The coming accidental war with Iran

December 28, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More

According to Lyric Hughes Hale, the United States is working hard to cultivate a climate of ignorance that will heighten suspicions about Iran and put us on a hair-trigger:

[Author Trita] Parsi faults Obama for allowing the same neoconservatives who brought us the war in Iraq to frame the Iran debate as well, for not creating “a new metric of success in our dealings with Iran.” He quotes Albert Einstein: “You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time”.

There are alternatives to war with Iran. For instance, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) offers this alternative:

NIAC opposes war with Iran because military conflict would imperil a democratic future for Iran, devastate Iran’s democracy and human rights movement, undermine U.S. national security, and strengthen hardliners in Iran’s government.

NIAC supports a policy of persistent strategic engagement with Iran that includes human rights as a core issue and addresses American and regional security concerns.



Category: The Middle East, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    ” There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu: “The Art of War” (Lionel Giles translation)

    I have arrived at the conclusion to our endless wars are part of an overall strategy by corporate fascists to destroy democracy throughout the world. Through bankrupting the governments, they weaken the governments, thus laying the foundation for a new aristocracy.

    • Erich Vieth says:

      A friend recently told me that America’s warmongering represents 2% of our GDP, and that, therefore, we will be looking to start a new war to replace Iraq just to keep the economic engine sputtering along.

  2. Nancy says:

    I believe preparation for war with Iran are well under way –
    Crackpot Anti-Islam Activists, “Serial Fabricators” and the Tale of Iran and 9/11

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