Through multiple years of suffering and destruction, we have come to fear wars. War is what happens when language fails and innocent citizens suffer immensely as a result. That is an elaborate reason, why anyone with a little common sense, would avoid war like the plague. It seems the US has always enjoyed the idea of starting a war that could infect the whole world with violence and conflict. It is apparent when we observe the history; US army is omnipresent in areas where there is a chance of attaining profits through war.
Most commonly, the people US soldiers go to fight aren’t the big bad wolves that they’re portrayed as on the canvas of western media. These ‘terrorists’ and ‘enemies’ are just poor people, who hide in caves. Syria is a prime example of it, a Syrian 4 Year old girl while being photographed raised her hands in surrender mistaking the camera for a gun.
The image was taken at the Atmeh refugee camp in Syria, in 2014.
As seen in the picture, the child is barely 4 years old, and she was taught to surrender like this to the US military. She is the ‘terrorist’ the US army goes to fight and kill. This is what happens when you place a shrewd, crooked, businessman with zero morality into the highest position of power. Trump has surrounded himself with bigots like himself, with no experience who support his wars for profits.
It is such a recklessly provocative move that George W Bush considered it and passed on the opportunity. When a man who isn’t beyond using overstated intelligence reports to justify a war says, “too risky,” you know it’s a bad idea.
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. Qasem Soleimani, a top general and one of the most powerful men in Iran, was killed in a drone strike at Baghdad airport on January 3, 2020. Shortly after Soleimani’s funeral, the military adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader told media that Iran’s response will certainly be a military response.
After the imminent threat of retaliation was solidified, the US Air Force deployed six B-52s to the military base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. Citing an unnamed official, American media said that the Strato-fortress bombers will be available for operations against Iran. The crisis has become more acute over the past week.
In an act of retaliation for killing of Iran’s top Quds Commander, Qasaem Soleimani, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday (Jan 8) said that they targeted Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq, a facility jointly operated by U.S. and Iraqi forces. Iranian military sources claimed that at least 30 U.S. soldiers in Iraq had been wounded in the attacks.
Even though either country wants a full-blown conflict, President Donald Trump saying he prefers “peace”, is self negating when we consider that US killed a leader and is expecting them not to retaliate. This is not peace, this won’t hold back a war, it has instead acted as a catalyst to an already bad situation.
President Trump seems on a clear mission to further destabilize the Middle East region to establish US hegemony over the whole region. President Trump and his neocons in Washington want to put maximum pressure on Irani regime to accept its hegemony and give up resistance.
It seems that such actions will continue without considering the consequences of such actions for the world and for the region. Soon enough, the fog of war will take over and all semblance of sense and restraint. The fog of war, refers to how hard it is for opposing sides to know what’s going on in the heat of battle. It’s particularly difficult when they don’t talk to one another, as is the case with the US and Iran. This means that both nations interpret each other’s next moves, only based on guesses.
If we continue to let the like of Trump form elaborate businesses of war and let them blind us to the truth, we indeed do not have much of a chance. Trump simply wants to see the world burn if it means a little profit for him on the side. It’s important to always remember that war grows out of a desire of the individual to gain advantage, at the expense of his fellow men. Ruthless proxies spreading chaos on multiple continents and thousands if not millions will be killed in a conflict that would dwarf the war in Iraq. Perhaps it’s too late now.
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17 November, 2019