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No One Ever Ran From Iran

With news of Iran’s recent missile-tests provoking threats from Israel and a warning from the US, the world is hanging to their seats the way a child might cling to their popcorn in an action movie thriller. The international theatre is literally on hold until the 48-hour interlude between Iran, Israel and the US dissolves, and it’s ridiculous. The world already knows Iran is an abominated militaristic theocracy and that their president is a near lunatic in denial of Israel’s (and gays’) right to exist. Especially with the way the New Media makes it a priority of broadcasting Ahmadinejad’s embarrassing rhetoric at every chance they get. But at the end of the day when the reels quit turning, Iran’s threat is the only thing to fall from the sky, landing like an empty bombshell in a barren dessert.

Yet Americans insist Iran is a threat. A threat to whom? Their best missiles are Photoshopped into images in the place of duds! They’re nowhere near going nuclear, and Israel’s boom of military firepower makes Iran’s look like the snap of a toy cap gun. What a joke!

Something that we have to grow to understand is that Iran isn’t trying to pick a fight with the US. Just think, when was the last time a war was fought on US soil? We are the occupiers and the guys with the big guns, not the other way around. But let’s tip the media slant and suppose we were them. As a people of centuries age with a land, religion and culture that is entirely ours, wouldn’t we challenge the right to defend ourselves from strangers that move within our borders and proclaim themselves sovereign? Yes, we would—and have—during the Revolutionary War.

It’s the same with Israel. A few decades ago we scribbled lines onto a map and put a wedge in the region because a book said so; meanwhile, the Persians and Palestinians were forced off their lands. Today, however, Israel remains where it is and we must cope with their presence regardless of whether they belong there or not, fine. But we need to calm down over Iran. These are missile-tests within their borders! Let them prove they are a force to be reckoned with. After all, why not? We’ve been doing it since before the Cold War, showing Russia not to mess with us by nuking Japan back to the Stone Age. First we terrorize; then we send diplomats.

When America cries for diplomacy, they really mean hypocrisy. I’m just relieved to have won the lottery coming into this world. At least, I’m on the side that gets to make the rules.

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Kim is left to his whim

Today our President announced that North Korea will come out from the duns corner and again join the international community as they stop their nuclear armament program.

The good news is that the US may have in-part redeemed themselves from the so-called WMDs in Iraq, which justified the warped notion of a global war on terror that has left us with lost lives and a patch of sand. The not so good news is that the US is erasing North Korea off the terrorist sponsor list and dropping sanctions that were brought on by Kim Jong-il’s dictatorship and bent on making the world an angry place.

But the really bad news is that the North’s declaration is not expected to reveal three dark secrets: the nuclear bombs the North has already produced; its alleged attempts to produce nuclear arms by secretly enriching uranium, which triggered the ongoing crisis in 2002; and accusations that the North helped Syria build a nuclear plant.

That means we’re doing North Korea a favor in exchange for zilch since the North’s nuclear reactors were disabled late last year under US supervision. I get the feeling that the nuclear reactor scheduled for demolition on Friday is largely symbolic. The only good that comes out of this is to our global image, which we cannot fully share the glory of since China and a host of four other countries were involved in negotiations with North Korea as well.

All UN sanctions will still be in place for the gross human rights violations that go on every day in the North and Kim Jong-il will still be in power keeping his people starved and miserable.

I suppose the only real excitement out of all of this is that tomorrow (Friday) I will have posted the plant’s demolition, which should make for a decent light show—no promises on a nuclear bomb though.


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