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Americans Won't Back Attack on IranTim King Salem-News.com
If Iran is attacked, a large percentage of Americans will have nothing to do with it.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Want to see the end of the world as we know it? If you do, you are in luck, because your chance to see the future of your kids and grandkids go up in smoke is nearing, and if the republicans and Israelis have anything to say about it, the grand final act will be here before you know it.
What will cause this? Israel. Why? Because the leaders of Israel's current political ambitions represent the dark forces of nature, that's why. Illegal occupation, stealing of land, demeaning an entire population of indigenous people and murder, plenty of murder... that is why.
Whose fault will it be if it happens? The United States, Great Britain and Canada primarily, followed by several less significant nations which either abstained from entering the right vote, or voted in the UN not to investigate Israel for war crimes in both Gaza and Lebanon.
Israel was created by an act of deception. British, Russian and American forces defeated the Third Reich so people could return to their homes and live in peace.
Unfortunately, many Jewish people moved to Israel, and that is where the problems that choke the Middle East every day since, began.
People like Helen Thomas, who lived then, remember this. The idea that one of the most esteemed news professionals in the nation could be taken down over simply talking about it, creates the current picture. The Palestinians have paid the price for Hitler's dirty deeds for over sixty years now.
The treatment Israel reserves for native Palestinians is something that Americans would never dole out, except by proxy. Genocide, the attempt to wipe a whole culture off the map, ethnic and religious discrimination at epic levels; this is the reality of Israel. The consensus seems to be that anything Israel does is OK, even if it flies in the face of common human decency.
I predict that the issue will divide the United States into two permanent camps. It is interesting that the side that would root for Israel are the neocons; American right wing Christians, so often associated with hypocrisy, warmongering, using false information to start wars, etc.
Israel and the US hold the keys to the world's future. This matter is not in the hands of Iran. Their leaders have stated over and over that they do not have the desire or need to create nuclear weapons, and most of us believe they would be entitled to do so anyway. Israel has them, illegally, so what is the big deal?
If someone wanted to convince me that we have failed as a human race, I would be an easy sell. As much as I want to see a bright future exist for my children, I have my doubts about their chances of actually seeing it.
Greed, greed, greed! That is the motivation of capitalists, and the Israelis represent the first religion willing to charge interest in financing, which the Bible clearly states should not take place. The Muslims held out, have always assisted each other without charging interest. I respect that very much. I guess maybe that explains why so few Muslim people are in banking.
If the United States backs an attack on Iran, a large percentage of Americans will have nothing to do with it.
Protests and riots will begin and never stop. The US military will splinter and fall into factions. The US economy will collapse, more Americans will be sent to die in another needless war.
Terrorism, the kind Bush lied and preached about with his dire warnings that never came to pass, will become a daily reality. Ask people in other parts of the world what it is like to live that way. Ask the Iraqi people, they know a great deal about it, thanks to the United States' death machine.
Attacking Iran, a nation with no history of aggression toward others, over the Israeli propaganda and lies, will be the final act. What a sick world and society we have. What a twisted and sad thing religion is.
This song by the Flobots says it all, please check it out if you haven't watched it:
Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.
Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: email@example.com
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