Nov. 10, 2011 (EIRNS)—At the G20 summit in Cannes, President Barack Obama went off on a tear against Iran, citing the new International Atomic Energy Association report on Iran's nuclear program as an opportunity to escalate. That report, released on Nov. 8, is expected to make charges against Tehran more explicit, but with no real substance to back them up. The purported "new details" are rather reminiscent of the infamous "yellow cake" and "mobile weapons labs" that were fraudulently used to make the case for war against Iraq.In fact, the official report put out by the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate denies any nuclear threat coming from Iran.
Jones followed up by asking whether the U.S., lacking a UN resolution, due to Russian and Chinese vetoes, would "do something outside of the UN Security Council, creating thereby the kind of scenario that I was talking about where we and the West are pitted against Russia and China and Iran." The question was not answered.
"Might makes right - we don't need no stinking reasons!"