Foreign funds corrupting congress and US media:
Foreign funds corrupting congress and US media:
Pepe Escobar sums up the momentous changes sweeping across the Middle East right now. Crucial info.
I guess I feel obligated to cover this. There are multiple levels of stupidity at work here. But here goes…
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.”
There is something so outrageously imperialistic about this Iran nonsense, that even the regular people, even the comedians can’t see the glaring bullying, double standard and essentially nuclear blackmail of it all. We behave like Nazi Germany today, around the world, and it passes without comment.
Nuclear blackmail is real, and the US and its partners have been threatening to destroy Iran if they don’t accept terms dictated from Washington. Even if they do accept them, the likelihood is that the next thug administration will attack them anyway, guaranteeing that they are unable to retaliate — they have no deterrence against foreign aggression. Nuclear weapons are primarily defensive, as they deter aggressors from attacking you, since you can inflict losses on them as well.
The mainstream myth is that the US officials have some right to dictate to the world if they can have nuclear weapons or not. That doesn’t seem to apply to Israel, however, the world’s foremost rogue state, which acquired several hundred nukes and has started wars over the last fifty years almost as often as the US has.
Not one voice has ever been raised in Congress concerning Israel’s nuclear weapons and the very real threat they pose to world security. While encyclopedias of hysterical fearmongering have been blathered concerning Iran, with its zero atomic bombs. Not everyone on this planet is so head up its ass, hypocritical and ignorant as Americans.
America has lost much of its standing in the world for its double standards, unaccountable use of force and overt stupidity. It should lose even more of its standing for supporting terrorists in Libya and Syria and Nazis in the Ukraine. It claims to be against terrorism, but is in fact for it whenever the terrorists are blowing up people the US doesn’t like. That’s beyond hypocrisy and reaches the level of criminality: support for terrorism in Syria, Libya, Chechnya, Dagestan, Ukraine and beyond.
“In other words, this is a bullshit report written by neocons in order to foment war with Russia.”
Paul Craig Roberts:
The Pentagon report is sufficiently audacious in its hypocrisy, as all statements from Washington are, to declare that Washington and its vassals “support the established institutions and processes dedicated to preventing conflict, respecting sovereignty, and furthering human rights.” This from the military of a government that has invaded, bombed, and overthrown 11 governments since the Clinton regime and is currently working to overthrow governments in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina.
Where is the non-proliferation crisis? Why isn’t the world shocked and rushing to stop this? The excuse that Iran has made a “deal” to not get nukes allegedly prompts Saudi Arabia to buy Pakistani atomic weapons?
The despicable Saudi regime is one of the most heinous and dangerous on earth. They are the biggest funder of terrorism around the globe. They likely had a hand in the 9/11 attacks, while treasonous scum protect them to this day.
Alice in Wonderland made more sense than the policies of these madmen.
Tanter added that Rajavi is a good candidate to testify because the subcommittee members will be able to ask how her how she’s dealt with Islamic extremists in the past and how to counter radical Islam.
The problem with this reasoning is that the MEK is a kind of cult, according to the FBI, Human Rights Watch, the Rand Corporation, and just about every other organization which has investigated the group. It is precisely the kind of organization that should not testify about Islamic extremism.