Dec 23, 2011

The Truth About Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program and Their "Threat to Israel"

Let us begin this subject and take an objective look at the issue of Iran developing nuclear technology, and allegedly nuclear weapons, and particularly its politicization by the propagandists, the media and also as a subject in the recent Republican Primary debates.  It will not be difficult to prove that this is an issue that has been pushed by powerful groups to the front of political controversy, incessantly, for over four years now.  Since it is now absolutely clear to unbias and rational minds that the alleged "WMD threat" in Iraq was a deliberate fraud, sold by the neoconservative Bush administration and Israeli Lobby, but also propagated, parroted and fanned by (the apparently very bias) American media (including all major networks and Washington Post in particular) it behooves Americans to fact-check what today is being forced upon us about Iran as if we do not have the duty or capacity to think critically about what we hear.

Let us resolve not to let the White House, media, or special political interest groups (under the auspices of "intelligence agencies") talk us into another $1 Trillion dollar war against only a propagandized and rhetorical threat, to fulfill a neoconservative agenda in the Middle East (for Israel), especially during a time of financial and government-fiscal crisis (which by the way also sparked the steady increase in oil and gas prices, which led to unbounded inflation of food and consumer prices too). 


Wherever there is the power of political-correctness (a pretended majority opinion generated through media perceptions) there is a social tyranny.  Objective truth based upon hard evidence and sober thinking is the enemy of Political Correctness and also of the easily manipulated multitudes in our entertainment-driven and shallow society that wants the packaged intellectual food of McNews for its diet.  (Americans are not only obese physically but have a bad intellectual diet as well.  Read the ingredients of either before buying or swallowing!).

Exhibit 1, the Republican Debates:  Ron Paul spars with Michele Bachmann regarding Iran and the IAEA report regarding Iran's nuclear program:


1.  Read this article by FAIR to understand the truth behind the IAEA's very misleading report:

Iran, Nukes and the Failure of Skepticism. Iraq all over again?

Much of the corporate media coverage of a new UN report on Iran strongly asserts that Iran is close to building nuclear weapons. But the International Atomic Energy Agency report does not actually arrive at that conclusion, and many critics contend that the speculations that are in the report are misguided.
2.  Note that even the Washington Post has recently admitted this by retracting and correcting an article headline they got called out on as "misleading":  "Iran's Quest to Possess Nuclear Weapons Technology".

3.  Now watch this short video debunking the propaganda about Iran developing a nuclear weapon in less than 7 minutes:


The recent article below from Media Matters' Political Correction blog explains perfectly the new propaganda strategy of the Israeli Lobby and neoconservatives in terms of painting (what they really fear) a more truthful picture of what Iran might actually do with its nuclear technology--i.e. not to seek to "wipe Israel off the map" (exactly what Iran has been saying they would do, nothing aggressive).  The neoconservatives and Israeli Lobby, in other words, are suddenly very afraid of the truth that their fear-mongering and alarmist propaganda about Iran will be discredited as blatant lies as much as the lies about WMD in Iraq.
American Enterprise Institute Admits The Problem With Iran Is Not That It Would Use Nukes

American Enterprise Institute Admits The Problem With Iran Is Not That It Would Use Nukes
December 02, 2011 3:13 pm ET — MJ Rosenberg

Suddenly the struggle to stop Iran is not about saving Israel from nuclear annihilation. After a decade of scare-mongering about the second coming of Nazi Germany, the Iran hawks are admitting that they have other reasons for wanting to take out Iran, and saving Israeli lives may not be one of them. Suddenly the neoconservatives have discovered the concept of truth-telling, although, no doubt, the shift will be ephemeral.

The shift in the rationale for war was kicked off this week when Danielle Pletka, head of the American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) foreign policy shop and one of the most prominent neoconservatives in Washington, explained what the current obsession with Iran's nuclear program is all about.

The biggest problem for the United States is not Iran getting a nuclear weapon and testing it, it's Iran getting a nuclear weapon and not using it. Because the second that they have one and they don't do anything bad, all of the naysayers are going to come back and say, "See, we told you Iran is a responsible power. We told you Iran wasn't getting nuclear weapons in order to use them immediately." ... And they will eventually define Iran with nuclear weapons as not a problem.

Hold on. The "biggest problem" with Iran getting a nuclear weapon is not that Iranians will use it but that they won't use it and that they might behave like a "responsible power"? But what about the hysteria about a second Holocaust? What about Prime Minister Netanyahu's assertion that this is 1938 and Hitler is on the march? What about all of these pronouncements that Iran must be prevented from developing a nuclear weapons because the apocalyptic mullahs would happily commit national suicide in order to destroy Israel? And what about AIPAC and its satellites, which produce one sanctions bill after another (all dutifully passed by Congress) because of the "existential threat" that Iran poses to Israel? Did Pletka lose her talking points?
Apparently not.

Pletka's "never mind" about the imminent danger of an Iranian bomb seems to be the new line from the bastion of neoconservativism.  

Dec 7, 2011

The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor is No Mere Conspiracy "Theory"

Even the History Channel has recently covered credible historians and military authors' conspiracy theories about FDR and Pearl Harbor, which coerced America into the European war with Germany and defeated the "isolationist" or Nonintervention movement in America (which aviator Charles Lindbergh played a key role in) which had prevented it.   (Actually, about 80% of Americans were against going to war against Germany for the sake of Great Britain.  The term "isolationists" was a term brandished to abuse the principled public in order to go into wars unnecessarily and for no purpose of self-defense.  This same label is used on Ron Paul today in republican debates by Establishment RINOs and war-mongers who want to engage Iran pre-emptively).

Please read the recent article below about President Hoover's now released secret book about FDR which also references authors that are part of this History Channel program in regard to the truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor.

Then consider how much you should trust the government's official stories of events and reasons for war.  (Go ahead, search about the Lusitania and WWI or the Gulf of Tonkin event for Vietnam too).  Yes, your serious consideration should include 9/11 too.  The public after December 7, 1941 could not imagine any President deliberately permitting or provoking that attack either.  It's interesting how the neoconservatives wrote about "a new Pearl Harbor" being "necessary" prior to September 11, 2001 in order to begin wars for "global hegemony" according to their Middle East blueprint too.

A summarization of the conspiracy by FDR (and Britain's Winston Churchill, see the review of Betrayal at Pearl Harbor: How Churchill Lured Roosevelt into World War II) involving Motive, Means, and Opportunity (key components to any criminal investigation of "who did it") begins just after the 18:00 minute mark.   It all becomes so very, very clear.

Dec 3, 2011

The Significance of West Virginia in American History: "Child of the Rebellion"

Finally, the Department of Tourism has made both a website and videos touting what most Americans, and too many West Virginians, are ignorant of, i.e. the birth of the state during the Civil War and its unique significance in American history. 

The Dept. of Tourism's new Civil War website with the headline, "A State Born...from a Nation Torn", is an excellent visual introduction and guide and the videos (set to some great fiddle music!) provide a good educational profile of various parts of the state and their historical setting during the Civil War. 
Every family and school should make use of this entertaining and educational resource to understand the state's context in history.

Here is a taste of it, this one highlighting the Eastern Panhandle, especially Harpers Ferry and the site of the John Brown raid.