Netanyahu and AIPAC Vow to Undermine Iran Nuclear Agreement
by Stephen Lendman
AIPAC is an unregistered foreign agent. It operates illegally and destructively. It deplores peace. It supports wars of aggression and occupation harshness.
Netanyahu is an unindicted war criminal – a hate-mongering racist heading Israel’s fascist regime.
In less than so many words, they declared war on today’s important agreement – intending to go all out to subvert it.
AIPAC issued a statement, saying it’s committed to “ensur(ing) that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons” – despite the whole world knowing it has no intention of doing so and never did.
The organization earlier issued five “requirements…to block Iran’s (nonexistent) path to a nuclear weapon and would further entrench and empower the leading state sponsor of terror.”
Fact: The region’s notorious leading state sponsor of terrorism is Israel. AIPAC supports its worst crimes.
Fact: Iran champions peace, stability and mutual cooperation among all nations. It justifiably wants its sovereign rights respected.
AIPAC denounced Tuesday’s nuclear agreement – saying it failed to meet its “requirements.” A previous article discussed them as follows:
1. “Unrestricted inspections and verification:” It wants them “anytime, anywhere,” including military facilities no country would permit free access to.
It wants them on short-notice anywhere within Iran’s borders. “No facilities can be off-limits,” it says. “Iran must not be able to veto specific inspections.”
AIPAC wants robust inspections continued until the IAEA verifies all Iranian nuclear work is peaceful. It want Tehran’s supply chain monitored to check on whether illicit purchases are made.
AIPAC owns Congress. Any member not fully supportive of Israel is targeted for replacement.
On March 18, 2014, 391 House members sent a letter to Obama saying inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities “should include an agreement granting the IAEA necessary access to inspect all suspect sites, including military facilities.”
A same day letter signed by 83 senators said “(w)e believe Iran must…submit to a long-term and intrusive inspection and verification regime.”
On March 20, 2015, 367 House members wrote Obama saying “(a)ny inspection and verification regime must allow for short notice access to suspect locations.”
2. “Possible Military Dimensions:” AIPAC wants Iran to explain earlier nuclear weaponization efforts whether or not any existed – including revealing documents perhaps never produced.
It claims a baseline must be established from which to judge future actions.
3. No sanctions relief until “Iran complies with its commitments.” AIPAC wants stiff consequences for any violations discovered.
It wants Western-controlled monitors to be judge and jury about Iran’s well-known peaceful nuclear program.
4. “Duration: Iran’s nuclear weapons quest must be blocked for decades,” says AIPAC – to prevent Tehran from becoming a nuclear threshold state.
No evidence suggests its intention to develop nuclear weapons. AIPAC demands the impossible.
It wants Tehran to prove a negative – “that it no longer seeks a nuclear weapons capability” no evidence suggests it had in the first place.
It wants Iran’s legitimate nuclear program hamstrung – limiting its research and other essential activities needed to operate effectively.
5. “Dismantlement:” AIPAC demands Iran eliminate its essential nuclear infrastructure “so it has no path to a nuclear weapon” it has no intention to develop.
AIPAC’s notion of a “good deal” is one no responsible nations with peaceful nuclear programs would accept – nor should they.
In less than so many words, it wants Congress to challenge Tuesday’s agreement and kill it.
So does Netanyahu. Virtually all his remarks are over-the-top, offensive and belligerent. He refuses to recognizes what was agreed on, saying:
“Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran because Iran continues to seek our destruction. We will always defend ourselves” – against invented enemies.
Fact: No Iranian political leader or its supreme leaders said they seek Israel’s destruction. Earlier comments explained its self-destructive policies. Israel is its own worst enemy.
Netanyahu bashed P5+1 countries for negotiating an important agreement if it works – if it stands the test of time.
He wants its main regional rival eliminated. Irresponsibly criticizing its legitimate nuclear program as well as falsely accusing it of terrorism and wanting Israel destroyed are thinly veiled pretexts for supporting regime change.
He lied saying “(b)y not dismantling Iran’s nuclear program, in a decade this deal will give an unreformed, unrepentant and far richer terrorism regime the capacity to produce many nuclear bombs. In fact an entire nuclear arsenal, with the means to deliver it. What a stunning historic mistake.”
Tuesday’s deal “reward(s) Iran…with hundreds of billions of dollars” – a “cash bonanza (to) fuel (its nonexistent) terrorism worldwide, its (nonexistent) aggression in the region, and its (nonexistent) efforts to destroy Israel, which are ongoing.”
Fact: Israel is the region’s sole nuclear armed and danger power – a rogue state partnered with America, both nations willing to wage nuclear war.
Fact: The more Netanyahu blusters, the more buffoon-like he sounds – a lunatic making absurd off-the-wall accusations the whole world knows are false, duplicitous and polar opposite reality.
His comments, AIPAC’s, and anti-Iranian congressional hardliners from both parties show Tehran what it’s up against going forward.
An accompanying article said Tuesday’s agreement isn’t a done deal. A long tough road ahead needs to be crossed successfully with no guarantees of success.
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