Why are there different rules for Iran?
I remember watching Question Time on the BBC a few years ago, when Iran first started to make headlines in western press on a regular basis regarding its nuclear programme. I remember a gentleman asked the panel something I would have asked: why is Iran not allowed to have nuclear weapons when the west does? I remember one of the panellists responding: because western countries don’t threaten to use them against another nation’. And the audience applauded.
Well, we now know that Ahmedinijad never threatened to use the weapons against Israel. That was media manipulation at best. For those who still don’t know about this revelation, please have look at this post: ‘more revelations about the media’.But not so long ago, when asked what her response would be if Iran was to attack Israel, Hillary Clinton said “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president we will attack Iran… In the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”
We have it on record. She would annihilate Iranians to protect Israel. And I get the feeling many Americans would support this decision. And since most of them don’t have a clue about the history of the Palestinian land and the illegal occupation, they’ll probably buy any lies that the media and the government feed them. And just in case people think that this is different becuase this would be America’s ‘retaliation’ as she didnt’ suggest to strike first, please note, neither has Iran. Furthermore, Israel does attack Palestinians regularly and the American government supports Israel in these acts.
Why is Iran not allowed to have nuclear weapons whilst the west does and Israel does? Why are Iranians not allowed to access weapons in the face of constant threats? Are they not allowed to seek to defend themselves? Are they not allowed to put their people’s interests first? Why is Israel not criticised for having nuclear weapons? Why is Israel supported by the US whilst Iran falls under the axis of evil?