Soleimani’s ‘reign of terror is over,’ Trump says of top Iranian general killed in airstrike
www.cbc.ca: The Associated Press · Jan 03, 2020 6:13 AM ET
U.S. sending about 3,000 troops to Middle East as a precaution, officials say
According to this article, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the airstrike that killed Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani while he was in Baghdad.
Trump accused the general of committing and planning terror attacks. Trump did not share his evidence, so I doubt this is true.
Politicians such as Senator Chris Murphy pointed out that Trump didn’t seek congressional approval for “knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war.”
It seems like an unjustified act of aggression.
America has characterized Iran as a supporter of terrorism for a long time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_and_state-sponsored_terrorism.
Why? At least part of the reason is that Iran doesn’t fall in line with American and Israeli policies in the Middle East. I also suspect that Iran and certain other countries, because of their value systems, refuse to comply with the Western-imposed financial system and social engineering, but these points require more investigation.
This action parallels American and allied actions against countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. With Syria, the evidence points to Western intervention through proxy rebel forces. One of my posts on this: http://canadianliberty.com/another-report-of-a-faction-of-western-backed-syrian-rebels-being-al-qaeda/.
For a long time, America and its allies have been interfering in the Middle East and around the world.
For example, the U.S. government overthrew the Iranian government in the 1950s. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Mosaddegh.
It supported Iraq against Iran throughout the 1980s Iran-Iraq war: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_support_for_Iraq_during_the_Iran%E2%80%93Iraq_War.
Outside of the Middle East, there was the Phoenix Program in Vietnam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Program.
In light of these actions and more, it is total hypocrisy for Western countries to single out Iran as a “terrorist” state.
Does America represent the peak of human values? What kind of values does the U.S. government impose on the world via its own government and corporate institutions, entertainment included, or via the international institutions its corporations helped create–such as the United Nations? The “conservative” president may have pulled back or delayed on some policies but the overall agenda continues. Its military actions are part of that agenda anyway.
The CBC article mentions that America withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement! What was the lame justification for doing that?
And then the U.S. government imposed “crippling” sanctions against Iran according to the same article.
Can you imagine being an Iraqi in the 1990s and suffering under the same type of sanctions? So the lives of Iraqis and Iranians don’t have the same value as ours?
Sanctions are blockades. Blockades are acts of war.
When do all those people in the Middle East get a rest? And when do we get a chance to rest from all these constant wars? All of the current chaos and suffering in Iraq was deliberately created by U.S. aggressive actions in Iraq. The U.S. government doesn’t serve the best interests of Americans. It plays its role–as with other governments–in the service of an oligarchical plan. There’s an agenda of world government. As in the novel, Brave New World, wars and conflict culminate in a world dictatorship. Chaos becomes order. I believe that’s the plan anyway, it doesn’t mean things are going to work out that way, but I can provide more details in the next part.
With Australia on fire on top of this, we have to have world war three dumped on us at the same time.
The significance of this act is obvious to most people. I get a sense that the U.S. and Canadian media–and politicians–see their role as playing down the consequences of this action. They are soft-selling it and so is Trump. The media want to soothe our fears, so they’re talking us through the event and telling us how we should react. An expert is quoted saying that the Iranians will not want to retaliate on a large scale and another expert argues that the loss of the general will weaken Iran’s capabilities.
The people controlling the media want us to go to sleep and not pay much attention to what happens next or take any interest in the details. According to the article, Trump and the U.S. government are “not seeking regime change in Iran.” His action was to “stop a war” and not to start a war, he claims. Sure, go to sleep, everyone.
I think the “liberal” media’s supposed “anti-Trump” stance will get softer and softer as he pursues the war agenda of the oligarchs. All major parties will eventually support Trump or whatever president continues the wars–until America completely runs out of steam and is replaced by whatever comes next.
Never mind being “conservative” or “liberal.” Never mind all of this pro-Trump and anti-Trump nonsense. People should be sick of it. But that’s how it works. Supporters or detractors are supposed to get locked into their manufactured loyalties in which they’ve invested so much emotional energy–just like many more of us have invested a belief in our own country’s government, its history, its monarch, and its wars.
Most of our loyalties are misplaced. We should place our trust in principles and values–or else we are constantly deceived and victimized.
There is an agenda outlined in General Wesley Clark’s statement from years ago about a list of countries that America planned to put out of action–including Iran. These countries are also named in the New American Century project and in another old policy paper. I refer to them here: http://canadianliberty.com/media-propaganda-against-syria/.
All nations should immediately call for de-escalation. There should be a discussions about apologies and compensation on all sides. That would be a rational reaction. But there is an agenda of total control and domination that we need to wake up to and oppose as ordinary people with our own voices. The system being imposed on us–on the world–has its “left-wing” policies and face in addition to its “right-wing” policies and face. People are fooled by these false distinctions and they fall into their pre-assigned red and blue camps instead of thinking about what their own values and principles are–about what they really want and don’t want. Whatever wars there are, new or old, big or small, they will be used to impose change–to make us accept policies we would not otherwise accept.
To be explained further: Part 2