Bulletin of Atomic Scientists editors moved their “Doomsday Clock” forward 30 seconds to midnight in January. February 1st the US put Iran “On Notice” for testing a missile. It is 11:57 and counting.
The USA by means of serpentine CIA actions overthrew the elected Mosaddegh government of Iran in August 1953 and placed a dictatorial shah in control. During the 1980’s the US sold weapons to both Iran and Iraq. Both nations are suffering from US and European intervention.
While Iran and Iraq are defined as “threats”, the US has 45 military bases surrounding Iran and the 5th fleet is located in the Persian Gulf, a lightning rod to the entire region. If any nation placed a gunboat in the Gulf of Mexico, would the Pentagon put the intruder “on notice?” In the minds of nearly 200 nations who is the major threat to world peace? Check a Gallup poll among thousands of people in 65 nations taken in 2014 to learn…
Susan Lindauer is a former CIA operative who tried to alert our government months before the 9/11 event in her book Extreme Prejudice. She was arrested by our government and placed in a military prison at Carswell military base. For telling her truth, she was subjected to “New Psychiatry.”
Have US citizens grown weary following how our government devastated Iraq, Afghanistan and other Persian region nations? President Trump, without Congressional consultation (Article I, Section 8 of our constitution) has unlawfully expanded the bloodshed into impoverished Yemen. If the world would ban imperialism would there be less tension? Britain and the US have invaded 90% of the nations in the world throughout history.
Susan Lindauer reminds all that doctors in Iraq performed the second heart transplant (Extreme Prejudice p. 60) after South African doctor Chris Barnard did so the first time in 1967. Hospitals run by Doctors Without Borders have been targets in endless military strife plaguing generations in the Gulf area.
If all soldiers were required to know the language, culture and history of any country to which they were deployed, would warriors go and raise a weapon against the “enemy?”
Our greatest enemy is ignorance. Gandhi was the 20th century model of non-violence who was murdered by another Hindu on January 29, 1948. His spirit pleads with world leaders who are addicted to the permanent war state. The US hemorrhages $2 billion daily on “defense” and has never been more insecure in history.
Joan Baez speaks to all potentates: “The only thing that’s been a worse flop than the organization of nonviolence has been the organization of violence.”
Do we all have a special role in staying the minute hand from midnight? Atom bomb designer Robert Oppenheimer warned the next war would be fought with dozens, perhaps hundreds of nuclear weapons. Could our history be aborted?