Press TV: Is Bibi tapping into Trump’s mental illness?


US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran stance offers “further evidence” to claims that he is suffering from mental illnesses, says a prominent political commentator.

See: 37 mental health experts sign a letter warning of Trump’s ‘grave emotional instability

VT Editor Kevin Barrett made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday about Trump’s anti-Iran remarks following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

At a joint press conference with Bibi, Trump vowed to “prevent Iran from ever developing, I mean ever, a nuclear weapon.”

Barrett noted that American and Israeli intelligence services had verified years earlier that Iran’s nuclear program is not directed towards developing nuclear weapons.

Apart from that, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has formerly issued a fatwa (religious decree) banning the possession and use of atomic bombs.

“So there’s really one country in the world that we don’t have to worry about, and it’s Iran,” said the Madison-based analyst.

US President Donald Trump (C-R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R), along with their wives, First Lady Melania Trump (C-L) and Sara Netanyahu (L), pose at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

He argued that Trump’s remarks tap into claims that he is suffering from mental illnesses.

“Here in the United States, there’s a discussion in some corners about the mental health of President Trump. In fact, a very large number of mental health professionals have signed off on a letter, saying that, basically we hate to diagnose people without actually seeing them in person, but in this case, we see a clear case of pathological narcissism an perhaps borderline sociopathy,” Barrett noted, calling his latest remarks on Iran “further evidence,” that prove the commander-in-chief is in need of “mental health help.”

Formalization of understanding

Iran’s nuclear deal with the world powers, including the US, also attests to the fact that Iran’s nuclear program enjoys a peaceful nature despite what the hawkish Israeli premier promotes.

Iran nuclear deal negotiators pose for a group picture at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.

The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), actually “formalized this understanding, which everyone in the world at that high level knows,” Barrett stated.

Dirty dossier

The peaceful approach in the nuclear program has also been emphasized by Tehran time and again, even before the JCPOA was clinched in 2015.

British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu come out together onto the step of 10 Downing Street to pose for photographers after Netanyahu arrived for a meeting in central London on February 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Despite all that, Bibi has been pushing his anti-Iran agenda by referencing Trump’s 2016 campaign promise to repeal or renegotiate the deal.

Earlier, he also met with British Prime Minister Theresa May to team up against the deal, which is backed by the UK, Germany, Russia, France and China as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Therefore, the two politicians’ anti-Iran stance lacks any evidence and feeds on “speculating, coming up with hyperbole and even developing a dirty dossier,” a Barrett argued.

Finishing a genocide

Tel Aviv, meanwhile, remains the only party in possession of a real nuclear arsenal in the Middle East.

An Israeli soldier tries to arrest a child during demonstration in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, August 28, 2015. (AFP)

“We’re back in this psychotic territory; this hallucination, this delusional world of Bibi Netanyahu that Iran’s after nukes,” said the analyst. “This is purely an excuse to try to create hostility towards Iran.”

The Israeli regime is attempting to “create an incident to provoke war.”

“Netanyahu wants a big Middle Eastern war, so he can finish the genocide in occupied Palestine,” Barrett said.

Bigger Middle East war

The two world leaders’ Middle East war agenda is also evident in scrapping the so-called two-state solution, pursued in the administration of former President Barrack Obama as a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump (unseen) in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli regime, which pursues a policy of so-called deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear bombs, is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal.

According to March 2015 emails by former US secretary of state Colin Powell leaked in September, Israel has 200 nuclear weapons “targeted on Tehran.”

Barrett concluded by voicing hope that “among Trump’s many other mental disorders, his attention deficit disorder takes over and he basically forgets about Bibi’s entreaties to start a bigger war in the Middle East.”


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