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Apr 2

LISTEN: In private speech, Dick Cheney talks bombing Iran and GOP donors applaud

jjarichardson:

bspolitics:

I can’t help but have Black Sabbath’s War Pigs playing in my head while reading this …

Despicable bastards.

kevskewl:

Corporate Media’s Deceitful News on Iran & Nuclear Power Issues: http://youtu.be/lwzDFpQvtas via @youtube

(via http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?u=/watch?v=lwzDFpQvtas&feature=share&a=qrhmJ7-vd1jI-V4BzrO8fg)

Nov 4
thefreelioness:

aljazeeraamerica:

Iran protestors hold largest ant-US rally in years

Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets Monday outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in the biggest anti-American rally in years, a show of support for hardline opponents of President Hassan Rouhani’s historic outreach to Washington.
Such protests occur every year to mark the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the embassy by following the Islamic Revolution. But the latest demonstration was the largest in years after calls by groups, including the powerful Revolutionary Guard, for a major showing. Protestors held anti-U.S. signs and shouted “Death to America,” a standard refrain that some moderate Rouhani backers have recently criticized.

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Photo: AFP/Getty Images

I advise all of my followers to stop before they make any ignorant comments about “terrorists” or Islam.  Animosity against the US government is largely caused by US foreign policy going back for decades.
Watch this.

Not to mention recent sanctions against Iran which are hitting Iran’s civilians hard causing medicine and food shortages..http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/aug/10/sanctions-iran-ordinary-people-target

thefreelioness:

aljazeeraamerica:

Iran protestors hold largest ant-US rally in years

Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets Monday outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in the biggest anti-American rally in years, a show of support for hardline opponents of President Hassan Rouhani’s historic outreach to Washington.

Such protests occur every year to mark the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the embassy by following the Islamic Revolution. But the latest demonstration was the largest in years after calls by groups, including the powerful Revolutionary Guard, for a major showing. Protestors held anti-U.S. signs and shouted “Death to America,” a standard refrain that some moderate Rouhani backers have recently criticized.

Read more

Photo: AFP/Getty Images

I advise all of my followers to stop before they make any ignorant comments about “terrorists” or Islam.  Animosity against the US government is largely caused by US foreign policy going back for decades.

Watch this.

Not to mention recent sanctions against Iran which are hitting Iran’s civilians hard causing medicine and food shortages..
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/aug/10/sanctions-iran-ordinary-people-target

Oct 4

Can Iran Trust the United States?

laliberty:

Also, can someone remind me which country it was that has actually used nuclear weapons on people (twice!), killing countless innocents thanks to the indiscriminate destruction characteristic of such weapons?

(Source: laliberty)

UN general assembly: Rouhani says Iran poses no threat to world

occupiedpalestine:

VIDEO | Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) Speech at the United Nations General Assembly - Sept 24, 2013


Related What Netanyahu left out when he drew his Bomb And more about Israel’s incitement and lies

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occupiedpalestine:

VIDEO | Rouhani (@HassanRouhani) Speech at the United Nations General Assembly - Sept 24, 2013

Related What Netanyahu left out when he drew his Bomb And more about Israel’s incitement and lies

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CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

June 6-9: Bilderberg Meeting behind Closed Doors. On the Agenda: Domestic Spying, Diffusing Social Protests, War on Syria and Iran | Global Research

'Its four-day meeting occurs annually. It’s a rite of spring. British political economist Will Hutton calls the group the “high priests of globalization.”

Powerful movers and shakers have their own agenda.They discuss key issues.

They do it year round. Once annually they meet face-to-face. They plot strategy to exploit the world’s riches. They want them for themselves.

They try to keep meeting dates, locations, and issues to be discussed secret. Word gets out. It’s official. Britain’s five-star Grove Hotel is this year’s venue. It’s a Hertfordshire, England hotel resort. It calls itself “London’s cosmopolitan country estate.”

It’s 18 miles from London. It’s 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport. It’s ideal for secluded meetings. Great pains are taken to keep journalists, activists, and other uninvited guests away.’

Selling Iran & Syria Wars | Weapons of Mass Distraction (by breakingtheset)

'Abby Martin takes a look at how 10 years after the US invasion of Iraq; the same war drums are beating for new military engagements in Iran and Syria.'

The Syria Endgame: Strategic Stage in the Pentagon’s Covert War on Iran

Iran and Syria flags combined

'Since the kindling of the conflict inside Syria in 2011, it was recognized, by friend and foe alike, that the events in that country were tied to a game plan that ultimately targets Iran, Syria’s number one ally. De-linking Syria from Iran and unhinging the Resistance Bloc that Damascus and Tehran have formed has been one of the objectives of the foreign-supported anti-government militias inside Syria. Such a schism between Damascus and Tehran would change the Middle East’s strategic balance in favour of the US and Israel.

If  this cannot be accomplished, however, then crippling Syria to effectively prevent it from providing Iran any form of diplomatic, political, economic, and military support in the face of common threats has been a primary objective. Preventing any continued cooperation between the two republics has been a strategic goal. This includes preventing the Iran-Iraq-Syria energy terminal from being built and ending the military pact between the two partners.

All Options are Aimed at Neutralizing Syria

Regime change in Damascus is not the only or main way for the US and its allies to prevent Syria from standing with Iran. Destabilizing Syria and neutralizing it as a failed and divided state is the key. Sectarian fighting is not a haphazard outcome of the instability in Syria, but an assisted project that the US and its allies have steadily fomented with a clear intent to balkanize the Syrian Arab Republic. Regionally, Israel above all other states has a major stake in securing this outcome. The Israelis actually have several publicly available documents, including the Yinon Plan, which outline that the destruction of Syria into a series of smaller sectarian states is one of their strategic objectives. So do American military planners.’

As if Iraq never happened: the media and fake evidence that Iran is building a nuclear bomb

'Here's how AP presents the graph in all its incriminating glory.'

'The AP graph is only slightly less hilariously primitive than the one Netanyahu infamously touted with a straight face at the UN.'

'Uncritical, fear-mongering media propaganda is far too common to take note of each time it appears, but sometimes, what is produced is so ludicrous that its illustrative value should not be ignored.

Such is the case with a highly trumpeted Associated Press “exclusive” from Tuesday which claims in its red headline to have discovered evidence of “Iran Working on Bomb”.

What is this newly discovered, scary evidence? It is a “graph” which AP says was “leaked” to it by “officials from a country critical of Iran’s atomic program to bolster their arguments that Iran’s nuclear program must be halted before it produces a weapon” (how mysterious: the globe is gripped with befuddlement as it tries to guess which country that might be). AP presented the graph in all its incriminating, frightening glory.

This, says AP, shows that “Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.” Moreover, “an intelligence summary provided with the drawing” - provided, that is, by the mysterious “country critical of Iran’s atomic program” - “linked [the graph] to other alleged nuclear weapons work - significant because it would indicate that Iran is working not on isolated experiments, but rather on a single program aimed at mastering all aspects of nuclear arms development.”

Where to begin? First, note that AP granted anonymity here not merely to an individual but to an entire country. What’s the proffered justification for doing so?

The officials wanted it, so AP gave it: “officials provided the diagram only on condition that they and their country not be named.” That’s very accommodating of AP.

Second, this graph - which is only slightly less hilariously primitive than the one Benjamin Netanyahu infamously touted with a straight face at the UN - has Farsi written under it to imbue it with that menacing Iranian-ish feel, but also helpfully uses English to ensure that US audiences can easily drink up its scariness.

As The Atlantic’s Robert Wright noted: “How considerate of the Iranians to label their secret nefarious nuke graph in English!”. It’s certainly possible that Iranian scientists use English as a universal language of science, but the convenient mixing of Farsi and English should at least trigger some skepticism.

Third, even if one assumes that this graph is something other than a fraud, the very idea that computer simulations constitute “evidence” that Iran is working toward a nuclear weapon is self-evidently inane. As John Glaser extensively documents, “experts from across the spectrum have agreed with the military and intelligence consensus [from the US and Israel] that Iran has no nuclear weapons program and presents no imminent threat.”

Buried in the AP article is a quote from David Albright explaining that though “the diagram looks genuine [it] seems to be designed more ‘to understand the process’ than as part of a blueprint for an actual weapon in the making.”

The case for the attack on Iraq was driven, of course, by a mountain of fabricated documents and deliberately manipulated intelligence which western media outlets uncritically amplified. Yet again, any doubts that they are willing and eager to do exactly the same with regard to the equally fictitious Iranian Threat should be forever dispelled by behavior like this.

As always, the two key facts to note on Iran are these: 1) the desperation to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon has nothing to do with fear that they would commit national suicide by using it offensively, but rather has everything to do with the deterrent capability it would provide - i.e., nukes would prevent the US or Israel from attacking Iran at will or bullying it with threats of such an attack; and 2) the US-led sanctions regime now in place based on this fear-mongering continues to impose mass suffering and death on innocent Iranians.

But as long as media outlets like AP continue to blindly trumpet whatever is shoveled to them by the shielded, unnamed “country critical of Iran’s atomic program”, these facts will be suppressed and fear levels kept sky-high, thus enabling the continuation and escalation of the hideous sanctions regime, if not an outright attack.’

Nov 7

The unfolding human catastrophe in Iran that Obama boasts of creating

'Iran imports a significant amount of wheat, rice and other food products, if the sanctions drag on, not only could hundreds of thousands of Iranians die due to shortage of drugs and medical goods, the shortage of food could also become very significant.'

'DURING THEIR DEBATE about foreign policy last Monday, President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney both agreed that the crippling unilateral sanctions imposed on Iran by the the United States and its allies must continue, until the Islamic Republic recalibrates its nuclear ambitions.

Both seem to have also adopted Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s favoured refrain that “Iran must not be allowed to acquire a nuclear capability” and that such a capability constitutes a “red line” not to be crossed at any cost.

Previously the inveterate refrain had been “Iran must not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon”.

The definition of “capability” has continued to remain vague and ill-defined, and a number of analysts have concluded that the Islamic Republic is already nuclear capable and has all the necessary components it would need in order to assemble a bomb if it so desired. Once a country has mastered enrichment technology it is generally accepted that the decision to weaponise largely becomes a political one.

Both Israeli and American intelligence continue to hold that Iran has not yet taken any such a decision. A crucial caveat is of course is that as a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) with all its enrichment sites subject to IAEA inspections, if it desired to make a dash for the bomb, Iran would have to withdraw from the NPT. An act that would immediately raise alarm bells across the world and most likely provoke a rapid Western military response. 

Apart from the vague and shifting red lines which continue to afflict the thick fog of Western national security rhetoric vis-a-vis Iran, not a single word was uttered by either men about the plight and suffering of the Iranian people who have had no role in the decisions made by the Islamic Republic’s leaders. But, the fact is that the sanctions, exacerbated by government incompetence, have the potential to give rise to a major human catastrophe.’

'US sanctions on Iran aim at regime change by making civilians suffer' (by RussiaToday)

'President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to further tighten the financial screws on Iran and implement a new set of sanctions. And though it's Tehran's nuclear program that's claimed to be in the cross-hairs, Jamal Abdi, policy director for the National Iranian American Council, thinks the real target is ordinary citizens.'