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Forum Post: Another Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed Amid Heightened Tensions

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 11, 2012, 10:28 a.m. EST by LiveAndLetLive (79) from Fort Lauderdale, FL
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[-] 3 points by nucleus (3291) 2 years ago

Ramping up for another adventure in Imperialism.

Facts:

Total cost of Iraq war: $4,000,000,000,000.

Total official number of insurgent killed: 26,320

Cost per insurgent killed: $151,975,684. Somebody is making a shitload of money.

US forced to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every rebel killed. And that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface: bombs, missiles, aircraft, transportation, fuel, logistics, communications, etc., etc., etc.

[-] 2 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

What's the surprise, as long as there are fears the program in for weapons these attacks will continue and things will escalate.

[-] 3 points by LiveAndLetLive (79) from Fort Lauderdale, FL 2 years ago

I just don't get how can we afford another war. $4trillion of our borrowed money was lost in Iraq/Afghanistan, where is the money going to come for the next war? Our relation with China, our biggest lender, has already started getting sour. Every now and then we have to raise the debt ceiling just to pay interest on our debt or send SS checks... IMO our financial crisis is the biggest security threat to this nation.

[-] 2 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

This looks like it will be a spy war, very cheap. If it escalates out of control, with some other super power coming in on the Iranian side, then you may get a chance to start new forms of government from scratch with the few survivors.

[-] 1 points by LiveAndLetLive (79) from Fort Lauderdale, FL 2 years ago

Venezuela has already expressed its alliance with Iran. We know Pakistan is disgruntle as we stopped their aid and killed Osama. China won't openly express it, but for sure has enough resources to fund these nations and escalate the growing tension.

[-] 1 points by UncomonSense (386) 2 years ago

Spoken like a true neocon.

Rumsfeld: "Well, the Office of Management and Budget, has come up come up with a number that's something under $50 billion for the cost."

"The bulk of the funds for Iraq's reconstruction will come from Iraqis -- from oil revenues"

Cheney: "We will be welcomed as liberators."

[-] 2 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

Actually I'm speaking like a cynic, that sees this as an open invitation for Darwin to step in and start over with another species.

[-] 1 points by UncomonSense (386) 2 years ago

Evolution in action.

[-] 2 points by JPB950 (2254) 2 years ago

Pretty much, it may just be that nature's experiment with intelligence was a mistake and this is an opportunity to correct it.

[-] 1 points by FutureNow (92) 2 years ago

And guess what? Oil prices are already going up. Coincidence or propaganda?

I call it lubrication and foreplay. Should we give the oil companies more tax breaks. Shall we coddle them even more. Shall we use neo-liberalism free trade policy (wink, wink) to transfer even more wealth to them

[-] 1 points by LiveAndLetLive (79) from Fort Lauderdale, FL 2 years ago

looks like its already being linked to so called US-backed terrorist group Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK).

http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-backed-terror-group-responsible-for-assassination-of-iranian-nuclear-scientist.html

[+] -6 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

L&LL : You may be interested in : "Mossad, MKO Killed Iranian Scientist", by Richard Silverstein ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30211.htm . pax

[-] 1 points by gmxusa (274) 2 years ago

Keith Weissman, former AIPAC Israel lobbyist, attempts to answer that question on PBS.

"The reason why I want to tell this story now is, we may be going down a path, helped along by the American Jewish community, and maybe even Israel, that is going to be worse even than the one we're on now - some sort of military confrontation with Iran. That worries me. Because they will be able to blame [it] on the Jews, to a great extent," says Weissman, who worked at AIPAC from 1993 until 2005, much of that time as the group's deputy director of foreign policy. Though Weissman disagrees sharply with those who say that AIPAC played a critical role in pushing for the 2003 U.S. decision to invade Iraq, he believes a war with Iran -- which he says "would be the stupidest thing I ever heard of" -- might well be blamed on AIPAC's leaders and their constituents. "What the Jews' war will be is Iran," he says. "Not Iraq."

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2011/06/aipac-from-the-inside-1-isolating-iran.htmL

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Can you imagine how fast we would be at war if one of our nuclear scientists was killed by a foriegn power? I am not a supporter of the theocracy in power in Tehran but I must say i admire their restraint.

[-] 0 points by capella (199) 2 years ago

their restraint? you mean like when the govt was murdering its own people in the streets of tehran last year?

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

So? What does that have to do with what I said?

[-] 0 points by capella (199) 2 years ago

if you don't know , you're hopeless.

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[+] -6 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Re. "coincidence or propaganda ?" or WAR by other means ?!

Please also see :

a) "Imminent Iran Nuclear Threat?! A Timeline Of Warnings Since 1979", by Scott Peterson ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30177.htm ,

b) "Iran: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again", by Aijaz Zaka Syed ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30176.htm ,

c) "What’s really going on in The Straits of Hormuz", by David Malone ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30190.htm ,

d) "Santorum: Iranians’ ‘Principle Virtue’ To Die For God ‘Is An Encouragement For Them To Use’ Nukes", by Eli Clifton ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30191.htm &

e) "The New York Times is Misleading the Public on Iran", by Robert Naimann ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30187.htm .

fiat pax ...