March 2, 2012 · 1 Comments
New York Times
I must take exception to the article by Amos Yadlin (NYT Op-Ed, March 1) on Israel’s Last Chance to Strike Iran. Appearing in your pages without any caveat criticizing such a call for war seems almost as a full endorsement. Mr. Yadlin openly calls for an attack on Iran by either or both the United States and Israel. He seems not to consider that Iran is not an aggressor nation, nor that it probably does not even possess a nuclear weapon. He claims that such an attack would be as easy as the 1981 attack on Iraq’s Osirak. Does he believe that Iran is merely sitting by without protecting itself with the possibility of a counter attack? Mr. Yadlin plays fast and loose, not only with the lives of the Iranian people and its property, but doesn’t seem to have any more consideration for his own Israeli people and property.
I have been hoping that all this war talk is nothing but bluster and bluff, but when the NYT prints such outright war mongering with its full endorsement, I now believe that war is around the corner. It seems the “newspaper of record” has now become the official propaganda arm of the US and Israeli government policy. The Soviet Union’s Pravda newspaper at least pretended to be balanced.