“It is the fake WMD story, all over again. This time, the victim is Iran. It is clear that the Iraq fiasco has done little to change the way American diplomacy operates. Intelligence agencies come up with a conspiracy theory, media peddles the theory as news, and financially disadvantaged Americans fight someone else’s war. If Iran goes down the way Iraq did, then it is Israel, which will see another one of its security threats subjugated. Like Iraq, Iran poses no threat to the U.S.”
The Thughlak magazine by Cho Ramaswamy has a fake news feature called the ஒன்றரை பக்க நாளேடு (Half-Page Newspaper).
During the previous term of Jayalalitha as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, ஒன்றரை பக்க நாளேடு came out with an edition that focussed on the ongoing spat between J and the then governor Chenna Reddy.
Jayalalitha had initiated a slum resettlement programme in which slum dwellers would be allowed to build their shanties inside the Raj Bhavan (Governor’s residence) campus.
One news item was about a minister in Jayalalitha’s cabinet.
“Hey, Chenna Reddy! Are you in good health? Do you or don’t you want to go back to Andhra in one piece? Stop bothering our Amma,” requested the minister.
Janata Party leader, one-time Jayalalitha baiter, and India’s biggest conspiracy theorist Subramania Swamy was the subject of an interview.
Swamy: The slum resettlement programme is a Jayalalitha scheme to kill Chenna Reddy. The slum dwellers who are slated to be lodged inside Raj Bhavan are members of an LTTE hit squad.
Reporter: How do you know this is true?
Swamy: I was in China recently and Communist Party Chairman Deng Xioping gave me this information.
Reporter: Who gave Deng get this information?
Swamy: I did.
When I read about the Green Salt Project, I was instantly reminded of ஒன்றரை பக்க நாளேடு.
When the story was released, American media however went into a tizzy.
A Time magazine article about the project begins with Green salt isn’t something you’d want to sprinkle on French fries.
The story said that the IAEA had found information about a clandestine Iranian attempt to manufacture nuclear weapons.
This revealation was expected to make the American position on Iran even more unforgiving.
And, by the way, how did the IAEA get this information?
Well, the Americans provided the information.
The CIA had “recovered” a laptop from Iran, which mentioned a “green salt project” and that was reason enough to conclude Iran’s guilt.
The IAEA is supposed to be a impartial body without a partisan agenda.
However, wholly political reasons, IAEA has been the stick with which the U.S. has been trying to make Iran sit on the stool.
The IAEA cannot act without hard facts.
Its inspections inside Iran had yielded little.
Its own opinion on Iranian cooperation has been positive.
The U.S. wanted Iran to confess that it had an clandestine nuclear program and Iran refused.
The U.S. then put enormous pressure on the IAEA to make outrageous demands on Iran that no sovereign nation would accept.
To win IAEA chief Mohammed Elbaradei’s cooperation, the guy was given a lot of awards including the Nobel Prize.
He even appeared on the American Music Awards (AMA) show.
Iran refused to be buckle down and this was portrayed as evidence of lack of cooperation.
And then came the story of the stolen laptop – the smoking gun necessary to settle the case.
It is the fake WMD story, all over again.
This time, the victim is Iran.
It is clear that the Iraq fiasco has done little to change the way American diplomacy operates.
Intelligence agencies come up with a conspiracy theory, media peddles the theory as news, and financially disadvantaged Americans fight someone else’s war.
If Iran goes down the way Iraq did, then it is Israel, which will see another one of its security threats subjugated.
Like Iraq, Iran poses no threat to the U.S.
If Iran makes threatening gestures against the U.S., it is because the response has been complimentary.
The U.S. calls Iran as part of a global axis of evil and Iran calls the U.S. as the great Satan.
And, there is history to consider.
Not many Americans or people outside know that the U.S. once shot down an Iranian airliner simply to appease Iraq.
Going back further, we can see more of the the evil nature of Amerian foriegn policy towards iran.
To protect the interests of British Petroleum company, U.S. intelligence agencies pulled a coup that brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh.
They then installed the murderous Shah of Iran, who suppressed internal dissent while allowing foriegners to plunder the country’s oil wealth.
When followers of Ayatollah Khomenei tried to overthrow the Shah, Americans were clearly helping from the wrong side. Anti-American feelings are a pan-Iranian phenomenon, not something manufactured by the mullahs.
And Iran is not the only ones who have a clandestine nuclear program.
Israel has a well-developed nuclear and missile program.
Both the U.S. and British governments have legally and illegally helped Israel achieve the capability.
However, Western governments are anxious not to offend Isreal but seem willing to go to any length to muzzle Iran. And, Israel regularly threatens Isreal or gets threats issued by the U.S.