by William Skink
An Israeli Consul General by the name of Andy David is in Missoula today to propagandize against the Iran deal. He was brought to Montana by the Montana World Affairs Council, an organization that is allegedly dedicated to fostering global understanding and awareness in Montana’s classrooms and communities.
Andy David talked to the Missoulian in a nice long article intended to spread Israeli lies across Montana and directly to the ears of Ryan Zinke. From the link:
“The relationship between the U.S. and Israel is strong and unbreakable, but there is this issue that we disagree on,” he said. “To us, this looks like a gamble, one we’d not like to take, and we don’t think it’s for the American interests to take.”
David said negotiations set out to create a dismantle-for-dismantle agreement. If Iran dismantled its nuclear program, the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia and France would follow by dismantling sanctions that have all but crippled Iran over the past nine years.
While the agreement was well-intended, David said, it missed the mark.
“What we got was a partial dismantling of a nuclear program – very partial – for full dismantling of the sanctions,” David said. “On this particular issue, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Emirates, we see things the same way. We see Iran with expansionist intentions.”
Where to start.
Israel, an apartheid state that fosters racism and believes in collective punishment, a state that launches wars against its neighbors and harbors extremists who enjoy burning Palestinian babies and stabbing to death teenagers who express solidarity for LGBT rights, has no credibility in its desperate depiction of Iran as expansionist.
The Montana World Affairs Council can’t be serious about fostering global understanding. Instead it’s providing a platform for this Israeli diplomat to go spewing dangerous propaganda. Shame on them.
When it comes to the sectarian divisions in the Middle East, America and Israel are aligned with nations that have contributed directly to jihadists movements, like ISIS and the Al Qaeda branch in Syria known as the al-Nusra Front. Unfortunately Americans don’t have an understanding of that global reality because our media is also full of propaganda.
I hope this sickening media campaign to denigrate Iran and undermine American diplomacy doesn’t persuade Congress to kill this deal. Bashing Iran and the attempt to alleviate the collective punishment of its people through economic sanctions can only be accomplished by a complicit media that ignores the true reality of the region, which is this: America and its allies are the ones perpetuating terrorism across the Middle East, and when the blowback comes we have only ourselves to blame.