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Iran's nuclear ambitions have already started a war with west – a covert one

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Article/book #: 159769
Title: Iran's nuclear ambitions have already started a war with west – a covert one
By: Julian Borger  
Published in: The Guardian
Date of issue: Thursday, 3 November 2011
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Commentary (by Paul de Rooij -- 4 November 2011):

The title of this article is something to marvel at: "Iran's nuclear ambitions have already started a war with west a covert one". First, it implies that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, and that Iran is the aggressor against the "west". NB: this statement comes a few days after Netanyahu and his cronies were trying to persuade each other to attack Iran. It is also during the same week that Israel tested a missile advertised as capable of being able to "reach Iran".

In the article, Julian Borger takes it for granted that Iran is really trying to build nuclear weapons. Borger seems to know more than all the American intelligence agencies put together; they issued a NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) a few years ago confirming that Iran had abandoned its nuclear program in 2003. Furthermore, the uranium enrichment is for low grade materials destined for medical use. Borger neglects to state that Iran was willing to import its nuclear requirement to allay suspicions about a weapons program. Finally, about the facilities at Qom that Borger suggests are "secret", it turns out that Iran reported them in time to the IAEA -- there is nothing secret about them.

And what would Israelis do if some agency were to assassinate or kidnap its scientists? The response would be predictably violent. So, why does Borger report the assassination of Iranian scientists without a pixel of criticism? Hey, these murders are "understandable"...

What is also surprising in this article is that Borger neglects the constant war drumbeat of the Israelis and their local zionist acolytes, e.g., Emanuele Ottolenghi, who has been beating the war drums for several years now. Wouldn't it be relevant that the Israelis are pushing everyone to give them a green light, or that they are trying to get the Americans to fight yet another war for Israel? It also has a British angle, Liam Fox and his partner were meeting senior Mossad officials on this very topic... and today (November 4) we hear that the UK would actively support a US-Israeli strike...

Julian Borger is not reporting on what is happening on the ground, nor is he trying to dispel some of the propaganda nonsense; Borger is merely rehashing the Israeli propaganda without a single critical element.
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