Bringing this issue to public attention without interference or deliberate intention to aggravate and disperse fictitious information is undoubtedly
difficult. Now, let's consider that the vast majority of the America populace either don't care, don't know they exist, believe the mainstream media,
to busy with life, or just to consumed with material things to seek out alternative information sources other than our spoon fed version.
If our mainstream media resources regarded honest reporting as fundamental to the public, would the people want to engage in political forum more
ambitiously knowing the facts beforehand and it's ramifications down the road to our general welfare as a country.
There are many things that our nation and the world for that matter would probably consider more important before engaging in war and hostilities.
Let's consider the following regarding Iran:
There is almost no discussion on the costs of a strike to take out that nuclear capacity - be it by Israel or the United States - in lives, money
and regional and global standing.
Figuring out possible side effects of confrontation and war, one doesn't have to look very far to find answers. The Bush administrations wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan have had tremendous global consequences adding to geopolitical turmoil, and undoubtedly still undercuts our current national state of
being, contributing to the ongoing crisis.
This follows two unsatisfactory experiences over the past 10 years. In 2003, President George W. Bush said the invasion of Iraq was justified to
remove Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. "It would not be that hard," Vice President Dick Cheney assured Americans.
It was hard and costly, and the weapons proved not to exist. More than 4,400 Americans were killed, and it cost more than $800 billion, while Iraq
remains unstable and the region's more lethal threat, Iran, is empowered.
These costs to Americans are significant, and another war in the region will be just as or more costly, conceivably spreading throughout the entire
region. If the American public understood this and it's extent, it's quite possible to avert escalations. Because IMO we as a country cannot endure
another war economically or socially.
Consider this. Do we want to have our troops and forces stationed in this arena for years to come? Do we want to pay for another war which we can't
substantiate in terms of overall cost to human lives on both sides of the fence?
The Iran project, a bipartisan think tank, developed a (pdf)
that layed out a possible view of what exactly may need
to happen if an attack is initiated. And the outcome of possible scenarios is one everyone should know before steps are taken to involve American
soldiers and it's taxpaying public.
They wrote, “Even in order to fulfill the stated objective of ensuring that Iran never acquires a nuclear bomb, the US would need to conduct a
substantially expanded air and sea war over a prolonged period of time, likely several years. If the US decided to seek a more ambitious objective,
such as regime change in Iran or undermining Iran’s influence in the region, then an even greater commitment of force would be required to occupy
all or part of the country. Given Iran’s large size and population, and the strength of Iranian nationalism, we estimated that the occupation of
Iran would require a commitment of resources and personnel greater than what the US has expended over the past 10 years in the Iraq and Afghanistan
Can we afford this, no. Can the world afford this, no...Should the general population in the U.S. know this, yes. Will the MSM discuss this, probably
Unlike in the U.S., there's a very open debate about all this in Israel, where a number of intelligence and military officials have publicly
opposed Netanyahu's eagerness to strike. The most compelling opponent is Meir Dagan, who was the head of intelligence and special operations for
Mossad for more than eight years.
If your interested in a recent interview with Mr. Dagan you can see it
. His insights and reasoning should be heeded.
Well my fellow Americans we are at the crossroads again. Like so many times in the past we have been led to believe we are supporting the right thing
by misleading information, not to suggest this is the case. In the time leading up to the election and after for that matter, beware of rhetoric by
politicians to propagate narratives to fit agenda's that incite a blind willingness to deceive the masses for selfish gain.
On that note a word from Ron Paul:
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