My comments to Iran’s PressTV in the morning of July 14, before the nuclear deal with Iran was announced. This is a taped interview with a summary text: “This is a triumph for talks, for diplomacy, for dialogue instead of warfare and it is an important movement for the world not only for Iran or for the Middle East, or for Europe, it is for the whole world, because a war with Iran would be a terrible thing for the people, for the Middle East, for the world,” Jan Oberg, director at Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, told Press TV on Tuesday. “This is a victory for civilization, for civilized manners,” he added.
By Farhang Jahanpour & Jan Oberg, TFF Board members Read the whole text “Ignore the 47 irresponsible US Republican senators – here” Now that Iran cannot trust the U.S. – what must be done to secure a nuclear deal? NATO and EU friends of the US as well as the other negotiating powers must come forward. Iran must be assured that a deal is a deal. “It must no longer be considered acceptable that decision-makers in Washington can continue, without paying diplomatically, to violate international law by threatening war and create such circumstances that war breaks out and threatens the lives of millions of people for not one good reason.”
Under menuen “Udland” er det eneste, jeg finder i den den 9.marts, nedenstående artikel. Politikens online-læsere ser intet om den massive kritik Netanyahus tale blev mødt med – i USA, i Israel-venlige kredse, på jødiske siter, og i israeliske aviser og TV – eller tidl Mossad-chefers sønderlemmende kritik af ham. De ser ikke Uri Avnery og hører intet om de omkring 40.000 demonstranter mod ham, som Times Of Israel gladeligt bringer os her: Så hvad angår verdens gang i almindelighed og Israels politik i særdeleshed må du nok ty til andre medier for at blive bare nogenlunde orienteret. Igen kan jeg sige at jeg lover at blive ved hér, på TFF og på andre sociale medier.
Mossad contradicted Netanyahu on Iran nuclear programme – Al Jazeera PM Netanyahu repeatedly speaks and acts in bad faith with the aim of getting some kind of war started on Iran. A leader of a nuclear weapons state suffering from obsession and having such bad aims and political judgement is a threat to us all. With a population roughly 10 times bigger than Israel’s, the two have about the same military expenditures. Israel spends 6,0 % of its GDP on the military, Iran 4,1. Israel can count on major militarist cuntries such as NATO – 60% of the worlds military – and Saudi Arabia for an attack on Iran. Iran has no nukes, has not occupied or invaded anybody for more than 200 years. The threat from Iran is Netanyahu’s own psychologial projections. Could the EU and/or Washington please help this man to come to his senses before it is too late. The war he has on his mind will be nothing less than a world catastrophe.
Interview with RT International on relationship between Sweden and Israel on YouTube. And we end it with a good laugh about my advice to PM Netanyahu!
☮ ☮ Some people are exceptional By Jan Oberg A short think piece on Gaza 2014 and the moral decay of the West. Written 12 days after Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, after Shejaiya and after 400 people on the Palestinian side have been killed. Go to the article on TFF’s blog.