The Iran Non Deal
By David Anderson
12 August, 2015
A very dangerous game is being played by certain members of the American Jewish community. They are throwing their weight against the President in consort with those of the powerful anti-Obama Christian evangelical far right.
This became apparent to me as I tuned in to all the AM/FM radio broadcasts on my recent 800 mile drive from Florida to North Carolina. (all red states) I heard Christian broadcasting (some owned by FOX) rant and rave against the agreement, repeatedly quoting both anti-treaty Senator Chuck Schumer and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.
Also there was lots if talk about Jerusalem being where the Apocalypse will take place. Some said the Iranian event may be a sign that we are now in the “Last Days.”
I kept saying to myself: Where is their reality, where their rational thought? If the agreement is turned down, there is a high possibility of a protracted war with Iran. My country will have to invade that country to assure no nuclear production. Troops on the ground will be necessary. Missiles will not be enough. That “troops on the ground” fact has been established. Another reality; Iran has a strong military force on land and it will retaliate with religious fervor.
Many thousands of Iranians will die; in Iran many of them innocent women and children. Many thousands of American military will die. Many Israelis will die. Those injured will suffer for the rest of their lives. Additionally, as we discovered with Iraq, there will be long term geo political and religious consequences. Iranian hard liners will hate America even more than they do now. For them and their Mullahs this will be a religious war. Then, another problem; the war will be very costly for America. The fact is we have not paid for the last war. Our country will be weakened geo economically.
It will get worse. Those around the world of the Jewish faith should take note: Jews in Europe will face a hardening of the anti-Semitism already there. Muslim populations will be incensed. The move could backfire for Jews in the US too. As the Iranian war becomes more painful here, their considerable influence on the political process could provoke strong anti-Semitic resentment.
The deep and abiding feeling of Schumer and Dershowitz toward Israel is understandable; however, each should have given all of this more serious thought before staking his position so boldly. The same goes for others of like mind in the American Jewish community. Personal inclinations should be cast aside in favor of a Middle Eastern reality. The following question and answer may help:
What have we post Enlightenment peoples of the Western World learned over the last one hundred years about the Muslim nations in the Middle East and their peoples who were not a part of our Enlightenment?
Don’t stir the pot. Let it simmer. Take out a spoonful, add a spoonful; one spoon at a time.
David Anderson brings together a wide range of interests in his writings, namely; theology, history, evolutionary anthropology, philosophy, geopolitics, and economics. He has written three books. A fourth titled is near completion. It is about the need for a geo political, social, religious, economic paradigm shift for human survival. It calls for a radically different understanding of the relationship of Homo sapiens to Planet earth and the cosmos. It challenges the implicit ecological legitimacy of our political, social, religious, and economic institutions and makes recommendations as to how they can be restructured in order to meet oncoming demands. It spells out in chronological detail what is likely to occur if this does not take place. David is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Hawaii (Harvard Asia Pacific) Advanced Management Program. Over a thirty year career he was an international risk manager and senior executive at several of America's premier multinational institutions. During that period he became increasingly aware of the underlying cultural, institutional and religious causes of past and present civilizational dysfunction and conflict
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