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By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 17 August 2012


Another Anti-Iranian Hate Group


by Stephen Lendman


America has no shortage. Belligerent groups infest the country. United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is one of many. Its leaders represent extremist neocon interests. By any definition they’re rogues.


Mark Wallace serves as CEO. He held several Bush administration positions, including UN envoy.


Kristen Silverberg is president. She was Bush's EU ambassador.


Dennis Ross was Middle East envoy in both Clinton and Bush administrations. He's now "counselor" for the pro-Israeli Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP).


James Woolsey is former CIA director.


Gary Samore served in Clinton and Bush's National Security Council.


Meir Dagan was Ariel Sharon's Mossad head.


August Hanning is former German Federal Interior Ministry state secretary.


Francis Townsend was Bush's assistant for Homeland Security.


Richard Dearlove is former British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) head.


Twenty other advisory board members have similar extremist credentials.


UANI calls itself an advocacy group against Iranian "ambition(s) to obtain nuclear weapons." Wallace, Woolsey, Ross, and the late Richard Holbrooke founded the group in 2008.


It's partnered with Britain's Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD). "The UANI-ISD Initiative….is an unprecedented transatlantic partnership dedicated to combatting the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran."


At issue isn't an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program. UANI/ISD want Iran's independent government replaced by one Washington partnered with Britain and Israel control. 


They claim nonexistent threats. They falsely accuse Iran of sponsoring state terrorism. They spread malicious canards. They want harsh measures implemented against its government. They want conflicts resolved by initiating them.


Its mission statement reflects a litany of lies and anti-Iranian sentiment. It says:


"The prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran should concern every American and be unacceptable to the community of nations. Since 1979 the Iranian regime, most recently under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's leadership, has demonstrated increasingly threatening behavior and rhetoric toward the US and the West." 


"Iran continues to defy the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations in their attempts to monitor its nuclear activities." 


"A number of Arab states have warned that Iran's development of nuclear weapons poses a threat to Middle East stability and could provoke a regional nuclear arms race. In short, the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran is a danger to world peace."


No nations threaten world peace and humanity more than America, Britain and Israel. Iran supports peace. It spurns nuclear weapons. It urges a nuclear free Middle East. 


Claiming otherwise reveals UANI's dark agenda. It wants the Islamic Republic destroyed and returned to despotic rule. It wants Washington controlling its policies. It's also about plundering its resources and exploiting its people. 


Besides ISD, it's partnered with other like-minded groups. They include Stop the Bomb, Christian Leaders for a Nuclear-Free Iran, American Iranian Democracy Initiative, Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, Iran Task Force, Iran Watch, Iran Press News, US Alliance for Democratic Iran, Progressive American-Iranian Committee, among others.


"What is so bad about a nuclear Iran," UANI asked? The prospect, it says, "is a threat of the highest magnitude. Iran is led by radical Islamic clerics with a history of hostile behavior including a willingness to wage war and to battle the United States and its allies."


If nuclear armed, claims UANI, Iran will "project its power throughout the region, threaten key US allies" and American forces, "and share the technology or weapons with terrorist groups that target the United States."


UANI also claims Tehran has "enough fuel to potentially to make as many as 100 bombs." 


IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano serves imperial interests. He's a Washington handpicked stooge. He claims "Iran has not provided the necessary cooperation to permit the IAEA to confirm that all nuclear material in Iran is for peaceful purposes."


Former congressman Tom Lantos and other US neocons claim no one believes Iran's program is peaceful.


No evidence proves it's not because there is none. No credible reports suggest any of the above accusations. They're spurious and malicious with intent to destroy Iranian freedom. 


It's longstanding US policy. It reflects Washington's quest for unchallenged world dominance and control of vital resources everywhere.


UANI and like-minded groups foster hate, deplore human rights and other democratic values, spurn international law, support belligerence, and threaten world peace. They endorse controlling nations by destroying them.


What can others do "to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon," UANI asks? 


They can expose and denounce Washington's dark agenda. They can urge people to condemn UANI and like-minded groups. They can support right over wrong and world peace. They can do plenty by just trying.


A Final Comment


On August 14, UANI's Wallace and Silverberg with uber-hawk John Bolton's (called WS&B below) Wall Street Journal op-ed headlined "Iran doesn't belong in the UN or IMF," saying:


Iran's "nuclear crisis has dragged on for some 20 years….Many believe only military force" will stop it.


So far the "international community" hasn't ostracized Tehran from world bodies like the UN and IMF. "This needs to change."


WS&B rattled off the usual canards and add more for good measure. They're wearing thin but repeat. Iran violates UN Charter principles, they say.


Yet the world body "embrace(s) Iranian leaders." In 2010, Iran was unanimously selected for the UN Commission on the Status of Women. At the same time, Israel alone was condemned.


Iran also has a UN Arms Trade Treaty leadership role "despite (bogus claims about) arming state sponsors of terror and terrorist groups."


"Iran's continued participation in the UN and the IMF affords it international legitimacy and platforms to advance its agenda." Doing so "undermines important Western foreign-policy interests."


"It is time for individual countries to prohibit international institutions from ignoring their own principles."


They're letting "Iran's diplomatic and financial efforts advance its pursuit of nuclear weapons and destabilizing activities in the Middle East."


WS&B represent imperial Washington's interests. Policy involves ravaging nations to control them. Permanent war, mass killing and destruction continue. No end of human misery looks imminent.


Iran and other independent nations oppose policies no one should tolerate. Maybe one day many others will join them. Maybe influential hate groups like UANI won't exist. Saving humanity depends on it.


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Ever since Humanity lost social control over its civil society, to Patriarchal, parasitical ruling classes and their deformed, totalitarian/proto fascist mercenaries, shock troops in class hierarchies, Human nature has been deformed itself by class systems which operate on inverted totalitarianism, inverted social power, class exclusion, the essence of class nationalism, religious or secular, operating through proto totalitarian, class degenerating cycles reproducing enslavement and permanent wars to serve the dark forces of ruling classes:

Let's Help #WikiLeaks Liberate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiating Text


"On September 6, negotiators will go to Leesburg, Virginia, for the latest round of secretive talks on the "Trans-Pacific Partnership" agreement. This proposed agreement threatens access to essential medicines in developing countries, threatens environmental regulations, and threatens internet freedom. Even Members of Congress and their staff have been blocked from seeing the draft text, while corporate representatives have been allowed to see it....

If WikiLeaks publishes the TPP negotiating text, it will show that WikiLeaks is still relevant to citizen demands for government transparency, that publishing U.S. diplomatic cables wasn't the end of WikiLeaks' contribution to public knowledge of government misdeeds. And it will show that the WikiLeaks campaign for government transparency isn't just about issues related to war, but extends to every area where secretive government action threatens the public interest.

This week, Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the threat of political persecution by the United States - as thousands of Americans had urged Ecuador to do. But the UK authorities have refused to grant Assange safe passage to Ecuador, and he remains trapped in Ecuador's embassy. Meanwhile, the corporate financial blockade of WikiLeaks has starved WikiLeaks of resources, while the legal fight to protect Assange from the threat of extradition to the United States has drained resources.

Protecting Julian Assange's civil liberties is crucial, because it's a test case for all future whistleblowers. But it's also crucial to protect and sustain WikiLeaks, for exactly the same reason: the U.S. government and its allies are trying to set a precedent of successful intimidation, to deter future whistleblowers. We cannot allow this precedent to stand..."


The ancient Greeks knew that civil society was class deformed operating on crippled, degenerating class cycles that would end in class tyranny and Empire policies.  The Social Matriarchy lost its social power, egalitarian power, social control over wealth and labor, hence the downfall not only of women into property/class enslavement but the whole of Humanity.  All Social theory and Social theorists have tried to reclaim the "utopia" of social control from the dark forces of Proto, parasitic, totalitarians which exclude through class hierarchies, deformed, fascist professional, social power, through class patriotism, class nationalism.   The Social Enlightenment and its revolutionary liberals, social theorists, came up with a means to reclaim social control from class systems, to negate their proto totalitarian, today's proto fascist power, by re establishing, inverting the inverted Patriarchal class mechanism, right side up, through global, social, critical forces, the establishment of independent, indivisible, middle classes, as the social agency that would end class patriotism, religious or secular, back into a social historical mechanism, promoting Social Patriotism, and an end to class history itself.

Our long term slavery to class systems and its wars, Empires has been ongoing for milleniums, re established with the failure of the Social Enlightenment to end class hierarchies, for international social middle classes, once the French revolution deteriorated into the class system of Capitalism, and Napoleon, as its first class tyrant,  or second, if you include the earlier, failed English revolution, its Puritans and Cromwell, who hardly were puritan, or utopian in their approach to social power, but combined Feudalism with Capitalism, into a sort of bastardized form of class system.  Our slavery to Capitalism and its wars extended the class system and its exclusionary, duplicitous, hypocritical class process for 3 more centuries and now it seems our CLASS HISTORY, and its Patriarchal class mechanism, has produced EVEN MORE DANGEROUS class degenerating cycles, proto fascist cycle from the crippled class republics into a second Axis of Western Fascism.   The corruption, degeneration of the former, Weimar Republic, has become Weimar Amerika, starting with the re establishment of the proto fascist process, after the Post World War II.    Late Capitalism, and its Fascism has produced an Amerika, Israel and Nato Fascist axis, replacing  the Franco, Hitler, Mussolini, class empires including Japan and  the same failed class states, failed class history, especially Fascist Israel.   They are  ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH CLASSHISTORY, ITSELF, where social majorities are at war with their own totalitarian, class politicians,  proto fascist governments, who are all promoting Fascism and War, that will lead to Nuclear Holocaust:


Is Washington Deaf As Well as Criminal?

Stumbling Towards Nuclear War?





"The morons who rule the American sheeple are not only dumb and blind, they are deaf as well. The ears of the american “superpower” only work when the Israeli prime minister, the crazed Netanyahu, speaks. Then Washington hears everything and rushes to comply.

Israel is a tiny insignificant state, created by the careless British and the stupid americans. It has no power except what its american protector provides. Yet, despite Israel’s insignificance, it rules Washington.

When a resolution introduced by the Israel Lobby is delivered to Congress, it passes unanimously. If Israel wants war, Israel gets its wish. When Israel commits war crimes against Palestinians and Lebanon and is damned by the hundred plus UN resolutions passed against Israel’s criminal actions, the US bails Israel out of trouble with its veto.

The power that tiny Israel exercises over the “worlds’s only superpower” is unique in history. Tens of millions of “christians” bow down to this power, reinforcing it, moved by the exhortations of their “christian” ministers.

Netanyahu lusts for war against Iran. He strikes out against all who oppose his war lust. Recently, he called Israel’s top generals “pussies” for warning against a war with Iran. He regards former Israeli prime ministers and former heads of the Israeli intelligence service as traitors for opposing his determination to attack Iran. He has denounced america’s servile president Obama and america’s top military leader for being “soft on Iran.” The latest poll in Israel shows that a solid majority of the Israelis are opposed to an Israeli attack on Iran. But Netanyahu is uninterested in the opinion of Israeli citizens. He has Washington watching his back, so he is war mad. It is a mystery why Israelis put Netanyahu in public office instead of in an insane asylum.

Netanyahu is not alone. He has the american neoconservatives in his corner. The american neoconservatives are as crazed as Netanyahu. They believe in nuclear war and are itching to nuke some Muslim country and then get on to nuking Russia and China. It is amazing that no more than two or three dozen people have the fate of the entire world in their hands.

The Democratic Party is helpless before them.

The Republican Party is their vehicle.

The Russians, watching Netanyahu push Washington toward dangerous confrontations keep raising their voices about the danger of nuclear war.

On May 17 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned the West against launching “hasty wars,” which could result “although I do not want to scare anyone” in “the use of a nuclear weapon.”

On November 30 of last year the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia warned of nuclear war with NATO. General Nikolai Makarov said that NATO’s eastward expansion meant that the risk of Russia coming into conflict with NATO had “risen sharply.” General Makarov said, “I do not rule out local and regional armed conflicts developing into a large-scale war, including using nuclear weapons.”

Here is Russian president Medvedev (currently the prime minister) describing the steps toward nuclear war that Russia has taken pushed by the crazed warmongers in Washington wallowing in their insane hubris:

With regard to the american missile bases on Russia’s borders, “I have made the following decisions. First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert. Second, protective cover of Russia’s strategic nuclear weapons will be reinforced as a priority measure under the program to develop our air and space defenses. Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads. Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems. These measures will be adequate, effective, and low-cost. Fifth, if the above measures prove insufficient, the Russian Federation will deploy modern offensive weapon systems in the west and south of the country, ensuring our ability to take out any part of the US missile defense system in Europe. One step in this process will be to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad Region. Other measures to counter the European missile defense system will be drawn up and implemented as necessary. Furthermore, if the situation continues to develop not to Russia’s favor, we reserve the right to discontinue further disarmament and arms control measures.”

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said, as politely as possible, that the US seeks to enslave the world, that the US seeks vassals, not allies, that the US seeks to rule the world and that the US is a parasite on the world economy. It would be difficult for an informed person to take exception with Putin’s statements...."


These proto fascist, class elites are inherent in all Late Capitalist class systems through endless class/empire compromises, false centrist arguments, always center right, class arguments and show up throughout the Western World in their class parties, class ideologies, whether it is the democratic or republican party or the Fascist Zionists parties in Israel, or the Fascist Neocons in Western class hierarchies, including fascist NATO.    These NAZIS, FASCISTS, CORPORATE-TOTALITARIANS, ROUTINELY LIE, PROPAGANDIZE, PROMOTE WAR AND FASCISM AND MUST BE SMASHED LIKE THE PREVIOUS GERMAN NAZIS, through a global revolt against all class politicians, all class parties, for social agendas, social parties that take social power back for civil society, liberating Humanity from MILLENIUMS OF SLAVERY AND WAR.   TAKE DOWN THESE FASCISTS, EXPOSE THEM AS FASCIST SCUM, WARMONGERS, CRIMINALS, AND COMPARE THEM TO THE FIRST AXIS OF FASCISM UNDER HITLER.    AS PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS HAS SAID HIMSELF, LIFT THE VEIL OF FAKE DEMOCRACY , AND YOU WILL SEE THE GESTAPO, FASCIST HAND BEHIND IT, TODAY THE EQUIVALENT OF A GLOBAL FASCIST MATRIX, where the British Gestapo, serve Amerikan fascist Presidents, of equal opportunity, the Fascist Obama, fascist democrats, fascist Congress, and fascist Zionists......both Christian NEOCONS and Fascist Jews, clearly DANGEROUS THUGS.

You Live In a Fascist State


"They are all war mongering bastards that are brainwashed into wanting world domination. There will be more wars and more conquests until we are faced with a China and a Russia that will not stand for it. It's bad enough that they devote 53% of the discretionary budget to the military industrial complex in other terms "The War Machine". Is this a nation that you want to live in?


When Obama talks about job growth, what kind of jobs is he talking about? IT jobs, Engineering jobs, or jobs that MBA's can get? Is he talking about construction jobs, pipefitter jobs, plumber's jobs, mechanics jobs or regular day worker jobs?  I'm asking for a reason. The middle-class holds all the jobs I'm talking about. Where are jobs for the middle class? Let me ply you with some statistics you may not feel comfortable about....

<?xml:namespace prefix = o />The Constitution said that they should provide for the General Welfare. Apparently that is yesterday's news. We live in a state of permanent war. We live in a country that is bent on conquering the World.

This is borne out by the last fifteen years of our history. Wake up and smell the coffee. Be happy in your fascist state. I think I'm moving. At 61 I think it's time to clear out. I don't want to be part of this any longer...."





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