Iran, Russia & China vs. the US, UK & Israel | Will USA & Israel go to War with Iran? WWIII - Justifiable? Inevitable?
Will the US go to war with Iran?
The United States of America & Israel (in addition to their allies) have continually threatened Tehran (the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran) with the "option" of a military strike, based on the falsified & unjust allegation that Iran's nuclear program may include plans of a covert military agenda (against the West and Israel).
Iran has vehemently refuted the allegations, saying that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, it most certainly has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
In response to the allegations made by the US & Israel,officials in Iran have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, clearly warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East, possibly prompting another world war.
This hub explores the reasoning that the US & Israel have put forth to justify their unjustifiable plans of attacking, invading and destabilizing Iran.
3 questions that need to be answered!
1. Is there any evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weaponry?
2. Even if it was, is Iran the only country 'developing', or even holding, nuclear weapons in the Middle East? How about in the World?
3. Assuming Iran is indeed working on developing nukes, are Israel and US justified in objecting to such an act?
It seems just like yesterday the public, or those who care to know, were hearing about the United States invading Iraq and Afghanistan, and now here we are again - over a decade later - with America intending to occupy Iran in the very near future. The main point to note here is that the US had no valid grounds to invade Afghanistan back in 2001, neither did it have any acceptable reason to take over Iraq back then, and it definitely has no logical, rational, or humane reason to go to war with Iran now.
I think its firstly important to understand the reason the American administration puts forth in justification of it going to war with yet another country with no justifiable, or discernible cause. The US accuses Iran of developing nuclear weapons, and as such it is seen as a threat to the rest of the world.
Keeping this in mind, it is absolutely essential to ask a few questions. After reading numerous articles on this topic, and watching a plethora of news clips (including those by relatively unbiased news stations), I have yet to see these questions addressed by the politicians so dead set on going to war with Iran.
Firstly, is there any evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weaponry?
Secondly, even if it was, is Iran the only country 'developing', or even holding, nuclear weapons in the Middle East? How about in the World?
Thirdly, assuming Iran is indeed working on developing nukes, are Israel and US justified in objecting to such an act?
Pat Buchanan Implicitly States that Going to War with Iran would be a 'Disaster' for Not Just the Middle East, but the Entire World:
International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA website gives this explanation of their work across the world:
'... Nuclear experts, radiation specialists, and engineers help countries to meet safety standards at nuclear plants, or to more safely manage and transport radioactive material...'.
Give Your Take
Do you think the US should initiate a war with Iran (third major war in one decade)?
Double Standards | Various countries in the World That Hold Nuclear Weapons
The main reason Obama is posed to go to war with Iran is due to Israels insistence that Iran could potentially be a threat if they possess nuclear weapons. Hence to ensure the 'safety' of the middle east, and by extension the world, it is apparently essential to disarm Iran from its imaginary nuclear weapons.
I use words like 'apparently' and 'imaginary' simply due to the fact that all these allegations put forth by the Obama administration are entirely unfounded, and baseless. After conducting various investigations in 2011, and more in Jan 2012 (with meetings planned for Feb 2012), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was forced to admit that Iran did not contain any nuclear weapons (nor did it seem they were developing any).
Furthermore, even if we were to assume that Iran did indeed contain nukes, the way team Obama are pursuing this angle, one would assume that Iran is the only country in the world that is working on nuclear weaponry, right? This is not the case....at all. In fact, not only do other countries in the world possess these weapons, but countries within the middle east (and surrounding areas) also hold nukes!
To make the situation worse, Israel, the single most vocal (whether it be direct or indirect, through America) place in the middle east, actually has the most nukes per capita than any other country.... in the WORLD .
Yes, you read it right! Israel has more nuclear weapons per person than America and Russia combined!!
This leads one to ask, even if Iran did develop nuclear weapons, Israel (and America, as America admittedly develops and utilises nukes) would be the last place in the world to have any logical, justifiable & moral stance against Iran for this reason!
Peter Lavelle on Crosstalk - Is War with Iran Inevitable?
Another point to address is the fact that Korea, Russia, China, Pakistan, Israel, America, the UK & France also have nuclear weapons. Which means that if America or Israel did sincerely have an issue with nukes, they should first and foremost give up their own supply, then should crackdown on every other country with nuclear weapons.
The question still remains, why single out Iran?
It seems that Iran is seen as much more of a threat than any of those other countries. The sad situation is that most of the public (even those that keep up to date on current affairs) are oblivious to the real agendas of the governments, hence pledge their blind support to the administrations, effectively signing away their freedoms & other peoples lives .
Russia & China Support Iran & Will Take Measures to Defend it.
When the US & Israel has initiated wars with other countries in the Middle East in the past, there has not exactly been an out pour of support from neighboring countries, leaving countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, etc. completely vulnerable to attack. Iran, however is an entirely different case altogether.
Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, professor from the Chinese National Defense University, specifically outlined that China would not hesitate to protect Iran against a military strike by the US & its allies.
Even if this means the start of the Third World War.
In addition, Russia also pledged its support for Iran & in no uncertain terms warned the US of the destructive path it is intending to take. The Russian Ambassador to the UN (Vitaly Churkin) vehemently criticized any plans of attacking Iran, describing the measure as “a very dangerous scenario” which could lead to a “regional catastrophe.”
The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, said:
“Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one."
People asked “O Prophet! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?”
The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.”
Despite all the reasons why this measure should not be taken by the US & Israel, it seems that the US is putting forth its best efforts to ensure that a military attack on Iran is initiated. The Islamic Republic of Iran & its allies are adamant that any such attack will never be ignored, and it will in fact start a regional war (if not a world war).
The main concern that people overlook with regards to this scenario is that should the Third World War start, its going to be unlike anything ever seen before - this time the major countries involved in the dispute are nuclear armed countries (Russia, US, Israel, etc), which means that entire generations of families can be totally wiped off the face of the Earth, with those surviving being highly likely to have lasting effects for generations to come!
This is a catastrophic event if it is ever allowed to happen, the only way forward is surely to make yourself heard by your governments, and make it clear that this is not a move that you, the people of America, condone or find acceptable. We should all raise awareness of this dangerous game being played without the public's consent, to any and everyone that you can converse with.
In the end all anyone can do is propagate the truth, bearing in mind that we should feel a responsibility to our fellow humans, whether they are in the Middle East or Africa, Australia or Europe, or indeed, the US or China!
You can also head over to this discussion page I created for this topic, where you can hear others' views & perspectives on it, and give your take.