Anti-Empire Report By William Blum 6 November 2007

In a sound-bite society, reality no longer matters

bblum.jpeg Last month, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told assembled world leaders at the United Nations that the time had come to take action against Iran.  “None disagrees,” she said, “that Iran denies the Holocaust and speaks openly of its desire to wipe a member state – mine – off the map.  And none disagrees that, in violation of Security Council resolutions, it is actively pursuing the means to achieve this end.  Too many see the danger but walk idly by – hoping that someone else will take care of it. … It is time for the United Nations, and the states of the world, to live up to their promise of never again.  To say enough is enough, to act now and to defend their basic values.”[1]

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