Bush is targeting Iran NOWSubmitted by Cruisegurl4Paul on Sun, 01/13/2008 - 16:40
As I and others suspected about Bush's trip to the Middle East, it is not about "a renewed push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace pact," but in fact a trip to garner support from other nations in the region to move forcefully against Iran.
CNN reports Bush's statements today: "Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere," Bush said. "So the United States is strengthening our long-standing security commitments with our friends in the Gulf, and rallying friends around the world to confront this danger before it is too late."
This probably also explains why he's announced billions of dollars in aid to oil-rich Saudi Arabia. Why are we giving money to one of the richest countries in the Middle East? Because he's probably buying Saudi support for Bush's plan to invade Iran.
Bush is making all sorts of deals with "our friends in the Gulf" to get them to support or, at the very least, stand aside while the US government prepares to invade Iran.
As I watch this unfold, I begin to fall into a deep funk about what we Americans can really, practically do to stop this war-mongering president.
I have grave doubts that Congress will stop him, as the Democrats in power have failed to live up to their mid-term election promise to "bring our troops home" so I doubt they will stop Bush from attacking Iran. They have shown themselves to be weak-minded and weak-willed against this president. (I had been a Democrat since voting for Reagan and voted Democratic in our last election. I now support Paul, obviously.)
In addition, there is no way with current mass media so controlled by corporations whose owners are solidly behind Bush's policies, to communicate the TRUTH to Americans about what kind of track this nation is on.
My funk is fed by the depressing thought that I am, in actuality, totally powerless against our government's insane defense and monetary policies.
The fact is, folks, that the majority of Americans do not read blogs like these (or any others on the Internet for that matter); they watch the news - either network or cable.
In addition, when I talk to others about the direction this country has been and is heading - so far afield of our Constitution that we might as well throw the document away - they feel powerless too. I often hear, "Now you see why I don't bother to even vote anymore."
They feel that even if Ron Paul were elected president, he would be powerless to move our Congress in the right direction. When you think about the kind of overhaul that would be required of our Congress to get some of the most important Paul policies enacted, it seems an insurmountable task indeed.
So, you tell me how we can stop Bush's next invasion in the Middle East or the REAL ID card or a move toward a North American Union?
The truth is out there, folks, but most Americans either 1) don't know how to find it or 2) think it's conspiracy nutball crap that isn't worth considering. Most Americans find it an impossible notion that our government has been and still is working to dismantle the power of our Constitution, and thus our liberties and freedom, step by step. Most Americans cannot believe that the US government could be working against their citizen's liberties as much as any Communist country is working against their citizen's liberties, you see? Their psyche just won't accept it. How could our own government lie to us? How could our government seek to place power and money in the hands of the few at the expense of the many?
Most Americans are still scared of the terrorist boogeyman made all too scary by an overblown depiction of their power by our government because all Bush has to say is the phrase "nuclear weapon" and most Americans will find themselves behind his plan to bomb Iran.
I don't know how we can stop him, do you?
OK, rant over. ;)
Thanks for listening.