On Friday, two Israel-Firsters, Hillary Clinton (US) and Catherine Ashton (EU) met at the US State Department to discuss Iran’s willingness to restart negotiation with P5+1 on its civilian nuclear program without “pre-conditions”. Hillary Clinton welcomed Iranian decision calling it “important step”.
Political observers believe that the United States, under Israeli pressure, has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran’s nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for the other third-world countries. Washington has laid much pressure on Iran to make it give up the most sensitive and advanced part of the technology, which is uranium enrichment, a process used for producing nuclear fuel for power plants. However, the Zionist regime is worried that Iran with a nuclear “capability” will make it impossible for the Jewish Army to defeat Hamas and Hizbullah.
On February 12, 2012 – Vice Admiral Mark Fox, commander of US 5th fleet told reporters at the US Navy base in Manama, Bahrain that Islamic Republic can block the Strait of Hormuz – the water artery used to transport nearly 40% of world’s crude oil by using ‘mosquitoe submarines’.
Dr. Saeb Shaath, ME political expert and author says that the so-called “Israel’s capability to attack Iran is pure science fiction. Israel cannot attack Iran without the active help of the US and its client regimes in the region, Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia as was the case Israeli attack on Iraqi nuclear reactor building in 1981 – attacks against PLO in Lebanon in 1982 and PLO headquarter in Tunisia in late 1980s and Israeli attack on Syrian factory in 2007.
“While Israel has the option of using its untested Jerichos intermediate-range ballistic missiles as surprise attack, such an attack would take 10-12 minutes to reach to Iran, leaving plenty of time for Iran to launch a counter-attack (with its long-range tested ballistic missiles). The only sane conclusion is that any military attack on Iran – aerial or otherwise – would have to materialize from its neighboring countries (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, US-Israel controlled Iraqi Kurdistan, etc.). Iran’s strategic planners are aware of that fact,” wrote Dr. Shaath.
Iranian airforce is on record of saying that some of its ballistic missiles are aimed at its Arab neigbors which may be used as launching-pads for attacks on Iran by the US or Israel. As a warning, Iran has despatched its 18th fleet of warships in Mediterranean Sea.
Jewish professor Marjorie Cohn (Thomas Jefferson School of Law) believes that Obama should pressure Israel, not Iran to stop creating WW III in the Muslim East. Marjorie Cohn has written against the Islamic Revolution and Iran’s anti-US policy in the past. She calls herself “pro-Israel but anti-Zionist regime“.
Neocons in Israel and the United States are escalating their rhetoric to prepare us for war with Iran. Even the infamous John Yoo, architect of George W. Bush’s illegal torture and spying programs, is calling on the Republican presidential candidates to “begin preparing the case for a military strike to destroy Iran’s nuclear program.”
Under the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran has the legal right to produce nuclear power for peaceful purposes. The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has found no evidence that Iran is developing a nuclear weapons program. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently said on CBS that Iran is not currently trying to build a nuclear weapon.
Nevertheless, the United States and Israel are mounting a campaign of aggression against Iran. The United States has imposed punishing sanctions against Iran that are crippling Iran’s economy, and pressuring other countries and strong-arming financial institutions to stop buying oil from Iran, the world’s third largest exporter.
There is also evidence that Israel, with the possible assistance of the United States, has orchestrated the assassinations of at least five Iranian nuclear scientists or engineers since 2007.
These acts of aggression are designed to provoke Iran to retaliate, including possibly closing the Strait of Hormuz, which will spark a war that could spread to the entire Middle East.
Iran is not a threat to Israel’s security. Iran has not attacked any country in some 200 years. In 1953, the CIA engineered a coup that replaced a democratic government in Iran with the vicious Shah. He ruled Iran with an iron hand for 25 years, wreaking torture and terror on Iranians while keeping Iran open to Western investment. When I visited Iran in 1978 as a human rights observer, there were dozens of U.S. corporations in downtown Tehran. One year later, the chickens came home to roost.
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