JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WHAT ISRAEL’S “FEAR” OF IRAN IS REALLY ABOUT – DISQUIETING PARALLEL WITH NAZI GERMANY’S PROPAGANDA ABOUT RUSSIA BEFORE ATTACKING IT IN HISTORY’S GREATEST SLAUGHTER – AND WHEN WILL THE MIDDLE EAST STOP PAYING THE PRICE FOR WHAT GERMANY DID TO ANOTHER GERMANIC PEOPLE?   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MARY DEJEVSKY IN THE INDEPENDENT

Iran is extending its regional power in Syria – this is Israel’s worst nightmare
The prospect of Iran having a direct corridor to its borders, and even military facilities inside Syria, not to mention the possibility of being able to link up directly with Hezbollah, is Israel’s current nightmare – and it has started issuing explicit warnings to this effect

It’s only a nightmare because Israel deliberately chooses to make it one.

Iran is a very large country – more people than any European country except Germany – and it is potentially a very wealthy one.

It is completely normal and natural for them to have contacts and arrangements and alliances throughout the region.

Why would any thinking person think of them as being somehow less worthy of relationships and influence among their neighbors than, say, France?

And what, in fact, Iran has done in Syria is to fight genuine terror, doing so at the invitation of the Syrian government. This of course contrasts rather sharply with American and Saudi and Israeli sponsorship of the very same terror, using it as a way to topple a government they do not like and to effectively partition the country.

Israel arbitrarily decided long ago that Iran was its enemy. Why would that be?

Not because Iran has ever threatened Israel because it has not, although the lunatic now running Israel has very much threatened Iran.

And look at the historical record. Iran has attacked no one in its modern history. No one.

Israel, by contrast, has literally attacked every neighbor that it has, some of them two or more times. Israel has also been the whispering voice behind America’s terrible Neocon Wars which have killed a couple of million people and destroyed several countries.

Israel’s behavior is based on the idea that it should be the region’s hegemon, despite its tiny population the size of London.

That automatically means that a very large and potentially powerful country like Iran is branded an enemy.

With this arbitrary view of Israel’s, there is a kind of anti-physics which comes into play in which a very small state feels that it should have a far larger state orbiting it. It is not unlike the idea of the Middle Ages’ scholastics that the sun and other large celestial bodies orbit the earth.

It is ridiculous, of course, but it is very dangerous and it only gains any traction because Israel’s subsidizing “mother country” pretty well does what is demanded of it in the region, as with the terribly destructive Neocon Wars.

It is about time for the international community to pressure Israel into living as a normal state, to stop threatening and attacking all its neighbors. That is the only real solution to the problems Israel generates in the region.

Iran is not going to attack Israel, but what we should all fear from concern for peace and decency is Israel’s attacking Iran or manipulating the United States into doing so.

Trump’s recent rhetoric about this absolutely law-abiding state is frightening. Everyone knows they have scrupulously kept their word on the nuclear agreement.

Just as everyone knows Israel has broken every international law and agreement on the books with its nuclear weapons and threats, as well as its nuclear proliferation work with the old Nationalist South African government, which briefly and secretly became a minor nuclear power thanks to Israel.

This kind of discussion of Israel’s fears is really not helpful at all.

We need to be less concerned with Israel’s endless and consuming fears (which are unwarranted and indeed used as a constant excuse to hurt others) and become more concerned with its behaving like a normal state honoring the rule of law.

Isn’t it time, too, to stop making the innocent people of the Middle east pay for what a European people (the Germans) did to another European people (the Askenazi Jews) three-quarters of a century ago? None of the Holocaust had anything to do with the Middle East.

There are many examples in history which closely resemble Israel’s threatening behavior towards Iran, examples which are extremely destructive and should provide us with a warning.

The Nazis claimed, from the beginning, that Russia (then the USSR) was a threat to Europe and the West. Using this fear/excuse, they launched the most destructive event in all of human history when they invaded Russia, eventually killing 27 million Soviets and millions of their own.

I think the parallels with Israel’s attitudes, statements, and threats towards Iran are clear.
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Response to a comment “The tyrannical Ayatollah regime has been creating havoc across the region”:

Thanks, Tel Aviv, but every informed reader recognizes the truth.

It is Israel that has generated endless war and turmoil for decades, invading everyone it does not like.

And please show us the millions who live under illegal occupation by Iran the way we clearly see millions living under Israel’s illegal occupation?

When was the last time a bunch of Iranians ran onto someone else’s farm or home and just stole it? It does not happen, but in Israel it is regular criminal event.

And, of course, show us anything Iran does that possibly compares to the hideous concentration camp for a million-and-a-half that Israel has made of Gaza?

Posted February 9, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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