Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Standing Up to the Schoolyard Bully

U.S. Congressman John Olver (D-MA) said recently that he
"is deeply concerned whether we will actually have an election in Nov. '08, as he believes this administration will likely strike Iran from the air, declare a national emergency, and cancel the '08 elections".
As Ralph Nader describes it, Olver and the rest of Congress are afraid that -- if Bush or Cheney are impeached -- they might declare martial law and suspend the 2008 elections:


How is Congress failing to remove Bush and Cheney from office based upon such fears any different from Neville Chamberlain trying to appease Hitler so Hitler would not attack?

Appeasing bullies only encourages them to become more aggressive. Appeasing criminals only guarantees that they will strike again and commit bigger crimes.

Don't Americans remember that the only thing that works is standing up to the schoolyard bully?




7 Comments:

Blogger Bert said...

I think that, if enough people sign
on the dotted line, Congress will
go forward with impeachment. I
think it comes down to basic
principle, and consistency of
message. Example:"Troops out, war
is over, and you are fired".
Basic, straightforward,
unambiguous, gets the old message
right across, there. Clear,nonhostile communication
that expresses the will of the
People, not of the Hallicheney.

If you're feeling especially
civic-minded, be sure to visit
what's rapidly becoming my favorite
website in the whole wide world:
http://www.impeachbush.org

5:29 PM  
Blogger Kaz said...

Someone on YouTube posted this in regard to the Nader video:

HR 1955:Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.

This is verbatim from thomas.loc.gov (search HR 1955).

The latest action on this bill:
10/24/2007:
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Will this will kill the internet and free speech? Do we live in the Twilight Zone?

6:03 AM  
Blogger The Proud Primate said...

Tarpley's view is that only with an ongoing impeachment in the House will the top brass in the Air Force and Navy have the confidence they would need to oppose and/or subvert such a move by the Cheney faction, to fulfill the promise of Fallon of "not on my watch".

The outing of the 6 nuclear cruise missiles flown from Minot to Barksdale in the pages of the Military Times was clearly pushback by honest patriots in the Service, and, together with the courage and grit of Putin, probably prevented a nuke strike on Sept. 9, coincident with the Operation Orchard into Syria.

Impeachment is thus seen as the key to the only real effective stop-gap we have: faithful soldiers.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Psychomikeo said...

Congress doesn't seem to able to stand up to anything, even name calling!
They seem more concerned with their jobs than they do with the country.

HR 1955:Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 <- very scary & very vague.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Daniel F said...

I am convinced we will have martial law next year and that there will be no need to cancel the elections. Wall Street does not fear the mainstream candidates (i.e. those with money from AIPAC). Hillary and Edwards are Bilderbergers. Thompson is a CFR member so they support the end of American sovereignty and the Bill of Rights in 2010 through a merger of the U.S. with Canda and Mexico to form the North American Union (NAU).

I also do not believe that America will attack Iran directly because the Caspian Sea agreement with Putin requires Russia to defend Iran. That means Israel will attack
Iran because the Israeli Lobby is too powerful for Putin to attack Israel and survive.

If Israel attacks Iran, the Blowback will be enormous. Our persian Gulf fleet will be sunk by Russian made Iranian anti-ship missiles, oil will go to $300 a barrel, the dollar will collapse, America will nuke the Iranians and the Arabs and 40,000 trained and educated suicide bombers will take us out. And, if I were an Iranian, I would have already spent $4 million to buy 4,000 hand held anti-aircraft missiles to shoot down American helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan. I would then move to cut off supplies to U.S. troops in those countries.

That is when martial law comes to America. The media and the mainstream candidates will all go for the permanent end of democracy as wages are permanently cut 50% and savings and pensions are cut 90%. It will be the end of the world as we knew it. And our leaders do not care. The above is from my most recent article at
http://openingmind.blogspot.com/

4:44 PM  
Blogger Psychomikeo said...

I can't believ that more ppl aren't up in arms about the NAU or as "they"like to call it
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)

6:23 AM  
Blogger bo said...

This has been a long time in the making, goes all the way back to November 22, 1963:

http://surftofind.com/legacy

5:50 AM  

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