Saturday, March 10, 2012

For #OWS #dontattackIran US Media and Conservatives Pushing For War on Iran

and now back to Obama's imminent war of agression against Iran

After 33 years anti-Iran propaganda including a decade long war between Iraq and Iran supported by the USA now America and Israel are poised to attack and declare war on Iran.
Iran publicly and privately gave up on any notion of spreading its revolution to other Islamic nations by 1990.
Yet the USA and Israel in their paranoia or for the sake of ploitical convenience see the invisble hand of the Iranians in every conflict in the region.
So when the people of Bahrain began their public protest against the Al Khalifa Royal rulers of Bahrain the Saudis and Americans blamed Iran for the uprising though there was no evidence of this connection.

What we must ask are Iran's great crimes against israel and America that she needs to be bombed?
Iran played little or no part in the insurgency in Iraq against the USA. after the US illegal, unwarranted and immoral invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Iran was never a supporter of the Taliban or Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
Iran is a predominately Shia Islamic nation.
Al Qaeda and the Taliban and Saddam were all Sunni Muslims.
Though Saddam was a Sunni Muslim his regime was in fact secular unlike the Saudi regime which is a Sunni Theocracy ruled by the The Royal House of Saud.
Iran has given no subsantial aid to the peoples reform movement in Bahrain since the Shia in bahrain do not identify themselves with the Shia in Iran.
Of course the American government and its compliant media rarely makes any such distinctions.

THe Israelis and the Obama administration have threatened to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities even though this is a crime under international law. They should be the ones threatened with arrests not the Iranians.

Who is the greater danger to whom? The point is not that Iran should be free to attack the United States or anyone else because its military is smaller. The point is that doing so would be national suicide. It would also be something Iran has not done for centuries. But it would be typical U.S. behavior.

Are you ready for an even more absurd twist? This is on the same scale as Bush's comment about not really giving much thought to Osama bin Laden. Are you ready? The proponents of attacking Iran themselves admit that if Iran had nukes it would not use them. This is from the American Enterprise Institute:

"The biggest problem for the United States is not Iran getting a nuclear weapon and testing it, it's Iran getting a nuclear weapon and not using it. Because the second that they have one and they don't do anything bad, all of the naysayers are going to come back and say, 'See, we told you Iran is a responsible power. We told you Iran wasn't getting nuclear weapons in order to use them immediately.' ... And they will eventually define Iran with nuclear weapons as not a problem."

Quoted from : at by David Swanson see below:

This is what the world looks like to Iran -surrounded by American and Israeli  backed hostile nations

Perhaps what's needed to snap war supporters out of their stupor is a bit of slapstick. Try this on for size. From Seymour Hersh describing a meeting held in Vice President Cheney's office:

"There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up. Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff we’re talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected."
also from: at by David Swanson

 So here we are 9 years after the unnecessary War of Agression on Iraq and President Obama and the Elites, the Military and Intelligence Complex and MSM want to attack Iran to appease the Israelis and the Saudis and to create a new staging ground for American corporations to make billions as they did in Iraq. Obama is possibly hoping his critics on the right or the left and even centrists will approve of his Macho no-nonsense stance against "Evil Iran". If so he hopes they will stop criticizing him and he can then get re-elected with ease.
Once war is declared then Obama can resort to his new extraordinary policing powers to go after outspoken critics that is members of the Occupy Movement and those on the right such as Tea Partiers and other dissidents

 before the Arab Spring there had been other popular pro-reform pro-democracy uprsings of which the USA then as now did not approve . As usual the USA supported the worst dictators in the Middle East region to ensure stability and law and order . The rights and freedoms of these oppressed populations were of no consequence to the Americans as they helped oppress millions as other imperialists such as Britain, France, Spain did befor them.
And why is Iran Evil  in 1979 the Iranian people rose up as one loud voice and  tossed out an American supported dictator the so called "Shah of Iran " who had no legitimate claim to the once royal family of iran/Persia . The Shah was a dictaor who was no better than Saddam of Iraq or Mubarak of Egypt.
So the Americans rather than accepting the will of the people of Iran condemned all of the citizens of Iran while the USA was still hoping to put the Shah back in power against the people's will. Because the USA had a belligerent attitude towards Iran they lost the opportunity to support the more pro-democracy individuals and groups in Iran so out of the ashes and confusion of a popular revolution arose the Ayatollah and the Mullahs and a form of theocracy.

Music for American War On Iran

Once again America is about to begin another illegal immoral unnecessary War of Aggression. President Obama wants to prove he is decisive and action oriented and he wants to be rid of the wimp factor so he needs another big war. The War against Libya was unfortunately too quick and didn't amount to much. So Obama needs a Big war to feed into the CNN 24 hour news cycle to compete with George W. Bush's "shock and Awe " in Iraq.

Since one of Obama's on going concerns since being elected is to make excuses and rationalizations for not going after members of the Bush aqdministration he is forced to accept Bush's foreign policies as justifiable that is Bush's invasion and Occupation of Iraq was not a crime but a necessity to defend America's good name and reputation and for Homeland/The Father Land's security.

Since Bush named Iran as part of the bogus axis of evil Obama is necessarily obliged to be tough on Iran no matter what the facts on the ground are.
Because if now according to the revisionist history of the American people and Obama is that the War in Iraq was justified and its occupation went smoothly and in the end when all is said and done America was trimphant . But we know this is a lot of bullshit. But fortunately for the elites in America the American people believe in the Myth of American superiority and that America has been chosen by God to conquer the world to spread its form of phony democracy and its wacko twisted ,radical, fundamentalists, born-again gun-totting, Jesus Cult which is a bastardized version of Christianity to the rest of the world. at by David Swanson

The push to attack Iran has been on for so long that entire categories of arguments for it (such as that the Iranians are fueling the Iraqi resistance) have come and gone. At we've been collecting the arguments for and against attacking Iran for years. We've campaigned against an attack, but never been able to claim a success, because decisions not to launch wars are never announced, because those pushing for wars never give up, and because those believing what their government tells them think the Pentagon never campaigns for wars but is forced into them defensively on short notice by attacks from evildoers.

While Iran has not attacked any other country in centuries, the United States has not done so well by Iran. Remember (or, like most U.S. citizens, learn for the first time): the United States overthrew Iran's democracy in 1953 and installed a dictator. Then the United States aided Iraq in the 1980s in attacking Iran, providing Iraq with some of the weapons (including chemical weapons) that were used on Iranians and that would be used in 2002-2003 (when they no longer existed) as an excuse for attacking Iraq. For the past decade, the United States has labeled Iran an evil nation, attacked and destroyed the other non-nuclear nation on the list of evil nations, designated part of Iran's military a terrorist organization, falsely accused Iran of crimes including the attacks of 9-11, murdered Iranian scientists, funded opposition groups in Iran (including some the U.S. also designates as terrorist), flown drones over Iran, openly and illegally threatened to attack Iran, and built up military forces all around Iran's borders, while imposing cruel sanctions on the country.

The roots of a Washington push for a new war on Iran can be found in the 1992 Defense Planning Guidance, the 1996 paper called A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm, the 2000 Rebuilding America's Defenses, and in a 2001 Pentagon memo described by Wesley Clark as listing these nations for attack: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. In 2010, Tony Blair included Iran on a similar list of countries that he said Dick Cheney had aimed to overthrow. The line among the powerful in Washington in 2003 was that Iraq would be a cakewalk but that real men go to Tehran. The arguments in these old forgotten memos were not what the war makers tell the public, but much closer to what they tell each other. The concerns here are those of dominating regions rich in resources, intimidating others, and establishing bases from which to maintain control of puppet governments.

Of course the reason why "real men go to Tehran" is that Iran is not the impoverished disarmed nation that one might find in, say, Afghanistan or Iraq, or even the disarmed nation recently found in Libya. Iran is much bigger and much better armed. Whether the United States launches a major assault on Iran or Israel does, Iran will retaliate against U.S. troops and probably Israel and possibly the United States itself as well. And the United States will without any doube re-retaliate for that. Iran cannot be unaware that the U.S. government's pressure on the Israeli government not to attack Iran consists of reassuring the Israelis that the United States will attack when needed, and does not include even threatening to stop funding Israel's military or to stop vetoing measures of accountability for Israeli crimes at the United Nations. In other words, any U.S. pretense of having seriously wanted to prevent an attack is not credible. Of course, many in the U.S. government and military oppose attacking Iran, although key figures like Admiral William Fallon have been moved out of the way. Much of the Israeli military is opposed as well, not to mention the Israeli and U.S. people. But war is not clean or precise. If the people we allow to run our nations attack another, we are all put at risk.

Most at risk, of course, are the people of Iran, people as peaceful as any other, or perhaps more so. As in any country, no matter what its government, the people of Iran are fundamentally good, decent, peaceful, just, and fundamentally like you and me. I've met people from Iran. You may have met people from Iran. They look like this. They're not a different species. They're not evil. A "surgical strike" against a "facility" in their country would cause a great many of them to die very painful and horrible deaths. Even if you imagine that Iran would not retaliate for such attacks, this is what the attacks would in themselves consist of: mass murder. And what would that accomplish? It would unite the people of Iran and much of the world against the United States. It would justify in the eyes of much of the world an underground Iranian program to develop nuclear weapons, a program that probably does not exist at present, except to the extent that legal nuclear energy programs move a country closer to weapons development. The environmental damage would be tremendous, the precedent set incredibly dangerous, all talk of cutting the U.S. military budget would be buried in a wave of war frenzy, civil liberties and representative government would be flushed down the Potomac, a nuclear arms race would spread to additional countries, and any momentary sadistic glee would be outweighed by accelerating home foreclosures, mounting student debt, and accumulating layers of cultural stupidity.

Strategically, legally, and morally weapons possession is not grounds for war, and neither is pursuit of weapons possession. And neither, I might add, with Iraq in mind, is theoretically possible pursuit of weapons never acted upon. Israel has nuclear weapons. The United States has more nuclear weapons than any other country. There can be no justification for attacking the United States, Israel, or any other country. The pretense that Iran has or will soon have nuclear weapons is, in any case, just a pretense, one that has been revived, debunked, and revived again like a zombie for years and years. But that's not the really absurd part of this false claim for something that amounts to no justification for war whatsoever. The really absurd part is that it was the United States in 1976 that pushed nuclear energy on Iran. In 2000 the CIA gave the Iranian government (slightly flawed) plans to build a nuclear bomb. In 2003, Iran proposed negotiations with the United States with everything on the table, including its nuclear technology, and the United States refused. Shortly thereafter, the United States started angling for a war. Meanwhile, U.S.-led sanctions prevent Iran from developing wind energy, while the Koch brothers are allowed to trade with Iran without penalty.

and so it goes,

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