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‘Bush reportedly rejected Israeli plea to raid Iran-AP

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush rejected a plea from Israel last year to help it raid Iran’s main nuclear complex, opting instead to authorize a new U.S. covert action aimed at sabotaging Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program, The New York Times reported.

Israel’s request was for specialized bunker-busting bombs that it wanted for an attack that tentatively involved flying over Iraq to reach Iran’s major nuclear complex at Natanz, where the country’s only known uranium enrichment plant is located, the Times reported Saturday in its online edition. The White House deflected requests for the bombs and flyover but said it would improve intelligence-sharing with Israel on covert U.S. efforts to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.

The covert efforts, which began in early 2008, involved plans to penetrate Iran’s nuclear supply chain abroad and undermine electrical systems and other networks on which Iran relies, the Times said, citing interviews with current and former U.S. officials, outside experts and international nuclear inspectors who spoke on condition of anonymity’.(AP News)
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Israel cannot depend on the US to fight their wars. Israel having acquired the nuclear capability must know Iran have the right to acquire the same capability(if they care to) since Iran have the same compelling reason as they. When one builds a nuclear complex in a very covert fashion no one needs to ask for what purpose it is. We see Los Alamos repeated over and over again. Israel’s special friendship with the US is going to be tested much more in the future. I foresee a veil of isolationism falling over the US in the coming decade since their own domestic program and economy need every resource they can muster. So Israel have to learn to coexist with moderate Palestinian faction and do everything to prove that they do have a genuine peace initiative in their relations with their neighbors.
benny

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A bad government may justify its unjust laws with all the persuasive powers at its command; but it can only buy time.
In recent times what happened at Waco, Texas made its impact resulting in Oklahoma bombing. Five years to the day. So many innocent lives were lost because of a wrong decision. Due to an infirmity in Law.
Posse Comitatus is a legal term: it means law enforcement in unusual circumstances. Many groups in the heartland of America have surfaced one way or other, from the very inception of the Republic to safeguard their private interests and freedom. Since Posse Comitatus law allowed Federal troops to be sent to trouble spots across the land, the question always remained in minds of people if their presence was really necessary and not a cover for a more ‘darker’ purpose? These groups could also draw their force from past events in their history. Most egregious of these must have been the atrocities that had come attached to the presence of Posse Comitatus during the Reconstruction period.
The Federal troops can only deal with ‘the clear and present danger’ of riots and the like. They cannot remove what is in the hearts and minds of people. Thus every bad law has a potential danger of breeding discontent; so has social unrest following economic or political upheavals driving innocents unwittingly into cult groups. Thus would a bad law spin out of control cutting a wide swath in any society weakening it by and by.
In the 1970’s the U.S Government had urged the farmers to take loans for updating their farm and machinery; but bad policies and lack of co-ordination among agencies set up to implement them saw the farmers failing one after the other. A spate of suicides followed. In 1983 Gordon and Yuri Kahl in Midlands were the victims of that discontent. The ‘renegades’ had taken shelter in Arkansas and a posse of U.S Marshals went there to capture them. Kahl died in a shoot-out and his death gave a martyr to the cause. The white supremacy was quick to foment more trouble. In June 1983 a spate of new groups mushroomed: Arm of the Lord Covenant, Sword of America and so on. These were set up with the sole idea of fighting any ideology, which smacked of Anti-Christ. In other words everything that didn’t toe their line. FBI armed with sufficient evidence could arrest many of these cult leaders. Timothy McVeigh was a member who would some 12 years later begin his murderous rampage.
Heart of a citizen is the most dangerous place that no nation can adequately address. Hatred springs there; so would love and compassion equally find rest there. Israel have their own reasons to use excessive force. Hamas will harp on their s. But do they realize they are setting out a soil for breeding next generation of terrorists? Who started the conflict or why are points that no one will come to grips with since the last thing a bitter heart wants to hear is plain truth.
benny

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