So you can now add Arianna Huffington to the line of people who have jumped the shark and have now jumped on the “let’s go to war with Iran because Iran is evil” bandwagon.
Fortunately, Glenn Greenwald absolutely kicked her ass in this videoclip from MSNBC.
I find it very dismaying that Arianna Huffington would find herself in a pro-war-criminal, pro-Israeli, pro-neocon position of advocating the “evil” that is Iran.
Anyone with half a brain can see that Iran has every reason in the world to defend itself any way possible, seeing as how both of its immediate neighbors have been invaded by the United States, that the President of the United States called Iran one of the “axis of evil” and now even Barack Obama is 100% backing the right-wing Israeli desire to stigmatize Iran as some sort of WMD promulgating, crackpot, irrational and dangerous regime.
It most certainly is not. This whole bullshit about Iran is coming 100% from Israel, and can someone remind me again why America is Israel’s bitch?
Anyway, here’s Glenn Greenwald, a small voice of reason in the media cacophony of the bloodthirty insane:
I cannot express the disgust I feel at Arianna Huffington for taking Israel’s side in this. Israel is the greatest threat to world peace on the planet. Bombing Iran could easily start World War III.
Let’s hope Russia keeps things under control by saying it will back Iran. If it weren’t for Russia, we probably would have already bombed the shit out of Iran and killed untold thousands of innocent people, unleashed god knows what kind of radioactivity into the world and started the biggest war since WWII.
Scott Ritter is another of the few voices of sanity out there. He was the top weapons inspector in Iraq, called the Bush administration out on their bullshit about WMD’s there, and has been running around with his hair on fire ever since about Israel’s (and by proxy the United States’) desire and intention to bomb Iran for quite some time now.
And of course about the only place where you can see him is on Democracy Now and other “liberal” (read: common sense) outlets. Here’s a little clip of what he has to say about this, very similar to Greenwald:
Israel has launched a massive air exercise last year, in which it demonstrated the ability to fly hundreds of aircraft the distance necessary to strike targets in Iran.
The United States is also carrying out exercises with Israel.
“The bottom line is it’s the United States and Israel which are the more aggressive of the players here. Iran is not an aggressor. Iran has not attacked anybody. Iran is simply trying to do that which it is legally allowed to do: produce enriched uranium for the purposes of nuclear power,” said Ritter.
“It’s Israel, which, by the way, is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, claims it will never be a signatory and has a massive nuclear weapons capability-it’s Israel and the United States which are creating a crisis out of nothing,” he added.
Obama is just playing along with the neocons who own his ass. It’s disgusting and it’s sad, and it’s fucking dangerous.