Saturday, June 11, 2011

Iran And The Issue Of Nuclear Weapons: An Analysis By Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Right now, the United States is embroiled in 2 major wars in the Middle East and Asia, which are in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It is also a fact that America is heavily involved through its NATO "allies" in the IMF proxy war against Libya, and has now been pushing hard for new wars to be started in both Yemen and Syria.  These illegal and unjust wars without end are draining US taxpayers and are helping to accelerate the total economic collapse of America itself.

In spite of the United States heavily involved in illegal wars, almost to the point of total bankruptcy of the entire nation itself, right now the criminal state of Israel is pushing hard into getting its American slaves and puppets in the US Government to launch their much cherished war against Iran.  These criminals have also been working through the total Jewish control of the US media in again trying to get the American public to swallow their lies of (totally nonexistent) Iranian nuclear weapons.   You cannot turn on any major American media outlet these days and not have any reports coming forward of the "threat" posed by Iran.

For this article, I want to present a very interesting and informative article that comes from the website: Intifada, at www.intifada-palestine.com, entitled: "Iran and the issue of Nuclear Weapons: An Analysis by Dr. Lawrence Davidson."   As the title states, Dr. Davidson conducted his own research on the so called Iranian nuclear "threat" and his findings are very telling...  I have that entire article right here for my own readers to view:


Iran and the Issue of Nuclear Weapons – An Analysis by Dr. Lawrence Davidson




10. JUN, 2011



by Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Part I – Is there an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program?
On Friday 3 June 2011 the investigative reporter Seymour Hersh gave an interview to Amy Goodman for the radio program Democracy Now! The topic was Iran and whether or not it is developing nuclear weapons. Hersh answered this question definitively for Goodman as he did shortly thereafter in an comprehensive piece for the New Yorker magazine (6 June 2011 ) entitled “Iran and the Bomb: How Real is the Threat? His answer: there is no Iranian nuclear weapons programThere is no threat.
Hersh set this issue against the background of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In that case there was no credible evidence for weapons of mass destruction yet we had high government officials going around talking about the next world war and mushroom clouds over American cities. Both the U.S. Congress and the general population bought into this warmongering. Hersh is obviously worried about a replay of that scenario. Thus, in his interview, he said “you could argue its 2003 all over again….There’s just no serious evidence inside that Iran is actually doing anything to make nuclear weapons….So, the fact is…that we have a sanctions program that’s designed to prevent the Iranians from building weapons they’re not building.”
In 2003 those kind of sanctions, applied to Iraq, along with the accompanying misinformation campaign, led to a tragic and unnecessary war. Are we now doing it all over again? As Amy Goodman pointed out, “the Obama White House…has repeatedly cited Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to the world. President Obama raised the issue…during his speech before AIPAC (22 May 2011)….” Obama told his audience, “So let me be absolutely clear: we remain committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.” Obama went on to characterize Iran’s civilian nuclear energy program, which is its only program and perfectly legal, as “its illicit nuclear program.”
Finally, Hersh pointed out that there have already been two National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) on the question of Iran and nuclear weapons. These express the collective opinion of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. Their unanimous conclusion has been that “there is no evidence of any weaponization.”
If this is the case, what in the world was President Barack Obama talking about when addressing AIPAC? What in the world was Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talking about when (18 December 2010), during a visit to Gulf Sheikdom of Bahrain, he announced that “from my perspective I see Iran continuing on this path to develop nuclear weapons….”? And what are the members of Congress talking about when they address this question? The vast majority of them take the same line as the president and Admiral Mullen. In addition, this assumption about Iran’s nuclear ambitions has crept into the mainstream press. Amy Goodman asked Hersh about a New York Times report (24 May 2011) stating “the world’s global nuclear inspection agency [IAEA]…revealed for the first time…that it possesses evidence that Tehran has conducted work on a highly sophisticated nuclear triggering technology that experts said could be used for only one purpose: setting off a nuclear weapon.” Hersh quickly pointed out the that the word “evidence” never appeared in the IAEA report and, it turns out, the type of nuclear trigger the New York Times was referring to is so fraught with technical problems that, according to Hersh, “there is no evidence that anybody in their right mind would want to use that kind of a trigger.” So, what in the world is the New York Times telling us?
Part II – What is Real?
Questions One and Two: The questions about Iran’s nuclear development are not open ended. They have real answers. First, is Iran developing nuclear energy? The answer to this is a definitive yes. No one, Iranian or otherwise, denies this. Their aim here is energy production and medical applications. This is all legal. Second, is it developing nuclear weapons? According to every reliable expert within the intelligence agencies of both the United States and Europe, the answer is a no. These answers describe reality in relation to Iran and its nuclear activities.
Question Three: The really important question is why do American politicians and military leaders refuse to accept reality as regards this issue? That too must have an answer. And intelligent people who investigate these matters should be able to figure it out. I consider myself in this crowd, and so I am going to venture forth with my answer.
Answer to question three: Its Politics. However, it is not just U.S. politics. Others have helped write the script. These others can be identified by asking to whom are American officials pledging to pursue the Iranian nuclear weapons fantasy? The president pledged to AIPAC, the Israeli lobby, that the United States will “prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.” And Admiral Mullen assured the Gulf Arabs that he, as the head of the U.S. military, takes seriously the notion that “Iran [is] continuing on this path to develop nuclear weapons.”
Part III – Other People’s Fears and Fantasies Become America’s
Israeli politicians are addicted to the Iran threat. Iran serves, alongside the Palestinians, as the latter day ruthless anti-Semite who would destroy the Jews. Zionists seem to need this kind of “existentialist” enemy. This is the equivalent of the Islamic fundamentalist taking the place of the hateful communist as the great enemy that the United States also seems to need. The Israeli lobby is more influential in formulating U.S. foreign policy toward Iran than all of the nation’s intelligence services put together. Hence our politicians from the president on down, chase shadows. Not just verbally, mind you, but in terms of definable policy (like sanctions against Iran).
The Gulf Arab leaders are also addicted to the Iran threat. While Israel’s addiction comes from centuries of conditioning based on anti-Semitism, the fear in the minds of the oil sheiks comes from centuries of conditioning based on Sunni-Shiite competition. The Gulf Arabs are all Sunnis and they have been raised to dislike Shiites. Iran is an up and coming Shiite power and its people have been raised to dislike Sunnis. For the oil sheiks even the rumor, just mere gossip, about a nuclear armed Iran sends them into a panic. And it is these Arabs who supply the West with a big percentage of its oil. So, their fantasies have to be taken seriously. Not just verbally, mind you, but in terms of definable policy (like naval fleets shadowing the Iranian coastline).
U.S. politicians and military leaders can not talk like this and create policy like this without the mainstream press following along. Where there is smoke, there must be fire. Plus, ever since the Iranian hostage crisis (1979-1981), Americans have been told that the Iranians hate us. So be it Fox TV, whose fanatical conservative backers have always lived in a bi-polar fantasy world of good and evil, or the New York Times, whose quasi-liberal backers empathize with Israel just enough to buy into that country’s paranoia, the message is that the Iranians are crazy people out to destroy the West. And the evidence? Who needs it?
Part IV- The Real Danger is Acting on False Assumptions
What happens when a well armed individual can not tell the difference between reality and unreality? What happens when a well armed individual just knows, in his gut, that the other guy is plotting to destroy him? Chances are good that something horrible will happen. And, the American public ought to know that this is so, because collectively we have already lived out this tragedy in 2003. In that year we had leadership who were much more influenced by their guts, by religious imagery, by duplicitous Iraqi con men, by scheming Zionists and ideologically driven neo-cons, than anything vaguely resembling hard evidence. That “something horrible” cost the lives of over a million human beings.
But, your might argue, Barack Obama is not George Bush. There is a high likelihood that Obama and his military people actually take seriously the intelligence reports (those NIEs) that tell the truth about Iran. Alas, they do not appear to be able to tell this truth publically – to you and me or the media. If they did that the Israeli lobby would get mad, the Gulf Arabs would get mad, and the Republican opportunists would scheme to say they were weak and naive come the next election.
So let us get this straight. It seems there are two worlds. The real world of facts and evidence and the unreal world of political fantasy. Our political leaders and their advisers are, apparently, stuck in the unreal one. Their words, and their policies, are built on the assumptions of this fantasy world. They go to war and kill people based on beliefs that are demonstrably false. And the rest of us? Most of us are stuck in our own local niches and beyond them we do not know what is real or unreal. So we rely on others to tell us what is allegedly real beyond our local sphere. Who are the others? They just happen to be our political leaders and their advisers. Well, that makes a nice little circle. And, a predictably fatal one at that.
Lawrence DavidsonDepartment of History
West Chester University
West Chester, Pa 19383
USA


NTS Notes:  It seems that I have been preaching to the choir so to speak for years, and hoping that people would actually listen to the truth that Iran absolutely and positively has not been pursuing a nuclear weapons program, and that we are being misled by our own governments and media.  Articles such as this one by Dr. Lawrence Davidson have again proven myself and others to be absolutely right!

What this article presents is the fact that people are so easy to fall for the hysteria and fear generated by the lies of the media about Iran.   It is a fact that the NIE reports about the state of Iranian nuclear capabilities has always said that Iran is years away from developing nuclear weapons.  That information has not changed for years.....

However, it seems that again like a broken record I must point out to people that the criminal state of Israel has HUNDREDS of nuclear weapons, and would use them in a heartbeat if it meant destroying their enemies, including all of their Islamic neighbouring countries.   It is also a fact that Israel has had its bullseye aimed at Iran for years because Iran remains as possibly the last credible threat in the region against Israel's evil goals of creating a "Greater Israel" that would have total hegemony over the entire Middle Eastern region.    And what better way to solve this problem than by having their American puppet slaves fighting and dying in a war to destroy Iran?

People must be made to see the truth about Iran.   Iran is absolutely not a threat to anyone.   It is time for people to see through the lies of the media and governments to prevent this war from every happening.

More to come

NTS

2 comments:

mary sullivan said...

FYI
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http://blog.freedomsite.org/2011/05/canadian-government-plans-to-outlaw.html

Anonymous said...

The demonocracy that owns the printing press that conjures up counterfeit money and propaganda to demonize those they would possess, is sure the illusion of their power is superior to the penniless truth which is backed up by facts while their lies are backed up by the deadliest arsenal ever assembled. Time will tell.