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So is saying America's effort "in collaboration with almost the entire international community, to prevent this from happening and to put tremendous pressure on Tehran, is the right policy."
"But were Tehran to persist, were its regime to accept the global isolation and crippling costs that would come from its decision, a robust policy of containment and deterrence would work," no matter how lawless, wrongheaded, and futile.
Scoundrel media feature views like Zakaria's and worse ones. Levelheaded sounder ones are suppressed. No wonder polls show most Americans favor confrontation with Iran belligerently. An ignorant public's easily swayed to accept policies harming their own interests. Ignorance isn't bliss. It's dangerous on issues mattering most.
Scoundrel Media Suppressed Views
Distinguished figures like James Petras and Immanuel Wallerstein aren't welcomed by scoundrel media bosses. On March 15, Petras and Robin Eastman Abaya headlined, "Israel's Willing Executioners: AIPAC Invades Washington," saying:
Internal rot reflects "a country, like the United States....in decline. (It) results when a nation is betrayed by craven leaders, who crawl and humiliate themselves before a minority of thuggish mediocrities pledged to a foreign state without scruples or moral integrity."
Days earlier, former British MP George Galloway explained "The annual, ritual humiliation of US presidents" and other top officials. They grovel obsequiously in tribute to what they should condemn.
AIPAC, said Petras and Abaya, supports Israel's agenda "to pursue an unprovoked war, either initiated by the US or as part of a US-backed Israeli sneak attack, against the sovereign Islamic Republic of Iran."
It's targeted for maintaining sovereign independence in a region America and Israel want to dominate. Claiming a nuclear threat is a red herring, but scoundrel journalists claim it fraudulently and repeatedly to enlist public support for what no one should accept.