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Israel Sabotages US Efforts to Reestablish Iran Treaty

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Israel used an explosive device to sabotage attempts by the US to reestablish the Iran treaty.

The news is not being reported that way, exactly. Instead, reporting suggests the explosion was used to delay the start-up up Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility by nine months.

The Jerusalem Post reports,

"Explosives were used to completely destroy the internal power system at Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility in an alleged Israel operation, two intelligence officials told The New York Times on Sunday night.

The explosion caused severe damage to the site and it could take at least nine months to restore production at Natanz, according to the officials."

And this Jerusalem post article asserts that Mossad was behind the bombing. That means that Netanyahu was behind the decision.

Such a bombing is an act of war. It doesn't get much worse. Yet I was unable to find any reports of a response to the bombing by Joe Biden.

One has to ask, as a close US ally, did Israel check with, notify or coordinate with the US its intentions to bomb the facility?

Did Biden know? Did US ambassador to Israel Jonathan Shrier know?

I don't think so.

So let's be clear. Netanyahu is a smart version of Donald Trump. An extreme right wing bigot who runs an apartheid regime buttressed and surviving only because of support from the most right wing, religious extremist groups. He is no friend of Democrats and he's barely tolerating Joe Biden. But this action is a serious betrayal of the relationship between Israel and the US. This is a stab in the back.

What I don't understand is why mainstream media White House reporters have not asked Biden to comment on this betrayal.

And why aren't the media characterizing the Mossad bombing as an act of war?

Sadly, Joe Biden is both a war hawk and an Israel-firster. My guess is he will give Israel and Netanyahu a pass and make Iran swallow and live with the assault.

It shouldn't be that way. We don't need more acts of war, especially from supposed allies. It's time that the US stood up to Israel and made it clear that it can't get away with this kind of behavior. Netanyahu is trying to assemble a tenuous control of the government. It's time for Joe Biden to tell Israel that with this stab in the back, Netanyahu is not longer an acceptable partner and that things are changing.

Or maybe Biden did know about it and gave it the go-ahead, betraying whatever good will was developing between Iran and the US. The world is watching.

 

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"Good will" with the Iranian dictatorship is wishful thinking. It's hard to imagine a more unsettling addition to instability already roiling the region than a nuclear armed Iran.

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What a non-sense. You seem to have zero knowledge of West Asia.

QuickLink: Blaming Iran to Portray it as a "Terrorist Country"! | OpEdNews

Question: Is Iran's regime worse than Saudi Arabia that has used Western manufactured arms and bombs to kill over one million of Yemenis people?

QuickLink: Destroying Yemen and killing its people | OpEdNews

Question: What is the role of the United Nations? To issue worthless resolutions against a rough country that has over 200 resolutions against it for abuse of human rights.

If one resolution was against Iran or another country that Western countries do not like, then bombs would be dropped and millions of innocent people will be killed.

I can ask hundreds of questions so that some people will not post another non-sense comment or article.

Which countries supported, armed, and funded Saddam Hussein when he was given a green light to attack Iran in 1980? Many criminal countries sold him arms even poison gas.

Atrocities towards Iranians started 2600 years ago and has continued to this date. Our stolen artifacts are displayed in your museums. Don't you have shame?

Who created, funded, armed ISIS? Who is stealing oil?

QuickLink: Which country created ISIS? | OpEdNews

QuickLink: Stealing oil and gas from Somalia | OpEdNews

QuickLink: Stealing Syrian oil. | OpEdNews

The above is a sample, you may read more under my articles to learn which countries are rough and killed millions of people without proper punishments. Western countries in order to steal have continued to bomb and sell arms.

Bombing innocent people must stop.

Stealing natural resources including land must stop.

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Because of special interest funded media, bias reporting(s) have negatively shaped World public views towards countries that Western countries are not able to steal as much resources as before.

Article: Crimes against Iranians | OpEdNews

Accidents do not happen by themselves. Rough countries in order to steal land and other resources sabotage, drop bombs, and assassinate people.

Iran was a member of IAEA and NPT before its latest revolution. JCPOA gave Iran fewer rights in comparison to other members of these organizations.

JCPOA is dead. It is interesting, the countries P 5+ 1 have killed more people and supported terrorism throughout the world while blaming other countries for terrorism.

Article: JCPOA not a win-win strategy! | OpEdNews

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Western sanctions against several countries including Iran are violating international norms, especially during this difficult time of Pandemic.

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There has NOT been proper punishment for killing(s), stealing, and bombings.

Western manufactured arms and bombs have been used to kill over one million of Yemenis people? Why?

QuickLink: Destroying Yemen and killing its people | OpEdNews

Question: What is the role of the United Nations? To issue worthless resolutions against a rough country that has over 200 resolutions against it for abuse of human rights?

If one resolution was against Iran or another country that Western countries do not like, then bombs would be dropped and millions of innocent people will be killed.

Which countries supported, armed, and funded Saddam Hussein when he was given a green light to attack Iran in 1980? Many criminal countries sold him arms even poison gas.

Atrocities towards Iranians started 2600 years ago and has continued to this date.

Who created, funded, armed ISIS? Who is stealing oil?

QuickLink: Which country created ISIS? | OpEdNews

QuickLink: Stealing oil and gas from Somalia | OpEdNews

QuickLink: Stealing Syrian oil. | OpEdNews

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Great article, Rob. Netanyahu does not want anything remotely resembling peace in the region. He and his natural ally, the Saudi ruling family, have created a stealthy bond to share hegemony over the region and rule it as colonialists. The two states have more in common than we think - both artifically created and aprtheid. It didn't have to be that way. But it is, and clearly a bottom up change in national character for either one of them seems further and further from possible as long as a compliant MIC remains in control of our executive and legislative branches.

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Quite obviously, Netanyahu would feel quite confident about 'striking the first blow' on Iran - after all, American dollars, billions of dollars, 'keep flowing', 'no strings attached', non-stop to Israel. Austin has assured Israel of America's unrelenting 'commitment' - it's "enduring" and ironclad" - certainly "confidence boosting words" for Netanyahu to 'savor' that should also meet with Biden's 'approval' as well. "Remotely" - #DetonatedDevice.

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It's pretty well reported in MSM that Israel is likely responsible, that Nutty Yahoo and JB don't see eye to eye about resuming negotiations with Iran, and that sabotaging them is a possible motive. So far there's no evidence the already rocky path to them has been impeded by the bombing. In any case, one can't rule out, giving the Nutty Yahoo's current political situation, "wag the dog" as another possible motive.

As for any US president defying AIPAC, let alone declaring Israel to have committed an act of war: dream on!

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Iran's alleged nuclear bomb program is a U.S. red herring for regime change

The U.S. and Israel are determined to stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb that they aren't building and never wanted to. All of the U.S. and the IAEA own evidence confirms that Iran is not working on a nuclear bomb. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme religious leader (Iran is a Islamic constitution democracy) issued fatwa against nuclear weapons in 2003. In 2007 U.S. intelligence told POTUS Bush that Iran was not building a nuclear bomb. The IAEA inspectors have never found any evidence that Iran is building a nuclear bomb. Iran gave the IAEA sovereignty rights to allow inspectors unprecedented access that no other country has ever done. As part of the JCPOA Iran destroyed 2 "dirty" nuclear power plants capable of producing highly enriched uranium. (Google everything I just wrote.)

This is not about a nuclear bomb. That is a red herring. This is about the U.S. and Israel's long-term goal since 1979 to overthrow (regime change) Iran. Why? Because like other "enemies" of the U.S., Iran does not follow the "rules based international order" of neoliberal economics. It is a constitutional democratic socialist republic. It uses its natural resources for its own people. Google Iran's constitution and read it. Iran has economic freedom for its citizens by recognizing the human rights of employment, healthcare, education, and the necessities of life. Those are unforgivable sins in the eyes of the U.S. The U.S. demands that every country open up to the exploitation and rape of natural and human resources by international corporations.

Iran can never trust the word of the U.S., the West, and Israel. Nobody can. They lie, they cheat and they steal. Iran knows this and any negotiations are for short-term relief of the criminal U.S. economic blockade of Iran and terrorist attacks.

The number one terrorist countries in the world are the U.S., Israel and its co-conspirators. The record is in plain sight for those that don't willfully blind themselves.

Here is a challenge: show any evidence that Iran is a terrorist state.

P.S. The U.S. is on a "human rights campaign for the Uyghurs"? Israel has 5 million Palestinians in the largest concentration camp in history. And the U.S. has the largest number of prisoners in the world. People who blind themselves can't see.

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Excellent and true comment.

Thanks David Pear for your time and understanding.

The majority of individuals similar to David Wieland are negatively affected by daily bombardment of media to brainwash these people. Media has been biased and has portrayed our region (West Asia) poorly.

West Asia has been terrorized (using Western terminology) by British criminals who came to steal oil and gas 200 years ago.

James He (Ph.D.) a Chinese from Hefei told me after development of their nuclear bomb, England stopped coming to China to steal their resources and artifacts.

Why is it okay for nine countries ranging from 10s, 100s, to more than 4,000 to have nuclear bombs and other countries should not have any by assassinating their nuclear scientists?

As you correctly mentioned, Iran has been under the watch of IAEA and NPT inspectors among them imbedded spies who take pictures and identify scientists to be assassinated without criminals being punished.

The word terrorism AND wars have been used to make non-obeying countries to obey.


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A red herring is a herring that has been smoked. Little herrings just want to live their lives without being associated with heinous slurs upon their skin color. It's time they stood up and fought. Ok, it's hard for them to stand up.

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Its very disturbing to hear this news. My fingers are crossed that some how they find a peaceful solution to the troubles between Iran, Israel and USA. It sure looks to start here in DC, or the people demanding DC finds a way out of all they see are nails and only solution is a hammer. This worries me much.

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