- Judy’s World: US Foreign Aid – A $2.3 Trillion Grand TheftPosted 155 days ago
- Feinstein-Lee Amendment Canned – 2013 NDAA Lacks Due Process, Sen. Rand Paul voting NOPosted 155 days ago
- Badge Abuse: Is “To Protect and To Serve” Dead?Posted 155 days ago
- the Organic Review: Willamette Valley Battle: GMO or Not? The story keeps changingPosted 155 days ago
- Foreign Governments Buying America’s National Debt, AgainPosted 156 days ago
- the Organic Review: Meat-Eaters at Risk for Consuming e-Coli-Tainted BeefPosted 156 days ago
- Judy’s World: The GOP Moves to Further Alienate and Infuriate Liberty ActivistsPosted 157 days ago
- the Organic Review: Monsanto could be giving you the Stomach Flu, LiterallyPosted 157 days ago
- President Karzai Wants U.S. to Leave Afghanistan, Tired of Foreign OccupationPosted 158 days ago
- Judy’s World: Snooty and Snarky Anti-2nd Amendment Folks Believe You have a Duty to DiePosted 158 days ago
Romney Visits Israel, Says Iran is Testing Moral Defense
by Ezra Van Auken
While visiting the country of Israel, Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney didn’t waste a second looking to persuade citizens of another nation that he is the man for President of the United States.
Romney’s Sunday tour in Jerusalem led to a powerful speech discussing the relationship between Israel/United States and Iran. Massachusetts’ former governor explained to listeners, “Make no mistake, the ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses. They want to know who will object and who will look the other way,” referring to the accusations of Iran building nuclear weapons for offensive measures. He also insisted, if elected, “We will not look away nor will our country ever look away from our passion and commitment to Israel.”
Although the Republican candidate claims Iran to be “testing our moral defenses”, information regarding Iran shows otherwise. As SpreadLibertyNews reported on June 29th, Ali Akbar Salehi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Iran explained the Islamic Republic of Iran’s and Kazakhstan’s effort of creating a peaceful nuclear program has become greater, at the 2012 Iran-Kazakhstan Joint Economic Commission.
Regardless of Iran’s desires, the country has not once directly threatened the United States and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s interview on MSNBC in September of 2011 made one thing clear, imposing his will on foreign countries is absolutely wrong. Instead, the Iranian President explained his belief in finding solutions to the problem in a fundamental way. “These are the same claims made by the US administration many times,” acknowledging that any dispute of Iran creating nuclear weapons was old and repetitive.
Iran’s President also noted, “In principle, we are against nuclear weapons because it is against our beliefs and ideology. We don’t want to consider nuclear weapons as a ‘useful’ weapon, the period or era of nuclear weapons is over.”
Despite strong rejection by the country of Iran (establishing nuclear arms), United States forces have been rapidly preparing for battle. Warships have moved into the Persian Gulf along with underwater drones, armed to keep the Strait of Hormuz open as Iranian lawmakers seek to block the waterway. Besides the possibility of military intervention, officials in the US have issued several sanctions against Iran as well, resulting in a crippling economy and loss of customers via oil, which is Iran’s largest profit.
Leading many to believe that the United States will continue to provoke Iran until they get the reaction they believe will justify an attack against them.