Saturday, October 29, 2005

Oh, so now Syria and Iran are outlaw regimes?

Bush calls Iran and Syria 'outlaw regimes' (By Caren Bohan Fri Oct 28,12:16 PM ET, Reuters, published on news.yahoo.com)

NORFOLK, Virginia (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday called Iran and Syria "outlaw regimes" and said countries that support terrorism are just as guilty of murder as those who commit the violence.

"We're determined to deny radical groups the support and sanctuary of outlaw regimes. State sponsors like Syria and Iran have a long history of collaboration with terrorists and they deserve no patience from the victims of terror," Bush said.

... The United States has repeatedly expressed concern over Iran and its nuclear energy program, which it suspects could be a cover for nuclear weapons development. Iran insists the program is intended for civilian electricity generation.

... The Bush administration justified the March 2003 invasion of Iraq by saying Baghdad posed a threat because it had stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and was pursuing nuclear weapons. No weapons of mass destruction were found in postwar Iraq.

First ... this is right on the neocon world tour schedule. The neocons laid out in the mid 1990's their megalomaniacal plan for world domination, or at least domination of the middle east. Their plan was to first topple the government of Iraq, them move on to either Syria or Iran. The goal was to establish moderate democracies in the heart of the Middle East, which would then effect change in neighboring countries and make the whole region more amenable to American interests.

So, regardless of the truth of any allegation the Bush administration is making against Syria and Iran -- oh, and they have a very poor track record around truth -- you can rest assured that the reason for their statements against both Syria and Iran have nothing to do with the allegations. Instead it has everything to do with the agenda to which the neocons have been making plans since the 1990's.