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So you supposedly trust the Chinese considering they and Russia have been to an extent supported North Korea
Originally posted by Becker44
China yes the Russians could care less about North Korea.
I think you're failing to understand the dynamics. The Iranians keep threatening and posturing.
The Indians, and Pakistanis as well as Israel (other middle eastern counrties) do not partake in this dangerous game.
Originally posted by soldiermom
"anything but military intervention" is a little vague. Could you be more specific as to what you would do?
At the Board of Governors´ meeting on 9 September 2009, Director General Mohamed ElBaradei warned that continuing allegations that the IAEA was withholding information on Iran are politically motivated and totally baseless.
Originally posted by sanchoearlyjones
reply to post by soldiermom
The OP never stated his political stance. It wouldn't matter any ways. The Senator made the statement, and that is what We are debating here.
Your argument is rhetorical. Your downing one Person(the OP) for voicing his freedom of speech; by telling him to basically shut up because the Senator is only voicing his.
Your borderlining on Political bating, and I don't appreciate it. I am not Democrat, Republican, or Fascist as some are in this forum....apparently.
Oh, and I forgot, are You psychic???? How do You know anything about me?
Originally posted by dooper
We in the US don't have to do any such invasion of Iran.
The problem can be solved in fifteen minutes, and do so without putting one single boot on the ground.
but I'd hate for SG's delicate sensitivities to be upset
Originally posted by Southern Guardian
reply to post by soldiermom
I make no secret of my ideological stance. Thats not my concern however in this thread. Neither is it my concern of what "freedoms" you wish to protect for Mr Graham. My OP is regarding his warhawkish mentality and cost already to this nation. We had no business in Iraq, Bush lied about it, and yet individuals like this continue to spout the same warhawk talk to justify another invasion.
At 52, the life-long bachelor has been fodder for such rumors for years, but with the resignation of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho — the anti-gay politician who pled guilty to disorderly conduct after allegedly soliciting sex in an airport men's room — the internet is abuzz over who's next, and they're dying to know what's going on in Graham's bedroom
Normally I would not waste space on a story about gay politicians. But further down there is a story where Lindsey Graham is championing the idea that the US should attack and crush Iran on Israel's behalf because Israel cannot handle the job themselves.
Now it is no secret that Graham is a recipient of pro-Israel pack money, at least $65,000 so far.
But it is also no secret that Israel seeks out gay politicians, even plants "Hney traps" on them, in order to control them. As just one example, New Jersey Governor McGreevey was forced to resign when his gay affair with an Israeli, Golan Cipel. Cipel used to work at the Israeli consulate in New York City (the radioactive one) and is a suspected Mossad agent. Prior to being outed for their affair, McGreevey had placed Cipel in charge of New Jersey's own Homeland Security efforts.
So, if Lindsey Graham is indeed gay, and if Israel has compromised him the way that they compromised McGreevey (given Lindsey's anti-gay voting record), then it may be that Lindsey is willing to send your children off to be killed and crippled in a war with Iran just to stay in the closet.
And that is a #ty reason to lose your kid.
Personally I think it is time for all the nasty little secrets of our politicians to be exposed, not out of vengeance, not out of prurient interest, but simply to remove the means for them to be blackmailed into sending our kids off to die in a foreign war for a foreign government.
Originally posted by soldiermom
I'm not trying to protect anyone's freedom of speech.
In early March, Fox News reported that Senator Lindsay Graham had asked Attorney General John Ashcroft "to provide him with a legal assessment of those Americans headed to or already in Iraq to offer themselves as 'human shields.' " Graham compared Americans acting as human shields with John Walker Lindh.
"It is my opinion that any American who voluntarily engages in conduct to impede a potential American military operation, and who thereby endangers the lives of our nation's men and women in uniform, is participating in a program designed to weaken the power of the United States to wage war successfully. I strongly believe efforts to impede a potential military operation against Iraq should be strongly dealt with and I am seeking your assistance in this matter."
Republicans visit Honduras despite US coup policy
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Four U.S. Republican lawmakers met with Honduras' interim president on Friday in a challenge to Washington's condemnation of the coup that brought him to power.
The brief, amicable visit with the leaders of the coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya highlights a divide in Washington, where the Obama administration is working to reinstate Zelaya but many conservatives side with the government installed after soldiers arrested the president in his pajamas and flew him into exile.
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, the leader of the delegation, said before the trip that even calling Zelaya's overthrow a coup is "ill-informed and baseless."
DeMint and three representatives—Aaron Schock and Peter Roskam of Illinois and Doug Lamborn of Colorado—smiled for photographs in a book-lined office of the stately presidential palace with interim President Roberto Micheletti. They slipped out of the palace through a rear entrance, avoiding dozens of journalists waiting for a planned news conference that never materialized.