The war of terror. Iran is no threat. (Nor is North Korea)

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We Need to Be Seeking Regime Change Here in the UK – Never mind Iran 

By Richard SudanApril 05, 2013 “Information Clearing House” -“HP” –   


There is a dangerous mythology that exists about Iran, and which refuses to go away. It is irresponsibly perpetuated by many in the media, reminiscent of the Neo-Con propaganda which we became familiar with in the run up the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.

It’s the kind of mythology which seeps too easily from the front pages of the red tops and into popular discourse, and which needs to be confronted by reason and with facts. That mythology is the idea that Iran is somehow a threat to us here in the UK; this is a myth which is underpinned by falsehoods and disinformation.

If we have learned anything from the crimes committed in Iraq, it is that we must question at all costs the constant assertion that Iran as a sovereign country poses a threat to us. To not do so is to risk sleepwalking into the same sequence events that led to the heinous and despicable crimes committed against the Iraqi people at the behest of our government.
In the run up to the invasion of Iraq, the British people were privy to a stream of lies peddled by Tony Blair and the then Labour government in an attempt to convince the public that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and had the capability and inclination to use them-thereby justifying a preemptive illegal attack.

We now know of course, that these were untruths designed whip up a popular frenzy; the dossier claiming that Iraq could mobilize the weapons of non-existence; the infamous Downing Street memo encouraging ‘facts’ and so-called ‘intelligence’ on Iraq to be fit around a pre-determined and already decided policy. War.

Despite the lies from the government and media, and attempts to convince people that the illegal invasion of Iraq was somehow just, more than a million people marched against it. Despite Bush and Blair’s campaign to present Iraq to the world as a threat, Britain at the time of the illegal invasion in 2003 was home to a sizable ant-war movement.

We know the illegal war waged against Iraq was primarily about Oil and the long term geo-political strategy of the international Western power structure. But war is also the most profitable industry in the world, and one of the things that is clear from the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003 is that broadly speaking, the military industrial complex is concerned only with steering public opinion toward supporting war, and isn’t subject to observing any semblance of international law.

Indeed, with hindsight it’s easy to see how the big players in the media went along with the Neo-Con agenda compared a handful of brave exceptions who sought to expose power rather than to serve it.

That is why, when we see the same kind of war mongering hyperbole aimed squarely at Iran periodically surface in the mainstream media, implying that a preemptive strike might be a sane course of action, we need to consider both recent history and the facts.
For all of the propaganda perpetuating from the hawks in Washington, baying desperately for another profitable war to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the defense budget, so far the Obama administration hasn’t succumbed (fully) to the whim of AIPAC, and the unrelenting pressure from Netanyahu and Israeli government to begin an all-out war.

But the mythology about a threat from Iran persists and lingers, becoming legitimized with every passing minute that it remains challenged.
Cutting through the quagmire of the corporate media, and focusing solely on what matters, the facts are clear.

The IAEA (The International Atomic Energy Agency) has not stated that Iran possess a nuclear weapon; Iran is a signatory of the non-proliferation treaty-unlike Israel which is widely acknowledged to possess nuclear weapons.

But in any case, the idea that we should support an invasion of Iran on the basis that Iran might be seeking such a weapon is ludicrous. You couldn’t make it up.
When Iran’s neighbours across the Gulf host the US’s military bases, could Iran be blamed if it wanted to be in a position to defend itself and have a deterrent? Iran has after all witnessed two imperial occupations take place within its bordering countries in Iraq and Afghanistan in as many years.

Who should we fear more, Iran, a country that hasn’t attacked another country for hundreds of years, or the US which supports terror all over the world and which in the past, actually used its Nuclear weapons dropping them on Nagasaki and Hiroshima?
One of the falsehoods commonly put forward in this debate is that the Iranian president Ahmadinejad has said he wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. This too is a lie, admitted here by former Israeli deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor.

The US has never supported democracy in Iran. When Mossadegh was in power in Iran and wanted to nationalise Iran’s oil to cut out corporations like BP, the US and the CIA supported a coup to topple the government, installing a regime favourable to their own interests.

I’m not a fan of the Iranian government. But the idea that we should take seriously, sabre rattling from those who have never supported democracy in Iran-but which do support dictatorial regimes all over the world-is ludicrous.

Claims that attacking other countries is a means to bring about democracy are always without foundation; we are not, and have never been interested in occupying other people’s countries to bring about peace. Such claims reflect a benign form of narcissism, a belief that those who we deem inferior to ourselves become our burden and our obligation to ‘democratise’- this thinking always precedes the eventual acts of actual terrorism. As John Pilger once quipped “It isn’t a war on terror, it’s a war of terror”
We need only take a look around the world at the state terror we support, and the crimes we turn a blind eye to, to know this to be true.

No, before we go meddling in other people’s countries, and talking (however tacitly) about attacking them, we need to get our own house in order. Spending money to maintain a military presence around the World when we can’t even keep our pensioners warm in the winter and prioritise free education for our poorest doesn’t make sense.
We don’t need to be thinking about supporting a US/Israeli attack on Iran, or thinking about regime change anywhere else in the World. The truth is we need to be thinking about regime change here in the UK.

Richard Sudan is a freelance writer based in London – Follow Richard on Twitter: www.twitter.com/richardsudan

Patrick Henningsen writes on same topic re N Korea

ICH writes –

Putting the Squeeze on North Korea
By Gregory  Elich
Neither the U.S. nor South Korea is  open to dialogue at the present time. Both
are bent on exacerbating tensions.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34514.htm [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001dw7GnmGzU-8NhqBTsEHGGoi6-v--AO_aFWuqW6jTdo8S_3OlF4PmHCkaQfbH5sz2N3n_Pnqeee2vBaE_i5pFMD-XFDsv6bqydVxcYsbiZiu_6YWSy7t6fSYG9Je46x8yWKtwUBCQTUQTDIK0o1KIDxPMRScNzQx3Q5zMsCTtFZcE0ZWLz-NeAQ_ad9Aed-o5DkPV6pKW3KkzTnO95nf-tVnYDvGzvGIvlneovuDjZaGaJvrwnTWlnKnBcJxqjJwfW9chRtYpQwLz6ZEM3JKHIT9jxwxsljJsD_LrlC2Mi_WSuuIZ90R9KKUOeLFLlPBqVv6FMqu-GEw=]

Washington’s “Playbook” on  Provoking North Korea
By Stephen  Gowans
The White House approved a detailed  plan, called ‘the playbook,’ to ratchet up
tension with North Korea during the  Pentagon’s war games with South Korea.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34523.htm [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001dw7GnmGzU-8aPeDnFzu3QY_nRAwu3njPfH6wtxKYboSefx1AHk2otTAiz1HINWVqYuT7TwN3-v4Gt4oSQB0yUXUzGjpC0MZ0j5TEgPrsoJ3VRI52z4SCpR7ku0_wBvvuM5ojAd7vhUhCDFcd62gH9rXKSnpIFuihQo5Q5F1Hw0mC9HEIAtq5TZTnViiinE8-zvAQwrA0GlBbA07jo4vE7sKdF-7dQRX6m2_7DyO25qW3mDXaOxpkkvtgOCCBF5M4Melhl4bifP-eIdyyaY1u2fopSCB8nWx6eEENM2MYpPCh7cvMGRHHknhMbDlPGApH1zwNKFTmTAM=]

Paul said…
I remember watching a David Icke video on youTube and in it he had a list of the wars of aggression started by Iran and the USA, Iran had none, they were the ones attacked in the Iran/Iraq War, the USA, well they were over 200 since the formation of the country.

Make of that what you will, and even though I don’t agree with all of the policies of Iran you can tell by just looking at the evidence what is really going on, but that assumes you will turn of the propaganda machine that is our lying corrupt media.

7:13 am 

Anonymous said…

Steve Pieczenik on Alex Jones the other night regarding the Korea situation:

(skip to ~26:55)

http://www.ajpfiles.com/April2013/20130405_Alex_Jones.mp3

7:42 am 

Anonymous said…

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is no fool,and sees the writing on the wall. He is taking all necessary steps to protect his people from an invasion and who but a fool wouldn’t. On account of him doing the sensible thing he is portrayed as being the evil one when the evil one (Big Satan) is in fact the warmongering west.
God help him! And God bless him and his people, our fellow brothers of mankind.

Gordon.

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4 Responses to “The war of terror. Iran is no threat. (Nor is North Korea)”

  1. Paul says:

    I remember watching a David Icke video on youTube and in it he had a list of the wars of aggression started by Iran and the USA, Iran had none, they were the ones attacked in the Iran/Iraq War, the USA, well they were over 200 since the formation of the country.

    Make of that what you will, and even though I don’t agree with all of the policies of Iran you can tell by just looking at the evidence what is really going on, but that assumes you will turn of the propaganda machine that is our lying corrupt media.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Steve Pieczenik on Alex Jones the other night regarding the Korea situation:

    (skip to ~26:55)

    http://www.ajpfiles.com/April2013/20130405_Alex_Jones.mp3

  3. Anonymous says:

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is no fool,and sees the writing on the wall. He is taking all necessary steps to protect his people from an invasion and who but a fool wouldn’t. On account of him doing the sensible thing he is portrayed as being the evil one when the evil one (Big Satan) is in fact the warmongering west.
    God help him! And God bless him and his people, our fellow brothers of mankind.

    Gordon.

  4. Road_Hog says:

    All of us that do our research, know, that it is all about oil/resources and installing a Rothschild style central bank.

    At it’s no coincedence that Syria/Iran/NK/Cuba have public owned central banks and are ‘independent’ countries.

    The trouble is, I’d be interested to do a straw poll of the age of people that understand what is going on. I bet most of us are 40+.

    Someone posted some links to Ian R Crane the other day and I watched them. Most of it I already knew, some of it was a bit off the wall and there were a few nuggets that were new to me.

    But what I did observe, is when the camera panned around the audience, was the age of them. There were no young people and at one stage he asked if there was anyone under 35 and I don’t think that there was.

    And herein lies the problem, it is only the Baby Boomers and the early Generation X, that got through the education system before the indoctrination had arrived. That had an independent will and have experienced the changes in life and the totalitarianism that has taken place.

    The under 40s have known no different and therefore accept what is happening and see it as the norm. That is a huge problem in stopping globalism/NWO, because we are getting fewer in number and they are growing.

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