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Who Wants This War on Iran? – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on May 17, 2019

So, again, Cicero’s question: “Cui bono?”…

Who wants us to plunge back into the Middle East…

Who benefits? Not you, me nor your child, relative or friend in the military who naively or stupidly think they are defending US.

Mr. Buchanan forgets to mention Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Electric Boat, General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman…


Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea.

“There won’t be any war. … We don’t seek a war, and (the Americans) don’t either. They know it’s not in their interests.”

The ayatollah’s analysis — a war is in neither nation’s interest — is correct. Consider the consequences of a war with the United States for his own country.

Iran’s hundreds of swift boats and handful of submarines would be sunk. Its ports would be mined or blockaded. Oil exports and oil revenue would halt. Air fields and missile bases would be bombed. The Iranian economy would crash. Iran would need years to recover.

And though Iran’s nuclear sites are under constant observation and regular inspection, they would be destroyed.

Tehran knows this, which is why, despite 40 years of hostility, Iran has never sought war with the “Great Satan” and does not want this war to which we seem to be edging closer every day.

What would such a war mean for the United States?

It would not bring about “regime change” or bring down Iran’s government that survived eight years of ground war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

If we wish to impose a regime more to our liking in Tehran, we will have to do it the way we did it with Germany and Japan after 1945, or with Iraq in 2003. We would have to invade and occupy Iran.

But in World War II, we had 12 million men under arms. And unlike Iraq in 2003, which is one-third the size and population of Iran, we do not have the hundreds of thousands of troops to call up and send to the Gulf.

Nor would Americans support such an invasion, as President Donald Trump knows from his 2016 campaign. Outside a few precincts, America has no enthusiasm for a new Mideast war, no stomach for any occupation of Iran.

Moreover, war with Iran would involve firefights in the Gulf that would cause at least a temporary shutdown in oil traffic through the Strait of Hormuz — and a worldwide recession.

How would that help the world? Or Trump in 2020?

How many allies would we have in such a war?

Spain has pulled its lone frigate out of John Bolton’s flotilla headed for the Gulf. Britain, France and Germany are staying with the nuclear pact, continuing to trade with Iran, throwing ice water on our intelligence reports that Iran is preparing to attack us.

Turkey regards Iran as a cultural and economic partner. Russia was a de facto ally in Syria’s civil war. China continues to buy Iranian oil. India just hosted Iran’s foreign minister.

So, again, Cicero’s question: “Cui bono?”…

Who wants us to plunge back into the Middle East, to fight a new and wider war than the ones we fought already this century in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen?

Answer: Pompeo and Bolton, Bibi Netanyahu, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Sunni kings, princes, emirs, sultans and the other assorted Jeffersonian democrats on the south shore of the Persian Gulf.

And lest we forget, the never-Trumpers and neocons in exile nursing their bruised egos, whose idea of sweet revenge is a U.S. return to the Mideast in a war with Iran, which then brings an end to the Trump presidency.

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US Preparing For War Against Iran – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on July 28, 2018

Margolis makes decimating Iranian infrastructure sound quite easy. It may be, but infrastructure may be all the US can do as we have depleted ourselves fighting 6 or 8 wars in the ME and Africa.

Israel and SA will be sure the US does it’s unfair share of the heavy lifting.

Iran’s landscape is forbidding like Afghanistan, only there is a lot more. There is a reason Afghanistan is called the graveyard of empires.

The US has been in the ME for 17 years with no success and no end in sight. We have not won a real war since 1945 and Russia took most of that heat.

Now we are going to take on Iran. The ally of China and Russia.

This is what the 1953 CIA overthrow election interference of the Iranian government has wrought.

The only winner is the military/industrial/bankster complex. War is nothing more than a racket.

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