JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WHY IRAN, A COUNTRY WHICH HAS NEVER STARTED A WAR, IS SO HATED BY THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL, COUNTRIES ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY AT WAR – IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN PRESS T V

‘Iran’s strategic patience, most decisive response to scientist’s assassination for now’

I think everyone knows that Iran does not have a nuclear-weapons program, just as they knew perfectly well that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction.

But we live in a world of constant deception in many things because it covers the real intentions and dark acts of predatory countries like the United States and Israel. And of course, the world’s major English language news sources are American and faithfully serve its power establishment’s interests.

The fears generated by the accusation about nuclear weapons are useful for the United States and Israel to manipulate.

Israel hates Iran just for being a large state in the neighborhood it regards as its own, a neighborhood it wants to dominate. It does have visions of itself as a miniature replica of the United States concerning all things Middle Eastern. The reality of Iran intrudes on that fantasy.

The US hates Iran because it hates any country that does not listen to instructions from Washington. It prefers bloody tyrannies who listen to its voice over peaceful states that do not, as we can see from its close embrace of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and some others.

After all, under the late Shah, installed by the US and Britain in a 1953 coup, the US did call the shots in Iran, and Iran played a role in America’s notions of what the Middle East should be.

There can be no doubt that the US misses that relationship, and it simply hates those who destroyed it.

Tyrants and bullies do not like independent thinking. And local people’s opinion does not matter. Iran was a working democracy before an American-British coup in 1953 installed the Shah and his brutal SAVAK secret police who had the practice of pulling out the finger nails of captives.

Empires are built on the basic concept of a small number of privileged people in one country telling tens of millions of others how to live their lives.

Empires are not humane or democratic or law-abiding in spirit. And the fact that the US runs a rather bloody empire negates all of its claims about democracy and human rights. You cannot be both an international tyrant and a democratic, law-abiding state.

And just so, Israel, which truly represents a kind of specially privileged American colony in the region, one with absolutely no regard for the interests of the hundreds of millions around it. Indeed, it cultivates relations with the tyrants who oppress them.

Posted December 29, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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