One would have thought that, after the exposure of the lies told to get a war going against the people of Iraq, that the neocons would have pulled their head in and at least be a little more subtle about how they try to con the world into a war against Iran. But, no; the ‘Iraq has a nuclear weapons program’ meme that we were so familiar with as Zionist Israel and their neocon supporters got the US and its allies to invade and destroy Iraq has for some time now morphed into ‘Iran has a nuclear weapons program’.
Yes, the same shameless neocons are using exactly the same rhetoric and propaganda to get the US to bomb and destroy Iran as they did with Iraq.
In his latest piece of warmongering nonsense, William Kristol writes in the Weekly Standard:
…the finger-wagging of the international community won’t stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. The non-chest-thumping Obama administration, it is increasingly clear, is not going to stop Iran either. The only country that may not be resigned to a nuclear Iran is Israel. Its government, at least, disdains resignation to the fact that nefarious regimes sometimes choose to change behaviour, but, gee, sometimes they don’t.
And then, just to reinforce the notion of ‘existential threat’ to Israel – and the rest of ‘us’, whoever ‘us’ are – he adds:
After all, this worldly attitude didn’t work out too well for the Jewish people—or the rest of us—in the last century.
Kristol also demonstrates the extent to which the neocons have been able to successfully con the State Department into believing Iran has a nuclear weapons program. He quotes State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley who, referring to Iran’s recent statements about its new-found ability to speed up enrichment, said that there was no need for faster centrifuges and that:
We have to conclude that Iran has nefarious intentions with its nuclear program.
Just how Iran’s wish to speed up its nuclear power generation and medical isotopes program demonstrates a ‘nefarious intention’ is conveniently not explained. However, by making such a statement, the inference that Crowley and Kristol are trying to con us into believing is quite clear. Crowley and Kristol are hoping that ‘speeding up enrichment’ will be interpreted as ‘enriching uranium to weapons grade’ rather than simply producing enough low grade material for electrical power generation and medical purposes much quicker.
With regard to Kristol’s assertion that ‘Israel may be the only country not resigned to a nuclear Iran’, this is pure nonsense. Israel cannot act militarily against Iran without US connivance. If Israel were to strike Iran and then Obama claimed that the US were ignorant of Israel’s plans, then one would know that the biggest lie of all had been told.
Israel needs Iran out of their equation for a Greater Israel. With Iran unable to support Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and Syria, Israel knows it will be able to deal the blow it has always dreamed of against the Palestinians and their Arab neighbours in order to realise their dream of a Greater Israel that includes the Gaza Strip, south Lebanon up to the Litani River, and the West Bank.
The lie that Iran has a ‘nuclear weapons program’ is central to Israel’s expansionist hopes and dreams.
The Zionists of Israel and their neocon supporters, led by the likes of William Kristol in the US, together with other neocons around the world will keep pushing the lie until eventually the administration will cave in to their demands and attack Iran.
And the rest of the world will not be heard despite the noise we will create.