Friday, July 14, 2006
No War In Iran
At the weekly Quaker-led peace vigil in the front of the Federal building on Thursday, there wasn't much talk about Israel's latest grotesque bombing of the citizens of Lebanon and Gaza for the kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers.
I watched about ten minutes of the cable news stations before attending, but had to turn the television off because the propaganda was so transparent and awful.
"The Hezbollah terrorists plan to take the kidnapped soldiers to IRAN, sources say," Wolf Blitzer was crowing excitedly and idiotically on CNN.
For quite some time now, this murderous, lunatic United States government has done everything but announce that it was going to go to war soon with Iran, preferably in July, with George Schultz's Stanford protege Condoleezaa Rice stamping her little Ferragamos at every attempt at diplomacy with "that's not a satisfactory answer."
In other words, this has nothing to do with the "territorial integrity" of Israel, and this operation has been planned for some time as the first shot in the war on Iran.
The Quakers created thousands of protest pins before we commenced our disastrous invasion of Iraq, and somebody had the bright idea of recycling them by putting a small, taped sticker over "Iraq" and replacing it with the word "Iran." This gesture will probably do as much good as the original button, but at least it's an attempt. Please contact your congresspeople and senators, though they all seem to be in such thrall to the Israel lobby, it probably won't be much more effective than the button. Still, it's worth a try.