An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

April 1, 2007

Morning Coffee 4/1/07

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:12

Britons split on how to win sailors’ release
Many feel there are few military options to free the 15 Iran is holding

“It’s gotten very scary very quickly, and everything you hear is frightening, so I think Britain should just tell the Iranians what they want to hear,” said Valerie Dorsall, a retired hairdresser. “Don’t be proud. Just say you were wrong and you’re sorry, and then hopefully they’ll let the people go.”

Hogwash! The ghost of Neville Chamberlain is alive and well, isn’t it.

Iraq agrees to relocate Kirkuk Arabs

Iraq’s government has endorsed plans to relocate thousands of Arabs from Kirkuk in an effort to undo one of Saddam Hussein’s most hated policies — forcing Kurds out of Kirkuk and replacing them with Arabs from the south.

It’s going to take a LONG time to undo the damage caused by Hussein.

‘US ready to strike Iran on Good Friday’

Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted a security official as saying, “Russian intelligence has information that the US Armed Forces stationed in the Persian Gulf have nearly completed preparations for a missile strike against Iranian territory.”

The Russian Defense Ministry rejected the claims of an imminent attack as “myths.” There was no immediate response from Washington.

Naw! Besides, The New York Times hasn’t said so, and they’d give Iran much more notice.

Protest in Iran Targets British Embassy

About 200 students threw rocks and firecrackers at the British Embassy on Sunday, calling for the expulsion of the country’s ambassador because of the standoff over Iran’s capture of 15 British sailors and marines.

Several dozen policeman prevented the protesters from entering the embassy compound, although a few briefly scaled a fence outside the compound’s walls before being pushed back, according to an Associated Press reporter at the scene.

I wonder how much the gubmint paid them. Why aren’t there protests outside the IRANIAN embassy in London, or D.C., or any other civilized country?

Prosecutor Posts Go To Bush Insiders

The pattern from Bush’s second term suggests that the dismissals were half of a two-pronged approach: While getting rid of prosecutors who did not adhere closely to administration priorities, such as rigorous pursuit of immigration violations and GOP allegations of voter fraud, White House and Justice officials have seeded federal prosecutors’ offices with people on whom they can depend to carry out the administration’s agenda.

And the problem here is…..?

Long shot offers vision of peace

Kucinich offered people at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Palo Alto his vision for America: a country that offers universal health care and engages in bilateral trade talks after pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement and World Trade Organization. It is a country that limits both greenhouse gases and nuclear weapons.

Most important, he said, it is a country that prizes peace and has stopped the war in Iraq; and yet is one that compensates Iraqi civilians for the homes, businesses and loved ones lost in the war.

Gee, a nation in a glass bubble…. a COMMUNIST glass bubble.



  1. Last year “intelligence sources” insisted that Israel was going to strike Iran’s nuke sites on March 28, 2006.

    Guess that was wrong hunh?

    I love all these reports saying we’re about to attack Iran. They’re WRONG, but the Iranians can’t be sure.

    Maybe it will give them reason to come to their senses and think about what they are doing.

    Though that might be too much to hope for.

    Comment by Mike's America — April 1, 2007 @ 8:40

  2. Hoping for an insane person to become sane over night is pushing it a bit, doncha think? :/ Ahmabooboo wants war. He’s been saying it since he barged his way into the world scene. He’s doing one heck of a job stirring things up in Iraq. sigh…

    Comment by olbroad — April 2, 2007 @ 7:01

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