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Feb 17, 2010

A Point of View on the Neo-Cons

In an article in Foreign Policy (2/2010), Professor Steven Walt at Harvard University noted that the neo-cons have not learned a lesson from their previous mistake, which was to advocate the invasion of Iraq.

Nowadays, the neo-cons are using the same strategy to encourage the US to bomb Iran in order to stop its nuclear program.

Britt Stevens, a neo-con, advocates the bombing of Iran. He maintains that the US economic embargo against Iran will not succeed in stopping Iran’s nuclear program. And if Iran succeeds in developing its nuclear program, other countries in the Middle East will follow the same path.

In my opinion the neo-cons should apply pressure on Israel to give up its nuclear weapons for the sake of peace in the region. According to a CIA report, Israel possesses between 200 to 300 nuclear heads. However, the chances for such action are nil. The neo-cons are instruments in the hands of the Israelis and Zionist supporters in the US. To them, Israel’s interest is above the interest of others countries, even above the US interest.

For the sake of argument I would like to bring up a point. Let us suppose Iran succeeds in developing nuclear weapons. What will it do with it?
On the other hand it certainly would neutralize the Israeli Nuclear power in the region.

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