Dy’er Sez: Our government has been ratteling sabers at Iran for the better part of two years, doing everything they can to piss off Iran enough to have them make some sort of ‘first move’ to justify a retaliatory attack. The attempt in the UN (and in the news media) to demonize Iran as some sort of Nuclear nuthouse about to explode in the direction of the US failed because anyone who pays attention (and doesn’t have their head stuck up their butt) knows that Iran has followed ALL guidelines according to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; this includes the so-called ‘secret’ facility that the TV news was stammering about a month or so ago. Don’t take my word for it, READ THE TREATY.
Russia has already come out and said that it will back Iran if the US attacks – no surprise considering that Russia and Iran have very stable trade agreements in place. Additionally, the only country that has any nuclear weapons in the region is Israel, who DID NOT sign on to the Nuclear Non-proliferation agreement, yet we haven’t seized any synagogs or properties owned by the Jewish State, and we still give them millions out of our tax dollars.
Let’s ask these questions:
What has Iran done to us that we want to start a war with them right now (and, no, the hostage situation with our embassy doest count – that was 30 years ago and only happened after a bloody revolution against the US backed and installed evil dictator, the Shah of Iran)?
Does Iran have any reason to trust the US at its word at this time (Look at a map. Find the countries that we lied ourselves into a war in. Look between them. Ahhhh….now you get it!)?
Why are we so dogged about Iran’s nuclear capabilities, but Israel (again, the only nuclear power in the region and who did not sign on to the nuclear non-proliferation agreement, and is currently embroiled in a scandal over war crimes they committed in Gaza) gets a pass?
Do we really want to go toe to toe with Russia right now, considering how beaten up and thinned out our military is?
Is there really any justifiable reason to do so?
If you answer these questions (or knew the answers already), then you’ll understand why this is a bad idea and totally unjustified, and perhaps gain a new perspective (and an excellent starting point for further research) into what is going on in the region. Now it’s your job to figure out why.
If you choose NOT to answer these questions, and are still gung ho about a confrontation with Iran (and Russia) then you are a moron and need to take yourself out of the conversation – this one is for the grown-ups only.
Story from Cnews:
U.S. moves to seize 4 mosques linked to Iran
By Adam Goldman
NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors Thursday took steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by a non-profit Muslim organization long suspected of being secretly controlled by the Iranian government.
In what could prove to be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, prosecutors filed a civil complaint in federal court seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets of the Alavi Foundation and an alleged front company.
The assets include Islamic centres in New York City, Maryland, California and Houston, more than 100 acres in Virginia, and a 36-storey office tower in New York.
Seizing the properties would be a sharp blow against Iran, which has been accused by the U.S. government of bankrolling terrorism and seeking a nuclear bomb.
A telephone call and email to Iran’s UN Mission seeking comment were not immediately answered.
It is extremely rare for U.S. law enforcement authorities to seize a house of worship, a step fraught with questions about the First Amendment right to freedom of religion.