War and Propaganda

Who Wants War With Iran—and Why?

Listening to NPR yesterday (12/19/17), someone in a discussion mentioned something like "yes, we can all agree that Iran is the main threat to peace in the middle east" and i thought to myself how can that be, in the last 15 years,

  • The U.S. attacked and basically destroyed Iraq. 
  • The U.S. attacked and basically destroyed Afghanistan.
  • The U.S. led the UN into Libya.
  • The U.S. armed and support the Syrian rebels, many of who became ISIS.
  • The U.S. supports the Saudi's war on Yemen.
  • The U.S. allowed the Egyptian military to overthrow their democratically elected government.
  • The U.S. allowed the Israeli military to overthrow a democratically elected Palestinian government.
  • The U.S. supports the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Now other than the "Iran wants nuclear weapons" chant, a few vague reports of Iran supporting rebel groups, and propaganda-like picture of Nikki Haley with an "Iranian" missile, I haven't heard of any real Iranian military actions. No reports of Iranian planes or drones attacking anyone, no reports of Iranian troops marching onto foreign soil. Nothing, just vague chants from anti-Iranian groups.

It makes me wonder who is the real threat to peace in the middle east.

Worse, the NPR discussion group has to know this too but yet there were no dissenting views. Everyone just nodded their heads in agreement and went on.

That is what passes for a serious, but-left leaning news outfit in America today.

We can do better.

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