Is Iran A Threat?

I posted the following graphic and comment on Facebook today about Iran:

A little perspective.

I know some will think, “yeah, but it only takes Iran getting ONE nuke”…do you know what would happen to Iran if they dared use a nuke? Especially against the U.S.? Ask Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, et al. what happens if they even let a funny smell blow in our direction. Do you think Iran doesn’t know that?

This comment was made in response by someone who I highly respect:

They won’t dare. They will just do. There is no difference between the Iran theocracy and Hitter’s reich. Never again.

I have not posted about Iran much (at all?) on this blog, so my response I gave to the above comment is a good summary of my thoughts on the subject:

I don’t like the little text they put at the end of this video, but this guys makes some good points:

And here’s a little history lesson of relations with Iran to put things into context:

At some point, you have to stop believing the people who stand to benefit from perpetual war when they continually are proven wrong:

There will always be scary people who could potentially do bad things one day. No amount of war is going to stop that. The only just use of force is defensive. This war would be another pre-emptive war based on faulty evidence. We have Iran surrounded with about 40 military bases, they are surrounded by other enemies that already have nukes, included Israel’s hundreds.

The war drum is beating for 2 primary reasons (there are others):

1) Iran has decided to ditch the dollar in it’s oil trading with China, Russia and others. If demand for our dollar ceases, our economy collapses. This war (and the threat thereof) is meant to guarantee that Iran’s oil continue to be traded with the US dollar, to keep it propped up.

2) Like Eisenhower warned, there is an entire industry and billions of dollars at stake that depend on perpetual war.

Lastly, speaking of the Reich, from the Nuremburg trials, I’ll end with this quote:

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”


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