by Felix Quigley
21 December, 2009
What dominates everything in the world today is the political and economic crisis in the capitalist system. This is a stinking corpse, in terminal decline and nothing shows this better than that there is a real possibility of a new Shoah of the Jews at the hands of the Iranian Fascists.
Some people think that opposition to Ahmadinejad by courageous youth in Iran means a weakening and a lessening of the threat to israel. In fact the very opposite is the casde.
More and more power is concentrated in the hands of the fundamentalists, the revolutionary guard element.
But the real danger to incineration of Jews again comes from the US Imperialists under Obama, the European antisemites and pro Arabists like Zapatero (see the Southern Sahara case), but most of all from the supine leaders in Israel itself
We on 4international say that there must be a huge campaign in Israel and outside, to concentrate on uniting with Netanyahu and forcing Netanyahu to act immediately with the IAF against the Iranian Nuclear bomb making.
This must be made the centre of all activity of Israeli, jewish and pro Israeli groups. There must be marches, demonstrations, calls by every group and it must focus on this very issue.
Essentially all other issues pale into insignificance in comparision to this.
This struggle will mean a war against the Staslinists and revisionist Lefts like Chomsky. The most important thing is the creation of a true trotskyist party on Trotskyist principles.
This latter struggle to build up Trotskyism means to take up a struggle against the sceptics like Ayn reagan and yamit82 on Israpundit, and also on pro US Imperialists like Ted belman on the same site, and on others.
This is the purpose of 4international, to fight for this.
In so far as DEBKAfile has got its information correct, and it seems to be correct given everything we know about Obama and netanyahu, the following report has to be taken most seriously, studied and acted upon.
Please leave ideas and comments at the end.
[Begin Debka report on Iran Bomb here]
US president Barack Obama’s tough talk of sanctions has melted into soft soap for luring Iran into further dialogue. Adopting the reverse tactic, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sounds almost reasonable for a change, even as Tehran pushes its revolutionary goals as pugnaciously as ever.
DEBKAfile‘s Washington sources disclose Saturday, Dec. 19 that official US warnings that Washington’s patience is running out and tough sanctions are imminent are no more than a smokescreen for three major steps embarked on by the Obama administration in the last four days for dragging out sanctions and setting back military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave the US president another six months for diplomacy without the threat of military action when they met at the White House November 9. The first six months’ grace runs out at the end of Dec. 2009. The second ends in mid-2010. Netanyahu was backed up by defense minister Ehud Barak who said Monday, Dec. 14: “There is still time for diplomatic action to stop Iran.”
Using the respite, our sources report that the US president offered three inducements for tempting Tehran to call off its military program:
1. Whereas Tuesday, Dec. 15, Congress approved penalties for firms selling Iran gasoline and the insurance companies underwriting its sale, the following day, the influential senator John Kerry announced through his spokesman Frederic Jones that the Foreign Relations Committee, which he heads, “needs time to consider the bill.”
2. Friday, Dec. 17, Pentagon spokeswoman Tara Rigler announced a six-month delay in deploying the precision-guided, 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator or “bunker buster” bomb (developed specifically for the nuclear facilities Iran and North Korea have sunk deep under ground).
“Funding delays and enhancements to the planned test schedule have pushed the capability availability date to Dec. 2010,” she announced.
Only five months ago, in August, the US Air Force announced that the 15-ton bomb for delivery by B-2 stealth bombers had been funded and would be ready for service in July 2010.
Washington is thus offering Tehran another six months to play with, free of threat of sanctions and safe from the bombardment of its subterranean nuclear facilities.
3. Over the weekend beginning Friday, Dec. 18, Israeli newspaper correspondents briefed by administration officials ran stories denigrating Mossad director Meir Dagan as the only Israeli official hold-out on the need to attack Iran. He is presented as being in the grip of a fixation detrimental to his handling of other key issues. One editorial advised the Israeli government to learn to live with a nuclear-armed Iran.
But the Obama administration’s lures had at least one result: Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking from the Copenhagen climate conference, said:
“Everything is possible, 400 kilos, 800 kilos, it’s nothing,” for enrichment abroad, “but not in a climate where they threaten us. From the outset, delivery of 1,200 kilos of uranium was not a problem for us, but if they believe they can wave a stick to threaten us, those days are over. They have to change their vocabulary to respect and legality.”
While preaching to others about sticks, the Iranian president must have thought the big sticks Tehran waved in the last four days alone were invisible.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, Tehran launched an improved Sejil 2 missile which DEBKAfile‘s military sources confirm is capable of penetrating US and Israeli anti-missile defense shields and defying their interceptors, although US and Israeli sources were at pains to play down its capabilities. Those sources report that Sejil-2 is loaded with electronic chips used as decoys to mislead the electronic systems of the Israeli Arrow 2 and the US Patriot, Aegis and THAAD anti-missile missile systems.
Only last week, furthermore, Tehran signed a new military pact with Syria, roping in the Lebanese Hizballah and Palestinian Hamas as second-strike wielders; Wednesday, the “Iranian Cyber Army” hacked into Twitter and filled its home page with anti-US slogans; for most of December, Iran-backed Yemeni rebels have kept Saudi and government forces on the run and, Friday, Iranian soldiers seized control of an Iraqi oil well in a disputed border region.
All the same, Obama’s beckoning gestures and Ahmadinejad’s smooth response indicate a fresh round of talks will be explored between the 5P+1 bloc (five Security Council permanent members plus Germany) and Iran before sanctions are broached or either the US or Israel resort to military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
This means that Washington’s determined ultimatum to Iran to comply with its international obligations by the end of 2009 has been extended by a whole year – an extra six months granted by Israeli up to June 2010 and another six months which President Obama tagged on himself in order to further delay an Israeli attack on Iran.
By then, it will all be over: Tehran will have attained a nuclear weapon plus the means of delivery.
Saturday, an Iranian military spokesman declared: “Our forces are on our own soil, and based on the known international borders this well belongs to Iran.”
It is not hard to imagine how Tehran will comport itself once it has “the bomb.”
[End Debka report here]
WHAT THE ABOVE SAYS IS CLEAR
“By then, it will all be over: Tehran will have attained a nuclear weapon plus the means of delivery.”
ESSENTIALLY THIS MEANS THAT THE MOBILIZATION MUST TAKE PLACE ON A BROAD FRONT, IN ISRAEL, IN EUROPE, ESPECIALLY IN AMERICA
ISRAEL MUST STRIKE IMMEDIATELY AGAINST THE IRANIAN BOMB MAKING AND ROCKET DELIVERY SYSTEMS
NETANYAHU MUST STOP GABBLING WITH OBAMA. HE OPERATES LIKE A DOOMED XMAS TURKEY
THE FIGHT AGAINST THE STALINIST AND REVISIONIST LEFT MUST BE TAKEN UP
THE TROTSKYIST PARTY MUST BE BUILT TO FORM A UNITED FRONT WITH ALL THOSE JEWS AND NON JEWS WHO WILL FIGHT ON THIS ISSUE
The crisis in the capitalist system is dominating all of the life on the planet, from the extinction of species, to global heating, to these issues of the danger of Shoah facing the Jews.
Millions and millions are being thrown in to crisis. It is necessary to build this Trotskyist leadership and to educate a generation of fighters in the true principles of Trotskyism, which is the language of struggle in our epoch.