Quote of the day
1.12.2012 Leave a comment
In my judgment, the US government’s war preparations are driven by three factors.
One is the neoconservative ideology, adopted by the US government, that calls for the US to use its superior military and economic position to achieve world hegemony. This goal appeals to American hubris and to the power and profit that it serves.
A second factor is Israel’s desire to eliminate all support for the Palestinians and for Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Israel’s goal is to seize all of Palestine and the water resources of southern Lebanon. Eliminating Iran removes all obstacles to Israel’s expansion.
A third factor is to deter or slow China’s rise as a military and economic power by controlling China’s access to energy. It was China’s oil investments in eastern Libya that led to the sudden move against Libya by the US and its NATO puppets, and it is China’s oil investments elsewhere in Africa that resulted in the Bush regime’s creation of the United States Africa Command, designed to counter China’s economic influence with US military influence. China has significant energy investments in Iran, and a substantial percentage of China’s oil imports are from Iran. Depriving China of independent access to oil is Washington’s way of restraining and boxing in China.
What we are witnessing is a replay of Washington’s policy toward Japan in the 1930s that provoked the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Japan’s bank balances in the West were seized, and Japan’s access to oil and raw materials was restricted. The purpose was to prevent or to slow Japan’s rise. The result was war.
A war with China — that’s truly change we can believe in….
Roberts continues by asking:
We, as Americans, need to ask ourselves what all this is about? Why is our government so provocative toward Islam, Russia, China, Iran? What purpose, whose purpose is being served? Certainly not ours.
- REAL NEWS Jan. 12 (danimartextras.wordpress.com)
- Japan to reduce Iran oil imports, supporting US (newsok.com)
- Japan throws weight behind US for Iran sanctions (thehimalayantimes.com)
- Japan to buy less Iran oil, backing U.S. push – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Japan ‘to reduce oil imports from Iran’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Japan pledges to honor embargo, buy less Iranian oil – Los Angeles Times (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Japan ‘to cut Iran oil imports’ (sayou.wordpress.com)
- Geithner Presses China to Support Sanctions Against Iran (ibtimes.com)
- Japan to reduce Iran oil imports, supporting US (seattlepi.com)