March 27, 2008

Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Iran: Margaret

by Margaret Kimberley

It is happening. The plans for the Bush administration to begin mass murder of the Iranian people have been put in motion. The plot was stalled temporarily by the National Intelligence Estimate report released last fall, a report which said that Iran did not have a nuclear weapons program. Bush and Cheney were thrown off their game, but not by much and not for long. They were inconvenienced but ultimately took the small set back in stride because they both knew they had nothing to worry about.

They know that the press will report what they say without criticism or analysis. They know that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have said that all options are on the table with Iran. They know that European nations like France have publicly stated their allegiance to Bush vis a vis Iran. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown also bowed to Bushian bullying and declared that Iran must not be allowed to become a nuclear power. Now Germany has joined the hall of shame. German Chancellor Angela Merkel groveled before the Israeli Knesset and essentially promised not to protest when Israel assists America in creating an Iranian holocaust. Apparently German sins of genocide against the Jews can only be expiated by complicity with an Israeli genocide.

When historians write about the catastrophes that struck the world in 2008, events that have taken place in March of 2008 will surely loom large. The worldwide economic meltdown finally became impossible to deny, with the Federal Reserve using the workers’ dime to bail out a major investment banking firm, Bear Stearns. Dick Cheney traveled to Iraq, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, making sure his nefarious plans went off without a hitch. John McCain claimed that Iran was the home of al Qaeda, the bogeyman that sends already trigger happy Americans on blood thirsty rampages. Democrats who had the power to stop Bush in his tracks, once again pledged to do nothing.

In 2007 both the Senate and House passed resolutions that backed war with Iran. Impeachment, the one weapon Congress could use to stop further war making, is ignored and forgotten by John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary committee.

In recent days Conyers said he would begin impeachment hearings, but only if Bush attacks Iran. Apparently not enough human beings have been killed by Bush and the body count needs to grow exponentially before Conyers will lift a finger. On the other hand, the two-faced Congressman says he fears impeachment because it will hurt the Democrats in the upcoming November election. So it seems he will do nothing, no matter how many people die because of the crimes committed under the Bush regime.

The attack on Iran is an open secret, but Americans, like a wronged spouse, are the last to know. Dick Cheney must have told the Saudi princes of his intended evil doing because Saudi Arabia is planning for "the probabilities of leaking nuclear and radiation hazards in case of any unexpected nuclear attacks in Iran. . . " Saudis know the deal, while John and Jane Q. Public are still in the dark.

What will the Democrats do when Iranians are nuked? When Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni recently visited the United States, Obama gave her a phone call and told her she shouldn’t worry about an Obama administration. He said all the right things, that Israel has a right to defend itself (kill Palestinians whenever it wants) and agreed that Iran was an evil nation that shouldn’t have the nuclear weapons that Israel has had for decades. So much for change.

The saber rattling and furtive Dick Cheney meetings are just the tip of the iceberg. The worldwide economic crisis is pushing the war agenda more than any other factor. Black Agenda Report said as much nearly one year ago.

“Ultimately, the parasitic class can only maintain its rule by force. Manufacturing nothing, creating no value except on paper, they must finally call upon the Armed Forces to impose their unearned advantage on the planet. Such was the logic of March, 2003. The Great Offensive failed, but the contradictions that compelled the captains of finance capital to order their political servants to wage war, remain - and are in fact more acute than four years ago. They must wage war, again, to fight their way out of the box.”

Every bail out of an investment bank is an omen of an oncoming worldwide financial calamity, but it is also an omen of more American aggression. The Obama/Clinton fight for the nomination is a sorry side show spectacle. In any case, the new war will help John McCain more than it will help the Democratic nominee. Even if the Democrat should win, both Obama and Clinton have stated that they too believe in maintaining America’s empire. Bush’s wars won’t end with a Democratic administration.

In the space of just five years, our nation will be waging another war of aggression and we will all be accessories after the fact. Our country may have also entered into a depression, so we will be poor criminals too. To use an expression coined by Poppy Bush, we will be in deep doo doo. Cheer up though. We won’t be in as much trouble as Iranians. Many of them will soon be dead.

About author

Margaret Kimberley's Freedom Rider column appears weekly in BA R. Ms. Kimberley lives in New York City, and can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley@BlackAgandaReport.Com. Ms. Kimberley' maintains an edifying and frequently updated blog at More of her work is also available at her Black Agenda Report archive page.

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The aircraft carrier Abe Lincoln departed for the Middle East Mar 13th and picked up the rest of her attack group at Pearl Harbor a day or so ago, the Truman is already there and looking at her deployment she will be there for another two or three months, the Nimitz is in the western Pacific off China and the Kitty Hawk sailed from Japan about a week ago supposedly to Taiwan as a show of strength during the upcoming Presidential elections there. The Kitty Hawk is scheduled to be taken out of service later this year and a few months ago sailed to the Indian Ocean for joint exercises with Indian forces.

If either the Kitty Hawk or Nimitz head for the Middle East look out.

there were people who truly believed that the NIE report that Ms. Kimberley references in her story would stay the Ghoulish Gang's hands. I was not one of them. I'm not claiming any special insight or anything. I just truly believe that if there is true evil in present day USA it is embodied, first and foremost, by all members of the Bush regime and the oligarchs who are pulling the strings. The complicit Congress (including current members Clinton, Obama and McCain) runs a close second.
Tangent Alert: I don't think any country should have nuclear weapons. That being said, why do we and other Western nations, plus Israel, get to run around saying that Iran can't have any? Just curious...

The answer to your tangential question is quite simply......

....the Iranians would only use nuclear weapons to advance things like evil and islamofascism.

The USA would only use nuclear weapons to advance things like goodness and soft little puppies (see hiroshima/nagasaki circa 1945. Are there lots of puppies in japan? I rest my case).

Other western nations would only use nuclear weapons as a faux deterrent against similarly armed competitor nations, who may decide one day to beat them up and steal their lunch money.

Commander bunnypants would use nookyular weapons to cut brush in crawford, explode frogs asses, punish the stupid poor folks... you know, entitled fratboy kinda shit.


This is the same stuff the Chimp was peddling about a year ago, and it scared me to DEATH at the time. I was considering accepting all the credit card offers I was getting in the mail, and maxing them out, just enjoying the 90 days or so I had to live.
THIS AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN. bush has lost has magic genie of "terra!", congress, even though unbelieveably WIMPY, is NOT neutered, and the rest of the WORLD would turn on us.


"I am obviously wrong" Rush Limbaugh Oct 19, 2006


CHeney is not stoopid but he's evil enough!


eclipsedpreboomer/RU Cognizant

Imbeciles on the War Path

Of course it is happening. It has been planned from the very beginning. Iran was always the target. Yet, what Americans don’t see, as this plot takes its course, is that America has also been set up. It has been baited and is now well on course towards taking itself out.

No one in this world will shed a tear when that happens.

In its arrogance and hubris, America has been carefully drawn towards that line, which it is about to cross when it attacks Iran with nuclear weapons, when the world will pull the plug on the last, remaining, failed superpower. America’s fate will not be far removed from what befell Bear Stearns this past week. But it will occur on a national, massive scale, as has never been seen before in the history of this world. America will go down at $0.50 a share.

And it will be well deserved. There is a price to pay for idiocy.

Perhaps this is the best way to end it all. Let the U.S. and Israel attack Iran with nuclear weapons. Watch it happen and then witness as the entire world turns its back on the perpetrators of the Iranian genocide. Stupid as the Americans are, they never even realised that they were being set up as fools.

What better way to take them down? Let them take themselves down.

As they discuss whether Hillary ducked in Bosnia or not.


She should back off on Conyers. If he opposes impeachment it means that he has an honest tactical disagreement on the issue and cannot be two faced. He gave favorable interviews in both Fahrenheit 9-11 and Sicko.

Case in point

Oh, goody!

Let's all agree that Conyers was tactically honest and Hillary called for impeachment.

For the truth shall set you free...

Would somebody please tell

Would somebody please tell me?

At what point, if it hasn't been reached already, will the free countries of the world look at and fear the United States the way they once did Nazi Germany?

Or do I really not want to know?

The Fear

You really don’t want to know.

Let’s pretend you didn’t ask and I’ll pay for the next round.

Drowning the Sorrows

Listen to the music play, although it is a cabaret...


“We're catching bullets in our teeth
It's hard to do but they're so sweet
And if they take a couple out
We try to work things out

We catching bullets with our
Heads and hearts and all the darkest parts of us
It's strange to find such light
In such endless night”

“Bullets” - Tunng

Link to “Bullets”, Tunng:

Kind regards,


well, GR, we got about 225

well, GR,

we got about 225 or so good years out of the old gal before she turned into a clunker and died on us. at least we've got our memories. let's be grateful for that.

didn't quite last as long as

didn't quite last as long as the Egyptians, Romans, or Brits, did it? But we did leave behind the eternal contribution to the global culture with our heart rendering "always low prices. always" and "mission accomplished"

Missiles flying into Saudi Oil Centers?

Missiles flying into Saudi Oil Centers?
Japan and Asia going into instant Depression?
Venezuela stopping oil shipments to protest?
Oil hitting $200 a barrel (at least ) and staying there for months?

Nope, I'd bet it doesn't happen. I wouldn't, however, bet too much.

Cheney"$200.00 a barrel for oil? BONUS!"

"Oil hitting $200 a barrel..."

What do you think Exxon/Mobil's profit from THAT would be?
CheneyBushCo and their buddies in the awl bidness are rock hard and dripping at the thought.


I've got values but I don't know how or why.

Who's next?

"Venezuela stopping oil shipments to protest?"

They're next on the agenda. After all they're a (conveniently oil rich) "state sponsor of terrism" just like Iraq and Iran.

Merkel's "groveling" before the Knesset

Yes! Germany has a difficult relationship with Israel. Since, thanks to us, an Israel state had become necessary, since, thanks to us, hundreds of thousands of Israelites didn't feel safe anymore in countries they had, til then, called their homeland, Germany is the last country on earth to look on now, when somebody threatens - again - a Jewish homeland.

This might look strange to some, but that's called accepting responsibility for your deeds. How you act on this responsibility is open to discussion (in Germany as well. That's why Merkel got asked by German politicans to take the chance and mention Palistine too), but at least we try.

So that's mostly what Merkel's "groveling" had been about. Yes, she called the Iran nuclear program a threat. And yes, she said that if Israel should get threatened by war, Germany would act. However, she did not give a green light - hidden or openly - for Israel to just bomb away at Iran. Actually, she was mentioning her belief in diplomatic actions and, if necessary, sanctions against Iran. That's a far cry from telling someone to go ahead with nuking Iran!!!

Merkel got a historical chance when she had been allowed to speak at the Knesset. She took that chance and danced on a tightrope. Her "groveling" included not just a call against Hamas' attacks, but a soft spoken plea for peace among Israel and Palastine as well, mentioning that for peace difficult compromises will be necessary - for everybody. Anybody, who expected Merkel to speak in front of the Knesset about Jewish wrongdoings or "war-mongering" has a strange idea where it comes to diplomatic relations of any kind, let alone those among Germany and Israel!!

Sorry, but if you consider such a diplomatic balance act as "groveling", you've watched too many cowboy movies!


Iraq: it's not a "war", it's not a "fight", it's a WAR CRIME - and crimes cannot be won!

Mountains rather get eliminated by a single ant than by the rumor that they cannot be eliminated. (Bert Brecht)

I have a problem

With the lack of sane heads speaking out and getting heard regards attacking Iran. Fallon is gone and supposedly we are all supposed to believe that with his removal the evil forces of annihilation are back in control.
Are we to believe that Bush and company has removed the one impediment in Fallon so this administration can 'continue' a 'plan'?
Now I am just as much up on what PNAC is all about and all the signers of that document wanted. But am I supposed to think that there is a greater urgency to attack Iran? Perhaps because Democrats take power in a short number of months?
Do I have to read anguish in writers words that show the possibility that checks and balances are gone.
This is maybe justifiable panic talk. But I don't believe it completely to the point that I am with little chicken screaming the sky is falling.
We chimpsters had ho problem predicting the war on Iraq if Bush got in power. Spelled out in detail what will happen. It was all said here.
But now we are talking about having a whole lot of insane people going after Iran and there are no checks against them. Do you know what you are saying and further do you know what you are willing to admit to?
I gave the writer an 8 because I share her scare.

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