Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dry Heaves And Sucker Ploys

The Great New Iran "Crisis"

"The new "Iran crisis" is such a sickening concoction of stupidity and lies that it almost defies comment. It certainly defies contemplation; even to think about it for thirty seconds is enough to bring on a bout of the dry heaves.

Fortunately, several other writers -- with iron-clad innards, no doubt -- have boldly waded in and dismantled the deception behind the manufactured hissy fit over Iran's "secret nuclear facility." Jason Ditz at Antiwar.com gives a good overview of the case, which, shucked of all the warmongering frenzy, boils down to this little nubbin of reality:

Iran was building a new nuclear enrichment facility, as it is allowed to do by international treaty. The United States and several other Western countries knew about the facility for years. The facility, which is still months away from completion, is not designed to enrich uranium to weapons grade. Iran is not required to inform the IAEA about any new enrichment plant until six months before the plant goes into operation. There is some quibbling about a codicil that was meant to require Iran to give extra early notice; but this was never ratified by the Iranian legislature, so Iran is in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty which it signed and ratified years ago. (As opposed to such already nuclear armed American allies as India and Israel.) The facility was not secret, it can't build bombs, it is not even finished, and it has no nuclear material in it.

Er, that's it. But upon this paper-thin foundation, a vast fortress of sinister bullshit has been erected by the "progressive" American president and his laughable lapdogs in London and Paris."

I would add that There's absolutely nothing Iran can do to appease it's warmongering detractors. The west will continue to move the goalposts no matter how much Iran capitulates to demands about it's nuclear energy plants, and the Iranians are smart not to play that ziofascist game.

3 Comments:

OpenID dad2059 said...

There ain't shit that the Empire can do about it either, other than letting our bestest li'l pal, Israel, bomb the facilities.

That in of itself is problematic because if that happens, China will sell off dollars on the penny and Russia will charge us more than the $50 million per seat to ride on their rockets to get to our space station and possibly shut oil and gas supplies off to Europe.

And if Obama manages to get Russia and maybe China to buy off on 'sanctions', they'll sneak gas supplies to Iran anyway, so the Empire is fucked anyway you look at it.

Papa Brzez's Grand Chessboard Plan ain't lookin' so good right about now!

30/9/09 7:13 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

"Papa Brzez's Grand Chessboard Plan ain't lookin' so good right about now!"

No it doesn't, dad, but we have to remember that they'll keep betting on a busted flush. That's all they know how to do and with imminent economic collapse they'll think a spiffy new war would be just the ticket.

30/9/09 10:03 PM  
Blogger Devin said...

Haha -indeed sometimes its more than a good feeling to think that Brezes-can never spell the aholes name right -or "Killinger's" plans go astray-the US might be about to find out it no longer has the biggest dick on the block -about time too!! I enjoyed the last two pargraphs greatly-I wish I could write about these matters like you do-if our false progressive prez (who I unfortunately voted for and his minions get their hands caught in this cookie jar-I hope the jar is full of killer bees!! best as always!!

3/10/09 5:37 PM  

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