In February, Wallerstein 's article headlined "Israel: Its Fantasies and Its Realities," asking:
Why would Iran, with or without nuclear weapons, threaten Israel? "(N)o one in any position of responsibility, in Israel, in the United States, or elsewhere....believes this. They only say they do" disingenuously to hype fear and condition public sentiment for war.
"Why on earth would Iran bomb Israel? They would kill at least as many Arabs as Israelis, if they did. They would be subject to immediate retaliation by Israel, which is well-armed (with) nuclear weapons. Iran bombing Israel is a fantasy that no responsible leader believes."
A Final Comment
Fear's hyped because Iran's regional influence is growing. Moreover, if Tehran had nuclear weapons, the region's geopolitical balance would shift dramatically in its favor even with no intention to use them. In contrast, Israel and Washington would lose out.
At the same time, attacking Iran is not only unconscionable and counterproductive, it threatens potential global war. Leaders willing to risk it deserve impeachment and removal. War with Iran is all lose, no gain, and potential annihilation if things spin out of control.
Yet warmongering leaders and scoundrel journalists promote it for regional dominance, not national security existential threats.
If observers like Russian diplomats are right, public sentiment must stop what no one should tolerate, and do it before it's too late. The time's short and running out.
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