Bloody but Unbowed
By: Kian Mokhtari
How desperately messed up can a has-been superpower get?
The answer could easily be found, literally, written on the US Vice-President Joe Biden's forehead; well perhaps not so much written as ink marked in a gesture of sympathy to Dalai Lama.
The White House has done all it can to upset China in recent years but Beijing put up with it all because the markets used to be beneficial to its dollar based economy. However the Eastern powerhouse is now lumbered with trillions of US paper dollars and bonds that it cannot -despite all of its ingenuity- find a way to offload without triggering a global run on the US currency that would take China's own economy with it.
Then there is the terrible realization for China that the US and its allies are loitering in the Middle East so they can exercise complete control over most of the world's cost effectively extractable energy resources.
And Iran has once again become hostage to the bitter fortune of its abundant natural wealth and strategic geographic location.
The entire world is aware that should Iran fail, all hope for freedom from the terrible clutches of the English-speaking world, will disappear -perhaps forever. Generations of slaves will be born and trained to serve immune to the horrific reality that surrounds them; always stunting their growth in every direction encapsulated in a psychotic and dizzyingly colorful pseudo-reality: where sanity is statistical.
The power equations currently being pursued by the English-speaking world require all nations to serve as slaves; it must gain absolute control. How else can it continue to record history in its favor after China has been broken?
In the sci-fi movie 'Matrix', the main character 'Neo' living a so-called life in a digitally engineered virtual world is given a stark choice: You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
I have come to believe that Neo took the red pill because the complex algorithmic anomaly in his program was actually simple human curiosity.
The facts are obvious enough, there is no recovery for the US from a $60 trillion debt unless control of energy reserves forms a tangible backbone for its "world reserve" currency. So the English-speaking world and its allies have not so much thrown a siege around Iran to contain the Islamic Republic, they have done so to keep everybody else out. The Zionist vision for the rest of the world it seems is the creation of one big Gaza.
The Anglo-American enforced exclusion of nations includes Russia; but why Russia? After all it has its own boundless energy reserves; why should it be kept out of Iran?
The Caucasus region is the soft underbelly of Russia according to British Imperialist doctrine. It is where the bear can be gently prodded or fatally wounded as is required. Is Russia foolish enough to believe that a 1953 style CIA/MI6 backed overthrow in Iran or tougher sanctions would not eventually affect its southern borders? Has Kremlin forgotten the velvet revolutions, the color revolutions, and the Georgian adventures or is the giant bear just too comfortable in its fur to notice the frosty Western blizzards beginning to blow up its belly?
Bulgaria and Romania seem to have chosen the blue pill with regards to the US missile plans for Europe. And an American proposed reduction in nuclear stockpiles is little more than a vindictive calculus of probabilities. With the US missile interceptors in place and a much reduced Russian nuclear stockpile, America will gain the upper hand.
So the idea is to take Iran on first through the available means. For now at least with Afghanistan acting as a buffer between the West and China, the vital missing black-gold-chess-piece, the Islamic Republic, can be slowly worked on vis-à-vis the UN Security Council; provided Kremlin and Beijing are cajoled into conceding to the Western powers' demands via a series of checks en route to a checkmate.
And we imagined that the Russians were the masters of the game of chess.
Imperialism has not ceased to blight human communities throughout written history; it is perhaps only a twist of fate that Imperialism's own survival should come to hinge on the very region of its cradle.
Chickens have come home to roost have they not?