Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:55 AM
marmar (67,534 posts)
Noam Chomsky on The Gravest Threat to World Peace
AlterNet / By Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky: The Gravest Threat to World Peace
Americans are kept in the dark about consequences of a possible nuclear-armed Mideast, and the US's potential role.
January 4, 2013 |
Reporting on the final U.S. presidential campaign debate, on foreign policy, The Wall Street Journal observed that "the only country mentioned more (than Israel) was Iran, which is seen by most nations in the Middle East as the gravest security threat to the region."
The two candidates agreed that a nuclear Iran is the gravest threat to the region, if not the world, as Romney explicitly maintained, reiterating a conventional view.
On Israel, the candidates vied in declaring their devotion to it, but Israeli officials were nevertheless unsatisfied. They had "hoped for more 'aggressive' language from Mr. Romney," according to the reporters. It was not enough that Romney demanded that Iran not be permitted to "reach a point of nuclear capability."
Arabs were dissatisfied too, because Arab fears about Iran were "debated through the lens of Israeli security instead of the region's," while Arab concerns were largely ignored – again the conventional treatment. .................(more)
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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:42 PM
bananas (25,609 posts)
1. "Still more dangerous is the nuclear-deterrent strategy of which Butler was a leading designer"
Still more dangerous is the nuclear-deterrent strategy of which Butler was a leading designer for many years. Such a strategy, he wrote in 2002, is "a formula for unmitigated catastrophe," and he called on the United States and other nuclear powers to accept their commitment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to make "good faith" efforts to eliminate the plague of nuclear weapons.
Good article, thanks.
The "nuke nuts" are worse than the "gun nuts".