Would You Support an Iran War If

Posted by: George Washington

Post date: 02/22/2012

‘Would You Support a War Against Iran If You Knew the True Facts?

Would you support a war against Iran if you knew that:

1.     Iran has one of the largest Jewish populations in the world, and the second-largest in the Middle East behind Israel

2.     Jews are protected by the Iranian constitution, and are guaranteed seats in the Iranian parliament

3.     The CIA admits that the U.S. overthrew the moderate, suit-and-tie-wearing, Democratically-elected prime minister of Iran in 1953. He was overthrown because he had nationalized Iran's oil, which had previously been controlled by BP and other Western oil companies. As part of that action, the CIA admits that it hired Iranians to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its prime minister

4.     If the U.S. hadn't overthrown the moderate Iranian government, the fundamentalist Mullahs would have never taken over. (Moreover, the U.S. has had a large hand in strengthening radical Islam in the Middle East by supporting radicals to fight the Soviets and others)

5.     The U.S. armed and supported Iraq after it invaded Iran and engaged in a long, bloody war which included the use of chemical weapons. Here is former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meeting with Saddam Hussein in the 1980's, several months after Saddam had used chemical weapons in a massacre:

6.     The U.S. has been claiming for more than 30 years that Iran was on the verge of nuclear capability

7.     The U.S. helped fund Iran's nuclear program

8.     The U.S. has been actively planning regime change in Iran - and throughout the oil-rich Middle East and North Africa - for 20 years

9.     The decision to threaten to bomb Iran was made before 9/11

10.            America and Israel both support a group designated by the U.S. as a terrorist organization which is trying to overthrow the Iranian government

11.            Top American and Israeli military and intelligence officials say that Iran has not decided to build a nuclear bomb

12.            Top American and Israeli military and intelligence officials say that - even if Iran did build a nuclear bomb - it would not be that dangerous, because Israel and America have so many more nukes. And see this

13.            American military and intelligence chiefs say that attacking Iran would only speed up its development of nuclear weapons, empower its hardliners, and undermine the chance for democratic reform

14.            The people pushing for war against Iran are the same people who pushed for war against Iraq, and said it would be a "cakewalk". See this and this

15.            Well-known economist Nouriel Roubini says that attacking Iran would lead to global recession. The IMF says that Iran cutting off oil supplies could raise crude prices 30%. War with Iran would kill the American economy. And see this and this

16.            China and Russia have warned that attacking Iran could lead to World War III