Complementing an Excellent Truthdig Article on The Support of the Iran Deal by Israel’s Security Experts1
August 9, 2015 by Alfred
On August 7, 2015 Truthdig posted an excellent and accurate article titled ” Why Israel’s Security Experts Support the Iran Deal – and Iran’s Hard-Liners Don’t”.
Well, as it turns out as of August 9, 2015 the hardliners seem to have changed their minds or are in the process of doing that.
On August 9, 2015, The Washington Post reported that a close ally of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, namely General Hassan Firouzabadi, who is the chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, decided to announce that he is backing the landmark nuclear deal with world powers, and he enumerated 16 reasons for doing so.
The would-be saboteurs who are desperately attempting to scuttle this agreement, misleadingly repeat the mantra that if the deal is good for Iran it must not be good for us.
This mindset of those who repetitiously use falsehoods of the kind the neocons abusively, hysterically and dishonestly uttered to mislead the U.S. into the war on Iraq which has brought us and the Middle East nothing but calamitous suffering, loss of life, and waste of treasury, not to mention the destruction of infrastructure in Iraq, is mindset which has been totally discredited.
A reader of The Washington Post, namely James W. Burrows, illustrated the speciousness of the dishonest argument that, what is good for Iran is bad for us, in his excellent letter of the editor of the Post, for which he must be commended, and the Washsington Post must be commended, for publishing it.
The article’s title is “Why Not a Win-Win on Iran?”
Keep up the good work on the Iran deal during this critical time of decision-making.