Originally Posted by SDW2001
You'll just keep floating the bait until someone bites. But it won't be me. If you honestly believe Iran's leaders are trustworthy and can be taken at their word, then there isn't much left to discuss on the matter. But I think you know exactly how bad President A. is. I think it's just that you're blinded by hatred of the Israelis and to a lesser extent, the US government.
Don't forget: Iran has not attacked anyone in 275 years
. As they are not likely to attack anyone now, the US/Israel, of course, is trying to spin a bunch of bull-biscuits to make people "think" that Iran is an aggressive nation. Iran just happens to be next on the neocon/Zionist hitlist of mideast nations to attack, then occupy, and subjugate, and strong public support for the next mideast adventure is a political must for the Obama Administration, especially given the lengthy and "less than stellar" performances in Iraq and Afghanistan.*IF
* there is any reason for Iran to arm itself with nukes, then it is for a DETERRENT
purpose. They have a neighbor, Israel, armed with up to 400 nuclear weapons (including thermonuclear weapons), a huge stash of chemical and biological weapons, and a state of the "art" military, with the full support of the US... the Obama Adinistration has pledged $30 Billion in military aid to Israel over the next decade. Given these facts, how likely is it for Iran to strike Israel first, knowing that the reaction would obliterate Iran from the map? The probability of Iran attacking Israel is zero! The probability of Israel attacking Iran, however, is great, especially if Iran has no nukes. The public are being primed to accept the necessity of a new war, and Iran will be attacked by either Israel, or the US, or jointly, regardless of whether OR NOT they are developing nukes. The excuses will be that "we (the US/Israel had to stop their "aggressive designs" in the region". The US public will swallow the bait, yet again.
Both Israel and the US have a long track record for attacking other nations; Iran still remembers very vividly the US coup in 1953 which replaced their Parliamentary democracy
led by Mossadegh, with a dictatorship regime led by a thug. Why should Iran trust either Israel or the US?
Regarding the Palestinians, your comment smacks of guilt transference: the reality, supported by all the evidence for decades, is that the powers that be in the US, together with the hardliners on the Israeli rightwing, have a morbid pathological hatred towards Palestinians, Arabs and people of the Muslim faith. This is a classic case of setting up a group of hated people as a victim, them blaming the victim for the actions of the oppressor.
Originally Posted by SDW2001
Murder? So Israel runs around and commits murder. Let me ask...why?
Simple. BECAUSE THEY CAN!!!!!
. When people of a certain mindset know they know they can get away with something because they are unpoliceable, and have a blank check to do whatever they want, they will do it!
It's amazing how people forget this aspect of human nature. Why did Israel attack the USS Liberty in 1967, or use overwhelming, disproportionate force in Gaza and Lebanon? Why did the Chinese government order the massacre in Tianenmen Square? Why did the energy industry rip off the people of California to the tune of $30billion in 1999-2000? Why did the Soviet Union roll tanks into Prague in 1968? Why did the US +coalition invade Iraq on the basis of lies in 2003?
Because they could, and they knew they could get away with it. There's the nature of power, in the hands of people who should not have it.
In the event of stumbling across a briefcase stuffed full of used banknotes, on a remote highway... how many people would (a) report it and hand it in to the authorities, or (b) think.. wow... *moolah*!!!
Quite a large percentage.... and because they could, and they knew they could away with it.