posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 05:40 AM
Our government’s foreign policy (not the American people) is responsible for overthrowing the democratically elected leader of Iran, Mozedeq, in
1953. Once ousted by our CIA, they installed the Shah of Iran, who was a more brutal dictator than Ahmedinajad. Not only that, our CIA helped create
their dreaded Savak, which murdered many thousands of innocent Iranians. All of this occurred because Iran simply wanted to nationalize their oil,
instead of our western oil companies making all the profit from it. It is theirs after all, not ours, and we do not have a right to it.
Our intervention in Iran has had very serious effects, including the taking of our hostages at the US embassy. Bad relations between our 2 countries
persist to this day as a result of blowback from our government’s foreign policy which puts corporation’s oil interests before the interests of
the American people. That is corporatism. I humbly submit that it is in our interest to talk and trade with Iran, instead of using our mainstream
media to incite hatred of Iran to justify going to war with them.
The ramped up rhetoric in our media today against Iran is not unlike that which we saw in the winter of 2003 prior to the invasion of Iraq. Talk about
"mushroom clouds", etc., and it all apparently turned out to be falsified. It is happening again today, and I ask you to please take a moment to
find out some facts on your own, independent of mainstream media and talk radio. Should you arrive at a different conclusion, stand your ground
bravely, and do not be intimidated by them saying you are un-patriotic if you do not think like them. That's the same crap Hitler pulled.
For example, the CIA has stated that Iran is 10 years away from getting a nuke. Why? They only have 3,000 centrifuges. In order to enrich enough
uranium to the level needed for a nuclear weapon, it would take 10 years for just 1 weapon with only 3,000 centrifuges. In order to produce 1 weapon
per year it would require 30,000 centrifuges, 10 times what Iran currently has. Furthermore, regarding the recent rhetoric concerning Iran's possible
willingness to give a suitcase nuke to Al Qaeda, this claim is patently false with absolutely no grounds to support it. Iran does not have the
technology to create a nuclear device small enough to fit in the size of a mere suitcase. Only the USA, Russia, some of our western allies, and
probably China, (thanks to Clinton selling China our Cray super computers from Los Alamos nuclear laboratories with hard drives intact)! Also, Iran
hates Al Qaeda, as they are Sunni Arab Muslim extremists. Iran is Shiite Persians, (different religious sect and different race). Currently there is
much sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, and Iran does give Iraqi Shiites weapons, which they use against Sunnis, and unfortunately
Americans too, (but if we weren't in Iraq then Iran’s weapons could do us no harm). Although Iraqi Shiites get help and money from Iran, they do
not want to be puppets to the mullahs of Iran at all because Iraqi's, both Sunnis and Shiites alike, do have a strong sense of nationalistic
I do not make excuses for Iran, and I do not support Ahmedinajad’s policies or positions, (such as wiping Israel off the face of the map), however,
I am not opposed to hearing anyone’s point of view. If Ahmedinajad wants to speak at Columbia University, fine let him, and when he's done, tell
him he is wrong, why, and have grounds to support your position. We have free speech in America, and the rights given in the Constitution apply to
everyone equally, even our invited guests, or they mean nothing at all.
Patriotism is that effort to resist oppressive government. Our founding fathers lived this example for us, and I ask you to remember that, because if
we ideologically continue to cheer on our government as it acts upon a foreign policy which is detrimental to Americas interests, then we become
nothing more than the brown shirted Nazi's 1933-1945.