How many times can you visit the well before it runs dry? It depends on what lies under the surface. Maybe the more useful question is how many times can you dip into the well before it gets poisoned? That is - when the buckets you use to extract the water have become tainted with venom and hatred? The world will quite soon find out if a certain superpower has now visited the well one time too many in targeting Iran after its less-than-stellar performances against the far weaker Iraq and Afghanistan. At least, according to what it seems the ruling elites might have in mind for 2012. Those who follow such things say that there is a clear timetable going back to the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, then to the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War, and the 9/11 attacks in 2001 - 11 years apart!
This sequence (which uncannily extends to key events occurring before 1979) shows up next in 2012! For some strange reason the number eleven carries extra weight with the superstitious warmongers. Their so-called Middle East time clock chimes in next during the months of March to June this year. Actually, one of the articles makes a compelling case for March 7/8th - the celebration of the ancient ritual of Purim - dating to biblical times. While this may strike you and me as odd - to say the least - it is nevertheless intriguing that the Iraq war of 1991 ended (prematurely) on the exact day of Purim, while the second Iraq war began on Purim 2003! Just coincidence, or an indication of when hostilities may begin either directly against Iran or by proxy on its close ally, Syria? Not long again to find out!
In what may be simply an amazing coincidence, another article warns of a possible FBI shutdown of large parts of the internet on March 8th unless the courts grant an extension to an earlier deadline! This would certainly be a powerful tool available to the State in silencing the blogs and social media - forcing us to rely almost totally on the controlled media which regurgitates government propaganda. Of course, the masses are far more awake in 2012 than during 9/11 - so they could also reschedule.
Whatever the reality is will soon become apparent to all. But in my own mind I am fairly certain that the Iran escapade will begin either this year or latest next, and their 'magic date' is likely to feature! The incumbent must toe the line if he is to get a second term (or else all 'skeletons' will be exposed). I have little doubt that, should he be reelected and fail to do the bidding of the shadow government, then one way or another - either impeachment or worse - he may never complete that second term!
Be under no illusion that World War III is almost here. It will start in 2012 or 2013 at the very latest! Its outcome though, may be different from what most expect. All claiming to follow the teachings of the Man of Peace who walked this Earth 2,000 years ago - yet are now calling for the annihilation of others who follow different religious teachings will find themselves in common cause - and outcome, to those who demanded the blood of the Son of Man over that of a cold-blooded murderer back then!
It is worth remembering also that both times the aggressor starting each World War ended up losing. Knowing that Iran is but a pawn on a chessboard that includes the King and Queen Russia and China, Israel may actually already have been written off as necessary collateral damage by her longtime ally!
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Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming
Monday, February 20, 2012Brandon Smith, Contributing Writer
Let’s be honest, quite a few Americans love a good war, especially those Americans who have never had to bear witness to one first hand. War is the ultimate tribally vicarious experience. Anyone, even pudgy armchair generals with deep-seated feelings of personal inadequacy, can revel in the victories and actions of armies a half a world away as if they themselves stood on the front lines risking possible annihilation at the hands of dastardly cartoon-land “evil doers”. They may have never done a single worthwhile thing in their lives, but at least they can bask in the perceived glory of their country’s military might.
This attitude of swollen ego through proxy is not limited to the “Right” side of the political spectrum as some might expect. In fact, if the terrifyingly demented presidency of Barack Obama has proven anything so far, it is that elements of the “Left” are just as bloodthirsty as any NeoCon, and just as ready to blindly support the political supremacy of their “side” regardless of any broken promises, abandoned principles, or openly flaunted hypocrisies. No matter how reasonable or irrefutable the arguments against a particular conflict are, there will always be a certain percentage of the populace which ignores all logic and barrels forward to cheerlead violent actions which ultimately only benefit a select and elite few.
They do this, though they rarely openly admit it, because of unbalanced and irrational biases which drive their decision making processes. In the case of the wars in the Middle East, the common public argument boils down to one of “self defense”. “They are coming to get us!” At least, that is what we are constantly told. And I’m sure that some Americans out there truly believe this. However, in their heart of hearts, others instead relish the idea of imposing their world views and philosophical systems upon others, even if it means using cluster bombs and predator drones.
Some people simply hate Muslims, for one reason or another. Some people believe that war will bring with it economic gain. Some are so afraid of what they do not comprehend that they only feel secure by attacking it. Some believe that the U.S. citizenry is morally obligated to become entangled with governments like Israel’s, and support them without question as if they are infallible, though they are often just as corrupt as the governments we are directed to despise. And yet others (for religious purposes), actually clamor for Middle Eastern destruction in the desperate hopes that their version of biblical prophecy will be vindicated. Ultimately, most Americans who support continued destruction in the Middle East, or anywhere else for that matter, do so out a selfish need for private absolution and elevation, not out of a sincere sense of patriotism, and not because nations like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, or Iran present a legitimate danger to their safety.
These men and women have invested their very identities into the mechanizations of collective war. They will not be swayed by evidence or honorable arguments. Any criticism of the actions of the collective will immediately be treated as a personal attack on their individual character, causing their minds to shut down completely.
As far as Iran is concerned, I am not here to convince the war-drum pounding zombie hordes infesting the mentally impotent sewage-soaked wastelands of my country that their rationalizations for raining laser guided death on the Third World is a “reprehensible thing”. Given their impenetrable biases, which I listed above, that would be a complete waste of time.
I could, indeed, point out how in 1953 the U.S. and Britain overthrew the democratically elected leader of Iran, Mohammad Mossaddegh, because he refused to allow global corporate interests to exploit his country’s oil resources. I could outline how the forced CIA installation of the Shah in Iran and the creation of his secret police led to the torture and murder of thousands of innocent people. I could list similar covert activities over the past 100 years or so, in countries all over the world, which have created the now universal disdain the Third World has for the U.S. government. I could even show them a PBS special from 1987 which effectively details this history and warns of what is now going on today. The kind of mainstream news coverage that networks currently blacklist honest and daring journalists for:
But what about all the nuclear talk being shoved down our throats lately? Doesn’t this supersede any historical concerns between Iran and the U.S.? What if the terrorists get their hands on “the bomb”?!
On this issue, I could easily interject the fact that countries supposedly hostile to the U.S., like North Korea, have long had nuclear capability, and certainly the means to use infiltrators to deliver that technology, yet, we haven’t sent the Western war machine after them. I would also set the record straight by mentioning that the only country in the world that has used a nuclear weapon against another is the United States. I could educate these people on the exposure of secret Israeli nuclear weapons programs since the 1970s, and the fact that Israel even attempted to illegally sell this technology to Apartheid South Africa. (Source)I could try to clear the air by reminding the uninformed that Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, recently admitted that Iran has no nuclear weapons capability. And, that this fact was repeated by an Iranian nuclear scientist, Sharhram Amiri, who defected to the U.S. in 2010 with the help of the CIA in the hopes that he could be used to disseminate propaganda on “secret” nuclear weapons programs in his former homeland. Instead, he only reinforced the assertion that there are no such programs. (Source)
With the CIA made to look foolish, they have now decided that Amiri is “peripheral” to the Iranian nuke programs, and is no longer a solid source of information. I could follow by pointing out how decidedly convenient this is….
What about all the similarities between the lies on WMD’s in Iraq and the rhetoric against Iran today? What about the disinformation put forward by the IAEA and its cadre of foreign policy yes-men?
What about the fact that back when Iran was run by our own puppet leader, the Shah, an iron-fisted sociopathic dictator, we were more than happy that the country was developing nuclear power plants.Sorry, but sharing this information with the warmongering percentage of our American culture is futile. None of this data means a thing to them. For these people, it’s not about facts; it’s about foggy perception, uncontrolled emotion, and false identity. Understanding the situation only complicates their pursuit of the next collectivist high; that frenetic freak frenzy that takes hold of a population and makes them swarm like mad bees, or hungry piranha, poisoning and devouring everything in their path.
With this in mind, the only recourse I could possibly think of to wake them up to their philosophical and moral folly is to expose them to very real and debilitating consequences they will face in their everyday lives in the wake of expanded conflict on the part of the U.S. That is to say, you may hate Iran, you may hate Iranians, you may despise Muslims, you may be driven by a childish need to live vicariously through the exploits of your government, or, you might actually believe the hype that Iran is in league with Al-Qaeda, that they really are after nuclear weapons in a diabolical plot to harm Americans, and you might truly believe that Israel is that “beacon of freedom” in the Middle East and that all its neighbors must be pacified for the sake of democracy. At bottom, whatever your deepest intentions, and whatever you might think, this is irrelevant in the face of the inevitable costs of war. If you support such a war, here is how it will affect you when it breaks loose:
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