Well, well, well, 2020 starts with the signal of another war.
It’s a real game of thrones right in front of our eyes! US just killed the Iranian general that millions of people in that region revere as their hero and savior. It’s almost like Cersei killing Ned Stark (from a muslim’s perspective) in the north for Ned Stark being extremely dangerous to the throne. May be some may argue that the analogy is incorrect, but it depends on the perspective of which side you take. I probably don’t need to explain who Cersei is here? And now Soleimani has two sons and two daughters who are probably going to grow up with hatred (what would you do if your father, the revered general of your country, was murdered on a drone strikes, swords are no longer used by the way!!), thousands of people in Iran and all across the world are ready to retaliate every opportunity they will get to take revenge on Americans and its troops, Iranian generals taking vows to revenge in the name of Islam. Americans abroad are being warned about their safety.
Soleimani is not innocent either. No general of any active troops can be innocent, he was rather a calm poised man filled with contempt. In fact he is a mastermind of probably many wars and conflicts. Soleimani killed a lot of American soldiers during Iraq war just like, he kept many Islamic militia groups under his arms in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine etc. The war Hawks, war mongering republican people are saying( if you read comments on the Foxx news YouTube) that Soleimani has brought that onto himself. Well, it’s their narrative.
So, US just killed the second most powerful leader in Iran and probably started this with the strategy of changing the Khameini regime ( or do they even have a strategy? Is stopping war by killing another powerful general a strategy?? Seems like they believe it to be a good strategy- STOP KILLING by KILLING – nice!!.. who knows though..it’s like bombing Hiroshima to stop world war.. world can be a strange place.. comes with great cost.. isn’t it?). Soleimani used to always say that “He would be a martyr” one day and now the whole Islamic brotherhood has now one single chanting “Death to America” if you are following Iranian videos. Ah.. kill in the name of your God and religion.. sounds familiar!! God, I hate religion so much for this and only this reason only.
I have been reading Fox news and every right leaning war hawk is cheering what a victory this is! these people’s desire to go to war, thirst for blood and kill are just astounding to me. I almost lose faith in humanity. I mean, power struggle is hard and probably without conflict, it’s hard to change the world. But the history of killing each other is just so demoralizing, we have been doing these for thousands of years, this is so depressing. A huge can of worms might have been opened. US is definitely the super power and no other country has the power to win an all out war at this point, but do US war Hawks really want bloody wars again when they complain so much about deficits and debts? Do they not think about far future when they may not have as much strength as they do now? Did history teach nothing? The US officials say “If we are attacked, we will retaliate too.” I mean is this the world the world leaders want to create “threatening each other and killing each other’s generals”?
Anyway, they just made all the snakes to crawl into the den of the lion that US claims it to be. And there will be a lot of poisonous bites over decades here and there. People who read the history of wars in past couple decade really don’t need to watch Game of thrones or any fictions any more! The world is more fictitious and poisonous!
This is horrible, anybody has any bit of knowledge of foreign diplomacy knows how backward going this is! This may probably trigger birth of many potential suicide terrorists and terrorist organizations again. I won’t be surprised to see more suicide bombings in many US ally countries. Clinton and Obama had opportunity to attack Soleimani too, but they did not because of these sort of future consequences. Bernie Sanders opposed to Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the first place so that these sort of situations of revenge wars don’t happen altogether.
Republican presidents love fighting wars, don’t they? US just sent 3500 US soldiers to middle East last night sensing Iranian retaliation, where as Trump promised that he will bring back soldiers!! And they will come back wounded.. oh wait, republicans don’t have money for their health care now when they are back.. they don’t care when veterans become homeless.. sorry guys, no free lunch is their narrative when it comes to health care and housing and education..
Perpetual war, war and war.. where the world is undergoing climate change and so many other big issues, when we should be gathering together to find technological and diplomatic solution to make this world a better place.
We all know the power corrupts. History taught us many times why perpetual revenge taking never bring peace to the world.
I am very afraid, if US foreign policy does not change, the world has really dark future.
And my friends in US need to understand why it’s important to elect President who understand the importance of peace and foreign diplomacy.
Say “NO” to wars please.
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