From our Friends at Earth Family Alpha, with thanks.
Reap the Whirlwind
The geographic state of the United States is pretty clearly a rogue empire at this point. We violate the nonproliferation treaty by building new, more powerful weapons and then make up stories about others who are not violating the treaty. We torture, and our democratic controlled senate judiciary committee is about to confirm someone for attorney general who doesn’t seem to know what torture is when he sees it.
We invade other countries for their oil, which is a war crime. We continue to ignore global warming and the Kyoto treaty. We won’t even sign the land mine treaty, so that innocent children don’t lose their legs and arms. Jeezus, we won’t even take care of our own working class children when they get sick.
But you say to yourself, this is not the views of Americans, we Americans are better than that.
Well, the new Zogby International Poll will set you straight.
“A majority of likely voters – 52% – would support a U.S. military strike to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon, and 53% believe it is likely that the U.S. will be involved in a military strike against Iran before the next presidential election, a new Zogby America telephone poll shows.
The survey results come at a time of increasing U.S. scrutiny of Iran. According to reports from the Associated Press, earlier this month Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran of “lying” about the aim of its nuclear program and Vice President Dick Cheney has raised the prospect of “serious consequences” if the U.S. were to discover Iran was attempting to devolop a nuclear weapon. Last week, the Bush administration also announced new sanctions against Iran. “
Yes, according to this poll, every other person on the street is willing to bomb a country that has not attacked us, has made no threats against us and has denied that they are building a nuclear bomb. It has allowed their enrichment activities to be monitored by the UN, who then reports that they are not building a bomb. The country has not even started a war of aggression since maybe the old testament. (They do have oil though, and a lot of natural gas).
Our own Intelligence Agencies have falsely interpreted the words of their leaders from Farsi to English to say that they “will wipe Israel, “the country”, off the face of the map” when a far more fair translation would say that the “regime will be removed from the pages of time.”
As bad and as disheartening as this poll is, there is a thin sliver of a silver lining.
And that is, it used to be higher.
Yes, hard to imagine, but in 2006, 57% of Americans were willing to brutally murder innocent woman and children from the air with our bombs… all based on a kind of hysteria that makes me understand why both political parties are in their own version of a fist off.
Meanwhile the Jerusalem Post reports that:
“The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday. The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying that two US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons carried out an attack on a suspected nuclear site under construction.
The sources were quoted as saying that Israeli F-15 and F-16 jets provided cover for the US planes.
The sources added that each US plane carried one tactical nuclear weapon and that the site was hit by one bomb and was totally destroyed.
We just used tactical nuclear weapons under the cover of Israeli jets to illegally bomb a country that has not threatened us and has in fact helped us torture innocent Canadians.
In the meantime, everyone knows that the mega weird nuclear weapons foul up by the Air Force requires too much rubber in your brain to get your mind around the kookie concocted story that was given by the Pentagon after the Military Times took the lid off and broke the story.
There is some serious s#it happening.
And the Rogue Empire lumbers on.
With a declining currency,
and a global policy and posture of
might over right,
and lies over light.
Someone asked me yesterday about where they should keep their investments, and I told them to not ask me today because they might not get the response they expect.
For they that sow the wind,
shall reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:1-14