Iran’s “utterly illegal activities” during the last couple of weeks, along with the latest series of hysterical allegations from the West, have only intensified the long held view that war on Iran, is inevitable. However, invevitability doesn’t quite hit the nail on the head, this is a war which has in fact started.
Who will profit from Bashar Al-Assad’s removal? What is actually happening in Syria? Why are American spy drones flying over Iran? Who assassinated the Iranian scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan? Why do we turn a blind eye to Israel’s nuclear weapons? The questions that all of us should be asking are not being asked. Of course, this is hardly surprising.
After all, war, it would appear, is not the really important news for most of us and it won’t be until it arrives at our front door. In the meantime, Carlos Tevez returning to Manchester, Whitney Houston’s death, David Cameron’s anti-racist summit, and a whole array of insignificant issues are going to compete for our attentions. That, however, is only part of the problem.
For a general public that is fed trivia and that is generally unwilling to bring any depth of thought to anything, simple answers are required. There is a humanitarian mandate and democracy and global security are threatened not only by Iran, but also by Russia and China. The West is being threatened and surely it is time to use the little grey matter that we might have? “Threatened”? Yes, but only because, both these countries are aware that a war on Iran is a stepping stone towards a broader war.
That is why, it is important that we stop the rot and stop the hypocritical “peace-making” and “democratization” crusades of the pompous self rightous hypocrites who are moving us ever closer to Armageddon. If we can do that, who knows, an added benefit might be slightly nicer people sitting in Damascus, Tehran, Moscow and Beijing. That, however, is another, if not wholly unrelated, story.