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Just Say No... To War with Iran

Daniel 'Duk' Russell

Posted on May 25, 2019 17:14

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Coming soon, to a (war) theater near you! "Endless Wars: Episode DXCVII - The Phantom Menace"

Sssshhhhh.... do you hear that? It’s the war drum.

We've heard this beat before. In 1962, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzer proposed Operation Northwoods, which would have authorized a bunch of false flag attacks on US civilians and US military personnel. The goal? To start a war with Cuba. JFK was appalled when he found out, and the 35th president refused to authorize such a plan. This is in the public records.

Two years later, the Gulf of Tonkin incident was used to justify increased military presence in Vietnam. It was a fake event, and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara admitted as much in a 2003 documentary. This is in the public records. The documentary is called "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara".

In 2002-03, the US public was sold on the idea that Iraq had WMDs and Saddam Hussein planned to use them on us. Hundreds of thousands of people died in that war, and Iraq descended into chaos. No WMDs were ever found. This is in the public records.

So here we are again. The target this time? Saudi Arabia. Wait, I'm sorry, that's not right. The target this time: Iraq. Dang, sorry, still not right.

The target this time? Iran. There we go. That sounds right.

So what exactly makes Iran special? How is their government any more corrupt or dangerous than, say, the government of Saudi Arabia? How would a potential conflict with Iran help us or help the people actually living in Iran? These are all good questions. So far, I haven't heard any good answers.

What we do know is that already the State Department is preparing to sell weapons - including bombs and ammunition - to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. The current cost for this is 8.1 billion dollars. That headline alone should raise a few red flags. Former president Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about the military–industrial complex in 1961, saying, "The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist". You can check it out yourself at around 8:50. His words sure seem like prophecy right now.

If the United States decides to invade Iran, then Bolton, Pompeo, Trump and Pence should be on the front lines leading the charge. Otherwise maybe it's time to acknowledge a simple truth: since the end of World War II, our endless wars haven't helped anyone. They haven't helped us. They haven't helped the nations we've dropped bombs on. People die and people suffer and yet things remain stubbornly the same.

Does this mean we should ignore the rest of the world and not take any action ever under any circumstances? No. However, the world is complex, and there are more options than simply "bomb something" or "ignore something". Thousands of lives depend on us learning this lesson.

So I say, enough of our endless wars.

Enough bloodshed.

Let's try something else for a change.


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Source: CNN

"This is the biggest U.S. foreign policy error since entering the Iraq War."


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