US vs Iran
response that this repugnant and acutely dangerous political entity will understand.”
Is this the Neocons’ moral argument? If you suspect of anyone who “may want” to acquire the same weapons as you (10 years from now), you just nuke them? If you don’t like the political or religious views of someone else, should you just nuke them? Doesn’t this frighten other nations into obtaining similar weapons to protect themselves? Isn’t this same as making love for the sake of virginity?
We may consider Mr. Coren crazy, but his views are shared by Bush, Cheney and other Neocons. If they weren’t scared of the consequences they would have “nuked” a dozen countries, Russia and China included. For these people it seems it is always easier to conduct politics by other means than to address the real issues of the insecurity that they instil in others. Imagine China bringing several aircraft carriers and a few hundred warships close to US and sail up and down the US Pacific Coast. Wouldn’t that make the Americans nervous? Now imagine how the Iranians might feel when they see US having invaded two of its neighbours, has parked a lot of warships on their door- steps in the Persian Gulf. On top of this, US has consistently refused to negotiate or give any kind of security guarantees to Iran and instead has labelled the country a rogue state and threatened it with air attacks, invasion and even nuclear strike.
“Within the current context, in which the US as the only true superpower categorizes other states as 'rogue' or 'criminal', denying them the sovereignty that defines the international pact embodied in the creation of the United Nations after World War II, it should come as no surprise that wars can be treated as abstractions -as occurred with the 'War on Terror' declared by US President George W Bush in 2001, following the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre. In effect, one can discern a declaration of the end of symmetric and international wars given that, by denying other states their sovereignty, the transnationalization - or
Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar