President Trump’s decision earlier this month to assassinate Iran’s top military general on Iraqi soil – over the objection of the Iraqi government – has damaged the US relationship with its “ally” Iraq and set the region on the brink of war. Iran’s measured response – a few missiles fired on an Iraqi base after advance warning was given – is the only reason the US is not mired in another Middle East war.
In 2016 during the election campaign of Donald Trump one of the primary factors of his popularity among conservatives was that he was one of the first candidates since Ron Paul to argue for bringing US troops home and ending American involvement in the various elitists fabricated wars in the Middle East.
Don’t fall for the propaganda, though: America’s military forces aren’t being deployed abroad to protect our freedoms here at home. Rather, they’re being used to guard oil fields, build foreign infrastructure and protect the financial interests of the corporate elite. In fact, the United States military spends about $81 billion a year just to protect oil supplies around the world.
Whether you want it or not, the war with Iran has already begun. It is kind of sad that the pundits on our cable news channels are so clueless about what has happened. They seem to think that there is still a debate about whether we will go to war with Iran or not, but meanwhile, the Iranians believe that the war has already started.
There are a multitude of false assumptions out there on what the collapse of a nation or “empire” looks like. Modern-day Americans have never experienced this type of event, only peripheral crises, and crashes. Thanks to Hollywood, many in the public are under the delusion that a collapse is an overnight affair.
Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s power to initiate more military action in Iran. Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said this will limit the president’s ability to “wage war” arguing that Congress must prevent the White House from endangering American lives.