Dear oh dear.
Is Iran TRYING to start a war? Nobody here seems to be noticing a few things that have been hidden in plain sight for years.
The Project for a New American Century, years ago, set out its plan for 'rebuilding' the middle East. Motives: to get US control of the biggest oil
reserves in the world, and to make Israel safe (most of the authors of 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' have close ties to Israel.
The first target was Iraq. The 'reasons' for invading Iraq have been exposed as fabrications/disinfo, which were pumped out by the US media and
lapped up by a public incapable of critical thinking. Things in Iraq are going SO WELL, don't you think? So well, in fact, that the costs are
starting to alarm members of the establishment. Dubya has just asked for a boatload more money to continue with the Iraq adventure.
These of course are simply financial costs. Human costs - the use of white phosphorous (a proper chemical weapon, unlike the imaginary ones Saddam
was supposed to have possessed) which burns its way through flesh and bone; the use of depleted uranium shells, which cause birth defects and cancers;
let alone the fact of thousands of nervous and trigger-happy troops marauding through the streets - are barely addressed.
But not content with this, the Administration is following the plan. Iran is next on the list:
and here's an article about the war plans
To coincide with this, the propaganda machine is being ramped up. And it seems everyone here is falling for it. Just like Iraq. It's kind of
depressing, really - nobody is learning from experience here. The invasion of Iraq was based on disinfo, here's another war coming and nobody's
examining the possibility that it's another setup.
Can anyone explain why it's rational for a tiny country to take on the US, whose military budget (and that's just the one that goes through the
books) iis equal to that of every other country on the planet COMBINED?
But there is another rationale to explain why Iraq and Iran and not, for example, North Korea. (Why not North Korea? It looks like they might
actually HAVE nuclear capabilities. Plus they're on China's doorstep, way too close to the only other power that can stand up to the US.)
At least one person in this thread knows that the real threat posed by Iran which brings them to the top of the hit list is that they want to open -
only next month, so the response can't take too long - an oil bourse trading in Euros.
For those who don't have any background on this: the US dollar is what is known as a 'fiat' currency. It means that any value attached to it is
entirely on the US Treasury's say-so. It doesn't have to be backed by gold.
In order to sustain the comfortable standard of living enjoyed in the US, dollars have to go abroad at advantageous rates - in other words, the value
coming in has to exceed the printed value of the dollar. This is achieved through a gradual but constant devaluation. So why would countries
purchase such a useless currency? Because oil is bought and sold using only the USD. If a country were to trade its oil in Euros other countries in
the world might follow suit and this CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN. Uh-uh.
Three countries in the world have traded their oil in Euros.
Iraq. We know what happened there.
Venezuela. You may not know that the US tried to instigate a coup in 2002. Luckily the locals just wouldn't co-operate, and after 24 hours, the
coup collapsed. Oh, in that 24 hours, just ONE country in the world recognised the new government. Any guesses as to which country that might be?
For the hard of thinking, it was the good ol' USA. And now Chavez is being built up as 'the new Hitler'. It's almost - but not quite - funny.
And guess what? IRAN is going to open an oil bourse trading in Euros in March.
These, I would submit, are the real reasons why Iran is being built up as the new Enemy.
The Iranians, of course, have good reason to hate the US. The coup that got rid of the democratically elected President Mossadegh in the late
fifties, brought the Shah back and gave him one of the nastiest secret police forces on the planet (torture and disappearances a daily occurrence) was
organised by one Kermit Roosevelt of the CIA. When they finally threw out the Shah in the seventies, the American Embassy was known as 'the nest of