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Since the removal of the US-backed Shah in the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the US has enacted 4 decades of deadly hostility to Iran  through sanctions and violence that can be described as  a 4-decade US War on Iran. 1 million Iranians  died in the 1980-1988 US-backed Iran-Iraq War and 3 million Iranians died avoidably from deprivation in 4 decades of variously applied sanctions. Now UK machinations, US sanctions with threats of “obliteration”,  and Apartheid Israeli bombing of Iranian  facilities in Syria and Iraq threaten a devastating hot war of 3 nuclear powers against a peaceful and non-nuclear-armed Iran.

Words and prior actions matter, especially when they come from a mendacious, blustering , bullying, murderous, racist  and jingoistic leader of an America  that has 7,300 nuclear warheads [1]  and indeed  used nuclear weapons  to kill 200,000 Japanese civilians  in the war criminal  atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 [2].  President Donald Trump in threatening “obliteration” of parts of Iran (2019): “The Iranian leadership doesn’t understand the words ‘nice’ or ‘compassion’, they never have. Sadly, the thing they do understand is strength and power, and the USA is by far the most powerful military force in the world, with $1.5tn invested over the last two years alone…  Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration” [3].

After Trump called off a US attack on Iran over the downing of an unmanned drone,  supposedly because it would have killed 150 people, Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif commented: “You were really worried about 150 people? How many people have you killed with a nuclear weapon? How many generations have you wiped out with these weapons? It is us who, because of our religious views, will never pursue a nuclear weapon” [3].

Words and track record matter, and Trump threatened to “totally destroy” nuclear-armed North Korea (2017): “The US has great strength and patience. If it is forced to defend ourselves or our allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” [4]. This is not an idle threat from a mendacious American bully because in the 1950-1953 Korean War US  bombing killed 28% of the North Korean population [5].

Words matter,  and what Trump has been so obscenely adumbrating is an Iranian Genocide, an Iranian Holocaust, a Korean Genocide and a Korean Holocaust, noting that “holocaust” means deaths of a huge  number of people and “genocide” is defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group”. War is the penultimate in racism and genocidal war is the ultimate in racism.

Decent people around the world legitimately fear the horrendous consequences of a full-blown US and US Alliance military  attack  on Iran. However 4 million Iranians  have already died from violence, 1 million, or from sanctions-imposed deprivation, 3 million, in a 4-decade US War on Iran. Further, while Iran leads the world in interdiction of opiate drugs from US-occupied Afghanistan, this flood of US-protected opiates has killed 33,000 Iranians and the 5.2 million people who have died worldwide  in a US-imposed  Opiate Holocaust inescapably linked to US restoration of  the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6%  of world market share in 2001 to 90% in 2007 [6]. One notes that the WW2 Jewish Holocaust was associated with 5-6 million Jews killed by the German Nazis through violence or imposed deprivation.

The background to this 4 decade US War on Iran goes back to the Great Game between Imperial Russia and the British Empire (to keep Russia away from “British” India, and the Indian Ocean) and the discovery of strategically vital oil in Iran in the 19th century.   The British and Russians continually and violently interfered in Iran,  culminating in British and Russian occupation of Iran in WW2. The US successfully destroyed  a democratic Iran in 1953 through sanctions, economic blockade and subversion that resulted in a US-backed coup,  replacement of democracy under Prime Minister Mossadegh (who had attempted nationalization of Anglo-Iranian oil) with installation of an authoritarian regime under the Shah and Anglo-American hegemony. The Islamic Revolution in 1979  replaced the US-backed Shah with a democracy-based theocracy. The removal of Anglo-American hegemony by the Iranian Revolution immediately initiated 40 years of US hostility, variously involving deadly sanctions  and deadly violence [1].

Set out below are details of (A) 1 million violent Iranian deaths, and (B)  3.1 million Iranian avoidable deaths from sanctions in the 4-decade  US War on Iran, (C) the opiate-related deaths of 33,000 Iranians (and 5.2 million people world-wide)  due to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world share in 2001 to 90% in 2007, (D) how  US surrogate Apartheid Israel has already re-commenced a hot US War on Iran by bombing Iranian facilities in Syria and Iraq, and (E) how a serial invader and nuclear-armed US Alliance threatens a peaceful, nuclear-weapons-free Iran.

(A). 1 million violent Iranian deaths in the 4-decade US War on Iran

The 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War began with the US-backed Iraqi invasion of Iran in 1980. It involved Iraqi use of US-suppled poison gas and ultimately killed about 1 million Iranians and 250,000-500,000 Iraqis [7]. Further violent Iranian deaths occurred with the US Navy downing of an Iranian passenger jet Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 with the deaths of 290 passengers  [8], and Apartheid Israeli bombing of Syrian Government-invited Iranian forces in Syria and now also in Iraq.  About 4,000 Iranian police have been killed in attempting to interdict deadly opiate smuggling from US-occupied Afghanistan [9].

While Iran leads the world in interdiction of deadly opiates [9], the US is the world’s greatest pusher of deadly opiates since the British Empire under Queen Victoria. However, as set out below, the 3 million Iranian avoidable  deaths from deprivation due to imposed sanctions vastly exceed the 1 million violent Iranian deaths in the 4 decade US War on Iran. Further,  33,000 Iranians  and 5.2 million people worldwide have died opiate drug-related deaths linked to the US-protected, world-dominating,  Afghan opium production in US-occupied Afghanistan since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity that killed 3,000 people [10-13].

(B). 3.1 million avoidable Iranian deaths and 1.7 million Iranian under-5 infant deaths under sanctions in the 4-decade US War on Iran.

Whether a child dies avoidably from imposed deprivation from sanctions, or from  bashing, bullets or bombs, the death is just as final, and the perpetrator culpability  just the same. Avoidable death has various synonyms, namely avoidable mortality, excess death, excess mortality, premature death, untimely death, and  death that should not have happened. Avoidable mortality   from imposed deprivation can be readily estimated from UN Population Division demographic data [14] as the difference   between the actual deaths in a country and the deaths expected for a peaceful, decently-run country with the same demographics  (birth rate, proportion of children)  [2].

In the 4-decade period of the continuing US War on Iran (1979-2019)   the average Iranian population was 65.623 million.  In 1979-2019 the Iranian  average birth rate was 18.25 births per thousand of population per year and hence the average Iranian births per year =   18.25 births per thousand per year x 65,623 thousand = 1.198 million births per year. The Iranian births  (1979-2019) totalled 1.198 million births per year x 40 years = 47.920 million. In 1979-2019 the Iranian  average under-5 infant deaths were  34.5 deaths per thousand child births. Accordingly the Iranian under-5 infant deaths (1979-2019) =  34.5 deaths per thousand births x 47,920 thousand births = 1.653 million under-5 infant deaths (1979-2019).

For peaceful, reasonably well governed but impoverished, high birth rate  Developing Countries (minus China) the baseline mortality rate is about 4 deaths per thousand of population per year [2]. For Iran (1979-2019) the average death rate was 5.15 deaths per thousand per year and accordingly the average avoidable mortality rate was 1.15 avoidable  deaths per thousand of population per year. The Iranian avoidable mortality (1979-2019) was accordingly 1.15 avoidable deaths per thousand of population per year x 65,623 thousand people x 40  years = 3.019 million Iranian avoidable deaths from deprivation (1979-2019).

An alternative estimate  comes from applying the same analysis  to the whole of Developing Countries (minus China) (1979-2019) – average total population 3,636 million, an average of 27.9 births per thousand of population, 101.432 million  births (1979-2019), an average of 91.5 under-5 infant deaths per thousand births, 9.281 million under -5 infant deaths (1979-2019), an average of 8.8 deaths per thousand of population, an average of 4.8 avoidable deaths per thousand of population, and 17.451 million avoidable deaths (1979-2019). For this Developing Countries (minus China) cohort, the  ratio of avoidable deaths/under-5 infant deaths = 17.451 million/9.281 million = 1.88. Applying  this ratio to 1.653 million Iranian under-5 infant deaths  (1979-2019) yields 1.653 million x 1.88 = 3.108 million Iranian  avoidable deaths from deprivation (1979-2019).

(C). Opiate-related deaths of 33,000 Iranians and 5.2 million people world-wide  linked  to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world share in 2001 to 90% in 2007.

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) , Iran accounts for 74% of the world’s opium seizures and 25% of the world’s heroin and morphine seizures. However Iran’s role as a world leader in the War on Drugs and in combating  opiate drugs from US-occupied Afghanistan  comes at a heavy price. Thus Iran has a 900 kilometer border with US-occupied Afghanistan  that produces about 90% of the world’s opium under US Alliance protection. Iran has spent about $700 million policing its borders against drug movement.  About 2.5 million Iranians are drug users with opium accounting for 67% of drug use. 4,000 Iranian police have been killed protecting Iran and the World from US-protected opiate smugglers [9-11]. The US Alliance restored the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from about 6% of world market share in 2001 to 93% in 2007 [12, 15-18].

Global drug deaths totalled about 0.2 million in 2001 and about 0.6 million in 2019,  and accordingly  the average of annual drug deaths in this period was 0.4 million per year.  Assuming that 90% of these drug deaths were opioid-related,  that of these about 90% were due to opiates (such as opium and  heroin, as opposed to synthetic opioids such as  fentanyl and tramadol) and that of these 90% were linked to Afghan opium production , then the average global death rate linked to Occupied Afghanistan-derived opium would have been about 290,000 million deaths per year.

For religious reasons the Taliban banned alcohol, banned smoking for public servants, and in 2000 banned opium production. Thus one can estimate that by  September  2019 – 18 years after the  9-11 atrocity in which 3,000 were killed –  about 18 years x 290,000 deaths per year = 5.2 million people would have died linked to US restoration of  the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6%  of world market share in 2001 to 90% in 2007.

In terms of body count one can see that Presidents  George Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been the worst drug pushers in history since Great Britain’s  Queen Victoria who devastated China with imposed opium  from British-enslaved India in the 19th century (up to 100 million Chinese died in the Opium Wars and the Tai Ping rebellion [2], with the  Chinese GDP remaining almost  the same between 1820 and 1950 and dropping from 30% of world GDP in 1820 to a mere 5% in 1950 ) [19, 20].

The UNODC reports the annual drug-related deaths of 15-64 year olds in 2017 totalled 3,021 for Iran with opiates being the principal cause [11]. Applying a correction factor of 0.6 (to obtain average deaths in the last 2 decades) one can estimate that total 15-64 year old opioid drug-related deaths  in Iran as of September 2019 in the 18 years since 9-11would be 0.6 x 18 years x 3,021 deaths per year = 33,000 drug-related deaths for Iran (with US-protected opiates from Afghan being the principal cause) .

(D).  US surrogate Apartheid Israel has already re-commenced a hot US War on Iran by bombing Iranian facilities in Syria and Iraq.

Such is the extent of utterly vile, Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist  (NAZI) warmongering against Iran that if you Google the phrases “US War on Iran” , “Bomb Iran” and “War on Iran” you get 1,100,000, 248,000 and 99,000 results, respectively.  The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in the Mediterranean by the British and the tit-for-tat Iranian response can be seen as setting up a trigger for war. Indeed Trump claims to have launched an attack on Iran  but to have cancelled it on the basis that killing an estimated 150 Iranians for the Iranian downing of an unmanned US drone might be seen as somewhat excessive. The British have dispatched a warship to the Persian Gulf  and the Americans have asked craven US lackey Australia to join a huge anti-Iranian force.  Mainstream media speculate about whether or not the US will launch a devastating war against Iran. However as set out below, nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide, serial war criminal  and US surrogate, Apartheid Israel, has already re-commenced a hot US War on Iran by bombing Iranian facilities in Syria and Iraq.

Thus Australian ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) has recently reported on Apartheid Israeli attacks on Syria and Iraq as a war criminal US surrogate (August 2019): “In recent months the United States and Iran have appeared to be moving closer to a military confrontation. But while tensions simmer, could the US already be fighting Iran indirectly? Israel has admitted to striking hundreds of Iranian targets in Syria and defence experts say it has recently expanded operations to Iraq, with the blessing of the United States. While the US diplomatic and economic pressure plays out in public, an actual conflict is happening in the background” [21].

Sebastien Roblin (a US expert on peace, war, security and military matters who writes for “War is Boring”) has detailed recent Israeli air strikes on Syria and deficiencies in Syrian surface to air missile (SAM) defences (August 2019): “However, as has happened in over 200 other Israeli air strikes on targets in Syria, the defensive fire proved inadequate. The weapons struck three Syrian targets… However, the [SAM] S-300’s silence may reflect a new understanding reached between Putin and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who won reelection just a week prior to the strike. Apparently, the latter agreed to provide fifteen minutes of advance notice of strikes to Russian forces… The IAF has been using the tactic of saturating the attacked area with various kinds of missiles and bombs. It is not economical to use the S-300 against such an attack” [22].

The Baghdad Post has reported on Israeli bombing of Iranian facilities in  Iraq in June 2019 (August 2019): “Baghdad’s silence on Israeli raids against Iraqi soil raises eyebrows,” read the headline of an article by Iranian journalist Ali Mousavi Khalkhali published on the Iranian website Iran Front Page. His bewilderment was shared by around 80 members of Iraq’s parliament, who urged the government to condemn, or at least respond in some way, to the two strikes attributed to Israel last month – one on the Amirli base in Salahuddin province and one on the Abu Montazer al-Muhammadavi base in Diyala province, better known as Camp Ashraf… But Saudi and American diplomacy will have a very hard time severing Iraq from Iran, and not only because Iraq is so economically dependent on Tehran. Their shared Shiite faith, which nourishes a shared cultural infrastructure, coupled with Iraq’s fears of being taken over by Sunni Saudi Arabia and the deep anti-Americanism of large parts of the public, will all oblige the Iraqi government – most of whose ministers are Shiite, even if they don’t necessarily support Iran – to weigh its steps very cautiously. Ostensibly, the attacks on the missile stockpiles should make it clear to Iraq that if it doesn’t end Iran’s military penetration, it could well become the stage for an international war. But this heavy hint could boomerang if, due to domestic political pressure, Iraq instead decides to serve as Iran’s shield” [23].

(E). Serial invader, nuclear-armed US Alliance threatens a peaceful, nuclear-weapons-free Iran.

Unlike the serial invader US and its craven, serial invading  lackeys Australian  and Canada that date back a mere few centuries as entities based on invasion, colonization and genocide, Iran is an ancient country dating back thousands of years. Indeed inspection of the following succinct history of Iran up to the present  reveals that, border spats aside,  the last time Iranians  seriously invaded other countries was about 1500 years ago in the  3rd-7th centuries CE under Sasanian rule [24]:  4000BC, early settlements; 1800-800BC, occupied by the Aryan Medes and Persians; circa 1500BC, Zarathushtra (Zoroaster) and Zoroastrianism; 6th century BC, Cyrus the Great conquered the Medes; 525BC, Persian Empire from the Nile to the Indus; 331-330BC, conquered by Alexander the Great; 312-302BC Seleucid rule; 247BC-226AD, rule by Greek-speaking Parthians; 3rd-7th century, Sassanian rule; 641, Arab Muslim conquest; 7th-13th century, major cultural centre; 1258, destructive conquest by Mongols under Genghis Khan and his sons; subsequent rule by their successors e.g. Timur; 1501-1722, Safavid dynasty founded by Shah Ismail; Shi’ite dominance; 1587-1629, Shah Abbas; Portuguese defeated in the Persian Gulf; 1722, Russians seized Georgia, Baku and thence Central Asia; Afghan dominance; 1736, Afshar dynasty under Nadir Shah; 1794-1925, Qajar dynasty; Anglo-Russian “Great Game” over influence; Russian acquisition of Iranian Caucasus territories through war and the Treaties of Gulistan (1813) and Turkamanchai (1828); early 19th century, oil discovered; 1906, constitution and parliament; WW1, Iran neutral but Anglo-Russian involvements; 1921, USSR withdrew forces and recognized Iran sovereignty; coup by Reza Khan; 1925-1941, Reza Shah Pahlevi (Reza Khan), modernization, pro-Axis; 1941, Anglo-Russian occupation; installation of Shah’s son; 1941-1979, Mohammed Shah Pahlevi; 1946, withdrawal of USSR forces; 1949, constitution curtailed Shah; Prime Minister Mossadegh attempted nationalization of Anglo-Iranian oil; 1953, economic blockade and US-backed coup, thousands killed; US-backed authoritarian Shah régime; Anglo-American, French and Dutch oil interests dominant; 1978, martial law against Islamist opponents; 1979, Shah fled; Islamic theocracy under Ayatollah Khomeini; US hostage crisis and unsuccessful US military raid; 1980-1988, Iran-Iraq War initiated by US-backed Iraq invasion; 1.5 million dead (1980-1988 excess mortality 2.1 million); 1981, US hostages released, Irangate Contra arms deal scandal; 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 passenger jet shot down by US Navy-launched missile; 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini died and Ayatollah Khamenei succeeded; 1997, moderate Khatami elected president; 21st century, US hostility and threats over Iran nuclear program; 2004, conservative victory in elections; 2007, US-Israeli Stuxnet cyber weapon attack on Iranian nuclear industry centrifuges; 2011, Iranian forces invited in by Syria to oppose IS and US-backed jihadis; 2014, Iranian forces invited in by Iraq to oppose IS;  2015, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, (Iran nuclear deal) agreed between Iran and the US, UK,  Russia, France, China,  Germany and the EU; 2018, Trump unilaterally walks from the Iran nuclear deal, imposes more sanctions and threatens war; 2019, Apartheid Israel extends its bombing of Iranian targets in Syria to such targets in Iraq (pages 91-92  [2] ).

In stark contrast to a remarkably peaceful Iran, in the last millennium the English have invaded 193 countries, Australians 85, France 82, the US 72 (52 after WW2), Germany 39, Japan 30, Russia 25, Canada 25,  Apartheid Israel 12,  China 2 and Iran zero (0)[2, 24-30].

The upper  estimates of stored  nuclear weapons  are as follows: US (7,300), Russia (8,000), Apartheid Israel (400), France (300), UK (250), China (250), Pakistan (120), India (100), and North Korea (circa 10) [1]. Iran has zero (0) nuclear weapons, repeatedly declares that it does not want nuclear weapons,  insists on a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, and in 2016 voted with over 100 other UN countries (notably including US ally New Zealand) for a ban on nuclear weapons – in contrast,  nuclear terrorist countries  of the US Alliance, notably the  UK, US, and Apartheid Israel,   together with US lackey Canada, US lackey Australia and many US lackey European countries,  voted against the UN  nuclear weapons  ban [1].  In October 2017 the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) (initiated in Melbourne, Australia) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize [1].

It must be reiterated  that an Iran that does not possess and does not want to possess nuclear weapons is being threatened with substantial “obliteration” by a nuclear terrorist US which has surrounded Iran with numerous US military bases. Thus Robert Fantina in the American Herald Tribune (2018): “With the imminent defeat of United States-supported terrorist groups in Syria by the Syrian government, with assistance from Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, one might reasonably think that the U.S. would finally just go home… Let’s not forget that the U.S. has over 1,000 military bases around the world, with at least 45 of them surrounding Iran. One expects that Iran is concerned about the ability of the U.S. to move materiel into Syria, and rightly so. Forty-five military bases threaten Iran, while the Islamic Republic threatens no one, but does maintain its international commitments, including assisting its ally, Syria, in defeating foreign terrorists slaughtering innocent people on Syrian soil” [31].

A Zionist-subverted Trump threatens war at the bidding of nuclear terrorist and genocidally racist Apartheid Israel that may have 5  nuclear weapons-armed , German-supplied submarines off the coast of Iran [32],  is baying for war, has been bombing Syrian Government-invited Iranian forces fighting US Alliance- and Apartheid Israel-backed jihadis in Syria, and has recently commenced bombing Iraqi Government-invited Iranians in Iraq. A huge, nuclear-armed US naval fleet parades off the cost of Iran, and Trump threatens “obliteration”  while being praised by Mainstream media as being more “reasonable” than other  warmongering psychopaths  in his Administration.

A nuclear terrorist and US lackey Britain has deliberately provided a potential “trigger’ by illegally seizing an Iranian oil tanker in the Mediterranean.  A nuclear terrorist America is ready to commit nuclear mass murder and indeed used nuclear weapons  incinerate Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 [1, 2].   Apartheid Israel acquired nuclear weapons with French assistance by 1967 [33-35] and  indeed imprisoned its General Itzhak Yaakov for revealing the Israeli plan to detonate a nuclear weapon in Egypt if its 1967 attack on all of its neighbours did not proceed as planned [36].

Pro-Apartheid, US lackey Australia is second only to Trump America as a supporter of nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel, and is critical to US nuclear terrorism via the joint US-Australian Pine Gap electronic spying base in Central Australia, and by hosting nuclear-armed US warships. Australia played a key role in UK  nuclear terrorism by enabling the UK to test nuclear weapons  and missile  delivery systems. The Australian Broadcasting Commission (the ABC, Australia’s equivalent  of the mendacious UK BBC) has recently  described Iran as a “rogue state”,   and a recent ABC TV panel show involving Australian politicians and commentators blithely discussed the obscenity of Australian acquisition of nuclear weapons (the only fervent dissenter being Diana Sayed, a human rights lawyer) ,  with several US-echoing panellists variously describing Iran as a “state sponsor of terrorism” and a “rogue state” [38]. Nuclear terrorism-complicit  Australia has invaded 85 countries [27], currently targets illegal US drone strikes in 7 countries via the Pine Gap base,  opposes a ban on nuclear weapons,  has been involved in all US Asian wars since 1950 (atrocities in which 40 million Asians have died from violence or war-imposed deprivation [2]), and no doubt as a craven US lackey will accede to US requests to threaten and indeed attack Iran. In stark contrast, a  peace loving Iran has not invaded another country for about 1,500 years and has zero (0) nuclear weapons.

Summary and final comments.

The 4-decade US War on Iran has been associated with 1 million Iranian violent deaths in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War. However 4 decades of  deprivation due to  imposed sanctions  has been associated with 1.7 million Iranian  under-5 infant deaths and 3.1 million Iranian avoidable deaths from deprivation. This well-documented carnage, an Iranian Genocide and an Iranian Holocaust,  is similar in  magnitude to the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million Jews killed through violence or deprivation by the German Nazis) but is ignored by mendacious,  Orwellian and Neocon American  and Zionist Imperialist  (NAZI)-subverted  Mainstream media which praised Donald Trump for cancelling a huge  attack on Iran on the basis that it might kill 150 Iranians  in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned US drone.

While the English,  Australians and Americans have invaded 193, 85 and 72 countries, respectively, a peace loving Iran has not invaded any other country for about 1500 years.  Further, in the last 20 years Iran has been a world leader in the interdiction of deadly opiate drugs from US-occupied Afghanistan, with 4,000 Iranian police dying in the process. The Afghan Taliban banned alcohol, banned smoking for public servants, and after 2000 banned opium production. Since  the  9-11 atrocity in which 3,000 were killed, about 5.2 million people have died world-wide due to US restoration of  the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6%  of world market share in 2001 to 90% in 2007, this Opiate Holocaust carnage including 33,000 Iranians and also huge opioid-related deaths in US Alliance  Anglosphere countries  of the “5-Eyes Club”, to whit  748,000 Americans,  43,000 Canadians,  36,000 British, 20,000 Australians,  and 3,000 New Zealanders [6].

Only one Western political leader has proposed action on the US-imposed Opiate Holocaust, namely former Australian PM Kevin Rudd who,  while supporting the US War on Afghanistan, was unsuccessful in getting the US Alliance to support eradication of the Afghan opium poppy crop [39]. Unlike human beings, plants are sessile and cannot run away and hide [40].  The stupidity, ignorance and egregious greed – SIEG, as in the Nazi “Sieg Heil” salute –  of the pro-war, “5-Eyes club” and US Alliance politicians  and populace means  resolute ignoring of the immense mass murder of their fellow citizens in the ongoing US-imposed Opiate Holocaust [6] and the key role of Iran in protecting the world from this  atrocity

With the US, UK,  Apartheid Israel and Apartheid Saudi Arabia building up to a renewed violent war on peaceful Iran,  one can only hope  that sanity prevails. Decent people throughout  the World  must endeavour to protect  a peaceful and non-nuclear-weapons Iran – and indeed Humanity as a whole – from further active and passive mass murder by the serial war criminal US Alliance countries through (a) informing everyone they can, and (b) urging and applying Boycotts, Divestment  and Sanctions (BDS) against all pro-war people, politicians, parties, corporations and countries of the genocidally war criminal US Alliance.

References.

[1]. “Nuclear weapons ban, end poverty & reverse climate change”:  https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/nuclear-weapons-ban .

[2]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes a succinct history of every country and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/  .

[3]. Patrick Wintour, “Iran says it will never build a nuclear weapon”, Guardian, 26 June 2019: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/iran-says-us-sanctions-on-supreme-leader-means-permanent-closure-of-diplomacy .

[4]. Julian Borger, “Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North Korea in UN speech”, Guardian, 20 September 2017: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/19/donald-trump-threatens-totally-destroy-north-korea-un-speech .

[5]. Michel Chossudovsky, “Know the facts: North Korea lost nearly 30% of its population as a result of  US bombing in the 1950s”, Global Research, 27 November 2010: http://www.globalresearch.ca/know-the-facts-north-korea-lost-close-to-30-of-its-population-as-a-result-of-us-bombings-in-the-1950s/22131 .

[6]. Gideon Polya, “US-imposed Opiate Holocaust – US protection of Afghan opiates has killed 5.2 million people since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 10 August 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/08/us-imposed-opiate-holocaust-us-protection-of-afghan-opiates-has-killed-5-2-million-people-since-9-11 ) .

[7]. Ian Black, “Iran and Iraq remember the war that cost more than a million lives”, Guardian, 23 September 2010: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/sep/23/iran-iraq-war-anniversary .

[8].  “Iran Air Flight 655”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655 .

[9]. “Iran’s war on drugs”, Iran Daily, 23 July 2017: http://www.iran-daily.com/News/197181.html .

[10]. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Annual Report 2017: https://www.unodc.org/documents/AnnualReport/Annual-Report_2017.pdf .

[11]. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) –   statistics and data: https://dataunodc.un.org/drugs .

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[14]. UN Population Division, World Population Prospects 2019: https://population.un.org/wpp/ .

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[16]. World Drug Report 2009: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/WDR-2009.html  .

[17]. World Drug Report , Opium/heroin market, 2009: http://www.unodc.org/documents/wdr/WDR_2009/WDR2009_Opium_Heroin_Market.pdf .

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[20]. “Angus Maddison statistics of the ten largest economies by GDP (PPP)”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_Maddison_statistics_of_the_ten_largest_economies_by_GDP_(PPP) .

[21]. Eric Tlozek, “Are the US and Iran already at war?”, ABC Radio National, Sunday Extra, 11 August 2019: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/correspondent-report-iran-tolzek/11395188 .

[22]. Sebastien Roblin, “Israeli F-16s smashed Syria back in June. Russia did not fire back”, National Interest, 6 August 2019: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/israeli-f-16s-smashed-syria-back-june-russia-did-not-fire-back-71586 .

[23]. “New front or secret partner? Behind Iraq’s silence on Israeli strikes”, Baghdad Post, 5 August 2019: https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/43235/New-front-or-secret-partner-Behind-Iraq-s-silence-on-Israeli-strikes  .

 

[24]. “Sasanian Empire”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasanian_Empire .

[25]. Gideon Polya, “The US Has Invaded 70 Nations Since 1776 – Make 4 July Independence From America Day”, Countercurrents, 5 July, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya050713.htm .

[26]. Gideon Polya, “British Have Invaded 193 Countries:  Make  26 January ( Australia Day, Invasion Day) British Invasion Day”, Countercurrents, 23 January, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230115.htm .

[27]. Gideon Polya, “As UK Lackeys Or US Lackeys Australians Have Invaded 85 Countries (British 193, French 80, US 70)”, Countercurrents, 9 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090215.htm .

[28]. Gideon Polya, “President Hollande And French Invasion Of Privacy Versus French Invasion Of 80 Countries Since 800 AD”, Countercurrents, 15 January, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya150114.htm  .

[29]. “Stop state terrorism” : https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/  .

[30].  “State crime and non-state terrorism”: https://sites.google.com/site/statecrimeandnonstateterrorism/  .

[31]. Robert Fantina,”US encircles Iran with 45 bases, but is concerned with Iran’s activities in Syria”,  American Herald tribune, 16  January 2018: https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/syria-crisis/2098-us-iran.html .

[32]. Victor Gilinsky, “The real German submarine scandal”, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 4 January 2017: https://thebulletin.org/2017/01/the-real-german-submarine-scandal/ .

[33]. Richard Silverstein, “How Shimon Peres stole the nuclear bomb with a bluff, and why military censor does not want Israelis to know about it”, Global Research,  23 September 2016: http://www.globalresearch.ca/how-shimon-peres-stole-the-nuclear-bomb-with-a-bluff-and-why-military-censor-doesnt-want-israelis-to-know-about-it/5547367 .

[34]. Roger J. Mattson, “Stealing the Atom Bomb: How Denial and Deception Armed Israel”, CreateSpace, 2016.

[35]. Gideon Polya, “Apartheid Israel buries serial war criminal, genocidal racist and nuclear terrorist Shimon Peres”, Countercurrents, 1 October 2016: https://countercurrents.org/2016/10/apartheid-israel-buries-serial-war-criminal-genocidal-racist-and-nuclear-terrorist-shimon-peres .

[36]. William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, “Last secret” of 1967 War: Israel’s Doomsday Plan for nuclear display”, New York Times, 3 June 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/world/middleeast/1967-arab-israeli-war-nuclear-warning.html  .

[37]. “Zionist quotes re racism and Palestinian Genocide”, Palestinian Genocide :  https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/zionist-quotes .

[38]. “Nukes in an uncertain world”, ABC TV Q&A, 8 July 2019: https://www.abc.net.au/qanda/2019-08-07/11262430 .

[39]. Louise Yaxley, NATO commits to “substantial” increase in Afghanistan troops”, ABC News, 4 April 2008: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-04-04/nato-commits-to-substantial-increase-in/2392926 .

[40]. Gideon Polya, “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds”, Taylor & Francis, 2003.

 

Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds” (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript   ) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/  ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine  ;  Gideon Polya: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/home  ; Gideon Polya Writing: https://sites.google.com/site/gideonpolyawriting/ ; Gideon Polya, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Polya ) . When words fail one can say it in pictures – for images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/  .


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