by Don Hank June 21, 2015
A reader reminds us that “Iran” is the biggest terror sponsor and has called for death to America for many years. First, why aren’t we dead yet?
Well, because this is a slogan that gets votes, like “I am against abortion,” which candidates keep saying but none have ended the abomination and none intend to. Plus, there have been recent anti-American outbursts by Iranian officials, but many times the government later apologizes. The Iranian people are kindly disposed toward us. So which “Iran” are we talking about?
Carol Giacomo returned from a trip to Iran and reported that the people she met were friendly and none of them wanted us dead. She writes
“Probably the toughest challenge was to try to answer why America accuses Iran of terrorism when, as one student phrased it, America has been involved in wars and violence ‘all over the world’.”
But two weeks ago, the plump cherub in N Korea threatened to nuke us but our political class and msm are not advising us to invaded his country. Why? Because N Korea is not part of the Russia-Iran-China axis that politicians traditionally pretend to be incensed about and promise to stand up to in order to get votes, preying on your fears and ignorance.
Here is the story about the N Korea threat, just 2 weeks ago:
No politician has suggested attacking them. Such would not fit in with the absurd Wolfowitz Doctrine, which insists on perpetuating the Necons’ Cold War ad infinitum.
Whenever the entire press and political class have a double standard like this, urging war against a country that is no more hostile than another that is not targeted by the Establishment, there is something deeply wrong.
First, the “terrorists” supported by Iran are a political party (not excusing them, of course). Second, NONE of the ISIS terrorists are supported by Iran and ISIS is the worst bunch of terrorists the world has ever seen.
Saudi Arabia (together with the US deep state) created and funds ISIS and also created and funds Al Qaeda, Al Nusra and the Taliban.
If you have serous doubts, read these linked articles below.
And jog your memory to recall that 15 of the 18 terrorists who attacked on 911 were Saudis and ALL were sponsored by the Saudis, as reported here
As for other terror sponsorship, some reports show that the Saudis outshine them all in terror:
Finally, as I keep reminding you, while Iran has 600 Christian churches within its borders and allows Bibles to be shipped in, Saudi Arabia has banned all Bibles and churches.
If you are going around mouthing the old cliche that Iran is the biggest sponsor of terror without a shred of evidence, you are falling for the propaganda of the Washington elites, who are a more formidable threat to your well being and life than any terrorist group.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/dec/05/wikileaks-cables-saudi-terrorist-funding http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-yousaf-butt-/saudi-wahhabism-islam-terrorism_b_6501916.html http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/31/combat-terror-end-support-saudi-arabia-dictatorships-fundamentalism http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/03/08/400834/Riyadh-biggest-terror-exporter http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2014/09/why-does-the-u-s-support-a-country-which-was-founded-with-terrorism-and-is-still-the-main-source-of-islamic-terrorism-today/
Since posting this, I have had 2 readers who are apparently in thrall to Neocon propaganda accuse me of claiming that Iran is the “good guy.” They then routinely remind me that Islam is evil, period. But that doesn’t explain why the US has warm relations with the Saudis, does it? Or why Christian leaders never call for attacking Saudi Arabia but often call for attacking Iran (as Pastor John Hagee does here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDh1Vr7qajA). What I have been trying really hard to say is that not all Muslims are alike. Since I am a culture buff, I often notice things non culture buffs don’t. Which is why I wrote this: http://drrichswier.com/2014/10/17/inconsistent-foreign-policy-consistently-fails/
I had one reader, Nick, who understands the nuances between Muslim cultures and wants to help spread the word, but he wanted an information source for the 600 churches figure. He also asked about synagogues in Iran.
Here is my response:
Thanks for asking and for helping spread the word and boldly opposing the Washington hegemons. I just now found this:
A Christian leads Iran’s football team
And yes, there are synagogues in Iran, but the Jews have had problems with the Islamic government, as one might expect:
Iran also has issues with the Zoroastrians. Islam is not quite rational, and as people keep reminding me — pretending I didn’t know — there are no good guys, which is why minority religions are not always treated well or even fairly in this Islamic state. The biggest problem is Muslims who convert to Christianity. They can even be executed.
However, there obviously is no rational explanation for treating Iran as a pariah while teaming up with terror-sponsor Saudi Arabia in wars that always redound to the deaths and expulsion of Christians.
Here is a hard and thorny fact for you: Every Christian who has been beheaded in the Middle East lost his life to the Sunni Wahhabi sect supported by the Saudis — US alllies.
NONE Of the Christians were beheaded by the Iranians.
So go ahead and rant that all Muslims are alike. But sometime if you REALLY decide to pull your head out of the sand, ask any Middle Eastern Christian whether they would prefer to live in Saudi Arabia or in Iran. And this time, JUST LISTEN.
Our State Department has been supporting the Saudis militarily since the signing of the petrodollar agreement in 1973. Every one of our military conflicts since then has benefited the Saudis and their violent Wahhabism and none has benefited the people of the US.