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Attempting to re-group as Obamacons, the dangerous and discredited neocons are still plugging away in their nefarious sabre-rattling. As friend and esteemed fellow blogger Damian Lataan notes in the following, this includes the launching of a new site to demonise Iran on the cyber-propaganda front.
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a think-tank organisation long regarded as neoconservative headquarters, recently launched a website dedicated to demonising the Islamic Republic of Iran. The site, called ‘Irantracker’, besides being clearly set up to propagandise Iran, tells one a lot about the neoconservative agenda which, in turn – and far more importantly – reveals even more about the agenda of the Zionists of Israel, to whom the neoconservatives are subservient, and their intentions toward Iran.
Israeli extreme right-wing Zionist and current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has had a long and close relationship with the AEI and it is no coincidence that the ‘Irantracker’ site was set up at around the time that it was beginning to look like Netanyahu was going to get up as Prime Minister prior to the recent Israeli elections.
The main thrust of ‘Irantracker’ is, of course, its propagandising of Iran’s so-called nuclear weapons program. It writes for example:
In defiance of multiple sanctions programs and in violation of its nuclear non-proliferation treaty obligations, Iran continues to develop and perfect technologies that would allow it to possess a nuclear weapons capability. This section examines the critical issues that Iran’s illicit nuclear program presents: the types and progress of programs; the sources of Iran’s nuclear and weapons technology; critical nuclear facilities; and the development of missile delivery systems.
The lie is in the neoconservatives’ accusation that Iran is in violation of its non-proliferation treaty (NPT) obligations. If Iran had a nuclear weapons program then, yes, it would be in violation of its NPT obligations. However, despite the neoconservative’s best efforts to tell its readership otherwise, there is not a skerrick of evidence to even suggest, let alone prove, that Iran has any nuclear weapons program.
The neoconservatives base their accusations solely on the fact that Iran has made it difficult in the past for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify Iran’s claims that it is only producing low enriched uranium for the purposes of generating electricity which they are perfectly entitled to do. The neocons and the Israelis argue that this uranium can then be enriched further to produce the highly enriched uranium need to build a bomb. The main reason why the Iranians are so reluctant to allow full-on constant inspections is because they see it as an intrusion upon their integrity and simply a deliberate attempt by the Israelis and their neoconservative minions to propagandise the demonisation of Iran. In the past Iran has allowed full inspections but has balked at further inspections simply because they have been demanded by Israel via the UN. Iran is also annoyed that the world has demanded that Iran prove that it is not doing anything beyond that which it claims while the world ignores entirely Israel’s vast nuclear weapons arsenal simply because it is not a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Of course, the neocon’s propaganda about Iran’s so-called nuclear weapons program revolves around the threat a nuclear armed Iran would pose to Israel. The fact is, however, that Israel is actually more of a threat to Iran than ever Iran is a threat to Israel. Not only does Israel have a massive arsenal of nuclear arms but has also hinted that it is quite prepared to use them.
So, the question that remains is: Why does Israel see Iran as such a threat to it that it is prepared to destroy it and why does Israel and their neoconservative allies go to such lengths to demonise Iran with lies, innuendo and inference?
The reason why Israeli Zionists and their neoconservative minions have gone to such lengths to demonise and propagandise Iran is because they need to paint a picture of an evil Iran to present to the world to justify an eventual attack on Iran. In other words, they are trying to build a fake casus belli for such an attack.
The real reason Israel wants to attack Iran is not because Iran has a nuclear weapons program – Israel knows full well that Iran doesn’t – but to affect regime change there. Iran’s so-called nuclear weapons program is merely an excuse for such an attack. When the attack does come, while Iran’s nuclear facilities will be targeted to maintain the illusion that they are indeed all Israel is after, Iran’s governmental institutions, particularly the military, will also be hit extensively on the pretext of preventing an Iranian retaliation against Israel.
The bottom line is this: Israel needs to neutralise Iran’s potency so that it is no longer able to support Syria, Hezbollah in south Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza. Without Iranian support Israel believes that Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas will no longer be able to resist Israel. Israel will use its war against Iran as an excuse to attack Hezbollah and Hamas as well as Syria. Israel has made it clear that, because of Hezbollah’s influence within the Lebanese government, Israel will have no compunction about going to war against Lebanon as a nation rather than just Hezbollah thus providing them with the opportunity of occupying at least south Lebanon up to the Litani River. Such a war would also mean that Syria can forget any talk about getting the Golan Heights back and Hamas in the Gaza without support from Iran or Hezbollah, will simply collapse, as would all Palestinian resistance in the Gaza and the West Bank which would be completely occupied by the Israelis and the Palestinian Authority disbanded. The resulting exodus of Palestinians from these areas into Jordan and the Sinai will not be stopped by the Israelis.
And thus the neoconservatives in the American Enterprise Institute will have played their supporting role by demonising the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to set the ball rolling toward the destruction of Palestine.
Damian’s sites are Telling the History Of the Twentieth First Century As It Really Is and Murdoch’s Propagandists.