Prior to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s self-proclaimed “historic mission” to deliver a speech to Congress yesterday, an interesting development occurred which you won’t likely see in the mainstream Western newspapers—nearly 200 former commanders from Israel’s security forces have condemned Netanyahu’s visit to America.
These former military and police leaders, collectively called the Commanders for Israel’s Security also said that Netanyahu’s speech will damage Israel’s relationship with America as well as push Iran closer to building a nuclear weapon.
(Laughing) well, that outcome certainly would make Netanyahu’s trip “historic.”
I think the Israeli commanders hit on an important point about Iran developing a nuclear bomb—except I’m shocked that Iran hasn’t decided to build one already!
Understanding the rest of this post means you’ll have to first understand that I’m cool with nuclear power—with the right set of safety protocols which should never resemble whatever the hell Tepco has with its Fukushima plant—but I hate nuclear weapons. I wish Iran never gets a nuke, and that every country with nukes gives up theirs. Plus, I still see no evidence that says Iran is building a nuclear bomb.
Qualifying statements aside, take a look at the campaign—mostly initiated by the West—to disrupt Iran’s legally-sanctioned nuclear research program: assassinations of Iran’s top nuclear scientists, rounds of socially destabilizing economic sanctions, raising the risk of a Chernobyl-type disaster by uploading a computer virus to Iran’s nuclear plant systems, interfering with Iran’s diplomatic activities, supporting a US-listed terrorist organization to launch attacks within Iran’s borders, and overall military threats.
At this point, what in the hell do you think Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei would be thinking about, after witnessing this unending drama?
Aside from the West’s clearly aggressive “No nuclear plants for Iran” activities, Khamenei has to be thinking that having no WMDs—or giving them up if you have any—can be hazardous to your health. Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi gave up WMDs and began cooperating with the West to support Bush The Second’s Global War on Terror. And look at what happened almost a decade later.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Iran is now thinking about building nukes to protect itself from what appears to be plans for imminent regime change.
But there are two interesting facts to consider: the West has been ranting since 1979 about Iran being on verge of possessing nukes, and Iran has never produced a missile.
And—surprisingly—Supreme leader Khamenei’s fatwa against nukes remains in place…
song currently stuck in my head: “visions” – luis gasca