A very good question:
As Israeli firepower rained down on Lebanon last week, pundits here in the West wasted no time pinning the blame on – Iran …
Is it really Iran that is pushing for war? Think about it. Why would Iran want to provoke a war with Israel and the U.S. – both heavily armed nuclear powers – when it has no nuclear weapons itself?
It’s true that we SAY they are on the verge of having nuclear weapons. But we said a lot about Sadaam’s nuclear (and other) weapons of mass destruction in the months before we attacked Iraq. We were lying that time too.
The U.S. and Israel, on the other hand, are very keen to attack Iran …
If Israel is simply trying to “defend” itself, its actions are wildly disproportionate.
The questions are from Linda McQuaig, in the Toronto Star.