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Is Iran Really the Bad Guy?

Letters to the Editor | January 26, 2012, Thursday // 17:07| Views: 3600 | Comments: 25
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The Americans fresh from their military defeat in Iraq and the same soon in Afghanistan are looking for new places to use their massive war machine, along with selling its merchandise. It's well known that the US creates situations that then boosts its arms industries to supplying 40% of all weapons sold worldwide each year.

What better place to display all your technology and weapons of destruction then in the "theatre of war".

Only recently the US convinced the Saudis that Iran was a big threat to them in the region that ended up with a USD 60 B order of -: 84 F15 jet fighters, 70 F15 upgrades, 190 helicopters and an array of weapons. So, it's very easy to see that fear gets results especially when you are the person behind it!

Double standards are not a new thing for the Americans, because they have been playing this game for a very long time. Who gave the Soviets the details of how to build a nuclear bomb? The recent terrorists attacks on Iranian scientists who were working on the nuclear program in Iran, has not received any condemnations from the country that's obsessed with terrorism. The assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, took place on January 19, 2010, in a Dubai hotel room and involved 26 Mossad suspects. Yet again not a word from the US and illustrates that "turning the other cheek" is a frequent occurrence when it suits.

Why now is Iran getting the full US treatment on the pretext of it being a danger to world peace, if it has the ability to build a nuclear bomb when other countries more unstable, already have these weapons in place? It's because the American influence is now diminishing (especially in other Arab countries whose despot rulers where supported by them), and along with a bankrupt economy new tactics must be found to bolster their military industry and try to re-establish themselves as world leaders in everything. Also, being seen as the good guys!

If you read most articles or listen to what the majority of Arabs /Muslins are saying about who is responsible for de-stabilising the Middle East (with the exception of Saudi Arabia), it's the Palestinian problem and the Americans' support of Israel in all of this that's the root cause.

Israel has not confirmed that it has nuclear weapons and officially maintains that it will not be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East. Yet the existence of Israeli nuclear weapons is a "public secret" by now due to the declassification of large numbers of formerly highly classified US government documents, which show that the United States by 1975 was convinced that Israel had nuclear weapons. Today, Israel is the world's sixth most powerful nuclear state, with a stockpile of more than 100 nuclear weapons and with the components and ability to build atomic, neutron and hydrogen bombs. France contributed a lot in this.

In April 2009, reports surfaced that North Korea has become a "fully fledged nuclear power", an opinion shared by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei. On May 25, 2009, North Korea conducted another nuclear test, which is believed to have been the cause of a magnitude 4.7 seismic event. Although there is no official information about the test's location, it is believed that it happened in the north-eastern region near Kilju, the site of North Korea's first nuclear test.

Both India and Pakistan built nuclear weapons in 1998.

During the cold war both the Soviets and Americans had thousands of nuclear weapons but that fact stopped any being used, and as we can see it's still working with other countries today.

The prospective of a conflict with Iran would be like Armageddon and must never happen. With the IMF now predicting oil prices could raise between 20%-30% if there was a conflict, this might be the only thing that will focus the minds of the antagonists!

Keith Gregory

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#25
hercules - 20 Feb 2012 // 14:25:55

Oil prices hit a 8 month high…..$ 120 a barrel (20%) increase since December 20011

And are the Iranians suffering with this hike in prices caused by the US and it’s followers?

#24
Harley - 14 Feb 2012 // 11:07:15

Hahaha. You really are dumber than I thought. But at least honest, thanks for your correcting letting the forum know about your latest plagiarism victim. You freely steal from Fisk regularly, and that's what I meant by my statement, not your latest theft. What a sorry version of a fudgepacker.

#23
hercules - 14 Feb 2012 // 10:54:49

“By the way, your verbatim plagiarism of Robert Fisk is getting plainly silly and annoying. It's obvious you're not the brightest star in the sky but nevertheless try to be a little more original in your arguments. If I want to listen to Fisk's left wing, anti-Semitic tirades I just have to read The Independent, not see how a British pensioner from Bulgaria copies him incessantly to show that he is a grade above a carpenter”

Who is behind Israel's embassy attacks?
By Gordon Corera
Security correspondent, BBC News

Words of wisdom from..Mr Fudgepacker our regular, Bulgarian/British/American Jerk…

The word I’m looking for is sorry Hercules!!

#22
Harley - 14 Feb 2012 // 10:39:00

Of course it's Israel's fault because it killed Mugniyah or Sheikh Yassin, just like it's America's fault for arming the Mujahadin in the 80s. This is the typical argument from left wing cowards, never respond to aggression or God forbid you will be attacked in retaliation. Thank goodness even your nasty little island had courageous leaders like Churchill. Going by your argument the UK and the US should have appeased Hitler to the end to avoid "a campaign of retaliation".

By the way, your verbatim plagiarism of Robert Fisk is getting plainly silly and annoying. It's obvious you're not the brightest star in the sky but nevertheless try to be a little more original in your arguments. If I want to listen to Fisk's left wing, anti-Semitic tirades I just have to read The Independent, not see how a British pensioner from Bulgaria copies him incessantly to show that he is a grade above a carpenter.

#21
hercules - 14 Feb 2012 // 10:06:55

Who is behind Israel's embassy attacks?

Israel wasted little time in pointing the finger at those it considered responsible for the blast in India and the attempted bombing in Georgia.
Iran and its "proxy" Hezbollah were responsible, officials said.
The war of words may be escalating, but so is a semi-clandestine struggle which is ranging well beyond the Middle East.
Israel has not produced any evidence at this stage for its claim, but Hezbollah will be seen as one possible culprit with the possibility (denied by Tehran) that Iran may have also been involved as well.
Both certainly have motives for wanting to strike at Israel now.

Softer targets?

Four years ago, the much-feared head of Hezbollah's external operations wing, Imad Mugniyah, was killed by a blast in Damascus.

There has long been an expectation that Hezbollah would seek its revenge, and last year there were security warnings for the anniversary of the killing.
The fact that anniversary fell yesterday will fuel the belief that events in Georgia and India may be a direct response.
His death was blamed by Hezbollah's supporters on Israel's Mossad.

That may well be the motivation for the attack in Delhi and attempted attack in Georgia. Trying to carry out the killing of an Israeli diplomat in London or Paris would most likely be a harder task.
Hezbollah is a group that has close ties to Iran, but it would be wrong to see it purely as its proxy.
Its overseas operations wing has extensive networks around the world, including in Europe and Latin America, and works with Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds force, which also operates abroad.
One concern in Western countries has always been that a major air strike on Iran's nuclear programme could lead to a campaign of retaliation around the world carried out by Hezbollah operatives.

#20
Harley - 13 Feb 2012 // 21:35:17

"Remember the assignations of nuclear scientists in Teheran and what the UK, Israel and US said about them?"

"Exodus 21:24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,"

Obviously our in-house retarded intellectual hercules has a short memory that corresponds to his low IQ. Just to refresh your peanut sized brain:

1992 Iran bombs the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires: 29 people killed, hundreds injured.

1994 Iran bombs the Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires: 85 people killed, hundreds injured.

1994 Iran bombs the Israeli Embassy in London: over 30 injuries.

And now the "peaceful and benevolent" Iranians are trying to bomb the Israeli embassies in Georgia and India.

You are right about something you herculean imbecile and anti-Semite: a tooth for a tooth, hand for a hand and foot for a foot.

#19
hercules - 13 Feb 2012 // 20:05:55

Bombers have targeted staff at Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, officials say, with Israel accusing Iran of masterminding the attacks

Witnesses said a motorcyclist placed a device on an embassy car in Delhi, causing a blast that hurt four people - one seriously. A bomb underneath a diplomat's car in Tbilisi was defused. Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran was behind both incidents.
But Iranian officials denied the claims as "sheer lies".
One of the victims of the Delhi bombing, the wife of a defence ministry official, was in a "critical but stable" condition, according to AFP news agency. It quoted a doctor as saying she had undergone spinal surgery.
Mr Netanyahu told a meeting of his Likud party MPs that there had been "two attempts of terrorism against innocent civilians".
"Iran is behind these attacks and it is the largest terror exporter in the world," he said

He also blamed Iran for recent plots to attack Israeli targets in Thailand and Azerbaijan that were prevented.
And he suggested that the militant Islamist Hezbollah movement was also involved.
Israel's foreign ministry said the country had the ability to track down those who carried out the attacks.
AFP quoted US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as condemning the attacks, adding the US "stands ready to assist with any investigations of these cowardly actions". UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was "shocked and appalled" by the bombings.

Remember the assignations of nuclear scientists in Teheran and what the UK, Israel and US said about them?

Exodus 21:24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

#18
ankle - 5 Feb 2012 // 10:02:24

“And, why is that? It is because modern communications have enabled more people outside the U.S. to understand what a far better society it is and that has fanned the flames of inherent jealousy, igorance and greed. It is the modern (well, really old age) mantra of "you built it but we want it".”

Of course a lot of people in poorer counties would love to embrace the American way of life and envoy it, but it’s their dominance in world affairs that’s backed up with their “ mighty war machine” that’s causing the hatred in the world today…..

Russia is no more the bad guy!!!

#17
SuOcrack - 5 Feb 2012 // 09:17:29

"In the last 50 years American has gone from being one of the greatest countries in the world, to one of the most hated!"

And, why is that? It is because modern communications have enabled more people outside the U.S. to understand what a far better society it is and that has fanned the flames of inherent jealousy, igorance and greed. It is the modern (well, really old age) mantra of "you built it but we want it".

#16
ankle - 4 Feb 2012 // 12:48:43

“There is a strong possibility that Israel will strike Iran's nuclear installations this spring, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta allegedly reckons.
"Panetta believes there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June - before Iran enters what Israelis described as a "zone of immunity" to commence building a nuclear bomb," a Washington Post columnist David Ignatius stated in an article.”

And what will the Americans do about this? They will make a few muted objections but as the whole world knows, are in full support of an attack on another Muslim country they don’t like.

The Israelis have had an Atomic bomb since 1974 (which they have not declared or denied), but that’s fine because they can do whatever they like and other people can’t. When you have the world’s largest economy, with the biggest war machine and the most Jews living in that country on your side, it’s very easy to be in this position.

In the last 50 years American has gone from being one of the greatest countries in the world, to one of the most hated!

#15
hercules - 2 Feb 2012 // 12:03:42

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned of a 20-30% oil price spike if Iranian exports are disrupted.
The IMF warned that if the West imposed financial sanctions on Iran, it would be tantamount to an oil blockade, and the shock to the market could be as bad as from Libya's revolution last year.
Iran produces 5% of global oil output.
Moreover, if Iran goes ahead with a threat to blockade oil exports via the Straits of Hormuz in the Gulf, the IMF said the shock could be even greater.
About a quarter of all oil produced globally, and some 40% of all oil exports - including those from Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia - are shipped through the Straits each year.

#14
ankle - 1 Feb 2012 // 22:11:53

“Iran nuclear crisis: UN inspectors have 'good' talks.UN nuclear inspectors back from a trip to Iran to discuss its contested nuclear programme have said the country is "committed" to "resolving all outstanding issues”. The International Atomic Energy Agency said another visit to Tehran was planned for later this month. Inspectors described their visit as positive but said there was still work to do.”

“But last November, the IAEA said it had information suggesting Iran had carried out tests "relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device”. Since then, the US and the European Union have imposed a series of sanctions against Iran, including measures targeting the country's lucrative oil industry.”

If the inspectors were happy after their recent visit, what has changed since last November when they had information relevant to the Iranians developing a bomb?

There were no visits to look at any plants enriching uranium or any other facilities.

Based on the supposedly “ November 2011 information” the Americans and their allies have used this spurious information to racquet up the anti against Iran and put in place all kinds of sanctions against them.

It smacks of more US propaganda to start another conflict… What happened to the case against the Iranian-American used car salesman trying to contact Mexican gangsters to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington?

#13
hercules - 1 Feb 2012 // 11:14:37

Iran says nuclear talks with IAEA 'constructive'

The semi-official Fars news agency said the two sides had agreed to continue talks, but the report did not specify when the next meeting would happen. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has so far not commented.
The IAEA inspectors'' visit to Iran comes at a time of heightened tension between the Tehran government and the West over the country's nuclear programme.
The US and its allies suspect Iran's uranium enrichment work has military aims but Tehran insists it is for electricity generation


The US and its allies are “ wrong footed” again by the Iranians..

#12
hercules - 30 Jan 2012 // 15:27:06

Iran says it may halt oil sales to 'some countries'

The dispute between Iran and the Western economies has escalated after Tehran warned it will stop oil sales to "some countries."

Rostam Qasemi, Iran's oil minister, said the curbs will be implemented soon but did not mention specific countries.

The warning comes just days after the European Union (EU) agreed to stop importing Iranian oil from 1 July.

Iran’s pre-emptive strike !

#11
hercules - 30 Jan 2012 // 11:32:16

Hahaha,

Ankle went on a fishing trip and caught the biggest Homophobic creature on the forum.

Your views are more compatible with the “ Third Reich” not mine !

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