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04 February 2007

Former US Military Top Brass Warn Against Attacking Iran ...

Today, the wider world is told via MSM that General Joseph Hoar (pictured left), a former commander-in-chief, US Central Command has publicly warned of the dire consequences should the United States attack Iran.

Steadfastly and unabashedly standing shoulder to shoulder with the general and saying it how they also see it, are two more former top brass military men.

They are:

Lt General Robert Gard, a former military assistant to the US defence secretary.

And, Vice Admiral Jack Shanahan, a former director of the Center for Defense Information.

The following is snipped from today's BBC report.

US ex-generals reject Iran strike

Three former high-ranking American military officers have warned against any military attack on Iran.

They said such action would have "disastrous consequences" for security in the Middle East and also for coalition forces in Iraq.

They said the crisis over Tehran's nuclear programme must be resolved through diplomacy, urging Washington to start direct talks with Iran.

Then they added that ...

... such action would further exacerbate regional and global tensions.

See for yourself some more of what's been said.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what? Does anyone really believe BushCo will listen?

Like hell they will. Why should they break the habit of a lifetime?

3:52 pm  
Anonymous martha said...

We get the governments we deserve.

5:01 pm  
Blogger HotFlash said...

The point isn't to convince Bush, he has another agenda and it's working out well for him. It's to convince *us*, to give us ammo to turn the tide. Clip this article and use it to call bullshit everytime the media tries to tell us that Bush is "listening to his generals" and every time our elected representatives, who someday have to get re-elected, get all righteous because they have thought about thinking about a non-binding tap on the wrist.

And to let us all know that it's true, the Empror has no clothes.

5:02 pm  
Blogger HotFlash said...


There are good people and bad people, they can't all deserve the same government. It's not logical. And that means that change or not change is inevitable, since it is deserved. Again, not logical.

YOur argument when applied results in absurdity. Jews deserved the Nazi's? But I guess they didn't since the Alies won WWII. And the Americans deserved George III? Or did they deserve their own republic?

You need to get out more. And do a little reading on logic and critical thinking while you're out. And some history.

5:08 pm  
Anonymous Doug Watt said...

This marks one of many attempts by the normally pro-war RW to stop Bush/Cheney from going forward with the Iran plan.

They must be really scared to be going to these extremes.

5:43 pm  
Anonymous max said...

The thought has crossed my mind - more than once lately - that the US is ripe for a military coup.

Is it just me or ... ?

6:52 pm  
Anonymous Phil said...

Max, this isn't sarcasm - believe me - but what difference would a[nother] coup make to anyone?

One dictator's pretty much the same as another aren't they?

7:42 pm  
Anonymous bob said...

now there speaks a REAL commander in chief

9:12 pm  
Anonymous bob said...

oops ... i meant the general ... not anyone here

9:14 pm  
Anonymous lLen said...

What took them so long? What's in it for them to speak out so late in the day?

12:13 am  
Blogger bootlian said...

Okay, how about attacking somewhere else? And I'm only half joking, btw.
You just watch.

12:18 am  
Anonymous bluey said...

Don't forget there have been plenty of other generals who thought and said similiar things about Iraq - and don't forget what they got in return - the order of the boot.

10:11 am  
Anonymous Rex said...

There's something else that should be remembered too. Hitler was the same, he always thought he knew better than his generals and treated them like Bush does.

And we all know how things turned out for mad Adolf.

10:17 am  
Anonymous Tom V said...

Well I totally agree with bluey, and rex.
I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice, the extraordinarly fast rotation of top commanding officers at the Pentagon, while the political leadership is continuing its reckless self-destructing course, instigating the most unsavoury historical comparisons in the process.

In the attached link are the excerpts of a speech by a respected, but otherwise thoroughly establisment civilian strategist, who have raised his bold dissention, during his Senate hearing last week.

I think it's truly a worthy read.

If a man of his stature, throw away formalities to voice his protest, that means he has exhausted all other options, and he is still left desperate enough to go public, in order to stop this Administration.
A political bombshell from Zbigniew Brzezinski

1:02 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Plenty of others are now telling Blair the same thing.

Iran strike 'would be disastrous'

The report's authors want Tony Blair to put pressure on the US

A coalition of charities, faith groups and unions has warned Tony Blair that any military action against Iran would have "unthinkable" consequences.
The organisations are urging the prime minister to put pressure on the US to enter talks with Tehran.

More at this link.

5:04 pm  

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