posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 01:45 AM
Whoa! There's plenty on this thread that bashes Iran keeping American templates in view - democracy, human right and so on.
Ok, let’s see whether Americans have the right to keep bashing Iran - "that evil empire which has no democracy, is ruled by a tyrant and one of the
largest militaries in the world having their fingers on the nuclear trigger threatening Israel, American interests in the Middle East and perhaps
mainland U.S itself."
America too is a society dominated by militarism. Perhaps this is something that started with the defeat in Vietnam, when the US military decided to
switch from an unpopular conscription to an all volunteer force ‘imbibed with the warrior ethos’. Perhaps it’s always been in the America’s
DNA, considering its history of violence in subjugating the land, natives, European competitors and finally the world.
It isn’t a secret that our supreme political status in the world rests on militarism. It’s there for all to see – Vietnam, Korea, the Middle
East, Africa, Afghanistan, the Rose, Tulip and Orange revolutions in CIS Republics and let's not forget the massive psyops and illegal warfare that
has been used against Iran by the CIA. Bush had asked for an additional $400 million to continue covert operations inside Iran!
Well, America has a finger in every pie.
The United States was the first country in the world to develop nuclear weapons, and is the only country to have used them in war, with the two
bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It has conducted over a thousand nuclear tests and developed many long-range weapon delivery systems. It maintains
an arsenal of 5,113 warheads and facilities for their construction and design. How does Iran compare?
So why do Americans see only Iran as being a dangerous, evil, militaristic theocratic state with no democracy and human rights? But what’s so
different? Is it American democracy? A democracy where millions are jobless, where the rich get richer, where the honest tax payer’s money is used
to bail out billion dollar corporations and their CEOs, where private financial institutions and oil cartels control the economy, and where health
care is still a pipe dream for the have-nots? Human rights? Less said the better. Remember Abu Ghraib? And that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Both countries base their power on the military; both countries are run by elites; America has citizens who are completely ignorant of the outside
world, living in a cloistered shell lacking an unbiased genuine media and public discourse watching trashy TV owned by the PTBs who have an agenda of
misinformation and propaganda, much of it spewed out by the government.
So I think we should rein ourselves in and stop bashing others like we are the paragons of virtue, a shining example of democracy and the epitome of
human rights. Let’s get our house in order first before pronouncing judgment on others.
To the American policy makers: Live and let live. You don't have a license to kill. You don't have a sanction to rule the world!