Iran’s nuclear program exposes Western hypocrisy
On September 21, Iran announced its second
uranium enrichment facility stating that the International Atomic Energy
Agency, IAEA was informed as early as 2004 of it. It is being built into
the side of a mountain at the holy city of Qom making it less vulnerable
to destruction, even with the latest bunker-busting U.S. bombs, to
ensure nuclear activities continue uninterrupted in the event of a
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad facing the threats
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his country is ready to let the
IAEA inspectors inspect the new facilities and time and again the IAEA
chief Mohamed El Baradei said Iran was ‘on the wrong side of the law’
and he had seen “no credible evidence” of developing nuclear weapons”.
This comes in the wake of demands and threats by hawks in America backed
by Britain, France and Israel, for a military strike to destroy Iran’s
nuclear facilities. In the forefront of this vicious campaign has been
Israel, the sole nuclear power in the Middle East that remains the sole
source of war, death, destruction, tension, instability and misery in
In the midst came Iran’s test firing of medium- and long-range
missiles. Reacting swiftly as if Iran has declared war on the West,
President Barack Obama, along with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, accused Iran of building a secret
nuclear fuel plant. French President Sarkozy warned that Europe and the
United States would tighten sanctions against Iran unless it halted its
These threats were followed by the visit of El Baradi to Tehran where
he announced last Sunday that IAEA inspectors would visit Iran’s newly
disclosed uranium processing plant on October 25 and called on Iran to
assure the world it was not building a bomb.
“The U.S. has more than 12,000 nuclear weapons, Russia has about the
same, Britain and France had several hundred. Israel, having one of the
most sophisticated nuclear arsenals in the world, refused to sign the
Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, NPT, which seeks to limit the spread of
such weapons of mass destruction.
However, there was hardly a reference to Israel’s secret nuclear
weapons. Instead, rewarding Israel, President Obama has given an
assurance during his recent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister
Netanyahu that Israel would not be pressured into accounting for its
nuclear arsenal or signing the NPT, thus allowing Israel to keep a
nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections, The
Washington Times, quoting officials familiar with the matter, reported
on Friday that President Obama also guaranteed that the White House
would continue its four decade-old secret deal with the Zionist state.
Israel maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity and the tacit
agreement prolonged the nuclear understanding reached between President
Richard Nixon and Prime Minister Golda Meir in 1969.
Saying what all the world leaders wanted to say but were afraid to,
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Western
countries’ focus on Iran’s nuclear program and stressed that the world
should deal with Israel’s nuclear weapons that used “phosphorous bombs”
against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
What is the reason for this double standard? Why are world leaders so
reluctant to open Israel’s nuclear arsenal up to discussion, whereas
Iran’s ambiguous ambitions are occupying the floor in the UN? The answer
lies in Israel’s successful public diplomacy tactics.
Israel has the backing of the strongest lobbying groups in the US and
the European capitals. It has the advantage of using the media to create
a favorable image of itself and an abhorrent image of Iran and other
“enemies” of Israel.
It has the advantage of the “Holocaust shame” of the Western world.
It has the pretext of being able to claim “existential threat.”
Apart from the Holocaust, none of these advantages was natural-born
advantages of being Jewish and the sole home of the Jewish people in the
world. Even the “Holocaust shame” of the Christian West is a product of
years of propaganda.
Iran, as one of the original signatories of the NPT, has been a
consistent advocate of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East. In
contrast, Israel has never agreed to an IAEA inspection, and its nuclear
weapons plant at Dimona remains an open secret. Israel “deplores” UN
resolutions calling on it to sign the NPT, just as it deplored the
recent UN report charging it with crimes against humanity in Gaza. Just
as it maintains a world record for violations of international law, it
gets away with this because the powers that be grants it immunity.
The atmosphere is somewhere similar to the time in 2001 when the US
led west unleashed a fierce campaign to justify the Anglo-American
invasion of Iraq, an almost developed country that was turned into a
Western media, an integral part of the Western war machine,
manufactured lies to mislead the world.
Justifying the designs
They are doing the same thing to justify their designs on Iran, the
only country in the region that refused to bow down to the dictates of
the unholy Anglo-American -Israeli trinity unlike their counterparts in
the Middle East.
The media screamed with head lines such as “Showdown looms with Iran
over secret nuclear plant”. “The clock ticking”, “Good versus evil”,
“Iran’s secret plan for summer offensive to force US out of Iraq”,
“Iranian plan to wage war on, and defeat, US forces in Iraq” by
September of that year - a demonstrable falsehood for which there has
been no retraction. The weapons industry remains an integral part of the
US, UK, France and Israel. They need wars to ensure the weapons industry
flourishes. Politicians implement the evil designs of the weapons
industry and the so-called Western free media whose freedom ends when it
comes to holocaust and criticizing Jewish crime, manufacture lies to
mislead the world to justify wars.
The name of the game remains the same - toe the line or face
destruction- whoever be at the helm- be it George Bush, Tony Blair,
Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Jacques Chirac, Ehud Olmert or Benjamin
Netanyahu. The goal is to control the “strategic prize” of the gas and
oilfields of the Caspian Sea, Central Asia, the Gulf and Iran - in other
words, Eurasia. Innocent people all over the world pay the price with
their flesh, bloods, lives and their natural resources.