Friday, September 23, 2005

Invade!... but at least change "the script"!!!

Perhaps, they should seriously think about changing the script justifying the invasion of a sovereign country.

Back in Oct 2002, the CIA's National Intelligence Council page had stated:

"Iraq has largely rebuilt missile and biological weapons facilities damaged during Operation Desert Fox and has expanded its chemical and biological infrastructure under the cover of civilian production."

3 years later, today,a US States Dept spokesman said:

"We have no doubt that if Iran continues on the path that it has chosen to follow for these past years, pursuing nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, that they would be reported, and should be reported, to the Security Council..."

Just google "Under the cover of civilian nuclear program", and the stale - and noble -justification for "preemptive war" loses its novelty - and ethical - value

...and in case, if wants to shrug this away as a semantic coincidence, here is another curious repeat of history (Some earlier posts - e.g., "The New "Axis of Evil" - or emerging Geo-Political "Continental Shift"", "The Collapse of Dollar Economy?", etc. - had touched upon this):

A news-report earlier this month - Will the Iranian Oil Bourse Threten the Dollar? - states:

"Tehran reconfirmed that it plans to create a euro-based exchange in oil — to compete with the London and New York dollar-denominated oil exchanges, both American-owned.... The proposed March 2006 launch of the Iranian oil bourse (iob), if successful, would give the euro a foothold in the international oil trade, solidifying its status as an alternative oil transaction currency. This, in turn, could be a catalyst for a major currency flight from the dollar to the euro—and a disaster for America."

Rings a bell?

well... back since 2000, Iraq had also started selling oil in Euro !!!

...thus setting the stage for Gulf War-II

1. US Brushes off lack of support for action on Iran
2. CIA 2002: Iraq’s Continuing Program for Weapons of Mass Destruction
3. Google: Under the cover of civilian nuclear program
4. "The New "Axis of Evil" - or emerging Geo-Political "Continental Shift""
5. "The Collapse of Dollar Economy?"
6. Will the Iranian Oil Bourse Threten the Dollar?
7. U.N. to let Iraq sell oil for euros, not dollars
8. Gulf War II: Saving the US$ against Euro

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