February 01, 2005

Preemptive Dissent

Posted by Alireza

Had I believed the current U.S. government had the slightest of what I consider to be "common sense," I would not be writing this today. The irony is, George W. Bush's "sense" does seem to be quite "common" here in America, and that is bad news for everyone in the world, but particularly for the people of Iran.

I would rather err on the side of caution and take the dangerous signals being sent out by Neoconservatives and Likudniks in the U.S. and Israel during recent months very seriously. If any of us has the power to do anything to prevent disaster, we will have to do it now. One dimension of any effort at such prevention will have to be in the realm of information, or more precisely, in fighting the dis-information campaign that is being waged at an ever-more alarming rate, some say to test the waters, others say to lay the grounds, for a coming war.

This group blog is one small step in that direction.

February 1, 2005 09:14 PM | TrackBack

WarNerd over at exile.ru has an interesting take on it. I don't know much about exile.ru, but in this particular article, I found "war nerd"'s description of what bush might do:

Right now, Bush is standing there with a lit match and a big firecracker labeled "Iran" in his mouth. Except it's more like an M-80 or a whole stick of dynamite than a firecracker. Nobody believes he'll be dumb enough to light it, to actually attack Iran. Even the Iranians don't believe it...

The article is at

Personally, I think it would be dangerous to underestimate this guy. He just might light up the cracker.

Posted by: Rantissimo at February 3, 2005 04:43 AM

I uderstand what everyone is concerned about regarding all the latest hostility towards Iran by the neocons and their puppet named Bush!!
We all deal with public in some form.Let's talk
to people whether Iranian or non-Iranian so we
can offset all the misinformation campaign by these crazy people who think they are working for god and that they have direct order from the
ultimate supreme leader to change the world.

Posted by: hossein at February 5, 2005 06:21 PM