Last night, British ITV broadcasted "Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA
", a documentary which included this 1988 Provisional IRA footage
the filmmakers found on YouTube. Unfortunately, the footage is actually and blatently
from videogame ArmA 2
. ITV has stopped streaming the documentary.
Lieberman-Kyl’s Iran amendment passes.
By a vote of 76-22, the Senate passed
amendment, which threatens to “combat
, contain and [stop]” Iran
via “military instruments.” Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA)
called the amendment “Cheney’s fondest pipe dream” and said it could “read as a backdoor method of gaining Congressional validation for military action
"Considering a war with Iran: A discussion paper on WMD in the Middle East"
(PDF). A new study by two British scholars claims that the United States has the capacity for and may be prepared to launch a massive assault on Iran
. This comes just in time
for the post Labor Day product rollout
. [Via Informed Comment.]
Make love not war? The Pentagon confirms that it was researching the possibility of a "gay bomb"
that could "turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting." BBC discusses this and other unorthodox U.S. weapons proposals
Israel leaks plans for nuclear strike on Iran.
The details were leaked (on purpose it appears) from Israeli military personal in order to test the waters, prepare the world, and/or put pressure on others to act first. One source: "As soon as the green light is given, it will be one mission, one strike and the Iranian nuclear project will be demolished." Glad I don't live in the Middle East.
NewsFilter: War in Iraq taxing the military? Why not just replace our soldiers with foreigners
The End of The "Summer of Diplomacy": Assessing U.S. Military Options on Iran (PDF).
"In a new report
for The Century Foundation, Retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner
warns that powerful voices in the Bush administration are making the case
for air strikes aimed not only at setting back Iran’s nuclear program, but also at toppling the country’s government. He says that these officials are undeterred by the concerns of military leaders about whether such attacks would be effective
." [Via The Agonist and FDL.]
World War III...maybe IV?
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says America is in World War III and President Bush should say so. He has plans for North Korea
...and a newsletter
. Related: 1
Dear First Lieutenant Rebrook:
Thank you for your service to your country. Here's your medical discharge, and here's a bill for $700 to cover the loss of the armor you ruined by bleeding all over it when you got shot
In 2001 America destroyed
the Kabul offices of al-Jazeera with two smartbombs; officials said it was an accident. In 2003 America destroyed
the Baghdad offices of al-Jazeera with missiles; officials said it was an accident. Now, two British civil servants are on trial for leaking a memo revealing that Bush intended to bomb al-Jazeera... at their headquarters in allied Qatar
The real reason we invaded Iraq! The Von Doniken explanation for Iraq Ataq
. This is wierd stuff, folks. But it does raise an interesting question: should Earthly politics reflect galactic defense and solar interests? (heehee) (this link via y2karl over at WarFilter
, cause he kinda begged for it, and I'm a simpleton who complies ..)
GW Bush's exploding frogs, a 50" plasma TV, and a "Bend Me Over Baby" DVD
- Shoving firecrackers into the mouths of frogs, then tossing them into the air to watch them explode
and, later, mocking Death-Row inmates. ...OK, little boys and frogs
; nothing unusual here. I used to burn ants with a magnifying glass. And I've tossed off some off color jokes. But then there's this this
: according to Amazon.UK.com, shoppers who liked the "Panasonic TH-50PHW3B 50" Plasma Display" also purchased "The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush: 10 Common Sense Lessons from the Commander-in-chief"
", Bend Me Over Baby" ( DVD ), and "Spread Them Wide"
(DVD). What does it mean? [via meehawl.com]