Monday, 9 February 2009
Iran cannot be bullied like Iraq
"Obama said that he wanted bigger carrots and bigger sticks not to let Iran build a nuclear weapon. The United States will therefore use tougher sanctions against the nation to change Iran’s behavior, he added."
Seems the bully has picked on the wrong Middle Eastern Islamic Republic! (And I guess that means the White House won't be getting Ahmadinejad's lunch money either.)
(Images: A little bit of propaganda. Above, in Tehran, 'Down with USA and Israel'. Below, (well it's actually an anti-McCain poster) one of McCain's less tactful PR moments, captured for posterity.)
Iraq was starved and bombed for ten years prior to its invasion. The sanctions had the worst effect - they were designed to starve the people into rebellion against Saddam, but only resulted in famine in what was one of the Arabic world's richest regions. Then the government co-operated with UN weapons inspection programs, but what good did that do? They wound up getting invaded anyway.
Whether the removal of Saddam was morally correct, pragmatically correct, or within the jurisdiction of the Coalition, is a whole other thing. But the precedent has been set: 'co-operating' with the powers that be is seen as something that will be taken advantage of, rather than something that can be productive.
Or in short, the war in Iraq has given Iran good reason not to trust the US.
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And You Tell Me There's No Suppressed Technology?
It's another of those 'conspiracy theories' that good citizens don't notice. Imagine the standard of living if all the secret technology was released to the public...we'd be "free and independent" as JFK said! No more poverty anywhere! Can you imagine being sick enough to withhold such technology from society just to maintain your position of control? (Bearing in mind that we don't know just how much technological capability is being withheld, because, duh, it's secret.) What did Nikola Tesla really develop?
Individual Liberty? But that's "selfish"!
No, we need to look after each other voluntarily without having a government do all that at gunpoint. Sounds absurd at first but soon you realise that the reason it sounds so is because of the very unfree nature of our current existence. Envision greater possibilities! Ok, some kind of massive wake-up would be needed before this kind of free, responsible, uncontrollable society could emerge. And that's what we are seeing day by day in the world - a massive waking up of the previously enslaved masses (including myself I must add!)