Summary: Our struggle for control of the Middle East continues. Iran stands in our way. We will stage repeated Pearl Harbors to crush them.
Another “pearl harbor” attack by the US against Iran. Without, of course, a vote by Congress or declaration of war. Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution gives this power exclusively to Congress. We have also agreed not to attack other nations with the approval of the UN. But
FDR gave a speech to Congress under similar circumstances., but with the roles reversed.
“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.”
This was not our first attack on Iran. Is Killing Iranian Nuclear Scientists Terrorism? – Spoiler: yes it is. And, of course, there was Stuxnet: About the first cyberwar, an electronic Pearl Harbor.
The broad context for these attacks is our quest for hegemony in the Middle East. The alliance of America, Israel, and the Saudi Princes seek to dominate this key region. Iraq was crushed. Now Iran is the only remaining opposition. We will continue our full-spectrum pressure, unrestricted warfare of the kind Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui wrote about in 2015. It is the American Empire in action, as Major General Qiao warned the world about.
A warning from the past
In Federalist Letter #24, Alexander Hamilton said that giving Congress the power to declare war would prevent the creation of an all-powerful executive, able to command an army at will. Allowing that would, of course, end badly for America. Perhaps we should heed his advice.
Other posts in this series
- Our crusade slowly crushes Iran, and reveals much about us.
- Fear Iran’s nukes, coming very soon since 1984.
- Trump tells us it’s time to fight another nation: Iran.
- Martin van Creveld: An update on Trump’s Saber Rattling in the Middle East.
- Craig Murray looks at stories to start a war with Iran.
- The facts about the incident in the Gulf in June. Drifting to war.
For more information
- Identifying the guilty: tying nation-states to cyber espionage.
- Prepare for cyberwar: today’s are small compared to what’s coming.
- “Countdown To Zero Day” describes the new era of war, preparing you for the next attack.
Books about Iran and our war with them
Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy by Trita Parsi.
A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind by Michael Axworthy.