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The Beginning of the End?

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An Englishman weighs in with comments on:

A Child's Guide to US-Iran Relationsby Russ Wellen 

And I see that Joseph Lieberman's bill to attack Iran has just been passed... 

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Who will stop Bush's cabal from doing just whatever it wants? A few articles on the Internet, and even hundreds of keyboard 'warriors' posting comments? 

Only a Vietnam-type 'taking to the streets' will give them pause and put the fear into them to hesitate. It’s different from the Vietnam time because people do not see the gore and blood and guts on TV - and even the coffins are shipped in during the night with no pictures allowed. 

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Sleep on America; your fate is practically sealed. Next stop - Marshal Law.

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And I remembered reading lots of articles and comments, most about the war in Iraq and the threat to Iran, and Cheney and Bush and the neocons and the lies, and the Democrats’ spinelessness and Katrina’s refugees and how anything that the various writers and bloggers say is of any use or even occupying the senator’s offices and marching in Washington are not reported, and Fox Noise and the Columbia University fiasco and I realised that I am becoming very depressed about all of this, and should stop reading all this stuff and get out more.  

I am 71, an Englishman who has no vote in the USA so why should I be so bothered about the arrogance of Americans? 

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Well, first of all, it has been a common saying in England (with a bit of humour), that when America sneezes, Britain catches pneumonia. And no doubt the sub-prime meltdown and the global financial crisis is going to affect the UK like a dose of the flu pandemic everyone used to be so afraid of.

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A well traveled and slightly worse for wear 72 year old Englishman; widower, several children and grandchildren and a penchant for wondering 'what is the hidden agenda' in almost everything I read. A keen interest in American culture (an oxymoron?) (more...)
 

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