What never ceases to amaze me is the ability of so-called peace organizations to not only take the word of America’s adversaries at face value, but to act as outright apologists for them. Case in point. Kevin Martin who is the Executive Director of Peace Action titled “Which is The More Responsible Nuclear Nation – Iran, Israel or the United States?” It doesn’t take long to figure out where Martin’s sympathies are:
Iran has no nuclear weapons. None. The International Atomic Energy Agency certifies this through its intrusive on-site inspections within Iran. Also, U.S. and Israeli intelligence agree not only that Iran isn’t developing them, it has not even made a decision it wants to pursue development or acquisition of nuclear weapons. While skeptics in the region and internationally abound, Iran’s leaders have consistently stated they do not want nuclear weapons, that nukes are incompatible with Islam and that its nuclear program is exclusively for energy and medical purposes. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, issued a fatwa or religious edict against nuclear weapons.
The Iranian mullahs should seriously consider hiring Martin to do their PR work. He could become Tehran’s answer to Baghdad Bob.
Indeed, it was only yesterday that IAEA Director General Yukiya Amino declared that Iran was not being forthcoming about its nuclear program. As for the Ayatollah Khamenei’s edict against nuclear weapons, no one can find any evidence of its existence. Martin can believe Iran’s leaders don’t want nuclear weapons all he wants. But when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani brags about the fooling the West concerning Iran’s nuclear program it demonstrates that their declarations of not wanting nuclear weapons should be treated with the utmost skepticism. The same could be said about claims from so-called peace organizations. There is simply too much evidence that Iran is up to no good.