Saturday, February 04, 2017
Dear General "Mad Dog" Mattis
Congratulations on your appointment as secretary of defense. You might find your job a lot easier if you pull your head out of your ass.
You have claimed that Iran is the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism. Obviously you're beating the war drums for some sort of military adventure against another Muslim country.
I can understand America flexing its muscles against the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism. Just look at all the terrorism that's plaguing the world today. We've got outfits like al Qaeda. Then there's Daesh, a.k.a. the Islamic State or ISIS. There are other branch operations including al Nusra, Boko Haram, and any number of Islamist militias, even criminal gangs.
And haven't they had a field day? America had the embassy bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, the World Trade Center parkade bombing, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, hostage beheadings, bomb plots, on and on and on. Britain, France, Spain, Germany - they've all suffered terrorist attacks.
Boy those Iranians have a f#cking nerve, don't they? Sponsoring all that terrorism. It's about time they got theirs. I'll say.
What, it's not Iran behind all this real terrorism? Iran is Shiite Muslim. All these terrorists are Sunni Muslim. The Taliban, al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, al Nusra - they're all Sunni. Not a Shiite among them?
The embassy bombings, the USS Cole, both World Trade Center attacks, the attack on the Pentagon, those hostage beheadings, the bomb plots, the terrorist attacks on England, Spain, France and Germany - all the handiwork of Sunni Islamists. Not one of them linked in any way with Iran.
Well, who is sponsoring this major Islamist terrorism? Who is feeding them money? Where did their insanely radical Sunni Islamist belief come from? What, Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia. That's not Iran. That's our friend, the whole House of Saud thing. It's the Saudis and every Sunni sheikh, emir and prince of every Gulf State that are sponsoring the mayhem in the Middle East. There's your "state sponsor of terrorism" Mad Dog.
"Alternative facts" have no place in this discussion General Jim. Attacking Iran would be aggressive war, a war crime.