by Ramin Mazaheri and crossposted with PressTV
The recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh – and the total silence regarding any sanctions on those who illegally played judge, jury, invader and executioner – reminds us how very unique Iranians are: Iranians are the people whom Westerners feel they are legitimately allowed to assassinate.
The citizens of which other country get so shamefully and shockingly assassinated by Westerners with such regularity in the 21st century?
We can’t compare the assassinations of Iranians with allegations (which did arise amid a once in a half-century Russophobia campaign in the West) that Russia poisoned a convicted double agent inside the United Kingdom. Not only did Western countries issue actual condemnations, unlike with the illegal murder of Fakhrizadeh, but they even expelled over 150 Russian diplomats.
The largest point to make clear is regarding why Iranians get this extraordinary (inhumane) treatment. It’s important for journalists to answer the short-term question of, “Why Fakhrizadeh?”, but we must also answer the long-term question of “Why Iran?”
The reality is that the average Westerners doesn’t even know how they got to this point. The Iranian hostage crisis was long ago, Israel is the belligerent one which keeps invading (and losing), the US is the belligerent one which keeps invading (and losing) – the refusal to allow Iran to defend itself is something which the average Westerner mostly doesn’t agree with and which they definitely cannot explain. That is to say: the reason is political – but Westerners are atrocious politicians, atrociously cynical about politics and atrociously misinformed about politics and socioeconomics due to their ever-more obvious censorship, propaganda and self-censorship.
There are several answers to “Why Iran?” Firstly, Iranians are an “expendable” people:
For a few centuries Westerners have regarded Iranians (as well as many others) as people who own things of value (natural resources), but who can produce nothing of value. Value is derived from supporting not just Westernism, but a Westernism which is totally unleavened – Westerners might say “contaminated” – with any non-Western ideas. Those who work for systems which do not conform to Western desires – no matter how great the democratic legitimacy of these systems -can be assassinated at will, in Western eyes. This is why the killing of a Qasem Soleimani or Fakhrizadeh does not merit consequences, unlike the assassination of a French general or a Japanese scientist.
Secondly, Iranians are a “ignorable” people:
Even though Iranians are so very expendable, they must also be ignored in the 21st century. The problem is: Iran keeps attracting well-wishers and like-minded people. Iran has allies in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon due to centuries-old cultural ties, but Iran also has allies in places like China and Venezuela precisely because Iran can talk about more than just religion.
Lastly, because Iranians refuse to be expendable and because they do things which are worthy of meritorious recognition, Iranians are thus an “assassinatable” people:
Iranians are assassinated because they show to the Muslim world and beyond that resistance to Western imperialism is not only possible, but that it produces far, far greater domestic success than continuing to ape Western nations.
Iran is not so special – they are merely the last one standing. Israel assassinated Egyptian and Iraqi nuclear scientists in the 1960s and 1970s, but these two countries either decided to collaborate with Israel or were too culturally divided to resist invasion by Israel’s ally and/or master. Iran is extraordinary in the 2020 context because they have rejected cooperation with Western imperialism, something which is always obscured by Western leftists and their fake-leftist media, and – history since 1917 proves – this means the West must assassinate you.
The West became a superpower by violence, not by merit, persuasion or mutually-beneficial cooperation, of course.
As long as Iran keeps earning meritorious recognition, assassinations (acts of war) will continue
This theory of Iran as the “assassinatable people” does not include the recent lie of Al-Qaeda’s #2 being assassinated in Tehran. This allegedly occurred in August but was not reported by The New York Times until just two weeks before the murder of Fakhrizadeh. Obviously, this was false propaganda designed to pave the way for the acceptance of brutally assassinating more Iranians, like Fakhrizadeh, in the minds of Westerners. It is guilt by association, no matter the historical record and the anti-terror fighting facts on the ground.
We must remember that so very much Western fake news is designed not to sway the world, nor logical people, but to plant false consciousness in their own citizens. Many Americans were shocked at the totalitarian brutality in the assassination of Soleimani – many Americans even publicly protested in Soleimani’s favor, something unthinkable in the 1980s or after 9/11. Considering how absurd it is – that Iran would peacefully host the #2 of the group which Soleimani and Iran fought for so very long (and The Times even admitted this contradiction in its (anonymous, as always) “scoop), the alleged death in Iran of that seemingly endless funeral procession of “Al-Qaeda #2s” should be disregarded. This is how 21st century Western propaganda works – it has no real political motivation/indoctrination, but only a motivation of furthering belligerent attitudes: it is designed to fuel panic and suspicion among Western citizens, which then grants their militaries approval for more war.
Israel is being blamed for the murder of Fakhrizadeh, but of course the US had to approve it. However, an Iranian reprisal against Israel or the US would definitely not trigger a large-scale war, for two obvious reasons: Iran does not want one, and because the West has absolutely zero chance of defeating Iran in a large-scale war. The proof of this truth is that Iran retaliated by firing on American forces occupying Iraqi soil after the murder of Soleimani, and there was no war with the US. The US simply lied about the damage, precisely because there is no way Western forces could hold a fraction of Iranian territory that they can in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What a major, immediate Iranian retaliation would achieve would only be to give fuel for decades of Western propaganda that Iran is a belligerent nation, even though Iran is clearly this exceptional victim of exceptional belligerence. But this false narrative is being domestically exposed in the West with each assassination.
The reality is that Fakhrizadeh’s death is something which must ultimately be bitterly swallowed by Iranians, because I doubt that Fakhrizadeh himself would want the country to go to war over his own assassination. Just as the “next man up” doctrine was successfully applied after Soleimani, so it will be applied for the martyr Fakhrizadeh, which is precisely why this physics teacher taught – for the good of the community, not the good of the individual. That’s a rather anti-Western notion, but a very successful one: Despite having just 80 million people Iran is regularly among the top 5 nations in the world in producing total STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) graduates, thanks to selfless humanists and patriots like Fakhrizadeh.
That staggering achievement of modestly-sized Iran will go totally unexplained in the West, of course, and such wilful ignorance can only but continue to neuter the West’s understanding of Iran. There is no invasion of Iran possible, and there is no stopping the nation’s nuclear energy project – there is only the West’s attempted implosion of Iran’s meritorious and successful culture, which would then result in the posting of US troops in Iran.
The assassination of Fakhrizadeh is designed to inflame tensions and entrap Iran into war – this plan will not work, yet again. It’s being said that the murder is a way by Israel to “salt the earth” and prevent a restoration of the JCPOA, but it’s clear the West views Iranians as exceptional from other humans on earth: Iranians should believe that people can be assassinated on their streets without a word of condemnation, but also that Europeans are on the cusp of doing fair business with Iranians in Iran?
Maybe Joe Biden will actually win the US election, and maybe he has also had a change of heart and truly does not want to support foreign interventions and invasions after so many decades of doing precisely that? But what’s known for certain is that many Westerners only want war, and not with just Iran.
Iran is actually just like Palestine – totally assassinatable by Israel and other Westerners. But while they can take Palestinians’ land they cannot take Iranian culture and intelligence – the teaching of physics, as well as anti-imperialist thought, continues in Iran.
(Ramin Mazaheri is currently covering the US elections. He is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. He is the author of ‘Socialism’s Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialism’ as well as ‘I’ll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China’, which is also available in simplified and traditional Chinese.)
“Despite having just 80 million people Iran is regularly among the top 5 nations in the world in producing total STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) graduates, thanks to selfless humanists and patriots like Fakhrizadeh.”
Quoted paragraph is not correct. Iran is not among top 5 nations producing STEM graduates. Iran is THE #1 (number ONE). Iran has the highest number per capita of STEM graduates. Top 4 apparently are China, Russia, Iran and USA.
One of the links: https://www.industryweek.com/talent/article/21998889/the-countries-with-the-most-stem-graduates#:~:text=Workers%20with%20STEM%20qualifications%20have,recent%20STEM%20graduates%20in%202016.
On the chart in this link, Iran is number five, in absolute number of STEM graduates. However, when you take into account population size, Iran is number ONE. I did the math, Iran has 4.7 STEM/1000, Russia 3.75, China 3.5, India 2.05, USA 1.7.
That explains why Iran can hijack USA drones, the other way around is highly unlikely. Fakhrizadeh is gone, but there will be more Fakhrizadehs in the future.
Being in top 5 is good, being number ONE is better.
There is the BRIC countries’ problem in a nutshell. The Judeo-Catholic (not Christian) Nations cannot tolerate being anything less than #1 through to #10 on the Earth. This is predicted in ancient writings. Cain was the Elder, he was #1, it was Jealousy that caused him to lose his status, not Abel. The only foreign country I’ve visited is my neighbor to the south ,USA , and it is so familiar to me ,an Acadien in Canada ,they almost seem like brothers ,but not. They carry their God like a machinegun. Can you imagine a True God doing such a thing as to give His Power to a childish, selfish, little imp like the Judeo-Catholic? What? Those who “dwell” upon the Earth and fight and claw with their neighbors for dominance and preeminence shall have their reward when the Kingdom of the Messiah breaks forth. The darker it gets, the closer we are to the dawning of the LORD’s Day. But, nevertheless, “Will the Son of Man find faith on Earth when He returns in all His Power? I think they are FEWER than any of us can imagine. The World is delusional, that doesn’t make Me Fear. It makes Me circumspect. My Friend put it this way, “Be wise as serpents, and gentle as doves.” In case Iran doesn’t know it, let Me say that there is no Sin in being murdered, the sin is murder and belongs solely to the Murderer. War is Murder.
It’s also worth noting that a fair number of STEM graduates produced in the USA are not Americans. I’m even willing to wager that some of them are, astonishingly enough and despite all possible obstacles, Iranians.
Well spoken from a noble heart Ramin. My sincere condolences and solidarity with your feelings. I can only attempt to add my small contribution to the point you make about how Westerners are manipulated into seeing certain peoples as “assasinat-able” For the Western mind Judaism holds fast to what it sees as its strategic lock on the spiritual virtue game. We have been indoctrinated through religion for thousands of years to see the Jewish tradition as the foundation of our spiritual, ethical and moral values. They call it the Judeo-Christian tradition for a good reason. My point being Talmudists and their like are remarkably skilled at playing the God-game, as if playing a violin for the Western mind. Crudely put, we are propagandized to value Jews as sacred to our core values. They decide for us our morality. Just look at the labor party in England now. They bend the knee to Zionist sensibilities as if they are bowing to the Queen of England. This runs deep and the Zionists use this as a moral super weapon. I have noticed for some time now that Jews tend to see themselves as the teachers of morality for Westerners and don’t hesitate to tell us what is moral. When we contradict them we are easily branded as evil. So we fear them as if we are supposed to fear the true representatives of a Judgmental God. Now the zionists know this full well and work it as a potent propaganda power. Accordingly the West is riddled with “Judeophobia.” Hence any nation that openly stands against Israel is so easily portrayed as a moral evil, deserving of no more mercy than Satan himself. The nasty translation that no one wants to name is that if Israel feels it wants to kill someone who are we to question the judgement of the most high “God.” Religious propaganda is often the most powerful political propaganda. And the Zionists know it.
Yes indeed, Israel is well schooled in lies, in deception, in false claims and false Gods….those are the traits of Satan and anyone who has perused the pages of the Talmud will be acutely aware of these facts. They have used a false narrative about a 6,000,000 holocaust…. that’s been doing the rounds for a couple of centuries, they use the narrative about being a choosen people, perhaps they are, perhaps Satan has choosen them. They have slaughtered millions so that they can remain as squatting leeches in Palestine, they are the Khazars, the evil force behind the New World Order…..but they’ve over played their hand and the world is quickly awakening to the wolf in sheep’s clothing. I know I’ve tarred a whole people with my generalisations but they make no distinctions in their deceit, their infanticide, their assassinations and their bloody worldwide genocides !
Amen, Séamus Ó Néill.
The khazarian pharisees know only lies, they inherited that from their father.
This has been bothering me for a long time now because it goes even deeper than that.
Our news organizations and public agencies constantly tell the American public that Iranians are worthy of death.
I used to read foxnews.com and I just got sick of their weekly, ‘Iranians are the root of all evil’ column. I did not archive such nonsense but I noticed for months that every week they would post at least one story about those baddies in Iran and then leave it pinned to their ‘world news’ section until the next one was ready. It was not limited to Iran’s ‘malign influence’ but to the totality of their culture. I even found one that discussed honor killings. Good grief. Honor killings are a problem in Pakistan and India as well, no mention of that and in Iran it’s carried out by some minority ethnic groups. I don’t know if the Shia are completely free of that barbaric practice (sorry I’m not two faced, I call it as I see it) but even if they do it, it’s not a rampant practice encouraged by the Republic. But it did add to the toxic, Iran is uniquely evil narrative.
This is just one example, every story about Iran is spun in such a manner that they are never the victim but always the victimizer even if they are subjected to unprovoked aggression and violence.
On the bad side, I sense that the people driving this narrative are either consciously or unconsciously preparing the U.S. public for our Dresden moment. We will never invade Iran but wreck it? yes.
On the good side, the fact that these evil sick, soulless people feel that must reinforce this narrative and are terrified at the prospect of Iranians ever being portrayed as rational gives me some hope that if the American public just hears an alternative explanation that makes sense that they will reject the propaganda they have been fed. That they will at least reject violence.
Judeus e cristãos estão agindo como satanás mais temos que acrescentar mulçumanos (EAU, Arábia Saudita) também agindo malévola mente contra seus irmãos xiitas.
Jews and Christians are acting like Satan but we have to add Muslims (UAE, Saudi Arabia) also acting malevolently against their Shiite brothers.
This whole “take on Iran/make a deal with Persia” schizophrenic approach of the deep State will play out in Syria. No one is going to attack Iran directly but they will go for Syria to seize and hold land and in doing so just skate on the thin edge of the line of agreement with Russia. Quinetra comes to mind. According to the map from South Front, there are Isis forces in the south of Damascus which can be marshaled especially after Bibi-Saudi rapprochement.
This does not look good.. not at all.
You are 100% correct, sir. Washington and its international lackeys like Britain and Germany target nobodies like the Skripals and Navalny for deaths which they successfully blame on Russia beyond all belief. Without a shred of evidence Russia gets repeatedly blamed and sanctioned for acts they clearly did not commit. Israel, on the other hand, at America’s behest blatantly murders among the best, brightest and most heroic from among the Iranian population (also from among the Palestinian and other Muslim populations). For this they are NEVER penalised, only lauded by leaders of the supposedly exceptional people who specialise in inverting the truth on virtually every matter of honor, justice and civilised behavior. Yes, Israel is most definitely given a “license to kill” anyone at any time for self-serving purposes by a country that thinks it has the right to dispense such permissions because no one on the planet displays more virtue and rectitude than do Americans. How do we know? You’re supposed to take their word, even though they conspicuously lie endlessly.
Hi Ramin – it must really hurt to be an Iranian today
But may I please please point out – that it is not the people of the West – its the governments of the West that are so awful….and yeah – alot of the public is asleep – and that’s the shits…but not all of us.
I’m so sorry to Iran – and I would give anything to be an Iranian. They are so proud and so strong and so fearless. Its Satan who is picking on Iran. Because Iran is God’s land and people…in many ways.
But may I please point out that – the people of the West cast in their lots with their evil governments. The people of the West are COMPLICIT with their chosen group of psychopaths. The only innocent people in the West are those few and rare individuals who take responsibility for their own choices, come what may. The people who fund these temporary powers, such as the Western military complex, are COMPLICIT in their murders. In Law, if I hire a killer, and he be found out ,we both go to jail. Smarten up People! Please, Repent.
I don’t think most American or Europeans people know what is going on.
Wonderful article, Ramin, and so poignant because all of it is true – so true. We live in Satanic times and its seat is in the west. Iran should swallow this one as a bitter pill – for now. That is what tactics and strategy require at this juncture. Historical junctures always change, and a time will come to serve revenge as the best cold dish.
An excellent essay, and a sad one.
It is beyond comprehension that two adolescent rogue nations, the USA and Zion, feel entitled to eliminate the cream of the intelligentsia of the millennia–old nation of Iran/Persia. Iran has the absolute right to take revenge, but cold, as the Saker posited in an earlier piece.
Iranians carry the fire.
Condolences to the brave Iranian nation.
Thank you, your article is a necessary reminder and wake-up call to all of us regular people in the West, as our own elites get more evil every day, but most of us people are still fast asleep. I believe, when some of those who have woken up demand that Iran take instant revenge now, it is only the expression of a wish that Iran may punish the official Western rulers, a wish to do what we ourselves as regular citizens feel too weak to do. And so it is actually a reminder to us, to think and come to realize our own moral torpidity, and overcome it, and get ready to throw off the yoke.
I bow my head in respect to the people and the leadership of Iran.
May God give that your sacrifices are not in vain.
Iran should take lessons from Cuba in guarding against such events.
Iran rejected cooperation with Western Imperialism??
Hmm…Iran bought NATO weaponry – delivered by Israeli intermediaries in the early 80’s to fight against Iraq.
IRGC officers trained, financed, and armed mujaheddins (Al Qaeda) in alliance with the Western imperialists in the Bosnian War against Serbs.
Iran cooperated with the Western powers in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Just to name three occasions…
Not to forget the ‘October Surprise’ saga where acolytes close to the newly revolutionary government colluded with the Reagan/Bush/Casey campaign to undermine the Carter governement by getting the American hostages released on the day of the Reagan inauguration.
Nice text Ramin,
I agree that West sees Iranians as exceptional from other humans and therefore Iranians can be assassinated at will. But Iranians are not alone, there are plenty of nations that are in the same shoes.
25 years ago, Iranian military officers used local Muslims and were orchestrating killing of the indigenous Serbian people in todays Bosnia. Iran collaborated with West and used exactly the same moral pretext as west using now against Iran. In my view, there is no difference between Jews, Gringos and Persians. All of them think they are exceptional and have a right to give moral lectures to the rest of the word.
In good faith,
This is a lie, and vicious slander of Iranians, propagated by Zionists.
Doug, you’re of course entitled to your opinion. But, you’re making major allegations here.
Perhaps you can educate us on this: “25 years ago, Iranian military officers used local Muslims and were orchestrating killing of the indigenous Serbian people in todays Bosnia. Iran collaborated with West and used exactly the same moral pretext as west using now against Iran. “
The Iranian cultural center in Belgrade is one of the most important Iranian cultural and diplomatic missions in the world. Iranians and Serbs get along superbly. They both hate the Zionists.
These slanderous lies are like telling the Venezuelan people in twenty years that it was Iran that helped the US and the Zionists break up your country when they sanctioned you and waged war against you twenty years ago.
It is a disservice to peace among nations to disseminate these lies.
Look, it is technically true that Iranians were in Bosnia. However, that was 20-30 years ago, different times, different leaders. Bad and confusing times. For example, USA was the last to join everybody else on the kill? At the beginning of the troubles, they were not at Croat/Muslim side. Then propaganda turned everybody’s minds and USA ended bonging Bosnian Serbs, and Serbia itself, long after war in Bosnia became past.
For what it is worth, I am not aware of Iranians doing anything nasty in Bosnia, except being there. On the other hand, Kurds, Afghanis we remember, even have photos of them holding severed Serbian heads with blood dripping from them.
Please stop pulling that historical oddity. Iranians were there, so was everybody else. Unlike many others, it is not known that Iranians did any heinous crimes, except being there. Brother Serbs, please stop pulling that. It is not productive. I have met many Iranians, some are close friends, none seemed to be anti Serbian a bit. They have enough trouble themselves. Pulling ‘Iran was in Bosnia’ does not help anybody.
History is full of contradictions. Politics is a whore, my grandfather liked to say. People are in it to survive. Rulers are in it to gain or preserve power. When times are crazy, like in wars, rulers do crazy things. People get caught in the web of lies, deceits, like it or not.
I am a Serb and, for example, we like to point to everybody how in WWII it was mostly Serbs fighting Germans. That is true. However, very few Serbs know that there were Serbian units on Eastern front!? Not too many, not whole divisions or regiments, yet they were there. How so? War against Germans was in Bosnia and parts of Croatia, where Serbs lived. At the same time, there was a pupped quisling government in Serbia, officially fascist ideology. That government sent a handful of Serbs to Eastern Front. The only European nation that had zero soldiers on Eastern Front was – Bulgaria. Could it be the reason Russians tolerate Bulgarians even when they openly against them (like today)? Bulgarians did not send anybody to Eastern front cause they were busy slaughtering Serbs at the same time.
Does the fact that there were handful of Serbs on Eastern front change the way most Serbs feel about Russians and vice versa? After all, USSR was communist country. Serbian Royal house were not on best terms with them, were they. Most of population in Serbia did not like communists either. Yet, Serbs were the ones to help Tito the most to turn the country into semi-communist one. Politics, especially at time of wars, is often different from what people think or feel on both sides.
Please stop this nonsense, it does not help anybody. Even if at some point there was a bit of bad blood, why make it much bad blood now? For what purpose? For whose gain? Why do we enjoy rubbing the noses of people who were not even born then, for something somebody did in their name. That is more than childish.
Just stop it. Period.
When I worked in Bosnia for 3 weeks in 2005 I was evaluating a Humanitarian Mine Action project being funded from Norway but employing Bosnian Muslims. I heard lots of allegations but Iranians were never mentioned in any way at all, and no such allegations came from soldiers in the Respublika Srpska in Bosnia either. There would need to be evidence for such a claim to be taken seriously.
Gary Littlejohn, thank you
Seriously? In good faith? You would lump the Islamic Republic of IRAN with “Jews. Gringos?”
Please (and the same goes for the Russians), stop being so profligate with the lives of your elites. Protect them at all costs. The Russians lost dozens of officers, diplomats, businessmen – not a word, all hushed up to appease the partnyors (or protect incompetent security people). Stop complaining, repay with interest. You are as “ignorable” as are your intelligence services.
“stop being so profligate with the lives of your elites.”
The U.S. has made this really difficult. We have destroyed Iran’s currency and economy. This creates fertile ground for foreign operatives to bring cash into the country to pay for information, buy stuff like pickup trucks that we can just throw away, and pay off locals to use as cover to that truck and then leave the country. Even if all this cost a million dollars, it is pocket change to us.
I hope that Iranian security keeps improving after they are done studying these attacks. A culture where it is okay to admit your mistakes will speed this along. I was impressed by Glantz’s book on the war on the eastern front during WW2. He pointed out that the Russians had to keep calm during their early massive losses while learning from them and keep rebuilding their army. I think Zhukov’s personality played a big part in driving this.
Of course (good point about Glantz) but they never succeeded in Vietnam – which was much poorer (North – and South which was exposed to US firepower and Phoenix). They learned – very fast. The three leaders who started the struggle in 1940, ended it in 1975. These days money is a much more potent weapon. If they’d responded in kind ONCE, the Western terrorists would have been much more reluctant to carry on. The Vietnamese blew up US bases, embassies and CIA compounds. There was a price to pay.
There is always a reason why the Russians, Iranians or the Chinese can’t retaliate – it’s becoming somewhat tiring. There is no point in analysing these tragedies if all one can expect is more of the same.s
Iranians: The people the West are allowed to assassinate. Yes like the africans leaders and mass slaughtered since ww2 to keep this continent open to looting. And I don’t forget the 8 million Iranians who starved to death under British occupation during ww1.
Let us imagine that an intelligence service foreign to the USA carried out an assassination of: Leon Cooper, Sheldon Glashow, David Gross and/or Frank Wilczek. All USAmerican Nobel laureates in the field of atomic physics. What would the response be? Mayhem. My thoughts are with the Iranian people.
Without US political and economic support specifically and that from Western countries in general, Israel would cease to exist, at least like in its present state of endless violence and expansion.
Therefore, in theory the US has a lot of leverage over what Israel can and cannot do.
However, what we have seen in that all US politicians – name one who says otherwise – insist that no codition be placed on the massive aid that Israel gets.
The powetful Zionists lobbies like AIPAC filter out all who wants to hold Israel to account and put US interests above those of Israel, and therefore only “Israeli Firsters” are allowed to run for office in the US.
That it what breeds this sense of impunity by Israel. The fact that they can assassinate scientists, kill children and steal land and bulldoze houses without consequences means that this will continue to do this until the victims are in a position to retaliate.
The US and the EU are Zionist pawns but they will live to regret their shameful actions in due course.
“Maybe Joe Biden will actually win the US election, and maybe he has also had a change of heart and truly does not want to support foreign interventions and invasions after so many decades of doing precisely that? But what’s known for certain is that many Westerners only want war, and not with just Iran.”
This is because the same pseudo-religious “chosenness” that brought Europeans to what is now North America is exactly what brought the Ashkenazim to Palestine. Manifest Destiny equals Zionism in that it justifies genocide, rape, and the pillage of indigenous people’s land and resources. It dehumanizes every human being on the planet but them. If you don’t believe me, ask any Native American, or any Palestinian.
Bingo! You’ve nailed it, Tommy! Little do most poor white westerners know, they’re next on the elimination list too. Pseudo-religious chosen-ness eventually boiling down to wealth and power; i.e., the chosen of the chosen. But hey, they’re the winners, and to the winners go the spoils! Or so I’ve heard.
Many poor whites in the USA, sad to say, became Trumpsters. The majority of them are Evangelicals who think Trump is their ticket to the Rapture. Attacking Iran is the first step on the road to Armageddon and the end of the USA as we know it. It’s hard to talk these folks out of their faith-based belief system so I don’t even try.
The rapture is a fallacy. The Rapture is not a biblical concept. And the Sheep of Christ’s pasture ,if they exist and abide at all, do not entangle themselves with the World rule. Antichrist ,on the other hand ,does verily exist. And is very involved in creating Pseudo-Zion, and Many worship there.
the trillion $ question presently is how many million Iranians will be sacrificed by the corrupt mullahs for notaworldhealthorganisation for coronavaccinationidentity.
I would suggest you are looking at it from the wrong angle. It is not about who was killed; it is about who did the killing. If anyone else does the killing it is called murder and must be punished. If America or Israel does the killing it is called self defense and should be praised.
Well, the result of the US 2020 election is pretty much in.
Roughly 66.5% of eligible voters voted.
Roughly 153 million people voted for more of the same that they’ve experienced for at least the past 30 years of R or D rule (made no difference which) — perpetual growth; off-shoring of well-paying jobs; worsening environment; perpetual war; no medicare for all; an increasingly wealthy 0.01% and an increasingly poor 99.99%; an injustice system to the benefit of the wealthy and detriment of the poor.
Roughly 10.4 million people who voted did not vote for an R or D for POTUS — only one fifteenth of those that did.
In short, More Of The Same has ALMOST certainly won by a landslide in the US. And that is exactly what the Ruling Class in America will deliver to not only average Americans, but, ufortunately, to the people living in nations of Iran, Russia, China, Syria, Yemen, etc. etc. (who had no vote in their fate) for the next four years. (That is the very definition of “democracy in action”, isn’t it — US voters getting what they voted for?)
I turned 70 a few months ago. I’ve observed the US’s behavior (its “foreign policy”) around the world from inside the US where I grew up and lived until 1987. I continued to do this after I emigrated to Canada in 1987. I’ve also closely watched a number of US elections while I lived in both countries. IMO, the geopoltical power-balance is right now much different and, therefore, much more dangerous, than it has ever been in my lifetime. This is because the “way of life” of the US (as a literal gangster nation) is being “threatened”.
In short, the long-suffereing victims of US aggression are not going to allow the US to conduct “More Of The Same” for the next four years. Either the US and its vassals are going to back down and withdraw from their attempt at world domination before the next US election, or there is going to be a very serious, probably nuclear, WWIII.
The US “economy” has never been able to survive for an extended period of time without a really major, all-out war. This time around, such a major war would certainly lead to catastrophic damage to Main Street USA. Some in the Ruling Class actually realize this (IMO Trump included, although he’s not really in the Ruling Class). But, put simply, like men/women who “can’t live with ’em; can’t live without ’em”, in today’s nuclear world, the US “can’t survive with it (all-out war); can’t survive without it.” THAT is the US’s terrible predicament — “between a rock and a hard place”.
IMO, before the next election for POTUS, humanity’s and the US’s fate, at least on the geopoltical stage, will be decided. Because the US is invloved, this process of “sorting things out” will necessarily be really ugly. Unfortunately, I think that the best possible outcome of the upcoming struggle will be the oligarchs from the Big Three (mob families) deciding which areas (“territories”) of the world each will dominate/exploit.
I wouldn’t count out a nuclear false flag within the US either as a means to justify an all out attack on some foreign boogeyman. Many of us so-called “exceptionals” now being “expendables” in the global reset economy, and all that. CV19 has clearly signaled that “all options are indeed on the table” now and from here on out. We’ll all be grazing sheep anyway in the midst of the upcoming CV19 total lockdown. Are we having fun yet?
I find it humorous when people mention how Iran lacks in protecting valuable assets. Covid has brought so much new protocols to many nations including iran. It has entrusted a new group of people who are experts in covid to well..advice your society on what to do and how to fight this mysterious virus. What makes you no6 think these virus fighters are a trojan horse to gather Intel on their adversarries. After all, the virus temperature detector is shaped as a gun..convenient and covertly you can blow the brains off of someone who needs to be assassinated after they stop at a make shift covid test stand. I wonder if that happened to the iranian nuclear scientist..someone approached him in a hazmat and a temperature “gun” For a test? It’s crazy..we’re in a time where someone can literally put a gun shaped object to your forehead to take your temperature..now imagine if you were some iranian, hezbollah alliend individual and are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Considering that -how the article says- “Iranians are people the West is allowed to assassinate”, it seems to me that Iran should do “a far better” job to protect its generals and scientists, while at the same time they should join China and Russia in a closer way, both in an economical and military way. These Western “provocations” will not disappear in the near future: the goal is to start a war. And, please, do not turn to EU for help, ….they are less than nothing in every way!
Thanks for your work as a journalist.
In Europe a story is developping around a certain Dr. Djalali.
It is said that this mister Djalali was accused of being a spy, that the process in court was unfair and that soon he will probably executed.
Amnesty International is behind him, which is to me a sign that he very well could be a spy.
Do you know anything about this case?
Iranian people have been treated the same way like all third world countries, who were always expendable in the eyes of the imperialists. The only way out for Iran and the world is that people in the whole world united to defeat imperialism. Imperialism is racism, and should be defeated by all means.
Iran is not a third world country, mate.
Soaring mountains, shimmering deserts, lush forests…there are few lands as beautiful as Iran. The Iranian people are also uniquely beautiful; sentimental, poetic, and deeply cultured. I have no fears for them, because I know their capabilities. My condolences to the family of Professor Fakhrizadeh.