Unmitigated Hypocrisy

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If you look up the definition of hypocrisy in a dictionary, you'll likely see a picture of Benjamin Netanyahu as exemplar for the word. In a recent outburst, Benjie assailed Iran because a no longer used warehouse contained microscopic traces of uranium.

Samples taken by the U.N. nuclear watchdog at what Israel’s prime minister called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow the agency’s inspections work closely say.

In a speech a year ago Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who vehemently opposed the Iranian nuclear deal, called on the IAEA to visit the site immediately, saying it had housed 15 kg (33 lb) of unspecified radioactive material that had since been removed.

Israel’s U.N. ambassador, Danny Danon, said on Twitter that the IAEA had verified Israel's version. “The (Iranian) regime must be held to account and not given a free pass,” he tweeted.

Source: Exclusive: IAEA found uranium traces at Iran 'atomic warehouse' - diplomats. Reuters.com

Free pass? For uranium traces a decade old?

Hmmm. Let's review. Signatories to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty -- Iran, yes. Israel, no. Allows inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency -- Iran, yes. Israel, no.

A resolution calling for the inspection of Israeli nuclear sites has been defeated at the IAEA General Conference, with Tel Aviv, which led an intensive campaign against the Arab states’ proposal, hailing the result of the vote as a “great victory” in the international arena.

The resolution called for the international monitoring of the Israeli nuclear reactor in Dimona which is suspected of developing fissile material for Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal that poses “a permanent threat to peace and security in the region.”

“I personally talked with more than 30 presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers,” Netanyahu revealed. “In our conversations I explained that there’s no place for a discussion of this sort while the main problem in the Middle East remains Iran’s attempts to obtain nuclear weapons and its clear declarations of its intent to destroy the State of Israel.”

Source: ‘Great victory’? Israeli nuclear program resolution voted down by IAEA. RT.com

So Israel, which has as many as 400 nuclear weapons but refuses inspections, constantly claims that Iran, which has no nuclear weapons and allows inspections, is the "main problem". Okaayyy.

And how about nuclear weapons testing? Just today Netanyahu made an unsupported claim that Iran had a super-secret site for testing nuclear weapons.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of having performed nuclear weapons experiments at a previously-unknown site.

“This is what I have to say to the tyrants of Tehran: Israel knows what you’re doing,” Netanyahu declared. “Israel knows when you’re doing it. And Israel knows where you’re doing it. We will continue to expose your lies, what we see as a consistent pattern of Iranian lies, deception, and violations.”

Source: Israeli PM Netanyahu Accuses Iran of Conducting Nuclear Weapons Tests at Hidden Site. algemeiner.com

Meanwhile, who actually has tested nuclear weapons? In 1980, President Jimmy Carter wrote in his diary, "We have a growing belief among our scientists that the Israelis did indeed conduct a nuclear test explosion in the ocean near the southern end of Africa [in 1979]." If true, that was Israel's third test.

Shockingly (or not), both Iran and Israel are signatories of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Unfortunately, the United States gives nuclear-armed Israel free rein in the nuclear arena while punishing Iran for not having any actual nuclear weapons and willingly undergoing inspections.

What a world we live in.

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Shahryar's picture

one of the evil people. Yet he's been winning elections in Israel which means....??

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thanatokephaloides's picture

@Shahryar

Netanyahu is a villain one of the evil people. Yet he's been winning elections in Israel which means....??

That their elections are corrupt (just like ours) and that the majority of Israeli electors are bamboozled into beLIEving that Forever War is in their interests (just like ours).

Cross-breed Trump and Cheney, and the result is Netanyahu.

Bad

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
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@thanatokephaloides

and how many Israelis thought it was fine that he was assassinated. When you look that up in Wikipedia you see this gem:

National religious conservatives and Likud party leaders believed that withdrawing from any "Jewish" land was heresy. The Likud leader and future prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, accused Rabin's government of being "removed from Jewish tradition [...] and Jewish values".

and

In July 1995, Netanyahu led a mock funeral procession featuring a coffin and hangman's noose at an anti-Rabin rally where protesters chanted, "Death to Rabin"

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They signed the agreement in good faith that the USA would uphold its end of the deal which it hasn't. Trump illegally pulled us out of it even though the other countries and the UN asked him not to. Since the UN did sign off on it Trump broke international law.

But again so what! Iran has been open about them enriching more than what was in the original agreement, but only after crippling sanctions and the other countries not upholding their end. They are not breaking any deals. Bolton's butt and Pompeo's mouth are saying that Iran is illegally selling oil to Syria because other countries have told them not to. Bolton went so far as to get Britain to seize their ship which was an act of piracy. Why does this country think it has the right to tell others what to do?

RT has an article today on Russia's gas pipeline to Europe and how we are telling everyone not to buy their gas. Cruz has a bill before congress titled something like "protecting Europe". This should be named "protecting the US'oil companies profits. The sanctions on Russia are supposed to be expiring, but Trump is telling Europe to reup them which they are going to do even though it's costing Europe billions in extra charges. Dumb and dumber.

We know that sanctions never hurt the people that they are placed against because we know that they kill the regular Joes. 500,000 Iraqi kids alone, but I'm betting the number for everyone is much higher. 40,000 Venezuelans have died from our sanctions and when will we learn how many Iranians have died?

Israel is a terrorist country as much as Saudi Arabia and ours because they are supporting terrorists who do their fighting and dying instead of their citizens. Israel bought Syrian oil from ISIS for gawd's sake and Obama did nothing to stop them from taking it into Turkey to sell it to them. Israel murdered two Palestinians after their protest ended. Anyone hear about that from the mainstream media? I learned about it on Twitter. Nuttenyahoo should be sitting in prison instead of running for PM. Hopefully he will loose and soon will be. Unfortunately the guy running against him is even worse than Bibi.

I'm waiting for the day we all hear about Israel Gate and we get them out of our government. I'll probably be dead before this happens, but when this empire falls so will Israel! Good riddance.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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TheOtherMaven's picture

@snoopydawg

all too often the first thing they do is seek out some other people to oppress. This is the macro-scale equivalent to the theorem that abused individuals often become abusers themselves.

This has been a repeating pattern in history at least as long as there has been written history.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

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@TheOtherMaven

and how sad. I just read a book with the ending that did just that. This series is about how people in the old world don't think that people in the new one should be allowed to be free and happy so they spend their whole lives toiling in poverty so they can fund and feed their army. This is what's happening here. Our money goes to make war while we fall further into poverty and debt.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
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with the behavior of Netanyahu, the AIPAC mobsters, the faux accusations of anti-semitism thrown at people who criticize Irael, etc. etc. to speak up.

LOUDLY.

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