File Photo showing US aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The Pentagon said on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 that American warships will continue regularly scheduled deployments to the strategic waterway.
Source: Press TV
A political analyst says the US military and/or law enforcement must arrest the current war criminals to prevent Washington from launching another “lie-started and unlawful war” on Iran.
“The basis of law provides US military and all with Oaths to defend the US Constitution to refuse unlawful orders and act to arrest those who issue them,” Carl Herman wrote on Global Research.
“If not, it will repeat by mass-murdering Iranians, and more ignorant/gullible US soldiers.”
Washington and Tel Aviv have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran's nuclear work may consist of a covert military aspect.
Iran, however, has refuted the allegations, saying that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Herman said the pretexts that Washington is putting forward to launch a military strike on Iran are “as false as the 'reasons' for war with Iraq,” where the US failed to find any Weapons of Mass Destruction, the cornerstone of its argument for the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
“'All of Iran's nuclear material is fully accounted for peaceful and legal use for energy and medicine,” he stressed.
On December 26, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said the US military is ready to launch a military strike against Iran, if occasion necessitates.
"We are examining a range of options. I'm satisfied that the options that we are developing are evolving to a point that they would be executable if necessary," Dempsey said.
Dempsey's warmongering tirades came hot on the heels of the equally aggressive remarks by US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that "no options were off the table" regarding Iran's nuclear program.
Meanwhile, the Israeli officials have also recently stepped up their war rhetoric against Iran. On November 21, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned the "time has come" to deal with Iran.
Israeli President Shimon Peres also threatened on November 6 that an attack against Iran is becoming "more and more likely."
Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.
“Beware a false flag attack by the US or Israel to blame on Iran as pretext for another 'defensive' war,” Herman concluded.