Sunday, September 30, 2012

How the Government's Lies Become Truth

From Paul Craig Roberts:

  ...Last week the news was dominated by the non-existent but virtually real Iranian nuclear weapons program. The Israeli prime minister, Netanyahu, blatantly intervened in the US presidential election, demanding that Obama specify the "red line" for attacking Iran.

Netanyahu believes his maximum leverage over Obama, the president of the "world's only superpower," is just prior to the election. Israel cannot attack Iran on its own without the risk of Israel's destruction. But Netanyahu reasons that if he attacks Iran the week before the US election, Obama will have to join in or lose the Jewish vote for not supporting Israel in states such as Florida, which has a large Jewish population and many electoral votes. If the election is close, Netanyahu, a person consumed by arrogance and hubris, might exercise his threat and attack Iran, despite the opposition of former chiefs of Israeli intelligence and military, the opposition party, and a majority of the Israeli people.

In other words, the outcome of the "superpower's" presidential election might depend upon whether the sitting president of the "superpower" is sufficiently obedient to the crazed Israeli prime minister.
That the outcome of the US presidential election could depend upon the agenda of the prime minister of a tiny country that exists only because of US financial, military, and diplomatic support, especially the UN veto, should disturb those Americans who think that they are the "indispensable people." How indispensable are you when you have to do what the Israeli prime minister wants?

 The US media makes certain that this question never enters american minds. Americans have been told that if Iran doesn't have nukes, it has a nuke weapons program. This is what the politicians of both parties, the media, and the Israel Lobby tell them. Americans are told this despite the facts that the CIA and the National Intelligence Estimate stick to the conclusion that Iran abandoned its flirtation with a nuclear weapon in 2003 and the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors on the ground in Iran report no evidence of a nuclear weapons program and no evidence of any diversion of enriched uranium to a weapons program.

Moreover, what could Iran do with a nuclear weapon, other than use it against an aggressor? Any offensive use would result in Iran's destruction.

Why do Americans believe Iran has nukes or is making nukes when the CIA says they are not? The answer is that Netanyahu says so, and the elected members of the US government in the House, Senate, and White House are afraid to contradict the Israeli prime minister, as are the American print and TV media. Some "superpower" we are! The "indispensable people" have to grovel in the dirt before Netanyahu. Americans are not even aware of their shame.

Iran, unlike Israel, signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Signatories to the treaty have the right to nuclear energy. Nuclear energy requires a low level of enrichment, 5% or less. The minute Iran announced a nuclear energy program, the Israeli government and its prostitutes in Washington lied that Iran was building a bomb. For exercising its legal rights under the treaty, Iran has been painted as a rouge criminal state and demonized.... More here.


Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

I've been thinking about this for a long time, and I've concluded that the "nuclear material" thing is just another red herring in the litany of lies and deceit coming out of the corporate-state. It's easily digestible by the American electorate. It's simple to understand, given the mediocrity of the typical American's scope and ability to grasp complex and daunting subjects. We saw the same excuse used in Iraq.

So, what's the real reason for taking out Iran? It's protection of the U.S. Dollar's dominance in the world. With China and Russia both committed to dumping the Dollar as the reserve currency in their trading with Iran, and with other up-and-coming economies waiting in the wings (Brazil and India, and others), the ramifications for the U.S. are beyond measure. If you ever contemplate economic collapse, this is how it'll happen.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Father Tyme said...

What's really sad about the Oil Wars we're involved in is if the money spent to "lose" these wars were spent on renewable energy, we'd already be fossil fuel free...and 6,000 American Boys would still be alive...and 35,000 wouldn't need VA Assistance at staggering costs...and we'd have a surplus budget...but business wouldn't be as rich!!

Not one fucking compassionate brain in the entire Congress or Pentagon or Wall Street!

But a shitload of assholes!

9:44 PM  

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