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Iran Hawks Embrace Protest Movement But Show Little Concern for Iranian Lives – LobeLog

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 5, 2018

Casino billionaire and Trump megadonor Sheldon Adelson contributed at least $1.5 million to FDD by the end of the 2011 tax year and in 2013 told a Yeshiva University audience that U.S. negotiators should launch a nuclear weapon at the Islamic Republic as a negotiating tactic.

Regime change has never worked out well for US and the civilian victims. A massive nuke strike, now that is a good idea!

http://lobelog.com/iran-hawks-embrace-protest-movement-but-show-little-concern-for-iranian-lives/

A central node in the Iran-hawk echo chamber is the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), whose associates have been quick to call for U.S. support and assistance for the protesters. But according to Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East Philip Gordon in The New York Times last week, such calls would “do more harm than good” and threaten to give Iranians reason to unite against the U.S. instead of expressing long-simmering frustrations with their own government and leaders….

Gerecht’s concern for the Iranian people was not so obvious in 2006 when he proposedthat “we should make every effort, including repeated military strikes, to thwart the clerics’ quest for [a nuclear weapon].” In 2010 Gerecht quipped that he had “counted up the other day: I’ve written about 25,000 words about bombing Iran. Even my mom thinks I’ve gone too far.”…

Like Gerecht, Dubowitz’s supposed concern for the Iranian people has not always been so clear. In 2015 he coauthored a Wall Street Journal oped with Gerecht that appeared to argue that military strikes were the only way to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Moroever, he has a long history of advocating regime change strategies in Iran instead of diplomatic efforts to prevent Iranian nuclear proliferation…

Several of FDD’s biggest donors have made their views on Iran well known. Home Depot Founder Bernard Marcus told Fox Business in a 2015 interview, “when you do business with the devil you’re in deep trouble and I think that Iran is the devil” and characterized the JCPOA as a “deadly, deadly treaty.” Marcus contributed $3.25 million to FDD that same year.

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