This is my comment for the alarming article "Massive US Naval Armada Heads For Iran" from August 08, 2008. Pakistan will not escape either and us Pakistanis need to "wakeup to this grotesque reality" as the nation chases down deftly cultivated red herrings. The timing is interesting - the world is kept busy with the Olympics along with China, Russia with their petty war in Georgia, and Pakistan with their petty "impeachment" facade of 'democracy' being implemented by the greatest plunderers in Pakistan's short pathetic history. Under these red herrings and distractions, who is paying attention? An "accidental Gulf of Tonkin" is the hair trigger in the waiting. But the way things stand with the pusilanimous world, even that may not be necessary. What can you do? Let your imagination and self-interests be the guide. I gave up on conscience being the guide a long time ago.
There is one solution. It is seeded in the following observation made in the above article:
"The Russians are great chess players and this game may not turn out so well for the neo-cons."
Known and very popular cialis coupon which gives all the chance to receive a discount for a preparation which has to be available and exactly cialis coupons has been found in the distant room of this big house about which wood-grouses in the houses tell.
It is also entirely feasible that Iran has already covertly constructed such a mutual defense pact treaty with Russia (with tacit supply-line assuring economic treaties with China and India). In fact, only the existence of such, can actually explain Iran's irrational bravado in the face of the extreme danger facing their nation. Perhaps it is indeed a devilish setup to obliterate Tel Aviv by goading Israel and America into first ineffectively attacking Iran!
While Zbigniew Brzezinski may have planned the "Grand Chessboard" in the West, his Eurasian targets of the great game actually invented chess. All four of the regions burgeoning powers, Iran, India, China, and Russia, are ancient civilizations far older than the Atlantic powers put together, and are also expert chess players in the very ethos of the richness of their civilizations. Many public parks in Iran for instance, are dotted with stone and wood carved chess tables where ordinary peoples gather daily under the shady trees to spar with each other, bringing their own chess pieces. Chess is not an acquired skill in Asia, nor is it of recent acquisition, as it is for the West! It is innate to the peoples. The Chinese classic "Art of War" is 2500 years old and still teaches the Rand Corporation how to play their great games! The Israelis would be wise to not forget that, along with who has continually sheltered the Jewish peoples when the Atlantic Christians were persecuting them for two millennia. Even Uri Avnery, a self professed progressive Jewish leftist, and Zionist, was forced to admit it when he fairly noted in his famous 2006 essay "Muhammad's Sword" (also available here):
'Every honest Jew who knows the history of his people cannot but feel a deep sense of gratitude to Islam, which has protected the Jews for fifty generations, while the Christian world persecuted the Jews and tried many times "by the sword" to get them to abandon their faith.'
The Israeli Jews, the Zionists, and all their genuine exponents worldwide itching to bomb Iran, might reflect on this alternate "war game" scenario before their hubris takes them to their own suicide. Muslims are not the Jews enemies! Step back from the brink if you really are the true inheritors of Solomon's wisdom, and not merely impostors! For this may be the ultimate patsy setup by your own 2000 year old true nemesis!
Rather than continually dismiss the tortuous aspirations for global domination as lunacy, or mis-guided, it would be prudent to treat them as devilishly real doctrines of conquest by a handful of the world's ruling elite partnering together in a twisted convolution of mutual interests – never to be underestimated for its destructive power upon the weak. Such an assessment, based on full spectrum comprehension of reality, permits the construction of the only effective self-defense by the weak. Why such a self-defense is not transpiring is a puzzle that defies explanation, as noted in "The Missing Link - Full Spectrum Deterrence".
That deterrent solution-space, according to Project Humanbeingsfirst, is only in the forming of NATO-like Full Spectrum Alliances with an effective "Dr. Strangelove" type Samson Option that is publicly targeted at Israel and Western Europe as a declared self-defense nuclear doctrine, to construct the only viable and effective Deterrence: MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction)!
Only in the insanity of its "sublime irony", wherein, in the immortal words of Winston Churchill, "safety [is] the sturdy child of terror and survival the twin brother of annihilation", can there be any assured prospects of defeating the war-mongers before they hand the world a nuclear fait accompli.
Secondly, if there is reason for the United States to nuclear decimate any country or any peoples in purported 'self-defense', the American peoples must demand a ratification of the decision to go to war through a public referendum – let its great "populist democracy" speak directly in the modernity of the 21st century before it is called upon to make its sacrifices, before it is called upon to pay its taxes to fund the war, and before it is called upon to acquire innocent blood on its hands!Also see "How to derail 'imperial mobilization' and preempt the crossing of the Nuclear Rubicon" and "A Call to ACT!"
Even better, draw the soldiers, officers and war-technicians from the pool who vote for war! If they can vote yes to invade other nations and wantonly shatter the tabula rasa of a 'lesser humanity', then they must also first be willing to sign up for doing it themselves – instead of having a draft of economic conscription. Every 'yes' voting home in America must have at least one 'patriot' from the immediate family show up on the front-lines without exception – or their 'yes' vote is void!
A commonsensical and calculated demand such as this publicly made today, right now, to be adjudicated upon in Congressional public hearings and converted into law, is infinitely more sensible for assuring America's national security given the hundred+ year history of deception for "imperial mobilization" by this nation's Executive branch with willing complicity from its entire ruling elite from legislature to newsmedia – as evidenced from the fiction of USS Maine to the fiction of WMDs – and which today rings the entire globe with more than 700 of its military bases eagerly paid for by Congress year after year in the pretense of keeping an "American peace". FY 2009 budget is to cost the American tax payers $3.1 trillion! Both the Congress and the Executive effectively comprise the same pool of 'hectoring hegemons', with the Judiciary, not espousing the tradition of 'suo moto' action, preferring to remain silent on any and all matters projected as being related to foreign policy matters, politics, or executive privilege under times of 'war'!
A very concerned ordinary plebeian
by Zahir Ebrahim Written April 17, 2008 - Updated April 22, 2008. The abominable shared fates that unite Iran (“Bush and Iran,...
by Zahir Ebrahim Written April 26, 2008 - Revised May 2, 2008. Douglas J. Feith, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, in his Hearing...
by Zahir Ebrahim March 31, 2007: I wrote this essay as the Preface to "Prisoners of the Cave" during 2003. That was four years ago....
by Zahir Ebrahim It appears that a majority of conscionable peoples opposed to their nation's war mongering for “imperial mobilization” in...
by Zahir Ebrahim Sunday April 06, 2008. It is à propos to begin this brief observation in 2008, on a cloudy Sunday morning while...
Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites