Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The West is turning Iran into a new Iraq

When the Daily Mail, rather than the Independent or Guardian, criticises British foreign policy for giving uncritical support to US bellicosity toward Iran, comparing recent events with the lead up to the war with Iraq, it is time to wake up. Peter McKay wrote yesterday, 

War clouds gather over the Middle East, as the Iranians shoot down a U.S. spy drone.

With the eurozone crisis threatening global economic meltdown, perhaps on the basis that bad things always come in threes, we’ll hear that an enormous meteorite is on target to smash into Earth in 2012.

America won’t allow Iranians to develop a nuclear bomb. Their nuclear facilities must be destroyed. ‘It is our stated policy that we will not allow Iran to become a nuclear factor,’ a visiting U.S. general tells The Times.

Either America does it alone, with our approval, or it supports an Israeli attack on the sites. We witter about the importance of continuing talks but support America, whatever it decides.

This is the background to the trashing of the British mission in Tehran and the expulsion of Iran diplomats in London. America doesn’t have an embassy in Iran. As ever, the UK is America’s catspaw — or, dupe as the Yanks would say.

On November 12, an explosion at the Alghadir missile base, 25 miles south-west of Tehran, killed 17 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, including Brigadier General Hassan Moghaddam, architect of the country’s missile programme.

This came just after the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran had tested the fitting of a nuclear warhead onto its most advanced ballistic missile, the Shahab-3.

Three Iranian scientists have been assassinated in the past two years, allegedly by Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. The Alghadir blast may have been another Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear programme. More sabotage and assassinations are expected — unless the U.S. drops the big one.
McKay concludes:
And who do you think got Iran started on its nuclear technology? America, of course, in 1957. The Shah — like today’s Iranian leaders — said he was desperate for nuclear power for economic reasons. It was ‘scandalous’ to waste their precious oil by burning it.

American and European companies made billions setting up nuclear Iran. No doubt they hope to do so again in the future, if we destroy the existing facilities.
Read the whole article here