Military contacts in communication with
the Cyprus IndyMedia Collective estimate that the firepower of the US
armada (which includes craft from the United Kingdom and France) is
larger than the air force and navy of Iran, combined. The original
source of this evaluation is a very high ranking officer; it was
confirmed by a general. This evaluation, even if it's only an
approximate and not an absolute truth, shows that the intentions of the
US for the Middle East are in total violation of the sentiments and
true needs of the area's millions of people who want Peace and Justice,
above all, and an end to foreign intervention in their affairs.
Otherwise, if the US wants Peace, why would it amass enough force to
obliterate the defenses of an independent and sovereign country that
has not invaded any of its neighbors for more than a hundred years?
As independent journalists and world citizens we are very concerned
about the situation. Please read an article composed by the Cyprus
IndyMedia Collective that explores the pretexts that are being used to
justify war against Iran; President Obama's role, Iran's nuclear
industry; ecological concerns and issues of democracy and equality
within Iran; and pending issues for the Peace movement in the US and
The "Man of Peace", US President Obama, who in 2009 received
the Nobel Peace Prize only 12 days after being in office, has since
then proceeded to focus an unprecedented array of aggressive military,
political and financial forces against Iran, creating a situation that
is pregnant with the possibility of nuclear war.
Constant provocations by Israel and the Western European
nuclear and financial powers, and a recent escalation with commercial
"sanctions" have increased the possibility of war to the point that
many believe it is now imminent.
I am sure that
no rash action on the part of Iran can be expected which could
contribute to the outbreak of war. If such a war should break out, it
will only be as a result of the yankee empire’s congenital adventurism
I, for one, think that the
political situation created around Iran and the resultant danger of
nuclear war involving everyone – those possessing such weapons and
those who don’t – is extremely delicate because it threatens the very
existence of our species. The Middle East has become the most
conflictive region in the world and is the area where energy resources
vital to the world economy are produced.
The pretext currently being used for aggression and threats
against Iran is the country's nuclear industry, which Iran has
repeatedly affirmed is aimed only for peaceful applications, while the
US accuses Iran of trying to build nuclear weapons.
What is the truth?
The truth is that the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA), a global body of the United Nations tasked with inspecting the
nuclear facilities of all countries, has been inspecting Iran's
facilities on-site, interviewing scientists, combining local and global
intelligence and observation data, and issuing regular reports about
Iran's nuclear industry: it is clear that so far it has NOT found
any evidence of military applications within Iran's nuclear projects.
careful reading of its most recent official report, when the
provocative innuendos and rhetoric are removed, shows clearly to the
intelligent reader that there has been NOTHING found to prove that Iran
is developing nuclear weapons - please study the report right here:
Does Iran want nuclear weapons
? President Ahmadinejad has
declared: "We do not need an atomic bomb. The Iranian nation is wise.
It won't build two atomic bombs while you have 20,000 warheads." Also,
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who reportedly has issued a fatwa
(religious decree) some time ago against nuclear weapons, has said: "We
fundamentally reject nuclear weapons."