POSTED BY ORHAN
Applying some of the ideas in last week’s Chomsky post
First, take a look at this map:
Now, consider this hypothetical scenario:
- Iran invades and occupies both Canada and Mexico.
- Iranian aircraft carriers and destroyers are patrolling the waters ten miles off the coast of Northern Virginia (as today American warships patrol the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz) to “protect Iranian interests.”
- The President of the United States announces that, if attacked, America will defend itself.
- Iran, before the UN, and using the President’s declaration as proof of US aggression and bellicosity, demands the international community enact economic sanctions and threatens military action “to contain the American threat.”
As an American, what would you think? What would you feel? What would you say?