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Will Americans Be Deceived Into a War With Iran?

Will Americans Be Deceived Into a War With Iran?

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Published by Horatio Green
The IAEA reports Iran is building a nuclear weapons program, and the warrior class heats up the call for war. As with Iraq, the justification is no more persuasive and the moral authority of those seeking to go on the attack is suspect.
The IAEA reports Iran is building a nuclear weapons program, and the warrior class heats up the call for war. As with Iraq, the justification is no more persuasive and the moral authority of those seeking to go on the attack is suspect.

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Will Americans Be Deceived Into a War With Iran?
The IAEA reports Iran is building a nuclear weapons program, and the warrior class heats upthe call for war. As with Iraq, the justification is no more persuasive and the moral authority of those seeking to go on the attack is suspect.
Just as we are withdrawing from Iraq and have a plan in motion towithdraw from Afghanistan, the drumbeats for war rise again. Theinstigator is the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA)most recent report indicating that Iran is experimenting withtechnologies that lead to development of a nuclear weapons program. That’s enough for America’s hawks again to call for war and air strikes by Israel or the United States on Iran.However, the report is in contradiction to earlier IAEAdeterminations. According to its former Director General,Mohamed Elbaradei, there is “no credible evidence” of an Iraniannuclear weapons program. It’s a contradiction of the2007 National Intelligence Estimate,as well.The new IAEA report comes from its current Director General, Yukio Amano, whoRameshThakur, director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament at Australian National University, says, is “‘solidly in the U.S. court’ on Iran, according to a U.S. diplomaticcable. In September, the 117 countries of the non-aligned movement expressed concerns atAmano’s ‘departure from standard verification language.’ They were unhappy also with hisuncritical acceptance of western-sourced intelligence on Iran’s nuclear activities.”Thakur’s view is that “The new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran’salleged nuclear weapons program is both preposterous and dispiriting. Preposterous, because theagency has reinterpreted ‘old’ facts instead of discovering new evidence. Dispiriting, because thereinterpretation may feed the growing punish-and-bomb Iran frenzy.”As Thakur says, “Iran has the legal right to enrich uranium. It might have an interest in doing sofor weapons-related purposes precisely because it lives in a particularly threatening environmentthat includes five nuclear-armed states (Israel, Pakistan, India, Russia, China). American groundtroops are deployed in large numbers in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S. warships ply the seas
 
around Iran. Britain and the U.S. have repeatedly intervened in Iran and have a record of almostunbroken bellicose rhetoric against the Islamic republic.”As with our support for Iraq with its invasion of Iran during theIran-Iraq War , in the 1950’s, theUnited States assisted Iran with its nuclear program, continuing up to the 1979 IranianRevolution that toppled the Shah of Iran. Following the revolution, Iran disbanded the programand then later revived the program leading to today’s controversy as to whether their program is power or weapons based. Despite early objections from the United States, Iran's first nuclear  power plant, Bushehr I reactor, was putonline on September 12, 2011.We went to war against Iraq based on miscalculated and misleading intelligence reports, and,“fixed [intelligence reports] to justify the predetermined decision to go to war.” Now, there is thethreat that we could repeat that mistake. Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, “We’ve not had a direct link of communication with Iran since 1979. And I think thathas planted many seeds for miscalculation. When you miscalculate, you can escalate andmisunderstand.”Ramesh Thakur theorizes, “Now Amano is turning the IAEA into an instrument for justifyingaggression against Iran. Also reminiscent of 2003, his report relies on innuendo and insinuationrather than verifiable evidence and facts.“As with Iraq, the justification is no more persuasive, the risks of wider unintendedconsequences are grave, and the moral authority of those seeking to go on the attack is suspect.”
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The evidence is known, the powers to be are just wise enough not to release it to a heavily liberally saturated TV and newspaper organizations like we have here in the US. Instead, they'll keep it covert until they're ready for action. If you want proof, look at Hillary and Obama, they're serious about posturing, and they were once very anti-Iran conflict. Read between the lines!
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