The righteous bombers

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It is surely obvious now to anybody with even a basic understanding of history, politics and the nature of fascism that something revolutionary has to be done within months — if not weeks — if we are to preserve world peace.

Put boldly and simply, we have to drop a nuclear bomb on Iran.

Canadian right to lifer Michael Coren, Sept 2, 2006

From Peter Dyer’s archive courtesy of Phil Little the following:

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly who – regarding both Afghanistan and Iraq – advocated such crimes forbidden by the Geneva Convention as collective punishment of civilians (Gen. Con. IV, Art. 33); attacking civilian targets (Protocol I, Art. 51); destroying water supplies (Protocol I Art. 54 Sec. 2) and even starvation (Protocol I, Art. 54 Sec. 1).

Sept. 17, 2001: “The U.S. should bomb the Afghan infrastructure to rubble: the airport, the power plants, their water facilities, and the roads” in the event of a refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden to the U.S. Later, he added: “This is a very primitive country. And taking out their ability to exist day to day will not be hard.  … We should not target civilians. But if they don’t rise up against this criminal government, they starve, period.”
 
On March 26, 2003, a few days after the invasion of Iraq began, O’Reilly said: “There is a school of thought that says we should have given the citizens of Baghdad 48 hours to get out of Dodge by dropping leaflets and going with the AM radios and all that. Forty-eight hours, you’ve got to get out of there, and flatten the place.”

Another tremendously influential journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner and former executive editor of the New York Times, the late A.M. Rosenthal, also advocated attacking civilian targets and collective punishment in regard to waging war against Muslim nations in the Middle East.

In a Sept. 14, 2001, column, “How the U.S. Can Win the War,” Rosenthal wrote that the U.S. should give Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria and Sudan three days to consider an ultimatum demanding they turn over documents and information related to weapons of mass destruction and terrorist organizations.

During these three days, “the residents of the countries would be urged 24 hours a day by the U.S. to flee the capital and major cities, because they would be bombed to the ground beginning the fourth day.”

Ann Coulter, on the Sean Hannity Show on July 21, 2006, called for another war and more punishment of civilians, this time in Iran: “Well, I keep hearing people say we can’t find the nuclear material, and you can bury it in caves. How about we just, you know, carpet-bomb them so they can’t build a transistor radio? And then it doesn’t matter if they have the nuclear material.”

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    wmgrace Says:

    Those who believe in diplomacy, negotiation and sound reasoning to solve complex political problems should be celebrating, as the threat of a US military strike against Syria winds down or possibly drops off the radar screen. I guess that all depends on how quickly Syria hands over to an outside agency, its chemical weapons stockpiles. Or how well Russia plays its hand as chief negotiator.

    A few days ago, Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, stated that German intelligence, as reported by AP, believes that rogue elements in the Syrian army delivered the chemical attack without the approval of President Assad. It will be interesting to see over time, just what happened in Syria between the military and Assad. Grayson made it very, very clear that congressmen were given little evidence concerning who was responsible for the chemical attack, nor adequate information about the military’s proposed “surgical strike” – and yet they were still expected to support Obama’s illegal (according to both US and International law) military operation.

    As Grayson put it, “the American people have spoken”. He thinks email campaigns, petitions, demonstrations and other efforts by the people really did have a lot to do with convincing Congress not to support the illegal war. The build-up to the military strike, the messaging from the White House and the overall lack of truth, was just too similar to the Iraqi adventure, for anyone to take John Kerry seriously.


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