Arianna Huffington: Warmongering neo-con

So you can now add Arianna Huffington to the line of people who have jumped the shark and have now jumped on the “let’s go to war with Iran because Iran is evil” bandwagon.

Fortunately, Glenn Greenwald absolutely kicked her ass in this videoclip from MSNBC.

I find it very dismaying that Arianna Huffington would find herself in a pro-war-criminal, pro-Israeli, pro-neocon position of advocating the “evil” that is Iran.

Anyone with half a brain can see that Iran has every reason in the world to defend itself any way possible, seeing as how both of its immediate neighbors have been invaded by the United States, that the President of the United States called Iran one of the “axis of evil” and now even Barack Obama is 100% backing the right-wing Israeli desire to stigmatize Iran as some sort of WMD promulgating, crackpot, irrational and dangerous regime.  

It most certainly is not.   This whole bullshit about Iran is coming 100% from Israel, and can someone remind me again why America is Israel’s bitch?

Anyway, here’s Glenn Greenwald, a small voice of reason in the media cacophony of the bloodthirty insane:

I cannot express the disgust I feel at Arianna Huffington for taking Israel’s side in this.  Israel is the greatest threat to world peace on the planet.  Bombing Iran could easily start World War III.  

Let’s hope Russia keeps things under control by saying it will back Iran.  If it weren’t for Russia, we probably would have already bombed the shit out of Iran and killed untold thousands of innocent people, unleashed god knows what kind of radioactivity into the world and started the biggest war since WWII.

Scott Ritter is another of the few voices of sanity out there.  He was the top weapons inspector in Iraq, called the Bush administration out on their bullshit about WMD’s there, and has been running around with his hair on fire ever since about Israel’s (and by proxy the United States’) desire and intention to bomb Iran for quite some time now.

And of course about the only place where you can see him is on Democracy Now and other “liberal” (read:  common sense) outlets.  Here’s a little clip of what he has to say about this, very similar to Greenwald:

Israel has launched a massive air exercise last year, in which it demonstrated the ability to fly hundreds of aircraft the distance necessary to strike targets in Iran.

The United States is also carrying out exercises with Israel.

“The bottom line is it’s the United States and Israel which are the more aggressive of the players here. Iran is not an aggressor. Iran has not attacked anybody. Iran is simply trying to do that which it is legally allowed to do: produce enriched uranium for the purposes of nuclear power,” said Ritter.

“It’s Israel, which, by the way, is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, claims it will never be a signatory and has a massive nuclear weapons capability-it’s Israel and the United States which are creating a crisis out of nothing,” he added.

Obama is just playing along with the neocons who own his ass.  It’s disgusting and it’s sad, and it’s fucking dangerous.


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    • Inky99 on September 30, 2009 at 21:10
  1. believe going after Iran can in be anything but a disaster.  Not to mention there is no more cause than there was for Iraq.  Somehow, the neocons believe that crippling Iran will help in their imperialist quest. This time the flowers and candy thrown at us would be much worse.  

    • Joy B. on September 30, 2009 at 23:41

    More FEAR distraction from the Usual Suspects. Three hard realities inform us this is bullshit –

    1. America is broke. We cannot afford another mercenary war, nor can we afford to keep the mercenary wars we’ve already got going… going. Hell. We can’t even afford decent health care since we bailed out the crooks on Wall Street.

    2. Iran actually has a military. We cannot ‘just’ bomb it, as troops will immediately cross borders and bring an honest fight up close and personal.

    3. We hardly have a military, and the military we’ve got is way, way overstretched. I say that as someone with two kids in these wars – they’re both lifers (Marines and Navy), they know what’s real. That’s why there are more paid mercs in Iraq/Afghanistan than U.S. troops.

    Nor can we pre-emptively nuke them, killing millions because we think maybe they might someday have nukes. That’s fantasy land, would completely ensure the immediate political demise of us and all our allies in such a stupid effort. We have thousands of nukes, if we use ’em we ensure the end of our supremacy and forever-pariah status.

    Now, to continue the Neocon corporatist Carlisle dream-plan of ME domination, our country will have to institute a draft. There is a good reason Rummy et al. didn’t want a draft army. It has a lot to do with putting Mom and Pop America right in the middle of serious concern about war policy, as well as bringing a whole lot of erstwhile soldiers onto the front line that don’t want to be there (and may be smart enough to nail ya with truths you don’t want known). Especially in this high-tech communications age.

    Thus I predict we won’t institute a draft, we won’t bomb Iran, and Israel will just have to learn to live with it or fight their own battles.

    • Edger on October 1, 2009 at 02:06

    Payvand’s Iran News, 1/23/06

    What is the response of Iran to the U.S. or Israelis threat?

    By Hussein Sharifi

    When I asked them what Iran would do if the U.S. was serious in attacking Iranian nuclear sites, Hussein said, “Then they open hell’s gates towards themselves,” and smiled. When I asked him to elaborate more, he continued, “In the papers there is always talk about air attacks on Iranian installations by Israel or the U.S. This type of psychological warfare is used to divert our attention. We know for a fact that no two Western wars are similar and we are sure that the Israelis would not risk an air attack. We know there are at least three possible scenarios of attacking these sites, including using their submarines in the Persian Gulf, commandos from the sea, or Mojahedin Khalgh trained in Israel and Azerbaijan to destroy the Bushehr nuclear power plant from the inside, but these are only plans. We have even more plans for how to confront them as well. This is a game of chess and we have practiced many different scenarios.” Ali, another revolutionary guard, smiled and responded, “We have indicated directly and indirectly that with the first bullet shot at Iran, the map of the Middle East will be changed forever. Many American puppet regimes and dictators will fall and there will never be a government like what is now in Israel.

    We have our sensors in place in the U.S., Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and most Arab countries. We know ahead of the time when they are coming, and since Mr. Bush has given American democracy along with the preemptive strike as the right of everybody in the world, we are going to use it and use it effectively. We are present in most of the military briefings of the U.S. in Afghanistan and Iraq. As soon as we see that it is imminent we hit them and hit them hard…

    Whether the U.S. or Israel attacks us, we will consider it as Israeli attack since we know how much power they have over the U.S. political and decision-making system.” If the attack happens, that will trigger the nuclear efforts of Iran. We will definitely go underground and speed up nuclear weapon production, since there will be no choice except to have them and have them soon. Right now we do not need nuclear weapons which are a liability rather than an asset, because we do not have hostile enemy which we cannot smash when we want to. The country has been able to stand on its feet for the last 2,500 years and will do so in the future. Look at the last war we had with Iraq, which by the way, was shortest war we had during the last 200 years.”

    The whole thing is worth a close read…

    Hussein Sharifi is a retired military officer who served in Iranian Imperial Army and Islamic republic army and now resides in the United States.

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