Posts Tagged ‘nuclear weapons’

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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.”

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S. Arabia calls in off-the-shelf nuke option with Pakistan – report

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.

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Another Idiotic Plan to Hurt Russia

It was always empire, the grandiose visions of Brzezinski and Wolfowitz. It was always about fending off competitors: Russia and China. It is about who will own Asia and the unlimited profits contained there.

The Laussanne negotiations between Iran and the so called P5+1 group (the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany) have nothing to do with nuclear proliferation. They are, in fact, another attempt to weaken and isolate Russia by easing sanctions, thus allowing Iranian gas to replace Russian gas in Europe.

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If you don’t understand why Syria had chemical weapons in the first place, this is the answer.  Israel has every type of weapon of mass destruction, and is located next door, and occupies some Syrian territory in the Golan Heights.

SYRIA: President Bashar Al Assad Interview on Chemical Weapons

“President a-Assad: When we proposed a project on the elimination of WMDs in the region, the US opposed it; one of the reasons was to allow Israel to possess such weapons. If we desire stability in the Middle East, all countries in the region should adhere to these agreements, and Israel is the first that should do so, since Israel has nuclear, chemical, biological and other types of weapons of mass destruction. No country should possess weapons of mass destruction. That would protect the region and the world from devastating and expensive wars in future.”

 

The one-sided hypocrisy of the west maintains its consistency.   No one talks about Israel’s WMDs.  Nor their failure to join these conventions, such as the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

 

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RT / Abby Martin – US continues the Cold War in Korea. US provocations and pressure are now threatening world peace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIrpjlt-yNQ

 

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Can Argo’s Best Picture Win Stop War with Iran?

by Ruth Hull

On February 24, 2013, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has thrown down the Gauntlet to Congress, the President, the corporate oil vultures and the Military Industrial Complex by presenting the Best Picture Award to Argo, a movie showing that peace is the way to save lives in response to an act of war.


 

On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the American Embassy in Tehran and took Americans hostage. This was a violation of U.S. Sovereignty. America was attacked where it was supposed to be secure under international law. But Jimmy Carter refused to take up the sword. Instead, he took up the dove and got everyone home, alive and safe.

The takeover of the American Embassy was effectively an act of war – unlike any current actions of Iran involving the United States or its citizens. Iran has not taken over any of our embassies since 1979. It has committed no acts of war against the United States. Its peaceful nuclear energy plan (albeit an unhealthy and unsafe energy plan) is peaceful.  In fact, if asked their opinion, most Americans living near nuclear power plants would gladly encourage the U.S Government to dig up and ship all 104 of our operational nuclear reactors to Iran as a belated Christmas present. I live near San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) and Californians have been trying to get rid of that plant for decades as it is the most unsafe reactor in America.

In 2013, Congress has been besieged with lies about Iran by hawks, eager to attack the country with the fourth largest oil reserves in the world, after “Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Canada.”  Congressional warmongers are eager for war.

In the face of all this genocidal drive towards another future wasteland of dead babies and innocent civilians as a ritual sacrifice to the U.S. Military Industrial Complex, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences has boldly stood up and reminded the blood-thirsty Congressional and Executive Branch hawks of the success of Jimmy Carter’s path towards peace.

As shown in Argo, while peace saved lives in 1979 and 1980, it did not save Jimmy Carter’s Presidency. Heroically, he put the lives of others before his own career. He could have taken credit for the rescue of six American from the Canadian Ambassador’s home instead of letting the Canadians have the credit. However, that would have risked Canadian lives in Iran. Carter was not about to risk lives to save his Presidency.

Also clear from the movie was the attempted undermining of Carter’s peace plan by a shadow government with ties to the Pentagon. Movie goers see that Tony Mendez, the CIA rescuer who conceived and carried out the plan for the Argo rescue, actually had to go against CIA superiors in order for the plan to succeed. If he had listened to his CIA bosses, the six Americans would have been captured and they and the Canadian diplomats could have been killed. This betrayal by the intelligence community is no surprise as a helicopter rescue plan was sabotaged by people in the Military Industrial Complex working against Carter and the hostages. The helicopter rescue idea was ridiculous, given the terrain and weather conditions in Iran. The military advisors had to know the helicopter plan would fail and embarrass the President even as they were working to sell the plan as a likely success scenario. Going against his bosses, Argo’s Mendez proved that he was one CIA officer who cared more about saving lives than about bringing down a President.

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Disarmament for Some
Co-opting the Anti-Nuclear Movement

By DARWIN BOND-GRAHAM

No medium of propaganda is as powerful and effective as film. Think of the classics, the most notorious efforts to to sway the public with the electrifying and collective passion of cinema: racial apartheid was justified in the US with Birth of a Nation. The Soviets glorified their revolution with the Battleship Potemkin. Then there was Triumph of the Will.

A typical propaganda film tugs at emotions and invokes fears. It invokes dark threats to “the people,” and it offers up solutions extolling state and corporate power. Unlike a political documentary it will not criticize the state or corporation. Instead it will celebrate great men as our leaders and saviors. Distinct from a run-of-the-mill political documentary, a propaganda film butchers the complexity and contradictions that permeate politics and real life, presenting things in simplistic moral terms. Functionally, propaganda is mobilized to secure popular support for a primary, often hidden agenda that is not apparent in the film’s narrative. Propaganda is a tool used by elites to secure the consent of the masses, and channel their anxieties.

Now hitting theaters is one of the most dangerous propaganda films produced in decades. Countdown to Zero “traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs.” A promotional blurb on the film’s web site claims that it “makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today.”

Before I go any further in explaining Countdown as a propaganda film I should note that note all propaganda need not be the product of a secretive and manipulative council of elites behind some curtain. Instead, the many contributors to Countdown and its promotional efforts have different motivations and intentions. What makes this film a coherent piece of propaganda is its medium, style, and likely effects on the US political climate. There are powerful actors who will use it for nefarious ends.
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WMD

DVD: wmd.

Free Online at HULU (temporarily)

WMD is a frustrating film, not a little bit because of its subject matter. This is the story of some big lies which transcend borders, the globalisation of big lying. This is about forged uranium documents, fake intelligence sources and knowing war crimes as the U.S, Britain and others sent their armies to “disarm” a country they knew wasn’t “armed” with WMDs in the first place.
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The War Game

The War Game

Some films have the power to change the world. The War Game is one such film. At the height of the Cold War, the filmmaker created a realistic glimpse into what actual nuclear war would look like to the British public, its consequences. He has thought the “unthinkable” and put it on the screen. This film is bold, shocking and horrific.

Somehow greenlit by the BBC, the extensive research, the documentary style and the gravity of the content come together in an unforgettable 48 minutes of television.
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