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.

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