Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday January 14, 2012...It's seems to be building up

  We seem to be building towards another confrontation.  Our politicians and news commentators seem angry towards Iran and seem to be looking for excuses to call them out.  Just when we finally got out of Iraq and are trying to wind down the war in Afghanistan it seems that some want to start another conflict with Iran.
The Republican presidential contenders have declared their belligerency toward Iranian officials who they accuse of moving toward nuclear weapons. The Iranian regime disputes that charge, claiming they are developing the technology for nuclear power and nuclear medicine.
The inspection teams of the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) that monitor compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which Iran belongs, have entered Iran numerous times and, while remaining suspicious, have not been able to find that country on the direct road to the Bomb.
Israel, with some help from the United States, appears to be conducting a covert war of sabotage and assassination inside Iran.

For many Americans the progression toward war with Iran has the feel of cattle being herded from the stockyard into the slaughterhouse, pressed steadily forward with no turning back, until some guy shoots a bolt into your head.

I only hope that level headed people will take the time to negotiate their differences and avoid another debacle like we started in Iraq.  It may be great business for the arms dealers and weapon makers, but it sure doesn't make sense for a country who is already deeply in debt. 

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