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The US and Israel, Not Iran, Threaten Peace

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Wednesday September 05, 2012 22:56author by pat c Report this post to the editors

Noam Chomssky identifies the real enemies of peace: the US and Israel. He points out: Thirty years ago Israel destroyed an Iraqi nuclear reactor. Most importantly: Iran engaged in nuclear development programs under the shah, with the strong support of official Washington. Full text at link.

Like its patron, Israel resorts to violence at will. It persists in illegal settlement in occupied territory, some annexed, all in brazen defiance of international law and the U.N. Security Council. It has repeatedly carried out brutal attacks against Lebanon and the imprisoned people of Gaza, killing tens of thousands without credible pretext.

Why then is Iran the greatest threat to world peace, as seen in official Western discourse? The primary reason is acknowledged by U.S. military and intelligence and their Israeli counterparts: Iran might deter the resort to force by the United States and Israel.

Furthermore Iran must be punished for its “successful defiance,” which was Washington’s charge against Cuba half a century ago, and still the driving force for the U.S. assault against Cuba that continues despite international condemnation.

Related Link: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/04-6
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