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    • Vittorio Antonio
    • 29.09.12 | 18:57 (IST)

    I read Grass's recent poem. His comparison of Israel to Iran is only in the area of nuclear weapons. He is saying that Israel has nuclear weapons, and is now advocating a sneaky attack on Iran, a country Israel declares MAY soon have a nuclear weapon. Israel claims a high moral standing and therefore can be trusted to have nuclear weapons. What Grass recommends is that an international body take under control the nuclear facilities of both countries. Let's face it, Israel claims a high moral standing when in reality it has one of the lowest vis a vis its continuous violations of international law and its history of crimes against humanity and war crimes. In spite of this abysmal record Israel claims it has a moral right to harbor nuclear weapons and Iran not. In view of its history, does Israel have such high moral standing? Can Israel be trusted? What country has Iran attacked in the last 100 + years? How many wars has Israel generated in the past decades? Grass is among the the messengers of sanity in our times attempting to help the blind to see. And, of course, they prefer not to see.

    from the article: German writer Gunter Grass criticizes Israel in new poem
    First published 15:46 29.09.12 | Last updated 15:46 29.09.12
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