Contrary to the groupthink so pervasive in the military-industrial complex, there is absolutely zero evidence that Iran is building a nuclear bomb. Even top intelligence officials conceded in their National Intelligence Estimates (N.I.E.’s) that such claims were false and unsubstantiated. Unforunately,the lies and propaganda of the military-industrial complex are spreading, much like in the run up to the war in Iraq.
While Saudi Arabia and Iran have been foes ever since the Iranian Revolution, comments from Prince Turki al-Faisal are raising tensions between the regional powerhouses. Buying into the Iran-has-a-bomb line, Faisal said, “We [Saudi Arabia] cannot live in a situation where Iran has nuclear weapons and we don’t. It’s as simple as that. If Iran develops a nuclear weapon, that will be unacceptable to us and we will have to follow suit.”
Curiously enough, some argue that Iran attaining a nuclear bomb would set off an arms race in the Middle East and thus must be stopped from doing so. Such ill informed comments from Prince Faisal only help bolster many of the warmongers’ claims. After all, it is far too apparent that the security interests of any nation are now the concerns of the United States.
Faisal did have two important and noble points, however: the Middle East should be a nuclear weapons free zone (including Israel), and that a military strike against Iran by the United States or Israel would be self-defeating.