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Wednesday, August 04, 2010


The non-existent Iranian nukes

In the U.S., the "universal" opinion (that is, the opinion of the ruling class and their media mouthpieces) is that A) Iran is developing nuclear weapons; and B) this is a horrible thing. And of course we're constantly told that is "world opinion."

Not so much. Leaving aside the lie represented by A, the Brookings Institute has just polled several thousand people in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, and the UAE. Of those, a whopping 57% percent responded that if Iran developed nuclear weapons, that would be a good thing for the Middle East; only 21% thought it would be negative.

I hasten to add that, just as in the U.S., the ruling classes of those countries undoubtedly have a different opinion.

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