The US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, has said that ‘President Obama’s administration will seek to end Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its support for terrorism.’
Accusing Iran of supporting ‘terrorism’ is really not a good way to kick off talks aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East and demonstrates just how insincere the US really are about talking with the Iranians. Beneath the façade of goodwill gestures like ‘talks’ lies the determination to continue, regardless of the outcome of such talks, the demonisation of Iran. The Israelis have even indicated that the talks should end quickly so that they can then move on to the next stage whereby they and the US bomb the Iranians into regime change. The ‘talks’ are merely a prelude designed for propaganda purposes to build public support for military action when the ‘talks’ inevitably fail.
And why will they fail? They’ll fail because they were never intended to succeed.
Labelling Hamas and Hezbollah ‘terrorists’ and then accusing Iran of supporting ‘terrorists’ puts Iran in a ‘can’t win’ situation before the talks even start. The same applies to Irans so-called nuclear ambitions. Iran has repeatedly told the world that it has no nuclear weapons program and that it’s only ‘nuclear ambition’ is to produce electricity yet Israel, the US and their western allies continue to accuse Iran of having a ‘nuclear weapons program’ despite the continued total lack of evidence of Iran having any such weapons program.
The ‘talks’ are doomed to fail before they even start. They are just window dressing to placate those who insist that they at least try to talk before bombing them into regime change.
The rhetoric Obama uses is no different from the rhetoric that Bush used. Both accuse Iran of supporting ‘terrorism’ and both accuse Iran of having a ‘nuclear weapons program’.
It is time for the world to insist that the US stop supporting the real terrorists of the Middle East – the Israelis.
The world should also insist that Israel give up its nuclear weapons before it starts accusing other nations in the region of having a ‘nuclear weapons program’.
“We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense. And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken -- you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.”
These words could well have been spoken by any Hamas leader after the Israeli onslaught into the Gaza. In fact they were spoken by President Obama at his inauguration speech.
It’s not so much the West’s so-called values that ‘they’ hate about ‘us’; it’s the hypocrisy and self-righteous arrogance that expose ‘us’ as the true terrorists in this world.
One should be reminded that the only people on this planet standing on land that doesn’t belong to them and who are killing the owners of that land in droves are the US, the Israelis and their Western allies. Yet, somehow, it is Iran that is to be demonised and then bombed into oblivion.