Iron Man trilogy: An epic tale of America’s world failures

The Iron Man Trilogy is the epitome of America's world failures

Journalist Kashif Ahmed argues that The Iron Man Trilogy is all about making Americans feel good about themselves in a world over which they are rapidly losing control.

Comic book writer Alan Moore was once asked why superheroes were so popular in the US.

He said: “American superhero comics are a lot like America’s foreign policy – America has an inordinate fondness for the unfair fight. They would prefer not to get involved in a fight if they don’t have superior firepower, or they’re invulnerable. That’s why I believe guns are so popular – because you can behave in a very cowardly fashion. I genuinely think it’s this squeamishness that’s behind the American superhero myth.”

Marvel’s “Iron Man” trilogy began in 2008 as an inherently absurd, albeit mildly divertive, exercise in militaristic propaganda. Hollywood’s well-documented, long-term relationship with pro-Israeli shills, The Pentagon, CIA and the Military Industrial Complex produced a film in which the intellectually emaciated masses were told (in the loudest volume possible) that America’s wars on behalf of the illegitimate state of Israel were, in fact, for its own good, fun and not for Israel at all.

Iron Man I

Charismatic genius and billionaire arms dealer Tony Stark, who is the Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), embodies all that the average American isn’t and could never hope to be – he’s the “dream” writ large.

Captured by Taliban types in US-occupied Afghanistan, Stark, through sheer determination, ingenuity and resolve, built the Iron Man armour whilst in captivity, killed all manner of non-descript jihadis, flew home, outwitted his competitors and essentially “privatised world peace.”

Iron Man represented a hologram of the America Zionized morons have been indoctrinated to think exists. Stark’s banal mea culpa didn’t take into consideration all the innocent Afghans his company’s WMDs had murdered or maimed but wallowed in a mire of introspective hypocrisy.

For it was the fear that his weapons could “fall into the wrong hands” that prompted him to embark upon a self-righteous crusade as Iron Man; rescuing huddled groups of trembling refugees from the clutches of bearded, Middle-Eastern terrorists armed with AK-47s and dodgy foreign accents.

Now even though most Americans don’t do irony, I’m sure someone must have noticed the self-fulfilling prophecy of relocating some of the action from Vietnam (in the 1960s Iron Man comics) to Afghanistan.

For we’ve seen this all before. Back then they were after the “yellow” man and everything Asian was presented as bad or worthy of extermination, and remained so until the Vietnamese won the war and the Yanks retreated en-masse from an embassy rooftop in Saigon.

Today, Zionism’s agenda is focused on Islam, so it’s the Taliban who are typecast as the ruthless captors where once it was the Viet Cong. Before that, they were after Black people (and still are) so everything Afro-Caribbean was made out to be sinister; then Hispanics became personae non gratae for awhile.

Before them it was the Irish who were dehumanised across the board and before that they instilled self-hatred into young Native Americans, encouraged at gunpoint to “Kill the Indian and save the man.”

Iron Man II & III

Iron Man II (2009) saw an embittered Russian weapons maker turned super villain hired by Stark’s corporate rivals to facilitate an escalation in the arms race. The film takes a sly dig at Iranian, Chinese and North Korean attempts to build the Iron Man armour (understandable, since the US/Israel have been undermined by all three in real life).

Iron Man II is kind of a throwback to Cold War era propaganda, in that it celebrates sophisticated, free market Western enterprise (Tony Stark even patents a new element) and sneers at the clumsy, Asiatic incompetence of those mad Russian wannabes.

Robert Downey Jr plays the Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr plays the Iron Man

Iron Man III (2013) was a different kettle of fish, for the world is changing at such a pace, those five years, in socio-political terms, is like five decades in old time.

Writer/ director Shane Black subtly exposes the fraudulent “war on terror” via The Mandarin character and despite a groan-worthy jibe levelled at some women wearing the niqab, Iron Man 3 is generally more world-aware than its predecessors and the subplot about injured US veterans transformed into unstable, ticking time bombs, speaks for itself.

Iron Man 3 is still a big, dumb action movie as they all were, but its politics have, to a certain extent, been affected by US/Israeli defeats in Afghanistan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, China, Pakistan, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and elsewhere.

America’s world failures

The Iron Man saga is a franchise that attempts to make sense of real world failure with fake world fantasy, an ectopic curiosity that harks back to a time when the US felt it had a grip on things. That even though they were simply hired henchmen, torturers and shabbos goy cannon fodder for their Israeli overlords, they would still be able to win quickly, fly home, have a cheeseburger washed down with a beer before watching the ball game on ESPN.

But the world has moved on. We’ve categorically rejected Israel’s stale smorgasbord of psychotic arguments served up with a side order of crazy. No one took a plate for the buffet and the punch bowls full of warm Kool-Aid with Matzo crumbs floating in it.

The streamers are falling off the walls, the junkies are getting their stomachs pumped in the A&E as tumbleweeds roll by, there’s no need to say it because its obvious to all – the party’s over and no one had a good time.

I’m reminded of what George Carlin once said about the American dream: “That’s why they call it the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

For Iron Man represents something alluded to in Moore’s seminal graphic novel “Watchmen”, set in an alternative universe where America won the Vietnam war; a superhero black-ops agent called The Comedian sits in a Hanoi bar and muses over what would’ve happened if the US had lost the war: “I think it might’ve driven us crazy. Y’know, as a country.”

Iron Man attempts to push the theoretical logic of victory through superior firepower, but in reality the Zionist-controlled armed forces of over 42 nations led by the most militarily powerful country on Earth, were beaten to a bloody pulp by a humble Afghan schoolteacher named Umar.

It’s not for nothing that JINSA, AIPAC, the Pentagon, Mossad and the PNAC neo-cons are stuck between Iraq and a hard place in Helmand; it’s not for nothing that Hollywood has to pretend the last decade didn’t happen, or at least not in the way we all know it did.

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