Battlefield 3 video game conditioning America’s youth for another war for Israel (against Iran)?!
By James Morris for Salem-News
(LOS ANGELES) – From the ghosts of Tom Clancy’s 2001 release of Ghost Recon, with its single player campaign plot involving the exact, prophetic, Georgian invasion of South Ossetia with Nato backing that later occurred in 2008, comes the latest, greatest, First Person Shooter Video Game from EA: Battlefield 3. The game features the latest gaming engine, Frostbite 2.
It looks real. but what is so interesting to me about this game is that not one reviewer chose to comment on the plot of the Single Player Campaign, with most of them preferring instead to devote the majority of the substance of their reviews to praising how wonderful it is to blow each other up in such great detail in multiplayer and co-op mode. Not even the prestigious site Gamespot.com’s Video Review host Chris Watters could be bothered to tell you what armies you are representing in multiplayer or co-op mode during his 5 minute commentary.
The multiplayer mode storyline has the Pacific Asian Coalition led by Russia invading Europe in France and battling NATO with American troops on the ground in France. In other words WW III. This article will focus on the storyline of the Single Player Campaign. The story is told in a disconnected, non-intuitive way, revolving around the protagonist’s flashbacks that he recounts as he is interrogated by Homeland Security. In fact the two DHS interrogator characters actively and forcefully push the protagonist and in so doing you the player to constantly reinforce your casual dismissal of the plot.
The story features US Marine Sgt Blackburn, the protagonist, and has you the player live through his quest to capture an Iranian PLR agent named Solomon who has 2 Russian suitcase nukes that he plans to detonate in Paris and New York City. As the story unfolds, US Marines conduct small scale black ops incursions into Iranian cities in order to secure strategic intel objectives.
One of these missions involves your in-game character and it consists of a force of 50,000 US Marines invading Tehran, Iran without provocation to look for suspected Russian double agent/terror mastermind Solomon. You get to be the navigator/gunner in an F-18 airstrike on Tehran’s main airport. This mission allows you to discover that Solomon acquired 3 suitcase nukes. One of them is still there, and you see maps for Paris and New York City. Next thing you know Paris gets nuked. Yes you read that correctly. The suitcase nuke goes off in Paris and kills 80,000.