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Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula

Published on: June 23, 2019

Filed Under: Connections to Today, Current Events: The Beat Goes On

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“When it comes to starting wars, we don’t even bother to change the script anymore.”

By Matt Taibbi, published by RollingStone, June 20, 2019

Here we go again. Iran has not only shot down an American spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz, but refuses to feel bad about it.

Iran’s General Hossein Salami — one assumes this is a real person — said of the drone downing, “We are completely ready for the war. Today’s incident is a clear sign of this accurate message.”

We all know what this means. This aggression will not stand, man.

Depending on who’s doing the counting, the United States has attempted to overthrow foreign governments roughly 72 times since World War II. The script is often the same, and the Iran drama is following it. Go back through history and you’ll often see these elements:

  • A FARAWAY STATE COMMITS AN ACT OF “AGGRESSION”
  • INTELLIGENCE TELLS US THERE IS IMMINENT THREAT OF MORE AGGRESSION
  • THE FOREIGN AGGRESSOR IS FOUND IN VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

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