Many around the world are worried that the US and Iran might get into a war, which could possibly even pull in Russia.
I’m not one of these people.
I have no fear of Iranian or Russian missiles falling into Montana anytime soon, or even upon coastal US cities.
Personally, I think the corporate media wants a war with Iran more than anything. Yellow journalism sells papers. The arms dealers will make bank as well.
Sadly, there will be no war.
Around 60% of Iran’s population is under the age of 40. In fact, the country is ruled by a small group of old, white, gray-haired men that think religion is the most important thing in life.
Most of Iran’s population doesn’t agree with these geezers. The economy these geezers have set up is not helping the young. In fact, I believe if those old geezers try to start a war, the young will rise up and remove those geezers from power.
Should have been done decades ago.
No, what worries me are India and Pakistan.
These countries hate each other. They fought wars with each other in ‘47, ‘65, ‘71, and again in ‘99. Three of those wars have been over a speck of land called Kashmir (86,000 square miles).
While it’s true the two countries only have 2% of the world’s nuclear weapons, that’s still more than enough to kill 125 million people, mostly because of the massive global temperature shifts that would result.
India has 140 nukes while Pakistan has 160.
Iran has zero nukes.
Our corporate media doesn’t want to pay much attention to India and Pakistan, because the narrative in the US for the past 20 years is that these countries are our friends.
That’s a big reason why hardly anyone heard about India’s decision to end the 70-year privileged status of Kashmir a few months ago, which cut off all internet and phone service while the troops moved in and the tourists were ordered out.
The reason this speck of land is so fought-over is water. Here’s how the Diplomat put it in 2016:
“Why is Kashmir so important to India, Pakistan, and China?
The answer is the glaciers and fresh water they provide to the region and to India. The glacial waters that flow through Kashmir provide water and electricity to a billion people in India. Pakistan also relies heavily on glacial waters flowing from the region to prop up its agricultural sector.
With a growing population and increased need for electricity, India has looked to the region to develop more hydro facilities. Pakistan fears that India may divert water necessary for irrigation, and use water as a weapon against Pakistan.”
Our corporate media rarely mentions this resource. Water is also a big reason so many are fleeing Africa and heading across the Mediterranean into Europe. Drought is hitting the world in many places, and this means people can’t farm and therefore can’t eat.
Matters of life and death.
Currently our corporate media will have you worrying about Iran all weekend. It’ll be the big news story on all the networks.
But what else is going on in the world...what aren’t we being told?
I encourage you to find alternative media sources that provide you with a greater insight into the world in which you live.
Please don’t get caught up in the war frenzy being pushed by the military industrial complex.
Use your head. Be smart. America needs that at the moment.