I do not want my nation to go to war with Iran.
Why? Because then everyone would suffer.
If I said I would destroy Iran,
It would only be a threat
Backed up by a promise.
I would, as it were,
First spend years to get you to see my side.
I would slowly show you that if Iran gained nuclear weapons
And our whole world went to war, it would profit nothing.
Entire crops would die.
Entire populations would be destroyed.
Therefore, I would show you what war is.
I would spend the better part of my career,
As a general, showing you why you cannot have a World War.
Then, as a measure, I would tell you my stratagem.
It would be simple.
Any country that would start a World War
Swiftly, I would win over its allies,
And destroy that country, right down to the last man and child.
It would be swift.
It would be painless.
I would not torture.
I would take captives.
Those slaves I would treat as human beings…
They would work, eat and till my pastures
And be as much a part of my people as my people.
They would follow my laws.
They would live good lives
And eat, drink, marry,
And after several decades, they’d be allowed to return home,
Them and their children and their children
If they’d desire.
I am not Daniel.
No. I am not Jude.
I am not a Prophet, like Amos was not a prophet.
Rather, my wisdom is my prophesy.
I would not wage a war
Unless the citizens were corrupt
Of the country I invaded.
I would not wage a war
Unless it was punishment,
Exacted on that nation.
It would be swift and merciless.
I would not fight for territory.
It would be a rod.
But, before that, I would do everything in my power to keep China and Russia
Out of a conflict. And if diplomacy failed,
If they’d stubbornly hold onto Iran’s defense,
I would not fight. I would silently bow out and would not resist.
The reason why is that the trees are precious to me.
So are people.
War is a measure fought to punish a wicked nation
For its crimes.
Frankly, as a measure, I do not believe my nation is righteous enough
To punish yours, nor yours righteous enough to punish mine.
But, in my estimation, I would give everything, even my credibility
But not my soul,—never my soul, for such is more precious to me than the whole world—
But my credibility I would give to prevent such a war that would destroy everything good and lovely.
I love you.
Enough to understand why war is fought,
And that if I were killed by you, I would not be angry.
For war is the ugliest thing in Human Existence,
And if it’s fought, it needs to be fought.
No chemicals. No biologics. No nuclears.
Only because there would be other innocent countries that would suffer
Even more if they were used.
Frankly, I am disgusted.
I want Trump to not attack you.
I had envisioned a plan that would take years
To unfold, and I would work everything in my power
To prevent the whole Earth suffering for one country’s sins.
That was why my strategy was severe. Because I loved you
Enough to not want you or I to suffer World War III.
And there will not be a World War III,
Will there? I hope not.
Because my foreboding was to tell you
What war is. First. It is not humane.
Second, my foreboding was to broker peace;
Not to solve all of the Earth’s problems.
Men will kill each other in all places and all times.
It cannot be solved.
But, one nation does not have to make all men suffer.