Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Truly Monumental Event by Anthony Freda

 

A Truly Monumental Event


"Monumental" is the word that has been chosen for us to define the Iran nuclear deal that ostensibly protects the West from yet another non-existing, existential threat.
The word is everywhere in the mainstream media, and people are dutifully parroting the adjective as if it were an original thought.

To me, a truly 'monumental' event would be a presidential speech outlining how the idea of Iran as a military threat to the US or Israel is an absurd, discredited notion
promoted by the Saudis, Israeli hawks and the NeoConservatives via western media propaganda channels to portray the country as an agent of evil.
 
Iran has no intention of starting a suicidal nuclear war. They pose exactly the same existential threat to the US as Vietnam or Iraq did. Zero.
 
Fabricated evidence, false intelligence and fear mongering brought us to war with those countries. The same sort of manipulation of tribal, xenophobic instincts with a concerted, decades long demonization campaign has been used to support hostility towards Iran. What will it take for us to learn the perennial tricks of the war makers?
 
The US has tens of thousands of nuclear weapons and Israel has hundreds. Iran is surrounded by dozens of US military bases equipped with the most sophisticated military hardware in human history and thousands of soldiers.
 
A trillion dollar war machine supplies technologically advanced surveillance and spyware systems to monitor literally every inch of the country and every click in cyberspace.

As Hillary stated in a rare moment of truth telling
"I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran,
In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them,"

While the purported goal of fighting this imaginary foe with diplomacy instead of warfare is laudable, the underlying, paranoid premise that Iran is part of some Axis of Evil intent on destruction of the US remains intact. We are told all military options remain "On the table" to destroy the boogieman if he breaks free from his chains.

In light of the fact that US media, intelligence agencies and pols have been discredited by fabricating casus belli in the past, here are
some questions worth consideration:

Is the US cloaking it's true intentions with Iran in this fabricated nuclear issue?

Is the "nuclear deal," itself a ruse?
 
The 2013 article, "Nuclear Deal With Iran Prelude to War, Not 'Breakthrough,'" in its entirety, explains:
...any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context—both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.

- Brookings Institution's 2009 "Which Path to Persia?" report, page 52
Does one 'monumental' event exonerate the Obama administration from it's legacy of impeachable offenses, war crimes and extrajudicial executions?
http://www.salon.com/2011/03/21/ralph_nader_obama_impeachment/
A truly unprecedented, Monumental act of courage would involve a person of immense power using their position to expose the lies that keep us in a state of perpetual, consensual paranoia.
True power is the ability to empower others, not keep us in a state of constant division and hostility by exploiting our common human fears.
A true hero is a person of private conscience who is able to inspire and create a public conscience and awareness that rises above the fear-based narratives that currently drive US foreign policy.

Anthony Freda
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti







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