Hostile US/Israeli rhetoric is longstanding. Obama and Netanyahu consider Iran an existential threat. Claiming it turns truth on its head.
Iran's nuclear program is red herring cover for regime change. If it didn't exist, another pretext would be found. They're easy to invent.
By Bill Van Auken - 22 March 2013
In a speech delivered in Jerusalem on Thursday, US President Barack Obama identified US interests unconditionally with Israel while reiterating war threats against both Syria and Iran...Both the Israeli press and Palestinian analysts described Obama’s address...as the most enthusiastic embrace of the ideology of Zionism by any president in US history. One Israeli newspaper urged Obama to emigrate to Israel and run for office.
Permanent war is official US policy. Bipartisan complicity supports it. Doing so violates international, constitutional and US statute laws.
Dangerous demagoguery may become policy. Doing so reflects madness. Warmongers don't seem to care.
It's no surprise. It's been that way for years. Iran's legally entitled to enrich uranium. Dozens of other countries do the same thing.
Multiple previous P5+1 talks were held. America manipulated them to fail. So did Israel covertly. Western nations were pressured to go along.
It's continued for decades. Iran's a prime target of choice. Washington deplores independent governments. It wants pro-Western ones replacing them. It doesn't care if they're democratic, despotic or anything in between. Subservience to Washington alone matters.
Secretary of State John Kerry's clear where he stands. He laid down markers. He demands Iran comply with Washington's demands. Left unsaid is what follows otherwise.
Escalating anti-Iranian tensions continues.
Iran fully complies with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) provisions. Its nuclear program is peaceful. US intelligence says so. Annually it repeats earlier assessments. Washington, other Western countries, and Israel know what they won't admit publicly. So do media scoundrels. They target Iran unfairly.
Israel's likely coalition partners assure it. Spurious Iranian threats are hyped. What began years ago continues. Washington and Israel want puppet leaders replacing independent ones in power. At issue is unchallenged regional dominance.
By Noam Chomsky - Friday, 04 January 2013
The "Iranian threat" is overwhelmingly a Western obsession, shared by Arab dictators, though not Arab populations...As numerous polls have shown, although citizens of Arab countries generally dislike Iran, they do not regard it as a very serious threat. Rather, they perceive the threat to be Israel and the United States; and many, sometimes considerable majorities, regard Iranian nuclear weapons as a counter to these threats.
By Ismail Salami - December 26th, 2012
Truly known to be one of the most misinterpreted and misused words, terrorism is defined and refined by the West according to the context where it proves deleterious or beneficial to those who define the term.
By Ted Snider - rabble.ca
The other day, when I picked up my mail as usual, I found something most unusual. It was a letter from a member of Stephen Harper's cabinet and the conservative Member of Parliament for my riding in Toronto, Joe Oliver...But the page did not contain a single word of Mr. Oliver's on it. Instead, both sides of the single page letter were filled by a reprint of a September 8, 2012 National Post article by former George Bush speech writer David Frum.