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  • John MacDougall
    commented 2019-05-18 17:17:39 -0400 · Flag
    Agree
  • Michael Painton
    commented 2019-05-18 12:02:44 -0400 · Flag
    Until the Bilderberg Group is confronted and jailed nothing will change.
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-05-17 13:07:02 -0400
    By Arundhati Roy
    “Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness — and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling — their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.”

    “Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe.”

    “The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.”
    Arundhati Roy
  • Michael Painton
    commented 2019-05-17 10:53:05 -0400 · Flag
    It’s all to protect Israel and a jobs program here.What a shame.
  • David Morrow
    commented 2019-05-16 23:08:47 -0400 · Flag
    As I learn more about these stupid endless wars that kill innocent people from around the world, and what these wars are all about I wish I would have never entered into military service back in 1979. These wars need to stop; these false flags need to stop; and the bloodshed needs to stop. The USA government is wasting money on all these endless wars. We need to get completely out of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria along with the other countries that we’re at war with.
    With China and Russia being close allies with Iran and Venezuela these propped up and false flag wars might start WW3. I hope that it doesn’t happen, but I don’t see it any other way.
  • Vivian Weinstein
    commented 2019-05-16 21:16:00 -0400 · Flag
    No more lies and No more wars. The world including Americans cannot shed another drop of blood. We are still at war in 7 countries and we will bankrupt the economy if the president carries out this insane policy of the week ,. (last week was Venezuela). Only the congress can and must stop him.
  • Lorraine Saenz
    followed this page 2019-05-16 18:58:00 -0400
  • Amy Harlib
    commented 2019-05-15 06:42:23 -0400 · Flag
    END ALL WARS.
  • Jane Garsson
    commented 2019-05-14 21:59:46 -0400 · Flag
    It is absurd that the U.S. is provoking war with the peaceful sovereign country of Iran, on behalf of Apartheid Israel; as the Nuclear arsenal at Dimona is the real threat to the Middle East.
    No more regime change wars for oil!
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-05-14 21:23:06 -0400
    Iran is a civilization that dates back to thousand of years, unlike the USA which is about 243 years, and is located on Turtle Island, later renamed the Americas. Turtle Island was the name used by First Nations or Aboriginals, the original inhabitants. The USA in its short life, has had numerous wars with other countries, its time for the USA to promote PEACE.

    IRAN – Contributions to Civilization
    “In Iran, the Silk Road was of special importance. Considering the role of silk in ancient times, it can be said that the history of Iran and the Silk Road were intertwined. The Silk Road connected old centers of Iranian civilization that were located along the route. The trade and cultural exchange between the two great countries of Iran and China were carried out via the Silk Road.”

    “Iran made great contributions to the booming of silk trade and to the exportation of this commodity to the West. During the Parthian era, the Silk Road was still an important route for the exchange of commodities between various countries. Some steps were taken to repair and expand the Silk Road during the reign of the Parthian Emperor Mehrdad II, the Great. "

    “In this period Iran signed the first trade agreement with China, which was under the rule of the Huns. Chang Ki Yen was the head of a 100-man delegation that visited Iran. In his account of his travel to Iran, he gave some very interesting information about life in the Parthian Empire.”

    “According to the Chinese envoy, there were clever businessmen in Iran who made silk and shining paints. In the year 97 CE another ambassador named Kam Ying was dispatched to Iran by the famous Chinese warrior Pan Chao. Following him, another ambassador came to Iran who wrote, “the Romans intend to enter into silk trade with China via Iran but the Parthians are reluctant to let them do so. They themselves want to be the intermediary in China’s silk business.”

    “Iran, as a country located between China and Europe, played a key role in connecting various cultures and civilizations that existed along the Silk Road. After so many centuries, the road still invites all governments along its course to expand their ties and revive their old culture and civilization.”
    source:
    http://www.iranchamber.com/history/articles/contribution_iranian_civilization_silkroad.php
  • Malcolm Bush
    commented 2019-05-14 20:24:31 -0400 · Flag
    Thank you for my email, This Iran crisis has me seriously worried; although the whole world seems to be moving towards anarchy. I believe the US Gov is following the same path as in the war with Iraq. Both the US and UK are deep in debt; and both have politicians who want to spend vast fortunes on weapons and ability to make war.
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-05-12 19:30:53 -0400
    Iran is a civilization that dates back to thousand of years, unlike the USA which is about 243 years, and is located on Turtle Island, later renamed the Americas. Turtle Island was the name used by First Nations or Aboriginals, the original inhabitants. The USA in its short life, has had numerous wars with other countries, its time for the USA to promote PEACE.

    “A number of trading routes, connecting Europe to China are called the Silk Road, although the term is fairly new. These long distance trades were taking place since 1st century B.C till the 15th century A.D. Besides the Silk Road, there are other famous routes such as Spice route, where both China and India were the main destinations. Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, pepper and turmeric, along with ancient medicines were transported on the spice routes.”

    “Do you know what Iran was doing at the time?
    Iran, or so-called Great Persia at the time, was a major actor in the trading route. Silk fabrics were also made in Iran, so Persians would get the material such as silk from the east, and sell the finished product to the westerners. In fact, only quite a few merchants would travel all the way from the Mediterranean to China and get back. The journey would be about 7000 km (4000 miles), and there were many hazards and dangers on the way. Many of them would travel short distances to the next market and exchange their goods and go back. That is why Iran’s location was substantial on the trade routes.”
    source:
    The Ancient Paths. Discover Old Persia On The Silk Road
  • Malcolm Bush
    commented 2019-05-12 15:46:49 -0400 · Flag
    I am outside of the United States, but campaign towards the US and UK Governments regarding these issues. The UK Gov are in real terms under the control of the United States anyway. In the UK there has been very little news about Venezuela, and what little there as been was very pro regime change. Sanctions were never mentioned and all blame regarding financial matters was said to be because of government corruption.
  • Elizabeth Williams
    commented 2019-05-12 11:24:44 -0400 · Flag
    Mr. Bolton is exaggerating a previously-implemented action in order to distract from the crumbling dream of a Trump-led, alt-right dictatorship.
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-05-09 09:47:09 -0400
    IRAN – Contributions to Civilization
    “In Iran, the Silk Road was of special importance. Considering the role of silk in ancient times, it can be said that the history of Iran and the Silk Road were intertwined. The Silk Road connected old centers of Iranian civilization that were located along the route. The trade and cultural exchange between the two great countries of Iran and China were carried out via the Silk Road.”

    “Iran made great contributions to the booming of silk trade and to the exportation of this commodity to the West. During the Parthian era, the Silk Road was still an important route for the exchange of commodities between various countries. Some steps were taken to repair and expand the Silk Road during the reign of the Parthian Emperor Mehrdad II, the Great. "

    “In this period Iran signed the first trade agreement with China, which was under the rule of the Huns. Chang Ki Yen was the head of a 100-man delegation that visited Iran. In his account of his travel to Iran, he gave some very interesting information about life in the Parthian Empire.”

    “According to the Chinese envoy, there were clever businessmen in Iran who made silk and shining paints. In the year 97 CE another ambassador named Kam Ying was dispatched to Iran by the famous Chinese warrior Pan Chao. Following him, another ambassador came to Iran who wrote, “the Romans intend to enter into silk trade with China via Iran but the Parthians are reluctant to let them do so. They themselves want to be the intermediary in China’s silk business.”

    “Iran, as a country located between China and Europe, played a key role in connecting various cultures and civilizations that existed along the Silk Road. After so many centuries, the road still invites all governments along its course to expand their ties and revive their old culture and civilization.”

    http://www.iranchamber.com/history/articles/contribution_iranian_civilization_silkroad.php
  • Janis Bee
    commented 2019-05-08 21:53:02 -0400 · Flag
    Iran kept up its end of the bargain, thump DID NOT. Stop the sanctions; NO war with Iran!
  • Janis Barns
    followed this page 2019-05-08 21:51:18 -0400
  • Billy Angus
    commented 2019-05-08 18:47:09 -0400
    GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!!
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-05-08 09:29:36 -0400
    Iran is a civilization that dates back to thousand of years, unlike the USA which is about 243 years, and is located on Turtle Island, later renamed the Americas. Turtle Island was the name used by First Nations or Aboriginals, the original inhabitants. The USA in its short life, has had numerous wars with other countries, its time for the USA to promote PEACE.

    A number of trading routes, connecting Europe to China are called the Silk Road, although the term is fairly new. These long distance trades were taking place since 1st century B.C till the 15th century A.D. Besides the Silk Road, there are other famous routes such as Spice route, where both China and India were the main destinations. Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, pepper and turmeric, along with ancient medicines were transported on the spice routes.

    Do you know what Iran was doing at the time?
    Iran, or so-called Great Persia at the time, was a major actor in the trading route. Silk fabrics were also made in Iran, so Persians would get the material such as silk from the east, and sell the finished product to the westerners. In fact, only quite a few merchants would travel all the way from the Mediterranean to China and get back. The journey would be about 7000 km (4000 miles), and there were many hazards and dangers on the way. Many of them would travel short distances to the next market and exchange their goods and go back. That is why Iran’s location was substantial on the trade routes.
    source:
    The Ancient Paths. Discover Old Persia On The Silk Road
  • Johanna Tallbacka
    commented 2019-05-08 03:02:01 -0400 · Flag
    All USAs war have influence in europe (and Turkey can blackmail), refugees. The reason that shamefully in here is raising popularity to conservatism- anti everything. Poland, Hungary, Italy.
    You rich people, who are recieving lots of many, when war is going, go your self in frontline, off your big sofas. European union in not threat to you. We all should be neighbour, cause we live in the same ball.
    OBSESSION TO POWER IS SIN ABOVE ALL, it causes all those 7 sins.
  • Denise Chesna
    commented 2019-05-08 01:12:09 -0400 · Flag
    Say no to war with Iran being they are no actually threat to the US. Also reenact the nuclear treaty. It’s time to stop the madness of perpetual war before it’s too late. This action would perpetrate World War 3 or is that what you want? Please stand up to the war hawks for the sake of all humanity.
  • John MacDougall
    followed this page 2019-05-07 23:07:31 -0400
  • Sucy Varughese
    commented 2019-05-07 20:46:02 -0400 · Flag
    DECLARE WAR ON POVERTY AND NOT COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
  • Larry Maxwell
    commented 2019-05-07 20:04:06 -0400
    As a Vietnam veteran who read the Pentagon Papers and as member of Veterans For Peace, I implore you to reject this latest exercise this latest exercise in reckless imperialism. Thank you for you attention.
  • George Grider Grider
    followed this page 2019-05-07 18:47:17 -0400
  • Carol Edwards
    commented 2019-05-07 18:28:39 -0400 · Flag
    I am a voting constituent of yours and a donor as well. You have represented my issues fairly all during your term of office. I feel that it is critical that this administration not be allowed to lead us into yet another Middle East War Disaster. For an entirely bogus set of threats and behaviors, most of which our ‘allies’ (Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Gulf States), practice frequently and aggressively. Bolton, et al, have an obsession with Iran that verges on the hysterical. Please stop them from this cruel debacle.
    I have lived and worked in Iran, my husband is Iranian, we are both agnostic, and do not feel that Religious Governments serve the needs of the people well, including those of Iran. We would like to see a secular government, but having lived through many changes/revolutionary times, it seems clear to me that overturning governments is a very dangerous business for which the US is singularly unprepared to deal. The disastrous aftermaths of our attempt to impose ‘democracy’ in country after country has left the Middle East in a shambles. Tyrannical governments are awful, chaos is even worse and more difficult to manage toward positive governance.
    Do not let these reckless war hawks drag us into another illegal invasion of a sovereign nation.
    We are destroying any trace that remains of what the US used to stand for in the world and the good will it brought.
  • neysha sima
    commented 2019-05-07 18:10:39 -0400
    “Just for an example of the challenge the Trump administration faces in isolating Iran economically, Iranian trade with Denmark grew 11% in 2017, but the kicker is that Iranian exports to Denmark grew nearly 38%, giving Iran a highly favorable balance of payments. Denmark is hardly Venezuela. It is a conservative, small northern European country that belongs to NATO. But like much of Europe it has embraced the 2015 nuclear deal, which removed international economic sanctions on Tehran. The Republicans in the US Congress have never accepted that deal and have tried to spike it by keeping US sanctions on Iran and, mafia-like, threatening third parties who trade with Iran. But the world increasingly just doesn’t care. Denmark and Iran did $320 mn. in trade last year and that is small potatoes compared to what the rest of Europe has in mind.”
    source:
    http://www.iranreview.org/content/Documents/Europe-s-big-Plans-for-Iran-Trade-announce-Independence-from-Trump-s-Washington.htm
  • Toula Siacotos
    commented 2019-05-07 16:45:53 -0400
    Trump continues to do the bidding for Israel who wants war with Iran. Washington needs to go to the source of the problem, Israel!
  • Carol Edwards
    commented 2019-05-07 15:39:14 -0400
    I am a voting constituent of yours and a donor as well. You have represented my issues fairly all during your term of office. I feel that it is critical that this administration not be allowed to lead us into yet another Middle East War Disaster. For an entirely bogus set of threats and behaviors, most of which our ‘allies’ (Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Gulf States), practice frequently and aggressively. Bolton, et al, have an obsession with Iran that verges on the hysterical. Please stop them from this cruel debacle.
    I have lived and worked in Iran, my husband is Iranian, we are both agnostic, and do not feel that Religious Governments serve the needs of the people well, including those of Iran. We would like to see a secular government, but having lived through many changes/revolutionary times, it seems clear to me that overturning governments is a very dangerous business for which the US is singularly unprepared to deal. The disastrous aftermaths of our attempt to impose ‘democracy’ in country after country has left the Middle East in a shambles. Tyrannical governments are awful, chaos is even worse and more difficult to manage toward positive governance.
    Do not let these reckless war hawks drag us into another illegal invasion of a sovereign nation.
    We are destroying any trace that remains of what the US used to stand for in the world and the good will it brought.
  • Rand Martin
    followed this page 2019-05-07 15:27:40 -0400