I was having a chin wag with my grandpops this morning about the sorry state of the world in general.The conversation drifted to the mid east crisis and on how it might affect world affairs in the next 10-15 years.Now, Gramps is an old hand at world affairs.He froze his nuts off in the Korean War back before Kim Jong Ill graduated from arrse wiping school.He served a tour or two (his memory is not what it used to be) back in Nam.However among the Dog clan, which I am closely affiliated to, he is generally considered an expert on all things unexplained and all matters mysterious.To be fair most of our acquiscence to his opinion largely stems from the fact that his last will and testament is rumoured to change on a daily basis to reflect his constantly changing likes and dislikes. Having dispensed of the preamble, let me get to the point. Gramps has a very interesting theory.He says there is a plan to keep Bush and Cheney in office beyond '08.No fecking way,you might say.There is a provision in the old constitution that clearly says two non-consecutive terms blah blah blah.Thats what I told him too.But he shushed me and told me to listen.Like the inheritance hungry grandson that I am I gave him my keen ear. This is the gist of what he said. Between now and the mid term elections in November there is going to be attack on the US mainland.The attack will either be made to happen or be allowed to happen.Something really big that is gong to scare the living daylights out of the masses.Iranian "DNA" will be found at the scene of the crime.The Republicans will ride the subsequent wave of fearful anger and manage to keep their majorities in both houses of congress.With momentum on their side an attack on Iran will be carried out (deja vu Afghanistan anyone?) sometime early next year.Being so close to election time,a constitutional amendment will be proposed to effect emergency powers to allow for a continuation of the Bush presidency thus repeating Pres Roosevelt's achievement of being in office for more than 8 years. Strangely enough there was a report on TV today that the US Justice Dept is getting rather peessed off that the intelligence agencies havent been able to find more evidence to warrant a heightened state of security. According to Gramps,the public is slowly but surely being mentally prepared for things to come through the frequent news of planes being turned back in midflight and the constant news of high profile arrests that always turn out to be nothing the local sheriff couldnt have handled. So Arrse people,has my Gramps totally lost it or have I for listening to him?