THE MIDDLE EASTERN SWAGGER

[COMMENT:  How would you respond to this?  Is Brownlow being accurate and fair?  E. Fox]

 

 By David Brownlow
July 3, 2005
NewsWithViews.com   http://www.newswithviews.com/Brownlow/david42.htm

As Condoleezza Rice made her spike-healed strut through the Middle East last week barking out commands like, "Now, we are taking a different course. We are supporting the democratic aspirations of all people," you could almost hear the click as another U-235 round was slammed into the Iranian nuclear shotgun.

And it is hard to blame the Iranians for wanting to protect themselves from this new form of American terror called, “democracy.”

In the twisted morality of the New World Order we are building, it is we Americans who get to decide who lives and who dies in this grand quest for global “democracy.” Because we know what is best for all the peoples of the world, and if we have to kill a hundred thousand Iraqis supporting their “democratic aspirations,” then so be it. That is the price we are willing to make them pay for their “freedom.”

Of course, Bush is not about to be outdone by Condi. So while she swaggered throughout the Middle East, threatening the Iranians and just about everyone else who got in her way, GWB was back here at home firing off this classic shot of Bush doublespeak:

"Today, Iran is ruled by men who suppress liberty at home and spread terror across the world. Power is in the hands of an unelected few who have retained power through an electoral process that ignores the basic requirements of democracy." What utter, hypocritical nonsense:

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! How that man can get away with spouting off such complete garbage without anyone in “conservative” leadership calling him on it, is simply amazing.

Then Bush goes on in the same speech to make this rather disturbing threat to the Iranian people, "As you stand for your own liberty, the people of America stand with you."

Translation: Sure, we’ll stand for your liberty all right. When you hear the sound of cluster bombs exploding in your neighborhood you will know your liberty is getting close.

If we could spend even five seconds in the shoes of an Iranian patriot who loves his country just as much as we do ours, maybe we could realize that if you and I were sitting in the crosshairs of “American freedom” the way the Iranians are, we would want our government to do whatever it took to protect us – whether that meant building nuclear weapons or not.

In fact, looking at this from the Iranian standpoint, the belligerence of Bush and his lying little band of merry yes-men as they swagger throughout the Middle East, threatening anyone who dares cross them - nearly guarantees that the Iranian government will pursue a nuclear protection for their people.

And it will be hard to blame them when they do.

© 2005 David Brownlow - All Rights Reserved

[COMMENT:  In my opinion, Brownlow is pretty much on target about the drift toward an American "empire".  His challenges can be denied only by burying our heads in the sand. 

That in no way justifies Iran's behavior, but if we do not take those terrible logs to which he very rightly refers out of our own eye, we will be of little help in promoting real freedom around the world.  The so-called "liberal democracy" which Bush et al espouse is neither liberal nor democratic.  It always ends up on a mind-controlled tyranny.  Mostly through the government-controlled education system.  

His contemptuous attitude and use of "swagger", however, are not helpful, and he is dismissive of any possible good coming out of the Iraq situation.  We do not need to take pot-shots at people.  We need to clarify the issues.  I see no clear sense of a winning strategy from him, and I think he does not know how to pull forth our latent Biblical heritage.  That is the deeper problem, much deeper than the political one. 

If parents take back from government the education of our children, we just might become again a free people.   If not, not.   E. Fox]

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