Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Iran: The Lie Is Revealed

It has recently been revealed to the world that the US government does not think Iran is building nuclear weapons. US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stated in an interview with Face The Nation that Iran was not developing nuclear weapons. His exact words were "Are they [Iran] trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No." (emphasis added) Thus, the house of cards that the US-NATO-Israeli alliance has been building as a pretext to invade Iran has fallen.

However, even though the curtain has been ripped off and the truth revealed, the belief that Iran is attempting to attain nukes is still deeply embedded in the minds of Iran's enemies. An example of this is the fact that according to leaked Israeli documents, Israeli experts "have begun planning for Iran to test a nuclear bomb within the next 12 months" and that "leading Israeli military and defense experts last week conducted a simulation of scenarios likely to occur in this event." In addition to this, it has also been reported that President Obama "is prepared to use military force to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon if diplomacy and sanctions fail." Thus, it seems that not only have the leading governments lied so much about this issue that they themselves are believing their own lies, but also that the media is also still continuing to promote this now dis-proven myth. 

The Strait of Hormuz situation has only heated things up between the West and Iran, as it gives the West another reason to attack Iran. The Strait amounts to about 20% of all traded oil worldwide and is crucial to feed the Western addiction to cheap oil. Iran has threatened to block the Strait if sanctions were imposed on its crude exports. The US has responded to this by stating that they "'would take action to reopen'" the Strait. This "action" of course implies having the US Navy attack Iranian vessels. The attack could be considered an act of war and thus could potentially lead to a US-Iranian war becoming a reality.

The fact that even though this myth has proven false, that the media and Western governments still push this idea should be disturbing to all and may very well lead to another war.

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