A rogue US 1% renew threats of war on Iran, including US Secretary of State John Kerry lying to pretend Iran is hostile. The US 1% criminal threat of war continues a history of US lies and War Crimes on Iran and Iraq that most Americans know aspects of, but do not see clearly and comprehensively apart from constant political spin.
These “Big Lies” may be more easily recognized, exposed, and ended through analogy; a story of US relations with Iraq and Iran in absolute harmony with today’s conservative history (and here). Documentation also listed below; I wrote this ~four years ago:
Once upon a time, “Uncle” Sam had a Machiavellian business partnership with 40 years of history with Saddam; a history that included transactions worth billions in profits. Sam helped Saddam attack his neighbor Mahmoud from 1980-1988 after Mahmoud refused Sam’s control over his area of the business. Sam overthrew Mahmoud’s control over business from 1953-1979, making billions. After further complex history between Sam and Saddam, Saddam began selling product for currencies other than Sam’s.
In response, Sam used his media partners to claim Saddam had deadly weapons with intent to use them on innocent people. Saddam had a previous conviction, was forbidden to possess weapons, and was subject to regular police searches. After Sam made public statements that “someone” should assassinate Saddam, and Sam wanted his own agents with the police to “search” Saddam’s living quarters, Saddam stopped cooperating with searches. When Sam threatened to attack Saddam no matter what the police said or did, Saddam agreed to a full police search.
While the police were searching Saddam, with no weapons found and the search almost complete, Sam shot and killed Saddam.
Sam’s story for shooting Saddam is “legal self-defense.” He explains that the law allows the police to shoot dangerous people with weapons. Sam says that because he had “credible intelligence” Saddam had weapons he was certain to use, Sam was justified in killing Saddam in “pre-emptive self-defense” to “make the world a safer place.”
The facts that Saddam was being searched by the police, that the police have the authority to do the shooting and not Sam (unless Sam was under imminent threat of Saddam shooting, which Sam admits was not the case), and that the police explicitly reminded Sam that the law was a “cease-fire” that only the police have authority to manage, are all somehow immaterial in Sam’s argument.
In fact, Sam insists people like Saddam simply hate freedom.
And yes, after police silence and refusal to stop Sam and Saddam from attacking Mahmoud for 8 years, refusing to arrest Sam for killing Saddam, you should conclude police interests are different from law enforcement. And yes, because Sam’s media continues lying to protect Sam’s crimes, you should conclude Sam’s media interests are different from reporting facts.
In 2004, Mahmoud began selling product for multiple currencies rather than only Sam’s. Sam began threatening Mahmoud again, with claims Mahmoud has secret deadly weapons with intent to use them on innocent people. Mahmoud voluntarily agrees to police searches, and no evidence of any weapon has ever been found. Sam claims Mahmoud threatens his friend, Benjamin, to “wipe him off the map.” The source of the accusation is a speech Mahmoud made protesting Benjamin’s attacks on his neighbor, with the transcript proving Sam and Ben are lying.
Despite the facts, Sam and Benjamin continue saying that Mahmoud is the dangerous one, that his part of the business needs “regime change,” and the time for talk is coming to an end. Benjamin has about 400 of these deadly weapons Mahmoud is being searched for. Sam admits to having over 5,000 that he continuously upgrades, despite his legally-binding promise to get rid of all the weapons.
The police and Sam’s media never point-out that Benjamin and Sam refuse to be inspected, Sam is in violation of the law for improving rather than eliminating his weapons, and the bottom-line is that all evidence shows Mahmoud is within the law and cooperating to be searched to show he has no weapons.
Police and Sam’s media never point-out the history that Sam criminally took-over Mahmoud’s business from 1953-1979, and from 1980-1988 helped Saddam attack Mahmoud while doing nothing to stop the continuous attacks.
Police and Sam’s media are setting-up Mahmoud just as they did with Saddam, of course.
Police officially report that while there is no evidence Mahmoud has weapons, one never can tell if he has them hidden somewhere, or is planning to make them, or will make them sometime in the future. Sam’s media attempts to fear-monger about Mahmoud being a threat to peace, while remaining silent about Sam and Benjamin’s obvious lies and crimes.
One wonders… will the communities suffering under Sam’s gangster violence behind paper-thin propaganda finally rise-up and demand Sam’s arrest for OBVIOUS crimes???
Maybe. Just maybe…
I wrote a brief that began circulating among Congress in 2007. This published version was framed for high school seniors: War with Iraq and Afghanistan, rhetoric for war with Iran
UK Chilcot inquiry and British lies to attack Iran: Blair admits “legal” basis for Iraq war an Orwellian lie; psychopathic monster then threatens Iran