What’s the Fuss About?
By: Kian Mokhtari
Let’s ask the entire world why there is such a fuss being made about Iran?
Most free minded people are aware that the pretexts for the invasion of Iraq have turned out to be a pack of lies. Anti-war demonstrators in the US and Britain, have routinely held up banners that read: “No blood for oil.”
This is because the anti-war camp in the UK and the US have known for a very long time that the existence of “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq and the so-called “war against terrorism” elsewhere served as mere pretexts for massive military takeovers of energy resources rich countries outside the US and UK corporate control. There is no talk of human rights and the total absence of democracy in the oil and gas rich Middle Eastern countries which are “allied” to the US. There is no pressure on any of them to dump their plans for attaining nuclear energy. In fact even if there are major political issues within such countries they are quietly and quickly swept under the carpet.
And as if by magic a supposed Muslim bomber trained by Al Qaeda in the oil rich southern Yemen props up and tries –very unsuccessfully- to blow up a plane bound for the US. Is this the justification thought up in London and Washington for the burgeoning US military presence in Yemen we ask ourselves? And how long will it take before the British soldiers join their American co-conspirators?
With Iraq under occupation, Saudi Arabia and the UAE already under political control and now Yemen’s vast oil and gas rich south steadily garrisoned by the US forces, around half of the world energy reserves fall under the UK/US control.
The odd country out in the Middle East is Iran, with the world’s third largest oil, and second largest gas reserves.
So new pretexts have to be thought up to bring Iran’s resources under control!
Should they succeed, the US and the UK would be sitting on the world’s lifeblood and will be able to blackmail the rest of the world, including all the EU nations -bar Britain that is already in on the act.
Do Germany and France know that their new found prominence in the EU means nothing if Britain and the US control the entire Middle Eastern energy reserves?
A pretext to destabilize Iran was not long in the making. Cockamamie allegations of election fraud backed by rent-a-crowd tactics failed as the massive popular support for the Islamic Republic became clear. So other avenues had to be explored. The failed US and British shock and awe tactics following Iran’s presidential elections were revised and replaced with a street war of attrition strategy -involving a mixture of rent-a-crowd and mislead public demonstrations.
But the failure of the US/UK attempted coup in Iran, and its significance has not been lost on three major powerhouses i.e. Russia, Japan and China. Energy hungry Japan and China have cottoned on to the audacity of the Anglo-American plan. With no natural energy resources of their own, both countries rely heavily on the Middle East for their needs and both countries shun being underdogs to globally dictatorial militant regimes of Britain and the US.
Does anyone realize why Russia and China resist sanctions against Iran now? Does anyone understand why the Zionist controlled mouthpieces keep alleging that Iran is after nuclear weapons despite dozens of IAEA reports that give Iran’s civilian nuclear energy program a clear bill of health?
The attempted Anglo-American takeover of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s energy resources and thus a total advantage over their global rivals will prove a bridge too far. We in Iran counter Obama’s “audacity of hope” with audacity of reason. Our revolution was audacious and we remain vigilant while we advise the world against being taken in by the Anglo-American dark forces of exploitation and colonialism.
In the words of George Jacques Danton, the great French revolutionary: Il nous faut de l’audace, et encore de l’audace, et toujours de l’audace— "We need audacity, and yet more audacity, and always audacity!"
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