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Forum Post: The Iran War : "War is God", by Michael Carmichael.

Posted 6 years ago on Dec. 29, 2011, 2:45 p.m. EST by shadz66 (19985)
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The Iran War.

"The buildup of the Iran War has been long and arduous. Over the past eight years, our military intelligence establishment working hand-in-glove with other shadow agencies of other nations has been building up the notion of a casus belli against Iran predicated upon their allegedly clandestine nuclear arms program.

"We all know that Iran is an Islamist state. In 1979, the populist uprising long incubated by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini finally ejected the hated regime of the Shah, one of America’s most cherished allies in the oil-rich region.

"It must be said that the Shah was a great burden unto his people. While he lived in unparalleled luxury seated on a jewel-encrusted throne shaped like a peacock, the Shah entertained more lavishly than any other potentate on earth, even though his people suffered under the cruel heel of the Savak, one of the most brutal, repressive and predatory secret police forces ever devised.

"The United States was on intimate terms with Savak. We trained them. We armed them, and they served our purposes in their region.

"Richard Nixon loved the Shah, and the Shah loved Richard Nixon. The Shah granted Nixon the power and privilege of oil-riches, and Nixon tacitly granted the Shah immunity from the crime of heroin production, one of the largest and most profitable industries on earth, a fact known by Interpol for decades.

"We all know, the Shah fell, and Khomeini rose to power.

"What we often forget is that soon after the Iranian Revolution, our honourable ally, Saddam Hussein, at our beckoning and with our blessing, attacked Iran with arms we provided unto him. The Iran-Iraq War lasted 8 years. We do not know the exact number of casualties, but the figure of one million is probably far too small. We do know that Saddam Hussein did our bidding, and we do know that under the administration of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, we secretly armed Iran in order to permit the Reagan White House to wage an illegal war by arming the Nicaraguan Contras, a political movement that was nothing more than a death squad of gigantic proportions that murdered nuns, priests, women, children and poets in their campaign of carnage against a democratically elected government that sought to create economic justice within their own finite economy.

"Today, the Republican presidential candidates sing from the same songbook on Iran – with one notable exception, Ron Paul. The official Republican line is: war with Iran to purge them of their Islamist regime and destroy their nuclear program. Rank and file Republicans bitterly criticize President Obama for being too soft on Iran. It is ironic that rank and file Democrats are beginning to believe the same thing.

"Last week, by a margin of 410 to 11 - the House of Representatives just passed a bill that would criminalize diplomatic contact between the USA and Iran. The bill barring diplomacy with Iran is the work of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-FL) backed by Howard Berman, (D-CA). The White House, the Department of State and key members of the Senate are working to ensure the failure of this egregious piece of legislation.

"Our nation is suffering deeply in the throes of Islamophobia, and now we have developed an even more virulent phobia, Iranophobia, a fear of the nation and people of Iran. America is not the only nation afflicted with Iranophobia, the small and vulnerable nation of Israel is obsessed with the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation by an Iranian nuclear bomb, a weapon whose existence at this point in time is totally imaginary, the hypothetical component of a conspiracy theory. If America and Israel were psychiatric patients, their condition would be described as delusional. Instead, our government and our obeisant media are doing everything in their power to brainwash the American people to inculcate into their psyches the fear of every molecule of Iranian origin.

"The Iran War is the brainchild of the neocons of the Bush-Cheney administration. In top secret meetings of the national security council, Dick Cheney argued for war against Iran as early as 2002 and 2003. Cheney’s daughter, Elizabeth Cheney served in the State Department as the conduit for $85 million per year in funds to “pro-democracy” organizations inside Iran – groups like the Mujaheddin e-Khalq, a Marxist Islamist paramilitary cult of celibate terrorists, commandos, assassins and agents who sublimate their sexual desires for the practice of assassination, bomb manufacture, espionage, torture and terrorism. Today, 3000 members of the MEK are stranded in Camp Ashraf, an encampment inside Iraq that is now scheduled for demolition by the government of Prime Minister Maliki. Astonishingly, Governor Howard Dean has combined forces with Republican neoconservatives to remove the MEK from the US listing of terrorist organizations, so we can continue to provide them with more aid for their cult of terror.

"While the tempo and pace of the buildup of the Iran War has been long, complicated and terrifying for those of us who monitor it, we must report that in the last few months, the pace is definitely quickening.

• Iran has arrested an untold number of Americans who languish in their prison system classified as “spies.” Apparently, Americans are crossing the border between Afghanistan and Iran as if they were embarking on “hikes” – and we the people of the United States know very little about these cases, their number, the individuals, the circumstances.

• Just over a year ago, a cyber attack by the Stuxnet Worm was unleashed against the Iranian nuclear industry. This anonymous cyber attack made international headlines in most of the advanced nations on earth, but only a slight smear on the inner pages of our newspapers in the USA.

• In July of this year, an Iranian nuclear scientist was shot dead by an assassin on a motorcycle in Tehran.

• In America, ABC ran a story headlined: "Who is Killing Iran’s Nuclear Scientists?"

• In Britain, the BBC ran a story headlined: "Is Iran Already Under Covert Attack?"

• In London, the coverage read: "Iranian Scientist’s Death Probably the Work of Western Security Agencies: Analysts Suggest Mossad or CIA Behind the Murder."

• Recently, the Obama administration announced the interception of a disturbing terrorist plot allegedly masterminded by the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards or the Quds Force. The US Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted intelligence about an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Washington by outsourcing the murder to contract killers connected to a Mexican drug cartel. While this story was shocking, we have been advised by our government to take it seriously, even though it is considered to be risible, laughable and incredible in almost all other parts of the world. It may be worth reminding ourselves that propagandists have long operated with the principle of the big lie: the bigger the lie, the more likely people are to believe it. After the exposure of this fantastic plot, the United States elevated the level of monitoring and surveillance of the nation of Iran.

• In November, working under their new Director Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a report on the Iranian nuclear program. The first Amano-Era IAEA report cited evidence that Iran was "studying nuclear weapons." Iranian officials immediately denied the report of nuclear weapons research. In America the most authoritative source on US-Iranian tension, Seymour Hersh described the Amano report on Iran as: "The shift in tone at the I.A.E.A. seems linked to a change at the top." and, "The new report, therefore, leaves us where we’ve been since 2002, when George Bush declared Iran to be a member of the Axis of Evil—with lots of belligerent talk but no definitive evidence of a nuclear-weapons program." Thus, the IAEA report created more tension, but little more. Seymour Hersh appeared on Democracy Now in a lengthy interview explaining his reservations about the objectivity of the IAEA report. The Seymour Hersh story on Democracy Now was headlined: "Propaganda used ahead of Iraq War Now Being Reused Over Iran's Nuke Program."

• As you will know, a US drone spy plane was recently shot down over Iran.

• You may not know that only three weeks ago there were a mysterious series of explosions at a nuclear facility located in close proximity to the historic city of Isfahan in Iran.

• Shortly after these explosions, Iran ordered the closure of the British embassy.

"Throughout it all, we are being assured by our government that Iran is culpable of violations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but we are given no conclusive evidence that this casus belli is any more credible than the risible case Colin Powell presented to the United Nations in February 2002 stating that Saddam Hussein posed a threat because of his vast and powerful arsenal of weapons of mass destruction."

[The above is an extract abridged from "War is God", by Michael Carmichael : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30091.htm & http://www.planetarymovement.org/go/newsflash/war-is-god-by-michael-carmichael/ ]

Pacem In Terris ...



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[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Re. Iran : Some hard facts may bring some 'Light' to matters, rather than all the unpleasant 'Heat' being generated by the constant fear and loathing :

a) Iran has The World's 3rd Largest known 'Total' & 2nd Largest 'Liquid' Oil Reserves : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves_in_Iran ,

b) Iran has The Worlds 2nd Largest known Gas Reserves : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_gas_reserves_in_Iran

c) Further consider and cogitate upon the fact that in Feb. 2008, Iran opened a Hydro-Carbon Bourse at The Kish Mercantile Exchange (see http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11613.htm and also http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28646.htm ) - trading in a basket of currencies, including Euros, Roubles, Yuan and Iranian Rial BUT NOT in U$ Dollar$ and thereby challenging both Reserve Currency, Dollar "HegeMoney" as well as the Monopoly of the existing Oil and Petroleum Bourses.

d) The Iranian Central Bank is State Controlled & Entirely Government Owned and NOT Privately Owned [ http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2011/12/15/senate-passes-sanctions-on-irans-central-bank/?mod=google_news_blog & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Bank_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Iran ] . Thus do 'a-d' here actually constitute the Real "Casus Belli" ?!

e) The same NeoCon, Neo-Colonial, Paleo-Imperial WARMONGERS who beat the drums for The Unconscionable, Illegal & Immoral WAR on Iraq (where The Only "WMD" = Words of Mass Deception !!) are now beating the Drums of War and this time Iran is in the Imperial crosshairs. Pls. Research PNAC (eg http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1665.htm & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNAC etc.)


.+ See the film, "WHY WE FIGHT ; What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism ?" : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8494.htm .

@merica : Nosce Te Ipsum ...

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Further to the above, please read, calmly consider and cogitate upon the following Articles :

a) "USrael and Iran", by William Blum ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29880.htm ,

b) "The Worst Case For War with Iran", by Stephen M. Walt ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30052.htm ,

c) "From Occupation to “Occupy : The Israelification of American Domestic Security", by Max Blumenthal ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29892.htm ,

d) "George Orwell on the Evil Iranian Menace", by Glenn Greenwald ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29890.htm &

e) "War On Iran Has Already Begun. Act Before It Threatens All Of Us", by Seamus Milne of The UK Guardian ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29917.htm .

fiat lux ...

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Finally towards a rational discourse about Iran, please also consider watching the following Videos :

a) "Iran is Not the Problem" ; http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5708329875314599685 ,

b) "Inside Iran : Rick Steves' Travel Journal, The Most fascinating and surprising land I've ever visited." ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30062.htm & for insights re. 'Iran and Jews' please see :

c) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA7yz2vciGk +

d) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-r04SQ97_Q &

e) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngttxIzXRsE !!!

fiat pax ...

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

.+ ...

1) Marching Towards War : "EU Reaches Agreement to Ban Imports of Iranian Oil (Reuters) ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30162.htm &

2) "Obama Seeks to Distance U.S. from Israeli Attack", by Gareth Porter ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30158.htm#idc-cover .

fiat justitia ...

[-] 1 points by ropeknot (359) 6 years ago

Is this Gods' way of telling us to light the next cigarette and see what ignites ?

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

'Fraid that I caN'T answer for G*d ; YHWH ; El ; Adonai ; HaShem ; Allah ; Bramah ; Vishnu or even Shiva, Ommm~{:-p)

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

Iran has staged several protests as of recent

free speech is permitted

[-] 4 points by lugano (1221) 3 years ago

The GOP and Israel-Uber-Alles, AIPAC, Likud extremists don't like it one little bit BUT.. "Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East" by Phylis Bennis - http://fpif.org/iran-deal-a-game-changer-for-the-middle-east/ and as she says - ''Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it." All the rest of us can do is pray for peace and hope that Right Wing Nut Jobs don't actually drag us all to another war in the middle east... just like they really want to do!

[-] 4 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 3 years ago

US pumps weapons into the semitic region

stopping that flow would help a lot more than hoping

[-] 5 points by lugano (1221) 3 years ago

Iranians are not Semites - they are the Persians, Medes and Magi of old and an Indo-European people ('Iran' the word, comes from ''Aryan'')- BUT I totally get your point. I wonder IF we can find out just what proportion of the US economy is made up of the War Machine? It could be pretty alarming knowledge!

[-] 4 points by lugano (1221) 3 years ago

''Tom Cotton Says War Against Iran Would Only Take a Few Days'' - (because he is a Right Wing Nut Job!) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tom-cotton-says-war-against-iran-would-only-take-a-few-days-10163707.html - Tom Cotton serves the Banker Controlled Military Industrial Complex.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

The Fact of An "Intentional Misreading and Reinterpretation of The Translation From The Original Persian" Is True and in Truth, it's Not a question of "True or False" ; it's An Analysis Paper ! Cut to the end to see what they, conclude ;-)

[-] 1 points by ropeknot (359) 6 years ago

Are you sure you checked out my ( very similar ) link or are you commenting on my response to your link ?

My link is 12790 , yours is 30111 .


[-] 1 points by ropeknot (359) 6 years ago

Much media bias has gone on for a long time for the talking points of one side or another !

Is this site ( the link below) telling the truth or are we being misinformed for a partisan agenda ?



[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

@ ropeknot : Here's wishing you and yours a Gr8 2O|2 - and an article : "Iran, Another False Enemy", by Stephen Merrill ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30111.htm ! pax, amor et lux ...


[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Further to the above, please also see the following recent articles :

a) "Mossad chief : Nuclear Iran not Necessarily Existential Threat to Israel", by Barak Ravid ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30101.htm ,

b) "Romney Takes Swipe at Ron Paul on Iran Nuke Policy", by Emily Friedman ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30092.htm ,

c) "U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure", by Eli Lake ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30098.htm .