by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog
At the outset of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s position and views were clearly spelled out by the Leader, Ayatullah Khamenei, and by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The crux of Iran’s stance is that the Islamic Republic of Iran does not condone foreign military advancements into any sovereign country by any power due to the fact that death of innocent civilians, destruction of critical civil infrastructures, regional instability, and unpredictable adverse outcomes become inevitable. At the same time, Iran considers the United States to be the main instigator and culprit of the crises in Ukraine. In an earlier article posted on the Saker blog (see here), I quoted Ayatullah Khamenei pointing to some of these concerns:
“[United States of] America is a mafia regime and Ukraine, too, is a victim of this policy of crisis creation. [United States of] America brought Ukraine to this point by infiltrating into the internal affairs of that country, inciting uprisings against its governments by velvet movements or color revolutions, by presence of US senators in the gatherings of oppositional groups and by creating, toppling this government and replacing it with that government. Naturally, they led to this point. We, of course, are against wars and destruction anywhere. This is our fixed policy.”
This official and transparent stance is clearly devised with full awareness of geopolitical developments and events (both overt and covert) of the past few decades. It is quite evident that key decision makers in Iran neither condone Russia’s military advancement into Ukraine nor do they consider Ukraine to be a genuinely sovereign country free from foreign meddling and interventions.
In fact, we could imagine Ukraine to be just as independent as many other countries in Europe and Asia and the likes of United Arab Emirates, Saudi kingdom, Japan, South Korea, and more. These countries have allowed their respective lands to become stumping grounds for arrogant powers to set up shops to export crime and mischief to their neighbors and beyond. In the shortcomings of their rulers, people cannot be absolved of responsibility.
The Iranians have years of empirical evidence and first-hand field experience as proof that most of the above named countries and nations lack independent decision-making capacity. In private conversations, too, many of their [official] people make embarrassingly heart-felt confessions to our official people about their lack of core endoskeleton when it comes to reneging on their obligations to Iran due to incessant pressure from the United States.
It is not difficult to deduct, therefore, that officials in Iran consider Russia’s goals and concerns to be legitimate and well-founded. However, they also consider an all-out military advancement into Ukraine may not have been the most prudent and sagacious way to address Russia’s well-justified concerns.
So, what do they suggest? Exactly how long should Russia have waited to take any action serious enough not to fall on deaf ears? Should Russia have waited and fought the NATO-trained- Nazi-inspired foot soldiers of the West conduct operations in Moscow neighborhoods or are they suggesting an alternative? Did/does Russia have any alternatives? More significantly, how are all these convoluted aspects of Russian-Ukrainian crises teased apart in terms of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy, its strategic partnership with Russia, Iran’s internal affairs, and the Resistance’s activities in the region?
In this essay, I hope to explore limited dimensions of some of these questions as well as discuss other contrasting views circulating in Iran about the subject. Hopefully, this exploration could illuminate Iran’s current position and possible future position.
Other Viewpoints about Russia-Ukraine Crises Circulating within Iran
Some alternative views that stand in stark contrast with the views expressed by our Leader, Ayatullah Khamenei, and the government officials here have been channeled through some well-known personalities such as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an ex-president of Iran. Mr. Ahmadinejad has been quite vocal about his views. In fact, Mr. Ahmadinejad issued an official statement in this regard addressing the government of Russia and the Russian people, the Ukrainian people, and Mr. Zelensky.
Ahmadinejad’s views obtained some currency in some circles but are regarded as fringe by a great majority of the public here. I think it would be useful to translate at least parts of his statements in order to have a more well-rounded understanding of various perspectives inside Iran.
In a videotaped statement he released about the events (see here), he declared (I transcribe and translate):
“Without a doubt, the attack and aggression by Russia against Ukraine is a critical event and an introduction to many more critical events that follow. Here, for the nth time and very frankly, I must severely condemn the attack and aggression of Russia against Ukraine. Before, I spoke about the plot to change the political map of the world by [the US] America, Russia, and China. These three countries, in a coordinated fashion, have devised a plan to secure their power and control over the world once again. That is, with this enormous wave of humans, of human awakening that has begun, they have become frightened. They say, very soon, this wave would surpass the world. They sat and made a decision that one would take Ukraine, the other one would take Taiwan, and this one would come for Iran. That means, they would remove their gravest worries and, at the same time, they dominate.
Now, if, in our mind, we review the world, if this happens, then there is no place for anyone to say anything. Today, and fortunately, the epic presence and the heroic resistance by the Ukrainian people have introduced serious obstacles in execution and completion of that plot. They hit a bump.”
I do not intent to translate the entire 13-minute statement. In the last couple of minutes of his script-reading speech, he finishes with the following pronouncements:
The Iranian nation holds in high esteem their [the Ukrainian people’s] participation and epic resistance and prays for their victory against the aggressors. The Iranian nation asks God to prevent the expansionist gluts from continuing and to end the war, and to make possible the sweet flow of life among all people, including two great people of Ukraine and Russia. At the end, once again, I hold in high regard the resistance of the nation of Ukraine, President Zelensky, and other officials in Ukraine. And I send to them the friendship and prayer of the Iranian nation.
I take refuge in God when He turns us into a lesson for others! Firstly, I wonder if Mr. Ahmadinejad realizes that he is reading an exact script written by major architects of the crises in Ukraine. Secondly, I am not too sure how many times he must be reminded that he is no longer the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran and he is not authorized to speak on behalf of this nation. Thirdly, his statement reflects an array of uninformed, non-critical, and non-strategic thinking in a matter that is rather convoluted, complex, and rather nuanced. It is unfair and unjust in what it deliberately omits.
In the entire 13-minute video statement, there is not a single reference to the events of the past few years in Ukraine (including 30 plus US-financed and operated biological weapons labs about which he wrote an official complaint to the UN and to which I referred in one of the essays I wrote last year about COVID in the Islamic Republic of Iran (See here). Neither is there any mention of the role the US-West, Inc. has played in destabilizing that country and using it as a lever against Russia and a launching pad for all sorts of mischief in the region.
I must open a parenthesis here and add that I do not find Ahmadinejad’s stance all that surprising. When Daesh/ISIS was advancing in Syria and was busy chopping heads right, left, and center, he came forcefully against Bashar Asad and the Syrian government. He fiercely objected to Iran’s involvement and help in that country and issued statements in that regard. I referenced some of these when discussing his disqualification in the Iranian presidential election in another essay published last year (See here). Had he been in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s overall foreign policy, we have little doubt would have now been busy fighting ISIS or some other variants inside our own cities and neighborhoods. Close parenthesis. We thank God Almighty for His Blessings in the form of a wise Leader.
As I mentioned, the majority of the public in Iran do not share Ahmadinejad’s particular view. There are some though who would like him to join his brother in armchair, Mr. President Zelensky, in his fight in Ukraine. Perhaps after they have defeated Russia, they could have a live show discussing the following two videos on Ukrainian national television: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Homosexuality versus Freedom Gay Fetish Dance with President Zelensky. Who knows, perhaps he could lead him to the Straight Path.
Again, I take refuge in God when He leaves us (due to our own arrogance and delusions of grandeur) to our own devices even for a nanosecond.
The Boundaries of Iran-Russia Relationship and Partnership
Successful collaboration and strategic coordination of operations between Iran and Russia in the battlefields of Syria, geopolitical and economic shifts in Asia and Eurasia, and perhaps a sense of comradery primarily due to the fact that both countries have been fierce targets for “crippling” sanctions by the US/West Inc. have all made the relationship between Iran and Russia to a phenomenon that is rather interesting and noteworthy. I discussed some contemporary and historical aspects of this relationship in another essay published last year (See here).
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s general framework for any foreign relation and partnership is firmly rooted in the jealously guarded Revolutionary motto of “Neither East, Nor West”, freedom, and full independence from any foreign pressure and interference. Its relationship with Russia, too, must be viewed, first and foremost, within that framework. So, what does this tell us about Iran’s policy and approach towards these particular crises?
Let us be rather frank and transparent and deal with the obvious first. Russian military’s advancement into Ukraine has suddenly resulted in some favorable outcomes for Iran and for some other countries friendly to Iran in the region. It has sent panic, disillusion about the US power, and insecurity to some other countries not so friendly to Iran.
Higher oil prices, halt in all sorts of restrictions on oil export, higher enthusiasm on the part of the US and Europe to reach an agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran over JCPOA, which has been in coma and on life support for a while now, sudden visits by keepers of oil wells with flag masquerading as Arab nations to bury the hatchet and make nice with Iran have also been among the consequences.
Missile attacks by Yemen on Saudi Oil facilities had never produced any sort of meaningful change in the attitude of the aggressors (US-Saudi-Brits) before. With Russia’s retaliatory work and countermeasures, the last couple of missile attacks by Yemen, however, seem to have become highly effective since they occurred at the right time. Oh, our cup runneth over!
Why? Three important reasons: 1) The US-West Inc. cannot fight effectively in more than one meaningful front at a time; 2) The US and Western nations cannot weather the storms of high energy and oil-based products (which includes almost everything). So, it is attempting to temporarily put Iran and others in our region on the back burner; and 3) There are always always always limits to how much media magic shows can achieve. The US-West Inc. will realize this, as always, soon enough.
Regardless of Russia’s mode of dealing with Ukraine problem and current needs for the US-West, Inc. to keep oil prices low, I can state for a fact that the Islamic Republic of Iran will, God Willing, never sacrifice its long-term goals for any short-term superficial gains.
Iran’s two main priorities were and are the eviction of all US forces from our region in retaliation for the martyrdom of our great Sardar, Shahid Soleimani, and dismantling of the illegitimate Zionist regime to return the land of Palestine to its rightful owners, the true Palestinians (Muslim, Christians, Jews, Arabs, and non-Arabs). Her collaboration or deal with Russia or any other nation or group of nations with plus or minus designations in ANY activity, exchange, and operation, be they short-, medium-, or long-term, will be directly related to how such collaborations and activities bring her a step closer to achieving the Islamic Republic of Iran’s own main goals and priorities.
In this context, it is not too difficult to see how Russia’s potential concerns with the countries and regions to her south happen to be largely alleviated simply due to the fact that they may coincide with Iran’s independent priorities and activities, be they military, economic, and political, and her vigilance in achieving her stated goals.
When the United States, Inc. attacked Iraq and removed Saddam Hussein from power, most notable think tanks in the West claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran emerged the biggest winner. With Russia attacking Ukraine, who knows what other oppressed nations could emerge as the winners. God works in mysterious ways.
Russia-Ukraine Crisis in a Larger Inter-continental Context
In an essay titled Afghanistan, Taliban, the Resistance, and the Region (see Here), I alluded to a method used by the US-West, Inc. on Iran, Russia, and China to dismantle stability and positive developments in our region. I wrote:
“Afghanistan is a major keystone species in this ecosystem. Disintegration of Afghanistan means the new “Silk Road” will first turn into a “Rough Road” and then into an “Abandoned Road” and ultimately destroys the concord among the main players in Asia. In addition, it can serve as a tool for the application of internal-external clamp-style customized and separate pressures on Iran, Russia, China, and other countries in the region.”
Clamp-style pressures include inciting unrest, instability and sedition within each country and using belligerent neighbors from without each country. For the Islamic Republic of Iran they did/do everything they can to drag Iran’s military into Afghanistan. There is not a day that goes by and we do not hear about the massacre of Shia in this mosque and that school, in this gathering and that outing. Then, there is the Republic of Azerbaijan to the north and the Iraqi Kurdistan to the west, the oil wells with flags to the south that have each turned themselves into US-West-Zionist regime’s concubines in some form or shape. Certainly, the Islamic Republic of Iran does not take any of these lying down but we have military operations that are loud and we have calculated military operations that are silent but deadly enough.
To pressure Russia, there is Ukraine + a handful of other has-been nations proudly flying rainbow flags pretending they count for anything. And finally for China there is Tao (Taiwan + AUKUS + Occupied territories of Japan and South Korea).
The goal is rather simple, as Connable & McNerney opined in their commentary titled “The Will to Fight and the Fate of Nations,”:
“Overmatching Russian mass and equipment is one part of a more complex and important pathway to overmatching the Russians. It is worth repeating that Russians — and Chinese, Iranian, and North Korean soldiers, sailors, airmen, and political leaders — can be broken. The U.S. military simply does not devote enough attention to understanding how to break them, or at least erode their resolve, in order to make war less likely and to make our success in war more likely and less costly.”
To have a good grasp of where the authors are coming from, I highly recommend two other documents published by RAND Corporation titled: “Will to Fight: Analyzing, Modeling, and Simulating the Will to Fight of Military Units,” and “National Will to Fight: Why Some States Keep Fighting and Others Don’t,” from which the authors’ commentary obtains its essence.
Russia’s military advancement into Ukraine seems to have provided the US-West Inc. with a field experiment necessary to assess their “Will to Fight Model” answering the following question: “What are the political, economic, and military variables that may strengthen or weaken national will to fight, and which are most important?” Or, put more succinctly and eloquently, they wish to confirm or refute their null hypothesis of “No relationship between ‘will to fight’ (at individual, unit, national, and leadership levels) and winning the game of chicken.”
Allow me just post an image of the WTF Model I have referenced for those who may not search and study the documents:
I am quite curious to see how this conceptual model, its multiple constructs, and included variables fair in this test. However, given what we have been observing in the media, I very much like to suggest the following changes to the model (let’s suppose it is an iterative model) for the sake of accuracy and add another layer that is often omitted by gods of war:
Now, I think that looks much better and more accurate. With the new model, let’s see how things turn out. Meanwhile, War on the Rocks seems to believe “Ukraine shows how Taiwan needs more air defense,” based on preliminary reports of fabricated data collected from the imagined field and reported through the beacon of honesty and accuracy, Tweeter. I do not know why but the article just flashed Miller’s Death of a Salesman play before my eyes. والسلام.
 War on the Rocks, B. Cannable & M. McNerney (2018). “The will to fight and the fate of nations,” Accessed online at: https://warontherocks.com/2018/12/the-will-to-fight-and-the-fate-of-nations/
 RAND Arroyo Center (2019). “Will to Fight: Analyzing, Modeling, and Simulating the Will to Fight of Military Units,” by B. Connable, M.J. McNerney, et al., RR2341-A, 2019. Accessed online at: www.rand.org/t/RR2341.
 RAND Corporation (2019). “National Will to Fight: Why Some States Keep Fighting and Others Don’t,” by M. J. McNerney, Ben Connable, et al., RR-2477-A, 2019. Accessed online at: www.rand.org/t/RR2477.
 RAND Corporation Brief,(2019). “Will to Fight: Returning Human Fundamentals of War.” Accessed online at: www.rand.org/t/RB10040.
 War on the Rocks. “Ukraine Shows Why Taiwan Needs More Air Defense,” by H. Halem and E. Freymann, published on April 7, 2022. Accessed online at: https://warontherocks.com/2022/04/ukraine-shows-why-taiwan-needs-more-air-defense/
An indication so far is indonesia. It refuses to uninvite putin to the upcoming G20 summit in Bali later this year. But the worlds largest muslim population has stated its position. Sure the 5th columnists as such are complaining and so are various nations. Indonesia is heavily influenced by saudi and their money . So expect dummies to fly from prams as that date approaches
The Saudi won’t have money much longer if they stick to the US dollar. If their imported workforce don’t want dollar anymore, all they can use it for is to buy more useless American weapons.
I think they know the deal is up-but can’t do much about it.
Like the US, they are not as powerful now, as they were when introducing the petro-dollar.
The WTF-model reminds of my years as sociology student regurtitating vomitting and excrementing the BS my professors fed me
Great article. We rarely get news from Iran with a point of view like this, and the expression “brothers in armchair” for Ze and Ahmadinejad really matches the “Empire of Hate and Lies” for accuracy and punch. Iran is a very important part of the whole global situation.
Ahmadinejad is a fabian jew. Funny enough the retired usa military intelligence officers began exposing him as a jew right after he became president. In fact 4 of iranian presidents after the revolution have been jews and bahai beginning with Rafsanjani, whos entire lineage are jews and ending with the bahai Fereydun, who changed his name to Rouhani, infiltrated the Shia clergy and became president. Rafsanjani himself exposed Rouhani as being tasked by him personally to destroy the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Rafsanjani literally called him the last president of the Islamic Republic of Iran in one of his speech called ” Hashemi: Khoshhalam! Aknun mitavanam rahat bemiram” (I am happy, now I can die in peace).They were in fact all handpicked by their ideological godfather Rafsanjani, whos complete name is HASHEMI Rafsanjai., Hashem being the God of jews. The Rafsanjanis have been able to infiltrate the Shia society cor centuries using their jewish name Hashemi, which the Shia mistook for BANI HASHEM, the name of the tribe of our Prophet.
If anyone is in doubt regarding Ahmadinejads jewish heritage, I suggest, you make a youtube search of the name Eli Cohen, who was the most successful israhelli spy in Syrian history. lets just say, that their scripts seems to be written by one and same person in israhell! The similarities are indeed amazing.
But he is no Zionist. Neither were most other Jews before they got WWII going. Less than 10% of Europe’s Jews supported the idea of a homeland.
His religious affiliations believe the Jews should stay in diaspora until their Mosiach comes. They think Israel is an abomination.
That doesn’t mean they don’t think they are chosen to rule the world.
I believe, you are correct. That is also how he was able to fool not only the iranian people but the entire world.
Previously I had a good impression about Ahmadinejad when he was President. I didnt catch he was such a completely idiot………LOL. I was deceived again again. What a fool I was. But at least I can see the fool in the mirror. May God have mercy on us all.
My impression of that was t puzzlement . I don’t speak Iranian and Im crttainly not an expert of Iranian political culture but that statement doesn’t seem to make any sense. I have to wonder if he han’t been chosen as the devils advocate by interests in Iran who are, mostly indifferent to the particulars of the Ukraine /Russia relationship, but who have a strong intertst in the JPOA going forward. Israel wants to stop the JPOA at almost any cost and Ahmadinejad remains a “staunch enemy of Israel” (to say the least). Also, most people in the west, will never hear what Ahmadinejad or any other former or second tier political figure in Iran will say. Who knows? .It is complicated mess and we aren’t privy to the real information It not the first really weird, or contradictory or self harming thing Ahmadinejad has ever said..Maybe he is slightly crazy? Maybe it was an opportunist moment, although he has been banned for running for president again…..
You are not alone…
The American U-Tuber “Ice age farmer” has a vid out on the bio labs in Ukraine and the attack on Russia using migratory birds to spread disease that can infect most air breathing critters and intended to destroy animal based protein sources for human consumption.
What i found interesting was he said “Russia RE-TOOK the territory” the bio labs were on, as if he agreed that large portions of Ukraine should not have been expropriated by politicians and should be properly considered as Russian territory.
I’d say that Mr. Ahmadinejad has made several mistakes in his analysis:
a) India should be included in the list of Great Powers. For India is already the third economy in the world and is one of the closest allies of Russia.
b) Iran should be also included in the list of Great Powers. Though militarily and economically Iran is a regional power, but spiritually (as the leader of Muslim World) it is a Great Power.
c) Mr. Ahmadinejad doesn’t see properly the Parties of this conflict:
the Empire of Lies (Israel, England and the USA) on the one hand, and
Sovereign Civilizations (Russia, Iran, China and India) on the other hand.
It is truly bizarre that ex-President of Iran could be that stupid…
It is one thing, when ignorant, arrogant, uncultured and uneducated political elite from Israel, England and the USA spew their bullshit, and quite another, when such a prominent politician from the closest ally of Russia, China and India can see nothing of what is really happening in the world…
Thank you very much, I liked this. An interesting perspective. The last graphic says it all too. Excellent. :)
Wow, I use to admire Ahmadinejad and his stand on the world stage. Now, not so much. I really don’t think he understands what is going on in Ukraine, or maybe he does and does not care. Going against Assad where Assad was/is fighting the head choppers, makes no sense to me.
Ahmadinejad, an IRG commander, was among the Teheran US Embassy hostage action according to Al Jazeera.
Favored by US neo-cons, Cheney et al., as an extremist against Rafsanjani then when Iran could split Europe from US.
Looks like he still plays the neo-con asset?
I think a key point that many people around the world are missing is that the war in the Ukraine has already been long ongoing; long before Putin decided to move in. Essentially, Putin did not start any war. Rather he is trying to finish one.
Very true. It runs almost like an old western movie. Now it is showdown.
Mr. Ahmadinejad’s speech is tailored to instigate doubt into Iranians heads for alliance with Russia and China.
Divide et impera.
Generally I think the Iranians have no better choice than to stay with China and Russia axis – let’s call it the Good Axis. Then there’s the Satan’s Axis with its primary members being the US, UK, Zionist globalist bankers (Israel). If Iran were to do a Machiavelli-style switching and join the latter axis it must recognize Israel, open its territory/economy etc. to the West, accept the gender fluid ideology, cook shish kebab made with insects meat processed at Bill Gates’ artificial meat processing plant and become another spare gas station with flag for the zio bankers. Given how the current world event is unfolding there’s no middle way so to speak. This is say a chess game between the two camps and it’s not possible to jump in the middle of the game and continue the game with three players using three different set of pieces. Russia/Iran cooperation with respect to the war on Syria showed the positive extent of their cooperation which could continue in the future. With Iran being in the Good Axis, it will find its rightful place in history as an independent, prosperous and strong country. However, any other way could be detrimental to Iran if the big powers engage in an actual world war theater. By the way forget about what Ahmadinejad says. Alas he has shown lack of proper understanding of world events on numerous occasions.
Neither Russia nor China have killed any Iranians/Shia only NZATO.
Further, China & Russia have signed 10’s of Trillions of Yuan-Ruble decades long project/ investments with the Islamic Republic.
Russia have provided the opportunity for the Axis of Resistance to project their influence in the region to the chagrin of Israel.
Iran knows where its future lies. No Russia, no China or Iran soon after.
I think think that the author of the essay misses a very important fact about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which is that the man is first and foremost a contrarian master troll with a compulsive need to be in the spotlight.
Let us not forget how during his tenure as President, he needled the west and Israel so much that he earned himself the vaunted title of “The new Hitler”, even before Assad and Putin were ever in the running.
There is a very old expression in Farsi “Kerm reekhtan” which literally translates into “throwing worms”, which is the act of annoying someone to the point of getting a explosive reaction out of them, then just sitting back and laughing your head off, as the target of your kerm goes right off the rails. Literal trolling, and Mahmoud Ahmadijenad has been, is, and will continue to be a master of the art.
“However, they also consider an all-out military advancement into Ukraine may not have been the most prudent and sagacious way to address Russia’s well-justified concerns.”
If Ukraine ends up losing its statehood, I think the Ayatollah would just accept the fact, rather than stop the closer ties between Russia and Iran, which to Iran are more important than for Russia. I think Ahmadinehad might have disqualified himself from future chances to be president with those statements regarding Russia and China, even though he is sticking closer to the Iranian motto “Neither East, nor West”. China and Iran have signed a major economic integration treaty/pact, and Russia and Iran recently met in Moscow to establish much closer ties. Ahmadinehad’s opponents can call him anti-China and anti-Russia now. (I can only think that he wants an even bigger role for Iran.)
Do realize that russia allowed Iranian targets to be bombed by Israel prior to the Ukraine invasion. There was a stain of antimuslim language on rt that was tracking the zio attitude. Keep in mind that Modi in India is another zio loving puppet though after the farmer’s put their feet down he was forced to change his tune. But things are becoming more clear now. Many are seeing that russia is on the right side. The Muslim world will help mother russia because they are all brothers.
“I must open a parenthesis here and add that I do not find Ahmadinejad’s stance all that surprising. When Daesh/ISIS was advancing in Syria and was busy chopping heads right, left, and center, he came forcefully against Bashar Asad and the Syrian government. He fiercely objected to Iran’s involvement and help in that country and issued statements in that regard. I referenced some of these when discussing his disqualification in the Iranian presidential election in another essay published last year (See here). Had he been in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s overall foreign policy, we have little doubt would have now been busy fighting ISIS or some other variants inside our own cities and neighborhoods. Close parenthesis. We thank God Almighty for His Blessings in the form of a wise Leader.
As I mentioned, the majority of the public in Iran do not share Ahmadinejad’s particular view. There are some though who would like him to join his brother in armchair, Mr. President Zelensky, in his fight in Ukraine. Perhaps after they have defeated Russia, they could have a live show discussing the following two videos on Ukrainian national television: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Homosexuality versus Freedom Gay Fetish Dance with President Zelensky. Who knows, perhaps he could lead him to the Straight Path.”
It’s good that Ahmadinejad is praising Ukraine.
But only because it has exposed him for who he truly is: an American/Zionist Fifth Column agent.
On the matter of Ukraine and Syria, Ahmadinejad has come tacitly on the side of the Zionists and Americans who have been bankrolling and arming the pro-Democracy jihadists and headchoppers against Syria or the pro-Democracy Ukrainian Nazis and fascists against Russia.
Ahmadinejad’s masquerade as anti-Zionist or anti-Americanist is unravelling.
In the future, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ahmadinejad fully come out of the closet and convert to Zionist Judaism, openly the war criminal American military, or perhaps even star in a homoerotic video while wearing high heels like his Best Friend Forever, Mr. Zelensky….
Ahmadinejad was passed over for a run at the Iranian Presidency and is still bitter.
If he’s now trying to get on the western speaking circuits with the Clintons and Obamas then he’s going about it in the right way. I can visualize him , Hillary and Obama addressing a room full of Zionist Goldman & JP Morgan Bankers.
The POS should be talking US/NATO reparations for Syria.
Mr. Ahmadinejad is not too smart. Since the US coup of 2014, Ukraine has not been an independent nation. It is run for US interests only. It is very similar to the 1953 US coup in Iran. Iran was run for US interests.
He thinks that Ukrainians will “revolt” from Russian rule. Russia is only in the Russian areas of Ukraine. Why would they “revolt” back to be ruled by Azov thugs on the streets?
The war in Ukraine is an American war and nothing more than that. No small nation without nuclear weapons would attack a large nuclear power without the prodding of another nuclear power to “help” it (The US and its friends).
Thank you for the data and analysis.
I find it difficult to doubt Ahmadinejad’s loyalty to the Iranian people, right out-of-the-box.
So that leaves two alternatives:
1. this is strategic, and in alignment with The Islamic State of Iran’s objectives,
2. he is severely compromised, ultimately by Shaitan, in which case, …. either:
2.1 it would be known by IRGC, and allowed to continue, and thus incorporated into strategic objectives
2.2 it will be dealt with definitively and we shall know, soon enough, if this is the case
The analysis done by the IRGC must certainly have recognized that the west is now in a state of certainty as an impending train wreck, there is no future for the West (Zone A).
Iran has clearly sent to only civilized high-level approach to the military operations
Yet, having been at the muzzle of the gun of Shaitan, for so long, they recognize common cause, and realize that the most beneficial future for Iran lies with the silk road and Eurasian integration, wherein such a configuration, Iran will prosper and expand the exposure of its culture to a much larger portion of humanity.
Compromised by any chance?
I’ve seen pictures of Ahmadinejad, Dubya, and Al Gore all flashing the call signs to their “god”. It’s called the Diablo, the devil horns.They all belong to the same club, and we’re not in it. They hate Cristian, Muslim, and Buddhist equally. They really like it, when we kill each other in senseless wars. Which they profit from.
The Mammon/ lucifer set.
This war is about the GREAT RESET, they’re conditioning us. Up is down, Good is evil. Big profit $ for the Military Industrial Congressional Complex. As a bonus, lots of filthy, subhuman slav’s die. The Kazars never forgave nor forgot the Rus for kicking them out of their homeland 10 centuries ago. YOU are justified in what you’re doing. God is using Russia to punish the Empire of LIES. Godspeed.
I’ve long thought that Russia was on the wrong track with Iran. They have some disagreements (largely not talked about) regarding Israel. For some reason,probably the power of Zionist Jews in Russia.And the number of Russian Jews that immigrated to Israel.They don’t seem to realize that if Zionist Jews are so loyal to Israel,they can’t be loyal to Russia,a serious problem. And that Russian world Jews (many of them are from the ex-USSR,but are not directly from Russia herself) that immigrated to Russia,have by doing that declared they aren’t loyal to Russia.And instead are loyal to a foreign state,Israel.
Instead of realizing those facts,and embracing the countries that do support Russia’s positions,they didn’t do that,thus making those countries have doubts about them. Russia should be supporting to the hilt Iran and Syria in their struggle with their common enemy,the US/NATO hydra. But they haven’t. Today,with everything going on in Europe. Russia and Iran,need to be much closer economically and militarily.That would benefit both of them.
It seem many countries accept legislators with dual-citizenship. Israel, however, don’t.
There you must renounce any other citizenship to be eligible.They understand the danger.
This is a stunning article but not in the way that the author wants to portray it. I don’t even know what he is really trying to say, but 2 comments stand out.
Ahmadinejad: Are you telling us that came from the mouth of an ex-Iranian leader? Why has this man not been shot by “the real Iranians”, or was that just an illusion. That Iran fights against oppression, tyranny and subjection was a myth? This is extremely disturbing to say the least, for I always thought that Iran was the last hope for the middle-East.
The Americans overthrew Mossadieh and put in the Shah who tortured, executed thousands and America made billions off your oil. You starved.
Then they armed Sadam to fight you and you suffered 1 Million dead. They confiscated all your money and 30+ years of cruel sanctions that you endured.
They arm Israel and allow them to attack you (until recently), as you hit back sometimes in Syria. But who allows you to really do that? It was Russia who allowed you to take on the Zion enterprise consisting of Israel, USA and turkey.
Who thief’s your oil? Is it Russia or China. Is this man part of Iran?
Khameni: Your new leader coming out and sitting on the fence, is slightly better than your ex- leader who made people gain insights into the Iranian people. Does he mean that he sees a way for Zion west to lift sanctions and Iran feeds gas/oil to Europe. Do you people believe that you are part white, like so many in India. Do you know any of the history of China when they fought off the west with little or nothing, including India, backed fully by the west? The Russians lost 27 million in WW2 alone and Napoleon and the rest that came before.
Do you think that Zion America will not screw you over and over again? To equate Russia and China with this evil menace is an insult to every decent human. Shias seem to be somewhat better than Sunnis, but now you seem to have the same stripes.
Who will kick out Israel/USA and Turkey from Syria? You?
P.S. I have seen many Iranian women in Toronto with miles of makeup on their faces, looking like “wannabe” whites. It says a lot about your people. Pakistan’s government seems to have been overthrown by the usual, but like in Afghanistan, millions will die, but the Zionists will have to leave. It might not even happen, for the people are taking to the streets tomorrow.
Instead of the painstaking cleansing of Nazis, Russia should tell the west now: Get back to the 1997 borders as was written or else face the consequence. Then keep on the cleansing.
“This is a stunning article but not in the way that the author wants to portray it. I don’t even know what he is really trying to say…”
The author said so, and I think delivered:
“…In this essay, I hope to explore limited dimensions of some of these questions as well as discuss other contrasting views circulating in Iran about the subject. Hopefully, this exploration could illuminate Iran’s current position and possible future position.”
First of all we are the original aryans of this world. The word Iran literally means the land of the aryans. Not even the mighty british empire dared to play their inferior race card against us iranians. After all we are a nation of 5000 years history, while the entire western civilization is just 300 years old. In fact you westerners were still jumping from treetop to treetop, while we were ruling the known world, not to mention the fact, that it was us Iranians, who ended the wests colonial empire. You should google the battle of tobacco, which that piece of garbage Gandhi imitated and freed India.
Second, the arabs had a nickname for us iranians a 1000 years ago, they called us “red cheeks” because we were so White, that our cheeks turned red by the slightest of a breeze. Not that it matters for a muslim, being colorblind as we are, where ones deeds are the measure and even here we are the forerunners of the anti zionist and anti imperialist struggle in the world.
Third, it looks like you westerners time is already up and we are just begining a new beginning!
Mr. Mansoureh Tajik,
Thank you this for article, especially for the Ahmadinehad quotes and your perspective that allows us who have never even been in Iran (but who would love to go someday) to get a view through your eyes.
You linked the “Freedom Gay Fetish Dance with President Zelensky.” Some dancing that is. Sometimes, when I am paying attention to the Ukraine issue, I listen to the song High Heel Sneakers as sang by the great Elvis Presley, and it really has a soothing effect. It seems to make it all right, somehow. I think it’s the trumpet. (And sometimes with this song I play in my mind some of the images of El Zelensky dancing, like when he walks away from the camera moving his shoulders up and down, when he moves toward the left as if floating, and when he is on his behind like jumping on the floor.)
When a name ends with “h” in persian, it is a female name.
Good correction. Thanks.
From the sublime to the ridiculous! The fact that you would look at that depravity is further displayed in your pitiful example of Elvis Presley, who honed his music by listening to black gospel music. But what a song for a point?
This article shows a doubt about Iran and it is very clear. The Shaker strives to speak the truth, and that’s why I am here.
“The fact that you would look at that depravity is further displayed in your pitiful example of Elvis Presley, who honed his music by listening to black gospel music. But what a song for a point?
The author looked at it, too, and it’s a relevant depravity. He linked it. You write as if it were disqualifying to listen to black gospel music. Your critique is empty if you did not watch the dance.
I dance to the song I linked, why not sometimes. I jog in place and look above when the trumpet sounds. It’s invigorating and no wonder (music goes with many battles).
Dear Karl Luck,
Evaluating your comments above as well as the statement, “This article shows a doubt about Iran and it is very clear,” it is possible I may have not written as clearly as I imagined I had. Or perhaps, in order to avoid writing a lengthy essay, I may have not fully explained key points as clearly and transparently as I could have, so, a misinterpretation has occurred.
That there are diverse and contradictory views in Iran is quite natural. That these diverse views are allowed to be expressed, even when they are clearly opposite the ruling system’s policies and the Leader’s views, too, are quite natural to us. If we were to carry out your suggestion implicit in your question, “Why has this man [Ahamadinejad] not been shot by ‘the real Iranians’,” then, wouldn’t we be just like the US and the West, these flag bearers of freedom of speech and human rights?
Iran’s actual and verifiable siding with the Oppressed is shown in her deeds: it helps the Palestinians with exact tools they need to defend themselves. Ditto with the Yemenis. Ditto with the Syrians. Ditto with Venezuela, Lebanon, and others. Of course, if we do any of these, it is our duty and responsibility as human beings and our obligation as Shi’a. These deeds would be cheapened and useless if we did any of them for anything other than God’s satisfaction.
Iran’s actual, real, measurable fight against the US and its servants and appendages in our regions have been shown for decades in multiple languages including the only language these entities understand, that is, the language of force. As examples, you could ask Ayn Al-Asad folks suffering from “concussions” or the survivors of Zionist regime in their underground spy nest in Erbil.
I explained in the article that Iran’s current priorities are the eviction of the US from our region and the dismantling of the Zionist regime. That has never changed, and God Willing, till the achievement of the full goals, they will remain so.
If you accurately and impartially examine the course of history in the past two decades, Russia’s course and direction have changed, to some extent, in similar direction as Iran’s not the other way around. As another example, please take a look at the numerous Security Council resolutions against the Islamic Republic of Iran in the past 3 decades and the number of times Russia voted against Iran in coordination with the US, Inc. As recent as this February, Russia voted “yes” on a UN arms embargo imposed on defenseless and severely sanctioned Yemeni people.
Therefore, if the Iranians, in general, show reservations, it is because there is notable ambiguities in other nations’ stance and whether they are based on opportunism or principles. Nevertheless, it cannot be doubted that the Islamic Republic of Iran will NOT side with the US, Inc. I hope at least that much was clear in my essay. If not, I must pay more attention and be clearer in the future, God Willing.
Dear Mr. Tajik,
I Know exactly the pain that Iran has suffered for decades at the hands of the Zionist enterprise, for I have witnessed it for decades. I also know that in Russia, embedded is some of those very same forces, and to weed them out is probably the biggest hurdle that Vladimir Putin has to face. I am heartened when he said: ” we will get rid of the scum and traitors”.
Russia, like China wanted the world to be as one, and were always tricked/ fooled by the forces of lies, who used concessions as an excuse to escalate their wicked intentions. I am talking about the United Nations, which is just a tool of the west.
Putin always wanted Russia to be part of the west, as they should have been. They are geographicly linked, economically beneficial, and share the same skin colour. But then he wanted recognition for Russia as a great nation, which it is. The west never forgave him from taking back Russia from the western vultures, and so he bided his time until he could confront them. That time is now.
China and Russia are tied together in a battle to save the rest of the world, and only they can do it, or we all are doomed. At this time, Russia needs support; not military but vocal support from countries that they have supported in the recent past. Example: Iran, in regards to Syria and Iraq to a lesser extent.
Today, Pakistan fell back into the hands of Zion America, and they are serious ramifications for this. The Indians who finally had the guts to stand up to America, might see this as an opening against their Muslim enemy and go sideways. Turkey who vacillates from Israel, America and Russia depending on Erdogan’s mood is never going to re-create the Ottoman empire, but he will play a part in destroying Turkey.
The Shia & Sunni fight is the same as the Catholic & protestant Irish fight. I am one human being among billions who wish to see all people have a chance to live.
p.s. I know you meant well, but in these more turbulent times, the few good will have to repair the past. We need to state clearly which side we are on.