I guess I feel obligated to cover this. There are multiple levels of stupidity at work here. But here goes…
‘Unpleasant cloud of death’
America destroyed Iran’s democracy in 1953 and installed a puppet thug, the Shah, who — with CIA help and training — tortured and murdered political opponents for 25 years. There was no justice for this international crime, a breach of the UN Charter.
The people of Iran rose up, with organization provided through the Islamic institutions, and threw out the Shah and the USA in 1979.
Prior to that Iran was aided in building nuclear reactors by the US itself.
The age of proliferation came upon us where some nations are given a free pass, such as ISRAEL & PAKISTAN (and the USA, Britain, France, Russia, et al.) , when they develop nuclear weapons, actual bombs. The scam of the non-proliferation treaty NPT was that the nuclear nations supposedly agreed to eliminate their arsenals in the bargain. That was a ruse, bogus, nonsense, not ever gonna happen.
However, in other nations, IRAN in particular, we have the double standard. For some reason Iran is the special case to prompt global hysteria and fabricated panic. We should cower from the prospect of the Iranians developing a nuclear deterrent, because in actuality that would tell Israel and Saudi Arabia to back the hell off. Deterrents are insurance against frivolous attacks.
For some unholy reason, the US is in bed with Israel and Saudi Arabia, two of the most despicable regimes on the planet. Israel regularly murders Palestinians with military onslaughts, maintains an Apartheid state that was even called such by former president Jimmy Carter, and threatens to annihilate any country it sees fit with its arsenal of hundreds of atomic bombs.
Saudi Arabia is arguably quite a bit worse than that. Both are US allies that are given special treatment, a double standard, and both continue starting shit across the Middle East as Washington chuckles. Saudi Arabia sponsors Muslim Brotherhood, Al Nusrah and ISIS. This “kingdom” has also invaded Yemen next door and killed thousands of civilians with US supplied arms.
Prince “Bandar Bush” threatens an extermination of all Shi’ite Muslims, including Iran, if he gets his way. Saudi Arabia has also moved to acquire nuclear arms from its partner nation Pakistan without raising any red flags whatsoever! Nobody even discusses this medieval absolute monarchy and tyranny getting nukes.
Has even one of the shrieking right wing blowhards of the US congress even mentioned Saudi Arabia making a deal with Pakistan to get nuclear weapons?
So, back to this Iran nonsense: Iran has been completely accommodating to illegitimate US demands. It has bent over and taken sanctions, deals dictated to it, and violations of its sovereignty. All this because psychopaths in Israel and the US want to invade and bomb it. Thus they eliminate a rival, a different “sphere of influence,” and one that holds an awful lot of natural gas and oil.
Iran is just another target on the imperial “hit list.”