posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:00 PM
What bothers me most right now is all the sudden talk about war with Iran from our government. It seems to have come out of nowhere. I know I've been
reading about war with Iran for years on ATS, however, up until this past week, I haven't really heard about war from our own government. Now, all of
a sudden, the war drums are beating again....
This is scary for several reasons:
1. The same thing happened with Iraq. We wanted a war....we got a war.....we were wrong about weapons of mass destruction. There were none.
Was Saddam Hussein a bad guy? Sure, he was a bad guy.....he was an atrocious, power-hungry, cruel dictator who killed his own people en masse. But
millions of innocent Iraqis have died in the Iraq war because WE were determined to go to war, and I'm sure millions more have been traumatized
because of all the bombing. Then, there is the toll on our own soldiers, too.
2. I can't help but wonder if our economy has something to do with the war drums starting up again. As we all know, war seems to be a favorite way to
boost an economy (not to mention, get the people's minds off the economy!) and I'm afraid that Obama might be falling into the same trap. What if he
is so scared about the economy that he's willing to start a war with Iran, for economic reasons? Wasn't it Truman who warned of the
Don't get me wrong, I think that the leader of Iran is a horrible, terrible, anti-semetic person. Anyone who goes around saying that the Holocaust
never happened and boasting they are going to wipe Israel off the map should be dealt with harshly.
But war is not the answer. War is never the answer. Millions of lives are put at risk in war, when truly, there is usually only a small handful of
people at the top of a government who are responsible for the atrocities. Why should an entire country (or an entire world) suffer because of a few
Anyway, all this war talk has me seriously pissed off. I think all leaders who want to go to war should just go to a table in a bar and arm wrestle
for superiority. The best arm wrestler wins.....end of story. Or put them both in a boxing ring....Ahmenejad and the curent Israeli prime minister. Or
Obama and Ahmenijad. Let them beat themselves senseless....let them realize the stupidity of fighting.
I swear, someone needs to reduce the testosterone level in the war rooms.
But yes....I also have been following the web bot predictions, and I also know that they have been right many more times than they have been wrong.
Scary. I'm not looking forward to the end of October.
[edit on 1-10-2009 by nikiano]