By Saman Mohammadi
February 11, 2012
“[Discussing the effects of the Genesis torpedo]
McCoy: Dear Lord. You think we’re intelligent enough to… suppose… what if this thing were used where life already exists?
Spock: It would destroy such life in favor of its new matrix.
McCoy: Its “new matrix”? Do you have any idea what you’re saying?
Spock: I was not attempting to evaluate its moral implications, Doctor. As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.
McCoy: Not anymore; now we can do both at the same time! According to myth, the Earth was created in six days. Now, watch out! Here comes Genesis! We’ll do it for you in six minutes!
Spock: Really, Dr. McCoy. You must learn to govern your passions; they will be your undoing. Logic suggests…
McCoy: Logic? My God, the man’s talking about logic; we’re talking about universal Armageddon! You green-blooded, inhuman…” – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
In the last six months, tensions have risen between Israel and Iran. Israel has assassinated numerous Iranian nuclear scientists and Iranian military officials, including the founder of Iran’s missile program, Major General Hassan Moghaddam.
So far, Iran has not retaliated against Israel’s repeated acts of aggression and terrorism. But the spirit of revenge is alive in Tehran. While it is hard to tell what kind of manifestation Iran’s spiritual anger will take, everyone realizes that a retaliation is in order and completely justified.
Throughout Israel’s campaign of terror and provocations against Iran, the Obama administration has remained in the background, quietly minding its own business.
Washington’s compliance towards Israel has puzzled and aggravated many people, including world leaders who believe the time has come to get tough with Israel. Anyone who is paying the least bit of attention to statements on Israel and Iran by U.S. government officials know they are contradictory and anti-reality.
American author and journalist Mark Perry, who made serious waves in the Israel-Iran debate last month with his piece in Foreign Policy called, ‘False Flag,’ says that official U.S. government statements are written for a number of domestic and foreign audiences. So when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS’ Face The Nation last month that Iran is not building a nuclear bomb, he wanted to reassure Iranian leaders that things are under control in Washington and that the crazies are not totally guiding America’s Iran policy. Continue reading