Nothing is safe anymore. I remember reading an article about 12 years ago, when the internet was first booming, and it pointed out that World War 3 will be fought in cyberspace. If that happens, we are at a serious disadvantage.
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We all agreed that Shuster needed to be suspended for his comment, but that doesn't appear to be enough for Hillary - she wants more:
"Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used and no temporary suspension or half-hearted apology is sufficient," Clinton wrote to NBC News President Steve Capus, who apparently had already called Clinton to personally apologize.
Like I said, Shuster's comments were inappropriate and he deserved to be suspended, but damn it sure sounds like Hillary wants him fired now. This will give the Republicans some good ammo to use if Hillary becomes the nominee. I can hear it now; "wow I am glad a world leader didn't say that, we would be in world war 3".
Also - why hasn't Clinton demanded such action when O'Reilly insults our homeless veterans? Don't they deserve as much attention as Chelsea?
This is all now becoming an attention game. Hillary is preparing for a bad month, so she wants to get as much traction from this as possible.
As an undecided Democratic voter, this hasn't pushed me to vote for Obama. What it has done is push me further from punching the ballot for Clinton.
If we are tritely facing "world war 3", then this should indicate the battle lines that are being drawn. All of this has occurred over the last week.
President Vladimir Putin is set to keep US oil companies out of a lucrative gas field in the latest sign of the deteriorating relationship between Moscow and Washington.
The Russian leader is expected to favour Norwegian companies and reject bids by America's Chevron and ConocoPhillips after failing to secure backing from the United States for his country's attempt to join the World Trade Organisation.
The tit-for-tat snub will be a blow to US companies scrambling for access to Russia's huge gas reserves at a time of high energy prices. It comes after Putin failed to resolve differences with US President George Bush over trade and human rights at the G8 conference in St Petersburg last week.
Russia said Thursday it had sold 24 aircraft and 53 helicopters to Venezuela, defying the United States, which has urged Moscow to halt arms sales to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Russia's arms export chief, speaking as Chavez met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, said the aircraft deal was part of a long-term package of arms contracts with Venezuela that was worth more than $3 billion.
Chavez is a vocal critic of what he calls U.S. imperialism. Washington considers him a dangerous radical and had urged Russia to rethink the weapons sale. It bans its own producers from selling weapons to Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged Iran to increase investment in his country's oil and gas assets. Visiting Tehran as part of a foreign tour, Mr Chavez also pledged Venezuela would "stand by Iran at any time and under any condition".
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described Mr Chavez as a "brother and trench mate".
Venezuela and Iran are close allies, both members of the Opec oil-producing cartel and fierce critics of the US.
This is a very scary scenario and could result in the neo-cons getting their dream of World War 3:
Turkish officials signaled Tuesday they are prepared to send the army into northern Iraq if U.S. and Iraqi forces do not take steps to combat Turkish Kurdish guerrillas there - a move that could put Turkey on a collision course with the United States.
Turkey is facing increasing domestic pressure to act after 15 soldiers, police and guards were killed fighting the guerrillas in southeastern Turkey in the past week.
"The government is really in a bind," said Seyfi Tashan, director of the Foreign Policy Institute at Bilkent University in Ankara. "On the one hand, they don't want things to break down with the United States. On the other hand, the public is crying for action."
This sounds very similar to what sparked off the recent Lebanon/Israel conflict. This is also very indicative of the failed policy in Iraq which Bush and his merry band of followers has been pushing.
SurveyUSA has released a number of polls regarding the current situation in the Middle East and the results are very interesting.
56 % disapprove of Bush's handling of the situation in the Middle East, opposed to 35% approval
42% believe we are headed towards World War 3
Going through these numbers, it appears that most people feel the situation is very bad and most likely going to get worse. They also feel that with the leadership in our country, we are not able to help resolve the situation. There is no clear answer to what needs to be done right now, which tells you how bad the situation really is.
Bush is out in full force doing his cowboy talk against other countries:
"If the Iranians are trying to influence the outcome of the political process, or the outcome of the security situation there, we're letting them know our displeasure," Bush said. "Our call is for those in the neighborhood to allow Iraq to develop a democracy, and that includes our call to Iran as well as to Syria."
So in the last week we have had harsh words with Syrian, Iran, China and North Korea. If Bush is looking to start world war 3, he is on the right course. Scary part is we are not able to handle world war 3 and doing this talk in our weakened state is putting more Americans at risk.
If we ignore all of Bush's problems here at home. Forget about Katrina, wiretapping, the CIA leak, the Dubai ports deal, cooked intelligence, everything and just focused on his foreign policy and diplomacy then we should still have enough to impeach him. He is constantly putting America in harms way by his "tough talk" and lack of diplomacy.
Something Bush should consider is the fact that maybe Iraq is wanting the help of Iran and Syria. Polls over there show an overwhelming number of Iraqi's and their parliament want us out now. Also a majority of Iraqi's support attacks on our troops. This is alarming news and should be looked at carefully. That can lead one to believe more so that Iraq is looking to an ally in their neighbors to the west and east.
It is also scary when you think about the state of our military. Our troop levels are way down and what we do have is tied up in Iraq. Going to war with Iran is most likely enough to cause the United States to reinstate the draft.
Explosions have just rocked Egypt. While no one has claimed
responsibility for the serious of bombings that have claimed at least 46 lives,
it seems as though it could be either al Qaeda or someone influenced by their
beliefs. This comes on the same day that London Police shoot and kill a person
apparently attempting to set off another bomb in a London subway. This can only
make one stop and wonder if al Qaeda is gaining even more strength.
During President BushÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s prime time speech a few weeks ago,
he stated that ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œwe are fighting them there so that we donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have to fight them
hereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. This is starting to seem like another misconception given by the
President who promised to restore trust to the Oval Office.
With two attacks in London, only two weeks apart, it seems
that the terrorists are taking the words of the President and turning them
around. We are in a war with an enemy who can slip in and out of our radar
screen. They can be riding the bus with you or passing you in the grocery store.
It is an enemy fighting for a religious cause, and that is the hardest enemy to
The problem we are faced with is a rough one. We have a
commander in chief who has been less than truthful with the American people. His
subordinates have been involved in a political smear campaign that has
ultimately crippled our intelligence community, and he has led us into another
war on false pretenses.
While we are trying to go about our lives as usual, we can
not help to worry about the next terrorist attack happening in our own
communities. While we are involved in these two wars, which seems to have merged
to one large war, our tensions between China are increasing over Taiwan. When
you add it all up, we very well could be looking at the starts of World War 3.