Imminent Iran Nuclear Threat? A timeline of warnings since 1979
“For more than quarter of a century Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the nuclear club. Such a result is always declared “unacceptable” and a possible reason for military action, with “all options on the table” to prevent upsetting the Mideast strategic balance […] “
I had forgotten how long this Iran thing had been going on. I guess I only remember vividly the recent past because it is only from September 2001 that I started looking more closely at our world, our societies and our governments and our life. September 2001 in fact coincided with my dropping out of the corporate world which allowed me to gain a far more objective view of how things work.
Unlike Israel, Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty. As such, signatories to the treaty are allowed to develop nuclear energy and research for medical applications.
I am acutely aware of the emotional charge surrounding anything Iran. I have dear friends in the Middle East that are otherwise well read and rational people. But even for my friends does Iran loom as the most imminent and clear threat. Upon mentioning Iran, my friends are quick to point out the “terrorist” groups that are ostensibly supported by the Iranian regime and that are a threat to the stability in Lebanon for example, whilst completely omitting to take into account all the other groups that are financed and sponsored by Western interests… Al Qaeda comes to mind… but even before Al Qaeda, Gladio comes to mind (I am Italian).
Be that as it may.
It is clear today that the clearest and most imminent danger looming large in the minds of our elected criminals is asset deflation. The Fed, the ECB and sundry politicians are bending over backwards to inject inflation into our economies, whilst destroying the productive capacity and the intellectual independence of our societies… and we are collectively allowing ourselves to be steam rolled into our own demise.
Can Iran build a bomb? Is the answer to this question what really matters today?