[Marxism] The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States
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Mon Oct 1 01:25:49 MDT 2007
"And what we're seeing in the Middle East right now is not necessarily just
a conflict over what's going on in Iraq or about Iran's nuclear program.
This is a conflict that, at the end of the day, is about two powerhouses in
the region, and it's a conflict about hegemony, for lack of a better word.
"And these type of shifts, with the United States currently declining and
finding itself in a more and more difficult situation in Iraq and with Iran
finding itself in a stronger position and acting very, very confidently,
The tenor of this analysis is insidious in the extreme. It attempts to posit
the notion that what we are dealing with are two nations of equal power. We
are not. We are talking about a global empire going all out to control the
word's energy supplies and a nation, Iran, located next door to a country that
has been decimated by almost 20 years of sanctions, bombing, and occupation in
the process. Imagine if Iran had done the same to Mexico. Imagine if Iran
had umpteen aircraft carriers, cruisers, and battleships permanently stationed
of the coast of California. Imagine if Iran had surrounded the US with troops
and aircraft, stationed in neighbouring countries. No there is no parity
between Iran and the US. Iran is explicitly NOT a hegemonic power. Thus far it
has not revealed, either through word or deed, any territorial ambitions
vis-a-vis its neighbours, much less on nations and economies the world over as is
the case with the US. Iran is a nation with long experience of imperialist
domination and western colonialism. The coup in 1953 and the decades of brutal
rule under the Shah has taught them all they need to know about the
machinations of the US and the West. Consequently, Iran has the absolute right to
develop nuclear weapons, to engage with Russia and China, to seek allies wherever
she can find them against US aggression and hegemony.
There is no moral equivalence between an oppressed and an oppressor nation.
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