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Bushmert hastening doomsday clock


© Khalil Bendib


As opposition grows in America to the failed Iraq adventure, the Bush administration is preparing public opinion for an attack on Iran, its latest target, by the spring.

“If the United States continues to be bogged down in a protracted, bloody involvement in Iraq, the final destination on this downhill track is likely to be a head-on conflict with Iran and with much of the world of Islam at large.”
Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter

No one has done more to expand Iran’s power in the region than George Bush. He routed the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 and then toppled Saddam and the Ba’athist Party in 2003. Both of these were the traditional enemies of the Islamic Republic. Now Bush has installed Iranian-backed warlords in the Green Zone and delivered the country to the Shiites.

Almost imperceptibly, the debate in Israel over what to do about Iran’s nuclear development has gone over the edge.

Twenty-two of the nation’s most prominent physicists asked Congress today to restrict the authority of President Bush to order nuclear strikes against non-nuclear-weapon states.

Physicists’ Letter to Congress

Physicists’ Petition

Intelligence source suggests that a prize-winning nuclear physicist, who recently died in mysterious circumstances, was killed by Israeli security service, Sunday Times reports

A senior nuclear physicist involved in Iran’s nuclear program who died under mysterious circumstances two weeks ago was killed by the Mossad, according to a report released in a U.S. website this weekend. The website – – features intelligence and security analysis by former U.S. intelligence agents.

Three former high-ranking American military officers have warned against any military attack on Iran.

Iran on Saturday opened the gates to a key uranium conversion facility to visiting diplomats and journalists in an effort to show that its disputed nuclear program is peaceful and not a cover for nuclear bomb making.

  • UK Channel 4 Report, Inside Iran’s nuclear site, Video:

Six ambassadors from non-aligned countries, along with a number of journalists, including Channel 4 News were invited by the Iranian government to visit the uranium conversion site just south of Isfahan

  • Keith Olbermann, Iraq and Iran – Bush Ignoring The Intelligence, MSNBC


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-- Aldous Huxley

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