February 22, 2017

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Makes You Think? More Fearmongering by the Neo-conservatives

There is an email floating around, trying to stir up fear of Muslims and Persians by showing pictures of various countries decades ago versus today. It’s ironic that the U.S. media doesn’t tell us that our own government via the CIA was involved or responsible for some of this change as you’ll see. But what’s worse is the silence by the Democrats who were so anti-war 4 years ago and want to raise taxes to pay for it rather than make cuts. Who are you today Democrats and Republicans?
First, here is the email, complete with pictures;
Makes you think!IRAN 1970
IRAN 2012
AFGHANISTAN

EGYPT (Cairo University) 1959

EGYPT (Cairo University) 2012

NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam) 1980

NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam) 2012

… and some people still do not see a reason to worry ???

It was the U.S. who installed the Shah of Iran in 1953 (CIA led coup).Excerpt;”The coup was a turning point in modern Iranian history and remains a persistent irritant in Tehran-Washington relations. It consolidated the power of the shah, who ruled with an iron hand for 26 more years in close contact with the United States. He was toppled by Iranian Revolution of 1979. Later that year, “Students of Imam Line” went to the American Embassy, took diplomats hostage and declared that they had unmasked a “nest of spies” who had been manipulating Iran for decades.The Islamic government of Ayatollah Khomeini supported terrorist attacks against American interests largely because of the long American history of supporting the shah’s suppressive regime. Even under more moderate rulers, many Iranians still resent the United States’ role in the coup and its support of the shah.”

Here is a letter from someone who recently visited Iran;

Writes Rich Carlson:

I recently had an opportunity to visit Iran. Family and friends warned me not to go because everyone knows the people in Iran all hate Americans. I went anyway, in large part because listening to you and Ron Paul has changed my way of thinking. Before my personal paradigm shift, I would have believed all the warnings. Now, I am glad I ignored them. I found the Iranian people to be among the friendliest I have ever met anywhere in the world. I have new friends there that I will hold dear to my heart for the rest of my life. It was an amazing experience that I really do owe to you and Ron. Thank you.

When I joined the Army back in 1974 I recall a question on the application about serving in the Peace Corp. I asked the recruiter about the significance of the question. He told me that people who serve in the Peace Corp tend to become very attached to the people in the country where they served. If we ever go to war with that country the soldier might not be willing to fight. I recall thinking that perhaps everyone should be required to serve in the Peace Corp so nobody would be willing to fight anyone.

Oh how I wish a million Americans would visit Iran and meet the people there. If more Americans could see for themselves what I saw, they would demand our government change its policies toward these wonderful people.

I met the enemy … and I love them.

Regarding Afghanistan, remember, it was the U.S. who supported Osama bin Laden against the Soviets by supplying them weapons.

They forgot Libya where the U.S. spent $1 billion in a UN led coalition with al-Qaeda ties that toppled Ghadaffi.

They forgot Syria where the U.S. is funding al-Qaeda to kill Christians as 100,000 could die there in the year 2013.

Pretty soon we will see the same transformation in Pakistan if we don’t “change” our ways.

These last ones all from our Nobel Peace prize winning President.

As far as the Netherlands goes, just like here in Dearborn, MI, there are Muslim communities where this type of photo could be taken. Muslims only make up 5.8% of the population in the Netherlands and only 0.6% here in the United States. Is this a reason to worry? Hardly.

Netherlands; Roman Catholic 30%, Protestant 20% (Dutch Reformed 11%, Calvinist 6%, other Protestant 3%), Muslim 5.8%, other 2.2%, none 42% (2006)
United States: Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.)
The more I grow older, the more I see how U.S. meddling in foreign affairs is making matters worse for Christians and non- Christians alike, at the expense of a growing economy and the lives of not just U.S. soldiers, but that of many innocent victims of constant drone attacks by our current administration.  America is tired of wars which is the main reason John McCain lost to Obama. Now Obama wins a second term beating out warmonger Romney yet the Military Industrial Complex still thrives under the ever increasing world presence of our military, in Africa and elsewhere.
Obama is not held accountable by the Left leaning media and Fox News warmongers never criticize the war. Both parties are turning us slowly into Serfs.
End the Wars!