Cynthia Chung is a lecturer, writer and co-founder and editor of the Rising Tide Foundation (Montreal, Canada).
Today’s ongoing sanctions against Iran cannot be understood in their full weight and international ramifications without this historical background.
It is clear that the current manoeuvres against Iran are not on behalf of anyone’s “security” but rather an attempt to force Iran to finally bend the knee and be reduced to a state of complete dependence.
Though the U.S. and Israeli military have done a good job at stealing the show, and though they certainly believe themselves to be the head of the show, the reality is that this age of empire is distinctly British.
Our enemy is the voice that whispers in our ears telling us not to believe in anything genuine or honest, that the world we live in will ultimately destroy itself and thus it is all about looking out for number one.
Let us recognise that it is within our duty and power to ensure this crisis is used to advance positive reforms of society, rather than passively permit ourselves to be gaslighted into accepting a dictatorship
We are bombarded day after day, hour after hour of reminders as to why the “enemy” is not human like us, not compassionate like us, not patient, just and wise like us.
The world is so evidently run by criminal activity that at this point we have become dependent on its dirty money to keep afloat the world economy.
It seems quite evident to many that the United States has been consumed by the same ambition and thus fate with that of the Roman Empire.
Trump, who is under attack from all sides within his own country, is not in a position to hold the CIA accountable for its past and future crimes.
We need to grow up, and grow up fast. We cannot afford to be led by childish stories of the boogeyman and be governed by fear so easily any longer.