Archive for the ‘iran’ Category

Holbrooke: Iraq Civil War is Raging Out of Control…

May 11, 2007

Holbrooke: Iraq Civil War is Raging Out of Control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Richard Holbrooke, a former senior U.S. diplomat and a possible Democratic secretary of state, on Thursday described Iraq as a “civil war raging out of control” and a foreign policy crisis worse than Vietnam. Full Story

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Take the World Can’t Wait Quiz Iran & the Nuclear…

May 6, 2007

Take the World Can’t Wait Quiz

Iran & the Nuclear Bomb
President Bush and all the leading presidential contenders have said when it comes to Iran that no option including the nuclear option should be off the table. Today 3 aircraft carrier groups are presently conducting military exercises in the Gulf of Hormuz, the U.S. military command in the Middle East has been assumed for the first time by an admiral and plans currently exist to be able to launch an air attack on Iran within 24 hours.

1) The possibility of war with Iran:

a) is a good thing
b) never gonna happen – it’d be too crazy
c) will be prevented through sanctions on Iran
d) a real and present danger that could widen the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan and further inflame the whole region

2) What country in the Middle East refuses to officially confirm or deny that it has a nuclear weapon program and refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

3) Iran has agreed to be monitored by the IAEA and opened up its country to IAEA inspectors.

Yes or No?

4) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) severely criticized for falsifying information on Iran’s nuclear program. (name country)

5) What country(ies) has/have used nuclear weapons on civilian populations?

6) How many Iraqi civilians died between 1991 and 1997 due to sanctions imposed by the U.S.?

a) 55,000 b) 655,000 (c) 1.2 million (d) 1.5 million

Follow up question: How many children in Iraq died per month under U.S.-imposed sanctions?

a) 50 b) 500 (c) 2,500 (d) 5,000

Ready for the Results? Here we go:

1) Depends on what kind of future you want for the planet.

2) Israel

3) Yes

4) The U.S

5) The U.S.

6) C

Follow up question: D

Now that you’ve taken the quiz, test your friends, teachers, parents and people at work. You can download the quiz at http://www.worldcantwait.org.

WORLD CAN’T WAIT is aiming to have 3,000 people take this quiz on Iran and will be
publishing the final results on worldcantwait.org at the end of May. Let us know the results of the quiz in your town and send your results to
youth_students@worldcantwait.org (also include in how many people were surveyed).

http://www.worldcantwait.org

John McCain for President? God Help Us All Repu…

April 27, 2007

John McCain for President? God Help Us All

Republican Senator hopeful John McCain in the presidential race, has proven himself to be just another “pp”, a label that the late writer Kurt Vonnegut used meaning “psycho path”. This certainly would be the case when Senator McCain at a recent event chose to twist the Beach Boys classic “Barbara Ann” and replace it with the sick lyrics, “Bomb, Bomb Iran” in all the while singing and laughing in a disgusting fashion while the crowd joined this madman in his merriment.

Senator McCain proved to the American people that he’s just another madman who would act recklessly, without having the foresight or intelligence and act dangerously without understanding the middle east.

This is a time to put negotiation on the table with Iran. In the past they have proven themselves by participating in the negotiation process. The world can’t afford proposals such as Senator McCain’s.

A wise person once said that the definition of insanity is repeating what doesn’t work hoping for different results.

Iraq hasn’t worked so why would we expect to win in Iran?