By Ronald L. Ray —
As the United States and the other P5+1 nations (UK, Germany, France, China and Russia) inch closer to a preliminary agreement with Iran, which would assure that country’s right to peaceful nuclear power while preventing development of atomic weapons, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ratcheted up an open and pathological attempt to sabotage the international effort toward peace and stability in the war-torn Middle East. To this end, it appears he even leaked secret details of negotiation proposals. But the Zionist fiction of a “nuclear Iran” rests on a fraud, and it is Israel that is the rogue atomic weapons developer.
In early February, it became known that, after years of talks, emerging significant progress could lead to a relaxation of economic sanctions long imposed on Iran by the U.S. and other countries. The Persian nation has emphasized that sanctions are contrary to international law. Since the end of 2011, the Iranian currency has lost 80% of its value as a result. Economic sanctions are particularly immoral, because they are warfare by economic means and target almost exclusively the civilian population.
But the increasing possibility of a peaceful solution to the West’s conflict with Iran has the Israeli government—and Netanyahu in particular—increasingly hysterical. All the Zionist forces across the world have been mobilized in a desperate assault to convince people that Iran is just months away from nuking its neighbors. This is the height of insane irresponsibility and hypocrisy, since Israel has as many as 400 nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them anywhere it chooses.
But while Israel is a politically and emotionally unstable nuclear proliferant, Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It is guaranteed peaceful use of atomic energy for producing electricity and medical purposes, and complies with inspections of its facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Persian government states repeatedly that it seeks only peaceful uses, in accord with Islamic teachings, and that all nuclear weapons research was halted by 2003—a fact confirmed by U.S. intelligence reports.
When Israel or other nations warn of Iran’s “imminent” attainment of nuclear weaponry, it is based on facts that are more than a dozen years old, not on the present situation. It is a blatant deception designed to protect Zionist hegemony.
Indeed, Bloomberg reported on February 20, 2014, that the U.S. trial of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling has revealed documents that may demonstrate that American and Israeli accusations against Iran were an elaborate “false-flag” operation. According to documents filed in court, “The CIA passed doctored blueprints for nuclear-weapon components to Iran in February 2000,” says Bloomberg, planted as “evidence” of Iranian “duplicity” for the IAEA to find.
Last January, President Barack Hussein Obama asked Netanyahu to keep a low profile for several months, to give the best chance of success to negotiations with Iran. The White House has been adamant about a one-year minimum “break-out period” to keep Iran from the bomb, but the Israeli prime minister reverted to his longstanding position of no nuclear centrifuges or enrichment for Iran. The outrageous demand violates the Persian right to peaceful nuclear uses and could prevent a settlement, given the Zionist stranglehold on the U.S. Congress.
Against that background, Netanyahu’s office disclosed alleged evidence that the Obama administration had “caved in” to Iranian demands with extensive concessions that would allow Iran to develop the atomic bomb quickly. But, typical of Israeli reports, it was deliberately misrepresentative, inflating numbers and leaving out key facts.
On January 31, Israeli accounts claimed the U.S. was prepared to allow “over 80% of Iran’s demands,” along with over 7,000 centrifuges. The State Department countered by pointing out the inflated numbers and the difference of 500 modern centrifuges and a large uranium stockpile, versus 10,000 older centrifuges with a small stockpile.
Viewing Israeli actions, correctly, as a preemptive strike against peace efforts, U.S. officials concluded that they would have to withhold key sensitive negotiations information from Israel in order to protect the integrity of the talks. But Israeli warmongering has not stopped there.
According to a February 22 Agence France Press report, “Bibi the Bomber” is now accusing Iran of attempting to open a “third front” against Israel. Claiming that Iran is “directing” Hezbollah activities in Lebanon and Hamas actions in Gaza against the Zionist occupation of Palestine, Netanyahu alleged that the Persian nation is also fomenting Hezbollah attacks from the Syrian Golan Heights, which Israel continues to occupy.
It’s the same old song: Everyone hates poor, “defenseless” Israel. However, Netanyahu’s sociopathic rants and tantrum-like demands for war against neighboring countries make clear who is the real threat to Middle East peace.
The paranoid Zionist merchant of death should reflect on those famous words of the cartoon character, Pogo: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Israelis should vote in March to give “Bibi the Bomber” the boot.
Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.