Sunday, April 27, 2008

Admiral Mullen: lethal and malign influence in Iraq

The nation's top military officer said yesterday that the Pentagon is planning for "potential military courses of action" as one of several options against Iran, criticizing what he called the Tehran government's "increasingly lethal and malign influence" in Iraq. Why should Iran not have influence in Iraq? A large population of Iraq has either Iranian ancestry or is related to someone in Iran. The two nations have historical links spreading over several thousands year.

What are we doing in Iraq? Why are we in Iraq? We have military presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and military bases in several locations in Persian Gulf. Why are we there? These locations are not in our hemisphere.

What are we doing in Persian Gulf the front door to Iran a country 7500 miles from home? Please don’t report the same often stated phrase, we are there to protect our national interests. What national interests? “We are there to protect the Persian Gulf”, we have said. Are we protecting the region against England or France? Iran has not attacked any country during previous 250 years; she has been attacked, bombed, and threatened during this last 150 years.

Iranian dilemma has not changed over the last 150 years; still Iran is one step away from being dismembered, colonized and humiliated. Time magazine in an article named Persian Paradox (Monday September 08, 1941) reported:

“As for the poor Persians, their attitude was aptly summed up in a Punch cartoon of the period. It showed a Persian cat apprehensively sitting between a lion and a bear. "I will pat its head," says the bear, "and you shall stroke its tail." Pleads the cat: "But I have not been consulted!"

Today, the same game is being played with Iranian people; the players are the same actors, the same motivations. Have we not killed enough during this last 100 years? Yes, we have.

Our own national problems include: over burdened education costs, lack of professional employment opportunity, unaffordable health insurance, crumbling infrastructures, and failing of our national banks. We have very serious problems in our own hemisphere!

Please come back home! Our own problems at home are much more serious than interventions in the Middle East.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Charles Krauthammer: Entering a new arms era






The nuclear bomb age was restricted to US, Russia, France and England during the earlier period after the World War II. The era of non-proliferation was over once Israel, Pakistan and India, and China developed nuclear bombs. In Recent years, North Korea developed and tested nuclear device. In all these cases, the bomb was developed due to fear of attack from their adversaries.

Charles Krauthammer, an advocate for Israel, suggested four ways to stop other countries developing nuclear bomb: pre-emption, deterrence, missile defense and regime change. Krauthammer is not an anti-nuclear advocate; he has not rejected Israeli’s nuclear bomb, but lobbies fervently against Iran nuclear fuel cycle.

Iranian nuclear fuel cycle activities are limited to processes for nuclear reactor fuel; the opertions are monitored by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). IAEA is a section of the Unites Nations. IAEA has not identified any diversion of fuel cycle activities in Iran.

justifiably Iran would not intend to abrogate her rights for development of nuclear fuel cycle. Iran had suggested an international joint operation of her nuclear fuel cycle to allay the fear of Israel and the United States. Iran is open to other nations joining her nuclear fuel cycle program. By participation of other nations and unannounced IAEA inspection, Iran would not be able to divert nuclear materials. It is imperative we accept the invitation; it is face saving for Iran and those who would demand a non-military application for her nuclear fuel program.

Charles Krauthammer had previously advocated pre-emption killing a large Iranian population in order to destroy Iranian fuel cycle operation. He rejects that Iran can be deterred from their legal rights to use their operation for generating electricity.

Krauthammer concept of deterrence is identical to those used during the cold war between the Soviet Union and the United States, each equally capable to destroy the other by their awesome nuclear arsenals. Krauthammer, however, forgets that Iran does not have any nuclear bomb in contrast to Israel’s over 200 nuclear bombs as reported by the Unites States government.

Krauthammer advocates: “Begin by making the retaliatory threat in response to Iranian nuclear aggression so unmistakable and so overwhelming that the non-millenarians in leadership would stay the hand or even remove those taking their country to the point of extinction.” Excuse me, Charles! Iran does not have nuclear bomb, Iran has accepted addition protocol for IAEA monitoring of their operation. Iran is a member of Non-Proliferation Treaty of the United Nations (NPT). But Israel has nuclear bombs; she is not a member of NPT. Now, allow Israel, she will find some another pretext and would attack Iran to extinction. Charles, please don't smile! Killing people is not a cause for smiling!

Mr. Krauthammer last suggestion is “Total safety comes only from regime change.”
We did it in Iran (1953) and at present in Iraq, among other places. If Israel does not like some other nations, just let us go and change their government.

We must not forget our own national interests, US comes first. We must stop following Israel.

Mike Wallace interviewed Shah of Iran about Israel and the Unites States. What Shah said then is even truer today.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

England, Russia and the United States: Persian Cat

Iranian dilemma has not changed over the last 150 years; still Iran is one step away from being dismembered, colonized and humiliated. Time magazine in an article named Persian Paradox (Monday September 08, 1941) reported:

“As for the poor Persians, their attitude was aptly summed up in a Punch cartoon of the period. It showed a Persian cat apprehensively sitting between a lion and a bear. "I will pat its head," says the bear, "and you shall stroke its tail." Pleads the cat: "But I have not been consulted!"



Sassy the Persian Cat

Today, the same game is being played with Iranian people; the players are the same actors, the same motivations. It is not about nuclear fuel cycle; Iran already has provided a procedure for monitoring of their nuclear fuel activities.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Iran and Israeli International Lobby

Switzerland and Iran signed a contract for the supply of Iranian natural gas to Europe. This contract sparked harsh criticism from the United States and Israel. The New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has condemned a Swiss-Iranian natural gas export contract.
Former Swiss ambassador Fran├žois Nordmann indicated that the ADL response was a "cry of indignation, an individual reaction" to the deal. "It is …attempt to influence public opinion and discredit Switzerland and its foreign ministry".
Iran under Shah and the United States had a very cordial and cooperative relationship over a 30 year period. Even during this period Israeli’s interests, dictated through the Israeli Lobby in the United States, controlled the American foreign policy. The following was reported by Parsin (wordpress.com):

Shah of Iran on Persian Gulf, and American Jewish Lobby

"This is very interesting, because Shah was a very close friend to both of them, the US government and the Zionist regime (Israel)! These words are not made by Ahmadinejad!! These are what Jimmy Carter and free thinkers of the world are saying too! US Jewish Lobby is responsible for the whole crimes and brutalities of the Israeli Regime. They are the ones who use US for their dirty objectives!"