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The Coming Attack on Iran and What We Can Do to Stop It
Date Thursday February 22
Time 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94402

Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorMike Caggiano
Emailsmpa [at] sanmateopeaceaction.org
Phone650-342-8244
The Bush Administration is speaking provocatively about the actions of Iran, warning that "If Iran escalates its military actions in Iraq to the detriment of our troops and-or innocent Iraqi people, we will respond firmly." An association with terrorism and the specter of weapons of mass destruction are driving those warnings. Recent attacks on Iranians inside Iraq and an OK from Bush to kill Iranians there, as well as the deployment of two aircraft carriers and some Patriot missiles to the Persian Gulf, serve up a significant incitement for war. Hovering above all of these and other circumstances is the stark intransigence of Mssrs. Bush and Cheney, who together assert that nothing or nobody (in Congress or anywhere else) will stop their surge (read: escalation) in Iraq - leaving the average citizen little choice but to believe that these two also would not be stopped from invading Iran.

Paul George, Executive Director of Palo Alto's Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, sees no choice but to think otherwise, and on Thursday, February 22, he will speak to Peace Action of San Mateo County about "The Coming Attack on Iran and What We Can Do to Stop It." Paul's talk will follow a 5:30 PM potluck dinner put on by PASMC, at the San Mateo Unitarian Universalists, 300 E. Santa Inez in San Mateo.

Using the Iraq war, occupation and escalation as an example and a backdrop, Paul will point out the signs leading to U.S. military action against Iran, and of course present the kinds of responses peace activists might generate, individually and collectively, to keep an attack from happening. His position as PPJC's director and his history of action on peace and justice issues - to say nothing of his straightforwardness in addressing such issues - make him a strong voice to inform us of the issues and the alternatives.

The UU is wheelchair accessible. If you come at 5:30 for the dinner please bring a dish to share; beverages of various kinds will be available for purchase.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 1st, 2007 2:18 AM
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