Ahmadinejad is ready for directs talks with Uncle Sam if Occident stops pressuring his country. Ahmadinejad says: You pull away the gun from the face of the Iranian nation, I myself will enter the talks with you. Israel wants to attack Iran, but we’re not preparing any attack against them because the purpose of our program is purely defense.
Ahmadinejad’s statement is in stark contrast to the words of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Some naive people like the idea of negotiating with America, however, negotiations will not solve the problem. If some people want American rule to be established again in Iran, the nation will rise up to face them. American policy in the Middle East has been destroyed and Americans now need to play a new card. That card is dragging Iran into negotiations. Since the 1979 revolution the United States had gravely insulted Iran and continued to do so with its threat of military action. You take up arms against the nation of Iran and say: negotiate or we fire. But you should know that pressure and negotiations are not compatible and our nation will not be intimidated by these actions.
Khamenei’s words follow an invitation by vice president Joe Biden to hold bilateral talks between Washington and Tehran. Occident and Israel suspect Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons, while Iran denies these claims and insists its nuclear program is purely for civilian purposes.
Michael Scheuer points out Washington, Tel Aviv, and London are
already conducting a lethal, covert-action war inside Iran which is killing
Iranian nuclear scientists and destroying nuclear-related facilities, as well as trying to goad Tehran into reacting with violence and thereby give the West a casus belli.
According to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has every right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Unfortunately, US foreign policy has boxed Iran into a corner where they may view development of a nuclear weapon as the only way to maintain sovereignty. They are surrounded by unfriendly nuclear powers and history has shown that having a nuclear weapon is the best way to avoid being bombed or invaded. The unintended consequences of our confrontational policies toward Iran may be to actually encourage them to seek nuclear weapons capabilities. We should be using diplomacy rather than threats and hostility.
Ron Paul, a hero of http://venitism.blogspot.com, is clear about this: sanctions against Iran are definite steps toward a US attack. Already we see US warships approaching the region, moving dangerously close. The tougher sanctions currently under consideration would disrupt global trade and undermine the US economy, which in turn harms our national security.
Foreign companies or foreign subsidiaries of US companies would be severely punished if they did not submit to the US trade embargo on Iran. We must change our foreign policy to one of economic freedom and diplomacy. That is the only way to promote peace and prosperity. This race to war against Iran and Syria is both foolhardy and dangerous.
Netanyahu is pushing not only for Obama’s acceptance of whatever action Israel decides to take but for stronger language against Iran that goes beyond the all-options-are-on-the table mantra. But Obama has been working to convince Netanyahu that a go-it-alone attack would cause only a temporary setback to Tehran’s nuclear ambitions while plunging the already-volatile Middle East into chaos. An explicit American military threat would be counterproductive right now, especially due to the potential for further spikes in global oil prices.
Netanyahu will not go as far as providing assurances that Israel will consult Washington – its biggest source of military assistance, before launching any strikes on Iran, which has called for the destruction of the Jewish state. Anyone who thinks that Israel is not going to make its own decision, particularly on an issue they view in existential terms, is kidding himself. The noise from Israel over a possible strike is geared more toward pressuring the international community for further sanctions than foreshadowing an imminent attack on Iran.
New to Iran is the Internet police. The organization, called FATA, has kept critical or pseudoimmoral bloggers under surveillance since its founding in 2011. Blogger Sattar Beheshti, who was imprisoned on October 30, died three days later in the custody of this police unit.