Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Why the 15 British soldiers are REALLY held captive

Thusfar the US media has told us that 15 British soldiers have been captured by the Iranian government. We were told that they were captured because Iran says that they were in Iranian waters. Rumors are already circulating about a Good Friday attack on Iran. British PM Tony Blair says that the British soldiers were in Iraqi waters and for that reason they should be immediately released. Well once again I see that we are not being told the real story. Once again we see a crucial foul-up by the Bush administration. It always seems be the case that if you want to know the truth you have to depend on the press that is outside of the United States when it comes to international matters. According to The Independent (UK) The United States was making an attempt to capture the head of Iranian security, which turned out to be a miserafble failure. It appears as if the 15 British soldiers were assisting the US in the accomplishment of this objective. "Better understanding of the seriousness of the US action in Arbil - and the angry Iranian response to it - should have led Downing Street and the Ministry of Defence to realise that Iran was likely to retaliate against American or British forces such as highly vulnerable Navy search parties in the Gulf. The two senior Iranian officers the US sought to capture were Mohammed Jafari, the powerful deputy head of the Iranian National Security Council, and General Minojahar Frouzanda, the chief of intelligence of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, according to Kurdish officials.'' How can this ridiculously idiotic move be justified in the eyes of the world. This act once again seriously damages the integrity of the United States. It also gives Iranian leadership political ammunition to convince their people of the need for further nuclear development for defensive purposes as a deterrent to United States aggression. This should be considered one of at least six impeachable acts committed by this president, yet with the exception of John Conyers and a few of his allies nothing is being done towards impeaching George W. Bush, even when the opposing party controls both houses of the legislative branch. The rest of the world is more than likely to think that the only impeachful offense is having sex out of wedlock. It's ok to bring your country into a war based on a lie and have over 3,500 soldiers killed. It's ok to remove Habeus Corpus. It's ok to spy on your own citizens without congressional approval. It's ok to remove district attorneys for doing their jobs. There are those who say that Mr. Bush only has a year left in his presidency and that we should just wait until his term is over. I say look at the damage he has caused in seven years. Why give him one more year to create even more havoc?

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