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Americans, Europeans, the mob mindset!

Updated on December 28, 2011

Since the Iran hostage crisis, hatred between the U.S.A and Iran envenomed their relationship. The pictures of the burning of the American flag had traveled around the planet, had the weight, to the American people, of a declaration of war. The Bush administration counted on the American solidary demeanor fueled by the patriotism card to champion the offensive propaganda directed against reticent Iraq and Iran. How many of us knew that Iraq was working on the euro to be the currency for oil trading? It is almost like a vitriolic attack to the face of the U.S. supremacy. As the euro was superior to the dollar, it would have affected the U.S. oil import tremendously. Was it one of many determining factors for action, Joe?

The only valuable argumentation to their defense, I'm afraid so, and a poor one, was one possessed weapons of mass destruction, the other has too much enriched uranium for military purpose. Who would win a case with such a pleading? Only in America! Both had too much oil and took their distance in their bilateral relationship with the U.S. if ever there were any. Hearsay vetoed by the Congress led to war, reflecting a spoiled legislative branch. Notice that the people have no say in this matter! The propaganda led to the quarantine of both. Contrary to our opinion, thanks to the revelations in Wikileaks, Iran aimed at improving its relationship with the U.S. which is not at its interests. Does it remind you of another country's strategy in that matter? As "little sis" Israel, we always have to appear to be the "just".

It is easier to have Iran perceived as an enemy, with in the back of the mind the war to step in its wealth for free conformingly to Iraq, than to develop a friendship that will impose its price on a commodity that is depleting and that will, economically, gain value as we will go forward in the future. Economics say so. Naturally, western countries demonize it for the wrong reason (controversial nuclear program) and consequently are taking extreme measures such as limiting its trading through the banking system. Banks allowing transactions involving the oil sector will be scolded at, the resulting assets will be frozen. Countries with a lower GDP that don't have the power either to think (why would poorer countries pay for the American foreign policy?), either to act for themselves like China (has America's debts in its hands) will undergo privations.

An IMF figure of $ 81 billion revenues in 2010 will draw an exact picture of the stakes at play. 80% of Iranian exports are petroleum. Wasn't Iraq subjected to an oil embargo too? The Iranian Oil Bourse (equivalent to the NY stock exchange) has in its basket all major currencies beside the dollar (isn't it a good reason for the U.S. to condemn Iran?). If for whatever reason the U.S. could access the market the bill would be inflated, first because the commodity would rise, secondly it would have to convert its currency to another and loose not only in value but in a higher propensity to purchase. What about the viability of its exporters, importers if trading is blocked especially energy dependent nations? What will be their recourse? China feels confident but what will be the repercussions on countries such as Japan, South Korea that are manipulated by the U.S.? How many 7-Eleven will you find in Europe (none), in Korea (too many)?

The world has engaged, once more without the consent of its people, in a massive diplomatic (embassies are slapping doors), economic (embargoes are enforced), military (the U.S. launches discrete drones, Israel prefers to implant internet viruses) attacks against Cyrus's heritage. Not that I have any attachments with Iran but my conscience feels obliged to defend a country that is the object of a collective lynching, that is stabbed on whatever exposed flank by Saudi Arabia, Israel and the U.S.A. Now, Europe is rallying the bandits waiting for the right moment to ambush the rich merchant. I guess it is the right moment. What is their price to pay? Whatever the motivations contemplated, the perspective of a financial bailout, of a financial relief from the IMF..., the weapon was persuasive. However, how will Europe last without Iranian oil? Or, will they be hypocritical and not sanction the oil industry?





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      Deforest 5 years ago from USA

      To believe that the people have their say in politics is a chimera. Media need for manipulation can't give an objective view of the international scene. How can someone with little knowledge and intelligence sort out right the truth from the lie? Corporations are the government.

      As for Iran, I believe that the possible support of Russia and China is the strategic element to the non-interventionism as well as the coming elections.

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      Thomas Swan 5 years ago from New Zealand

      The government needs the approval of the population or they'd be voted out of office at the next election. Even worse, unjustified wars could lead to a call for prosecution or impeachment. So the government needs to convince the people the war is a good idea. Thus, the people have some part to play in whether the government decides to go through with it. I'm sure there was some reason for the Somalia conflict carted out to the media. The way I see, the government hasn't convinced enough people that Iran is a good idea yet, which is why they haven't launched an attack.

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      Deforest 5 years ago from USA

      In what way the people participate in the decision of a government? The main tool used to express the people's opinion is the referendum. The involvement of the U.S. in any conflict worldwide doesn't go through the people's permission. Until now the successive governments united against Iran are feeding the American people, as you well said it, propaganda. When the U.S. decided to wage war in Somalia, were we consulted? No.

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      Thomas Swan 5 years ago from New Zealand

      I agree with you about Iran. Seeing as the history leading up to the Iranian revolution and the embassy seige makes America look more guilty than President Bush at a war crimes tribunal (if only...) I find the American lynching efforts despicable too.

      I question what you've said about the people not having a say though. Why else would the government engage in these propaganda campaigns if they weren't trying to convince the people their wars were a good idea? I think the government needs to "brace" the people for what they are about to do, create an atmosphere of uncertainty about whether its right, and finally create an air of patriotism to convince more people it is right. This way, when they finally invade a country, there is no chance of an immediate uproar from the population, an uproar that would work its way through the political houses and potentially end their efforts to wage war. So I think they need our approval, and they go about it using the methods of Joseph Goebbels, unfortunately.

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      Deforest 6 years ago from USA

      I won't be a team player if it means going against my interests. If you need illusions to be yourself then, you don't leave in a democratic environment! What about your truth is it as well disguised?

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      Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Naturally you would choose your own rule, I know I would too, but that isn’t a complete choice you or I have. We merely self-educate, immerse ourselves in our ambition and do our best to carve out what we think should be our rights as citizens. We at least have to give the illusion of a team player to gain the access needed to make meaningful change, otherwise they spot your mask from miles away and shut you down at the foot of the moat.

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      Deforest 6 years ago from USA

      Mine if you don't mind. You won't tell me that America is a democracy! Or if ever it existed now we are losing it! Few months ago, protesters were treated like they were nobody, is it the example of the freedom of speech we want to reflect?

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      Jason R. Manning 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Max, I am curious, in all of your posts, you laud freedom, but no means to keep it wholesome or true, as if there really does exist a means to secure such. We all are beholden to a power of some sort, be it democratic, autocratic or communistic, power seeks self-interest. The question is, who’s self-interest would you rather live under? Just an honest question, I am not looking patronize you.

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      Deforest 6 years ago from USA

      What bothers me is where are the American intellectuals, the intelligentsia, meanwhile? Why don't they express themselves about the critical situation? Not enough voices are shouting against a policy of interests! It is easy to go to war from their couches!

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      Hayat257 6 years ago

      The media demonized Iraq and Afghanistan before they bombed them to the stone ages. The same media propaganda machine is operating right now to dehumanize the Iranians and scare Americans about the danger Iran DOES NOT pose. Sigh many have memories shorter than a gold fish.

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      Cape Wind Girl 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      And look at this!.....going right along with demonizing Iran.....

      "WMR has learned from an eastern European intelligence source that the CIA. Britain’s MI-6, and George Soros, who actually fronts for the Rothschild family, has been funneling money to Russian protest movements through the Republic of Georgia."

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/12/27/putin-prot...

      ****

      Full-Fanged assault!

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      Cape Wind Girl 6 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Actually max...I don't think Russia and China will allow it!

      Which is why the report about Israel selling missiles to China is so important. If it's true...just think about that.....

      You are right. The whole world operates as different criminal factions, all vying for power.

      The reason that line" You can't handle the truth" is probly true.

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