Let’s take a look at Israel. This is an illegitimate oppressive regime created by Zionist terrorism on Palestinian land. Israel espouses a religio-fascist ideology of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Palestinians. Successive Israeli leaders from David Ben-Gurion to the self-styled thug Benjamin Netanyahu have been fascist maniacs. Israel openly practises apartheid and discriminatory policies. From its inception, Israel refuses to comply with all United Nations resolutions pertaining to its obligations to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian land and its cruel and inhumane treatment of the Palestinian people. Israel imprisons thousands of innocent Palestinian women, children and young men without charges. Israel imposes a military siege to starve 1.5 million Palestinian civilians imprisoned in the Israeli-controlled Gaza Concentration Camp. Israel uses Palestinian children (often while peacefully playing soccer) as training targets to kill. Israel is a militarised state that has a large arsenal of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. In addition to its occupation of Palestinian land, Israel continues to illegally occupy Syrian and Lebanese lands. Israel routinely attacks other nations, including Lebanon and the Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Israel continues with threats to bomb Iran pre-emptively. Israel plans and materially supports acts of terrorism around the world, including the assassination of Palestinian political activists and Iranian scientists. There is overwhelming evidence of Israel’s foreknowledge and complicity in the 9/11 attacks. Israel has been found to be among the world’s worst violators of human rights. Israel and the U.S. are rightly condemned by the majority of the world’s people as the greatest threats to world’s peace and security today.
“Imagine the situation to be reversed”, writes Noam Chomsky, a long-time observer of Israel-U.S. terrorism in the region. “Iran is carrying out a murderous and destructive low-level war against Israel with great-power participation. Its leaders announce that negotiations are going nowhere … Throughout, Iran enjoys the [unconditional financial, military and diplomatic] support of its superpower patron. Iranian leaders are therefore announcing their intention to bomb Israel, and prominent Iranian military analysts report that the attack may happen before the U.S. elections”, added Chomsky (See Chomsky: Why America and Israel are the greatest threats to peace).
Despite the great danger posed by Israel to world’s peace and security, the mainstream Western media and Western politicians have made the mantra of “Israel’s security is under threat” an obsession. Israel is portrayed and repeated ad nauseam, as a “civilised” nation “defending itself” against “fanaticism”. Even if peace-loving Westerners are murdered by the Israeli army, the victims are blamed for being “reckless” and in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Can you imagine Canada suspending its ties with Israel based on Israel’s “significant threat to global peace and security in the world today”? The answer is, never.
The far-right extremist Government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper or the “Ugly Canadian” is an ardent supporter of Israel’s terror. Not only has Canada endorsed every Israeli act of terrorism, mounting evidence shows that Israeli terrorists (and Mossad agents) used Canadian passports (among others) to commit acts of terrorism around the world, including the assassinations of Palestinian politicians and Iranian scientists. Canada has several military and security agreements with the Israeli fascist regime, including the monitoring of Canadian citizens (Muslims) on behalf of Israel. As a nation pretends to be sovereign, Canada is completely dominated by the U.S. and the pro-Israel Jewish lobby. Canada, like all U.S. vassals, has no foreign policy of its own. Canadian forces are complicit in every major U.S. war of aggression. The Canadian Government is a tool used by the U.S. and Zionists to serve U.S.-Israel Zionist interests. The demonization of Iran, the illegal economic sanctions and the military threats directed at Iran are part of an on-going campaign to soften the public for an all-out war of aggression against Iran.
We all know that, Iran is a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and allows inspections of its nuclear facilities. Iran has called for a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the region. Iran has no nuclear weapon and has no nuclear program to develop one. Iran is complying with all UN resolutions pertaining to its nuclear program. (See my: Targeting Iran). Iran has not threatened to attack other nations. For its peaceful international relations policy, Iran is supported by the overwhelming majority of the world’s people and governments (the real international community). The recent Nonaligned Movement (NAM) meeting in Tehran is a case in point.
Regarding the Canadian decision, the Iranian Government has rightly called the Canadian Government of Stephen Harper “racist” and “hostile” towards Iranians. An Iranian Government statement said: “The closure of the visa section of the Canadian Embassy in Tehran, freezing the bank accounts of Iranian nationals living in Canada, and prohibiting money transfers to Iranian students studying in that country are among the Canadian government’s numerous hostile measures against the Iranian nation and the Iranian community in Canada.”
Canada’s decision to suspend diplomatic ties with Iran is unprovoked hostility towards the people of Iran. It denies the people of Canada the opportunity to have friendly relations with peaceful nations and sacrifices Canada’s national interests for the sake of an outlaw Zionist state.
Ghali Hassan is an independent political analyst living in Australia.