Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ahmadinejad: Iran Not Walking Toward War, Iranian Leader Tells Scott Pelley His Country Does Not Need Nuclear Weapons - CBS News

Ahmadinejad: Iran Not Walking Toward War, Iranian Leader Tells Scott Pelley His Country Does Not Need Nuclear Weapons - CBS News

President Ahmadinejad has suffered much stupidity coming out of our main stream media, like Pelly's 60 Minutes embarrassment, as well as the shrill questioning of Charlie Rose and dismissive and misleading reporting from Katie Couric and others.

While I do not agree with all the man says, he says enough that I can agree with that I do not feel served by the DA cross examination treatment he has faced.

On numerous occasions, I heard him questioned about his nuclear ambitions, as alleged by the Bush administration. In the following excerpt from the interview, Ahmadinejad denies at least 4 times that his government is arming the Iraqi resistance.

He also seems to scoff at the idea that he covets nuclear weapon capability, and says if nuclear weapons could resolve the problems between nations, it would have by now, and it never has.

I do wish Ahmadinejad would end his nuclear power program, and set an example for meeting his country's energy needs more sustainably through wind and sun, which are more abundant in the Middle East than oil.

But his message is that any autonomous people should be able to make their local decisions, and the US's security interests should not impose themselves on the goals and process of the United Nations. As a decentralist Green/anarchist, I agree with that

So, as an environmentalist who stringently opposes nuclear power and weapons, I have to support Iran's right to move ahead on its nuclear power program as a matter of autonomy.

But I would also urge the US, Iran and all nuclear and non-nuclear nations to work together on more effective energy strategies. They should be centered more on conservation and decentralized renewable energies, worker and public safety, oversight and storage of nuclear wastes, and further nuclear arms reductions.

Talk to me,

Donny Fix

from 60-Minutes on American accusations:

"It is an established fact now that Iranian bombs and Iranian know-how are killing Americans in Iraq. You have American blood on your hands. Why?" Pelley asked.

"Well, this is what the American officials are saying. Again, American officials wherever around the world that they encounter a problem which they fail to resolve, instead of accepting that, they prefer to accuse others," the president replied. "I'm very sorry that because of the wrong decisions taken by American officials, Iraqi people are being killed and also American soldiers. It's very regrettable."

"The American Army has captured Iranian missiles in Iraq. The critical elements of the explosively formed penetrator bombs that are killing so many people are coming from Iran. There's no doubt about that anymore. The denials are no longer credible, sir," Pelley pointed out.

"Very good. If I may. Are you an American politician? Am I to look at you as an American politician or a reporter? This is what the American officials are claiming," Ahmadinejad replied. "If they accuse us 1,000 times, the truth will not change."

"Are you saying that it is not the policy of this government to send weapons into Iraq? Sir, forgive me, you're smiling, but this is a very serious matter to America," Pelley said.

"Well, it's serious for us as well. I daresay it's serious for everyone," Ahmadinejad told Pelley. "It seems to me it's laughable for someone to turn a blind eye to the truth and accuse others. It doesn't help. And the reason that I'm smiling, again, it's because that the picture is so clear. But American officials refuse to see it."

Asked if he could very simply and directly say that Iran is not sending weapons to Iraq, Ahmadinejad said, "We don't need to do that. We are very much opposed to war and insecurity…"

"Is that a 'No,' sir?" Pelley asked.

"…by Iraq. It's very clear the situation. The insecurity in Iraq is detrimental to our interests," Ahmadinejad said.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Diplomatic convoys curtailed in Iraq - Yahoo! News

Diplomatic convoys curtailed in Iraq - Yahoo! News

Whatever government finally takes hold in Iraq, the US will want a piece of the oil action, as set out in the Plan for a New American Century:


Without their mercenary thugs, paid more and controlled less than American combat troops, diplomats charged with twisting arms in the al-Maliki government are losing their enforcers. Without Blackwater, Dyncorp and other private armies, controlled by neither the laws of Iraq, of the US, nor, apparently, the UN, American negotiators will have to abide by the rules- such that are left- and turn down the heat under the whistle of the American agenda.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Original Sin

The war against "terrorism" guarantees military solutions to the ongoing feud humanity has had with its baser nature- at least according to some fundamentalist religious beliefs.

Original Sin reminds us that none of us is pure enough to declare mass death to anybody.

Written and performed by,

Donny Fix

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Leaders gather in Iraqi province days after Bush visit - Yahoo! News

Leaders gather in Iraqi province days after Bush visit - Yahoo! News

Here is the carrot on the stick, to get economic deals in Anbar Province to win over the Sunnis.

Sunnis are put in the place of moving toward the Americans after America took out their man in Baghdad, Saddam Hussein, and unleashed the oppressed Shiite majority, backed by their Iranian kin.

Now the clash is at least characterized as being between Ba'athist Sunnis and al Qaeda Sunnis.

All in an effort to keep all the factions from uniting against us.