Civilizations, societies and world governments advocate or demand their citizens attend each other with courtesy, honesty, and civility. I think fit that all the governments of the world should also comply. Herewith is an example of one of Trump’s outrageous tweet replies just this day to Iran’s President Rouhani’s mild tweet on Sunday. Only the Israeli would appreciate and chuckle.
“Do not pursue hostile acts against Iran, because peace with America is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”
To Iran President Rouhani “NEVER THREATEN THE U. S. AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES THE WORLD OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. THE U. S. NO LONGER IS A COUNTRY WILL STAND FOR YOUR DESTRUCTIVE WORDS OF VIOLENCE AND DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS.” Wow!
Trump’s tweet is definitely overstated and dangerous. And by the way, support by the GOP has reached for Trump a record high in spite of a great deal of Media scorn.
But on to greater disregard for humanity and civility.
In the Summer of 1953 the U. S. and Britain overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran for its prodigious oil reserve, the third largest at the time, and replaced it by selected 25-year-old Shah who ruled the country with the guidance of American for the next 24 years. There was never recognition nor an apology for the intervention, It was a coverup of which the chickens came home to roost two and three decades later.
In 1983 Korean Air flight 777 was in route to Seoul, Korea from Anchorage, Alaska. While passing over the Japanese Sea was deliberately shot down by a single Russian fighter jet, killing 269 aboard. No apology was given, claiming the passenger plane, a Boeing 747, was within Russian airspace and on a spying mission. No apology or reparations were provide the families.
In 1988 a U. S. Naval vessel in the Straits of Hormuz mistakenly shot down Iranian passenger flight 655 which on its way from Tehran to Dubai killing 290 on board. Again no apology, recognition or reparations was provided to this date. The tragedy has been placed into the dust bin of history and forgotten.
More recently In July 2014 Malaysian Flight MH17 with 283 passenger and 15 crew was heading toward Kuana Lumpur from Amsterdam and was shot down by a Russian made missile by alleged Yukrainian Insurgents. The tragedy continues to be under investigation after several years and not near concluded, nor as above chances of justice for the victims and reparations are slim indeed.
All the Best.
History: Cubana flight 455 on route to Barbados to Jamaica was down on 6 October 1975 by Cuban anti-Castro terrorist using dynamite and C-4 explosives killing 76 aboard. Four men were convicted in Venezuela and sentence to 20 year for the act. Louis Padrosa the CIA linked leader miraculously was not convicted and denied any connection with the operation. He later wrote a book detailing the operation while moving to Miami, Florida in retirement.