A predominantly one-topic blog: how is it that the most imminent and lethal implication for humankind - the fact that the doctrine of "Mutually Assured Destruction" will not work with Iran - is not being discussed in our media? Until it is recognized that MAD is dead, the Iranian threat will be treated as a threat only to Israel and not as the global threat which it in fact is.
A blog by Mladen Andrijasevic
Friday, July 17, 2015
Netanyahu and Hammond spar over Iran nuclear agreement. The Guardian edits out half of Netanyahu's final comments
Notice how the Guardian edited out half of Netanyahu's final comments. Edited out comments in dark red.
Foreign Secretary, I want to
express my appreciation for the position that your government has taken against
anti-Semitism and the attacks against our people, and yet here Is Iran that
four days before the signing of the agreement in Vienna has rallies presided
over by the so-called moderate president of Iran in which they call, the crowds chant Death to Israel, burn Israeli flags. A few days
before the signing of the agreement Iran says that the destruction of Israel is
non-negotiable, and this continues after the agreement. So the question I have
is would it not make sense for your government and the other powers of the P5 +
1 to 1) condemn powerfully this expression
of anti- Semitism, this desire to annihilate the Jewish state, and to
demand that Iran cease and desist such
genocidal calls and actions as part of your ongoing campaign against anti-Semitism.
I think this is the thing we find especially perplexing .
It cannot be that an unreformed, unrepentant Iran, that seeks
continuously to wipe us off the map, dispatches killers to kill our people, and
not only our people, neighboring states as well, who share our concern, is given the sanctions relief,
is given the removal of limitations on I nuclear program without changing its
genocidal policies against Israel, its terrorist activities in the region and
beyond the region, its commitment to exporting the Islamic revolution throughout
the world. If I had to put it in a nutshell, that’s our concern. We would have
wanted to see a deal that says the following: Iran, you will get the easing on
the restrictions of your nuclear program and you will get sanctions relief if
you changed you behavior first. In fact, there is no requirement for any change of
behavior on the part of Iran which is what makes this deal so fundamentally