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Warmongers, Chickenhawks, FOX News and Iran (VIDEO)Tim King Salem-News.com
As they try to push our tired and beleaguered military into a needless war with Iran, it is only fair to place a name with a face.
(SALEM, Ore.) - A number of American soldiers have reportedly stated that they won't go to a war in Iran. That is not something you heard very much during Bush's set up to attack Iraq. Apparently the United States does not have enough blood on its hands yet, and politicians essentially lobbying for Israel, are positioning the nation for a fight it would never win. Maybe that is what they really want.
Even Barack Obama is joining in the call to view Iran as a danger. Why are we so intent on seeing this nation as an enemy when they have done nothing to us?
Ironically, Time reported yesterday that many people in Iran remain hopeful that Obama wins the election. Of course the magazine also reports that John McCain has his fair share of support in Iran.
It is extremely clear by almost all accounts, that Iran does not seek to build nuclear weapons. They want to use nukes to create electricity, like the United States and France and other countries, all nations that have made horrible political mistakes in the past... as has Iran.
The one thing I discovered during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United States a few months ago, was that Fox News creates false and fictitious translations of the man's speech.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not deny that the Holocaust happened, but that it is important to recognize that Jewish people only make up a percentage of the number of civilians who were slaughtered during WWII. Is that evil?
He is no fan of Israel, which sits on soil that belonged to Palestinians until the late 1940's. The people who founded Israel 60 years ago were refugees, they were desperate and eager to reclaim a region they consider to be their Holy Land. That's understandable. It just needed to happen differently. A larger degree of patience and compassion for the local people should have been exercised. The people of all the Islamic nations see the creation of Israel as a complete and total indignity applied to Muslim people.
It is worth noting that the soldiers of Afghanistan and Iraq who fight side by side with our forces, are Islamic. Iraq has a small percentage of Christians; Afghanistan has none.
The Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister under Sadaam Hussein was Catholic. In 1984, Tarek Aziz met with President Reagan and our two countries officially restored diplomatic relations after their meeting at the White House.
It is time that we comprehend as a nation that unity with Islamic people is more than possible, and it is the only answer. As in the case of Christianity, extreme convictions are dangerous- in any faith.
The taking of land that is now Israel is just not the kind of thing that is easily forgiven, or forgotten. Americans frequently talk about how "they have been fighting for thousands of years over there."
But they haven't.
Israel as we know it today has existed for exactly six decades, hardly thousands of years. Heck, if anybody has been fighting for thousands of years, it would as likely be the western people with our countless, ongoing wars.
Today, people in the Mideast are so fearful of the United States that it causes them daily psychological trauma. That does not just include Iraq, where the population is already living like damaged goods every day.
A high level Saudi diplomat told Salem-News.com that people in his home country feel the same way; everyone there lives in fear of the United States' tendency to drop bombs first and seek answers later. They consider us volatile.
CIA led coup d'état against Iran in 1953
By the way, do you know this isn't the first time the United States has found itself breathing down the neck of Tehran? In fact, a U.S. move over half a century ago is what many researchers believe led to the kidnapping of U.S. hostages by Iran in 1953.
The CIA coup to change the political powers of Iran was the first covert post-World War II operation launched by the U.S. government, in cooperation with Britain, to topple the constitutional government of a sovereign nation.
According to the 2001 International Journal of Mideast Studies, published by Cambridge University, the United States moved against Iran on August 19th 1953, when the conclusion was reached that the only way to get Iran to cooperate with the west in terms of oil sales, was military intervention.
"Operation AJAX, as the coup d'état came to be called by the CIA, was implemented at the height of the Cold War, and as such was accompanied by many familiar justifications. The most important of these were the improbability of any resolution to the oil-nationalization crisis between Iran and Britain as long as Musaddiq remained in power and the communist threat posed by the Tudeh Party of Iran and its Soviet sponsor."
Muhammad Musaddiq's democratically elected government in Iran was topped that day, and it was an important historical event from various perspectives, many of which are being discussed by Middle East observers to this date, says the report from Cambridge.
They further state that the long-term consequence of this intervention can partially explain the 1979 revolution in Iran and the ongoing crisis in Iran–U.S. relations.
Our nation's military has been hard pressed in recent years and George W. Bush, who avoided combat duty during the Vietnam War by serving in the Texas Guard, under the leadership of his father who was a federal legislator from Texas at the time, has used and abused the services of National Guard troops at war, sending citizen soldiers into combat for repeated tours.
Had our nation concentrated forces in Afghanistan as we started to, we would likely have been able to help the area regain political and economic stability. Instead, Bush redirected forces to Iraq and let the needs of the Afghan people fall through the cracks, eliminating the Afghan Children's Fund for example.
It has been a completely wasteful and useless presidency under Bush and he had no right to squander the resources of this nation while never having a plan to achieve any type of success or victory, creating an endless battle.
The people of Israel deserve to live in peace, and so does everybody else on the earth, including the Iranians. War and death is a horrible answer and American politicians who support it are short sighted at best.
The single biggest problem and threat to the future of the United States and Iran, is Fox News. They are a common enemy to all that is honest; blatant liars that all play the game or they don't work at Fox. Again, almost all of those who root for attacking Iran, spare John McCain, are chickenhawks with no military experience or background. They are the ones who call for war but would never have the courage to fight in one. Each is an individual who could have made that an aspect of their life, and that lack of experience of being in combat personally allows them to be who they are today, warmongers and chickenhawks.
This video strikes the nail on the head with its collection of Fox News misinformation that has been specifically delivered to help dumb down America, courtesy of Brave New Films and YouTube:
Special thanks to: How Iran Sees the US Primaries
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