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From Daily News Group readersPeninsula readers' letters: April 22
From Daily News Group readers
Posted: 04/21/2009 10:42:42 PM PDT
Dear Editor: Well, the Iranians aren't very disposed to kowtow to U.S. might, because they did that for nearly 25 years — a fact many Americans either don't know or conveniently forget. The U.S. overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran back in the 1950s — so much for democracy — and arranged for the Shah to take over, and he did for nearly 25 years. The Iranians didn't care much for the Shah, who was a U.S. puppet, and they certainly don't care much for the U.S. puppeteer.So the Iranians aren't likely to back down on their demands for what they say is a peaceful nuclear program, nor is the U.S. likely to believe them if they do, barring a miracle in either case. The Iranians are determined that they will get nuclear power, and will eventually craft a bomb. It's not just the U.S. government, or parts of it, that's opposed to Iran meddling with nuclear power. Israel is very opposed to it too, since it has the monopoly on nuclear weapons and military might in the Mideast, and wants to keep it that way. And there's a rabidly Zionist bunch of Christians in the U.S. who are also adamantly opposed to Iran getting the bomb, in case it might attack Israel. They're afraid Israel's destruction would hinder or frustrate the Lord's return — as if the Lord needed their help to fulfill his prophecies.So here you see the U.S., which has 10,000 nuclear weapons of various types and has been engaged in constant wars, and Israel, which has at least 200 nuclear weapons and has repeatedly fought its neighbors, calling Iran, with no nuclear weapons, a threat to world peace and a menace to civilization.
Ted Rudow III,MA