Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Adm. Michael Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations.
Bush sacks top generals in preparation for an Iran attack

Before the end of his rogue presidency, Bush seems determined to attack Iran.

The evidence for that becomes clearer every day. Not only is there an ongoing military build-up in the Gulf area but, more ominously, he has now sacked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, who is known not only to oppose an attack on Iran but to be an opponent of the neocons' plan for a Long or Generational War.

If the Senate approves his nomination, Pace's replacement will be Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen, who is much more in line with Bush and the PNAC neocons. At a recent address of US naval personnel in Pearl Harbour, Mullen stated that "The enemy now is basically evil and fundamentally hates everything we are -- the democratic principles for which we stand ... This war is going to go on for a long time. It's a generational war."

This is undiluted neocon talk: paranoia about hidden enemies justifying an endless war of imperialism, including the use of first-strike 'tactical' nuclear weapons, to subdue the rest of the world by military might and the doctrine of 'compellence,' the very same doctrine which is now forcing Russia to respond with the threat of deploying new nuclear weapons in a strategy of asymmetric warfare.

(Bush's Gift to the Military Industry: A New Cold War Arms Race with Russia)

By creating imaginary enemies, the will of the Military-Industrial Complex is served and a huge and increasing amount of US tax dollars channelled into the pockets of the arms producers.

When Pace goes, there may be a further shake-out of the Joint Chiefs to remove the other top brass who have reportedly opposed the Surge into Iran. I am afraid that may leave it all in the laps of Congress.

Either the Senate Democrats get their act together, block this appointment, AND get on with the overdue job of Impeachment, or we should be ready to start losing more American cities.

Blocking Mullen and Impeaching Bush may be the most important things we ever do.

(OpEd News)

Meanwhile, in what appears to be part of an orchestrated neocon campaign to press for an attack on Iran, arch-zionist Senator Joe Lieberman is again rattling his sabre by saying Bush must consider a military strike against Iran "because of Tehran's alleged involvement with Iraqi insurgents."

Lieberman said much of the action could probably be done by air, although he would leave the strategy to the generals in charge.

(The Age.com)

Pace says he refused to quit voluntarily

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