Monday, June 17, 2019

Editorial: No to War on Iran

Former US House Rep. Ron Paul reveals that the US State Department is paying NGOs to attack American citizens who speak out against war on Iran.

Just when you thought the US government couldn't get any more corrupt, it does.

It carries on these never-ending wars -- like in Iraq -- and still wants to promote others.  Bill Van Auken (WSWS) points out:

The Trump administration’s thuggish secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, made a presentation to the media Thursday afternoon in which he asserted that Iran was responsible for suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
These charges carry with them the threat of a war that would transform much of the Eurasian landmass into a battleground.

The allegations made by Pompeo, who publicly professes that his every action is guided by the Bible, are a pack of lies.

There are 24 candidates for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination currently.  And too few of them are speaking out against war on Iran.  One who is?  US House Rep Tulsi Gabbard.

Trump's shortsighted foreign policy is bringing us to the brink of war with Iran and allowing Iran to accelerate nuclear program—just to please Saudis and Netanyahu. This is not America first.

She's not the only one speaking out.  Sometimes Bernie Sanders does as well.  (We stopped looking through his Tweets once we got to June 10th.)  Andre Damon (WSWS) looks at the men running for the nomination (including Bernie) and doesn't see much hope for an end to these eternal wars.

War on Iran is being pushed and pimped with lies.  And the victims will be many.  They will also include the Iraqi people because the US government wants to use Iraq as a staging platform for war on Iran.  That is not going over well with the Iraqi people.

THE NEW ARAB reports:

Now, with US President Donald Trump dialling up the pressure on Iran, there are talks of a new war in Iraq, given Iraq's proximity to Iran and the presence of both Iran-backed militias and US forces in the country.
Delvo Alibek, from Ankawa, does not want this to happen.
"Of course, if there's a war, it will destroy Iraq," he told The New Arab. At the same time, he thinks that Iran is a cause of problems in Iraq.
"There's been no stability in Iraq since Iran came," he said. "It became sectarian."
Many Iraqis believe an American war against Iran would hurt Iraq, but remain deeply against Iran's policies in the country at the same time and want them to stop.

More war is not the answer.  It hasn't been the answer ever, certainly not in the last 18 years.

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