One more and then I will let you guys have the rest of the day off……
Hawks have been screaming this for a decade or more…..first it was Iran and their pursuit of nukes and more recently it has been Syria mainly because of the use of CWs on the population…….and most of this rallying around the bomb came from the Right wing….you know the fools like McCain, Graham, et al……but thank God cooler heads prevailed and diplomacy was used in getting Iran to come to the negotiation table and Syria to turn over their stores of CWs…….
But the “Bomb The Bastards” attitude has hung on even with some limited success in diplomacy…..but it is NEVER too far from the conversation…..NEVER! But there are a couple of reports coming from people and organizations that you would least expect……
Sec. Kerry in a recent interview with an Arabic news channel said when asked about the Iranian deal…..
Like most US diplomats, Secretary of State John Kerry is surely familiar with the formula of angrily condemning Iran and threatening war for perceived or future slights. One might even call it second nature.
But even with Kerry trying to talk up the merits of a nuclear deal with Iran in an al-Arabiya interview, he couldn’t get through the whole thing without threatening “the military option” against Iran.
Kerry said the US military is poised to attack Iran at any moment if they try to continue enrichment of uranium beyond permitted levels, a threat which would’ve made a lot more sense if the IAEA hadn’t already confirmed days ago that Iran has halted that enrichment and is complying with the deal.
Kerry went on to demand Iran stop all support for Hezbollah, saying they were prepared to “engage with Iran on other issues,” but that attacking Iran will always remain a possibility. (thanx to antiwar.com)
This from our head of diplomacy…..what was he thinking…..this could scuttle the talks and the deal….maybe that is his intention….after all he gets money from the Israeli PACs….
Iran is not the only threat out there….this one from the WaPo….you know that bastion of liberal reporting (at least that is the line the whack-a-dooles want to pass on)…….
An editorial in yesterday’s Washington Post urges President Obama to use the threat of a U.S. bombing campaign to achieve political ends on a transition deal in the Syria talks.
Obama “could force” a diplomatic agreement for a transition government in Syria “by presenting Mr. Assad with the choice of accepting them or enduring U.S. airstrikes.” With what must be Martian logic, the Post argues that Obama’s refusal to use the threat of violence is why atrocities continue to be committed in Syria.
The United Nations Charter, to which the United States is a high contracting party, prohibits “all members” from “the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.” The 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, to which the U.S. is also a signatory, establishes the principle that if a country threatens to use force during diplomatic negotiations, then all resulting treaties are invalid. “A treaty is void if its conclusion has been procured by the threat or use of force in violation of the principles of international law embodied in the Charter of the United Nations,” it states.
Back in August, the New York Times was even more blatant in its advocacy of criminal government when it published an Op-Ed titled, “Bomb Syria, Even If It Is Illegal.”
Just consider for a moment how corrupted the political dialogue in this country has to be for mainstream voices to openly and proudly call for their own government to commit war crimes.
This scares me! Just when you thought that US was thinking with a calmer head….we get these douche bags fanning the flames of military intervention……