29-second video: FOX News: “US has moral authority to annihilate Iran because they’re evil”

This is Orwellian language in action. Mr. Carlson states that because the US has moral authority (we’re the good guys) and do not seek hegemony, the US can destroy Iran (and all its people?) in a pre-emptive strike because they’re evil (the bad guys). This “good/bad” comparison is overt in this clip, but always covert in US corporate media coverage: the US is “good” and Iran is “bad” (remember from W. Bush they are among the “axis of evil”). Mr. Carlson later clarified his remarks that he says Iran’s government is evil and his real concern is about US energy prices; with no remorse over “wiping Iran off the map.”

What is never mentioned in US corporate media reporting is the history that it is the US that has waged war on Iran by overthrowing their democracy from 1953-1979, and then acting with Iraq for an unlawful War of Aggression that killed up to a million Iranians from 1980-1988. Because these facts are not disputed as far as I know, and in obvious violation of war law, that makes the US guilty of Wars of Aggression on Iran that again killed up to a million of their people.

So how does this history of US war on Iran for 35 consecutive years match with FOX News’ Mr. Carlson’s statement that the US does not seek hegemony and has moral authority while Iran is the evil one?

FOX news not reporting the history of US takeover of Iran’s government and war upon them makes their reporting an obvious lie of omission that anyone concerned with comprehensive reporting immediately notices. For those interested in this history:

US overthrew Iran’s democracy 1953-1979, helped Iraq invade 1980-1988, now lies for more war (and an analogy if the US were the victim of empire)

What Iran’s president said about Israel, and how the US lies for war

What IAEA reports on Iran’s nuclear energy/medicine, how US lies

Analogy: US wars on Iraq, Iran as US criminal gangster “business”

Are US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan well-intended mistakes? What we now know from the evidence

US war law explained

US war history in 2 minutes

There are more lies of omission and commission from US corporate media that also publishes our texts. How many of you are familiar with Abraham Lincoln as a freshman member of Congress in his famously powerful prose delivering a speech that proved President Polk in obvious violation of the Adams-Onis Treaty, and that US soldiers were 400 miles into land forever promised to Mexico? Our texts today call this a “border dispute;” a lie of commission that the US violated a treaty in crystal-clear language, and a lie of omission to remove Lincoln’s refutation of the President’s “reasons” for war. From US war history in 2 minutes:

US war history brief to put the present in context:

1. The US regularly violated treaties with Native Americans, as well as manipulating their meaning for the purpose of stealing their land.

2. US President Polk lied to Congress to initiate a War of Aggression in Mexico. The result was the US taking 40% of Mexico in 1848. This occurred despite Abraham Lincoln’s crystal-clear explanation as a member of Congress that the Adams-Onis Treaty placed the “border dispute” 400 miles within land forever promised to Mexico and forever promised as outside any US claim.

3. The US violated our treaty with Hawaii and stole their country in 1898.

4. The US reneged on promises of freedom after the Spanish American War to impose our rule on the Philippines and install US-friendly dictators in Cuba.

5. The US entered WW1 upon no national security threat to the US and put the 3rd party presidential candidate in prison for public speeches questioning the war.

6. The CIA had several covert wars; perhaps most important in today’s context of war on Iran: “Operation Ajax” that overthrew Iran’s democracy and installed a US-friendly and brutal dictator. When that dictator was overthrown and Iran refused another, the US aided Iraq to unlawfully invade and attack Iran from 1980-1988; killing up to a million Iranians. If the US lied and acted twice to unlawfully overthrew Iran’s democracy within our own lifetimes, shouldn’t we assume first another lie-started unlawful war today? Upon confirmation of the lies (documented below), shouldn’t we arrest the US War Criminals rather than allow them to kill again?!?

7. The Vietnam War occurred after the US allowed the cancellation of an election to unify the country, as escalated with the Gulf of Tonkin incident: false intelligence at best, but then manipulated into a false-flag event for a “defensive” war.

8. Perhaps most disturbing is the King Family civil suit that found the US government guilty in the assassination of Dr. King. Corporate media, including our text publishers, omit this history. The King family’s conclusion is that Martin was assassinated to prevent his “Occupy DC” plan beginning for the sumer of 1968 to end his version of today’s wars.

9. We now know from Congressional reports that all “reasons” for war with Iraq were known to be false as they were told.

10. The two “reasons” for war with Iran are as false as the “reasons” for war with Iraq. Beware a false flag attack by the US or Israel to blame on Iran as pretext for another “defensive” war:

  1. Iran’s president never physically threatened Israel.
  2. All of Iran’s nuclear material is fully accounted for peaceful and legal use for energy and medicine.

Want a brighter future? Recognize and end the “emperor has no clothes” obvious crimes of the present as a first step. Standing for a US government that defends unalienable rights that begin with “life,” the freedom that government will not murder, is a good place to start.

I invite you all to stand with Lincoln’s assertion:

“… let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor;–let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children’s liberty. Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap–let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs;–let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become thepolitical religion of the nation; and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.”

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  • Dan

    Thanks for reminding me of a time when our country had real leaders and a populace that was smart enough to vote one into power. A sad and sobering reminder of the current lack of leadership.

  • Denny

    Can we annihilate this twerp instead? What a disgrace to journalism he is. His ideas are spit in the face of veterans and those who would have to actually implement the insane policy of attacking Iran. He’s a punk, war dodger, imbecile, narcissist and his casual suggestion that we kill perhaps, hundreds of thousands of people reveals that he’s also a hard core sociopath; but he’s in good company at FUX.

  • Zachary Smith

    “5. The US entered WW1 upon no national security threat to the US…..”

    The inclusion of this was both needless and stupid. Needless because of all of the other good evidence provided, and stupid because it isn’t true.

    Why not go ‘whole hog’ and include WW2? Lots of folks do just that.

    “Was it necessary for 405,000 American soldiers to die to avenge the 2,400 (1,177 were from one ship, the USS Arizona) who were killed at Pearl Harbor? Was it moral to incinerate hundreds of thousands of civilians in Japanese cities because Japan bombed the Pearl Harbor Naval Base, a military target? And setting aside for another moment the folly of U.S. intervention in World War I, which prevented a dictated peace settlement and paved the way for the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles, thus facilitating the rise of Hitler: Was it necessary that tens of millions were slaughtered to prevent Hitler from slaughtering millions? Was it wise to join forces with a brutal dictator like Stalin, who had already killed millions, with the result that he enslaved half of Europe under communism?

    It is time to rethink the Good War.”


    I like the “dictated peace settlement” part. Without US involvement in WW1 Germany would have won. The peace settlement for Britain and France and Italy and the rest would have been just as swell as the one the glorious victors “dictated” to Russia at Brest Litovsk.

    • Zachary! The list of US wars “taught” in schools and then easily refuted of their “official reasons” is great background to put present wars in context. When President Polk lied to Congress and America while violating a treaty’s crystal-clear language, dissed Abraham Lincoln’s challenge no less, and then stole almost half of Mexico was the first outrageous US war I see.

      WW1 is actually stunning with the lie of the Zimmermann telegram given as a “reason” for war. And yes, WW2 demands a lot of explanation for Pearl Harbor as a false flag attack, AND I’m trying to communicate to the 99% in ways that won’t trigger cognitive dissonance.

      WW1 was a war among the colonial tyrants: after they stole all they could from the world, they fought each other over their riches. Yes, the US should have pointed out that tyranny is what our Revolution raised us above. The “99%” then was fooled, just as today.

      We’ll do our best to educate, Occupy, and build a brighter future.