Middle East Meltdown and US Foreign Policy.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by SouthAmerica, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Mercor


    If you look at the contribution the Jewish culture has made to the world in Humanities , cultural arts, science medicine...etc.
    20% of Nobel prizes have gone to people of Jewish heredity. A huge contribution compared to their numbers.

    A case could be made that it is in the best interests of humanity to preserve this resource to humankind.
    #381     Aug 27, 2012
  2. August 27, 2012

    SouthAmerica: Reply to Mercor

    As I mentioned above: It seems to me that the Zionists in Israel want to attack Iran – start World War III – and create a world similar to King Solomon’s reign around the year 1,000 BC. - a world that at its best had 50,000 people.

    Yes, people of the world let's follow these “lunatics in Israel” and turn the world back in time, and reinstate the glory days of King Solomon’s reign around the year 1,000 BC.

    If the “lunatics in Israel” want to turn the world back in time, and reinstate the glory days of King Solomon’s reign around the year 1,000 BC - a return to the stone age....Then we will have no need for people with Nobel prizes.

    We would go back to a world based and very rich in superstition and Fairy Tales and nothing else....and a group of people who stayed lost in the desert for 40 years, because they could not figure out the way out - they were not the smartest bunch of people around at that time.

    They represent nothing to write home about it....

    The rocket scientists were lost in the desert for 40 years....



    The period of time as recorded in Exodus was 40 years that Moses and his people were lost in the desert, and they stayed there probably going around in circles until someone of the following generation was finally able to figure out how to get out of the desert.

    Historical fact: Keep in mind that life expectancy at birth at that time was only 26 years.


    Era............................Life Expectancy at Birth

    Upper Paleolithic …................ 33

    Neolithic …................................30

    Bronze Age and Iron Age ….......26

    Classical Greece …......................28

    Classical Rome …........................28


    Upper Paleolithic
    Upper Palaeolithic period (broadly 40,000 to 10,000 years ago)

    Starting around 12,000 years ago (10,000 – 5,000 BC)

    Bronze Age and Iron Age
    The Bronze Age primarily took place between 3,500 BC and 1,200 BC
    Iron Age (1,200 BC – 550 BC)

    Classical Greece
    Classical Greece (5th to 4th centuries BC)

    Classical Rome
    Roman Empire (1st century BC to 5th century AD)

    #382     Aug 27, 2012
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    August 27, 2012

    SouthAmerica: If you are delusional, and think that the United States/Israel and old Europe still are calling the shots around the world of the 21st century, then here is a reality check for you:

    'Tehran summit unites real int'l community' – August 27, 2012

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    Iran has opened the doors to delegates of the 16th gathering of the self-described non-aligned states - the largest international summit to have ever been hosted by the Islamic Republic. 50 leaders from the countries which don't consider themselves connected to any power bloc are expected to convene in Tehran within the week.


    The Real News Network – August 26, 2012

    120 NAM Countries Head to Iran Despite Western Pressure

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    Vijay Prashad: Syria will be the big issue in the Non Aligned Summit in Iran, with many heads of state visiting Tehran in spite of US/Israeli campaign to isolate Iran

    #383     Aug 27, 2012
  4. SA. You need help. You need medication and therapy. Years and years of therapy. There are many good doctors in Rio. Even some good ones who trained under Jewish doctors up here in the USA. But if you see one of those, make sure they don't inject you with the "zombie" serum.
    #384     Aug 27, 2012
  5. Now I know what you are taking: the "zombie serum" - that's why you are completely delusional about your comments.

    I will play along with you:

    This is not happening - it's just a side effect of the "zombie serum" that make me see these visions.

    I am having hallucinations about Iran hosting the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement 120 member and 17 observer states, 50 states will participate with high-level delegations, including 27 presidents, two kings and emirs, seven prime ministers, nine vice presidents, two parliamentary speakers and five special envoys.

    16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement

    Hah, hah, hah.....

    #385     Aug 27, 2012
  6. Mercor


    Its clear that Iran wants to do away with Israel. Their leaders say it often.
    Israel would have no problem with Iran if Iran was not so threatening.
    Israel has traded land in hopes for peace. Israel sends aid to Palestinians.
    #386     Aug 27, 2012
  7. August 27, 2012

    SouthAmerica: Reply to Mercor

    I met a number of Iranians over the years, and they are too smart to start a nuclear attack against Israel or anybody else for that matter. Iran is a country with a highly educated population, and I don't believe they would start a nuclear war with any country – they are too smart as a people to do such a foolish thing.

    The Israelis like to pick on the Iranians, because Iran it does not have nuclear weapons. When the reality is: the Israelis should be shitting on their pants regarding a possible nuclear attack from Pakistan – a country that is unstable and it can collapse at any time – and a country armed with over 100 nuclear warheads – and the missile systems necessary to deliver all these nukes around Israel.

    Here is what I wrote a number of times over the years about a solution and how to solve the crisis in the Middle East very quickly.

    By the way, Ron Paul also agree with me that the United States should cut all kinds of aids to Israel.

    Israel is "barking at the wrong tree"

    March 27, 2010

    SouthAmerica: I wonder if the United States will ever wake up and realize that its close association with Israel goes completely against the short and long-term self-interest of the United States as a nation.

    The longer the American people take to realize that fact the more costly it will be for the United States as a nation in terms of US dollars, prestige, and influence around the world.

    The best thing the Obama administration can do regarding US foreign policy it is to distance the United States from Israel, and stop funding that country and its non-sense.

    The United States continued funding of Israel year after year is one of the reasons that peace it will never be achieved in the Middle East – the continued US funding of Israel is a major incentive for Israel to sabotage any type of potential peace deals regarding that part of the world.

    Israel got addicted to the gravy train that comes from the United States year after year, and Israel will do anything to keep the gravy train coming on a regular basis in the future.

    I wonder is Americans are smart enough to figure out that simple fact.

    Basically you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out – the gravy train from the United States is a major incentive for Israel to keep that mess in the Middle East going on in the future until Americans wake up and realize that the key to Middle East peace is to cut 100 percent any military and financial aid to Israel.


    Here is an American who has lots of common sense and he is a voice of reason:

    RT conversation with Pat Buchanan, author of “Suicide of a Superpower”

    Pat Buchanan 300 nukes in Israel yet Iran a threat – March 10, 2012

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    Islamic wars have brought questionable benefit to the US over the last 20 years, former US presidential advisor Pat Buchanan, author of Suicide of a Superpower, shared with RT.

    A new war in the Middle East will be a disaster for the US and for the world economy, he says. "I opposed the Desert Storm operation in 1991 cleaning Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait because, I said, 'This would only be the first Arab-American war.'" Looking at the number of conflicts in the Islam world that America is taking part in now, one cannot but admit that Buchanan was right 20 years ago. "You cannot replicate the Middle West in the Middle East," Pat Buchanan concluded.

    From the time of the Cold War the US has military bases all over the world. Today, running a budget deficit of 10 per cent of its GDP, America simply cannot afford to continue "to carry this enormous burden, defending 40 or 50 countries around the world," Buchanan says, "We have to bring troops home." Getting rid of these bases essentially means dismantling the American Empire to help the US survive beyond 2025. America's crusade under the banner of ending tyranny in the world is "utterly utopian".

    #387     Aug 27, 2012
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    August 27, 2012

    SouthAmerica: Reply to Mercor

    The Israel is planning to attack Iran...

    April 26, 2012

    SouthAmerica: Here is an example of a person representing the US Military who is smart, is a patriot (who is concerned with the short and long term self-interest of the United States – what is good for America) and uses a lot of common sense: US Colonel, Douglas MacGregor

    'Iran to get easy nukes once Israel strikes' – April 26, 2012

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    Here on RT, we discuss the situation with retired US Colonel, Douglas MacGregor.


    Noam Chomsky: Iran is NO Threat (2011,University College London)

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    #388     Aug 27, 2012
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    August 30, 2012

    SouthAmerica: Here are a bunch of interesting videos related to the Middle East Meltdown:

    Global Research TV – August 29, 2012
    The "Red Line" in Syria

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    Global Research TV with James Corbett

    Over the course of the Syrian crisis, a number of events have been used to portray Assad as a genocidal madman and military intervention as a necessary step. As things come to a head in the terrorist-torn nation, the lies, half-truths and exaggerations behind this "red line" thesis are gradually being exposed. Find out more in this week's GRTV Backgrounder on Global Research TV.


    Iran's Six Major Defense Achievements – August 29, 2012

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    On 21 August 2012 Iran unveiled six new major defense achievements on the national defense industry day in the presences of the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Defense minister general brigadier Ahmad Vahidi and minister of Communication and Information Technology Reza Taghipour were also present at the ceremony.


    Western media distorts truth in Syria – August 28, 2012

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    Syrian journalists say some Western and Arabic satellite news channels are fabricating events to accuse the Syrian army of attacking and terrorizing civilians. They refer to the recent case of Mohammad Salim Kabbani who used to go on live on Al-Jazira , Al-Arabia and Orient TV channels as the spokesman for the foreign-backed militant group calling itself the Free Syria Army.

    He appeared on Arab media outlets as if he was in the city of Homs while he was in Northern Lebanon city of Tripoli. Mohammad salim Kabbani confessed 3 weeks ago in an interview on the Syrian Television that he was fabricating events to get money from those media outlets in return.


    Egyptian President visits China – August 28, 2012

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    In Beijing, Chinese president Hu Jintao welcomed his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi in the Great Hall of the People. Morsi, who was elected in June and consolidated his power this month by dismissing top military leaders, is seeking to introduce himself to a wider world ahead of a trip to Iran - the first by an Egyptian leader in three decades.

    In a commentary, China's official Xinhua news agency said Morsi's visit was a sign he wanted to shift the country's traditional diplomatic focus away from the West and that China stood ready to help in Egypt's economic recovery.


    'US becoming increasingly isolated' – August 29, 2012

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    The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Tehran to take part in the Summit of the Non-Aligned movement... that's a bloc of countries that don't consider themselves in union with the U.S.

    Washington has voiced criticism of the UN chief's visit to Iran and of the gathering in general.

    Despite Iran's willingness and ability to help find a solution to the Syria crisis, any ideas put forward by Tehran could be met with resistance, says author and journalist Afshin Rattansi.

    #389     Aug 30, 2012
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    August 30, 2012

    SouthAmerica: Regarding the Non-Aligned Movement with the 120 member states and 17 observer countries that is underway in Tehran. Iran.

    Pepe Escobar noted that Western coverage of the event is absolutely disproportionate to its importance, ranging “from pathetic to absurd.”

    All the BRIC countries were in attendance of this major international meeting - The Non-Aligned Movement with the 120 member states and 17 observer countries and organizations is the second major world body next to the United Nations. This organization can have an effective and crucial role to play. Russia representative was invited as a special guest.

    ‘Non-Aligned Movement members seek reforms in UN structure’

    The 16th NAM Summit in Iran – August 30 – 31, 2012

    The two-day meet of the 120-nation grouping, which began with the national anthem of Iran followed by the recitation of the verses from the holy Quran, was inaugurated by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at the leaders' Summit hall in Northern Tehran.

    oming in the midst of reservations expressed by the US and some other western countries, Tehran is projecting the 16th NAM Summit as a big diplomatic victory, notwithstanding the sanctions and other financial restrictions imposed on it.

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is leading the Indian delegation to the Summit, which is being attended by over 30 Heads of State and Government.

    The Summit is being held after a two-day experts' meeting and a conference of the foreign ministers of the NAM member states which also lasted for two days.

    The guest list includes UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and new Egyptian President Muhammed Mursi, the first Egyptian President to visit Iran since its Islamic revolution in 1979.

    The Summit opened with Iran assuming the Chair from Egypt for the next three years.

    Important leaders attending the summit included Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi, Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

    Asia Times roving correspondent Pepe Escobar told RT that the meeting unites the real international community trying to tackle problems such as the Iranian nuclear dossier and the war in Syria.

    “Just look at the map. It’s very simple. Who is in Tehran at the moment? I would say it’s the real international community. Central America, including Cuba, most of South America, virtually the whole of Africa, the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, South East Asia. And we have as observers Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and China,” he said.

    Escobar also noted that Western coverage of the event is absolutely disproportionate to its importance, ranging “from pathetic to absurd.”

    #390     Aug 30, 2012