What "basis" does the USA have for attacking Iran?
I mean SERIOUSLY.
Who are the other nations who are supporting the USA and will be allies with us during the "War?" Israel? LOL, yeah, all they have ever asked from us is money and nuclear knowledge so they can obtain nukes. Are there any other countries?
Boo, please site a source which states that. I have not seen ONE.
- DARLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
They intend to provoke a basis.
Have you seen this?
"Ron Paul gave a speech on the House floor today condemning the “virtual war resolution” soon to be considered by the House of Representatives. This bill already has 208 co-sponsors, and will likely be voted on after the 4th of July holiday. A related bill is being worked on in the Senate, with 29 Cosponsors. Many of the cosponsors are Democrats. Who says the Democratic Party is the anti-war party? You can see the video of Dr. Paul speaking out forcefully against this resolution here, sadly to a nearly empty House chamber.
It is time for Americans to join together against this insanity. Please take the time to understand your representative’s position on this resolution, and let him or her know that the American people do not want another war. Below is an unofficial transcript of Dr. Paul’s speech:
Today the Dow Jones Average was down 350-some points, gold was up $32, and oil was up another $5. There is a lot of chaos out there and everyone is worried about $4 gasoline. But I don’t think there is a clear understanding exactly about why that has occurred.
We do know that there is a supply and demand issue, but there are other reasons for the high cost of energy. One is inflation. In order to pay for the war that has been going on, and the domestic spending, we’ve been spending a lot more money than we have. So what do we do? We send the bills over to the Federal Reserve and they create new money, and in the last three years, our government, through the Federal Reserve and the banking system has created $4 trillion of new money. That is one of the main reasons why we have this high cost of energy and $4 per gallon gasoline.
But there is another factor that I want to talk about tonight, and that is not only the fear of inflation and future inflation, but the fear factor dealing with our foreign policy. In the last several weeks, if not for months, we have heard a lot of talk about the potential of Israel and/or the United States bombing Iran. And it is in the marketplace. Energy prices are being bid up because of this fear. It has been predicted that if bombs start dropping, that we will see energy prices double or triple. It is just the thought of it right now that is helping to push these energy prices up. And that is a very real thing going on right now.
But to me it is almost like deja vu all over again. We listened to the rhetoric for years and years before we went into Iraq. We did not go in the correct manner, we did not declare war, we are there and it is an endless struggle. And I cannot believe it, that we may well be on the verge of initiating the bombing of Iran!
Leaders on both sides of the isle, and in the administration, have all said so often, ‘No options should be taken off the table — including a nuclear first strike on Iran.’ The fear is, they say, maybe some day [Iran is] going to get a nuclear weapon, even though our own CIA’s National Intelligence Estimate has said that the Iranians have not been working on a nuclear weapon since 2003. They say they’re enriching uranium, but they have no evidence whatsoever that they’re enriching uranium for weapons purposes. They may well be enriching uranium for peaceful purposes, and that is perfectly legal. They have been a member of the non-proliferation treaties, and they are under the investigation of the IAEA, and El Baradei has verified that in the last year there have been nine unannounced investigations and examinations of the Iranian nuclear structure and they have never been found to be in violation. And yet, this country and Israel are talking about a preventive war — starting bombing for this reason, without negotiations, without talks.
Now the one issue that I do want to mention tonight is a resolution that is about to come to this floor if our suspicions are correct, after the July 4th holiday. And this bill will probably be brought up under suspension. It will be expected to be passed easily. It probably will be. And it is just more war propaganda, just more preparation to go to war against Iran.
This resolution, H.J. Res 362 [listed as H. Con. Res 362 online] is a virtual war resolution. It is the declaration of tremendous sanctions, and boycotts and embargoes on the Iranians. It is very, very severe. Let me just read what is involved if this bill passes and what we’re telling the President what he must do:
This demands that the President impose stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains and cargo entering or departing Iran, and prohibiting the international movement of all Iranian officials.
This is unbelievable! This is closing down Iran. Where do we have this authority? Where do we get the moral authority? Where do we get the international legality for this? Where do we get the Constitutional authority for this? This is what we did for ten years before we went into Iraq. We starved children - 50,000 individuals it was admitted probably died because of the sanctions on the Iraqis. They were incapable at the time of attacking us. And all the propaganda that was given for our need to go into Iraq was not true.
And it is not true today about the severity [of the need to attack Iran]. But they say, “Yeah, but Ahmadinejad — he’s a bad guy. He’s threatened violence.” But you know what? Us threatening violence is very, very similar."
Links to the legislation can be found through the Campaign for Liberty link, and if you go to the comments there are ways to protest this, or go directly to your rep, or through congress.org
- 1 decade ago
None, but the propaganda war by the government against our own people continues. The media and government have been selling us this new war for some time now.
The criminals behind it care not if oil goes to $300. The agenda is new world order, just like Daddy Bush wanted. New world order = 2 classes of people, elites and poor people. To the criminals behind the war agenda, it would be a convenience for their agenda if by taking out Iran, they also destroy the middle class. It should come as no surprise that the EU is cooperating. EU is a creation of the new world order gang.
We are not being told the truth about Iran by the government or the media. Even on the rare occasion that a truthful statement (unsupportive of war) comes out of the Pentagon, the media either blacks it or minimizes it.
DAR says it all. We may be in serious trouble here folks. It behooves me how we did not learn from the Iraq war. We know that the government and media provided false and misleading information. We see the consequences of that, yet most of our people are falling into the same propaganda trap. What happened to us as a people? When did we stop doing our own thinking? Why are we so gullible to believe everything we hear in the media even though we now know what they persuaded us about Iraq was not true. God help us!
I implore people to get their news about Iran from independent news sources. Google it! At the very least, take the time to read some different views.
I answered a question here today about martial law. Half of the people answering believe it "conspiracy theory" that the president has authority to declare martial law without congressional approval. If that indicates the level of awareness of half the population, then there is no stopping this Iran war. There are criminals in the government, controlling our foreign policy. If we don't tune in to that soon, we are done like dinner, and so are the Iranians.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Dear don't worry.You will never attack us unless of course you want oil prices to rock the sky (estimated up to 300 dollars) you're too bright for being an American.I'm so proud of you.Let's others read this:
America: the only country that has ever used nukes and openly threatens to use it against Iran, The number of wars in which America has been involved is countless
America: The sole denier of human rights and the defier of U.N and the disturber of the world
America: The only supporter of terrorist Israel which illegally possesses 200 at least and 500 at most nuclear warheads
America: The country that is after power, oil and domination in the middle east, the only disturber in the region
Iran: The country that has never invaded anyone in the past 400 years, a totally peaceful nation that lost 1 million people because America supported terrorist Saddam and gave him biological weapons
Iran: The country that acts within the borders of international laws to get her inalienable rights
America: The country which defies the N.P.T which sys they should get rid of their nukes
Iran: The country that wants nuclear energy for electricity but considering the fact that there are some terrorists who wants to bomb it, it has every right to acquire nukes to defend 70 million innocent people
I could go on and on and on
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Just the mention of preemptive attack against North Korea two years ago has begun to change their stance. They just recently blew up one of their nuclear facilities. They've also turned all of their nuclear documentation over to us here. Yes even the mention of preemptive strike can have favorable results. Especially when they know we can and will do it.
In the case dealing with Iran. The EU recently froze all of their financial assets. now Iran is very open to allowing the US back in to establish a small embassy there.
This goes back to when Iran was Persia. Talk about holding a grudge.
I also believe Iran would be better served exploring Alternative energy production. Their terrain alone provides the foundation for this. If they decide to approach this idea however, think "true energy independence". Not like here where they want to put everything upon a socialist controlled energy grid.
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- Psycho MagnetLv 61 decade ago
Israel is the ONLY "basis" we have for attacking Iran and that's no basis at all (hello "USS Liberty"). Attacking Iran was a "promise" made to Israel back in the earlier years of the Bush administration.
As former CIA and Presidential Intelligence adviser Ray McGovern recently said "16, that's all of them, 16 intelligence agencies in the US government concluded, just last year, around this time, that Iran had ceased working on the nuclear weapons related part of its nuclear program." He then noted that the overwhelming majority of the US public has never heard that fact and has no idea Iran completely stopped its nuclear weapons program in 2003.
This is the one point where we either prove our stupidity as a society or actually learn from history -- by either buying the crap our President is selling us (which contradicts every one of our intelligence reports) or we realize this is the exact same scam that was pulled to lure us into Iraq - which also contradicted our (obviously true) intelligence reports.
Iran posses no threat to us. Hell, it was WE who armed Iraqi's to fight them (who then used those weapons against us later) and WE who shot down a Iranian commercial airliner for (apparently) "fun" a number of years back. In back, it was big daddy Bush who then said "he will never apologize for the United States no matter what" -- Wow! That's classy when you kill 200+ civilians for no reasons at all while illegally in Iranian waters.
Putting that aside; Israel is nuclear capable. So we're expected to believe that Iran wants a bomb to use against Israel in which case they would destroy themselves in the process? That's just BS to the tenth degree and anyone who can't see it or smell it is a complete fool.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
We have no legitimate reason for bombing Iran. However, you know Bush and Co are going to think up something, even if they have to fabricate something. The same way they did with Iraq. I just hope that this time the American people will say enough is enough. I think we have done enough damage, not only to other countries, but to our own country.
Just look at the economy. You know there is going to be a depression. How can it be avoided? It really can't. People are having to pawn things just to get gas to get back and forth to work. I think that is part of the governments plan. Cripple the American population. How can we possibly fight back then? We won't be able to afford to.
Wake up America, before it is too late. If it isn't already.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well for all intents and purposes the US is playing a global strategy game.
This is why Iraq was invaded.
You see the global economy is dependent upon a finite resource (fossil fuels).
Being that Iran is a potential political enemy of US interests and being that they are attempting to become a nuclear power with close proximity to a large percentage of that aforementioned finite resource the US has established a spring board from which they can decisively strike should Iran attempt to exercise undue ambition that threatens US interests.
Now the real question here is whether the US is being ethical in its policies and if we should not be concentrating on liberating ourselves from dependence upon a finite resource?
These questions are much better in my opinion.Source(s): Common sense, well mostly.
- 1 decade ago
OIL. THEY HAVE IT, WE WANT IT. Without oil the modern world comes to a crashing halt. Power changes hands. The first world will be third world and the third world will be first world. Nuclear intentions is a smoke screen to scare Americans, nothing they build could reach here. Israel, maybe. Now you're talking about the biggest lobby in America. Who are chomping at the bit to be the overseers of US oil interests for the region. Israel's insecurity is second only to the US. fear and control join these two at the hip, something like Masterblaster from "Thunderdome"
- Avner Eliyahu RLv 61 decade ago
It has no basis, but some people in the White House are looking for some "basis" for the US to attack Iran, God forbid. And true, it is an absurd to attack a country with millions of people who lived there for thousands of years for the sake of a state which I believe has the largest % of people who came from other people to settle there, and not as refugees.
- MephistoLv 51 decade ago
The same Reasons for attacking Iraq - N O N E..
We trained the Taliban, Al-Qeada is a remnant of the force. We denounce Irans/Syrias internvention in Iraq with their ideas regime change.
Funny how the US thrashes on world stage when Iran cross the borders into Iraq for their(Iran) purpose. Yet it is perfectly legal for US to do this..Source(s): This is no longer about allies, rather, who will have the valls to make the first charge against this Administration.... and how will the Citizen React...