In case you missed it: Iran
Schechter: Does America Need Enemies? When they don’t exist, we invent them!
Letter to the Editor
dxm: The United States and Iranian governments are the two most dangerous on earth; to their own citizens, and to the rest of the world – more so than a renegade China and Russia combined, which neither are renegades so neither are they a danger to the US or Iran. I don’t blame Barack for the injustices here at home, as neither do I blame the in-name-only Supreme Leader of Iran, the Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, or Iran’s questionably ”elected” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Mahmūd Ahmadinezhād), for Iran’s domestic troubles, mainly due to ”local” corruption for a lack of national leadership, and the hardship imposed upon ordinary Iranians due to Israeli and neocon sanctions.
Just as Barack is presently powerless over the leftovers of PNAC’s Cheney-Bush White House (neocon), the GHWB-CIA, the Pentagon’s Military Industrial Complex (defense contractors) and the K Street ”revolving door” of the House and Senate politicos, Ahmadinejad and Khamenei are answerable to the Iranian or ”Islamic” Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who are answerable to no one. At least PNAC’s neocons are answerable to the Wall Street-based 1%. The IRGC operates independently of the west’s financial system of usury-based capitalism and banking. If the truth be known, that as little known fact is the second greatest threat to the post-52/444 and post-9/11 status quo. If the truth be known, the awakening of the 99%’s non-nutso religious community to the 1%’s evil enslavement of everyone who ever bought a mortgaged house or who ever wrote a rent check. Muslims and Sharia Law, and Jews who follow the Torah, are the least of the 1%’s problems of doing business as usual. It was through the non-nutso Christian churches, African-American and white, that organized and brought about Civil Rights as a movement, and financial justice should prove to be no different.
In Barack’s case, I say he is ”presently powerless” because as he pointed out in an open-mic incident with then Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, that ”after my reelection” Obama would have ”more flexibility” to deal with Russia – and presumably the US Congress, and the intelligence and military influences; to restore and actualize himself to be the first civilian Commander-in-Chief since Harry Truman. The original incursions into Laos and Cambodia, and which led to the Vietnam war were CIA operations, on Eisenhower’s watch, which as a military man himself, President Eisenhower wouldn’t have done except it was a CIA operation that at the time he could do nothing about. Also see the CIA’s Bay of Pigs operation, initiated, not-initiated by Eisenhower, but which President Kennedy as a self-appointed civilian Commander-in-Chief tried to do something about by withholding military back-up to the CIA, and by firing CIA Director Allen Dulles.
Also see Stephen Lendman on Inventing an Iranian Threat, and Juan Cole on the Plot to Provoke War with Iran Thwarted by Navy Analyst
[TO BE CONTINUED إن شاء الله]
[Cross-posted in the AmpedStatus/Network's Iran discussion group]