday scenario. Diplomacy is still the best hope for controlling Iran's nuclear program. It worked with North Korea. Let's hope "Dubbya" doesn't pull the trigger this time and hit Iran.


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