There’s been trouble brewing between Iran and the US for months now…

And if we’re honest, the tension between the two countries hasn’t really subsided since the two became philosophically and fundamentally opposed in our political and economic ideologies.

Iran, while having a president, isn’t run as a democracy or republic…

It’s a theocracy.

Clerics of Islam are the ones who TRULY run the country—and their adherence to the teachings of Muhammad has created an atmosphere of violence and fear…

A far cry from the religion’s peaceful, tolerant origins.

The ruling religious class has used religion as their basis of government since the Islamic revolution in 1979.

Unfortunately, it’s been this adherence to their religious ideologies that has pitted our countries against each other. The Iranian leaders tend to look at Western society as an abomination against Allah, and they see it as their duty as believers to install Islam throughout the world…

Through any means necessary.

Iran And The US: A Legacy Of Confrontation

We’ve come close to armed conflicts with Iran numerous times over the past 40 years…

But recent rhetoric from Iran seems to be ramping up, signaling a coming confrontation between the two countries in the near future.

With Iran’s aggressive stance over their control of the Strait of Hormuz, the shooting down of an American drone, and an even more recent rocket attack by members of Kata’ib Hezbollah (an Iranian-backed militia group) took the life of an American…

Our president had no choice but to respond in kind.

His response?

He authorized bombings of five Kata’ib Hezbollah sites in Iraq…

Our president believes in swift justice.

However, nobody expected that to be the end of the issue—and it wasn’t.

Dozens of Iraqi Shiite militia members attacked the US embassy in Baghdad, which saw the protestors turned away by guards with tear gas and bullets.

And while the attack was undertaken by Iraqi citizens…

Our president has reason to believe that the attack was orchestrated by Iran. He made this case public, tweeting: “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!”

Is he right?

Is this the underhanded work of the Iranians?

Or is it just business as usual in the Middle East? After all, there seems to be very little common ground between Eastern and Western society, so it’s quite possible that the unrest had nothing to do with Iran.

The Beginning Of A Terrible Pattern

It’s hard to say…

But odds are our president is right. With the war rhetoric ramping up between the US and Iran, it just makes sense. Iraq may have no love lost for America—but odds are they don’t want to feel the full might of the US military again this soon.

It’s safe to assume that they remember the “Shock and Awe” that happens when you find yourself on the wrong side of the US.

And if Iran IS behind this…

This doesn’t bode well for them.

They’re a country ITCHING for a revolution—and the people are no longer happy kowtowing to the religious zealots that run their country.

They want what every human being wants on this planet…

Freedom.

The Iranian people don’t want war…

But you can bet they’d love if the current regime and system of government was ousted from power.

If things keep going in this direction…

They may get what they want—it’s just a shame that it’ll cost both American and Iranian lives.

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plat