This thread is to track news and info around the US/Israel and Iran standoff. Hopefully in light of better understanding the undercurrents at play. For the record, I am not naive about Iranian human rights abuses, nor do I believe everything coming out of Teheran. But I expect at least a certain measure of unbiased and two sides to every story reporting. Sadly lacking in Western media. Some current news articles and info for critique and discussion. Attempting to incite revolt is grotesque, illegal and certainly not in the interests of Iranians. Further the US is not the arbitrator, moral or other, of the exact nature of governments. Furthermore Iran has expressed time and again that they are open to direct discussions with the US if mutual respect and honesty is applied. We would assume the US government were as knowledgeable and scrupulous in their assessments regarding reports coming out of Afghanistan and Iraq? Coming from the installers of the democratic Afghanistan and Iraqi regime, this is almost unbelievably blase in its hypocrisy. After creating two utter flawed political and humanitarian disasters, we are to believe Clinton & Co. know best. Regarding the old nuke disinformation campaign. Of course fuel enrichment for research purposes is standard practice in these programs worldwide and no divergence of fuel has taken place. Reuters does not expand on this point, which is a common spin tactic, economy of information distorts realities. For an overview of the facts vs distortions, see - And of course the point of all this rhetoric over the last decades, and now accelerating, is and has been, arguably, to set the scene, and prepare the public for the conflict to come, as we saw in Afghanistan and Iraq. Any comments?