9 thoughts on “Iran: It’s Not Munich, 1938–It’s Cuba, 1962 – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Hi Richard, I read your stuff and follow your tweets.

    I follow Fidel on twitter and he has been somewhat of a basket-case lately. He’s been doing some apologizing lately, for one thing, persecuting gays when he first came to power. I think he’s lobbying Israel with his statements towards Ahmadinejad about holocaust denial though. It’s kind of over the top because he gets into “no body has ever suffered more than the jews in 3000 years” – I’m paraphrasing here.

    Oh, and he may be a descendant of spanish jews.

    his twitter handle is reflexionfidel
    Thanks for providing the good work you do. 🙂

  2. correction: 2000 yrs. Just reading goldbergs article, much better than at Haaretz, but the article is getting some good positive comments.

  3. For several decades the world stood on the edge of nuclear destruction supposedly to resist a Soviet system that dissolved of its own volition and relatively bloodlessly. Mutual assured destruction or MAD looks like total madness now. Iran has a young and pro-western populace which despises its leadership and will take care of them in time. Israel and its neocon allies will have much to answer for if they provoke a war. But then, they haven’t answered for any of their past and ongoing crimes and are still seen in the media as something other than the bloodthirsty thugs they are.

  4. All progressives should support the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran. A nuclear armed Iran will force israel to obey UN resolutions that we cannot enforce

  5. RE – “Iran: It’s Not Munich, 1938–It’s Cuba, 1962” – R.S.
    MY COMMENT: An excellent analogy, Mr Silverstein. Nicely done!
    ALSO SEE: In the Wake of 9/11, Israel Put Iran into “Axis of Evil” « By Marsha B. Cohen, LobeLog.com, 09/10/10

    (excerpts)…In the hours immediately following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Israeli leaders envisioned a massive U.S. retaliation in which Israel was uniquely equipped to be a partner, even a mentor, of the U.S….
    …A spate of Israeli pronouncements proclaimed Israel’s own foreign policy priorities. They drew upon a decade of Israeli assertions of Iranian complicity in all things terrorist, and warnings of imminent Iranian nuclear weaponization. A war of civilizations had begun. 9/11 was just the first strike of Islamic fundamentalists. The next might be a nuclear attack by Iran…
    …An Iran with a bomb, an editorial in the business daily Globes declared, meant that terror organizations could gain access to it. (5) Dan Meridor, an Israeli government minister without portfolio in charge of Israel’s secret services, dismissed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and spoke to Globes instead about a wider war between the free world and countries that support terror that would span “from Ramallah to Gaza, through the Al-Biqa Valley in Lebanon, the mountains of Iran and Afghanistan, all the way to Manhattan.” (6) The war would come quickly: Yosef Lapid of the Shinui party declared in the Jerusalem Post, once Iran had a nuclear bomb in its possession “within three or, at most, five years.” (7)
    Whereas George H. W. Bush had kept Israel on the sidelines during the fist Gulf War, an unnamed “Western diplomatic source” now told the Jerusalem Post that Israel would be a full partner in George W. Bush’s anti-terror coalition. Israel might now be allowed to even “participate in attacks against Iraq, as well as Iran and Afghanistan.” (8)
    …In late September, the Jerusalem Post offered the view of a senior IDF intelligence officer, speaking anonymously, that Iran “could have had a hand” in plotting the attacks on the U.S. “We don’t have any information to support the possibility that Iraq is part of the plot,” the officer said. “But we can’t say the same for the Iranians. They are very deeply involved in everything that carries the label of Islamic radical terrorism.” The anonymous officer declared that Osama bin Laden, Hizbullah and Hamas were all from the same school of thought, but Iran was unique as a nation state seeking weapons of mass destruction. (14) ….
    (5) Editorial, “World Gets a Warning,” Globes, Sept. 13, 2001.
    (6) Tzvi Lavi, interview with Dan Meridor, Sept. 12, 2001, “We Will Win in the End, And It’s A Pity That They Won’t Be There,” Globes, Sept. 13, 2001.
    (7) Yosef Lapid, “The Warning,” Jerusalem Post, Sept. 14, 2001.
    (8) Gil Hoffman, “Gulf War-Style Anti-Terror Coalition to Include Israel.” Jerusalem Post, Sept. 14, 2001.
    (14) Arieh O’Sullivan, “IDF: Iraq not involved in attacks; Iran maybe,” Jerusalem Post, Sept. 23, 2001.

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.lobelog.com/in-the-wake-of-911-israel-put-iran-into-axis-of-evil/

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