Saturday, 26 July 2008

Rolling the Dice Once Again - in Iran

by Glen Ford from Thomas Paines Corner Tom Engelhardt, the prolific intellectual engine of the Nation Institute’s daily column TomDispatch, recently predicted that the Bush administration won’t attack Iran because…well, because they’re too sensible to launch such a mad enterprise. In a July 9 piece titled: “Why Cheney Won’t Take Down Iran,” Engelhardt acknowledged the many signs that point towards an air assault on the world’s fourth biggestoil exporter by the United States, Israel or both. “Given the Bush administration’s ‘preventive war’ doctrine,” wrote Engelhardt, “which has opened the way for the launching of wars without significant notice or obvious provocation, and the penchant of its officials to ignore reality, all of this should frighten anyone”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to go out on a limb here and predict that the attack on Iran will occur during the Olympic games in Beijing.

This would lead to an immediate protest walk out by theArab and Muslim nations against the presence of Israel at these games.

This would effectively wreck the games and humiliate the Communist Regime. Giving the attack on Iran a double bonus for American Imperialism, which is beginning to act like a dog, maddened and thrashing about from the severe effects of its economic wounds.