The drumbeats for another U.S. war, this time against Iran, are getting louder and louder.
Can you hear it?
This morning’s headline story on Drudge Report: “Paper: Military action against Iran ‘likely’…” Here’s what the UK’s Guardian says, Feb. 17, 2012:
“Officials in key parts of the Obama administration are increasingly convinced that sanctions will not deter Tehran from pursuing its nuclear programme, and believe that the US will be left with no option but to launch an attack on Iran or watch Israel do so.”
Consider what Jay Weidner wrote in his column “Smoking Out the Monster,” Feb. 17, 2012 [words in pink are mine ~Eowyn]:
“There is something in the air. Those of us who have been around for a while can almost smell it. It is the smell of the Monster. It is putrid and greasy. The Monster hides its ugly face from all of us. It fears to show itself. […]
Now with the smoke of war on the horizon the Monster has been forced to show its teeth and claws. […]
In the last few days a number of coincidental(?) events have occurred that bear discussion.
1.) Yesterday, out of the blue, Three of the four Republican candidates for President decided to not do the CNN debate. Ron Paul was the only one willing to debate. CNN canceled the debate. Neither Gingrich nor Santorum have any money. Why would they renege on a chance for a national audience? [read more here]
2). Judge [Andrew] Napalitano was coming out fiercely for Ron Paul on his great show Freedom Watch. He was fired last week by Fox Business Channel. It should be noted that the Judge was also fiercely anti-war. [Here’s the 5-minute speech that got Napolitano fired:]
3.) Stephen Colbert came out, in a serious manner, for Ron Paul.
Yesterday his show was ‘suspended’. [ostensibly due to a “family emergency” — his mom’s illness]
4.) Pat Buchanan was fired from MSNBC yesterday. He was against the current wars and would surely be against an attack on Iran. He was probably a secret Ron Paul supporter also. [read more here] […]
What is going here?
War is coming. The Monster is attempting to get rid of and/or silence anyone who is against the corrupt criminal warmongers that rule this country.“
So what is so objectionable about Ron Paul? Paul has said the following:
“Far from defeating the enemy, our current polices provide incentive for more people to take up arms against us.”
“We have an empire. We can’t afford it.”
“Acting as the world’s policeman and nation-building weakens our country, puts our troops in harm’s way, and sends precious resources to other nations in the midst of an historic economic crisis.”
Ron Paul has been called anti-Semitic because of his stance on Israel. Here’s an interesting video showing that what Paul recommends for America’s policy toward Israel is entirely consistent with what Israel’s PM Netanyahu himself insists:
If Ron Paul were really anti-Semitic or a knee-jerk pacifist-isolationist, why is it that he’s received more financial support from active-duty members of the US military than any other 2012 presidential candidate?
The United States is broke. Our national debt is over $15 TRILLION, and now exceeds our gross national product. Our military is spread thin and our soldiers are weary and suffer unprecedented rates of PTSD and suicide.
We can’t afford another war!!!