A Perspective on War and Peace: The US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Iran, Arabs, Israel, and the United States

If we believe in democracy, then a regime change imposed by the United States on any sovereign nation is a contradiction to our national principles.  Why did we do it in 1953 by replacing the democratically elected Dr.Mohammad Mosaddegh with our poppet autocratic Mohammad Reza Pahlavi?  

Britain had operated Iranian oil resource since 1908, with hardly any revenue benefiting Iran.  The nationalized Iran's oil industry was an economic setback for England. To regain the control over the oil fields and the Abadan Refinery, British and American Secret Services covertly overthrow the government of Dr. Mosaddegh in 1953.  This was the beginning of the struggle between the Iranian people and the governments of England and the United States.

What have we learned from our this mistake?

I believe USA foreign policy should be a reflection of our national character: justice, peace, respect for human life, and fair treatment of all other nations.

I share a common interest in freedom of expression, freedom of press, freedom of choice of religion or freedom from religion, pursuit of good life, and peace at home and among nations.

I am angry at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people. We are those who work for justice, freedom and peace.

The Bill of Rights: Amendment I, Amendments to the Constitution of the United States

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Human Rights

The future of our civilization is at risk of global annihilation by nuclear, biological and chemical arsenals of nations. For the civilization to survive, we must eliminate the nuclear arsenals and rely on the International Court and the United Nations to resolve the conflicts.

Nuclear Bomb and Our Civilization

President Harry Truman in 1946 gave this statement about nuclear bomb:

" It is a terrible weapon, and it should not be used on innocent men, women and children who have nothing whatever to do with this military aggression. That happens when it is used."

He was referring to using the bomb on Japan.


There are currently nine states that have successfully detonated nuclear weapons: the United States, Russia (successor state to the Soviet Union), the United Kingdom, France, and China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel. All these nations have both chemical and biological weapons. Only the United States has used nuclear bombs, both in Japan. North Korea has recently tested a crude nuclear bomb.

Nuclear Warheads                        2008                  2000

  1. US                                            9552              10577
  2. Russia                                          12987                 21000
  3. UK                                                  192                      185
  4. China                                             176                       400
  5. France                                            300                      350
  6. India                                                 75                         0
  7. Pakistan                                            90                        0
  8. Israel                                                200                       0
  9. North Korea                                        2                       0
http://thebulletin.metapress.com/home/main.mpx">BULLETIN OF ATOMIC SCIENTISTS, GUARDIAN/DEFENCE ESTIMATES


President Truman said:

"Starting an atomic war is totally unthinkable for rational men."

[Truman, public Papers]
Tsutomu Yamaguchi:
"If there exists a GOD who protects
nuclear-free eternal peace
the blue earth won't perish"

Tsutomuc Yamaguchi, nijyuu hibakusha, a double victim of the atom bomb, died from cancer on January 6th, 2010, at age 93. He was exposed to radiation from both Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs.