-Uprising in Iran?-Pearl Harbor / The Iraq War, Then and Now2 quick posts today and then it's off to meeeeeeeeeettings.
I did a post last August 25 about what would it take for an overthrow of Iran President Mahmoud Ackmadinutcase, I wrote here http://joegringo.blogspot.com/2006/08/redneck-and-gringo-chewin-cud.html
............"On my recent golf trip with the boys, including Vinstein, he and I were talking about how the both us were going to team up and kick the crap out of the Muzzies and get the ball rolling for their downfall. The Vinstein came up with a beauty, he brought up the idea that the uprising of women would start the downfall.
Then I added my 2 cents worth.....
Iran President Ahmadinejad knows that a massive student uprising could derail his leadership as well as the mullahs, and according to many Iranians living in the U.S they believe that to be true.
They need a martyr.
A popular student needs to arise so the mullahs kill him. Now think if the martyr was a woman! Women are oppressed there and could rise up, it is said that many muslim women are westernized inside the home and complain about the conditions outside the home. So, how about the martyr(s) be a Female Student(s)? Maybe the ball is rolling that way?? Check this out: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,235062,00.html
has a great piece on Pearl Harbor and our current situation in Iraq and The M.E. :
[I]n those days, peace and reconstruction followed rather than preceded victory. In tough-minded fashion, we offered ample aid to, and imposed democracy on, war-torn nations only after the enemy was utterly defeated and humiliated. Today, to avoid such carnage, we try to help and reform countries before our enemies have been vanquished —putting the cart of aid before the horse of victory.
Our efforts today are further complicated by conflicting Internet fatwas, terrorist militias and shifting tribal alliances; in short, we are not always sure who the enemy cadre really is — or will be.
So paradoxes follow:
A stronger, far more affluent United States believes it can use less of its power against the terrorists than a much poorer America did against the formidable Japanese and Germans.
World War II, which saw more than 400,000 Americans killed, was not nearly as controversial or frustrating as one that has so far taken less than one-hundredth of that terrible toll.
And after Pearl Harbor, Americans believed they had no margin of error in an elemental war for survival. Today, we are apparently convinced that we can lose ground, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq, and still not lose either the war or our civilization.
Of course, by 1945, Americans no longer feared another Pearl Harbor. Yet, we, in a far stronger and larger United States, are still not sure we won’t see another Sept. 11.Today in History....December 7
On this day in …
1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution
1796, electors chose John Adams to be the second president of the United States
1941, Japanese forces attacked American and British territories and possessions in the Pacific, including the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii
1963, during the Army-Navy game, videotaped instant replay was used for the first time in a live sports telecast as CBS re-showed a one-yard touchdown run by Army quarterback Rollie Stichweh. (Navy beat Army, 21-15.)
America's last moon mission to date was launched as Apollo 17 blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, was stabbed and seriously wounded by an assailant who was then shot dead by her bodyguards
1988, a major earthquake in the Soviet Union devastated northern Armenia; official estimates put the death toll at 25,000
1996, the space shuttle Columbia landed at the Kennedy Space Center, ending a nearly 18-day mission marred by a jammed hatch that prevented two planned spacewalks
Taliban forces abandoned their last bastion in Afghanistan, fleeing the southern city of Kandahar
The space shuttle Endeavor docked with the international space station, delivering a new three-member crew to relieve a crew in place since August
2005, federal air marshals shot and killed an airline passenger at Miami International Airport after he falsely claimed to have a bomb