I think it is time Americans say, "No" to further Middle Eastern wars or to support of the same. My letter below is pretty clear on my position. I suggest you send letters, (a very simple thing to do), to your senators and to the President.
It makes a difference. Apparently many in the Israeli government and military want to attack Iran ... soon. Before our November elections, so they can get support — of course.
Despite our long term close relationship with Israel and numerous ties, we must avert such a war. It is potentially nuclear, will certainly be cast as a "Zionist /Christian crusade against Islam," and may well lead to a third world war. It would be horrific and uncontainable.
Please, please, please.
Take five minutes and act right now. Silence on Issues like this one is tacit approval for whatever happens.
Dear Mr. President-Senator-etc.,
Please do everything possible to avert war with Iran. Our two wars, the Afghan and Iraqi wars, cost $1.3 trillion, killed thousands of well intentioned young Americans, maimed tens of thousands, both psychologically and physically and slaughtered hundreds of thousands of civilians who had Nothing to do with the despotic administrations.
For this price, we have nothing. Iraq is a disaster ... no more Democratic than before; we are still in Afghanistan, more die — it never ends. We have secured new enemies who hate our occupation and intervention, have offended our allies with this militarism and pressure to join the "willing" and the sole beneficiaries are huge corporations paid for weapons to destroy countries and then paid to rebuild what we have taken down.
Israel seems determined to go forth with strikes on Iran regardless of potential consequences that stagger the imagination. We must let Israel know that we oppose such radical and reckless actions and will not support, in any fashion, strikes on — let alone war with — Iran. Bombing Iran is like bombing a prison camp. The populace bear no responsibility for their administrations despotic and irresponsible policies.
Their blood will be on our hands and then ... Who are the despots? Such a war cannot be contained. Our gift to our children and their children must not be perpetual war.