Sunday, January 27, 2013

War Talk Grows on Iran

The legendary Henry Kissinger spoke to fellow global tamperers on the looming danger of a nuclear Iran at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.  BusinessInsider offered Kissinger's view

"People who have advanced their view will have to come to a determination about how to react or about the consequences of non-reaction.  I believe this point will be reached within a very foreseeable future."
Kissinger didn't weigh in on the facts or offer his wisdom on strategies to undertake.

Kissinger, Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak all seem to think that the Iran nuclear situation will come to close in some way in the next few months.
From Davos Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak cited America's ability to "surgically strike" Irianian nuclear program.

Haaretz reported:

U.S. last April deployed six F-22 Raptors, its most advanced fighter currently in operational use and the only operational 'stealth' fighter in use around the world, on airbase in UAE. This temporary deployment has apparently become permanent
We'll see if Martin Indyk was right with his prediction.  The stage is prepared..

Update 4-9-13:  Secretary of State John Kerry quickly donned the war jacket while visiting Israel.   Kerry made no mention of Dimona or Hiroshima.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Obama Practical, King Visionary

It's ironic the first black American President was inaugurated on Dr. Martin Luther King Day.  They stand in contrast to one another.

1.  Dr. King was visionary, President Obama practical. 
2.  Dr. King called for an end to poverty. President Obama grew the number under poverty in his first term.
3.  Dr. King was the victim of domestic spying.  President Obama grew America's spy complex, giving it more power to spy upon and detain U.S. citizens without a warrant.
4.  Dr. King was the victim of assassination.  President Obama grew America's international practice of summary execution by drone fired missiles.
Dr. Martin Luther King used the power of vision, persuasion and oratory to envision a better America.  The beneficiary of King's vision has been practical, incremental, and frequently absent from stage.  President Obama is no MLK.