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Can we stop this? 29 April 2006

Posted by marisacat in 2006 Mid Terms, 2008 Election, Iran, Iraq War.

doomsday clock Where does the horror end?  Perhaps it does not, not for decades.

 I understand we have brought invasion and occupation to Iraq and life is a spiraling horror there, but I am utterly weary of feeling that the precipice of the world, one that falls away to a great black abyss, is outside my back door.  I never signed on for "instigator", nor "invader" and certainly never for "occupier". 

  But here we are.

 A trade of insults, Iran wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth (not news, frankly, as rhetoric) now Ehud Olmert of Israel pungles up Hitler's name as reply….  Also not news.

 However, the Sunday Times of London is reporting:  

The attack on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called for Israel to be “wiped off the map”, came as it emerged that the head of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, secretly discussed the nuclear programme with officials in Washington last week.

Meir Dagan, the Mossad chief, is believed to have passed on the latest Israeli intelligence on covert Iranian plans for enriching uranium, with a warning that Tehran may be nearer to acquiring nuclear weapons than widely believed.

The Israeli leader’s comments, his most forceful condemnation of Ahmadinejad, came in an interview with the German newspaper Bild.


Dagan, a stocky former commando who was injured in the 1967 six-day war, was sent to Washington by Olmert, the victor of last month’s Israeli elections, to prepare the way for his own visit to the White House on May 23. The Mossad boss is thought to have held meetings with counterparts at the CIA, the Pentagon and national security council. “Dagan is not given to small talk and niceties,” said an Israeli intelligence source, who believes he told the Americans: “This is what we know and this is what we’ll do if you continue to do nothing.”

We always, always have the wrong "friends".

A senior Israeli source said in Washington last week that Israel could not allow Iran to spin out negotiations indefinitely. “If we do not see any progress on the political or economic track that convinces the Iranians to back down, one of the parties will use the military option,” he said.



1. Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2006

It does have a feeling of inevitability to it now.

Scary times.

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