Mar. 4, 2012
After a decade of war in the Middle East — wars that have cost the lives of thousands, and over a trillion dollars, wars that have left two foreign countries in shambles and our own flat broke — the drumbeats for yet another war in the region are beginning to syncopate our news. This time it’s Iran that finds itself in the crosshairs. While the U. S. imposes crippling sanctions on Iran and moves massive firepower into the Persian Gulf, someone is assassinating Iran’s nuclear scientists and sabotaging its facilities. In response, Iran has vowed to choke off one of the world’s critical oil supply routes. What are the possibilities of war with Iran? What are the likely consequences? And why on earth are we even thinking about another war right now? Paul George, Director of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, will discuss these issues.
Humanist Community Forum (2012-03-04): Yet Another War? Iran in the Crosshairs (Paul George) from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.