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With Trump Beating War Drums, Coalition Calls on Congress to Oppose Sanctions, Back Diplomacy With Iran


With Trump Beating War Drums, Coalition Calls on Congress to Oppose Sanctions, Back Diplomacy With Iran

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Amid rampant warnings that "the drums of war are beating" since President Donald Trump ditched the Iran nuclear deal last year, more than 50 pro-democracy groups representing millions of Americans are calling on members of Congress to rein in the Trump administration's hawkish policy toward Iran—which has included crippling economic sanctions—and instead push for diplomacy.

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Iran Didn’t Break The Deal, Trump Did.

Let’s Indict Trump For His Crimes, And Welcome The Iranian People Back Into The Fold.



Conflict with Iran has the potential to be far more than ‘another disastrous war’: it has the potential to drag Russia into conflict with the US, should Iran be threatened with regime change. It is strategically too important for Moscow and would destabilize its own near-abroad and be considered a threat to the Russian federation itself. If survival is threatened war is the result. That is the fall-back position of nuclear deterrence doctrine. This would be an indirect, and presumably, unintended consequence of attack on Iran. The warning from history is clear: power (manifested as interest) has been present in every conflict of the past – no exception. It is the underlying motivation for war. Other cultural factors might change, but not power. As a result every civilization/nation eventually gets the war it is trying to avoid: utter defeat. Leaders and decision-makers delude themselves, thinking they can avoid their fate – that the war of self-destruction can be avoided, limited in scale or even won. History has always proven them wrong.


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If a coalition of warring parties were assembled from those practicing debauchery, the U.S. would fit right in with most iterations.



What really needs to happen is to convert the war factories into something else, like maybe solar panel fabrication, or windmill factories, or plastic vacuums, or…