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February 20, 2012   opednews.com

“Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”- George Orwell

NBC- “The White House announced new Iran sanctions Monday amid a continuing impasse in international efforts to pressure Iran to curb its nuclear program. President Obama issued the sanctions in an executive order Sunday. In a pre-Super Bowl interview that afternoon, he said the United States still seeks a diplomatic resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue. Obama also said that he thinks Israel has not yet decided whether it will carry out unilateral preemptive air strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities–a development that the United States seeks to avoid.”

Any kind of additional military activity inside the Gulf is disruptive and has a big effect on us,” Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer in the interview. “It could have a big effect on oil prices. We’ve still got troops in Afghanistan, which borders Iran.

“The President is fomenting a crisis where there is none, creating a new crisis while pretending to prevent one. Sanctions are a legal definition for a targeted blockade and a blockade is considered an act of war. The world and the politics of the world have always been fucked, but perhaps now, are just more fucked.

The United States is actively and deliberately pursuing an aggressive military foreign policy. For more than a decade the United States has declared arbitrarily the right to attack any nation or state solely based on its own imaginary reasoning.

“In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely.”        —Hunter S. Thompson


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One Comment

  1. Patty Guerrero February 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Don’t understand the wonderful pic of my favorite person, Mark Twain, when the article never quotes him.

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