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New Threats of U.S.-Israeli Aggression Against Iran

by Larry Everest

Threats of U.S.-Israeli aggression against Iran—perhaps military strikes—have heightened in recent weeks.

On November 8, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an imperialist-controlled international body monitoring nuclear activities, issued a new report on Iran, claiming that “Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.”

The Washington Post editorialized that the report “ought to end serious debate about whether Tehran’s program is for peaceful purposes.” (“Running out of time to stop Iran’s nuclear program,” November 9, 2011) In response, the Islamic Republic of Iran vowed to continue its nuclear program, which it claims is strictly for generating nuclear power, not to build nuclear weapons.


War of Words on Iran

Provocative rhetoric followed release of the IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program, despite baseless allegations in it.

In October 2009, the Agency leaked a document titled "Possible Dimensions of Iran's Nuclear Program" to the New York Times. At issue was circumventing then IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei. Allegations in it were spurious. As a result, he wouldn't touch it.


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Call to Protest If the U.S.
Attacks Iran or Syria

Sign Your Name Here.

We are at an historic moment when decisions are being made in the United States and Israel on whether and when to attack Iran.

These will be decisions by politicians and individual commanders and air, missile and drone crewmembers charged with the responsibility of raining down munitions in a strike that will likely kill hundreds if not thousands of Iranian people and potentially spread deadly nuclear contamination to millions in Iran and surrounding nations.  

Beyond this, an attack on Iran will almost certainly bring retaliation that will result in even more human casualties and will disrupt global oil shipments, with severe human consequences around the world.

An attack against Iran by the United States and Israel will violate morality, international and domestic law and the interests of humanity.  Additionally, both Iran and the United States are parties to the Kellogg-Briand Pact which forbids the use of war.

There are those of us signing this appeal who have been members of the United States and other armed forces and understand very well the difficulty of refusing to follow an order to attack.  At the same time, each of us as the responsibility to preserve human life and nature in the face of inhuman and illegal orders, a responsibility defined by the Nuremberg Conventions.

We urge all of you who may be called upon to attack Iran from the air, and indeed all military personnel who may be engaged in any kind of attack on Iran, to refuse to do so.


Russians Refuted U.S. Claim of Iranian Missile Threat to Europe

IranBy Gareth Porter, IPS

WASHINGTON, Nov 30, 2010 (IPS) - A diplomatic cable from last February released by Wikileaks provides a detailed account of how Russian specialists on the Iranian ballistic missile programme refuted the U.S. suggestion that Iran has missiles that could target European capitals or intends to develop such a capability.

In fact, the Russians challenged the very existence of the mystery missile the U.S. claims Iran acquired from North Korea.

But readers of the two leading U.S. newspapers never learned those key facts about the document.


Terror in Iran: Another Day, Another Atrocity in the World of Dirty War

Written by Chris Floyd

Perhaps this is America's answer to Washington's embarrassment over the Iranian scientist who got away this week:

At least 21 people, including members of the elite Revolutionary Guards, were killed and 100 wounded in suicide attack at a Shi'ite mosque in the southeast Iranian city of Zahedan on Thursday, Iranian media reported.


America: A Nation at War With the Rest of the World

By Margaret Kimberley 

Every now and again there is some good accomplished in world affairs. That was certainly the case when Brazil and Turkey succeeded in bringing about a plan to stop, at least temporarily, the American/Israeli plot to demonize and ultimately to make the case for war against Iran.
Most of the world looked on in horror at the carefully planned campaign of propaganda meant to justify a future massacre of untold thousands of people. The United States and Israel never passed up opportunities to lie and ratchet up the case for committing another crime against humanity. The brazenness of the falsehoods was simply breath taking.


Hype, Spin, Lies—and Real Necessities

by Larry Everest 

On Friday, September 25, President Barack Obama and the leaders of France and Britain interrupted the G-20 summit meeting in Pittsburgh with a “dramatic revelation” to the world: Iran was building a new, secret underground plant to process nuclear fuel.
In fact, there was no revelation—four days earlier Iran, for its own reasons, had disclosed the plant’s existence to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 
Nonetheless, Obama, French President Sarkozy and Britain’s Prime Minister Brown claimed it was yet another example of Iran lying about and covering up the true nature and scope of its nuclear program.


Eyewitness Report from Iran

 Introduction by Dennis Loo

 “We brought you to where you are today, and we're going to take you out by being on the streets.”
Four things stand out about the 7/31/09 report below. One, the resolute mood among the Iranian people, embodied in the last lines of this report: “One mother told a soldier who asked her to go back home ‘I'm not going anywhere. Don't you know that we brought you guys into power by doing just this: by being out on the streets for nights on end. We brought you to where you are today, and we're going to take you out by being on the streets. I'm not going anywhere.’" This resolution is also reflected in what this eyewitness report describes as “a very palpable lack of fear among people.” This lack of fear comes in the face of not only the street repression but also the reports coming out about the torture and murder of people who have been held from previous street demonstrations. The courage and responsibility being displayed by the Iranian people are an inspiration and the kind of traits that are so sorely needed here in the U.S.


Biden: US Won't Stand in the Way of a Military Strike

by Jason Ditz
In an interview today on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulus,” Vice President Joe Biden said it was up to the Israeli government to decide if Iran constituted an existential threat and that the nation was “entitled” to launch a military strike against the nation if they wanted to.
Biden said the United States would make no effort to dissuade the Israeli government from launching an attack on Iran, but was deliberately evasive on the question of whether the US would provide Israel with access to Iraqi airspace for the strike, saying he didn’t want to “speculate.”
Israel has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran over the past several years, and the right-wing coalition government elected earlier this year won largely on a platform of taking an even more hawkish position toward Iran than previous administrations had.



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