With that in mind I like you am keeping abreast of events in Pakistan and the fact that elections may be curtailed for 4 months, Bhutto's 19 year old son will now represent the PPK if there are elections, the increased turmoil and mayhem, the ridiculous explanations for Benazir's death, and the idea that Al Qaeda killed Benazir. I happen to believe that Al Qaeda is merely the cover to hide the real truth as to what is really happening and why as it is here.
We will end up deeply involved in Pakistan and this is still just taking shape. Everything Bush has done including the MDS in Poland and Czechoslovakia is designed to instigate the world to war and he is succeeding. Remember while Pakistan is beginning to erupt with promises that the chief warmonger will intervene Russia is strengthening ties with India with promises of more military hardware and help.
This morning I wanted to get away from that subject but then the news I saw made it impossible as it reminded me that we expect Bush to do something in 2008 so he can stay in power. Well in light of that this is just too opportunistic for Bush and too much to ignore! I really have to wonder why the timing? who is goading who? the excuse for war will be found by one side or the other! Iran said Sunday that it will begin operation of the country's first nuclear power plant in the summer of 2008 using half its 1,000 megawatt capacity, the official news agency IRNA reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the Russians, who are helping build the light-water reactor in the southern Iranian town of Bushehr, will have completed nuclear fuel shipments by the summer, paving the way for its launch. Half of the capacity of the Bushehr nuclear power plant will be launched in the summer of the coming year," IRNA quoted Mottaki as saying.
Tehran heralded the initial shipment as a victory, saying it proved its nuclear program was peaceful, not a cover for weapons development as claimed by the U.S. and some of its allies. That will not deter Bush! The U.S. downplayed the first delivery, and both Washington and Moscow said the supply of nuclear fuel meant Iran had no need to continue its uranium enrichment program -- a process that can provide fuel for a reactor or fissile material for a bomb. Iran insisted it would continue enriching uranium because it needed to provide fuel to a 300-megawatt light-water reactor it was building in the southwestern town of Darkhovin. Iranian officials have said they plan to generate 20,000 megawatts of electricity through nuclear energy in the next two decades.
The U.S. has pushed through two sets of U.N. sanctions against Iran demanding it suspend uranium enrichment and has been urging Security Council members to pass a third set. Iran has defied U.N. demands, and Washington's effort to impose harsher measures has been complicated by the recent intelligence report, and resistance from Russia and China. Iran nuclear plant to launch in 2008
There is no reason for confrontation or war here but that will not deter Bush. He will continue to instigate until Iran breaks and starts it or he can find an excuse to initiate it. The timing is telling! Iran declares they will be running by the summer of 2008. That is just great! Perfect! The chief idiot is expected to act on Iran before his time is up. That gives him the perfect incentive to act next summer! What do you think?
I heard a lot of information today ratcheting this call to world war up but the other story I want to include hits right at the source of all of this, the Israel US connection! Mass murderer Osama Bin Laden threatened Saturday to expand his holy war to Israel - vowing "blood for blood, destruction for destruction." The chilling threat came in a 56-minute audiotape posted on the Internet in which the Saudi-born militant said Al Qaeda will fight to destroy Israel. "We intend to liberate Palestine, the whole of Palestine from the [Jordan] river to the sea," Bin Laden declared. "We will not recognize even 1 inch for Jews in the land of Palestine as other Muslim leaders have ... "
"I assure our kin in Palestine especially that we shall expand our jihad." Bin Laden has long tried to exploit the cause of Palestinians for his own ends - though after 9/11, the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat famously criticized him for doing nothing to help Palestine's quest for statehood. Al Qaeda is not seen as a major threat to the Jewish state. But militants linked to Bin Laden have posed a threat to Lebanon's unity government and quietly forced Washington to ratchet up security aid to Beirut.
Most of Bin Laden's latest tape dealt with Iraq. The Al Qaeda leader accused Washington of plotting to take control of Iraq's oil and urged Iraqis to reject efforts to rebuild a U.S.-backed unity government there. "Our duty is to foil these dangerous schemes, which try to prevent the establishment of an Islamic state in Iraq, which would be a wall of resistance against American schemes to divide Iraq," he said. A number of Sunni Arab tribes in Iraq's western Anbar province have joined forces to form an "Awakening Council" to fight Al Qaeda-linked insurgents. U.S. officials credit the coalition with sharply reducing violence in the province, and military officials have been working to form similar councils in other areas. Bin Laden specifically denounced Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha, the former leader of the Anbar Awakening Council, who was killed in an Al Qaeda bombing in September. "The most evil of the traitors are those who trade away their religion for the sake of their mortal life," Bin Laden said. The tape was notable for its unusually direct attack on Israel. Bin Laden calls for Jihad on Israel