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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:17 PM
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Gates says Iran seeks to cause chaos
This just in from America, source of peace and truth for the entire world:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071208/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/gates_iran
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:19 PM
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1. That's not from America, it's from one element of this illegitimate regime n/t
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:50 PM
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3. True dat.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:23 PM
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2. The King's Mouthpiece has spoken
and from his mouth spewed predicable bull****

"Follow the money"
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:51 PM
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4. "Follow the money."
What, do you smell Iranian OIL?
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:57 PM
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5. Ever hear that bull**** about "a new caliphate"?
it sounds like what we're doing- setting up a kingdom of Bushco.

"What?! God didn't put that Oil under us?!?! Time to move the kingdom!"
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AdHocSolver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 12:16 AM
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6. A mouthpiece for the regime that brought the world the totally avoidable Iraq war.
The most telling statements of Gates' speech:

(snip)....
In a complex region where partnerships do not come easy, Gates said the countries need to pull together and develop regional air and missile defense systems. He also said Gulf nations should cast aside their sectarian differences and support the struggling new government in Iraq.
....

You need to create some chaos when you want to scare countries in the region so that you can sell them your overpriced weapons systems. How else can you ensure huge profits for your supporters in the military/industrial complex.

(snip)....
"The progress is real. But it is also fragile," he said. "The Iraqi government must use this breathing space bought with the blood of American, Coalition and Iraqi troops to pass critical legislation."
....

The "critical legislation" Gates wants them to sign are the contracts that give control of Iraqi oil and all the profits from its sale to the American oil companies.


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Some countries, he said, "may believe our resolve has been corroded by the challenges we face at home and abroad. This would be a grave misconception."
....

Translation: Even though Bush/Cheney credibilty at home and abroad is crumbling, Bush/Cheney will continue this devastang warfare in the Middle East to ensure the profits of US oil companies and miltary contractors even if it destroys the US economy, its military capabilties, its middle class, its infrastructure, and its standing as a world power.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 04:25 PM
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7. Kick.
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 05:50 PM
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8. Funny Gates should mention Nazi Germany. He really has a point there.
Who would start a nuclear weapons programs and then abandon it? It just can't be done right? Well lets start with Nazi Germany. Because they did exactly that. The Nazi's started a nuclear weapons program durring WWII that sent some German scientists running to Albert Einstein. Then Einstein went running to FDR. Thus began our race with Nazi Germany for the atomic bomb. Little did they know that the Nazi's abandoned their program shortly after it started. So Gates does have a very valid point in mentioning Nazi Germany in his Iran arguement. But it's entirely counterproductive to Bush & Cheney position. This is even without invoking Godwins Law. It just gets worse from there. Complete irrelevence. Yeah, that's Bush & Cheney alright. So in a way Gates did get something right.
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