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Israel’s Pipe Dreams

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hassan Hanizadeh

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz’s recent threats to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities show that the Zionist regime is still the main threat to regional peace and security.

In a recent interview with Yediot Ahronot, Mofaz claimed that the economic sanctions imposed on Iran are not effective enough and that the Islamic Republic’s nuclear activities should be halted through aerial bombardment.

The threat is quite hypocritical, since the Zionist regime itself has a stockpile of over 250 nuclear warheads.

In addition, the Israeli nuclear weapons program’s 11 facilities produce about 30 tons of nuclear waste annually, a situation which could lead to an environmental catastrophe in the region.

And the Zionist regime refuses to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, despite the insistence by all Muslim states that it do so.

With a green light from the United States, Israeli warplanes bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear facility in 1981 and bombed a former military base in Syria last September.

And now, the silence of the UN Security Council and the international community has emboldened the leaders of the Zionist regime to continue issuing threats and given them the impression that they have even been given carte blanche to resort to military action to attain their nefarious goals.

The Zionist regime and the Jewish lobby have launched an intensive media campaign against Iran which is meant to raise doubts about the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear program, despite the fact that Iran has proved that it does not have a nuclear weapons program through its constructive cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Meanwhile, the U.S. and France, two allies of the Zionist regime, have been signing multibillion-dollar agreements with certain regional countries over the past year for the construction of nuclear facilities, but these two countries have been pressuring Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program.

The international community should respond to Shaul Mofaz’s blatant military threats against Iran, which fly in the face of international law.

The Zionist regime, which has violated established international law by occupying other countries’ territory, should also be held accountable for its military threats against independent countries.

Although these threats clearly show that Israel is still raising tension in the region, the Zionist regime is in no position to take military action against Iran or any other regional country.

Israel’s defeat in the 33-day war against Lebanon in 2006 shattered the Zionist military’s myth of invincibility and shifted the balance of power in the region. In light of all this, and with the U.S. bogged down in the Iraq quagmire, it is obvious that the Zionist regime will collapse if it tries to overplay its hand through an act of military adventurism.

Taking Iran’s military might and the new geopolitical situation into consideration, Zionist officials should reassess their policy and realize that Israel can no longer attain its goals thorough military action

Source: http://www.tehrantimes.com/Index_view.asp?code=170152

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