Alright, so, with the impending American presidential election, and international media being absolutely flooded by news and coverage about the political climate in America, it’s not hard to notice that the the relations between the U.S and Iran are getting colder by the minute. Even President Obama, who disturbingly enough is considered as the more peaceful candidate has declared that “all options are on the table” – and therefore opened up for complete nuclear war.
Of course, starting a war isn’t a simple feat, it requires recourses on a great scale, both financial and in man-power. It demands that the majority of the people accepts the war, short of supporting it, as a necessary evil. As a result, American media has started to portray Iran as a genuine military threat, just like they did with Iraw, before the Americans' illegal invasion.
There are obvious reasons as to why war should be avoided at all costs, such as the financial and humanitarian consequences that follows an armed intervention on a nation scale. There are also some good reasons for why we should question the image that the biased media is portraying – and so, I’m going to give you three very objective and easy to understand reasons as to why an American invasion of Iran would be nothing but despicable.
1. According to what we know, Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.
The number one reason that’s used today to justify an American invasion is that Iran is supposedly developing a nuclear arsenal of their own. This is a very intimidating thought, of course (I don’t think there’s a single sane person on this earth that believes that any country should be in possesion of such weaponry), but according to America’s own research; that’s far from the truth. On the contrary actually, the U.S National Intelligence Estimate from 2007, a yearly estimate of threats to the national security, declared that: "with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program”. As far as I’m concerned, no further comment has been made on the case. This should disarm the warmongers’ possibly strongest argument.
2. Iran has never threatened to destroy Israel
One of the most common reasons to justify a preemptive strike on Iran is that the Irani president Ahmadinejad supposedly said that they wish to “wipe Isreael of the map”. This is often stated by the warmongers of America, despite the fact that it’s not correct at all, something that even the Deputy Prime Minister og Israel, Dan Meridor, has admitted (source: https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/18-2 ). Of course, it is very obvious that Iran doesn’t harbor any love for Israel, and would rather see the nation returned to the people of Palestine, something that they’re not alone with. However, this is not reason enough to warrant a war that would probably claim the lives of hundreds of thousands, if not millions – as some warmongers apparently believe.
3. To threaten or attack Iran is an international crime
It seems as if very few are aware of this, as the leaders of our modern superpowers very arrogantly, and blatantly, chooses to ignore the law. According to the second article of the United Nations statutes it’s both illegal and an international violation to attack, or even threaten another sovereign state with the use of violence. For us that know our history, it’s fairly common knowledge that this isn’t something new, but still it is a law that is repeatedly violated by the United States of America, the most recent and self-explanatory example being the illegal and criminal invasion of Iraq. It seems as if this laws means nothing at all to the leaders of the U.S, as they, without any shame, breaks the international laws by stating that they’ll attack Iran, unless they get their will though. But for us who respect the international laws of the U.N, this is an obvious argument against a military intervention.
Combine all of this with the fact that Iran is not a military threat (source: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov...2004-14-10.pdf ), and it should be clear to anyone that a military attack by the U.S would be nothing but pure insanity.