Saturday, January 29, 2005

Mullah = Preacher

tell me what you think about this:

"The immediate goals of the attacks would be to destroy, or at least temporarily derail, the US' ability to go nuclear. But there are other, equally purposeful, motives at work. The government consultant told me that the terrorists ... have been planning a limited attack on the US because they believe it could lead to a toppling of the religious leadership. “Within the soul of the US there is a struggle between secularists and reformers, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, the fundamentalist ... movement.” ... “The minute the aura of invincibility which the preachers enjoy is shattered ... the US will collapse”—like the former Communist regimes in Romania, East Germany, and the Soviet Union."



Just a little fun with words... i substituted "US" for "Iran," "preachers" for "mullahs" and "terrorists" for "hawks in the pentagon."

This is how Sy Hersch's article read originally:

The immediate goals of the attacks would be to destroy, or at least temporarily derail, Iran’s ability to go nuclear. But there are other, equally purposeful, motives at work. The government consultant told me that the hawks in the Pentagon, in private discussions, have been urging a limited attack on Iran because they believe it could lead to a toppling of the religious leadership. “Within the soul of Iran there is a struggle between secular nationalists and reformers, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, the fundamentalist Islamic movement,” the consultant told me. “The minute the aura of invincibility which the mullahs enjoy is shattered, and with it the ability to hoodwink the West, the Iranian regime will collapse”—like the former Communist regimes in Romania, East Germany, and the Soviet Union. Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz share that belief, he said.


See, we can't afford that fancy pay teevee that you folks call cable, so we get stuck watchin LOTS o' jesus teevee at night when we get tired of all the infomercials. jesus teevee is pretty similar to the infomercials -- seems to be even more hard sell most of the time -- but when they're not trying to sell you jesus, they sometimes run a rock video or a moovie that runs along the theme of religious persecution. the way they tell it, in the very near future, all them christian folks are gonna be locked up in jail and torn away from their kids and have to always be on the run just for being christian. they'll be running from folks wearing jumpsuits with words like "ONE" or "U.N" emblazoned on them.

now, i always wonder why they're so friggin paranoid, since as an atheist, i'm more along the lines of live respectfully and let live respectfully... but now that i really understand that this administration is out there specifically targeting the preachers waaaay across the planet, i see why they're itchy.

i say the fucking bullies better sleep with one eye open...

1 Comments:

Blogger Barbara said...

I must, however, object to the jumpsuit. A turtleneck and low-riding trousers, maybe, but jumpsuit? ....mmm, I don't think so.

January 31, 2005 7:33 PM  

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