Tension around Iran has spiralled. Tehran is carefully avoiding being provoked so as not to vie the US and Israel an excuse for military action. Though activists believe the extra sanctions and economic blockade of Tehran is already an 'act of war'. RT has talked to Brian Becker, the national coordinator of the A.N.S.W.E.R. anti-war coalition on the reasons behind the instability in the region.
Iran is not a threat. There is no need for another unnecessary war.
However, Brian Becker is wrong in saying that the USA has the real power over Israel. This is not true. The extortion and bribery done by Israeli lobby groups is massive. Look at the number of visits of US politicians to Israel rather than the other way around. Look at the reaction of the US Congress to the visit by the Israeli PM. Someone is holding the leash of a great many US politicians.
Note: The invasion of Iraq was pushed and successfully launched by Israel-first US politicians - the neocons. See here.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 22nd, 2012.]