Yossi Schwartz, ISL the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 08.12.2021
Day after day we are bombarded with news about Iran’s developing nuclear weapons and how it is blackmailing the USA to first agree to the removal of its sanctions on Iran before Iran will sign an accord to stop the development of its atomic energy. Day after day we hear the Zionist’s state declarations that it will attack Iran if the negotiations fail. We are told that Iran should be prevented from developing nuclear weapons for the sake of peace on earth.
Trotsky wrote on this pacifism: “The inherited failing of pacifism, however, was the fundamental evil which characterizes bourgeois democracy. Its criticism touches only the surface of social phenomena; it has not the courage to cut deeper into the underlying economic facts. Capitalist realism, however, handles the idea of perpetual peace based on the harmony of reason, perhaps more pitilessly than the idea of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Capitalism, which developed techniques on a rational basis, failed to regulate conditions rationally. It prepared weapons for mutual extermination which would never have occurred to the dreams of the “barbarians “of medieval times.” [i]
Lenin wrote on this subject: “our peace program must explain that the imperialist Powers and the imperialist bourgeoisie cannot grant a democratic peace. Such peace must be sought and fought for, not in the past, not in a reactionary utopia of non-imperialist capitalism, nor in a league of equal nations under capitalism, but in the future, in the socialist revolution of the proletariat. Not a single fundamental democratic demand can be achieved to any considerable extent, or any degree of permanency, in the advanced imperialist states, except by revolutionary battles under the banner of socialism.” [ii]
While Iran has the right to develop nuclear weapons to avoid major imperialist attacks on it as happened to Iraq, it is not clear at all that Iran is developing nuclear energy for nuclear weapons as we wrote in another article. Today no other than the chief of the CIA has confirmed that opinion.
“Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns on Monday said that the U.S. has not seen any evidence that Iran has made a decision to pursue obtaining a nuclear weapon. Addressing the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, Burns said that the CIA “doesn’t see any evidence that Iran’s Supreme Leader has made a decision to move to weaponries. Addressing the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, Burns said that the CIA “doesn’t see any evidence that Iran’s Supreme Leader has made a decision to move to weaponries” [iii]
Yet this mass media controlled by the capitalists hardly mention that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that possess nuclear weapons nor that the USA is the only state that has used atomic bombs, on Japan at the end of WWII.
Today we are informed that Israel was the only country to oppose the United Nations General Assembly call for a Middle East Nuclear Free Zone. The resolution was approved, with a 178-1 vote with two abstentions; the United States and Cameroon. Iran on the other hand supported the resolution. The text of the resolutions states:
“Not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or permit the stationing on their territories, or territories under their control, of nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices. Place all their nuclear activities under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.” It also called for Middle East countries to adhere to the Treaty for the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons” [iv]
Israel built the atomic reactor with France’s help: “…the disclosure in the book by historian Michael Bar-Zohar sheds new light on the depth of France’s involvement in Israel’s nuclear program.Bar-Zohar told Reuters his information came from recently released documents from Israeli and French government archives. The book divulges details of how Peres served as a behind-the-scenes architect of Israel’s military might, securing weapons secretly and buying an atomic reactor from France…Experts believe Israel has used the Dimona reactor it built with French help in the 1960s to produce as many as 200 nuclear warheads.” [v]
Israel has developed a plan called the “Samson option” for using such a weapon of mass death. We find on the site Modern wars institute:
“In any serious strategic calculus, the “Samson Option” refers not just to a last-resort spasm of pure national vengeance, but to a purposeful set of specific operational threats. When examined together with Israel’s still intentionally ambiguous nuclear strategy (a doctrine most commonly referred to as Israel’s “bomb in the basement”), it becomes evident that these carefully fashioned threat postures are designed to enhance Israeli nuclear deterrence” [vi]
Israel has used chemical weapons already in 1948. We find in Haaretz:
“There is a gaping gulf between Assad, his murderous father, and former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, but it is vital to remember that in May 1948, ahead of the declaration of the establishment of the state and the expected invasion of the Arab armies, Ben-Gurion ordered the military industries and intelligence corps to prepare chlorine shells. With a forgiving view, it is one of the items described as dangerous substances for tear-gas devices and dispersing demonstrations; with a firmer view, it is a chemical warfare substance that blows with the wind…. The experts promised Ben-Gurion – but, lacking experience, they did not know for sure – that the “chemicals,” which harm the skin as well as the breathing passages, would cause the enemy temporary blindness and silence him without destroying him. Ben-Gurion expressed amazement in his war diary that half a gram of a certain compound of chlorine gas could “drive people away.” Ernst David Bergman, who would later head the Israel Atomic Energy Commission and Ephraim Katzir, reported to Ben-Gurion some five months later that 700 kilograms had been prepared. One of them said 100 kilos a day would be required, without saying in what scenario. Biological weapons were also prepared. Ben-Gurion, according to his diary, did not object when Yigal Yadin reported to him about a telegram from Gaza that “two Jews had been caught with malaria germs, and orders were given not to drink water.” [vii]
We cannot expect the imperialists to disarm Israel of its weapons for mass destruction only the world socialist revolution will end the wars by the imperialists and their servants!
Down with the imperialist warmongers!
Imperialists hands of Iran!
[i] Leon Trotsky: Pacifism as The Servant of Imperialism https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1917/xx/pacifism.htm
[ii] V. I. Lenin: The Peace Programme https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/mar/25.htm [iii] https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-cia-chief-no-evidence-iran-has-made-decision-to-weaponize-nuclear-program-1.10447274