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Official US policy: Nuke Iran because "nuclear program" might "wipe Israel off map"

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The policy describing US military use of nuclear weapons is the 2005 Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations Its preface states:

"The guidance in this publication is authoritative; as such, this doctrine will be followed except when, in the judgment of the commander, exceptional circumstances dictate otherwise. If conflicts arise between the contents of this publication and the contents of Service publications, this publication will take precedence unless the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, normally in coordination with the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has provided more current and specific guidance."

The chapter on Theater Nuclear Operations begins with a foreboding quote:

“Who suspected Pearl Harbor would occur? Who suspected that Hitler would really be as dreadful as he turned out to be? You know, the worst possible case is generally worse than the imagination can imagine.”
In “Preparation”:
Military forces must prepare to counter weapons and capabilities that exist or will exist in the near term even if no immediate likely scenarios for war are at hand. To maximize deterrence of WMD use, it is essential US forces prepare to use nuclear weapons effectively and that US forces are determined to employ nuclear weapons if necessary to prevent or retaliate against WMD use…
And “Theater Nuclear Weapons Use” lists its first example for use as: “An adversary using or intending to use WMD against US, multinational, or alliance forces or civilian populations.”
“Theater Nuclear Weapons Use” has it’s third example as: “Attacks on adversary installations including WMD, deep, hardened bunkers containing chemical or biological weapons or the C2 infrastructure required for the adversary to execute a WMD attack against the United States or its friends and allies.”
Regarding this development of US nuclear weapon policy use, the Washington Post reported:
Early last summer, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld approved a top secret "Interim Global Strike Alert Order" directing the military to assume and maintain readiness to attack hostile countries that are developing weapons of mass destruction, specifically Iran and North Korea.
Two months later, Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of the 8th Air Force, told a reporter that his fleet of B-2 and B-52 bombers had changed its way of operating so that it could be ready to carry out such missions. "We're now at the point where we are essentially on alert," Carlson said in an interview with the Shreveport (La.) Times. "We have the capacity to plan and execute global strikes." Carlson said his forces were the U.S. Strategic Command's "focal point for global strike" and could execute an attack "in half a day or less."
In the secret world of military planning, global strike has become the term of art to describe a specific preemptive attack.
So let’s summarize this data succinctly: official and authoritative US policy for the use of nuclear weapons has first-strike plans to nuke targets “intending to use WMD” against a US ally.
Let’s review the US rhetoric concerning Iran. US political “leaders” state Iran threatens to “wipe Israel off the map” and they have a “nuclear program.” In other words, Iran intends to develop a nuclear weapon and use it on Israel.
Therefore, per US policy, Iran is a target for a US nuclear first-strike pre-emptive attack to destroy their intended use of WMD against a US ally.
The US is terrorizing Iran with threat of an unannounced nuclear attack. Or is it announced? 
"This is a signal that patience is running out. We can't continue talks for talks' sake. We can't have round after round of fruitless negotiations, circular negotiations that don't get us where we want to get." - Glyn Davies, US envoy to IAEA.
"Our patience and that of the international community is limited, and time is running out. If Iran refuses to meet its obligations, then it will be responsible for its own growing isolation and the consequences." - Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary.
“The clock is ticking…the picture is not a good one.” – James Jones, US National Security Advisor.
Wipe Israel off the map”? Let’s be clear this is contrived propaganda that is nothing at all what President Ahmadinejad said. Click here to read in detail the actual translation, compare with “wipe Israel off the map” or “threatens Israel’s existence” and conclude the obvious: US political leaders are lying to set the stage for war with Iran, just as they did for war with Iraq. What did Mr. Ahmadinejad say?
In his speech, Ahmadinejad said people once thought it was impossible to remove the Shah as Iran’s dictator, but it was done. He then said that people thought the Soviet government and Saddam’s government would never fall. He then quoted Ayatollah Khomeini’s words from speeches he gave encouraging Iran’s persistence to oppose the Shah’s government that translate awkwardly into English as, “erase from the page of time.” Unless Khomeini and Ahmadinejad were advocating for the destruction of their own country, the speech’s meaning is to encourage the Iranian people to persist for change in Israel’s government.
If you have friends and/or professionals fluent in Farsi, they can confirm this information for you.
Nuclear program”? Iran is signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty for the legal development of nuclear energy. Threat of war includes rhetoric of Iran “not meeting their legal obligations.” This is a lie of omission. For full discussion, click here and here. The briefest summary: all 16 US intelligence agencies and the international body responsible for inspecting Iran’s facilities agree that Iran is only producing nuclear energy and not weapons. There is no evidence of nuclear weapons development. Again, for complete explanation and documentation, click on the links.
Historical context: These current lies to justify the terrorism of a first-strike nuclear attack is in the context of vicious US history with Iran. The US overthrew Iran’s democracy with CIA Operation Ajax in 1953, and installed a US-friendly dictator who ruled for 26 years until 1979. When Iran exerted their democracy, the US gave sanction for the dictator who murdered thousands of Iranians fighting for their freedom and refused extradition. In 1980, the US supported Saddam in an unlawful War of Aggression invasion of Iran. The US supplied military intelligence, loans, approved sales of components for chemical weapons, destroyed Iranian oil platforms, and shot down an Iranian passenger plane in Iranian airspace. The war lasted until 1988 and killed at least 200,000 Iranians defending their nation from US-backed invasion.
A real threat to justify another war with Iran is a false flag attack, where the US attacks one of our own targets, plants evidence, and blames Iran. 
For helpful comparison, imagine how Americans would react if China acted toward us as we act toward Iran. 
And please keep in mind that all the reasons given to attack Iraq are now known to have been false at the time they were told to the American people. 
And also know that wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and a new one in Iran are absolutely illegal under US and international law. For a full explanation and one of the most valuable investments of your time to understand, click here. The briefest explanation is unless a nation can justify its military use as self-defense from armed attack from a nation’s government that is "instant, overwhelming, and leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation," all other acts of war are unlawful. The legal definition of “self-defense” ends when the attackterminates. In general legal definition, no party is allowed use of force under the justification of “self-defense” if the law can be applied for redress and remedy.  
I have four videos:
  • One minute of presidential candidates repeating the lie of “wipe Israel off the map.”
  • Three minutes of media saying the same.
  • Four minutes of media manipulation of Mr. Ahmadinejad calling for democracy in Palestine being twisted as a threat to Israel
  • PuppetGov with a 7-minute video titled, “False flags, Lies, and Nuclear Bombs.” 
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  • Rampaging Manatee 4 years ago

    NORTON A. SCHWARTZ Lieutenant General, USAF Director, Joint Staff

    This man is woefully ignorant of history and current events. Pearl Harbor wasn't a surprise and Ahmadinejad didn't threaten to wipe Israel... I guess ignorance (or readiness to flat out lie) is the pre-requisite to rise to such a lofty professional military or political office. Let's see what else we can find on Mr. Schwartz ... (brb) A pilot who trained in Tex, Ala, and Ark. Sound familiar? Rose to General in the waning months of the never-elected Bush reign. Thanks again, W. And of course, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. How American. Just like apple freakin pie. He'll probably be in the running for President of the NAU. ^#$%$^@!

  • skyle 4 years ago

    "There is no evidence of nuclear weapons development."

    Interesting that the comment I left last week - pointing out that this statement is false, that the IAEA had questioned why Iran had been testing a two-point nuclear implosion device, which has no possible use except for a bomb - has been removed.

    Now today we have the report that they have been researching nuclear bomb triggers.

    Until you see a mushroom cloud, you and your fellow nuclear-Iran-deniers will keep your head in the sand.

  • Carl Herman (LA County Nonpartisan Examiner) 4 years ago

    Skyle: With all respect for your misguided patriotism, you are being such the tool for evil, war, and unlawful destruction of our laws. “There is evidence” is a “secret” report, skyle. Does that sound familiar to the lies that preceded unlawful war with Iraq and the other lies of “wiping Israel off the map” and NPT lies? And no, skyle, you are so wrong: IAEA in their reports and comments state they have no evidence of nuclear weapons development. Look at my documentation to verify.

    You deny US unlawful wars, mass murder of millions now, and now are you getting all excited for more war with Iran? Your head is in the sand, with respect to US Wars of Aggression that should be refused and stopped by everyone in military, government and law enforcement.

    Do you like our current unlawful wars, skyle? Are you advocating for war with Iran, skyle? Take a stand and speak-up on this. Either support lawful acts, or declare your support of dictator-lead wars based on secret evidence. Well?

  • Brandon Lindman 4 years ago

    If you're suggesting Iran is not threatening Israel on purpose, that they are simply misunderstood, you're gonna have a pretty tough time selling that one.

    Whatever wording you use, whatever international "law" you cite, nuclear weapons are in play because of Iran's behavior. The more you defend Iran's actions, the more you increase the chance of nuclear war.

  • Carl Herman (LA County Nonpartisan Examiner) 4 years ago

    I don’t “suggest;” I point to independently verifiable facts. What is the threat you mention? It’s your burden of proof, pal.

    I show Ahmadinejad never threatened to “wipe Israel off the map,” that IAEA has found no diversion of nuclear material for weapons. What have you got when you accuse a nation of threatening another?

    Nor do I “sell;” the facts speak for themselves, Brandon. The only nuclear weapons in play are those from Israel and the US unlawfully and heinously threatening treaty-compliant Iran. You live in an Orwellian illusion, man. The more I defend what anyone can verify as facts, the worse it gets???

    This is the end of another year, brother. Reflect on what you want to carry forward and where you wish to improve in mind, spirit, and body. Now, you defend naked and vicious aggression. Choose carefully your future; you may have to live in it.

  • airmanfoote 4 years ago

    If its not too late; I can tell you Iran is not a threat, physically. In 2007 I was stationed in Kuwait with 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment, and during my stay, the prison Camp Bucca in southern Iraq was attacked and we did the med-evac. Not a single American was injured or killed, all EPOWs. We were briefed that Iraqi terrorists on the outside heard that thte terrorists inside the prison didnt want to be terrorists anymore, so they attacked the prison. At the time, and had stories posted confirming our de-brief. If you search for these stories today, they conviently accuse Iranians as the ones that attacked the prison. Lies my brothers, lies. Truthfully, Iraqi civilians attacked the prison to break out the Iraqi civilians being held as "terrorists".

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    Carl Herman 2 years ago

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  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Lets see, Isreal has NUKES but is afraid of a Country which does not. It would seem there are NO worldly weapons which make Isreal feel secure. So what are the purpose of having NUKES if not as a deterrent to attack?
    It must be terrible to have all those nuclear weapons and still be as afraid as Bibi!