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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Nuclear Arms Charge Against Iran Is No Slam Dunk: Robert Kelley - Bloomberg

Nuclear Arms Charge Against Iran Is No Slam Dunk: Robert Kelly:

"I am speaking up about this now because, as a member of the IAEA’s Iraq Action Team in 2003, I learned firsthand how withholding the facts can lead to bloodshed. Having known the details then, though I was not allowed to speak, I feel a certain shared responsibility for the war that killed more than 4,000 Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis. A private citizen today, I hope to help ensure the facts are clear before the U.S. takes further steps that could lead, intentionally or otherwise, to a new conflagration, this time in Iran."
Nuclear Arms Charge Against Iran Is No Slam Dunk: Robert Kelley - Bloomberg


Anonymous said...

Good article.

Unfortunately the fact is Israel and the US are already at war with Iran.

For many years Israel and the US have been funding bombings and assassinations inside that country.

And also they have been violating Iranian airspace regularly.

And lets remember that sanctions are an act of war. The most recent sanctions have already devalued the Iranian currecny 30% and are creating severe shortages.

Can you imagine how Americans would react if Iran did to them what the US and Israeli governments are doing to Iran?

The US and Israel are doing everything they can to get the Iranians to lash out so the US and Israeli governments covert war can go overt.

I think there is a very good chance that there will be a US strike on Iran before the year is over.

The same criminal governments that got us into a war in Iraq are going to do it again.

And there is nothing we can do to stop it.

Martha Montelongo said...

Unfortunately, I agree with you, and believe you are correct.

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database


Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.

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