The Business Of War.

Mohammad Mosaddeq (1882-1967), Iranian Prime M...
Mohammad Mosaddeq (1882-1967), Iranian Prime Minister (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted September 1, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

The following documentary, “James Steele: America’s Mystery Man In Iraq” was made recently by the BBC.

James Steele is now retired from the United States military and living in Texas, according to the producers of this documentary. After watching this film you may have some questions regarding the motivations of those who were responsible for initiating and waging the war in Iraq.

The questions which come to your mind will have to do with the veracity of reasons given by leaders to wage war. Are wars fought with the health and well-being of men, women and children in the country first on the list? Or are powerful economic entities’ interests, natural resources and the control of same, the top reasons for war and killing?

These are the kinds of questions many millions of people around the world are asking themselves now with the tragic situation in Syria. Millions of people are thinking deeply about the real reasons for war and violence and destruction. Millions of people around the world will be watching and listening to every word and nuance of the Syria debate in the United States House of Representatives and Senate.

As mentioned in earlier posts the geopolitical analysis required for people to understand what forces are at play is either being censored or minimized to a great degree. I have yet to find any “analyst” who describes the Syria situation with any mention of natural gas pipeline agreement between Iran, Iraq and Syria. Or the country of Israel’s discovery of the so-called “Leviathan” gas field recently.

One could predict that any specifics on geopolitics and natural resources will be off the table during debates, only mentioned with the general comment “national interest”.  It will be interesting how the debates go with regard to sincere words being spoken advocating for the Syrian people.

Recently released information from the United States government confirms what many have known for years about the overthrow of democratically elected leader of Iran, Mohammed Mossadegh, in 1953. This was after Mossadegh nationalized Iran’s oil industry. If the United States government had elected to work with and help Mohammed Mossadegh in the 1950’s, instead of overthrowing him through a coup, the entire situation in the Middle East region would look different today.

Other examples are Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in Central America, Salvador Allende of Chile in South America, and Patrice Lumumba of Congo in Africa, among others.

The entire population of Earth seems to have come to a type of standstill. Everywhere people are asking the hard, difficult questions related to humanity’s historical actions of war and killing.

This documentary reveals a pattern of actions taken while conducting the business of war.

Humanity is now considering whether a new way of conducting business, a new way of living on this Earth, is worth working toward and bringing into reality.