George Monbiot, hey. What can one say? In a piece by him on Iran and nuclear weapons, some of which it is even possible to take seriously, you will find the following:
If Iran builds a bomb, it will do so for one reason: that there is already a nuclear-armed state in the Middle East, by which it feels threatened.Got that? Iran feels threatened by Israel. And nothing said in the opposite direction. Now, it is true that there is a certain threat by Israel against Iran and one which has been widely reported in recent weeks. But this threat is a threat to try to set back Iran's nuclear development by bombing its nuclear installations. It is not a free-standing threat against the country come what may. Iran, on the other hand, through the mouth of its very president, calls for the destruction of Israel. Not only that: a movement which Iran supports both ideologically and materially, and which sits on Israel's northern border - you will have guessed that I'm referring to Hizbollah - is also intent on the destruction of Israel. But the way it looks, interstate-wise, to Monbiot is that, threat-wise, the thing originates with Israel and not with Iran.
To repeat, what can one say? One can say that it's just a typical day in the offices of the Guardian newspaper.