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Potential War With Iran?

October 2, 2009
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Um, why do I have to read this story at Fox Nation, the internet’s worst website?

Obama said Iran must grant international inspectors “unfettered” access to its newly disclosed nuclear facility within two weeks.

This shit is fucked. I mean, really? Obama might use force against Iran?

I’m not that worried because, you can tell just by the way he speaks on such matters, that he really doesn’t want to. (The main reason for that is that there’s no reason to. Case closed.)

Iran, for all its rhetoric, is a peaceful country. I realize it’s in the middle east, and the middle east is bad, but come on — what has Iran done?

All the talk about Iranians training al Qaeda — unfounded. All the shit about I’m a Dinner Jacket inciting a Holocaust or something — based on nothing. And now we’re scared they’re going to build a nuclear bomb? Think about that. “A nuclear bomb.” One.

Iran building a bomb means nothing. There are plenty of countries throughout the world with bombs. They know that if they used these bombs, their countries would cease to exist because then the United States would have a real reason — backed up by everyone — to use our own bombs.

Why isn’t this being reported on the liberal blogs, or even news sites. No talk of it on Think Progress, Huffington Post or Crooks and Liars. Something needs to be said about the priorities of those whose “guy” is in power. I mean, liberal blogs are advertising T-shirts now saying “Respect the president.” Really? Do you wear that in rotation with your Che T-shirts?

As much as the radical right has been going nuts, pushing the same conspiracies they railed against during the Bush years, the left has really gotten in line here. I’m probably at least partially guilt of that. I mean, I like the guy. I want him to do awesome. I want America to be great. And in so doing, I’ve probably blown off lots of legitimate concerns by the right — even if most of the concerns are conspiracies that have to do with an innate hatred based on…lots of things.ShahNuclearPlants

For once, I think at least, Infowars might be right.

I thought Bush and Cheney wanted war with Iran, after they released that stupid speed boat video, and Bush used to claim I’m a Dinner Jacket was ready to bomb Israel, but Obama definitely doesn’t want to. And let’s be perfectly clear here. Iran has been building nuclear reactors since the 70s — the United States actually encouraged the Shah, our puppet, to do so.

I mean, I’m sorry the elections didn’t work out over there — but in 2000, they didn’t work out here, either. Shit happens. I’m glad people protested against their government over there, but that shouldn’t be used as a potential added excuse — as it could be — to commit genocide across what is a pretty up-to-date middle eastern country. If anything, the protests are a reason not to do anything — they’re fine. They practice free speech and seem to be allowed to do so, at least on some scale.

I just “hope” Obama doesn’t go the way of LBJ with this shit.


This Is How Paranoid 9/11 Truthers Are

September 21, 2009
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They think Glenn Beck is an “operative working for the Pentagon and probably takes his orders from the Army’s Psychological Operations Command.”

Yep. That’s a quote.

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In a new article on Infowars.com, Kurt Nimmo actually makes an interesting case against Glenn Beck. (Interesting, as in, far-fetched and stupid, but also, like, “huh, that’s something no one else thinks.”) The basic point: Glenn Beck apologiazed to libertarians last week for spending the first part of his career making fun of them from the radio and a low-rated CNN Headline News show. They say Glenn’s acting skills are actually meant to destroy libertarians, not become them.

Here’s the apology:

Nimmo, in his article, says Glenn Beck is not only a Pentagon operative, but that his apology to libertarians last week was manufactured for political — not monetary — purposes. Also, Beck started the 912 Protests in order to allow the left to denounce it and have the protestors look stupid while simultaneously undermining the “real” Tea Party protests (which were originally started for Ron Paul and the Paultards.) His (and the Pentagon’s) plan is to destroy all the real “Patriot” (Paultard) movements.

Beck’s so-called 912 Project was designed to discredit the Tea Party demonstration in D.C. earlier this month — a movement already substantially co-opted by establishment Republicans — and give so-called “progressives” a chance to malign and denounce the movement and characterize it as a Republican attempt to undermine Obama and the Democrats. In other words, steer it back into the safe zone of the false right-left paradigm and prevent it from actually accomplishing anything.

Mostly, they’re never going to forgive Glenn Beck because during last year’s election, he denounced Ron Paul and the entire 9/11 Truth movement in favor of Mitt Romney and John McCain. Basically, Beck was a neo-con up until the time it wasn’t cool to be one anymore.

I have a much easier explanation for the psychopathic Alex Jones and his writers: Glenn Beck is looking at opinion polls as a way of making himself. Lots of people are fed up with the government — but they’re not exactly flocking toward the Republicans, or anyone, really. Barack Obama is down to about 52% in most polls, but he’s not going to get much lower. Thirty percent of Americans are Republican (as they supported George Bush until the end; remember that?). The rest of the country feels disenfranchised because they basically hate everything. These are the people Glenn Beck is after. Many of them are simply paranoid because that’s how they are. Some of them are racists and are going to believe anything bad about Barack Obama simply because he’s black (see: birthers), and some are just getting involved in politics because they now see what their indifference brought us over the last eight years. What were once indifference-ers are now crazy-ers.

Make no mistake: Glenn Beck knows what he’s doing, but he’s not taking orders from the government in order to stop the 9/11 Truthers.

That’s actually really stupid to think.


North Korea Pulls Out Their Cock, Wants To Compare. Again

September 4, 2009
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North Korea…they’re always just this close to enriching uranium. Then what? They use the bomb? Good luck, dumbasses. Have fun getting your country paved over. Obama could use a fresh war. His approval ratings are dropping, you know.

Reuters:

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday that it was in the final stage of enriching uranium, a process that would give it a second path to making a nuclear weapon.

After a series of conciliatory gestures by the North over the past month, the announcement raises the stakes in efforts by the international community to convince the reclusive state to give up its nuclear weapons programme.

“Experimental uranium enrichment has successfully been conducted to enter into completion phase,” the KCNA news agency quoted North Korea’s United Nations delegation as saying in a letter to the head of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC).

On a similar but not really note: It was pretty funny when the North Korean government called Hillary Clinton a “funny lady, by no means intelligent.” They were basically just making fun of her for being a woman.