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A Paradigm Shift: America as Proxy

A Paradigm Shift: America as ProxyWhile Iran's prime objective is to discourage an American military assault against it, Israel seeks regional hegemony, where it is left only with "moderate" neighbours. According to this vision, conceived and promoted publicly by Israeli leaders and their friends in Washington and emphasised to the point of boring repetition by every relevant US official at every possible opportunity, the Iranian "threat" must be eradicated at any cost. Israel's fears of Iran are not nuclear in essence. What worries Israel is that Iran is militarily strong, politically cohesive and economically viable, enough to allow Iran opportunity to challenge Israel at every turn. The Israelis, as their country's history illustrates, simply despise such contenders. Israel's attempt to demolish Gamal Abdel Nasser's national regime in 1956, only eight years after the establishment of the Israeli state, is a poignant example.

Iraq Parliament Won't Bow to Terrorism | World Latest | Guardian Unlimited

Iraq Parliament Won't Bow to Terrorism | World Latest | Guardian Unlimited


Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's parliament met in an extraordinary session of ``defiance'' Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, and declared it would not bow to terrorism. A bouquet of red roses and a white lily sat in the place of Mohammed Awad, the lawmaker killed in the parliament dining hall suicide bombing claimed by al-Qaida.
Defiant? Defiant against who? Defiant against the rapist Americans who killed a million of their people? Defiant against the destroyer of Iraqi infrastructure? Defiant against the evil America who made two million refugees to live in other countries unwanted? Defiant against coward troops who break in, in the middle of dead night terrorizing their people? Defiant against American war planes and their 500 pounds load which crushed thousands of famil…