On The Road To War!

It seems that the advisers to the president are determined to get into a shooting war with Iran…..personally I do not think any of these accusations are true (that means they are LIES)…..apparently I am not alone…..

The narrative of an “increased threat” posed by Iran and its proxies across the Middle East is being used to justify a US military buildup and a general escalation of tensions in the area. British Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika, however, has raised serious doubts about that.

Maj. Gen. Ghika said that there has been “no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces,” despite the claims from US officials, mostly Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. Perhaps more damningly, Ghika says he does not believe there is any daylight between Britain’s assessment of “no increased threat” and the assessment from US intelligence.

In other words, the US officials are lying about the intelligence, presumably to justify the growing US buildup and to keep hyping the possibility of a war with Iran. US Central Command, however, angrily shot back contradicting Ghika, insisting his statement runs counter to established US position on the matter.

CENTCOM’s statement is not exactly a refutation of Ghika’s position on UK and US intelligence. Rather, it refers to “identified credible threats” but provides no indication where they came from. It clearly wasn’t intelligence agencies, because the threats were only made available to intelligence agencies after their identification.

Early reports on the “Iranian proxies” allegation suggested it came out of Israel, and that it was built around Israeli officials believing it would make sense for Iran to do that sort of thing to attack the US. This could suggest it was never verified by US or UK intelligence, and was rather just accepted as the official version because it fit with US policy at the time.

(antiwar.com)

US is fanning those flames vigorously…..(do not believe all the denials)…..these neocons want war……

The Sunday “sabotage” on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates warrants a “thorough investigation,” according to US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid, who told reporters that he wants responses “short of war” to be taken.

Other officials indicated on Monday that they consider Iran the main suspect of the attack, though they have conceded that they don’t have any real evidence of this, let alone proof. Abizaid said starting a war over it would not be in the interest of Iran, the US, or Saudi Arabia.

Which is a potentially controversial position for the ambassador to take, given the ongoing US military buildup in the Middle East, centered around the idea of a war with Iran. Even if he believes this isn’t in America’s interest, nor justified on unproven allegations of sabotage, it seems to be the general direction the US is headed anyhow.

In particular, the idea of having a thorough investigation before the reaction is not the way the US has done things in recent years. At a time when hawks are lining up to call for action against Iran on any pretext, it is vital to hear the call to let cooler heads prevail.

(antiwar.com)

Filter out all the warmongering BS and think about one thing……this article was published in The American Conservative……

David French defends one of the great crimes of the 21st century:

Today is the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and Twitter is alive with condemnations of the conflict — countered by precious few defenses. Yet I believed the Iraq War was just and proper in 2003, and I still believe that today.

There is good reason that the Iraq war has “precious few defenders.” The Iraq war was a great crime and a massive blunder. Not only was it illegal under international law, but it was undeniably unjust according to any fair reading of just war theory. Our government did not have just cause to invade Iraq and overthrow its government. Preventive war can never be justified, because it can never be just to strike first against another country because you fear what their government might one day do to you. That is simply aggression committed out of irrational fear. To say that you still think 16 years later that invading Iraq is “just and proper” is to admit that you don’t know what those words mean.

Preventive War Is Always Unjust

The “Just War Theory”? 

A confusing thing but as usual I can help……Just war theory deals with the justification of how and why wars are fought. The justification can be either theoretical or historical.

https://www.iep.utm.edu/justwar/

In this world today, the 21st century in case there is any confusion) war does not make sense….the only people to gain are those that make the weapons of destruction.

We Americans have allowed too many wars in our name…..all the deaths are in our name…..and what does anyone gain?

****Breaking News******

News came out after I had written this draft for post today……

The US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff to leave the country right away amid escalating tensions with Iran. The security alert, published on the embassy’s website on Wednesday, comes after Washington last week said it had detected new and urgent threats from Iran and its proxy forces in the region targeting Americans and American interests. On Sunday, the embassy advised Americans to avoid travel to Iraq, citing “heightened tensions.”

And the world waits!

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17 thoughts on “On The Road To War!

  1. War Mongers are looking forward to the massive profits they can make from wars. Justified or not, there is little that us peons can do about it, now is there?

    1. Hello John….so nice to hear from you…..hope all is well…..we could take out collective heads out of butts and realize what these corporations are doing and vote accordingly…..chuq

  2. You certainly don’t have to take what I say is gospel…..but the Iranian backed Shi’a Militia Groups are absolutely a threat to Coalition Forces in Iraq. They’ve fired rockets into our camps on multiple occasions through the past few years…..and the threat currently is imminent.

    I don’t like Trump anymore than you do…..and he’s certainly acting like a rhetorical bully…..but don’t let Iran off the hook.

    1. Are the Shi’a proxies under orders? I do not doubt that they will attack the US just not sure that Iran is to blame……I will admit that I do not get the up to date intel so this is just my opinion……..chuq

      1. I understand that but like our proxies they have an agenda of their own…..I do not doubt what you say….just it is not logical to me….chuq

      2. Their agenda is Iran’s. There are minor nationalist PMF groups….but the competent and dangerous militias all have their roots in Tehran and Qom…..thanks in large part to the Saddam era. These militias are awaiting IRGC orders to attack…..but they have been carefully surveilling Coalition locations (and harrassing with rockets) on orders from the same.

      3. The MSM has failed in doing so….but thy are right on track for an entertainment endeavor….news matter not….chuq

  3. My opinion is that our camps should be moved out of Iraq and brought back to the US.

    Much better choice than sending in “a hell of a lot more than 120,000 troops.”

  4. Need more proof of threat ? Hezbollah has fired 600 rockets into Israel from Gaza. They got them from Iran. Hezbollah has 130,000 rockets in Lebanon. They got them from Iran. Iran is building up in Syria too. All aimed at Israel and Iran continues to fund terrorism in the region so they can destabilize countries and move in to take control. Shooting war ? You bet ! Let it start immediately to destroy all Iranian military . It will happen sooner or later anyway. Their goal is to recreate Persian Empire owning all the territory held in ancient times. On the other hand perhaps we should hire 300 Greek soldiers to kick their ass again.

    1. It is Hamas that is said to have fired 600 missiles…..oh bot another war for young Americans can die in…..let the fun begin. Besides the 300 is a myth…..there was as many as 1200 in that final stand. chuq

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