Wednesday, February 22, 2006

How can Americans be so easily duped?!

Iran was not referred to the Security Council for Noncompliance

By Mike Whitney

02/21/06 "ICH" -- -- How powerful is the corporate information-system we
call the mainstream media?

Is it powerful enough, for example, to mislead the public into believing
that Iran has been “referred” to the United Nations Security Council for
violations to the NPT, thus paving the way for another war on the back
of false information?

The IAEA DID NOT report on Iran’s “noncompliance” to the Security
Council, because there is no evidence that Iran has done anything wrong.
In fact, as nuclear physicist Gordon Prather points out in his recent
article, “March Madness”, “THE BOARD DIDN’T REPORT ANYTHING.”

Then why does the media keep insisting that Iran is being called before
the Security Council for noncompliance?

Could it be that the media is simply executing an agenda that is
deliberately designed to deceive?

There was no “referral” and there will be no “punitive action” because
there are no violations. “Rather”, as Prather ads, “the IAEA Board
‘REQUESTED’ that Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei report to the
Security Council”…”calling on Iran to-among other things-implement
‘transparency measures’”.

These “transparency measures” have nothing to do with Iran’s obligations
under the NPT. They are additional demands made at the behest of the
Bush administration (through strong-arm tactics with nations on the IAEA
Board) that will force Iran to provide access to “individuals,
documentation relating to procurement, dual-use equipment, certain
military owned workshops, and research and development as the Agency may
request in support of its ongoing investigations”.

What does this mean?

It means that the Bush administration, which has already demonstrated
its hostile intentions towards Iran, will be able to operate secretly
behind its surrogates in the IAEA to locate all of Iran’s conventional
weapons sites, radar facilities, and military installations so they can
easily destroy Iran’s defensive capability when the inevitable attack is

Isn’t this the same trap that Saddam fell into?

So, why is the IAEA facilitating another war by placating the Bush
administration instead of condemning its obvious belligerence?

The IAEA members are well-aware of the propaganda that is currently
circulating in the wire-services and newspapers. Why are they playing

Do they really believe that war can be averted by capitulation to the

Iran has not violated the NPT, does not have a nuclear weapons program,
and poses no threat to its neighbors or the United States. Never the
less, the spurious accusations in the media have precipitated a dramatic
shift in public opinion. For more than a decade only 6% of the American
people considered Iran the “greatest danger” to the United States. Now
(according to a recent Pew Poll) that number has jumped to 27%. Also,
the survey showed that “nearly half (47%) said they favored military
action, preferably along with European allies, to halt Iran’s nuclear
program.” (Jim Lobe, “Polls: anti-Iran Propaganda Working”)

“Military action”? Even while the US is bogged down in an unwinnable war
in Iraq?

Can anyone seriously doubt the shocking power of propaganda after seeing
these polling results?

The public should not be worried about Iran, rather, it should be
concerned about the implications of allowing one nation to arbitrarily
repeal internationally-accepted treaties and dictate how the world will
be run.

Iran has an “inalienable right” to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes
under the terms of its treaty agreement. It should reject the attempt to
overturn its legally-binding contract, just to appease its enemies in

Iran is not a pariah or a rogue-nation. It should fight to be treated
equally and with justice.

The United States has steadfastly refused to provide Iran with any
security-guarantees that it will not attack if so chooses. In fact, Iran
was originally duped into negotiating with the EU-3 (Germany, France,
England) because it believed that the talks might deliver a
non-aggression pact between themselves and the Bush administration. The
administration, however, does not believe in treaties and will not
“lower itself” to sign agreements with those it feels are its inferiors.

There is nothing Iran can do to forestall the approaching war. The
Washington warlords believe they are entitled to the vast oil wealth of
the Caspian Basin and will not be deterred by the facts. Iran would be
better off ignoring the ineffectual maneuverings of the feckless United
Nations, and preparing itself for the struggle ahead.

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Jennifer said...

sent to me by my mother...

Trib said...

All I can say is that we are not in any condition to fight another ground war. Maybe just bomb them. Just as we have not provided security guarantees, they have steadfastly resisted any measure that would prevent them from developing nuclear weapons. Even the plan from their long-term buddy Russia, to enrich their uranium for them is not working out. The simplest explanation is that they want to build bombs. I just don't think that a country that keeps declaring its support of genocide needs to have nuclear weapons within easy range of the people they want to kill. Perhaps they really don't want bombs, but they think being belligerant is fun. I might just not understand the arab mindset. I certainly don't understand Sadam not letting in weapons inspectors when he didn't have any weapons. He could still be in power today. And it's March 6 that they're meeting to decide if they should start the referring to the security council process.