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The Hydra

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich


"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."  Plato


Legend has it that the Hydra with the body of a serpent and numerous heads, could never be harmed by any weapon, and if any of the other heads were severed another would grow in its place.  Attacking cattle and local villagers, it devoured them with its numerous heads, totally terrorizing the vicinity for many years.  According to legend, Heracles defeated the Hydra.


The reality we live in is that a far worse creature than the legendry hydra is terrorizing the global village.   As one head is de-commissioned, another replaces it; Rumsfeld with Gates, Casey with Petraeus, and so on.  Its contemptuous greed unfulfilled, the Iraqi devastation only vetted the appetite of the ungodly creature; and so venomous lies spew out in preparation for an attack on the next country – Iran, with 72 innocent lives waiting to be annihilated.    


Failing to prove Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to world security as the IAEA would not be party to another mass murder and lie to further the ambitions of the White House, Mr. Bush is now commanding his generals to inform the American public that Iran is responsible for arming Iraqis that are killing Americans.  Randomly, he takes pleasure in having Iranian diplomats arrested by his thugs in Iraq, the same people who murder Iraqi civilians, women and children. 


Having buried himself in the darkness of deception, the White House occupant forgets that the truth occasionally leaks out and he ‘can’t fool all the people all the time’.  Indeed, in the “Teicher Affidavit: Iraq-Gate” of 1/31/95, it was revealed by former NSC official Howard Teicher  that during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88, the U.S. provided Saddam Hossein with weaponry including anti-armor penetrators –  one of the weaponry Iran is accused of providing to the Iraqis.


During the 8-year war, much of the weapons supplied to Iraq by the United States and its CIA department, was through a cleverly devised program called “Bear Spares”.   The program made sure that spare parts and ammunition for Soviet or Soviet-style weaponry was made available to countries which sought to reduce their dependence on the Soviets for defense needs.  If the "Bear Spares" were manufactured outside the United States, then the United States could arrange for the provision of these weapons to a third country without direct involvement. 


Due to its various wars, Israel has a large stockpile of captured Soviet weaponry and ammunition.   At the suggestion of the United States, the Israelis would transfer the spare parts and weapons to third countries or insurgent movements.  Egypt manufactured weapons and spare parts from Soviet designs and provided these weapons and ammunition to the Iraqis and other countries.  Egypt also served as a supplier for the Bear Spares program. The United States approved, assisted and encouraged Egypt's sale of weaponry, munitions and vehicles to Iraq.[i] 


Mr. Bush’s generals have been told to play politics instead of soldiers.  Neglecting their duty to protect their country, they are obeying a man who is jeopardizing peace in violation of Chapter VII of the United Nations Security Council[ii].   These generals, more versed in lying than in protecting the Americans, as with their commander-in-chief, would have the nation believe that weapons killing Americans are coming from Iran.  America and the CIA, masters of deception, eager to start another war at any cost, even at the cost of American patriots who are dying in Iraq, are hard at work convincing the nation that Iran is arming Iraqis, attempting to make us forget the 190,000 assault rifles and pistols that the Pentagon ‘lost’ (while under the watchful eye of KBR, Mr. Cheney’s old company).   One must wonder what else may be ‘lost’ or otherwise, and blamed on Iran?


In the reality we live in, this Hydra too, has its weakness and its strength.  What empowers and feeds it is apathy.   Its weakness is the collective will of a well-informed nation.  The arrow that will rid that nation of its destructive ways, is the Constitution of the United States.  Failure to do this, will be the destruction of the U.S. as we know it.



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