As we prepare for a barrage of anti-Iranian media spin, it would be good for
anti-war activists to remember five basic facts:
One: There is absolutely no evidence that Iran is trying to develop a nuclear
Two: The U.S. has not discovered a secret nuclear facility in Iran.
Three: The recent Iranian tests of long-range missiles is a purely defensive
Four: Despite what we all have repeatedly heard, Iran's President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad does not deny the Holocaust.
Five: Iran has a lot of oil. A whole lot.
And the Russians and Chinese will not sit still and let the US simply take it.
In the 1960s, Israel successfully hid its weapons from US inspectors. In 1986,
Israeli nuclear technical assistant Mordechai Vanunu revealed information about
the concealed stockpiles and has been punished ever since. Hubristic Israel no
longer cares to deny that it has hundreds of atom and hydrogen bombs and
devastating biological "tools". Netanyahu has been warning he will destroy the
Iranian sites if his country feels the danger is real. Now he has just what he
wanted: another crisis in the Middle East, to keep up the idea of plucky,
vulnerable, endangered little Israel.