Always ready to spread Bush administration propaganda especially as the (already fiddled) US troops KIA figure reaches 4,000 (as opposed to over 1 million Iraqis, that’s at least a ratio of 250 to 1 as Nezua says-I don’t personally feel 4,000 Americans’ lives—ones who chose to make the military their business—are somehow more worth my sorrow than the same, or ten or one hundred times that many Iraqi lives. And I think its ugly that we only count and seem to care about our own. It’s right in line with our general talk and stance and will to war and national exceptionalism, but it’s ugly. And this skewed view of human worth is part and parcel of the mechanisms that allow us to do these things in the first place.). The (politically) ambitious General says-
Gen David Petraeus told the BBC he thought Tehran had trained, equipped and funded insurgents who fired the barrage of mortars and rockets.
Also read Yoshie’s post, US Declares War on Iran–
Washington is now making the most ruthless use of its dollar hegemony against Iran. It just declared war on the entirety of Iran’s banking system and will blackmail China, Europe, Japan, et al. to cut off Iran financially.
(1) the March 20 advisory [of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a unit within the US Treasury Department] represents a US declaration of war by sanctions on Iran and a sanctions threat to the international banking community, (2) the US has various unilateral financial sanctions measures at its command in the form of executive orders and Patriot Act Section 311 and (3) the BDA-North Korea sanctions were, at least in retrospect, a test run for Iran.