Jump to content
Washington Football Team Logo

Next up Iran? House ok's pre-emptive strike


Who is the worst Washington/Baltimore franchise owner?  

34 members have voted

  1. 1. Who is the worst Washington/Baltimore franchise owner?

    • Ted Leonsis - Washington Capitals, beat up a fan last year after expressing his displeasure in the way he runs his team.
    • Abe Pollin - Washington Wizards, has led the team to a countless number of consecutive losing seasons, having an uncanny ability to trade away young blossomming talent.
    • Peter Angelos - Baltimore Orioles, has showed little desire to build a winning franchise, as he has watched the once-proud Orioles fall to six straight losing seasons, while working hard to keep a franchise out of Washington.
    • Daniel Snyder - Washington Redskins, his illadvised free spending has built more hype than wins, with a career record of 38-42 with only one winning season since buying the franchise in 1999.

Recommended Posts

I'm unsure of the source but I'll try and find the House vote to verify. If accruate this is pretty interesting.

House OKs Pre-emptive US Attack Against Iran

Global Policy Forum - By Trish Schuh

Jun 15, 2004

Undeterred by the results of pre-emptive war in Iraq, the House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution May 6 authorizing pre-emptive military strikes against Iran. The vote was 376-3. "It [iran] has engaged in a systematic campaign of deception and manipulation to hide its true intentions and keep its large scale nuclear efforts a secret," said Dan Burton (R-Indiana). The resolution urges nations that have signed the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (See P. 13) to "use any and all appropriate means to deter, dissuade and prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons." It also demands that the European Union, Asian nations, and Russia cease future commercial and energy trade with the Islamic Republic. Russia is the main contractor for Iran's nuclear grid.

House members said the legislation is in line with the Bush Doctrine of preventive war, and creates a legal framework for later sanctions and "military options" against Iranian nuclear sites. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Pete Stark (D-Calif.) both condemned the bill, noting its similarity to the law that permitted a preemptive war on Iraq. The bills' adoption capped a year of anti-Iranian efforts in Congress. A U.S. plan for military action against Iran has been complete since May 2003, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Under the plan, the U.S. would strike the Arak, Natanz, Isfahan and Bushehr installations with precision missiles launched from Iraq as well as Iran's northern neighbors, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

British and American intelligence and special forces units have been put on alert for an Iran conflict within 12 months, according to British news sources. Also. the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz recently revealed that a special Mossad unit has been activated to draw up "Osirik II" (a reference to the 1981 Israeli bombing raids that destroyed the Osirak nuclear complex near Baghdad). Mossad chief Meir Dagan declared Iranian nuclear capability to be the greatest threat ever faced by Israel. In December 2003, he informed the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that an operation to annihilate Iran's facilities had been finalized.

Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz also announced that "under no circumstances would Israel tolerate nuclear weapons in Iranian possession," warning that by the end of 2004 Iran's atomic development would have reached "the point of no return." In response, former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said, "If Israel committed such an error, we would give it a slap it would never forget- not only now but for all its history."


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally posted by Larry

At least, I hope, after this war, we'll have conclusive proof that Iran has nuclear reactors.

I wonder which Democrat we'll blame it on.

Ah, always the partisan. Anyhoo, another Memo to Larry: Iran admits to their nuclear program. Won't they do not admit to, however, is their true intent for that program; any energy specialist will tell you that Iran has absolutely zero need for nuclear energy and especially a nuclear infrastructure of the size they are pursuing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...