Friday, December 14, 2007

He's Never Met A Country He Didn't Want To Bomb











Henry Kissinger on the Iran N.I.E.

2 comments:

Alex said...

And what do you think of Obadiah Shoher's arguments against the peace process ( samsonblinded.org/blog/we-need-a-respite-from-peace.htm )?

Anacher Forester said...

You can't be serious. I find Shoher dangerous bordering on bat shit crazy. Shoher uses a few cogent points to prop up a weak premise as a means to justify an extremist and racist agenda. We cannot continue allow ourselves be fooled by those promising war as the only route to peace.

Shoher wrongly puts a 21st Century conflict in the same context as pre-1945 world history. At best this is disingenuous and at worst folly. First and foremost, we live in an age of nuclear proliferation. Aggression of any kind can have unimaginable consequences. Between AQ Khan and the former USSR we don't know who has nukes or how fast they can get 'em.

I'm not going to waste space on Shoher. His posture raises a larger, much more interesting question. As a society we really need to examine how and why such self-described religious people, from George Bush and Obadiah Shoher to the would-be terrorist and the average world citizen, can all profess a different devout faith (each rooted in the same beliefs) yet are so quick to anger, so quick to strike, so intolerant and so slow to forgive.

Violence begets violence. War begets war. Peace begets peace.

This I believe.

AF