by Jeff Huber
The best political joke of the election season so
far has been Mitt
Romney’s assertion that we should let Israel dictate our Middle East
Policy. Jesus at the temple, Mitt; catch
up. Israel has had undue influence on
our policies in that part of the world since its inception in 1948. Since the neocon/Likudnik cabal came into
power with the pseudo-election of young Mr. Bush in 2002, Israel has been
leading our Middle East policy around the potty wand.
Less probal to thinking was the grand
scale deception the Pentarchy's bull feather merchant marines conducted regarding accusations about Iran’s nuclear intentions
centered on the release of the recent
report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This canard too was supported by the
warmongery’s select echo chamberlains, most notably the deplorable David E.
Sanger of the New York Times and the
irredeemable Job Warwick of the Washington
Post, both of whom tumbled tokeses over teakettles to cite the most irresponsible and incendiary sources
available on the subject of Iran’s nuclear program, including fake nuclear
weapons shaman and prominent AIPAC prostitute David Albright.
The crux of the report’s allegations that Iran may
yet be working toward building a nuclear weapon rest on its
claim that a former Soviet nuclear weapons scientist had helped Iran construct a detonation system that could be used for a
nuclear weapon. But as my colleague
Gareth Porter quickly pointed out, the scientist, identified
in news reports as Vyacheslav Danilenko, is not a nuclear weapons scientist at
all. Danilenko, as research of open
source documents revealed, has specialized for his entire career in the production of detonation
nanodiamonds, which are diamond
particles used for industrial and medical purposes including the treatment of cancer. Iran, coincidentally, has been endeavoring to establish a nanodiamond industry. Maybe that's the next plank in our Iran policy: they can have a nanodiamond industry as long as they buy their nanodiamonds from us.
|Mitt Romney and 51 percent|
of his constituency.
The latest evidence of our abject obedience to Israel's interests was the latest two-prong offensive against Iran, the most recent operation in a long propaganda campaign aimed at turning the Persian state into a post-modern incarnation of the Evil Soviet Empire.
Phase one of Operation Persian Poppycock was a Keystone Kop caper cooked up by the DEA and the FBI that took a drug dealer looking to ditch hard jail time and an alcoholic wife-abusing dead beat and framed them as key conspirators in a Iranian Quds Force scheme to blow a big shot Saudi and an Israeli Embassy to smithereens. Even though the warmonger friendly New York Times and Washington Post did their very best to peddle the pathetic plot to the proletariat, the story was quickly dismissed by the cognizant majority as bunker mentality bunkum.
|The IAEA Report on Iraq|
Israeli Prime Minister Bebe Netanyahu, who French President Nicholas Sarkozy recently had the moral spine to call a liar in front of U.S. President Barack Obama, took advantage of the mainstream bullhorn to criticize the IAEA report because “only things that could be proven were written” in it, but, “in reality there are many other things that we see." In reality one needs a microscope and a fertile imagination to see anything provable whatsoever in the IAEA report.
|I cannot tell a lie. Know what|
I mean? Eh? Know what I mean?
Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.
Say no more.
The IAEA could easily have researched the materials that Porter researched and arrived at the same conclusions that he reached. Considering the report’s predictably profound impact on international relations, one might think that the IAEA would have to taken as much trouble as Porter took to get its facts straight. But one would be sadly mistaken, and one should be furious to find that the IAEA chose instead to use unchallenged information fed to it by an undisclosed “member nation,” much in the same manner that the New York Times and Washington Post repeat pro-war propaganda channeled though it by unnamed “senior officials.” I can’t say for sure what that member nation’s identity might be, but I’d bet a dollar of my own money that its first initial stands for “Israel.” You never know, though. The member nation’s first initial might also stand for “United.”
Not shockingly, neither the New York Times nor the Washington Post nor any of the rest of the mainstream news foppery has bothered to take the trouble to break the news that their breaking news about the IAEA report was pure unadulterated bull roar.
This monkey business of accusing Iran of everything from killing our soldiers in Iraq to building nukes to getting dairy goats pregnant without providing a scrap of credible evidence to back the accusations up has been going on since at least 2007 when Mr. Bush’s bunch was looking for excuses to extend the War on Evil in Iraq indefinitely with a “surge” escalation. If a tenth of shenanigans the Pentarchy has charged Iran with being up to were true, there would be no excuse on earth for not having bombed the entire Persian race into the carrier pigeon mode by now.
Yet Minister of Peace Leon Panetta wasted little time in calling a news conference and cautioning, oh, no, no, we don’t want to bomb Iran, that might bring on “unintended consequences,” yepper, yup, yup, yo! It must be that Uncle Leo has reached the age where he's worried about the destination of his immortal soul.
Iran is not a military threat to anyone—except possibly to itself if it ever were to acquire nuclear weapons. Nukes in the hands of Iran would be the third-world equivalent of a doomsday machine, and as Doctor Strangelove admonished the Soviet Ambassador in the eponymous film by Stanley Kubrick, a doomsday machine doesn’t serve its purpose unless you tell everyone that you have it. Once Iran were to announce its possession of a nuclear arsenal, Fork-Tongued Bebe would have his flying circus turn Iran into a parking lot for our permanent occupation forces in Iraq and the Bananastans.
Despite plain evidence that our Iran policy is the epitome of rogue hegemony, we continue to demonize Iran in accordance with the dictates of the Israelis, who could populate the world’s museums with the galleries' worth of U.S. politicians it has purchased over the years. I have suggested that if we really want to vouchsafe Israel’s security we should make it the 51st state. But Israel isn’t likely to go along with that. As I mentioned a moment ago, they don’t need formal legislative representation here because they already own our Congress, and if they become a state they’ll have to pay our taxes and obey our laws.
Israel has a much better deal the way things are now.
Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy (Retired) is author of the critically lauded novel Bathtub Admirals, a lampoon on America’s rise to global dominance.