US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice seems to think that the US can have ‘normal relations’ with Iran if Iran gives up its nuclear ambitions. Since she knows that Iran has no nuclear ambitions beyond wanting to generate electricity, she can rest assured that Iran and the US will never have ‘normal relations’ until the US has forced regime change in Iran and there is a puppet Western-friendly government installed. Condi’s ploy works because she knows Iran will not be giving up its peaceful nuclear program and, once the Iranians have told the US yet again that it has no nuclear weapon or enrichment program for nuclear weapons and never has had, then Condi can turn around and say ‘Well, don’t say we didn’t give you the opportunity’ just prior to attacking them.
Condi claims: "If Iran would suspend its uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities - which is an international demand, not just an American one - then we could begin negotiations, and we could work over time to build a new, more normal relationship". Her claims that there is an ‘international demand’ for Iran to ‘suspend its uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities’ is totally misleading. Iran, under the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, have every right to enrich uranium for use in power generation and the UN has no legal right to ‘demand’ that the Iranians stop. It is the US that has blackmailed, bribed and cajoled other nations to create the illusion that this so-called ‘international demand’ was a spontaneous call from the international community. In reality billions of dollars of handouts and favourable deals were needed to get the UN on side in order to create this ‘international demand’.
The extent of the strength of this ‘international demand’ can be seen by the pathetically weak UN resolution that has recently been agreed upon. The new resolution does little more than endorse the last one and will have no affect whatsoever on Iran’s economy. The Russians clearly only agreed to the new resolution knowing that it would further delay any military action that the US may have been planning against Iran; the US could hardly attack Iran while the resolution the US worked so hard to get had just been agreed to and not been given a chance to see if it would work.
All Condoleeza Rice has done is set up the strawman for the next round of Iran bashing when Iran tells the US that it won’t be suspending its nuclear plans to enrich uranium to the levels it’s legally entitled to for the purpose of power generation.
Can anyone really believe that there would be ‘normal relations’ between Iran and the US and Israel while the Mullahs and Iranian President Ahmadinejad are governing the country – even if they did give away their ‘nuclear ambitions’? Of course not! It’s just more bunkum from Condoleeza Rice and the Bush/neocon administration.
…AND HOW’S THIS FOR ISRAELI ARROGANCE!
Ha’aretz is reporting that the Israel Defence Minister, the international terrorist Ehud Barak, is furious that Egypt has allowed Gazan Palestinians to flood into Egypt. The report goes on to say that Israeli security sources have said “that Egypt's conduct raises the concern that Cairo is purposely ignoring Israel's demands.”
Who or what gives Israel the right to demand anything of another sovereign nation? And since when has Israel been able to dictate to Egypt who they are allowed and not allowed to let into their country?
For more on the Great Escape see here.