Everyone knows that politicians, world leaders, dictators and despots never lie.
Aharon Moshe Sanders, June 15, 2011 5:25pm EST- (AhMbDvd)
Iran Steps Up Incitement Against Israel « Commentary Magazine: "continues to compile evidence of Iran’s intent to build a nuclear weapon, the leader of that country is stepping up incitement against the intended target of that program: Israel. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to launch a tirade against Zionism as well as the West.
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Iran Steps Up Incitement Against Israel
Jonathan S. Tobin 06.15.2011 - 9:45 AM
The SCO is a creation of Russia and China who have attempted to use it as a counter-force to NATO. In addition to Ahmadinejad, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India, Pakistan and Mongolia attended the meeting of the group in Astana, Kazakhstan."
The author Jonathan S. Tobin:
Over the course of his career, he has won more than 50 journalism awards for commentary, editorial writing, and arts criticism. He has been named the top columnist and editorial writer for Jewish newspapers in North America several times, as well as the top weekly columnist and editorial writer in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. In 2006, he received the unique distinction of being named both the best editorial columnist and the best arts critic in Philadelphia by the Society of Professional Journalists.
The Article, By Jonathan S. Tobin, From Comentary Magazine continues:
In his speech, Ahmadinejad blasted 60 years of Zionism as well as the United States and the West whom he blamed for most of the world’s ills. Ironically, among his litany of American sins was its use of the first atomic weapons that ended the Second World War....
The Article points a finger at part of the problem regarding the media's ability to seemingly downplay the importance of the the potential threat of Iran's clear attempt to develop nuclear weapons by pointing to a recent article from another author of well known and respected newspapers based in New York:
Ahmadinejad is hoping those Western apologists for his country will ultimately prevent concerted action to stop it from obtaining nukes. The most prominent of those apologists, the New York Times’s Roger Cohen, wrote earlier this week to say all the evidence about Iran’s nuclear program should be ignored because the Iranians are too incompetent to actually build a bomb.
Interesting to note that the New York Times’s Roger Cohen, refers to Iran's advanced state of Uranium enrichment close to weapons grade (which is well documented in the literature) as — as the Godot of nuclear threats. Personally, I believe anyone who would have actually paid money to ever see that production staged, might even be more foolish then some of the Op Ed writers for the New York Times.
My familiarity with the play and its original opening had to do with my choice of a nice easy way to satisfy the Humanities requirement at Santa Monica College, by taking a class called Theater of the Absurd. If I recall correctly the original opening was a notorious flop, because the expected dramatic action simply never happened.
They have apparently known each other for years. Once perhaps respectable, they are now homeless, debilitated, and often suicidal. They wonder out loud why they did not kill themselves years ago; they consider the possibility of doing it today. They are waiting for someone they call “Godot”. While they wait, they share conversation, food, and memories.Enotes.com/Waiting-For-Godot
I suppose its quite revealing that Roger Cohen;
"OP-ED COLUMNISTROGER COHEN [ In His article ]
Published: June 13, 2011
Iran Without Nukes
LONDON — Remember Iran?"
chose to display Iran is this manner (Godot). Perhaps he is calling on Iran to finally reveal their true intentions by insulting them, and displaying them as a couple of bumbling Hobos incapable of doing a single thing on their own, without this person called Godot.
We could also, by the same effort read too deeply into Roger Cohen's words and finally realize that the real danger is the current, "Global-lets just pretend its not happening policy" regarding Iran's Uranium enrichment program.
I suppose in a world where one can actually come face to face with some who will tell you (without even blinking) that the Holocaust never happened (as I did during my community college days) , that one could simply take on the attitude of an ostrich and simply choose to bury their head in the sand.
After all is was not so long ago that the US was very much against Iran. For the very same reasons. Iran has not changed their objectives and seeking to establish some sort of legitimate basis for its nuclear enrichment program.
Publicly they (Iran) just kind of wink at the world while they maintain that they are enriching Uranium for the purpose of nuclear power. Their publicity statement is clever in justifying the need for this despite their huge supply of oil by publicly stating that they want to produce nuclear energy for their own power needs so that way they do not have "hold back" their oil reserves for distribution to the other nations.
The key is the fact that Iran is clever enough to predict the follow up question which is why spend so much money on producing nuclear energy when the country has plenty of oil. If Iran told us they were "going green" the entire world would just laugh in their faces. Why would China and Russia want to throw in their cards with Iran. well thats an entirely another topic.
In the meantime, if we ascribe depth and insight, perhaps where it clearly does not merit an application, we could re-interpret what Roger Cohen may be really trying to tell us:
...Iran, epicenter of inefficiency, unable to produce a kilowatt of electricity through its Bushehr nuclear reactor despite decades of effort..."
The other interpretation is horrifyingly clear. Iran, has not been able to produce a single kilowatt of electricity because they were never trying to produce electricity. Yet this interpretation would require a very cynical and jaded outlook on life. Everyone knows that politicians, world leaders, dictators and despots never lie.
Aharon Moshe Sanders, June 15, 2011 5:25pm EST- (AhMbDvd)