Friday, 21 April, 2017

A letter: US leaders still threaten Iran

The following text is a letter written to the lcsun-news website by Yuram Abdullah Weiler from Las Cruces in New Mexico, United States.

Once again, the U.S. is targeting Iran for its alleged role in sponsoring “radical Islamic terrorism.”

According to national security adviser Flynn, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and engages in and supports violent activities that destabilize the Middle East.”

However, history shows that the U.S.- not Iran – is and has been destabilizing the Middle East for decades.

After a 1953 CIA coup ousted Iran’s Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, the U.S. supported the shah and his SAVAK secret police for 25 years. Inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini, Iranians rose up against the shah, but the U.S. did not support their wishes: four out of five Iranians wanted an Islamic government.

Placing economic sanctions on Iran in 1979, the U.S. supported Iraqi dictator Saddam in his war on Iran, ignored Saddam’s use of chemical WMD, and downed an Iranian passenger jet killing 290 people.

Yet, Iran was one of the few Muslim-majority nations that showed empathy for the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks. Iran aided the U.S. in defeating the Taliban in Afghanistan, only to have George W. Bush name Iran among the “axis of evil.”

Claiming that Saddam still possessed WMD, the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of refugees, many of whom Iran absorbed.

For a decade, the U.S. has pushed for military strikes based on false claims about Iran’s civilian nuclear program. Now, once again we are hearing about how “Iran’s senior leadership continues to threaten the United States and our allies.”

It would seem that, on the contrary, U.S. senior leadership continues to threaten Iran and her allies.

Yuram Abdullah Weiler

 

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2 Comments

  1. Amir

    February 15, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Ghobeh dastesh be goosht nemyresah- meegah boo mydeh. Now you have to take it or leave it. EU loves to replace US in Middle- East( West Asia). Petro Dollar or Petro Chinese Quan, or maybe petro Euro. I would recommend US immediately take actions to revive the Petro Dollar as soon as possible. If US loses the Petro Dollar in Middle- East, god bless America, we will be doomed in US; High inflation and beyond. We leave in a sand castle: it can collapse at anytime.

  2. Amir

    February 15, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Ghorbeh dastesh be goosht nemyresah- meegah boo mydeh. Now you have to take it or leave it. EU loves to replace US in Middle- East( West Asia). Petro Dollar or Petro Chinese Quan, or maybe petro Euro. I would recommend US immediately take actions to revive the Petro Dollar as soon as possible. If US loses the Petro Dollar in Middle- East, god bless America, we will be doomed in US; High inflation and beyond. We leave in a sand castle: it can collapse at anytime.

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