The Republican primary campaign is surreal. In the Iowa debate last night, all of the candidates, except Ron Paul, were falling over each other to be the most eager to go to war with Iran. Do these guys, Gingrich, Romney, Perry, et al have any idea what they’re doing?
The United States is now in the third decade of a military campaign for global hegemony. The goals of the campaign are to control the world’s energy resources and to thwart the rise of the U.S.’s main rival, China. As the U.S. pursues this campaign, a terrible war with Russia and China becomes increasingly likely. Here’s the story from the beginning.
The end of the Cold War in 1989 raised the possibility of a new era of peace and prosperity. Instead Bush, the elder, in 1991 launched the first war on Iraq. Based on fraud like the second Iraq war, the 1991 attack on Iraq enabled the U.S. to establish a permanent and substantial military presence in the Persian Gulf as a basis for future operations.
Bush. the younger, and his nee-cons came into office in 2001 with a plan to achieve global military dominance entitled Rebuilding America’s Defenses. And in a TV interview, General Wesley Clark revealed that weeks after the September 11, 2001 attack, Bush’s Defense Department actually named in a memo seven Mideast nations to be conquered after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. They were: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, finishing with Iran.
So after the U.S. conquered Afghanistan in 2001, we took over Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011. Others on the list: Somalia is being handled with the aid of U.S. paid African soldiers; Sudan was partitioned, and Syria is presently being destabilized leaving Lebanon vulnerable The final target on the list that General Clark saw was the greatest prize of all, Iran, a country whose combined oil and gas reserves are probably the largest in the planet.
While talks of war against Iran have heightened in recent months, acts of war against Iran are not new. In 2006. journalist Seymour Hersh reported that teams of U.S. combat troops had been ordered into Iran to collect target data and contact anti-government groups. In 2007 it was reported that Bush, the younger, had signed a secret directive authorizing the CIA to undertake black operations to destabilize Iran.
More recently, hostile actions against Iran by the U.S. and its ally Israel have stepped up. In 2010, the Stuxnet virus used to attack Iran’s computers reportedly originated in Israel. Germany’s Der Spiegel reported that Israel’s Mossad assassinated an Iranian nuclear scientist on July.23, 2011 in Tehran while the victim was waiting outside his child’s kindergarten. Additionally, the Israeli press implied that Israel was responsible for the massive terror attack on an Iranian missile base on November 12, 2011 which killed a number of Iranian soldiers including a General. And, of course, a U.S. drone conducting surveillance of Iran was recently downed and captured by the Iran.
War on Iran will be different – no pushover like Libya. Why? Two reasons. First, Iran has a formidable military with a modern missile system that, among other strengths, poses a serious threat to the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf.
Second and just as important, is a piece of paper. That piece of paper is a mutual defense pact between Iran and Russia. If the U.S. goes to war with Iran, folks, it could quickly find itself in a war against Russia and that’s no joke.
Not only would the Russians defend their ally Iran, but also, the Russians would be given the pretext to strike back against U.S./NATO encirclement by hitting U.S. missile bases in Eastern Europe. So we’re talking about the possibility of a war in Europe, as well as, the Mideast.
What about China? Well, there’s another piece of paper that figures importantly here. China and Russia have a mutual defense treaty, too. So if the U.S. goes to war with Russia, we could be soon facing a Chinese army. With over two million soldiers, China has the largest standing army in the world and can draw hundreds of millions more men and women as conscripts. How many soldiers do we have in Korea? About thirty thousand.
Are our leaders nuts, stupid or just uncontrollably greedy? I don’t know. But, we the people need to stop this seemingly inexorable march to disaster. If we don’t, the price will be high – huge loss of life, economic calamity and the installation of a police state whose foundation has already been laid.
In all of this madness, there is only one candidate for president who is resisting this march to oblivion. That’s Congressman Ron Paul. I urge all voters – Republicans, Democrats, third party members and Independents – to take a close look at Ron Paul and consider supporting him in the primaries.
Here’s an important tip:
Check your states primary voting rules. Some states have open primaries and you can vote for Ron Paul even if you’re not a Republican. Other states have closed primaries and you have to change your registration to Republican. In some closed primary states, like Connecticut, your change of party does not take effect for three months. So you have to change party affiliation by January 24, 2012 to vote in the April 24, 2012 Connecticut presidential primary.