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Iranian Holodomor

The implementation of Iranian sanctions are increasingly having horrific effects. It is estimated that the monthly inflation rate of the Rial is now at roughly 70%. Imagine losing 70% of your purchasing power in one month. Food, energy, health care, and shelter would become impossible to afford.

How is the impoverishment and starvation of an entire population of 75 million people humane? Is this any different than Stalin's purposeful starvation of an estimated 6-8 million peasants in the Holodomor?

http://holodomor-truth.org/

The following article outlines the gradual implementation of these insidious sanctions beginning in November, 2008 through August, 2012 by the US Government. The corresponding charts of the Rial/USD exchange rate and Misery Index are shown.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/iran-down-not-out

It is incomprehensible to me that the majority of Congress and a large portion of the American people support this evil. One has to wonder if Stalin had this kind of support. The American people at least have ignorance as a lame excuse. What excuse do the members of Congress have? Is there anything we can do to raise awareness?

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
~Edmund Burke




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the holodomor

was not Stalin's idea. it belonged to his jewish advisor, and the one who actually lead the food confiscations, Lazar Kaganovich, who's sister would later marry and assasinate Stalin (when he noticed how judaic the central Commitee was).

the more you know....

.ro

don't believe everything you read

You are referring to Stuart Kahan's book. He claims to be a grandnephew of Kaganovich but the Kaganovich family denies this-
http://www.revolutionarydemocracy.org/rdv1n2/kaganfam.htm

And there's a lot of other "facts" of his that are contradicted.

Even the main review/blurbs of his book suggest skepticism-
http://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Kremlin-Biography-Kaganovich-Arch...

Link please.

It makes sense. Just like Obama and Bush are not the sole conspirator of our current foreign policy but their names will always be associated with it. Leaders are generally glorified PR pawns. They are the actors, the Goebbels/Hal Beckers are the directors, and the clandestine elite families are the producers.

Stalin

did not create drought, low wheat harvest or starvation on purpose. No government would. It is simply bad politics even for a sadistic dictator.

What are you saying? Honestly. Its incomprehensible.

What are you saying? Honestly. Its incomprehensible. The point of this post is that one government (ours) is deliberately creating the conditions by which an entire people will be killed.

For the record, Stalin's was quite satisfied with the Holodomor policy. In 1932 there was a record poor harvest in the Ukraine. In the same year, the five year plan required a massive increase in industrial production, and a corresponding leap in agricultural production to feed the new cities springing up on the Siberian steppe. Neither the five year plan nor its implementers had any provisions for crop failure. So they just took as much as they could to meet the plan's requirement.

And this led to famine and death. It also provided a mass migration from rural Ukraine to the Siberian steppe, where there was food, and where the plan required hundreds of thousands of new workers.

Famine and certain death created conditions to keep all parts of the five year plan on schedule. That's progress!

And our Holodomor of Iran is on schedule too. Soon, one million children will begin to show the effects of malnutrition, and their parents will be forced to confront the authorities out of desperation.

RAND corporation has doubtless run precise calculations as to how many thousands of children will have to die of starvation and malnutrition related diseases before direct armed intervention by our military will commence.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

What if this teaches them to be self sufficient

to keep everything within the country within their own country. This is nothing less than pushing globalism and making Iran realize they better go with the global flow. Sickening to say the least. If they can do it to them, they can do it to us.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Balance

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Thomas Jefferson
I fear this nation will pay for its ignorance, and dearly.

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke

It makes me so sad

I shared the article on FB so hopefully someone would read it and understand that the simplistic, inaccurate narrative of We Must Bomb The Evil Iranians is completely unacceptable.

My husband is in the navy. I hate knowing that when he gets deployed, chances are good that he and his ship are being used as a tool to provoke a weaker, smaller, more peaceful nation to war. I hate thinking that if (hah. When) WWIII starts, it will endanger him and my younger brother and two brother-in-laws. I wish the rest of my family would realize that provoking this completely unjustified war is not worth the cost.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

What can we do?

I feel ashamed of my country and countrymen. Its ironic that the our so called 'enemy's Russia and China seem to me much more humane that us.

Is there any group out there that is currently or is willing in the future to speak up and to actually work to help the iranians? If there were an organization of people to throw my support behind that would be awesome.

Ron Paul - Intellectual hero

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We have a culture to change. On every front

we must educate and shame and make aggressive violence UNacceptable. Americans are far to blase' about government coercion on every level.
Antiwar.com should be known by all, and so should the NAP.

Exactly.

I find myself afraid to speak up but I am contributing to the problem by allowing ostracism get the best of me.

The Banksters at it again !

Kinda odd how once again its the exact same Bankster Mafia Family Groups behind it all. The Zio-Banksters just move from one nation to another..use their wealth to take control of the Nation in Question via control of the Banking system...then control of the Nations media..then Control of the Nations government...Then once in power they set out to use that power to kill Millions of people.

After years of Bankster Rule the Host Nation (Russia then, America now) is left destroyed as well....Then the Zio-Banksters move on to the next host.

Where've you been living for the past 33 years?

"It is incomprehensible to me that the majority of Congress and a large portion of the American people support this evil."

Why not? Where've you been living for the last 33 years? We've been taught to hate Iran our whole lives. The Ayatollahs have been our ideological foes even more hateful than the soviets were.

I am not surprised when I see neocon posts, laughing about children collasping on the streets of Isfahan and Bushire from exhaustion and starvation.

We are an evil, selfish people, stuffed to the gills with arrogance. It is, therefore, a natural consequence for us to derive gleeful satisfaction at the consumation of our 33 year struggle, and laugh at the intentional genocide of a whole people.

But the Iranians have gone through this before: the famine of 1919 killed three million people in Iran and it was an intentional genocide to weaken Persia in the wake of WWI.

Then, it was the British imperialists. Today, it is Militant American Democracy.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

You're right. It's nothing new.

It's just here and now. I want to do something but feel so helpless. I get really depressed about it. I felt the same way before our government invaded Iraq. I figured I could get some upvotes for my post and then send it out to my neocon family and friends. It is not just neocons either. So-called Liberals like our foreign policy because it's now 'humanitarian aid' - really truly. If I wrote it I thought they may actually read what I send.

it is like watching a train wreck--

we've been making that comment to each other a lot lately (1988vote)--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

How else

Will they get Iran to make moves to attack Israel? If it won't this makes the false flag attack more plausible. Either way if Iran appears to make the "first" move it means the US will jump on into the blood bath for certain.

Disgusting war mongers.

Good point.

It's strange how the Syrian conflict and the Rial hyperinflation are erupting at the very same time.

Very disturbing, indeed.