Somewhere Between

Somewhere Between

By: Kian Mokhtari

Diplomats from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council Britain, France, Russia, China and the United States plus Germany (P5+1) once again ended a meeting over Iran's nuclear energy program without agreement.

And the scratched record of the Anglo-US rhetoric played on incessantly leading to the meeting, and after it was declared "inconclusive."

Inconclusive was the word ancient Athenians used to use whenever they got a good kicking from their foes. For instance, their navy was turned into matchsticks around 400BC at the 'Battle of Artemiseum' after an encounter with a female Iranian naval commander (Artemis). But they called the naval battle's result: inconclusive!

And the Western habits have not changed much from the good old days.

Beijing which has come to a better understanding of the US shenanigans for some reason, sent a lower-level diplomat to signal its reluctance to back sanctions as pushed by the West.

And as for Russia, its Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov struggled to describe inconclusive to the reporters. He said, "We had a very sober assessment…it is inconclusive in the sense that we did not make any decisions right away."

The IAEA has conducted countless inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities over many years and has confirmed the non-diversion of nuclear material in the country's nuclear facilities and even in the plants still under-construction.

It has become very hard for the international community bar the US and the UK, to treat the whole affair with anything other than serious reservations. After the Bush-era "laptop evidence" charade, the London Times "exclusive" turned out to be clumsy Mossad forgery affair and several million Western allegations of Iranian attempts at militarization of its nuclear program, Iran is still quietly chugging along with its civilian nuclear energy program having never broken a single NPT rule.

Red-faced British and American officials have now shuffled back to Washington and London to come up with another "cunning plan" to extend their rule over the world's natural energy resources; which is what the English speaking world is really up to with upward of 200,000 troops, thousands of tanks and aircraft in the Middle East region.

The Anglo-American key to holding the rest of the world to ransom, over the next fifty years, is exercising control over most of the world's energy reserves via breaking down the last major obstacle -i.e. Iran. But the snag is that the rest of the world has wised up to the grand scheme and the list of Iranian non-aligned friends now includes some very big names.

The US is aware that it cannot stretch its military anymore for possible major campaigns in Yemen and Somalia. Obama has hinted that the so-called anti-al Qaida fight in Yemen is likely to amount to drone attacks, similar to those conducted in Pakistan.

But even that latter option is looking like a very distant figment of some destitute Washington strategists' imagination as things stand financially at present. Also more dead civilians will only result in more local young men preparing to fight, in any way possible, the attempted Anglo-US takeover.

Anglo-Americans are somewhere between a rock and a hard place and they are wounded and bleeding severely. Things are now likely to go badly enough this time for them to order a full retreat instead of a "withdrawal" and admit defeat instead of shouting "inconclusive" from their broken mizzen masts, adrift in the Indian Ocean.

+ Nader Mokhtari ; ۱٢:۳۱ ‎ق.ظ ; سه‌شنبه ٢٩ دی ،۱۳۸۸
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Kabul Chaos

Kabul Chaos

By: Kian Mokhtari

Following months of trying to gauge their unguided artillery rockets to strike at the heart of Hamid Karzai's government in Kabul without success, the cross-eyed Taliban artillery "experts" have finally given up and have decided to take English lessons so at least they can read the CIA instructions manuals on using 80mm unguided artillery rockets effectively.

But still this is a major improvement on the other instruction manuals made available to the Taliban and Al Qaida terrorists which were written in Hebrew, and were lost without explanation on the way to be translated in Pakistan 's North West .

Having given up on landing rockets even within near vicinity of their intended targets, the Taliban militants came up with a better idea than wasting ammunition. They sent a party of militants to attack Kabul on foot armed with city maps and compasses so they do not get lost in the city --the plan worked.

In a frenzied attack, militants high on having found the actual buildings they were meant to strike, killed at least 15 people and wounded 38 others in Kabul . A number of buildings were attacked including the central bank, two shopping centers, a cinema and the only five-star hotel in Kabul; a convincing enough effort for the Western public to cough up yet more taxes on US-led foreign adventurism anyway.

"The militants detonated several bombs inside the buildings and also blew up an ambulance in front of the interior ministry but failed to enter the building after facing fierce resistance from the Afghan police" –presumably so the world is convinced of the dedicated Western efforts to train Afghanistan’s own security forces.

Press TV reported, "Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed responsibility for Monday's attacks, saying that 20 militants were sent to various government buildings."

The above being the twenty militants who could read and write well enough to find their objectives; the Taliban have probably given up on the rest as 'missing in action' or as 'missing at the local bazaar' busy selling the Zionist army's old standard-issue compasses!

The Kabul spectacle leaves the gates of Afghanistan open to "Obomba's" thirty-thousand troop surge. Obama is now also armed with ample excuses and room to follow up the latest surge with even more troops to hang around in the region for years.

After the attacks, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he wanted to "assure the inhabitants of Kabul that the security situation is under control and order has once again been restored."

Not bad for a president under siege in his own palace who can't even get around Afghanistan in a helicopter escorted with fighter jets.

Karzai is a hostage to the US-led whims and demands and his position is not enviable by any stretch of the imagination. The problem is even if all regional countries join in to bring security to Afghanistan, the US-led coalition will find a way of imposing their presence.

The Anglo-American grand plan is designed for elsewhere in the region; Afghanistan serves the Western interests as just a peripheral safety cushion against a potentially vexed future China.

+ Nader Mokhtari ; ۱٢:٢٦ ‎ق.ظ ; سه‌شنبه ٢٩ دی ،۱۳۸۸
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