Amid the Lies and Prevarication in the Lead Up to the Iran Attack, Tony Blair Gets Cold Feet
Kurt Nimmo | February 23, 2007
Over at the Jerusalem Post , unsubstantiated allegation has become bedrock fact, a quite normal state of affairs for the neocon-infested corporate media, determined to set the attack Iran ball in motion.
“Israeli officials Thursday night urged ‘crisper' and ‘faster' moves to sanction Iran after a UN report found the Islamic Republic had expanded its program to obtain nuclear weapons,” the newspaper reports.
Last September, the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency made it clear no nuclear weapons program was detected in Iran.
In November, the CIA “found no conclusive evidence, as yet, of a secret Iranian nuclear-weapons program running parallel to the civilian operations that Iran has declared to the International Atomic Energy Agency,” according to Seymour Hersh .
At the same time, Russian Security Council Secretary Igor Ivanov “said there is no evidence that Iran is pursuing any military nuclear program.”
In August, 2005, a “U.S. intelligence estimate found that Iran is further away from making bomb-grade uranium than previously thought,” the Dafna Linzer wrote for the Post.
In other words, there is no evidence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, never mind what the Israelis and the Jerusalem Post claim.
Confronting a manufactured chimera, “a senior Israeli source in Washington” told the Jerusalem Post “I don't think we've got endless amounts of time to deal with this problem,” in other words Iran must be attacked soon, or sanctions imposed, at least. “This is the time that these things have to be dealt with,” said the anonymous source, citing a recent IAEA report that notes
“Iran's continued building of both the Arak reactor and heavy water production plant—in defiance of the Security Council,” never mind Iran, under the NPT, has all the right in the world to develop nuclear materials for its energy program, a fact noted by Mohammad Saeedi , Deputy Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Agency. “Saeedi said that the report has referred to the point that Iran has provided the agency with sufficient access to its plants for supervision, which proves that Iran has been complying with NPT pact and Safeguard agreement, showing no diversion in its previous and present activities.”
Israel is hot to trot now that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is pushing for talks, not nuclear-tipped bunker-busters, to resolve the issue. “Russia and France believe that Iran's nuclear issue should be solved within the framework of NPT principles and based on the views of IAEA experts,” Lavrov declared. “In assessment of the conditions of Iran's nuclear programs, the main goal should be to prevent violation of nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy “also reiterated the need to examine Iran's nuclear issue accurately and consider the possibility of discussing it with Iranian officials.”
But the Israelis and the American neocons are not keen on accuracy, preferring instead exaggeration, fabrication, distortion, and outright lies—the same sort of fare they produced in late 2002 and early 2003 in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq.
Finally, as the latest IAEA report makes the rounds, the Australian reports “senior British Government officials fear that US President George W. Bush will attack Iran before his final term in office ends,” worries that coincide with “with British Prime Minister Tony Blair declaring himself at odds with hawks [war criminal neocons] in the US administration by saying publicly for the first time that it would be wrong to take military action” against Iran. “I can't think that it would be right to take military action against Iran…. What is important is to pursue the political, diplomatic channel…. I think it is the only way that we are going to get a sensible solution to the Iranian issue.”
Of course, when it came to Iraq, Blair fell right in with the murderous neocons, preferring mass murder to sensibility.
If ever there is held a Nuremberg-like tribunal for the neocon war criminals—and I'm certainly not holding my breath—Mr. Blair will naturally be right there in the docket along with his buddy Bush and Cheney.
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