Thursday, May 11, 2006

Armageddon, indeed

A month ago I predicted it. It looks like next month it will come true:

The Raw Story | US military, intelligence officials raise concern about possible preparations for Iran strike
Concern is building among the military and the intelligence community that the US may be preparing for a military strike on Iran, as military assets in key positions are approaching readiness, RAW STORY has learned.

According to military and intelligence sources, an air strike on Iran could be doable in June of this year, with military assets in key positions ready to go and a possible plan already on the table.

Remember Karl Rove's reassurance that, contra the awful poll numbers, the Democrats would not take over Congress? Wondering why Bush still looks cheerful even though things seem to be going so badly for him?

Richard Cohen is just chaff -- the shiny aluminum confetti used to distract enemy radar. The real missiles are almost in position.
And I am afraid that nothing short of immediate impeachment -- or a mutiny -- will stop it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it too early for us to start with the "No War in Iran" protest marches?

Or is it already too late? The mind boggles at the thought.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Eric Soderstrom said...

Any chance some renegade senator could introduce a bill requiring Congressional Approval before any future military action? I mean, I know it's in the constitution already, and would probsbly fail, but it would at least get this publicized. It would also put a wedge between the administration and some of the GOP facing reelection.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell have you morons been smoking? I need some because you all still think a PROTEST has any effect. Get a grip. There will be NO mutiny. There will be NO impeachment. What, you think unca Karl didn't already plan for that? Dirty Dick sure has been. Dead bodies is the only thing gonna stop this mess.

11:13 AM  
Blogger bluememe said...

Congressional action is irrelevant, esoder -- Congress is irrelevant. Congress passes laws, Bush ignores them. They could withdraw funding, but Rummy would just take the $ from another slush fund.

And you're right, Anonymous -- protest is irrelevant and impeachment ain't going to happen, at least not until the next Congress. (Isn't it amazing how going after Clinton's booty call paradoxically raised the bar?)

So waht we are left with is the hope that our warriors will disobey orders and refuse to go to war.

I'm not optimistic.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can we make it safe or welcoming enough for those who know what's going on to come out from behind the curtain and share their information with the rest of us? Is there a truly anonymous channel that could open up?

There must be thousands of people who are not retired generals who could save a lot of lives here and overseas by speaking up now.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blue -- does it strike you as odd that your "best hope" rests on the shoulders of people dumb enough, broke enough, or arrogant enough to enter the armed services?
Information is not lacking, evidence is not lacking, evildoing is not in short supply. What is missing is BALLS, the real courage of one's convictions. Now is the time guys. "If we only had a little more this or that..." is only an excuse for inaction. For obvious reasons I remain THAT anonymous.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This scares the hell out of me. What the military does best is follow orders, and that bodes ill for resistance, much less mutiny. As you outlined in your article about armageddon a while back, the ships in and around the gulf are in a worse position than Cheney's hunting partner. Will a couple of Sunburn missiles be enough to divert attention away from the NSA's phone surveillance program? Never mind the ensuing cataclysm.

12:48 PM  

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