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Who is the Terrorist?
Secretary of State
It has been reported by the media that United States Secretary for Defense, said that he believed that Israel is likely to bomb, what they believe to be Iranian nuclear plants, within the next few months.
Why would he say that?
Will it help the Israelis, to let the Iranians know what they are planning? No.
Is it that he wants to provoke Iran into acting first? No.
Or is it, as I suspect, an attempt to make the Iranians back off from what they are supposedly doing?
In and around the suspected nuclear sites, there are innocent people living and working. These people now have to live in fear that they may soon be casualties in an Israeli bombing mission.
By saying they live in fear, means that they live in terror of a foreign attack.
According to the Merriam-Webster, English dictionary the word terrorism means “the use of terror as a means of coercion.”
So, in fact, what the Secretary is doing is using terrorism. He is trying to frighten the innocent Iranians enough, that they influence the Iranian government’s decisions.
Terrorism does not necessarily mean killing people, only placing people in a state of terror. It is often the case though, that one killing is first done to create fear that there may be another, but is not always the case.
This statement by Secretary Panetta is a clear case of terrorism against the Iranian people.
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We are told that we are winning the war on terror. Is this true? What will define success and is it possible to have two winners?
This is not a hub on whether or not Israel should bomb Iran or not. It is not a hub on whether or not Iran should change their ways.
This is a hub on terrorism and the fact that the Secretary of Defense for the United States used an act of terror against civilians of another sovereign country, whilst at the same time the US is undergoing a war on terror. The war on terror is supposed to stop the use of terror tactics and the US is supposed to be leading this war, not participating in the exact practices that they are supposedly trying to stop.
President Obama should ask for Panetta’s immediate resignation, on the grounds that the United States will not tolerate any act of terrorism, regardless of from whom or where it came from.
That would be the correct and just action of a genuine leader against terrorism.
As well as acting as an example to other countries, it would show the world that the US President is serious in his endeavors. It may also help to restore some of the, recently lacking, trust and respect towards the United States, which could, in turn, assist in any possible diplomatic solution.
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