THE US LED-WESTERN COUNTRIES APPLY GROTESQUE DOUBLE STANDARD POLICY ON IRAN ‘S NUCLEAR ENERGY PROGRAM
by Syarif Hidayat
“There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War:“All War Is Based On Deception.”
But to placate Israel, US politicians have threatened to start a war with Iran to prevent that country from exercising its sovereign right to have a nuclear power generating plant to add to the 400-plus already operating throughout the world.
Now plans to attack Iran by the US and Israel and the possibility of a new World War have been made public and meet resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.
The western countries led by the US are applying the grotesque double standard policy on Iran in which they, on one hand condemning the Islamic republic for developing nuclear energy program, while simultaneously protecting and enabling Israel, the rogue nuclear power to continue developing and producing nuclear, biological and chemical weapons unchecked.
An old Indonesian saying says: “When you point at (accusing) someone for his or her wrong doings, only one finger pointing at the suspected culprit, while the other three fingers pointing at yourself!”
US President Barack Obama and the other western leaders are ‘HEROICALLY’ outspoken and noisy against the Iranian nuclear energy program. But they are “AWFULLY” silent about the Israeli weapons of mass destruction and weapons of ethnic cleansing build-up! This policy exposes the grotesque double standard which sees the U.S. and Europe on the one hand condemning Iran for developing nuclear energy, while simultaneously protecting and enabling Israel, the principal culprit, the rogue nuclear power.
The western world yells loudly about Iranian possible nukes, but still reluctant to speak about Israeli nukes. The Israeli nuclear weapon is not just for deterrence and intimidation. In the back of the minds of Israeli strategists the bomb is there to be used against Arab world. The IAEA does not enter Israel because it is unwelcome guest in the Jewish state.
Israel’s nuclear arsenal remains a serious threat for regional peace, prosperity and security. Its regional monopoly of nuclear weapons cannot be regarded simply as a deterrent, but as an instrument of intimidation by means of which Israel seeks to terrorize its Arab neighbors, the Israeli direct threats to Iran being an example.
The US should stop paranoia about the imaginary Iranian nuclear threats and end worshiping the deceitful Israeli invented fictitious scenario featuring Iranian Mullahs who would anytime push the button to launch Nuclear missiles attacks against Israel.
The US leaders would be better if they think about the real situation and the actual threats from the Israeli thermonuclear, chemical and biological weapons on the Middle East and world security.
World War Three would most likely be Nuclear War
The actual Nuclear World War could be easily triggered by the illicit agreement between the crazy American President and the deranged and adventurous Israeli Prime Minister.
Please take a close look at the example of the actual Israeli nuclear threats to the world security. In 2002, while the United States was building for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon threatened that if Israel was attacked “Israel will react. Is it clear?”
Israeli defense analyst Zeev Schiff explained: “Israel could respond with a nuclear retaliation that would eradicate Iraq as a country.” It is believed President George W. Bush gave Sharon the Green-Light to attack Baghdad in retaliation, including with Nuclear Weapons, but only if attacks came before the American military invasion.
Ariel Sharon, demonstrating the Israeli nuclear arsenal arrogance, says things like: “We are much more important than (Americans) think. We can take the Middle East with us whenever we go” and “Arabs may have the oil, but we have the matches.”
Ezar Weissman, former Israeli president said “The nuclear issue is gaining momentum (and the) next war will not be conventional.”
Amos Rubin, an economic adviser to former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, said “If left to its own Israel will have no choice but to fall back on a riskier defense which will endanger itself and the world at large…”
A former Israeli official justified Israel’s threats. “You Americans screwed us” in not supporting Israel in its 1956 war with Egypt. “We can still remember the smell of Auschwitz and Treblinka. Next time we’ll take all of you with us.”
A German proverb says: “Bellende Hunde beißen nicht.” – Lit. Translation: “Barking dogs don’t bite.” – Meaning: “As long as talking (barking) continues, even albeit threatening, violence is averted.” – Meaning: “Cowards threaten a lot.” – English version: “Barking dogs seldom bite.”
But I think in the case of the Zionist Israel, it is completely different. It is a real mad and very dangerous dog! One of the Zionist leaders has confirmed it. Moshe Dayan, a leading promoter of Israel’s nuclear weapon program, has been quoted as saying “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.”
The Israelis also are egged on in its nuclear threats by “American Christian Zionists” like Hal Lindsay who believe Israel must expand its control of territory to its Biblical borders in order to bring about Armageddon and the return of Jesus Christ. Some suspect that former President George W. Bush holds such beliefs, especially after his November 2007 statement “If you want to see World War Three, you know, a way to do that is to attack Israel with a nuclear weapon.”
Israeli nuclear knife to America’s throat.
Iran developing nuclear energy program must not alarm the Arab world and the world as a whole. Israel has more than enough nuclear bombs to destroy the whole Middle East and burn most parts of the world at any moment! So what?
Israel now may have as many as 500 atomic and hydrogen nuclear weapons, as well as the ability to launch them via long range missiles, submarines and aircraft. However, just as threatening to Arabs, and the world, is Israel’s aggressive stance towards using its own 200 to 500 nuclear weapons — ones which it has never formally admitted exist.
Whatever the number, there is little doubt that Israeli nukes are among the world’s most sophisticated, largely designed for “war fighting” in the Middle East. A staple of the Israeli nuclear arsenal are “neutron bombs,” miniaturized thermonuclear bombs designed to maximize deadly gamma radiation while minimizing blast effects and long term radiation- in essence designed to kill people while leaving property intact. These weapons can be deployed by air, missile or submarine to almost any place on earth. The Israeli nuclear arsenal is also backed-up by the delivery mechanisms that include Jericho intercontinental ballistic missiles with a range of 11,500 km.
Israel also possesses a comprehensive arsenal of chemical and biological weapons. Israel is developing an “ethno bomb” (the real weapon of ethnic cleansing); In developing their “ethno-bomb”, Israeli scientists are trying to exploit medical advances by identifying distinctive a gene carried by some Arabs, then create a genetically modified bacterium or virus…The scientists are trying to engineer deadly micro-organisms that attack only those bearing the distinctive genes.
Possessing chemical and biological weapons, an extremely sophisticated nuclear arsenal, and an aggressive strategy for their ACTUAL USE, Israel provides the major regional impetus for the development of weapons of mass destruction and represents an acute threat to security, peace and stability in the Middle East and the world.
It seems that the American leaders are afraid of Israel’s nuclear weapons and its threats to use them if the United States ever withdraws its full backing or if Israel’s possession of its stolen Palestinian lands is ever seriously endangered. Threats include retaliatory — or even preemptive — attacks on Muslim, Russian and even European and the US targets.
Any attack on Russia, of course, would quickly bring massive retaliation against Israel’s greatest ally — the United States.
No doubt this is a major reason U.S. political leaders approach Israel with fear and respect — and rarely punish it for its violations of U.S. law, United Nations Resolutions, the Geneva Convention and a variety of other treaties. Israel has a nuclear knife to America’s throat.
Israeli Threats Against Iran and Arab countries
Israel’s threats to use nuclear weapons, including preemptively, have increased greatly since the revelation in 2002 that Iran was building uranium enrichment facilities. That year Prime Minister Ariel Sharon demanded that the international community target Iran as soon as it was finished dealing with Iraq.
Unlike Israel, Iran has accepted supervision of its nuclear program under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Iran claims its program is only for production of nuclear power as oil becomes more scarce and expensive, and not for nuclear weapons.
However, Israel opposes any challenge to its nuclear hegemony since not only would it be less able to use its nuclear threat to keep confiscated lands, but fear of Iran actually might cause citizens to leave Israel and investment to dry up. Israel also must worry about other “enemy” Arab nations which already are seeking or soon may seek nuclear energy.
In 2004 then Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said that Israel would consider “all options” to prevent Iran from producing nuclear weapons. Rumors and warnings of an impending Israeli attack on Iran’s facilities, including possibly with nuclear weapons, have circulated repeatedly since that time.
In June 2004 a report out of Tel Aviv confirmed that Israel already had rehearsed a military first strike on Iran. “Israel will on no account permit Iranian reactors — especially the one being built in Bushehr with Russian help — to go critical,” an Israeli defense source told reporters. Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon went on the record that Iran was the “biggest danger to the existence of Israel.” Sharon also left no doubt as to his meaning: “Israel will not allow Iran to be equipped with a nuclear weapon.” Put in terms of the Samson Option, Israel will feel compelled to strike first, before Iran has the ability to make its own first strike decision.
Meanwhile, Israel still considers Russia a target because of its technical assistance to Iran’s nuclear program and its continued arms sales to Iran and other “enemy” nations. In 2007 Israeli officials warned Russia: “We hope they understand that this is a threat that could come back to them as well.”
Israeli possession of up to 500 thermonuclear weapons, including strategic warheads in the megaton-range backed-up by delivery mechanisms using Jericho intercontinental ballistic missiles with a range of 11,500 km threatens peace and security in the Middle East and the World stability! In 2005 George Bush admitted that the U.S. would support an Israeli attack on Iran.
Soon after his election President Barak Obama seemed to accept the inevitability of an Iranian nuclear bomb. However, in early 2009 Likud Party hawk Benjamin Netanyahu was elected Israeli Prime Minister. Netanyahu already had threatened that Israel would attack Iran to stop its nuclear program if Obama did not do so. Considering Iran’s threats to retaliate, this easily could lead to a “Samson Option” scenario.
While the US and the other western leaders have been busy all the time talking about the imaginary Iranian nuclear threat, they have been turning the blind eyes and deaf ears on the actual nuclear threats from the Israelis with their so-called “Samson Option” strategy
According to Seymour Hersh in his 1991 book “The Samson Option,” the phrase the “Samson Option” is used to describe Israel’s strategy of massive nuclear retaliation against “enemy” nations should its existence as a Jewish state be jeopardized through military attack. Israeli leaders created the term in the mid-1960s, inspired by the Biblical figure Samson, who destroyed a Philistine temple, killing himself and thousands of Philistine enemies.
After May and September meetings with Netanyahu in 2009, Obama threatened Iran with attack if it did not “come clean about” and curb its nuclear program. This statement came a day after Netanyahu s’ speech to the United Nations where he invoked the memory of Auschwitz and family members slain by Nazis. Obama also has suffered constant pressure to take a more belligerent stand against Iran from neoconservatives and the “Israel lobby.”
Iran’s Nuclear Energy Program
A Financial Times article (August 11, 2008), stating: Power supply switched off two hours each day. For Iranians, recent electricity cuts are a reminder of the severe energy shortages they endured for almost a decade after the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Electrical experts say international sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program have contributed to the problem by making the investment outlook bleak.
Iran’s electrical shortage has a good reason for its nuclear power plants. In addition, countries throughout the world have been building nuclear power plants. In 2008, there were over 400 nuclear power plants in operation. Very few countries do not have any.
Four rounds of economic sanctions by US led western rogue states on Islamic Iran have resulted zero result in bullying Islamic Iran to forgo its legitimate nuclear rights. The west has worked out a new fuel swap deal for Iran only to assert its collective terror power. As the first electricity-generating reactor in the region, the Iranian project is being watched closely by its neighbors. Even many of Iran’s critics do not deny it the right to generate power by nuclear means.
Some 35 years after the project first began, continuously obstructed by the US led big powers keen to maintain monopoly over nukes and nuclear technology, Bushehr will be the first nuclear power reactor to generate electricity in the Middle East. The project has survived international sanctions, aerial attacks by Iraq, and decisions by Iran’s revolutionary leaders first to scrap the program, and then to restart it with new partners in Russia.
False alarm bells were always sounding at the news that the Bushehr reactor is taking another important step towards becoming operational. Technically this could be within a matter of months, though US sources believe that it may be up to a year before the reactor is supplying power to the Iranian grid. A working Iranian reactor does not pose a proliferation risk as long as it is run solely to produce power for electricity generation. Even if Iran manufactures nukes that would not pose any threat to those who do not have their terror targets fixed on Tehran.
Iran continues to enrich more and more uranium, bringing it closer at least to the capability to make a bomb, if not already made one. Iran says that it is pursuing a civilian atomic program designed to meet its energy needs. Western nuclear powers “fear” that Iran is building capacity to produce a nuclear bomb.
The West believed that sanctions could make life ever tougher for the Iranian people and government, and could bear fruit eventually, they were confident that the sanctions would have an impact, pushing Iran’s leadership to be more flexible. But Iran has shown it can survive the worst sanctions as part of Western economic terrorism unleashed on Islamic Iran.
Western anti-Islamic economic sanctions
Dr. Abdul Ruff a Specialist on State Terrorism and Chancellor-Founder of Center for International Affairs (CIA) in his article “US Nuclear Double-Speak: Foreign Policy of Iran” says the US led Western anti-Islamic civilization is still bent upon crippling Iranian economy and security, while they keep mum about Israeli nukes and nuclear proliferation. The Iranians have made a series of preconditions for these talks, including some concerning the Israeli nuclear program.
Washington and its terror allies look set to try to pull the sanctions net even tighter. But nothing is going to stop Iran any way. So, USA is trying to get Iran offer resources to occupied Afghanistan as a bargain chip against any further economic terrorism.
Iran is developing this technology to supply fuel for a future series of locally-built reactors to fulfill the country’s long-term energy needs. Under the old offer rejected by Tehran, Iran was to ship out 1,200kg (2,650lb) of uranium to be enriched; now this could be raised to 2,000kg. According to the EU’s foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton, Iran is prepared to hold talks on its disputed nuclear program in November, Tehran’s acceptance came one day after the US confirmed it was working on a new fuel swap deal for Iran. In return, it would get higher-grade fuel for a medical research reactor.
Iran would also be required to stop all production of nuclear fuel it is enriching to 20%, a key step towards weapons-grade levels, and agree to negotiate on the future of its nuclear program. Speaking at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels, Lady Ashton said she had received a letter from Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, agreeing to meet “in a place and on a date convenient to both sides” after 10 November.
US State Department confirmed that Washington and its European allies were close to agreeing a tougher proposal on a nuclear fuel swap offer for Iran. Iran is operating Bushehr in a manner reflecting internationally acceptable safety standards. Western governments have failed to prevent Iran from operating Bushehr, and they also probably made the reactor less safe. Many other countries in the Gulf and beyond – the UAE and Jordan, for example – are eager to pursue nuclear power.
Any safety setback in Iran could seriously damage the image of nuclear power generation in the region as a whole. Certainly the Iranian authorities will seek to present the fueling of the reactor as a significant national step forward. In general terms, it will help Iranian technicians to gain more experience in the nuclear field.
Western diplomats say the new deal will take into account the increase in Iran’s uranium stockpile and level of enrichment since then. Iran’s centrifuges are far more tailor-made for that purpose. But it will now be impossible for Israel or the US to attack the facility from the air, since bombing the reactor after the fuel rods are loaded would spread radiation. Iran can divert the spent fuel and more nukes could be readied to defend the territories and people. With limited sorties available, US-Israeli rogues would go after Natanz, Esfahan, Fardo and targets associated with Iran’s enrichment effort. But Iran is fully prepared to repulse any US or Israeli attacks.
American leaders especially in the US government and in the Congress who are well-known as Preachers of Democracy and Human Rights should know about these realities.
I am anti war and I hope all of you are against war too because war is suicide for the citizens of the world and unrealistic option for all people in the world, except War of Independence and War to defend the National Sovereignty! The reasons for going to wars mentioned by Governments especially in the imperialist, the Zionist and the colonialist countries are mostly LIES. They lied to their own citizens!
The world should eradicate all kind of nuclear weapons!: Nuclear weapons are an unrealistic option – suicide for the citizens of the World and the life of our planet – whether committed by Israelis, Russians, Americans, Englishmen, Frenchmen or anyone else. (HSH)
1. Seymour Hersh ‘s 1991 book “The Samson Option.”
2. Dr. Abdul Ruff ‘s article:“US Nuclear Double-Speak: Foreign Policy of Iran” Dr. Abdul Ruff is a Specialist on State Terrorism and Chancellor-Founder of Center for International Affairs (CIA).
3. John Steinbach ‘s article: “Israeli Weapons of Mass Destruction: a Threat to Peace” – Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG).