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Monday, February 20, 2012

The Threat of Neocons

Somebody wants to attack Iran... Take a guess...
If you guessed Israel you would be right. There is this unholy alliance between the US neocons and Israel and Israel would like to put in motion a preemptive strike on Iran.
Sabres are rattled, fists pound the table and Israel either wants the US to back them up or take the lead in another preemptive strike on a foreign country. Just like the US did in Iraq, make up a bunch of shit, serve it up to your puppets in the main stream media, whip up some hysteria and start a war.
We can't afford to ignore that this scenario with Iran is a mirror of the wreckless preemptive and criminal conflict started by the Bush Administration; those neocons; in Iraq.

Iran has a nuclear program which they say is for energy. Go figure, apparently they haven't been following the meltdown in Japan. The UN has addressed the issue of Iran having a nuclear program that pursues weapons and decided on sanctions rather than start a war. Because you know how sanctions effect the bureaucrats of a government. Well sanctions don't usually affect those with the wealth or the power, they are usually just rough on the people.

Iran hasn't invaded another country in over 150 years...
Can the US or Israel say the same thing ?

The US and Israel are putting them between a rock and hard place. The US has been fighting in Iran's back yard for over a decade so they have good reason to be defensive.
The US & Israel both giant hypocrites.
The US & Israel both guilty of war crimes.

You have to ask who is pulling the strings that enable the neocons and their path to violence & destruction?

Here in the US our government suffers from a plague of lobbyists. Israel's lobby is AIPAC.
Israel has received a whopping $3 BILLION a year in aid from the US. That's the number that is openly budgeted for Israel but that ain't the bottom line. Billions more in economic & military aid. Weapons and more money hidden in the DoD budget.
A conservative estimate of aid given to Israel from 1949 -2000 is
$91 BILLION !!!

Is it any wonder we can't afford Medicare for all ?
Oh no, that's not in the budget.

Israel beats the war drums, AIPAC begins to bark and their minions in the US government stand at attention and ready to serve. IE- Lieberman (CUFI supporter), the Clintons, Schumer, Cantor, Santorum, Reid & Pelosi, etc (many more, OY). This perverse loyalty to Israel crosses party lines unlike any other issue. It's like a disease.


Thursday, February 09, 2012

Equal Rights

There's been a couple of headlines that should give you pause.

from the SFGate...
"U.S. appeals court rules Prop. 8 unconstitutional
A federal appeals court declared California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional..."

Good news is refreshing.

Why are gay rights still marginalized ?
It's like the homophobes don't grasp the idea of "equal rights" means the same rights for everybody.

from CNN...
"This week a major financial supporter of breast cancer education and services, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, announced it was ending its funding to Planned Parenthood. While Planned Parenthood believes Komen is caving in to pressure from anti-abortion groups, Komen said its decision was made because the foundation is not allowed to give money to any organization under government investigation.
An article in The Los Angeles Times said this was a reference to "an inquiry begun by Rep. Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican, to determine whether Planned Parenthood uses public money to fund abortions," an accusation Planned Parenthood has heard before and denied repeatedly."

Why are woman's rights still marginalized ?
Is there anything more ridiculous than a bunch of old white guys telling women what they can & can't do with their bodies ?

For these issues to still be open to interpretation seems absurd. It's like we are stuck in the 1920s with a bunch of narrow minded white guys legislating their twisted idea of moral values on all others that don't share their religious dogma.
We need to enforce the separation of church & state and we need to remove these religious fanatics from office and replace them with more progressive representatives that are capable of critical thinking.

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