Monday, August 30, 2010

No end for US war of words against Iran

Kourosh Ziabari - Press TV: Aesop's fable of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf too often" is being heard from the mouthpieces of Israel and the United States these days.

The mainstream media around the world are enthusiastically adding flavor to the spicy food of "attacking Iran" which they've cooked for us. War threats are being renewed against Iran once more and overconfident politicians are trying their chance to see if they can release some believable predictions this time.

When Scott Ritter, the former chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq, courageously forecasted that the United States would attack Iran in 2005, everybody believed that undeniably, there would be an all-out battle between two of the most powerful countries in the world; however, no battle took place and Mr. Ritter fundamentally lost his credibility. He told the media on February 19, 2005 that the United States was seriously planning to attack Iran, "President George W. Bush has received and signed off on orders for an aerial attack on Iran planned for June 2005. Its purported goal is the destruction of Iran's alleged program to develop nuclear weapons." But June 2005 transpired to be one of the most stable and tranquil months of the year 2005 for Iran!

Three years later, a more entertaining show was staged by a man who seemed to be fervently interested in becoming the 21st century's Nostradamus. John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations who is internationally popular for his dexterity in blending satire with the politics prophesized that Israel would imminently attack Iran to destruct its nuclear facilities. The UK's Daily Telegraph victoriously featured this foretelling with the shining title: "Israel 'will attack Iran' before new US president sworn in, John Bolton predicts."

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