August 17, 2010
Iran has provided the United States with an opportunity to make sure it does not gain the nuclear material required to make a bomb. Do you think the Obama administration will take advantage of the opportunity?
|Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that Iran is ready to cooperate with “any country,” including the United States, in building nuclear power plants.|
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that Iran is ready to cooperate with “any country,” including the United States, in building nuclear power plants in Iran, according to Press TV. Mehmanparast was asked if Iran would work with the United States on the country’s nuclear projects and he responded “we are ready to cooperate with any company from any country which is capable of building such facilities with high standard.”
“These are big economic projects and there will certainly be much competition between different countries,” he said.
In May of this year, Secretary of State Clinton dismissed an offer by Iran to swap some of its enriched uranium for reactor fuel. Clinton said the Iranian offer — and attempt to prevent the bombing of its country — was a “transparent ploy” to avoid a fresh round of U.N. Security Council sanctions. The swap offer was negotiated by Brazil and Turkey, which are opposed to new U.N. sanctions on Iran.
Iran has not dabbled in a nuclear weapons program since 2003 and according to a U.S. intelligence report issued in 2007 is not likely to be able to produce enough enriched uranium for a bomb until 2010 to 2015.
But these facts are irrelevant to the United States and especially Israel. It should be obvious by now the objective is not to make certain Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon, but rather to cobble together a pretext for an attack levied against the country.
The neocons have pushed for turning Iran into a rubble strewn parking lot for well over a decade. In a policy paper some have compared to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, key neocons call for confronting Iran in the same way Iraq was confronted — or maybe that should be leveled (with over a million dead people).
“Over the long term, Iran may well prove as large a threat to U.S. interests in the [Persian] Gulf as Iraq has. And even should U.S.-Iranian relations improve, retaining forward-based forces in the region would still be an essential element in U.S. security strategy given the longstanding American interests in the region,” the neocons stated in Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources For a New Century, dated September, 2000.
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The Israeli-centric neocons — and no shortage of both Republicans and Democrats in Congress (many beholden to AIPAC) — believe Iran is pursuing a nuclear bomb and if they get one will use it against Israel on the day after tomorrow. In other words, they believe (or would have us believe) Iran is a nation ruled by insane people who have a death wish.
The Bush era neocons and their fellow travelers in Congress know Iran is not only incapable of building a nuclear weapon, but also not stupid enough to attack Israel — even with conventional weapons. Iran is not ruled by mentally ill suicides.
Israel and the United States will attack Iran for the same reason the U.S. (with much Israeli prodding) attacked Iraq — to level the country, turn it into an enfeebled third world backwater, decimate its civil infrastructure, and reduce its thriving population through disease, malnutrition, and cancer brought about by the wanton use of depleted uranium.
It was no mistake Bush’s Pentagon targeted Iraq’s water and sanitation systems. It was no accident hospitals and schools were targeted. After the green light is signaled, the bombing will not be restricted to a handful of nuclear facilities. It will go countrywide. Iran will suffer a repeat of what the criminal neocons did to Iraq. Democrats like Hillary Clinton will help make it so. The mass murder of Iranians will be a bi-partisan affair.
Kurt Nimmo edits Infowars.com. He is the author of Another Day in the Empire: Life In Neoconservative America.