Monday, April 10, 2006

US considers use of nuclear weapons against Iran - Yahoo! News

US considers use of nuclear weapons against Iran - Yahoo! News: "WASHINGTON (AFP) - The administration of
President George W. Bush is planning a massive bombing campaign against
Iran, including use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs to destroy a key Iranian suspected nuclear weapons facility,
The New Yorker magazine has reported in its April 17 issue.

The article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh said that Bush and others in the White House have come to view Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a potential Adolf Hitler.

'That's the name they're using,' the report quoted a former senior intelligence official as saying.

A senior unnamed
Pentagon adviser is quoted in the article as saying that 'this White House believes that the only way to solve the problem is to change the power structure in Iran, and that means war.'

The former intelligence officials depicts planning as 'enormous,' 'hectic' and 'operational,' Hersh writes.

One former defense official said the military planning was premised on a belief that 'a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government,' The New Yorker pointed out."

This is the same sort of thinking that lead to the Iraq war. These people said the Iraqis would throw roses at us and welcome us a liberators. They didn't. Of coarse, it is much more likely that this will rally the Iranians behind the mullahs and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

I don't believe even Bush is stupid enough to fall for that a second time, so I am no longer willing to believe he fell for it the first time. There is an alterior motive here, and I don't know what it is.

I am guessing Bush is just serving his military industrial complex friends by putting the nation on a collision coarse with virtually everyone on the planet. Even the Brits won't put up with this. Everyone will be hurt by this action other than people who live in non electrified cabins and ride bicycles all year round. This will most certainly make the price of oil go higher, and hasten China's switch to Euros. It is bat shit crazy.