As an anarchist, I feel it’s my moral duty to not only work toward domestic goals, but to also be aware of global policy and how it affects us all. We need to discuss what the larger framework is regarding the recent summit with Putin and Trump in Helsinki.
My personal take away of the summit is that the end goal is to engage in war with Iran. This is one possibility. I only say this because we’ve seen it before. The state, along with the state – backed media, can simply rip out a playbook from what led to our invasion with Iraq.
Moreover, Prior to the Saudi-USA alliance, Iran was the powerhouse of the Middle East. Iran still has a powerful military.
When Trump undermined the Iran deal and reversed the Obama led peace treaty with Iran, this should have agitated Syria, who allies with Iran. Russia allies with Syria and Russia has had a contentious on again off again alliance with Iran. I don’t see Russia intervening on Iran’s behalf should we invade Iran.
Soon, we will most likely see a strong propaganda campaign on the media trail shilling for war with Iran, escalating into hysterical accusations that Iran has a threatening arsenal of nuclear weapons and have postured to attack us.
Important to note nuclear deal expires in 2021. I imagine in 2020 or possibly as soon as 2019 we will most likely start seeing media mumblings about it. This would make sense because it would coincide with 2020 election debates. The nuclear deal, by the way, puts a cap on how many nuclear weapons countries can have. Typically, this deal is extended. And that’s what the two statesmen should have talked about. “We’ve extended the nuclear deal and it will remain in tact.” But not a word was said about it, which means the countries involved can increase how many nuclear weapons they can have , after the current deal expires in 2021.
In 2002 and 2003 we saw this same level of psy-op and manipulation when we accused Iraq of having weapons of mass destruction . What we’ve been seeing today about our “democracy being attacked “ or “treason or traitorous behavior” is the same kind of build up we saw in the media before we attacked Iraq. And like clockwork, the citizens became divided like they are today.
Anti war types are saying “we have no proof and we can’t keep causing the deaths of millions of innocent people through our war profiteering industry”
And nationalistic types who believe in American exceptionalism are ready to attack without proof and are easily manipulated by state backed corporate media, allowing their emotions and lack of geo-political history and facts to lead them
Anyone who stood up and said “ we have no tangible proof of such allegations and should not be attacking a country that has never attacked us” was shunned, fired from their jobs ( Phil donohue, Chris Hedges , ed Schultz just to name a few)