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Damian Lataan

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  • Why McCain & GOP are Slamming Obama for Writing Iran re: ISIL
    • Messy, isn't it. But what is slowly emerging from the mess is that Sunnis moderates (which is the vast majority of Muslims around the world) are as much an enemy of ISIL, ISIS, IS (whatever they want to call themselves this week) and that in making an enemy of Sunni moderates in Iraq by mass murdering them as they have recently they are cutting off their noses to spite their face. They are isolating themselves from their own people. In doing so they will remain just a bunch of pseudo religious warriors whose fanatical extremism will eventually alienate even their own people who will see them as elitist outlaws.

      Obama is right; there can only be a political solution to the IS lunacy - and there can only be a political solution long-term future of Syria. Regime change at Israel and America's whim is not a solution.

  • Israelis Alarmed as al-Qaeda Captures Golan, UN Peacekeepers
    • So, is this the reason Netanyahu decided to quickly end things in the Gaza? Maybe he sees the Golan Heights as potentially an even greater threat. The Gaza's not going away. He'll get back to it.

  • Why is Obama bombing Iraq, Really?
    • I reckon the US are killing several birds with one stone with this intervention. Apart from the reasons laid out by Juan, there's also the possibility that this action could be used to distract from what could well be more carnage in the Gaza Strip.

      Very little happens in the Middle East without Israel somehow featuring in the wheeling and dealing behind the scenes.

  • Romney: "Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Dogs of Iran War" (Goulka)
    • There are certain unavoidable conclusions that follow the recent revelations about Netanyahu’s aborted orders for the Israeli military to plan an attack against Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas in 2010. They are detailed here:
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      To cut a long story short, given that Obama in 2010 was prepared to sell the fuel required for Israel to attack Iran and knowing that the US would be required to back the Israelis, it's clear that Obama will, indeed, become involved in such an attack - just as soon as he has shifted from being an everything-to-lose President to being a nothing-to-lose President if he wins the election. And, of course, if Romney wins...

  • Congress Wants the Department of Defense to Propagandize Americans
    • "skerrick of 'snese'...? If I had any 'snese' myself I'd check my spelling before hitting the send button!

    • We can only assume that any propaganda unit the DoD attempts to set up this time around will be a little more sophisticated than the one Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz set up under Doug Feith. It was called the Office of Special Plans and was designed to tell the biggest porkies to the world about Saddam's WMDs just prior to Iraq's destruction.

      I doubt anyone with a skerrick of snese will fall for that stuff again... Mind you, what's all this about Iran's 'nuclear weapons program'?

      Apparently, some 63% of Americans support attacking Iran to stop it getting a bomb.

      Who needs a propaganda unit in the DoD when America's mainstream media are already doing such a great job.

  • Wagging the Dog with Iran's Maxwell Smart
    • What gets me is how such an obvious piece of bunkum can get ratcheted up to the highest bloke on the planet and then presented as a virtual casus belli for war against Iran when it's such a patently and pathetically transparent story that is clearly the figment of some warmongering lunatics imagination. They then have the temerity to suggest that the world needs to accept this nonsense with a gasp and then hold its collective breath and watch the sparks fly.

      Why do we do that?

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