Fabled Enemies……

19 Jan

Iran……

In recent weeks politicians in the US, UK and Israel have ramped up the rhetoric against Iran and the “imminent” threat it poses to peace in the Middle East. Britain’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague said “Britain has not ruled out military action against Iran but is focused on trying to secure peaceful negotiations” in what he described as Tehran’s “increasingly dangerous” development of nuclear weapons.  Similar “peaceful negotiations” with North Korea, which already has a nuclear capability, are unsurprisingly absent from Mr Hague’s agenda……

What Threat does Iran Pose……

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) appears to offer contradictory information about the Iranian’s nuclear program.  Whilst claiming that Iran is uncooperative and is hiding the true extent of its program from the inspectors, it claims the Iranians have carried out activities “relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device”.  These include; the testing of explosives, experiments on detonating a nuclear weapon and computer modelling on the behaviour of a nuclear device.  Clearly, this information is not drawn from inspections; it is the accumulation of intelligence from 10 different agencies.  History has shown how the accuracy, reliability and use of intelligence can be manipulated to suit an agenda.  Remember the “sexed up” report on Iraq and how the UK was only 20 minutes away from destruction by WMD’s, all of which was later proven to be not only highly inaccurate but completely untrue; a lie that cost 100,000 innocent Iraqi civilians their lives.

Although Iran does have a Uranium enrichment program, reports from the CIA and Israeli intelligence say it could take up to 5 years to produce a weapon.  The same process is used legitimately to produce the fuel for the nuclear power stations which Iran operates.  President Ahmadinejad has stated that for Iran to produce 2 nuclear weapons when America has 20,000 makes no sense.  Sanctions imposed on Iran do not include the sale of oil, the main source of Iran’s  income……

Reality Check……

At this point you should consider the following:  For the last 10 years we have been repeatedly told that the primary threat is from terrorism.  Almost all terrorist have been either UK residents or from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Yemen and various countries other than Iran.  As far as I am aware, the last time Iran was at war was in the 1980’s against Iraq, during which America supported and armed Iraq……

Hypocrisy……

Yet again it would appear that the self appointed world police are manufacturing a new threat against a country which in reality poses little if any threat whatsoever.  They continue to do business with repressive regimes and have no consistent application of foreign policy. 

In a demonstration of the hypocrisy which is endemic in our Government, Prime Minister David Cameron met with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas this week.  Deputy PM, Nick Clegg referred to the continued building of illegal settlements on Palestinian land as an “act of deliberate vandalism” causing “immense damage” to the Middle East peace process.  There are no sanctions on Israel and the UK continues to supply the Israeli military with hardware.

Draw your own conclusions……

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