Friday, May 26, 2006

Iran: Is it Next or already Underway

Iran is the talk of the town in the halls of Western power and in the media. Iran has bloodthirsty rulers, who are developing weapons of mass destruction, and have links to terrorists. Wait, did the world not hear this same thing three years ago with one letter difference a "“q" instead of an "“n"”. In this case however, Iran does have extensive ties to terrorist groups and, does have a nuclear program, which they maintain is for peaceful energy use.

The drumbeat for war can be felt in the media by, the fake story which was printed by the National Post. The National Post printed a story claiming that Jews, Christians, and other groups had to wear coloured badges to show their religion. The Post had to retract the piece due to it not being true, but not before Prime Minister Harper was able to make a comment comparing Iran to Nazi Germany. Tehran has since requested the Canadian ambassador to explain these comments and the fake news story that flooded the world media.

Whether there is push for war in the media does not force a war to happen. It is the boots on the ground that result in a war, but the question is are United States forces already in Iran. Former Air Force Colonel Sam Gardener on CNN admitted that he believed that military operations were already under way in Iran. One of the sources he mentioned was a Seymour Hersh article which cited an unnamed source. Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern joined a protest with Cindy Sheehan, and said that he also believes troops are in Iran including special forces and marines.

The nature of an attack on Iran is also in question. According to the same Hersh article there are plans to use tactical nuclear weapons against Iran. This would be the first use of nuclear weapons since the Second World War. At that time President Truman stated that "“The World will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.."(President Truman, August 6, 1945). A new doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons during war has been brought to light. This could lead to the use of nuclear weapons and the eruption of another war in another oil rich Middle-Eastern country.

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4 Comments:

Blogger betmo said...

i think that bushco thinks that they can take the middle east and liberate it from the moslems- shades of the crusades. who knows? at one point i would have said that public disfavor with that plan would have swayed a decision- but no one in the current regime seems to give a damn about what the people of the us wants.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

I don't know if its a crusade for religious reasons although some members think so. War is a moneymaker. Arms, Oil and Narcotics are the biggest makers of money in the world

7:49 PM  
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