Originally posted by Alternative4u
I have been following very close this situation, and there is no way the USA with the leader they have now will give any green light to attack Iran,
he may have or indeed may give the green like for Iran to attack Israel if he knew he would get away with it, but will protect Iran for two reasons, 1
the Russians & China back Iran, though he does want to attack both of them the USA are no where ready yet, he knows that is WW3.
2, the American President has been on the side of Al-Q and lots of other terrorist groups who kill Christians ever since he got in office, he has no
time for any country who endangers his Terrorist friends.
You are unrepentantly ignorant and ill-informed. If you had even one scintilla of a brain you'd know some history. But, like all religious zealots,
you've no ability to be rational when reality bumps in to your dogma.
It is a fairly good assumption that had the U.S. never meddled in the Middle East in the middle of the last century that there would be no Islamic
Republic in Iran and thus no such government that would foment the region promoting Islamic-based government. Chances are, the Middle East would be
filled with democratically-elected secular nations, like Turkey has been for decades now.
How can I say that? Because in 1953 the young American CIA overthrew a secular, democratically elected president of Iran. In fact, the man was so
popular, he made Time's Man of the Year in 1951 for being a bold, unafraid truth teller. He was a globally respected, western-educated man.
The Persion world -- Iran -- has a long, proud history as a thriving country, center for great science and the arts, a vibrant merchant class and a
history of tolerance for religious diversity. Under President Dr. Muhammed Mosaddeq, this might again have happened. The reason it did not was the
western oil interests, who treated the Iranian oil as resource for the west to control an exploit, started to get nervous because the new president
was sick of his nation being treated like a colonial doormat. He started to make noise about nationalizing the oil industry in Iran. Not long later,
we went in and over threw them.
This ramped up a long simmering contempt among Iranians for the west, who had exploited them throughout the British empire of the Victorian era, then
with the Americans. People know when they are being treated like second class citizens and don't much like it. And then you have the Iranian people,
in their first free and fair and open election (post monarchy) select THEIR choice (who was a secular leader even!) for president, we go in and
overthrow him less than two years later. Yeah, then Iranians really got pissed at the West, especially the U.S.
It only became worse when we installed a brutal man with claims to the monarchical role of Shah as their leader. The Shah created a dreaded secret
police force, the Savak, which then over the years tortured and murdered thousands of political dissidents. We supported the Shah with gobs of
military equipment in return for our ability to exploit their oil. Hell yeah the people got madder and madder until the 1979 revolution, which
symbolically and intentionally (understood by few Americans then and almost none today) began by taking over the U.S. embassy -- the Tehran home of
the Shah's puppet master.
The revolution brings the Grand Ayatollah Khomeini back from exile in France and boom, the Islamic Republic of Iran is born. Maybe it is provocative
in language, but it is fair to say today's Iran is the child born of the Iran's rape by the U.S. government.
And then after this happens, we create and arm Saddam Hussein -- another tyrant we brought to power -- with military hardware and chemical weapons,
which he then used to kills tens of thousands of Iranian in the Iran Irag War.
Had none of that happened, the Middle East would be a MUCH different place, since what happens in Iran has always been central to how things evolve in
the whole of the Middle East.
Do you not think the hatred of our government by the Iranian people is not justly earned?
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