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Iran Deal: A Possible Crossroads to Peace


Iran Deal: A Possible Crossroads to Peace

Robert Parry

The April 2 framework agreement with Iran represents more than just a diplomatic deal to prevent nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. It marks a crossroad that offers a possible path for the American Republic to regain its footing and turn away from endless war.


The Iran “deal” is just another step in the typical US “negotiation” method of forcing incremental capitulation from the other country, group or cause.

Most of the points in this deal have nothing to do with actual weaponization, and more to do with hamstringing Iran’s ability to have a scale to be self-sufficient, or perhaps export their domestic uranium resources.

France in particular is eager to re-insert itself into Iran’s nuc industry, having been displaced by Russia’s Rosatom after the take-down of the US’s CIA-placed puppet Shah. The Darkhovin plants were originally contracted to Framatome in the mid-1970’s.

How Parry manages to sidestep this obvious underlying drive to the “negotiations” is yet another indication of his strict adherence to the US-media marching orders, and obeying the limits of “permissible dissent” US writers/pundits seem unwilling to exceed.

The whole “ancient religious rivalries” narrative is merely a cover for US/European colonialist interferences and manipulations that continue unabated.


“This Israeli preference has extended into a tacit alliance with Al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front in Syria, with which the Israelis have what amounts to a non-aggression pact, even caring for Nusra fighters in Israeli hospitals and mounting lethal air attacks against Lebanese and Iranian advisers to the Syrian military fighting Nusra forces.”

9/11: “Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists to be flown into buildings in suicide attacks.”

And the U.S. response to 9/11 was to destabilize the region by attacking Iraq and Afghanistan, establishing a power vacuum that set Israel’s enemies into a pitched battle with each other, instead of with Israel.

It looks as if, for Israel, 9/11 is the gift that keeps on giving.

Let’s also not forget that Sunnis and Shias lived peacefully together and inter-married in Iraq before the U.S. invasion. So the U.S. sent John “Death Squad” Negroponte in as our ‘ambassador’.

“Hundreds of Iraqis are being tortured to death or summarily executed every month in Baghdad alone by death squads working from the Ministry of the Interior, the United Nations’ outgoing human rights chief in Iraq has revealed…Much of the killing, he said, was carried out by Shia Muslim groups under the control of the Ministry of the Interior.”



"Despite blame also falling on Iran and the Shiite side in this sectarian conflict, the Iranians have emerged as the most effective resistance to Al-Qaeda, which carried out the 9/11 attacks killing some 3,000 Americans, and to the Islamic State, which has engaged in – and franchised out to other extremist groups – the practice of chopping off the heads of Americans, Christians, Shiites and other “apostates.”

The above conclusion–product of the Official Narrative–is ludicrous. I’ve spoken often of this idea that everyone–particularly journalists–has a blind-spot. While Mr. Parry can so easily see through the white hat/black hat “blame Putin” narrative and the lockstep nature of those media voices repeating its chorus lines, he sure missed the boat on the trigger used to justify the wars of aggression spreading throughout the Middle East (as back-lash against initial conflicts have grown into rogue and further expanding theaters of war) added to an inflamed rationale designed to mug the press (along with much of academe) and criminalize dissent… while eviscerating Civil Liberties through changes made to established law itself in place to protect them.