February 4, 2012
Protestors took to the streets in Los Angeles and Westwood on Saturday to demonstrate and voice their opposition to US and Israel foreign policies regarding a possible conflict with Iran that are based suggestions Iran may be positioning itself to develop a nuclear bomb.
Many of the demonstrators voiced sharp criticism of poorly-founded foreign policies that would allow covert and overt operations in the Middle East in order to strengthen the agenda for power over that region’s oil.
Protestors also stated they want the US and other European powers to remove themselves from the Middle East completely, and to pursue a political and peaceful dialogue with Iran. Threats of an impending war in Iran, and operations that leave many people dead, will result in retaliation against those who begin the conflict, according to protestors, and should be avoided at all cost.
Demonstrators also pointed out that Israel has 200 nuclear weapons while Iran doesn’t have a single bomb or a suitable bomb delivery system. That Iran would be a threat to the stability of the Middle East is unlikely, protestors argued, who said they are concerned the Obama Administration seems to be echoing the Bush Administration’s position toward Iran.
The general message was this:
The protests were generally peaceful, with the exception of one incident in which a protestor was crossing the street on a green light at Wilshire and Western and LAPD officer determined that he was not moving fast enough. The protestor was briefly detained, given a citation, and then released.
The majority of demonstrators were regular “grass roots” citizens representing no particular group or affiliation.