Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Of course we don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons but let's try and look at it from their point of view then we might get somewhere. Israel has a nuclear arsenal (which it denies - so we shouldn't get upset about others lying should we?) and the means to deliver the weapons on Iran. It has threatened air strikes on Iran and I don't recall the USA in particular giving them a good slapping & telling them in no uncertain terms 'no way'. Israeli aggression over the last 40yrs has been jaw dropping. Terrorist attacks on Israel are not an excuse. Imagine the reaction, especially in America, if we had blown up Catholic housing estates in Northern Ireland after an IRA bomb in Manchester. When we invaded Iraq, Israel had been in breach of more UN resolutions, and for longer, than Saddam. It is not anti-semitic to point out that there is a double standard of truly gargantuan proportions here. If you were an Iranian would you not want your own bomb?