World Affairs Brief, September 28, 2012 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (
Armed Drones An Instrument of Terror
Media Inflaming Case Against Iran
China-Japan Conflict Heating up, but no War
New York Police Mimic Dark-Side CIA Tactics
Why People are Leaving California
New Bogus Video Attacking Obama Leaks
“Don’t Travel Between Now and November” Warning
My take on Iran is that Iran is, indeed, attempting to build a nuclear weapon, but that it is years away and has been set back several years by the killing of some of its scientists by the Mossad, as well as the sabotage of its Siemens equipment through the Stuxnet virus and other indirect misdirections by the Siemens corporation as well.
Any nation that sees themselves as targets of Western attack will want to acquire the means to defend themselves. The CIA has even helped foment Iran’s desire for nuclear weapons by setting up the supposed rogue nuclear proliferation network run by Dr. A. Q. Khan which sold nuclear secrets to Iran.
Abdul Qadeer Khan was one of Pakistan’s top nuclear scientists who helped other countries gain nuclear technology. Although he confessed to doing this, he also admitted that these activities were sanctioned by the Pakistani government and its military intelligence wing, the ISI. The ISI has been an extension of CIA black operations, which not only gave Pakistan much of its military secrets, but used Dr. Khan to spread tainted nuclear technology to Iran. The nuclear information he gave Iran had errors in it, which Iran eventually discovered and bypassed through their own expertise.
The implications of all this is that the US has long had plans to take down both Iraq and Iran and planted nuclear information in both countries to provide a pretext for an eventual attack. Israel capitalized on this when it took out Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981, and is intending to do the same for Iran soon.
Obama claimed this week during his speech to the UN that “a nuclear Iran cannot be contained.” But this is disingenuous given that the US has actively helped its future enemies to gain weapons of mass destruction. Are they even trying to contain Iran or provoke an excuse to attack? US companies gave chemical weapons technology to Saddam Hussein, and the attack on Iraq followed as night follows day.
The doctrine of containment has been used for decades to claim success at keeping the Soviet Union at bay out of fear of MAD–Mutually Assured Destruction. However, MAD doesn’t really exist. Nuclear weapons don’t assure total destruction if a nation prepares for it—so containment doesn’t work and never has worked. The only true deterrence is to have better preparations for war than your enemy.
The only reason the Soviets never struck is because they weren’t ready yet. They were getting behind in the arms race for high tech weapons and decided to fake their own demise in order to gain more aid and even technological assistance from the West. Russia’s spying has never stopped, and neither has the West’s invitations for Russian spies to enter our weapons labs—disguised as scientific and military exchange. The US does the same for China, a known future enemy who is laying direct plans to attack the West in the future.
Although Iran has a blustering, extremist president the West has taken great pains to make his remarks out to be far worse than they really are. All of this is necessary to get the world prepared for the coming war on Iran. This week Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, “History proves that those who wanted to wipe us off the map failed in that objective, while the Jewish people overcame all obstacles.”
The “wipe us off the map” statement is the promulgation of a direct mistranslation deliberately perpetuated by the media. Reuters is one of the worst, stating incorrectly that “Ahmadinejad’s speeches in the U.N. forum included a prediction that Israel would be ‘eliminated’.” writes that “Headlines are designed to grab the reader’s attention and pull ‘em in. Today, Reuters rolled out a serious eye-grabber: In New York, defiant Ahmadinejad says Israel will be ‘eliminated’ Just sounds like par for the course when it comes to Iran’s dangerous doom-dealer, right? Well, there is a bit of a problem. You see, the headline doesn’t quite match the actual quote in the story.
“Ahmadinejad’s quote in paragraph eleven of the story comes across a bit differently: ‘We don’t even count them as any part of any equation for Iran. During a historical phase, they (the Israelis) represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated.’ Put into the context of… the threats being made against it. It sounds like Ahmadinejad is saying he disregards the threats being made [which he does at Iran’s risk, as I point out below].
“Reuters takes this fast and loose word game even further by following up the quote in question with this little remark: ‘In 2005, Ahmadinejad called Israel a ‘tumor’ and echoed the words of the former Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, by saying that Israel should be wiped off the map.’
“Apparently, the folks at Reuters haven’t been reading newspapers. Why? Because he never actually said it. This misquote, which entered the public’s consciousness in 2005 and been repeated ad infinitum by politicians and war advocates, has been thoroughly debunked by Professor Juan Cole and a real, live Farsi speaker at the Mossadegh Project.
“Even more damning, Dan Meridor, Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence said that Mr. Ahmadinejad and Iran’s ruling cleric, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had said repeatedly ‘that Israel is an unnatural creature, it will not survive. They didn’t say, ‘We’ll wipe it out,’ you’re right, but, ‘It will not survive.’”
Ahmadinajad’s other statements seem to indicate a sense of bravado about Iran’s ability to ward of the coming strike that is utterly foolish: ‘In the story, there are a number of other quotes responding to questions about the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran, to which Ahmadinejad offers a number of dismissive responses and some blustery posturing about Iran’s centuries-long history and fearlessness in the face of these threats:
“‘Fundamentally we do not take seriously the threats of the Zionists,’ Ahmadinejad, in New York for this week’s U.N. General Assembly, told reporters. ‘We have all the defensive means at our disposal and we are ready to defend ourselves.’ and ‘We do believe that they have found themselves at a dead end and they are seeking new adventures in order to escape this dead end. Iran will not be damaged with foreign bombs,’
I can assure the uncareful Iranian President that Israel’s threats are real and that the Western powers do intend to take him and his whole country’s infrastructure down as well. Whatever his defensive preparations, they are not enough. I’m not in favor of this provoked war, but it certainly seems to me that Iran’s president is looking for a fight, and is going to get it. But like the drone war in Pakistan, the end result of the war will be more hatred toward the US and Israel—all of which is intended by the globalists.
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[Video] 60 Minutes: Meir Dagan, former Israeli CHIEF of MOSSAD tells Lesley Stahl that an AIRSTRIKE anytime soon AGAINST IRAN is premature and COULD LEAD TO *DISASTER*!
Most of Israel’s military leaders are against war on Iran — Netanyahu and Barak are the power-over warmongers
Ahmadinejad DID NOT threaten to “wipe Israel off the map”
Israel’s Deputy PM admits Iran DIDN’T threaten to wipe Israel out
[Haaretz poll] 60% of Israelis are dissatisfied with Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is pushing to bomb Iran
Israeli Military Chief: Iran Won’t Develop Nuclear Weapons — Warns Against ‘Hysteria’
Sean Stone (Oliver Stone’s son): Should the United States Bomb Iran? Sean Stone returns from Iran — ATTACKING IRAN COULD MAKE THINGS WORSE for ISRAEL!