Never Mind the Facts, Let’s Have a War…

by Finian Cunningham
First Published: Dec. 23, 2009 – Gulf Daily News 

A missile test-fired by Iran last week was reported on the BBC World Service as being “capable of striking Israel”.

The choice of words was not unusual. On previous occasions when Iran has test-fired a long-range rocket, the BBC and other western news media dutifully inform us that the said device is “capable of striking Israel”. The well-worn phrase is so reliably heard in these news bulletins that its use betrays a coded script. The not-too subliminal implications are that Iran is: a) a hostile state; b) doing something illegal in test-firing a long-range missile; and c) gearing up to deliver on its alleged threat to wipe out the state of Israel.

Within hours of these reports last week, the US government weighed in with the pious accusation that the test-firing “undermines Iran’s claims of peaceful intentions”.

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DOCUMENTARY – Israel’s Secret Weapon (2003)

By Olenka Frenkiel
60 Mins.

This film is the story of the bomb, Vanunu and Israel’s wall of silence.

Which country in the Middle East has undeclared Nuclear weapons? Which country in the Middle East has undeclared biological and chemical capabilities? Which country in the Middle East has no outside inspections? Which country jailed its nuclear whistleblower for 18 years? (Source)

The United States and Britain are preparing to wage war on Iraq, for its undisclosed weapons of mass destruction, but Israel’s nuclear, biological and chemical capabilities have yet remained un-inspected. Meanwhile Mordechai Vanunu has been imprisoned for 16 years for exposing Israel’s secret nuclear bomb factory to the world back in the 1980’s and is seen as a traitor in his own country. This film is the story of the nuclear-bomb, Vanunu and Israel’s wall of silence (Source)

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