Nuking the Mullahs
“Hold Me Back!” by Uri Avnery
War of Words Over Iran
A former Israeli Defense Minister has said that Israel will be COMPELLED to take military action against Iran by November. This is clearly a warning and a threat to Iran and America. A war just before the election will no doubt be used to undermine the Democrats and the Obama Administration and allow demagogues on the right to trot out their most hawkish rhetoric. Israel is seeking to shift media attention from peace with Palestinians to war with Iranians.
BEIJING — Tehran’s top nuclear envoy called for negotiations without threat of sanctions on Friday, following meetings in Beijing in the wake of U.S. reports saying China had dropped its opposition to possible new U.N. measures against Iran.
Saeed Jalili sidestepped questions on whether China had confirmed to him that it had changed its position on a fourth round of U.N. sanctions against Tehran for its nuclear program. He maintained that both Iran and China sought a return to the negotiating table.
“(Our) Chinese friends all say this problem can only be solved through negotiations and peaceful means. And some big countries should give up their incorrect actions. Pressuring through sanctions will be ineffective,” Jalili said.
What War with Iran Means:
Manufacturing consent for an attack on Iran?
Obama: Evidence Shows Iran is Developing Nukes
By Amir Oren
Evidence shows Iran is attempting to develop nuclear weapons, U.S. President Barack Obama told CBS on Friday, adding that he felt his administration should continue the pressure on Tehran to cooperate with the international community over its “contentious” nuclear program.
Former IAEA Chief: Iraq War Killed “A Million Innocent Civilians”
By Patrick Martin
Mohammed ElBaradei, said that those who launched the war in Iraq were responsible for killing a million innocent people and could be held accountable under international law. He was clearly referring to US President George Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and their top military and security aides.