Open Letter to Senator Feinstein
Dear Senator Feinstein,
not responding to the following points which I will once more reiterate as
concisely as I can.
Iran is a member of the Non Proliferation Treaty.
According to the terms of the NPT, members have the right to enrich uranium up
to a certain level for use in generating electrical power. This is Iran's goal
not nuclear weapons. Iran does not have enough electricity.
By what right does the United States dictate who
can have nuclear energy and who cannot?
Iran submitted voluntarily to a protocol uniquely
imposed on Iran out of all the NPT signatories which allowed UN inspectors snap
inspections anytime anywhere for three years and they found no evidence of a
nuclear weapons program. How can Iran prove that they are not planning to build
nuclear weapons? How does one prove something that doesn't exist? This is
a trap that Mr. Bush has sprung on Iran and bullied the UN into complying with
it. Mr. Bush is not interested in peace.
And by the way, Bush's saber rattling also benefits
Ahmadinejad who is also very unpopular in the polls and needs the threat of
attack to keep Iranians united behind him in fear. Create an emergency to stay
in power, even go to war. Politicians all through history have done this. And
then once troops are committed, "don't endanger our troops by questioning my
Bush used the same strategy in Iraq of
purposely blocking every alternative but war. Three heads of the
UNSCOM inspectors resigned in a row in protest not because Saddam would not
cooperate but because the Americans wouldn't cooperate. Peace by negotiation was
never Bush's goal in Iraq. Mark my words Ms. Rice's idea of negotiations
with Iran will be:"This is what we want, period, end of story, now comply." Why
else has Bush sent 3 aircraft carriers to the gulf with no explanation to
Congress or the voters?
Israel, India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and
are not members of the NPT and I am sure their neighbors do not feel safe and
secure living in this knowledge so why isn't anyone sanctioning
The President is demonizing Iran with propoganda
because his agenda is to regain control of the Middle East, Iranian oil and a
new puppet to replace the Shah. The President is blaming Iran's support of
insurgents in Iraq for his failure there. I would remind you that the USA
invaded Iraq and it was not in self defense. Iraq did not have WMD nor does Iran
have nuclear weapons or a nuclear weapons program...how many times are the
American people and their representatives in Congress going to fall for this
Iran has long cultural and religious affinities
with Iraq despite the propoganda and the 8 year war which Saddam was encouraged
by the USA to engage in. Iran is purportedly lending billions of dollars to Iraq
to help them rebuild the infrastructure that Mr. Bush bombed away...is this
When Mr. Bush says a nuclear Iran is unacceptable
he is parroting the Likud. I would remind Israel that there are a million Jews
in Iran and that their ancestors were invited to Iran after Cyrus the Great
liberated them from captivity in Babylon.
I feel that the AEI (American Enterprise Institute)
has far too great an influence over the Bush administration and more so than
Congress and other government agencies like the DOD and the State Dept and even
the CIA and it was upon the advise of the AEI that he invaded Iraq and they
are influencing his war plans on Iran. This is not right and it
needs to be addressed by the Senate.
Lastly I want to state that the war on
terrorism will be won when US foreign policy actually benefits the majority of
the citizens of other countries rather than supporting an elite who give the US
unlimited access to their resources. When we actually use our power and
resources to help other people they love us. Look at the Marshall Plan and look
at Point 4, the mini Marshall Plan that Truman instituted for Iran. That is when
the love part of our love hate relationship was born... and putting the Shah
back in and ousting Mossadegh was when the hate part began. It is just this
simple; people are not stupid. They know when someone is acting in their
interests or only in their own.
Brian H Appleton
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