Is it really amnesia, or is it programmed idiocy? How is it that humans, especially Americans, can be persuaded to forget the past in their analysis of current events?
The outrageous and criminal act of cold-blooded murder of the courageous General Soleimani by the jackals of the US military-industrial war mongers, apparently under the direction of Dominionist Mike Pompeo, is a blatant provocation and an invitation to a major war.
He fought ISIS valiantly, actually participating in the field, (unlike the cowardly generals of the USA, who sit safely in the US directing their criminal destruction of entire societies and peoples). And the way the Americans killed him, with a Hellfire missile shot safely from a drone, is equivalent to shooting a man in the back, an act of extreme treachery and cowardice.
But the reaction of many people is amazingly myopic and shallow. I am amazed to see so many commenters confidently announcing that this military operation was a one-man attempt by Trump to distract Americans from the impeachment circus and/or to win re-election.
How is it possible to live in the Imperial Center of the World, in the country which provides the military muscle to keep the global elite in wealth and power, to have a personal history of listening to talking heads pushing war after war, coup after coup, assassination after assassination, year after year, decade after decade…..and to treat each new Imperial Attack as something new and baffling? Why would the US attack another country? No one can explain such anomalies. It is a mystery, each and every one.
If people look into history at all, in this latest lead-up to war, they confidently assert that the bombing of Kosovo in 1999 was due to Clinton’s 1998 impeachment, not the ongoing destruction of Yugoslavia the US had been engaged in since 1991, and so therefore, the assassination of the ISIS-fighting Iranian general must also have nothing to do with the long history of US attempts to control Iran, starting with the US-backed coup of the democratically elected president of Iran in 1953.
How can that coup, and the subsequent brutal reign of the US-backed Shah, until the revolution of 1979, be forgotten?
The US has wanted Iran and its oil back since that revolution, 40 years now. They got their puppet, Saddam Hussein, to attack Iran right after the revolution. A million dead, 10 years of war, but Iran did not fall.
In 2001, General Wesley Clark told us that Iran was on the list of 7 countries for the Pentagon to destroy.
When the US attacked Iraq in 2003, the saying was ”Real men go to Tehran”.
Bush, Cheney, Obama, Bolton and Trump have all been sabre rattling for decades, with sanctions, assassinations, cyber attacks and Color Revolution attempts.
But, yeah, this was a spur-of-the-moment decision by Trump, to avoid impeachment and/or get re-elected. Sure.
It’s all about the US political circus, right? Not Full Spectrum Dominance, or control of the world’s oil.
This would be a good time to review the importance of oil to industrial society, the previous wars fought over its procurement and the ongoing scramble for the last bits that has increased since the world hit Peak Oil, sometime in the last decades. Please review this one hour video, which is entertaining as well as informative, to understand why the US invaded Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan, etc., and why the US killed the general who was so effective at saving the Middle East from the ISIS terrorists sent to destabilize so many countries.