The chickenhawks are at it again. Now they are trying to push us into a war with Iran. So we should go to war with Iran because they might decide to develop nuclear weapons and they might decide to use them against Israel or the United States someday?
Let me tell you what would happen if they did. If Iran attacks Israel, they will be nuked by Israel or the U.S. I’m pretty sure modern drilling technology can go through a layer of glass to remove Iran’s oil afterwards.
That should be the basis for the rule. OK, Iran, you can have nuclear weapons, but if one goes off in Israel or the U.S., we’re just going to assume you did it and wipe you off the face of the Earth. That should be enough of a deterrent. It’s a spinoff of the Mutually Assured Destruction strategy. Let’s call it YAIG, for “your ass is glass.”
Some will try to argue that the Iranian regime is crazy enough to do it. Well, that would take a lot of crazy. But if you were that crazy, you would not be able to get in the position to rule an entire country. A lot of ambitious rational people would easily find a way to take you out before you got into that position of power. I’m not buying the myth of the suicidal lunatic regime.
Consider the possibility that they are not crazy, but are sounding crazy to get some domestic support. It is like when a Republican candidate implies that he doubts President Obama was born in America. We know he doesn’t really doubt the validity of President Obama’s birth certificate, he just thinks he’s playing to the base.
Could it be that this is really not about nukes at all? There are still several different powerful groups that want to trick us into another war for their own varied interests.
The mass media loves war. Ratings go up when they can show pretty pictures of things blowing up. Weapons manufacturers love it when inventory is used, so they can sell more.
The neocons’ worldview of American dominance requires that we shove our military weight around often. The neocons want to attack Iran for the sake of a regime change that will expand the reach and influence of their American Empire. They really like all that oil, too.
Radical Christian fundamentalists are always eager to crush Israel’s enemies. Why? They believe in a prophecy that requires the Jewish temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem before Jesus can return. They believe the end times script requires a Jewish dominated independent state of Israel. The Radical Christian fundamentalists want a preemptive strike to protect Israel, if not to spark a so-called Armageddon itself. To them I’d respond, “Hey, Dumbass, if Israel is such an important part of God’s plan, then maybe God will protect Israel from annihilation — or do you need the prophecy story to play out exactly the way you say it will just so you are not proven wrong?”
Besides, do you really think Jesus would like to return to such a ravaged place? He might just say, “Earth kinda sucks. You guys are always making wars and Jersey Shores, I’d much rather stay in heaven, thank you very much.”
Now, I did read the “Left Behind” series. It is a pretty good post-apocalyptic dystopian adventure. As a skilled reader, I was able to enjoy it by skipping past the pages and pages of praying and glossing over the propaganda. It’s understandable if a lot of people don’t have the patience to bear it.
The drumbeat of war against Iran will continue from the same people who brought us the Iraq war. These people just want an excuse to go to war and kill anyone who doesn’t like or obey us, starting with those countries with a lot of oil to control. It is a shame that they haven’t been discredited and that Americans have such short memories.