Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Comparing Iran and the USA

Iran has:

A repressive regime that constantly spies on its citizenry in order to maintain control, even going so far as to round up dissenters and toss them in jail.

They have a bunch of religious radicals that exercise an undue amount of influence on the government.

They use their media to scare Iranians into thinking the 'Great Satan,' the USA, will attack at any moment, so the ruling elite can stay in charge.

Although they have elections, there's not much choice between the candidates who seem like replicas of one another and retreads from past administrations.

Iran's military spending is $102 per capita, the lowest figure of the Persian Gulf nations.

They have a NO ICBM's, NO nuclear weapons, a handful of old, diesel-electric subs and haven't invaded a country in over 200 years.


Now look at the USA:

A repressive regime that constantly spies on its citizenry in order to maintain control, even going so far as to round up dissenters and toss them in jail.

They have a bunch of religious radicals that exercise an undue amount of influence on the government.

They use their media to scare Americans into thinking that al Qaeda will attack at any moment, so the ruling elite can stay in charge.

Although they have elections, there's not much choice between the candidates who seem like replicas of one another and retreads from past administrations.

The U.S. is the world leader in spending on weaponry, spending more on death than 14 of the world's biggest militaries combined.

Our per capita military spending of $1,967 was about nine times the world average.

The USA has thousands of ICBM's, many of which are MIRV's--Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles--that carry up to 200 nukes a piece. We have around 7,000 nukes, stationed on our military bases around the world and many are on aircraft carriers, ready to be fitted onto Tomahawk cruise missiles or be deployed on F-18's.
Our fleet of subs are advanced, state of the art units that prowl the world's oceans, equipped with both nuclear tipped ICBM's and Tomahawk cruise missiles.


We are the ONLY nation to have used nuclear weapons against another country, and that was against TWO civilian targets.

And over the 150+ years, we have invaded countless nations, or sent in OSS/CIA thugs and mercs to either overthrow the democratically elected government, like we did in Iran in 1953 or gave the ruling thuggish dictator money and weapons so he could subdue the people and allow Wall Street to ransack the nation of its wealth.

And the USA is the world's biggest jailer, having more of our people per capita in jail than any other nation.

So which regime is really the danger to world peace and needs to be overthrown?

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