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Israel Rules

By Paul Craig Roberts | December 28, 2009

On Christmas eve when Christians were celebrating the Prince of Peace, the New York Times delivered forth a call for war. “There’s only one way to stop Iran,” declared Alan J. Kuperman, and that is “military air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.” [There’s Only One Way to Stop Iran, December 23, 2009]

Kuperman is described as the “director of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Program at the University of Texas at Austin,” but his Christmas eve call to war relies on disinformation and contradiction, not on objective scholarly analysis.

For example, Kuperman contradicts the unanimous report of America’s 16 intelligence agencies, the reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Russian intelligence with his claim that Iran has a nuclear weapon program. Astonishingly, it does not occur to Kuperman that readers might wonder how an academic bureaucrat in Austin, Texas, has better information than these authorities.

Kuperman is so determined to damn President Obama’s plan to have other countries enrich Iran’s uranium for Iran’s nuclear energy program and medical isotopes that Kuperman commits astounding blunders. After claiming that Iran has a “bomb program,” Kuperman claims that “Iran’s uranium contains impurities” and that Ahmadinejad’s threat “to enrich uranium domestically to the 20 percent level . . . is a bluff, because even if Iran could further enrich its impure uranium, it lacks the capacity to fabricate the uranium into fuel elements.”

What was the New York Times op ed editor thinking when he approved Kuperman’s article? Iran, Kuperman writes, needs “90 percent enriched uranium” to have weapons-grade material, but cannot reach 20 percent or even make fuel elements for its nuclear energy. So, how is Iran going to produce a bomb? Yet, Kuperman writes that “we have reached the point where air strikes are the only plausible option with any prospect of preventing Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. The sooner the United States takes action, the better.”

It could not be made any clearer that, as with the US invasion of Iraq, a military attack on Iran has nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction. An “Iranian nuke” is just another canard behind which hides an undeclared agenda.

One wonders about Kuperman’s non-proliferation credentials. How does a wanton military attack on a country encourage non-proliferation? Aren’t America’s bullying, threats and acts of war more likely to encourage countries to seek nuclear weapons?

At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the United States has wars ongoing in Iraq where the ancient Chaldean Christian community was destroyed—not by Saddam Hussein but by the neoconservatives’ illegal invasion of Iraq—in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Sudan. The US initiated a war, which it lost, between its puppet ruler in the former Soviet province of Georgia and Russia.

The US, the world’s greatest supporter of terrorism, is the main financier of terrorist groups that stage attacks within Iran, and US money succeeded in financing protests against President Ahmadinejad’s re-election and in dividing the ruling Islamic clerics. It was American money, weapons, and diplomatic cover that enabled the Israeli war crimes against the Lebanese people during 2006 and against Palestinian civilians in Gaza during 2008-2009, crimes documented in the Goldstone Report.

Iran has never interfered in US internal affairs, but the US has a long record of interfering in Iranian affairs. In 1953 the US overthrew Iran’s popular prime minister, Mohammed Mosaddeq and installed a puppet who tortured Iranians who desired political independence.

Despite this and other American offenses against Iran, Ahmadinejad has repeatedly expressed Iran’s interest to be on friendly terms with the United States, only to be repeatedly rebuffed. The US wants war with Iran in order to expand US world hegemony.

One might expect a non-proliferation expert to take history into account, but Kuperman fails to do so. Kuperman also has nothing to say about Israel’s, India’s and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. Unlike Iran, none of these countries are signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel, India, and Pakistan all developed their nuclear weapons in secret, and many experts believe Israel had American help, an act of treason. All three countries have been rewarded by Washington despite their perfidy. Why is Kuperman concerned about Iran, which submits to the IAEA inspections, but is unconcerned with Israel, a country that has never permitted a single inspection?

The answer is that the Israel Lobby, the US military-security complex, and the “Christian” Zionists have succeeded in demonizing Iran. Every real expert knows that an Iranian nuclear weapon would have no function other than deterring an attack on Iran. Ever since the US lost its monopoly on nuclear weapons, after using them offensively and pointlessly against a defeated Japan, nuclear weapons have served no purpose other than deterrence.

The US has no conflicting economic interests with Iran. Iran is simply a supplier of oil, an important one. A US attack on Iran, such as the one advocated by Kuperman, would most likely shut down oil flows to the West through the Strait of Hormuz. This might benefit refiners, who sell gasoline to the West and could charge enormous prices, but no one else would benefit.

Adding to the war cry are congregations of fake Christians. A great number of them, organized by someone’s money under the banner, “Christian Leaders for a Nuclear-free Iran,” has written to Congress demanding sanctions against Iran that amount to an act of war. The roll call includes the “Christian” Zionist John Hagee, who, according to reports, denigrates Jesus Christ and preaches to his illiterate congregation that it is God’s will for Americans to fight and die for Israel, the oppressor of the Palestinian people.

Among the signatories of the “Christians” demanding an act of war against Iran, are Dr. Pat Robertson, president of Christian Broadcasting Network, Nixon-era criminal Chuck Colson, and Richard Land, president of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention. Obviously, for southern Baptists ethics means murdering Islamists, and religious liberty excludes everyone but “Christian” Zionists.

It is a simple matter for an educated person to make fools of these morons who profess to be Christians. However, these morons have vast constituencies numbering in the tens of millions of Americans. There are, in fact, more of them than there are intelligent, informed, moral, and real Christian Americans.

The votes of the morons will prevail.

In the second decade of the 21st century, America’s Zionist wars against Islam will expand. America’s wars in behalf of Israel’s territorial expansion will complete the bankruptcy of America. The Treasury’s bonds to finance the US government’s enormous deficits will lack for buyers. Therefore, the bonds will be monetized by the Federal Reserve. The result will be rising rates of inflation. The inflation will destroy the dollar as world reserve currency, and the US will no longer be able to pay for its imports. Shortages will appear, including food and gasoline, and “Superpower America” will find itself pressed to the wall as a third world country unable to pay its debts.

America has been brought low, both morally and economically, by its obeisance to the Israel Lobby. Even Jimmy Carter, a former President of the United States and Governor of Georgia recently had to apologize to the Israel Lobby for his honest criticisms of Israel’s inhumane treatment of the occupied Palestinians in order for his grandson to be able to run for a seat in the Georgia state senate.

This should tell the macho super-power American tough guys who really runs “their” country.


December 29, 2009 - Posted by | Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Progressive Hypocrite, Wars for Israel


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  2. There was a time when Americans were respected around the world – no longer. You are seen as people who are led around by the nose by Israel; who do what the Jewish lobby tell you to do ie. send you children to die for Israel and Jews, while their Israeli brethren use your American tax money to murder innocent Palestinian civilians living under a brutal jewish.israeli military oppression since 1967, where Palestinians suspected of anything by the jews are not arrested and brought to trial. Simply the Jewish troops enter the homes of Palestians during the night, beat up children and women, steal money and jewellry, break furniture and in fact break everything possible and then shoot the “suspect” in front of his wife and children” often removing his body for “autopsy” (organ harvesting) and then returning them in the middle of the night and ordering the families to dig a hole and bury them immediately. There is no death penalty in Israel so they deal with this by killing Palestinian men, women & children by what they call EXTRA-JUDICIAL-KILLINGS.”


    Comment by elona-llyn-shoshanna kidner-williams | December 29, 2009

  3. stop financing terrorism of the Muslim and Arab people – they have never harmed Americans.

    Israel has killed Americans by the thousands in false flag operations and your government knows it but do not have the guts to admit it so they keep doing what israel says and killing Muslims and blaming them for crimes they did not commit so yes they are angry.

    I have live with both Muslims and Jews and have not seen such barbarity as witnessed in Palestine by both Israeli Jews and Jewish Settlers against Palestinians for no reason other that they are non Jews.

    I have never seen any other group of people anywhere else habitually clear their throats and spit phleghm directly into Christian Priests and Christians faces as well as Christian women’s faces, also at Christian Churches and Christian Holy Sites throughout the City of Jerusalem and in Bethlehem. If you knew what Jew called Western women after they have taken their money when selling them an item in Israel, you would not believe me – it is disgusting. Yet you carry on sending money to a people who have practically wiped out the Palestinian Christian Population and try to blame it on the Muslims they lived in peace with for 600 years, and you believe them, go on killing Muslims for them and keep sending money and then wonder shy Muslims do not like Americans. Iraq did nothing to you – you destroyed a wonderful society after starving them for 10 yrs. You keep invading countries that are helpless on flimsy grounds and you keep getting the hell knocked out of you. Your troops are coming home all messed up but the people who send them get richer and do they give a damn about your children, no!! So, why do you keep sending them – only the bankers, oilmen and Jews are rich and they do not send their children!!!


    Comment by elona-llyn-shoshanna kidner-williams | December 29, 2009

  4. Hello elona-llyn-shoshanna kidner-williams,

    We do not know who you are, but we love you still the same, for you bravely speak well and understand well all the horrible and sad truths of this situation.

    And when you refer to the history of Zionist false flag terror attacks against Americans, so far amongst the Major Operations, it’s up to around eleven by now:

    1) The November 1947 Irgun Zvai Leumi hand-grenade attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Jerusalem;

    2) The July 1954 ‘Operation Susannah’ attacks on U.S. and British interests in Egypt (“the Lavon Affair”);

    3) The November 22, 1963 Kennedy assassination against an “enemy of Dimona and nuclear Israel;”

    4) The June 9, 1967 attack on the communications ship U.S.S. Liberty in international waters off Sinai;

    5) The October 23, 1983 truckbombing of the U.S. Marine barracks at the airport in Beirut, Lebanon;

    6) The February to April 1986 “Operation Trojan,” which involved bombing U.S. military personnel on April 5, 1986 at a West Berlin dance club, and with Israeli-generated “intelligence,” tricking U.S. President Ronald Reagan into ordering the dropping of 60 tons of bombs on Libya;

    7) The February 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center;

    8 & 9) The August 7, 1998 double U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Es-Salaam, Tanzania;

    10) The October 12, 2000 attack on the U.S.S. Cole, harboured at Aden in Yemen;

    And of course, with the goal of launching the “Final War on Israel’s Mortal Enemies:”

    11) The September 11, 2001 attacks against three large buildings in New York owned by “Lucky” Larry Silverstein and friends. Two remote controlled planes hit, three buildings fell. Islamic magic? I think not. Read the peer-reviewed academic report on incendiary thermitic material found in the WTC dust and the spec reports on System Planning Corporation’s “Flight Termination System” (FTC), a company formerly chaired by former Pentagon Comptroller and PNAC member, Rabbi Dov Zakheim. 9/11 – highly coordinated hi-tech, outsider terror with inside helpers.


    Comment by Ian Collins | December 29, 2009

  5. a Russian has clear understanding of the expected aggression against Iran!


    Comment by koleban | December 30, 2009

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