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Skip's Corner: Protest Against War with Iran!   (Views: 6,055)
Contributed by skip on November 8th, 2010

“In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us”. Thich Nhat Hanh

The US has thrown down the gauntlet with Iran, indicating it is ready to attack the country and bring down it's military and leadership. Senator Lindsey Graham wasted no time after last Tuesday's election to say that with the newly elected conservatives in Congress are ready to enable another war, this time against Iran. Graham was in Canada speaking at an International security conference.

He said that the U.S. should sink the Iranian navy, destroy its air force and deliver a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard. Lindsey Graham sits on the Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, so he is a primary enabler of America's endless wars.


Meanwhile reports indicate the US has now placed three aircraft carriers, four nuclear submarines and marine assault units opposite Iranian shores. If that's not a provocation, what is? If any hostile country were to do that to the US we would go to war with them.


If people want to stop this war they need to start protesting and contacting congress now. Get one step ahead of the propaganda machine which is just gearing up.

People might want to start by demanding the return of Keith Olbermann and other independent media voices who've been silenced, so people can hear other sides than the propaganda. Or just abandon MSM altogether. They're just going to spin another feartastic fantasy.

Meanwhile we have Iran completely surrounded with half our military all in the Middle East ready for the mission to begin. And what will be standard by which the US decides such a war is over?

How many bombs must they drop?

How much infrastructure must they decimate?

How many Iranians must die before the American people will say STOP?

How many Americans must die before the American people will say STOP?

How far does the escalation have to go?

How many other countries must Americans rain down death upon?

Syria? Lebanon? Gaza?

Where does it all end?

It won't end until it comes home.

One way or another America's karma is coming home.

More debt, more poverty, cuts in social programs, hunger, homelessness, joblessness, unaffordable health care.

These are the sure signs of a society in RUINS. And its going to get worse.

Don't even need to worry about terrorists. Our own gov't is doing such a great job terrorizing its own citizens!

Yes folks, the future is here now. Enjoy it while you still can.

When the Elite are done plundering us (nearly done!), they must find other countries to plunder.

It's the only way they stay on top!

You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home." Abbie Hoffman

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