Sunday, June 23, 2013

Is the House of Commons abdicating its duty regarding the Iranian nuclear threat?

The reaction of the British public and fellow panelists to what Melanie Phillips said at the BBC’s Question Time is truly shocking.  That the audience is ignorant of the Iranian threat is bad enough, but that Ed Davey, MP, is as ignorant is the fault of the House of Commons.  Has the House of Commons ever debated the inapplicability of MAD with regards to Iran?

For if leading scholars of Islam like  Bernard Lewis  and  Raphael Israeli, former CIA director  James Woolsey , former CIA spy who spent 10 years among the Revolutionary Guards,  Reza  Kahlili  and German scholar Matthias Kuntzel , all believe that the Iranian threat is real, should not the House find out the truth for itself?

On November 12, 1936, Winston Churchill said this:

Two things, I confess, have staggered me, after a long Parliamentary experience, in these Debates. The first has been the dangers that have so swiftly come upon us in a few years, and have been transforming our position and the whole outlook of the world. Secondly, I have been staggered by the failure of the House of Commons to react effectively against those dangers. That, I am bound to say, I never expected. I never would have believed that we should have been allowed to go on getting into this plight, month by month and year by year, and that even the Government's own confessions of error have produced no concentration of Parliamentary opinion and force capable of lifting our efforts to the level of emergency. I say that unless the House resolves to find out the truth for itself, it will have committed an act of abdication of duty without parallel.