Thursday 20 June 2019

Who Wants War With Iran?

Mural on a wall in Tehran depicting the Statue of Liberty with a dead face

There are people speaking astutely in the United States about this manufactured crisis with Iran. Tulsi Gabbard, the congresswoman is one and Ron Paul, the former congressman and libertarian, is another.

Who wants a war with Iran?

Apart from the greedy merchants of death connected with the military industry and the maniacs who feel that a global war between nuclear armed powers is winnable, and will, like the aftermath of World War One and Two, reformat the debt-ridden and collapsing international economic system, the two nations who want to see America attack Iran are the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Those two would gladly fight Iran to the last American body.

Perhaps many Americans have short memories? Or is it gung-ho patriotism at work? Or heretical dispensationalist-pretribunational Christian Zionists praying for an end times war which could draw in the Chinese and the Russians?

As Russian President Vladimir Putin recently warned, an attack on Iran would be a “catastrophe with unpredictable consequences”.

Welcome to Armageddon folks.

© Adeyinka Makinde (2019)

Adeyinka Makinde is a writer based in London, England.

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