The double standards and hypocrisy whereby Iran is being singled out as a threat to world peace and human rights is truly astounding and sickening to behold.
In the past decade which country has made and supported the most wars?
In the past decade which countries are responsible for killing the most innocent civilians?
Which country is armed to the teeth with nuclear, chemical and biological weapons?
Which country is armed with “secret” directed energy and psychotronic weapons whose existence is not even acknowledged, let alone regulated?
Which country is brazenly, publically and privately, torturing innocent civilians for exercising their democratic rights with full complicity and/or acquiescence by other Governments, International Organisations and media globally?
Which country has a “defense” and “security” budget equal to the rest of the world combined?
Which country imprisons without trial, tortures, murders and conducts secret wars, dirty wars, propaganda wars and destabilisation campaigns around the world with full complicity, acquiescence and/or lack of scrutiny by other Governments, International Organisations and media globally?
Which country regularly broadcasts extremist propaganda, in the guise of religious programming, around the world whose message of hate, intolerance and fundamentalist extremism is equal to, or worse than, much Islamic fundamentalist propaganda and rhetoric?
Which country regularly violates International Law, Standards and Conventions and undermines and/or boycotts International Institutions?
Which country has already militarised space?
How then does the International Community pretend, and fool itself, that this might-is-right superpower is a champion of human rights, democracy, peace, accountability, and the rule of International Law?
Why then are Governments, International Organisations and the media falling over themselves to bully and threaten a demonised, minnow-sized and comparatively saintly Iran?
How can people acquiesce to, let alone support, such disgusting double-standards and hypocrisy?
How can people tolerate the sensationalism, bias, selective reporting and superficiality of the so-called free media?
The question is, is it right, just or intelligent for anybody to accede to the demands of an international gang of the most pitifully dishonest, hypocritical and violent bullies?
International Law, Institutions and consensuses have become that degraded and corrupted.
John Finch is an independent writer based in Australia