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Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Another Middle Eastern War?

Recommendation to write officials in oppositon to a war with Iran or to supporting an Israeli pre-emptive strike.

I think it is time Americans say, "No" to further Middle Eastern wars or to support of the same. My letter below is pretty clear on my position. I suggest you send letters, (a very simple thing to do), to your senators and to the President.

It makes a difference. Apparently many in the Israeli government and military want to attack Iran ... soon. Before our November elections, so they can get support — of course.

Despite our long term close relationship with Israel and numerous ties, we must avert such a war. It is potentially nuclear, will certainly be cast as a "Zionist /Christian crusade against Islam," and may well lead to a third world war. It would be horrific and uncontainable.

Please, please, please.

Take five minutes and act right now. Silence on Issues like this one is tacit approval for whatever happens.

Sample letter:

Dear Mr. President-Senator-etc.,

Please do everything possible to avert war with Iran. Our two wars, the Afghan and Iraqi wars, cost $1.3 trillion, killed thousands of well intentioned young Americans, maimed tens of thousands, both psychologically and physically and slaughtered hundreds of thousands of civilians who had Nothing to do with the despotic administrations.

For this price, we have nothing. Iraq is a disaster ... no more Democratic than before; we are still in Afghanistan, more die — it never ends. We have secured new enemies who hate our occupation and intervention, have offended our allies with this militarism and pressure to join the "willing" and the sole beneficiaries are huge corporations paid for weapons to destroy countries and then paid to rebuild what we have taken down.

Israel seems determined to go forth with strikes on Iran regardless of potential consequences that stagger the imagination. We must let Israel know that we oppose such radical and reckless actions and will not support, in any fashion, strikes on — let alone war with — Iran. Bombing Iran is like bombing a prison camp. The populace bear no responsibility for their administrations despotic and irresponsible policies.

Their blood will be on our hands and then ... Who are the despots? Such a war cannot be contained. Our gift to our children and their children must not be perpetual war.

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Alfred May 16, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Brian you forgot your glorious leader, Barack Hussein Obama.
Brian Carlson May 16, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Alfred.... Thanks! Your are absolutely right! You did see I got Hillary on the list!
skinnyDUDE May 16, 2012 at 11:49 PM
@ Lyle .....I think you mistook the tool box for your own tackle box and all you found is a WORM! Stop squirming already with your non sense. miscalculations with Nuclear weapons certainly will have more impact on the environment than this hoax of global warming. Unfortunately , when they go off in your face no one is left to say I told you so ! Stakes are to HIGH to be a fool. Wake up this is never been a world for weaklings! Iran and Israel certainly believe that , why don't you? We will have to choose a side as the are other players namely Israel who will rightly strike 1st. At that point, the USA will have to react. These issues are way beyond your non sense.
Bewildered May 16, 2012 at 11:50 PM
So Lyle, long time...no talk. Question: do you support Obama's stated policy that Israel should return to its 1968 boundaries ?
St. Swithin May 17, 2012 at 03:12 AM
@J.B said "Where can I find a list of current US covert actions?" ROTFLMAO - That is the funniest thing I have heard today. J.B., I think you need to look up the word 'covert'. If you are actually interested in learning something, you could quit reading NewsMax and start monitoring military and foreign affairs blogs like I do. Then you would get a mix of informed rumors and speculation by knowledgeable and experienced people that have contacts in the special ops and covert fields. The best stuff, of course, is classified and they won't openly discuss it. But you can get a feel for it on the right blogs. At the same time you can learn from experts why attacking Iran is such a stupid idea. I recommend http://www.foreignpolicy.com/ as a starting point.

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