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By Tim King of Salem-News.Com

If Iran is attacked, a large percentage of Americans will have nothing to do with it.



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(SALEM, Ore.) – Want to see the end of the world as we know it? If you do, you are in luck, because your chance to see the future of your kids and grandkids go up in smoke is nearing, and if the republicans and Israelis’ have anything to say about it, the grand final act will be here before you know it.

What will cause this? Israel. Why? Because the leaders of Israel’s current political ambitions represent the dark forces of nature, that’s why. Illegal occupation, stealing of land, demeaning an entire population of indigenous people and murder, plenty of murder… that is why.

Whose fault will it be if it happens? The United States, Great Britain and Canada primarily, followed by several less significant nations which either abstained from entering the right vote, or voted in the UN not to investigate Israel for war crimes in both Gaza and Lebanon.

Israel was created by an act of deception. British, Russian and American forces defeated the Third Reich so people could return to their homes and live in peace.

Unfortunately, many Jewish people moved to Israel, and that is where the problems that choke the Middle East every day since, began.

People like Helen Thomas, who lived then, remember this. The idea that one of the most esteemed news professionals in the nation could be taken down over simply talking about it, creates the current picture. The Palestinians have paid the price for Hitler’s dirty deeds for over sixty years now.

The treatment Israel reserves for native Palestinians is something that Americans would never dole out, except by proxy. Murder, the attempt to wipe a whole culture off the map, ethnic and religious discrimination at epic levels; this is the reality of Israel. The consensus seems to be that anything Israel does is OK, even if it flies in the face of common human decency.

I predict that the issue will divide the United States into two permanent camps. It is interesting that the side that would root for Israel, are the neocons; American right wing Christians, so often associated with hypocrisy, warmongering, using false information to start wars, etc.

Israel and the US hold the keys to the world’s future. This matter is not in the hands of Iran. Their leaders have stated over and over that they do not have the desire or need to create nuclear weapons, and most of us believe they would be entitled to do so anyway. Israel has them, illegally, so what is the big deal?

If someone wanted to convince me that we have failed as a human race I would be an easy sell. As much as I want to see a bright future exist for my children, I have my doubts about their chances of actually seeing it.

Greed, greed, greed! That is the motivation of capitalists, and the Israelis represent the first religion willing to charge interest in financing, which the Bible clearly states should not take place. The Muslims held out, have always assisted each other without charging interest. I respect that very much. I guess maybe that explains why so many Muslim people are not in banking.

If the United States backs an attack on Iran, a large percentage of Americans will have nothing to do with it.

Protests and riots will begin and never stop. The US military will splinter and fall into factions. The US economy will collapse, more Americans will be sent to die in a needless war.

Terrorism, the kind Bush lied and preached about with his dire warnings that never came to pass, will become a daily reality. Ask people in other parts of the world what it is like to live that way. Ask the Iraqi people, they know a great deal about it, thanks to the United States’ death machine.

Attacking Iran, a nation with no history of aggression toward others, over the Israeli propaganda and lies, will be the final act. What a sick world and society we have. What a twisted and sad thing religion is.

This song by the Flobots says it all, please check it out if you haven’t watched it:



Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com’s Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation’s only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com


Also see:

WHY IRAN? Give Iran a Break!

Bill Kristol’s ‘Emergency Committee?’ Give me a break

A Neocon Preps US for War with Iran

ISRAEL’S PILLARS OF SAMSON: NOT QUITE ARMAGEDDON, BUT….

Neocons Hope Israel Will Start a Fire the U.S. Will Be Forced to Put Out

PHILIP GIRALDI and RAY MCGOVERN CALL ON PRESIDENT TO PREEMPT ISRAELI ATTACK ON IRAN


16 Comments

  1. Rehmat on the 18. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    Last week’s poppular media topic was The Atlantic’s Israeli-American writer Copl. Jeffrey Goldberg of Israel Army and a prison guard during first Palestinian Intifada. In his article he tried to con the American public by planting a lie that if the American don’t decide to die for Israel in Iran – Israel would certainly bomb Iran alone in the near future. Goldberg played a similar hoax in 2002, prior to American attack on Iraq.

    “The Bush administration is planning to launch what many people would undoubtedly call a short-sighted and inexcusable act of aggression. In five years, however, I believe that the coming invasion of Iraq will be remembered as an act of profound morality,” Slate, October 3, 2002.

    Putting Goldberg’s Zionist Jewish hysteria aside – Security correspondent Ronen Bergman reported in Yediot Ahronot, Israel’s most popular newspaper, in July 2009 that former chief of military intelligence Major General Aharon Zeevi Farkash said the Israeli public perception of the Iranian nuclear threat had been “distorted”. The use of blatantly distorted rhetoric about Islamic Iran as a threat to Israel – and Israeli intelligence officials’ disagreement with it – goes back to the early 1990s, when the Labour Party government in Israel began a campaign to portray Iran’s missile and nuclear programmes as an “existential threat” to Israel, as Trita Parsi revealed in his 2007 book “Treacherous Alliance”.

    Israel clearly cannot afford to risk a war with Iran without the assurance that the United States being committed to participate in it. That is why the Israeli lobby in Washington and its allies argue that Obama should support an Israeli strike, which would mean that he would have to attack Iran with full force if it retaliates against such an Israeli strike.

    http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/judea-declare-war-on-islamic-iran/

  2. Anonymous on the 18. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    Oh, come on now. Surely You jest. The U.S.S.A. not backing another huge murderous killing fest? Do you realize how nucking futz that sounds? It doesn’t compute. Look at the history of the Untitled Snakes. Show me a war it didn’t just grovel around in and enjoy the blood and guts and veins in the teeth of??

    I’m going to humor you for a bit and suppose this: Let’s say that 99.99 percent of the ‘Merkan population decides that they’re not in love with the 11 dollar a gallon gasoline, the food lines, and the Martial Law that comes with an Iran attack? Then what? Oh, let me guess. They’ll call their CONgress critter, or their Senile-ator, right? Boy, that’ll sure be productive, when every one of those a**holes is belly up to the Military Industrial Complex Stock Market ‘drinks on us’ bar.

    Then what? Let’s say 100.0 percent of the population fell out of love with the blood and guts and veins in their teeth gig. Do you, a military guy just like a lot of us who fought in indochina were years ago, before you were a dream in your dad’s nutsack, think that it would matter a tinker’s damn what any of the proletariat class in this nation thinks about a war it suddenly fell out of love with?

    C’mon, dude! Surely you smokin the wrong brand of CRACK!!!!

    This country never met an illegal, unjust war it didn’t just love!!

    Get real, get a clue, and most of all, take a good hard look at your fellow countrymen and women. Do you honestly think they give a shit about who dies in this next war? Long as it AIN’T THEM (and believe me, with another episode of ‘Merkan Idle on the tube, it sure won’t be tonight, that’s on at 9 p.m. no matter what war we’re fighting!! :)

  3. James Morris on the 18. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    DEBORCHGRAVE: Guns of August

    http://tinyurl.com/GunsofAugust

  4. Greg Bacon on the 18. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    It doesn’t matter whether or not Americans will support a Iranian attack.

    We lost control of our government a long time ago and those who are in power, the thieves, liars, con artists and mass murderers who thrive on death and destruction, the ones in control, will make the decision and they don’t give a dman what We the People think.

  5. Bonnie on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    …represent the dark forces of Nature?”

    Oh, Pleeez! Don;’t blame Nature for the Dark.

    The Dark is the dark. Nature is ongoing, ongoing Life. When one one hand, something is destroyed, Nature produces more. Changes. It’s Balance. Improves. Continues. . That’s the meaning of the Green Man.

    The Dark is a dead end. It has NOTHING to do with Nature.

  6. Coleen Rowley on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    Great post! I think everyone’s right here as to whether Americans will or won’t back an attack on Iran. Anonymous’ low opinion of the American citizenry is about right and in any case, the people can always be brought to do the bidding of their leaders to go to war by simply telling them they are being attacked. 70% fell for the lie that Iraq was behind 9-11 for God’s sake and so it always works the same.

    But it only works to get a war started and at some point, the people slowly wake up and then some try to resist but by then it’s too late as no one can admit a mistake and there’s pressure to vindicate the mistakes and to “win” the war to make the sacrifice pay off.

    So there’s a short window to get public opinion, possibly a very short window, so “Americans won’t back an attack on Iran” and it’s right now.

    Nutjob Texas Representative Louie Gohmert is the sponsor of House Resolution 1553 for the U.S. to support an attack by Israel on Iran which has 46 Republican Representatives (including Minnesotan nutjob Michele Bachmann) as signatories. When Gohmert suffered a total meltdown in this TV interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQVfQCpYocQ) revealing he had no evidence for his fear-mongering rumors about a rumored plot for “terror babies” to be born in the U.S., I thought it provided an opening for main stream media to finally expose the insane manipulation led by fools that is going on, or at least that these nuts like Gohmert and Bachmann are attempting.

    I wonder why TIME Magazine, for instance, and the other main stream media even listen to someone like Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann. They have to know how dangerous it is to give credence to such hysterical nut politicians who lack military experience or understanding but who embrace new wars as if they are Marie Antoinette telling the people to “eat cake”.

  7. hp on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    Time to implement the “Delilah option.”

  8. Certianly Not Bush on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    I’d hope you’re right – it would be time people finally stood up for what is right.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think you are.

    Bush attacked Afghanistan for no reason whatsoever. Americans at large just stood by.

    Bush attacked Iraq for no reason whatsoever. Americans at large just stood by.

    Bush tortured innocent people for merely being suspected of wrongdoing. Americans at large just stood by.

    Bush eliminated most constitutional rights. Americans at large just stood by.

    Obama promised change, but the US is still bombing Iraq and Afghanistan, and still torturing innocent people, and basic constitutional rights haven’t been restored. Americans at large are just standing by.

    What makes you think attacking Iran would be any different?

    In my opinion, the US has turned into a country of powerless sheep who simply complain about the fact that the wolves have taken over and are deciding what to have for dinner, without doing anything about it. (I’ll admit any day that Obama is doing a better job than Bush, at least he’s [so far] not adding more atrocities – but he’s nowhere near good enough, not stopping any of the insane situations created by his predecessor.)

    PLEASE prove me wrong on this… Stop the madmen!

  9. D. Lagarde on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    and, oh yeah, BTW…Americans WILL support war against Iran just like Americans supported war against Iraq and Afghanistan (and many still do, despite what polls say)…this is true even for those who are not Christian Zionists or other. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Americans love war, at least until the body bags start coming home. Why? Blame the Scots-Irish influence (read Jim Webbs book “Born Fighting”) and the fact that almost 70% of Americans derive a benefit from war (either as employed soldiers and as family members, or as munitions workers and their families, or as anyone who gets benefits from being in the military, including young folks joining the military to pay for college. Many Americans think that if you haven’t joined the military you have not served your country. So, yes, Americans will go along with war against Iran, even if it ruins the economy and kills their kids. Most Americans couldn’t care less about how it affects Iranians!

  10. Rachel on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    TPTB are purposely imploding the US economy to force the young to join the military to avoid having draft protest after we attack Iran and enter WW3. What TPTB do not understand is attacking Iran will lead the public to look at Israel and the 9/11 connections.

    Attacking Iran would ironically lead the the death of Israel.

  11. Robertsgt40 on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    Actually, Israel was “created” by the Balfour Declaration in 1917(long before Hitler). The British govt GAVE the Jews a “homeland”(Palestine) that was not theirs to give. The declaration was the payoff for the Zionist Rothschilds(owners of the Bank of England, Federal Reserve and others)to get the U.S. into WWI, which England was losing badly. Germany offered peace that required the parties to go to pre WWI boundries and call it a day. England was starving. Once The U.S. was in the war, the Rothschilds continued to make their war profits and the Palestinians(the real semites as opposed to coverted Khazars) were doomed. Germany was just one of many Christian nations targeted for “regime change”(BTW, so are we)

  12. Tim King on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    OK, I concede that there are many reasons to conclude that my overall assumption is wrong, maybe I am being optimistic, maybe I am personally aware of a great deal of activism and progress that is taking place in spite of all of the pain generated by Israel. The ‘smoking crack’ comment was totally needless and stupid by the way.

  13. Debbie on the 19. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    I concur with Tim that this attack on Iran if it takes place will divide America for good. Americans are tired of war and a lying government. They came out in the millions to vote for CHANGE, REMEMBER? NOT TO VOTE FOR A BLACK PRESIDENT ?

  14. Earlaiman on the 20. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    “It doesn’t matter whether or not Americans will support a Iranian attack.” –Greg Bacon

    That about says it all, y’know…. it hardly matters what “the Americans” want, back or desire, or what they do NOT want, back or desire!

    They ain’t the ones who make the decisions anymore.

    I wonder if they ever were….

    Earlaiman

  15. Barney on the 20. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    Israel is not a place, but a state of mind that properly applies to the followers of Jesus Christ, not to the Khazarian death cult that now falsely pretends to be descended from the bloodthirsty tribe of Judah.

    The Khazar IMPOSTERS did not move to Israel. They moved to Palestine and blasphemously called it Israel.

    You say “The Palestinians have paid the price for Hitler’s dirty deeds for over sixty years now.” What dirty deeds? The Palestinians are being slaughtered simply for being there, for trying to live peacefully in their own country, a country wanted by God-hating, life-hating invaders who long ago abandoned their own nation in the Caucasus Mountains to infest the entire world.

    Stop blaming the people for all these endless wars for Zion and Mammon and start telling the truth for once. Get the neanderthals out of government and end their monopolistic control of the media. If we had honest reporting by people who dared to face the real truth, the criminals currently in control would be finished.

  16. Rob on the 28. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    “Greed, greed, greed! That is the motivation of capitalists, and the Israelis represent the first religion willing to charge interest in financing, which the Bible clearly states should not take place.”

    If this isn’t anti-semitic I don’t know what is.

    “British, Russian and American forces defeated the Third Reich so people could return to their homes and live in peace.” Did they? How many Germans were moved after the war? Millions. And Poles? Millions. Stalin actually looked to land grab within a few months of the war beginning on his soil while his forces were actually in retreat

    What you have written is simplistic and inaccurante and so generalistic to b worthless – history is rarely simple

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