The US Deep State is peddling a plethora of untruths to build a false narrative that Iran presents a national security threat to the United States, according to an American writer and former Republican politician.
David A. Stockman, the director of the Office of Management and Budget under former President Ronald Reagan, made the remarks in an article, headlined Another Step Toward Fiscal Collapse — The Deep State’s Bogus ‘Iranian Threat’, published on Thursday.
Stockman, who also served as a US Representative from the state of Michigan (1977–1981), wrote that US President Donald Trump “is on the cusp of making” the financial crisis dramatically worse by decertifying the Iranian nuclear deal.
Trump will unveil on Friday Washington’s strategy with regard to the international nuclear agreement with Iran, the White House announced on Thursday.
Trump, who has described the Iran accord as “the worst deal ever,” has until October 15 to decide whether to certify that Iran is in compliance with the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The Republican president is expected to declare to Congress that retaining the 2015 nuclear deal is no longer in the US national interest. He has desperately sought a pretext to scrap or weaken the JCPOA and get rid of the limits it imposes on the US ability to pursue more hostile policies against Iran.
“In a word, the whole notion that Iran is a national security threat and state sponsor of terrorism is just as bogus as the Russian meddling story or the claim that the chain of events resulting from the coup d’ etat fostered by Washington on the streets of Kiev in February 2014 is evidence of Russian expansionism and aggression,” Stockman wrote.
“Likewise, it’s part of the same tissue of lies which led to Washington’s massive, destructive and counterproductive interventions in Syria and Libya — when neither regime posed an iota of threat to the safety and security of the American homeland,” he added.
The analyst said that “all of these false narratives are the cover stories which justify the Warfare State’s massive draw on the nation’s broken finances.”
He pointed out that “Iran has actually never attacked a single foreign nation in modern history whereas Washington has chosen to unilaterally intervene in or arm virtually every surrounding country in the region.”
“In the case of both Syria and Iraq, their respective governments invited Iranian help, which is also their prerogative as sovereign nations,” Stockman noted.
The writer also observed that the coalition of Iran, the Syrian government and the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah “bears much of the credit for defeating ISIS [Daesh] on the ground in Mosul, Aleppo, Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor and elsewhere” in the Middle East.