I just want to clear up my position here, since people keep "accusing" me of being overly anti-American, or anti-Israeli; while denying that Iran is
rogue and dangerous state.
First off, I'm not going to deny that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs do harbor some anti-Israeli and US sentiment. He has made some
not-so-scholarly opinions on world history and foreign policy, his Al-Quds militia probably does send weapons and fund to insurgents in Iraq and
Lebanon and his record of humans rights is dubious at best BUT...
he's a relatively new president and nobody really knows what he's capable of.
That being said, just because he walks like a hardliner and talks like a hardliner doesn't make it so.
Iran is all smoke and mirrors and no action on the world stage. He may talk tough but I doubt he is seriously considering going through with invading
Israel or Iraq at the moment.
He's a smart man
, despite what the general consensus is; he has a Phd in Engineering, a doctorate and Master in Science, and he knows his
history. He knows full well how fixated the Western World is on him currently, and that George Bush is widely unpredictable and perhaps even
contemplating striking Iran.
The problem is, Iran hasn't done anything physically to invoke this kind of response
and all this attention from the West. They have, so far
been a completely passive state in the Middle East with little influence on anyone but Shiites, as Shiites are persecuted in the rest of the ME, and
look up to Iran as somewhat of a bastion for Shia beliefs and causes.
They're reasons for Nuclear Enrichment shouldn't be so heavily scrutinized, if these people genuinely want Nuclear Power, then by all means the US
should not stop them.
Why are Pakistan, India and Israel, all 3 states which are currently engaged in low-intensity conflicts and have publically stated they would be
willing to use Nuclear weapons in certain situations allowed not only the ability to develop reactors, but also delivery systems without any cause for
Iran has a right to Nuclear Power if they want to.
They're population has more than doubled in 20 years, the country regularly imports gasoline and electricity to provide enough power for it's
citizens, and on top of that burns fossil fuel in large amounts; not only extremely wasteful but extremely polluting.
Their oilfields are being depleted and a large minority of Iranians live with out electricity or water. Those are perfectly acceptable reasons to
diversify their power production.
Hell, if the US is so preoccupied with judging nations by their history why didn't we stop the Germans or Japanese when they built reactors? These
guys could enrich tons of Uranium a month if they wanted, but yet Iran, a former US ally can't even build a centrifuge without the Bush going
The smear campaign against Mahmoud and Iran I think is evidence enough Bush and the Republicans want to go to war with this guy. They know there is
little hard evidence, and too much speculation currently to justify any military action that's why they're trying to discredit him on every possible
level, but they haven't been able to successfully.
From claiming he wants "Wipe Israel off the map"
, denies the Holocaust, all those rumors about him being one of the Tehran Hostage Takers
back in 1979, is anti-semitic, sponsors terrorists, etc...
It's all a big farce, the same step-by-step process they went through with Iraq to get the world to see Saddam as a bogeyman, rather than a paper
And we all know how duped we were by the Bush Admin before, so don't fall for it again.
Mahmoud is NOT
anti-semitic, he may hate Israel but he hates their government above all else, not Jews:
...some people think if they accuse me of being anti-Jew they can solve the problem. No, I am not anti-Jew ... I respect them very much
The "Israel off the map"
speech has widely been debunked as a mistranslation or a complete fabrication by Washington.
There is no solid evidence that he was a hostage taker back in 1979 in the US Embassy Crisis in Tehran, apart from one dubious photo and the US State
Department's claim that some witnesses reported he looked like a hostage taker.
Even though the CIA stated themselves, with "relative certainty"
he was NOT a hostage taker. Link:
Some people are actually waking up and seeing through the fog of ambiguity and confusion Washington spreads deliberately, to see that these
accusations are all ultimately baseless, and secondly extremely analogous to Iraq.
They want to discredit this guy in every which way so they dig up any piece of dirt they can, give it a spin and publish it as fact.
They know they have no hard evidence of WMD's to justify war so the only thing they can resort to now is childish name-calling and a rumor-mill to
fool people into thinking this man is dangerous.
All I'm saying is, give Iran a break.
If nations like Israel can have Nuclear Power, so can Iran. The hypocrisies displayed in US Foreign
Policy are not fair and not justified.
Iran has done little to evoke such a staunchly bad reputation in America, and has much reason to fear an American attack.
US Foreign Policy has to stop picking sides and stop playing "Good Cop, Bad Cop" whenever it suits them.
Unless some damning allegations and evidence surface, Iran just needs to be left alone and not forced into a corner before it's really forced to do
Who would you rather give a reactor to, a nation who's constantly at war or a nation who has been sitting on the fence for a majority of its
[edit on 8/5/08 by The Godfather of Conspira]