Tuesday Truth

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NOAM CHOMSKY: For both president—Prime Minister Netanyahu and the hawks in Congress, mostly Republican, the primary goal is to undermine any potential negotiation that might settle whatever issue there is with Iran. They have a common interest in ensuring that there is no regional force that can serve as any kind of deterrent to Israeli and U.S. violence, the major violence in the region. And it is—if we believe U.S. intelligence—don’t see any reason not to—their analysis is that if Iran is developing nuclear weapons, which they don’t know, it would be part of their deterrent strategy. Now, their general strategic posture is one of deterrence. They have low military expenditures. According to U.S. intelligence, their strategic doctrine is to try to prevent an attack, up to the point where diplomacy can set in. I don’t think anyone with a grey cell functioning thinks that they would ever conceivably use a nuclear weapon, or even try to. The country would be obliterated in 15 seconds. But they might provide a deterrent of sorts. And the U.S. and Israel certainly don’t want to tolerate that. They are the forces that carry out regular violence and aggression in the region and don’t want any impediment to that.

Noam Chomsky @ ALTERNET

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16 Responses to Tuesday Truth

  1. Den says:

    Israhell has NUKES! They don’t want any challengers, they want dominance, pure and simple.

    Genocidal maniacs with nukes, think about that, another parasitical menace on the face of the Earth.

    Forget ISIS, Israhell has wiped 9128 Palestinian souls from the planet.

    Israhell, the biggest bully in the ME.
    US, the biggest bully in the World.

    Bullies beget violence, violence begets death.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Some frost this morning.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Another 25+ minutes, so that’s at least 45 minutes for today. Almost 2/3rds of the weekly quota.

    Saw a magpie with an unusually high proportion of white feathers. The extra was on the shoulders.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    We had weather this morning, a bit of snow and some sleet. Been very windy for hours, it’s 33° but got up to 35° at some point. Wind is 12 mph with a gust of 19mph. Love our little weather station outside, the readout thing is in the living room.

    Wish it wasn’t so windy, I want to go out later. Maybe the wind will quell by then. However, it’s been my experience out here that the wind generally subsides at dusk. Since it didn’t yet, it will probably carry on.

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  5. Den says:

    Still fixing up the place making it look a little less industrial, noise reduction measures proved to be a good fix, less noise, less draft.
    Plugging the leaks let’s me heat with the TeeVee and fridge, yay! A 10×12 Living room/kitchen/dining room area.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Four degrees F of frost.

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  7. Den says:

    Another sheep-less night, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  8. David B. Benson says:

    Been through 3000 Mufon case numbers.

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