Eager for a war with Iran

Bill Fletcher Jr.

(NNPA)—Some of the responses by the Republicans and their friends to the Iran nuclear deal have been nothing short of amazing.

The deal includes greater and closer inspections of Iranian sites, some relief from the sanctions, and the delay in certain steps that the Iranians had been contemplating.  After six months this is to be reviewed.

The Israeli government and many of their Republican friends in the U.S. immediately attacked the deal, in some cases not even waiting to review the full text of the agreement.  There is only one conclusion that can be derived from that approach:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his friends in the Republican Party here in the U.S.A. want a war with Iran.  There really is no other conclusion.

For all of the rhetoric about increasing the sanctions, there are several ironies afoot.  Israel, a country that has never been a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (and reportedly possesses at least 100 nuclear weapons), wants to cripple —if not attack—Iran, which is a country that signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has no nuclear weapons and has not been shown to actually be developing nuclear weapons.  Think about that for a moment.


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