the state


-of election coincidence by jgrimsrud
Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 12:28
Filed under: -of jgrimsrud, -of politik

the saga continues just days before the u.s. vote…

(luckily many have already been voting!)

but, a storm is brewing after the u.s. strike in syria that threatens to spill over (especially if our government’s escalation of wars coincidentally continues until nov. 4).  via the new york times:

The timing was startling, not least because American officials praised Syria in recent months for its efforts to halt traffic across the border.

But in justifying the attack, American officials said the Bush administration was determined to operate under an expansive definition of self-defense that provided a rationale for strikes on militant targets in sovereign nations without those countries’ consent.

Together with a similar American commando raid into Pakistan more than seven weeks ago, the operation on Sunday appeared to reflect an intensifying effort by the Bush administration to find a way during its waning months to attack militants even beyond the borders of Iraq and Afghanistan, where the United States is at war.

Administration officials declined to say whether the emerging application of self-defense could lead to strikes against camps inside Iran that have been used to train Shiite “special groups” that have fought with the American military and Iraqi security forces.

now that’s what i call timing.

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