A rogue US 1% renew threats of war on Iran, including US Secretary of State John Kerry lying to pretend Iran is hostile. The US 1% wars and criminal threats of more wars continue a history of US lies and War Crimes on Iran, Iraq, and other nations since 9/11 that most Americans know aspects of, but do not see clearly and comprehensively apart from constant political spin.
These “Big Lies” may be more easily recognized, exposed, and ended through analogy; a story of the US, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran all within the US, and with populations of 100,000 each to compare casualties. This story is in absolute harmony with today’s conservative history (and here). Documentation also listed below; I wrote this ~four years ago:
Once upon a time, you live your life in United City with a population of 100,000. On September 11, 2001, a reported “suicide” car driver downtown kills one person and injures two. Media and your mayor, Dick Tator, blame a “terrorist” planner who resides in Afghan City, and demand extradition. The mayor of Afghan City expresses condolences, and agrees upon presentment of due process evidence to arrest anyone of the crime of 9/11, or any other crime. The FBI claim jurisdiction, and order cooperation for factual discovery of all involved in this crime for arrest and prosecution. Dick Tator violates the FBI order with the following actions against Afghan City, nearby Tigres City, and Tehrangeles:
Bombs and invades Afghan City. The bombing and invasion affects everyone, with at least 100 killed and 150 wounded. Resultant poverty now kills one in ten children. Dick Tator and his soldiers killed 100 times more Afghan civilians than died from 9/11, and in OBVIOUS violation of law.
Bombs and invades Tigres City. The bombing and invasion cause ~4,500 deaths and injure over 25,000. Dick Tater targeted and destroyed Tigres City’s water treatment plants, electricity, and key bridges. Tigres City had nothing to do with the one person killed on 9/11. Of course, this is also an OBVIOUS crime.
Threatens to attack Tehrangeles: Dick Tator and his media lie that their mayor is a “threat to peace.” The FBI regularly inspect the alleged threat and find no evidence. Dick Tator and his media take a speech by Tehrangeles’ mayor for rule of law in another city, and lie that the Tehrangeles is threatening to wipe their neighbors “off the map.” Dick Tator threatens to use a nuclear weapon as a first strike because Tehrangeles is a “threat to peace.” And yes, these threats are more OBVIOUS crimes.
Costs to United City: The unlawful attacks and occupations cost United City residents long-term ~$20,000 per resident, ~$80,000 for a family of four. Few soldiers have died, but 30 have been injured and many severely for a “suicide” car crash that killed one United citizen and injured two. Other cities hope that enough of United’s citizens and soldiers recognize Dick Tator’s War Crimes, war embezzlement, and propaganda to arrest the criminals and end the crimes.
If the above acts once upon a time took place where citizens took the law seriously, the first attack upon Afghan City would have ignited outrage and immediate FBI arrest of Dick Tator and the murder-enabling lying media.
And those arrests would be the first step to end our story happily ever after.
I wrote a brief that began circulating among Congress in 2007. This published version was framed for high school seniors: War with Iraq and Afghanistan, rhetoric for war with Iran
UK Chilcot inquiry and British lies to attack Iran: Blair admits “legal” basis for Iraq war an Orwellian lie; psychopathic monster then threatens Iran