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The war on Iran is already underway

Economic sanctions, psychological warfare, media propaganda, threats and assassinations; what other sort of evidence one may need to believe that the United States, Israel and their European allies have already started their much liked war against Iran and that this unjustifiable war is taking its toll on the innocent, ordinary Iranian citizens?

They say that they have a problem with Iran’s nuclear program; that Iran’s nuclear activities aren’t transparent; that they fear Iran may one day develop nuclear weapons; that Iran may some day drop atomic bombs on Israel and that Iran poses a threat to global peace and security.

But this is not really the case. Perhaps the American journalist and radio host, Mark Glenn, has described the truth in the most comprehensible and sound way: “if Iran had no nuclear program, these countries would make the claim that Iran is financing international terrorism through the export and sale of Pistachio nuts. What is at issue here is that Iran refuses to be a slave to the 2-headed beast of Israeli, western financial and political interests.”

Washington’s animosity toward Tehran is nothing new or unprecedented, nor is it related to Iran’s nuclear program. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 dethroned the U.S.-backed monarch Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the U.S. politicians began to carry a chip on their shoulder and started disposing of Iran with hostility and enmity.

With the victory of Iran’s popular revolution led by the charismatic leader Imam Khomeini who strongly opposed the American imperialism and militarism, the sanctions against Iran began to take effect. Under President Carter, the U.S. imposed a set of sanctions on Iran’s oil sector and then blocked USD 12 billion of Iranian government’s assets in Washington. After the deadly 1983 Beirut barracks bombing in which 241 American marines were killed, the U.S. government renewed its sanctions, this time with the order of Ronald Reagan. Reagan administration declared Iran a sponsor of international terrorism and called on the World Bank to stop giving loans to Iran. The deadly attack on the U.S. peacekeeping forces in Beirut for which the White House blamed Iran turned out to be an Israeli false flag operation, as revealed by the former Mossad executive Victor Ostrovsky in a famous 1990 book titled ” By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer.”

The Clinton administration toughened the sanctions and in 1996, the Israel-dominated Congress unanimously passed the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) which penalized the foreign companies and firms which invested in Iran’s oil sector. On September 30, 2006 the act was renamed to Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) as it was no longer applied to Libya. George W. Bush administration was similarly antagonistic toward Iran and his administration adopted several rounds of sanctions against Iran’s oil, gas, insurance, agriculture and aviation industries. He also signed into law the Iran Freedom and Support Act on September 30, 2006 which allocated USD 10 million to anti-Iranian terrorist groups.

Barack Obama who came to power with the flaunting and pompous promise of change was no better than his predecessors. Instead of taking up détente and reconciliation with Iran so as to find a sustainable solution to end the nuclear standoff, he assumed an aggressive position, intensified the sanctions, banned transactions with the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) and even created hurdles for Iran to receive the payments for its oil exports.

Existing sanctions on Iran’s oil industry had been expanded “by making sanctionable the purchase or acquisition of Iranian petrochemical products”, Obama said in a statement.

Measures would be taken against firms that have dealings with the National Iranian Oil Company and the Naftiran Inter-trade Company or that help Iran buy U.S. dollars or precious metals, he added.
But the sanctions are not the only means the U.S., Israel and the EU have resorted to in order to bring Iran to its knees and undermine its position as a regional superpower.

The Obama administration has vehemently pursued a policy of running covert ops in Iran through training, funding and assisting terrorists of anti-Iranian cults such as MKO and Jundallah with the objective of spreading fear and terror in the country, sabotaging its security and also impeding its nuclear program.

Since 2010, five scientists associated with Iran’s nuclear program were assassinated, and the footsteps of CIA, Mossad and MKO can be traced in all the four killings.

On August 5, Iran’s television aired confessions of several people involved in the killing of the country’s nuclear scientists. The people who were introduced in a documentary titled “Terror Club” confessed that they received several weeks of military training as well as financial assistance from Israel to carry out their terrorist operations in Iran.

On May 15, 2012, Majid Jamali Fashi, a Mossad spy and terrorist who pleaded guilty and confessed to the killing of Dr. Masoud Alimohammadi, Iran’s quantum field theorist and elementary-particle physicist was executed after describing in details all the stages of his involvement with Mossad, traveling to Israel through a neighboring country and carrying out his malicious operation. According to the Israeli paper Haaretz, Western intelligence confirmed that the detailed confession of Majid Jamali Fashi was genuine.

Damaging Iran’s nuclear program through spreading sophisticated computer worms and malwares such as Stuxnet was another plot by the United States and Israel aimed at deliver a blow to Iran. In the late September, it was reported that Ralph Langer, a renowned expert on industrial systems security had admitted that the Stuxnet worm was coded to sabotage computers operating on Iran’s Bushehr nuclear facilities.

All of these acts of aggression and belligerence are taking place while an intensive media operation against Iran is on track and the mainstream media, affiliated with AIPAC and other hawkish, pro-Israeli think tanks in the United States are mischievously portraying a biased, black and disappointing image of Iran to their people with the aim of laying the groundwork for a possible military invasion of Iran.

The war against Iran, however, seems to be already on the go. A soaring media operation, frequent war threats uttered by insane hawks in Tel Aviv and Washington, assassinations and acts of sabotage all testify that Iran is the target of an all-out war which just has not had a military representation. What can be said for sure is that Iran will not throw the towel in the face of the hostilities and has done a great job withstanding the lethal pressures. This is what makes Iran a promising model for the nations which want to learn how to stand on their own feet.

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9 Responses to The war on Iran is already underway

  1. who_me August 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    the zionazi war against iran has been on since 1979. here is another aspect of this war crime:

    http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/08/09/new-york-declares-war-on-iran/

    “You f—king Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we’re not going to deal with the Iranians?”

    This, by the way, is cited in the complaint filed by the state of New York: Lawsky apparently thought it was incriminating enough to include. There is plenty of evidence this case has little to do with the sanctions, and more to do with bank protectionism: SCB is a British bank, and the city of New York is now engaged in a strenuous campaign to lure the high finance crowd away from London and back to the Big Rotten Apple. The Group Manager, who goes unnamed in the complaint, is asking the right question, which apparently Senor Lawsky isn’t prepared to answer – so I will.

    We think we’re the center of the world: that’s what “American exceptionalism” is all about. Let’s say the Russian government decided that no one was to trade with, say, Italy, and the Duma passed legislation mandating economic sanctions. No one would pay the least amount of attention, except to mock the pretensions of the wounded Russian bear. When we do it, however, everyone is supposed to sit up and take notice. And of course they do: after all, the US is the epicenter of world financial markets, and New York is …well, where Wall Street is located. So the New York Department of Financial Services can act as if it’s the agency of a sovereign government, which in a very real sense it is. Aside from having one of the highest tax rates in the country, and aspiring to regulate the caloric intake of some of its residents, New York officials have lately moved to extend their reach internationally: the NYPD has sounded the alarm over the alleged “terrorist threat” posed by Iranian diplomatic personnel in the US”

  2. Deadbeat August 13, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    who_me writes …

    the zionazi war against iran has been on since 1979

    You’re right. I was listening to The Mask of Zion Report for August 9th and Jonathan Azaziah relates that the 1979 Iranian Revolution started out as a “color” coup the Shah of Iran who was becoming increasingly disillusion with the USA and Israel — Zionism in general and was making is discontent publicly known.

    The original plan was to start a “student revolt” in order to replace the Shah. But that plan backfired and the disruption permitted a real revolution in Iran that brought in Khomeini and ever since the West has been “at war” with Iran.

  3. who_me August 13, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    “Jonathan Azaziah relates that the 1979 Iranian Revolution started out as a “color” coup the Shah of Iran who was becoming increasingly disillusion with the USA and Israel — Zionism in general and was making is discontent publicly known.”

    interesting. there is a pre-revolution 60 minutes show where that shah is interviewed. some of what he said wasn’t exactly flattering to “the jews”. ;) he probably did what many other quislings, the american fascists and jp have worked together to set up in power, have done – he got a little too ambitious and independent of master. having it backfire on them that time must have hurt. :D

    • who_me August 13, 2012 at 1:51 am #

      back in the 70’s jp was moving up in the usa. the usa had been fascist for quite some time by then, and the colonies it ran around the world were run by fascist proxies. That was true at the beginning of the 20th century. many believe fascism began in europe. not true. it’s as american as soldiers collecting body parts of their victims as war trophies. these old time american fascists were not necessarily bum buddies with jp fascists, some were hostiles. some still are, but have been marginalised. the usa has seen several rises and falls of oligarchies. back in the 70’s these old time american fascists were being supplanted by the current jp parasites. the shah was old time fascist probably, a hold over from the previous times who didn’t fit in, or refused to fit in, with the jp take over. so they replaced him. but lost control in the process. as the power of “master” changes hands, the quislings who don’t fit in get replaced. the zpc parasites, like the older fascist capitalist establishments, are based upon the authoritarian corporate model. hierarchical, top down rules, everybody has “their place” in the culture, and everybody is encouraged (essentially forced) to feed off their neighbour, but submit to authority and support “their betters”.

  4. who_me August 13, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    well done cartoon leading this article. latuff does some extraordinary work.

  5. who_me August 13, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    usn navigational and seamanship up to it’s usual “high quality” standards:

    http://news.yahoo.com/uss-porter-collides-oil-tanker-persian-gulf-154316865–abc-news-topstories.html

    “USS Porter Collides With Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf”

    the old adage of “rum, sodomy and the lash” that is applied to the rn:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8ZAqxg__Rs

    if applied to the usn, would need “rum” replaced with “total incompetence”. the sods don’t need the booze to fu, they do it au natural. ;)

    (classic tune, btw)

  6. who_me August 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_08_13/Moscow-slams-new-US-sanctions-against-Iran/

    “Russia has been strictly abiding by the UN Security Council’s restrictions on cooperation with Iran. “But we do not recognize the numerous sanctions that were imposed by Washington unilaterally under the pretext of anxiety over the Iranian nuclear program and which grossly violate international law. The attempted ex-territorial extrapolation of American domestic legislation to the entire world is unacceptable. We reject the methods of open blackmail practiced by the United States towards companies and banks in other countries,” the ministry said.”

  7. etominusipi August 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    two paragraphs from Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, a rather active Israeli academic politico at NYU,

    c.f. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=280987

    (1) the question is: when will the Western powers led by the US, the Arab states, Turkey and Israel take the necessary and credible steps to force Tehran to stop meddling in Syria’s internal affairs and prevent it from playing a direct role in an effort to quell the Syrian uprising?

    (2) Iran knows that the Western powers and Israel, along with Turkey and the Arab states, would like to pull Syria outside of Iran’s orbit. To persuade Iran that its continuing involvement in Syria is short-lived, the US, the Arab League (AL), the EU and Turkey must work in concert and adopt coercive measures to demonstrate to the Iranian mullahs that this is a no-win situation and that their continued involvement could be disastrous for the regime.

    to my, admittedly very naive, view, there seems to be a faint whiff of hypocrisy here. the writer would not acknowledge it as such, because of the partisan view he takes. the US, with propaganda, financial and perhaps physical support from the usual suspects, is entirely in the right to ‘take coercive steps’, but this is in no way ‘meddling’.

    i do not entirely blame the author, as he merely articulates the standard ‘Western’ line. this sticky and foul-smelling goo is smeared all over every speech squeezed from the constricted throat of the despicable lackey William Hague of the UK government, just as it insidiously corrupts every word uttered by the demonic liar, Blair.

    but it is hypocrisy nonetheless, and it is war-mongering. this from a foreign national with a nice sinecure in an American University. there is something rotten in the state of ‘Western’ intellectual life. a disregard for truth and balance might be fitting in a paid war propagandist, but is very out of place in an institution which takes responsibility for teaching young people.

  8. Alex August 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    ‘Delusional talking points': “American Officials: If Israel Attacks, the US Will Join in the Operation”

    “…what’s neither expected nor acceptable is amplifying the most delusional of the pro-war talking points, as Maariv did today in its lead story. The screaming headline of the print edition: U.S. Will Be Forced to Join in Israeli Attack. The online headline and subheading is also instructive:

    American Officials: If Israel Attacks, the U.S. Will Join in the Operation

    Political and diplomatic sources in both the Republican and Democratic Parties passed to the prime minister’s office and to the Israeli ambassador [Oren] messages in this vein. In their estimation, Obama will be forced to defend Israel in the face of an Iranian missile attack because aiding Israel will help him get re-elected.

    The article claims that “secret” messages (don’t you just love it when journalists turn purported secret messages into very public ones by blabbing about them in print?) have been passed to Oren, cheering Israel on in this adventure. Among Democrats, Maariv claims that those “close to the president” have passed along such messages.…”

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