NEOCONSERVATIVES are foaming at the mouth as they agitate for war with Iran. The political consensus in the United States is that America’s hegemony must be preserved at all costs, regardless of how many innocent civilians die in the process.
President Donald Trump’s decision to not retaliate against the Iranians was wise, for it prevents the situation from reaching a point of total war. Two of Trump’s senior officials are well known for their neoconservative views. John Bolton, who serves National Security Advisor, and Mike Pompeo, who serves as Secretary of State, are two of the most war hungry individuals who surround President Trump.
Bolton supported all of the failed military interventions the West has embarked upon. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria have all been colossal disasters. Thousands of coalition forces returned in body bags from Iraq, which was a war entirely based on lies. Weapons of mass destruction? None existed. Saddam working with Al Qaeda? A fabrication. Saddam executed Al Qaeda operatives.
Regime change is the weapon of choice for the power-hungry neocons, who wish to subjugate millions of innocent people under the jackboot of the military-industrial complex. These foreign wars of aggression have destabilised the Middle East and Central Asia, thus giving rise to terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State, and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham.
On Saturday, Trump said he supports Bolton, though he disagrees with him on his hawkish views. Trump said “I disagree very much with John Bolton. His attitude in the Middle East and Iraq — was going into Iraq, I think that was a big mistake and I’ve been proven right but I’ve been against that forever. John Bolton is doing a very good job but he takes a generally tough posture.”
Bolton arrived in Israel on Saturday, where he is already drumming up support for military intervention against the Iranians. Bolton, Pompeo, and the neoconservative warmongers consistently make the false claim that Iran is the greatest sponsor of terror. Saudi Arabia is the greatest sponsor of terror and has committed egregious atrocities, including bombing funeral processions in Yemen.
The House of Saud bankrolls Wahabbi mosques throughout the West. These mosques consistently spread hate and terror. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is the only Democratic Party candidate for president that adequately calls out the “unholy alliance” she says exists between the States and Saudi Arabia. The vast majority of both major parties in the States support military intervention. This is one reason Trump triumphed against his opponents in both the Republican primaries and the general election. Trump ran on a platform of no more foreign invasions.
President Trump’s closeness with the Saudi regime is a continuation of American foreign policy. Such closeness with both the Saudi’s and the Netanyahu government may lead to a war with Iran. European countries should avoid assisting in any intervention in Iran. A military invasion of the country would be illegal under international law and would cause yet another massive refugee crises, which Europe cannot sustain.
Bolton, Pompeo, and the military-industrial complex must not escalate the situation further. A war would result in thousands of dead American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of dead Iranians, a massive spike in oil prices, and refugee crises which would permanently alter Europe’s future. President Trump should immediately remove both Bolton and Pompeo from his presidential administration for the sake of diplomacy.