From Iranmania in London:
Tehran has shot down an unmanned surveillance plane in the south amid reports that the United States is planning military strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, a press report said.
"This plane had taken off from Iraq and was filming border areas," a report in the hardline Jumhuri Eslami newspaper said. It added the Islamic Republic "officials have obtained information from the plane system and recordings", without giving any further details. US publications reported over the weekend that the White House is studying options for military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities to pressure Tehran to abandon its controversial nuclear program, AFP reported.
The US media have reported that the US military has been secretly flying surveillance drones over Iran since 2004 using radar, video, still photography and air filters to detect traces of nuclear activity not accessible to satellites.
Has Bush found his new "casus belli"? Or has he revived plans to provoke an attack to justify preemptive invasion?
Are we seeing life mirror art?
Is this more of the same-old-same-old?
Is it just us or is the king of the sucker-punch really nuts?
And, more importantly, is he gonna kill us all?
Finally, it's come to this. You have a choice today: resist or die.
Quote of the Day:
"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"
-Mario Savio, student free speech leader, UCal Berkeley (December 3, 1964)