TheRealNews | November 30, 2010
Wilkerson: Wikileaks cable not about Iran’s threat to security; the Middle-East is still about oil rivalries
Mainstream media has been quick to highlight WikiLeaks’ cable reporting a statement from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the U.S. should attack Iran, because it is a danger to the region. Larry Wilkerson, the former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, gives The Real News a series of reasons why such information requires questioning. He questions the media’s willingness to treat the cables as the gospel truth, as well as pointing out that a Saudi King would have reasons beyond security to want an attack on Iran. Namely it would hinder an oil competitor and financier of groups like Hamas and Hezbollah which Saudi Arabia opposes, while also causing the price of oil to sky rocket.
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As Noam Chomsky quoted in an interview with Democracy Now!…the majority of the common Arab people see the US and Israel as the real threat – not Iran. The Arab dictators…this is another story.