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The Iran Nuclear Energy Agreement: Force Again Prevails Over Law

The Israel Lobby and its associated neocon war criminals will block if they can the
nuclear energy agreement, worked out by Putin, Iran, and Obama, which has the promise of bringing to an end the US orchestrated crisis over Iran’s development of nuclear energy.

As a signatory to the nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty, which Israel is not, Iran has the right under the treaty to develop nuclear energy. Iran, alone of all the signatories to the treaty, has had its rights under the treaty cancelled by economic sanctions imposed by the US and by the threat of a US military attack.

Neither US intelligence nor the International Atomic Energy Agency, which inspects Iran’s enrichment sites, has reported any sign of an Iranian nuclear weapons program for the past decade. Despite the absence of any evidence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, the crazed Israeli government and its neoconservative agents, who represent Israel’s interests, not America’s, have almost driven the US to war with Iran over nuclear weapons as non-existent as Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.

The nuclear energy agreement that has been reached eliminates any possibility of Iran diverting enriched uranium to a weapons program. Nevertheless Washington warmongers and the Israel Lobby are attempting to block the agreement with the argument that “Iran’s leaders cannot be trusted.”

The real question, however, is on what basis can Iran possibly trust Washington?

Iran should ask former Soviet president Gorbachev what Washington’s word is worth. In exchange for Gorbachev’s agreement to the reunification of Germany, Washington promised Gorbachev that NATO would not move one inch to the East and promptly took NATO to Russia’s border and is now working to incorporate former parts of the Russian empire into NATO.

Iran should ask current Russian president Putin what Washington’s word is worth. Sensing Russian strategic weakness, the George W. Bush regime broke the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty that Washington had signed with Moscow. Pulling out of the treaty, Washington quickly put anti-ballistic missile bases on Russia’s borders, hoping to degrade Russia’s strategic missile forces that serve as a guardian against Washington’s first nuclear strike, a policy now permissible under Washington’s revised war doctrine.

Iran should ask Germany, which was coerced into the Versailles Treaty in violation of every promise President Woodrow Wilson made to Germany in exchange for ending World War I. The extensive loss of Germany territory and crippling reparations greedily and thoughtlessly imposed on Germany, whose government most certainly did not start the war, led directly to World War II, also blamed on Germany despite the fact that the war began with Britain’s and France’s declaration of war on Germany.

Iran should ask the American Indians–the Iroquois, the Cherokee, the Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanche, the Nez Perce, and every other indigenous American people how many treaties Washington kept. In case you don’t know the answer, it is zero. Washington did not keep a single treaty it made with Indian tribes. To fully comprehend the total worthlessness of Washington’s word, read Ralph K. Andrist’s book, The Long Death: The Last Days Of The Plains Indian. No one who reads this book would sign any agreement with Washington.

An agreement with Washington is a prelude to treachery. It puts the signer at ease while Washington prepares the signer’s doom. This is the way Washington operates.

Washington is now in the process of going back on the Medicare and Social Security promises Washington made to the American people. Washington has “borrowed” the earmarked payroll taxes that finance these programs, putting in their place non-marketable, and thereby worthless, IOUs and spending the money on its wars and handouts to the elites who don’t need Medicare or Social Security. As Washington has robbed Social Security and Medicare of its earmarked revenues, Washington has begun the process of abolishing health and old age security for the American population. The world has never experienced robber capitalism as unleashed as it is today.

Washington already has put in place age limits on forms of health care, and Washington has robbed retirees of their cost-of-living adjustments by concocting a fraudulent measure of the consumer price index. Washington’s goal is to privatize the programs, thus producing profits for its financial supporters and prohibitive costs for the elderly, disposable people whom Washington is throwing away.

No one can trust Washington. Least of all the American people.

Throughout history Washington has proven conclusively that its word is not worth the paper it is written on.

Everyone who ever trusted Washington has been betrayed. Possibly there is an exception somewhere, but the betrayals are vast and are sufficient in number to define Washington as the least trusted entity on the earth. No extant entity has broken more agreements than Washington.

Iran should put no trust in an agreement with a government that has never kept its word.

Moreover, in order to get the agreement, Iran had to give up many of its rights that are granted to Iran by the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Alone among the signatories, Iran is discriminated against. Iran had to agree to this humiliation in order to avoid military attack and in order to have economic sanctions removed.

The real importance of the nuclear energy agreement is that Washington was able successfully to use coercion to force Iran to forego its treaty rights in order to avoid military and economic assault.

In other words, the agreement is yet another example of the world accepting Washington’s use of force to require sovereign countries to give up their rights. Washington’s hegemony has again prevailed.

Judging from the real outcome, the Iran nuclear energy agreement is another defeat for mankind.

(Reprinted from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. What a pity to spoil a good case by suggesting that you can’t be relied on to see the difference between the significant and the unimportant or even just wrong. What sort of point were you making when you said Germany didn’t start Worl War ll because Britain and France declared war on Germany?!? Really, Eli Gold would send you to ponder in the naughty corner for half an hour if you were thinking of running for office as a sober responsible person. And to say Germany didn’t start WW1 may be no better, not least if you were saying that Austria did. BTW wasn’t 3rd September 1939 only retrospectively the start of WW2? Just a scrap between Germany, Italy and Britain (and a bit part for Greece) from mid 1940 till Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941 and it was another six months before the Pacific war began. (Yes I know Japan had been beating up its neighbours for years….).

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    Ozard of Wiz --

    March 24, 1933 JUDEA DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY; INTERNATIONAL JEWRY intends to Bring Germany to its KNEES

    watch and learn

    read and learn.


    For all the rhetoric of honour, the reality of war in 1939 was not to save Poland from a cruel occupation but to save Britain and France from the dangers of a disintegrating world.
     
    You have been lied to most of your life.
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  2. I cannot help but agree about the lack of worth in any commitment Washington makes, even legally binding treaties. And, here’s what I’m doing to protect my family from their false promises.

    My Son graduates from college in mid-May with an engineering degree. He’s our only son.

    Heretofore, virtually every able-bodied member of my family as far back as can be recalled served in the U.S. military, including me. I now believe virtually all of us and our patriotism were taken advantage of. We were lied to about the causes, misled about the nature of the threat and also about who benefited from war and who didn’t. And, we were discarded like trash if we were injured or maimed once the government had used us up even if we were injured or maimed.

    It’s the tradition in our family to pass on the Father’s sword (battle or ceremonial) to the eldest or most worthy son on his departure from the family fold. I intend to follow that tradition with my son as the last event of his graduation reception which will be attended by about 50 of our mutual friends.

    But I also intend to clarify with him and the audience that passing on the sword, although in keeping with our tradition of recognizing the passing on of patriarchy, most emphatically does not mean that would endorse his serving in the U.S. military at any time, not even in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    I’ll also ask him to be peaceful during his life and not engage in any engineering work or work for any engineering company that is engaged in the production of weapons. And, I’ll ask him to pass on that sword for 1,000 generations of our family accompanied by the same message, be peaceful not only in your heart, but also, in your actions and not only around Christmas time.

    And, I intend to tell the assembled audience why (see above).

    Longfisher

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  3. @Wizard of Oz
    What a pity to spoil a good case by suggesting that you can't be relied on to see the difference between the significant and the unimportant or even just wrong. What sort of point were you making when you said Germany didn't start Worl War ll because Britain and France declared war on Germany?!? Really, Eli Gold would send you to ponder in the naughty corner for half an hour if you were thinking of running for office as a sober responsible person. And to say Germany didn't start WW1 may be no better, not least if you were saying that Austria did. BTW wasn't 3rd September 1939 only retrospectively the start of WW2? Just a scrap between Germany, Italy and Britain (and a bit part for Greece) from mid 1940 till Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941 and it was another six months before the Pacific war began. (Yes I know Japan had been beating up its neighbours for years....).

    Ozard of Wiz –

    March 24, 1933 JUDEA DECLARES WAR ON GERMANY; INTERNATIONAL JEWRY intends to Bring Germany to its KNEES

    watch and learn

    read and learn.

    For all the rhetoric of honour, the reality of war in 1939 was not to save Poland from a cruel occupation but to save Britain and France from the dangers of a disintegrating world.

    You have been lied to most of your life.

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  4. I must admit that although some of the statements appear over the top, others genuinely can be insightful. This lends quite an unusual positive twist to the normally derogatory accusation that someone is a useful idiot.

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  5. There is no need to draw questionable analogies to US actions dating centuries and decades ago. The Iranians need look no farther afield than the Arab “Spring” and the miserable fate met by Qaddafi. For all of his eccentricities, Qaddafi’s pivot provided no more than a pretext for Hillary Clinton to burnish her credentials at the low, low price of American treasure and foreign lives, leaving Libya a gutted, dysfunctional shell – and this from the already low bar of Qaddafi’s 30-year escapade in the surreal.
    Why would anyone relinquish the one instrument of salvation from America’s reign of effervescent righteousness?

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  6. There’s no reason for a “nuclear agreement” with Iran in the first place–they don’t have nuclear weapons, remember?!

    Say, that reminds me: There’s a certain Zionist entity in the Mideast, notorious for its disdain for international law and civilized norms. This entity has never signed a nuclear agreement, nor has it ever allowed any inspection of its facilities.

    How about it, Mr. NuttyYahoo? . . .

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