Iran War Watch. 10/10/07

Don’t attack Iran

Seymour Hersch says in the Oct 8 New Yorker that Bush is moving ahead with plans to attack Iran, but will attack military sites instead because there’s not enough support to target nuclear facilities. So, even though the neocons have been howling about Iran’s nuclear capabilities as an pretext for attacking, they now won’t even target those sites.

The pretext the White House is using for attack is that Iran is supplying arms to Iraq, yet they offer no proof of this. Sound familiar? If they had proof, they’d certainly be trumpeting it from the rooftops, wouldn’t they?. Instead we just have more of the same lies and evasions that led to the invasion of Iraq. I call it MSU (Making sh*t up.)

Do they ever stop lying? Or think about the consequences of their actions?

Sign the petition at Don’t Attack Iran  addressed to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and all U.S. military personnel urging them to refuse an illegal order to attack Iran.

The Nuremberg Principles, which are part of US law, provide that all military personnel have the obligation not to obey illegal orders. The Army Field Manual 27-10, sec. 609 and UCMJ, art. 92, incorporate this principle. Article 92 says: “A general order or regulation is lawful unless it is contrary to the Constitution, the law of the United States …”

The Bush Administration’s charges against Iran have not been proven. Neither the development of nuclear weapons, nor providing assistance to Iraq would, if proven, constitute justification for an illegal war.