The torrid coverage by various media outlets of the Taliban taking power in Afghanistan leads to a predictable outcome; military intervention.
Not another drawn-out conflict in Afghanistan, however. The target of the United States; Iran.
Look at a map. Take note of the countries America has had issues with throughout recent history. Notice a pattern? All previous nations envelop the Persians.
Since the Shah escaped in the late 1970s, the U.S. has tried everything in its power to topple Iran. The reason, as most geopolitical issues, is not a simple one.
Iran has a bountiful of oil. America is oil-dependent and can never have enough of the resource.
Look at Iraq and both Gulf Wars. If you think oil wasn’t the driving force behind both invasions [face facts; they were invasions], then I applaud your naivete.
To bolster such a claim, I cite the relationship with the Saudis. Perhaps our strongest Arab ally, the United States, turns a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s gross negligence of human rights.
The treatment of women becomes expendable when money is on the table.
Another reason the United States has eyes for Iran is its proximity to Russia. The two countries share a border, and what better way to keep tabs on the dreaded Reds than setting up camp right next door?
Sure, the Cold War may be over on paper. In reality, both superpowers still engage in proxy wars involving satellite nations much like they did seventy years ago.
Perhaps the most contentious reason why America covets Iran; Iranian attitudes concerning the state of Israel.
The Jewish narrative in the U.S. has been one of a model minority. They have worked tremendously hard since immigrating to America, and through this diligence, success has been a byproduct.
With success comes a sphere of influence. The Jewish lobby within our borders is powerful. Jews operate cautiously. There is always deep fear that atrocities their ancestors experienced during WWII were not one-offs.
Naturally, when a nation like Iran boldly asserts its desire to annihilate Israel, Jews in America notice.
I have Jewish and Persian friends. I am in no position to assert one side as valid and the other as not.
I am an isolationist. I no longer wish to see my American brothers and sisters spill blood in countries we do not belong.
Hawks in D.C. draw up their chessboard, then without batting an eyelash, they send our compatriots out like lambs to their slaughter.
But, warmongering, like we did for much of the 2000s, is no longer an easy sell.
Take the case of Syria. When the media inundated Americans with stories about al-Assad using chemical weapons and the need to intervene, Americans called bullshit.
Not this time. You wish to spill blood in another Arab nation, start by sending your kin.
Am I so naive I do not believe we need to influence corners of the world to serve American interests? Of course not.
However, recent history has taught me to approach stories from across the globe with a degree of skepticism.
They pander to our emotions, of what we deem to be humane or not. They play to our sense of right and wrong.
Show me one instance our Government has acted out of altruism in the past fifty years.
Did we flinch when the unthinkable happened in Rwanda in 1994? Nope. What could we possibly gain monetarily from Rwanda?
How long did we wait to assist the former Yugoslavia? Too long.
Bet green money that once the virus fiasco subsides, a steady dose of the need to invade Iran will begin.
War is big business. The Fed has been printing money with nothing to back it up for quite some time; since Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard in 1971, to be exact.
America standing on solid ground is fallacy.
Once the bottom falls out, and rest assured it will, we will be left to scramble and fend for ourselves.
Chaos will ensue, much like they’ve depicted in The Purge films, predictive programming at its finest, and cue Big Government swooping in to solve a problem they perpetuated.
Look up order out of chaos. It is one of the oldest play calls and just as effective today as it has been for the better part of five hundred years.
Virus subsides, usher in war, but not the war of all wars. That one is in the Bible, Revelations, to be precise.
Iran – I have no issues with you. Taliban, govern your land the way you see fit. To the hawks in D.C., try it again. We dare you.
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