…by Jonas E. Alexis
Benjamin Netanyahu fantastically declared last week that Iran is somehow building “a secret atomic warehouse,” and the only person who has actually seen this secret atomic warehouse is Benjamin Netanyahu himself. What was his evidence? Well, it’s a secret. Netanyahu said:
“Today, I am disclosing for the first time that Iran has another secret facility in Tehran, a secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and materiel from Iran’s secret nuclear program. They’ve been busy cleaning out the atomic warehouse.
“Just last month they removed 15 kilograms of radioactive material. You know what they did with it? They took it out, and they spread it around Tehran in an effort to hide the evidence.”
Without a single evidence, the mad man from Tel Aviv proceeded to say:
“We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons. We ask all nations to isolate Iran’s regime as long as its aggression continues. Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction. Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond. The dictatorship used the funds to build nuclear-capable missiles.”
The IAEA seems to have had enough of Netanyahu’s mumbo jumbo. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano responded to Netanyahu by saying that the IAEA’s work “must always be impartial, factual, and professional.” In other words, the IAEA cannot allow Netanyahu to dictate what the IAEA should be doing. We all know that Netanyahu has a history of producing categorical lies as facts to live by.
For example, in his 1995 book Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists, Netanyahu unequivocally posited:
“The best estimates at this time place Iran between three and five years away from possessing the prerequisites required for the independent production of nuclear weapons.
“After this time, the Iranian Islamic republic will have the ability to construct atomic weapons without the importation of materials or technology from abroad…The first phase of construction and electrical work will be completed within three to four years.”
Read those statements again very carefully. According to Netanyahu’s calculation, Iran should have acquired nuclear weapons by 2000. It’s been more than eighteen years and Iran still doesn’t have nuclear weapons. What’s so ironic is that the intelligence community has universally declared that Iran dropped its nuclear programs a long time ago.
But Netanyahu, of course, has never been prepared to deal with that fact because he wants to perpetuate the hoax that Iran is still working towards the development of nuclear bombs. Many leaders reject his dubious and risible proposal, but he is using Trump to get his dirty work done. As journalist Patrick Cockburn has recently put it, “Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE have an interest in luring the US into fighting Iran, though they are not intending to do much fighting themselves.”
Israel, Saudi Arabia and UAE want to drag the US into more debts, more deaths in the Middle East, and more pain and suffering around the world. “US Gross National Debt Jumps by $1.27 Trillion in Fiscal 2018, Hits $21.5 Trillion.” We must certainly support the IAEA in kicking Netanyahu out of the political equation.
-  Ben Wolfgang, “Netanyahu claims Iran has ‘secret atomic warehouse,’ still pursuing nuclear weapons,” Washington Times, September 27, 2018.
-  Ibid.
-  Ibid.
-  Benjamin Netanyahu, Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995), 121, 122.
-  See for example “‘US, Israel Agree Iran Abandoned Nuclear Bomb,’” Jerusalem Post, March 13, 2012.
-  Patrick Cockburn, “As Isis is defeated, the Trump administration is opening the door to a new round of Middle East wars by targeting Iran as the source of all evil,” Independent, September 30, 2018.