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Who Needs …

Posted in Iran, Thrillers, World by homeyra on February 24, 2007

les romans policiers?… thrillers!

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Is this true?
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What about that?
… if you are too lazy to click, here is some of the that:

[ … ] The Iranian issue I don’t think has much to do with nuclear weapons frankly [ … ] But the point in the Middle East, as distinct from North Korea, is that this is center of the world’s energy resources [ … ] That’s been an axiom of U.S. foreign policy, that it must control Middle East energy resources [ … ] In fact if the United States used no Middle East oil, it’d have the same policies. If we went on solar energy tomorrow, it’d keep the same policies. [ … ] Control is the source of strategic power [ … ] There are several issues in the case of Iran. One is simply that it is independent and independence is not tolerated.

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Sometimes it’s called successful defiance in the internal record […] International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn’t pay his protection money. You have to have obedience otherwise the idea can spread that you don’t have to listen to the orders and it can spread to important places [ … ] it’s not only that it has substantial resources and that it’s part of the world’s major energy system but it also defied the United States [ … ] And again, the will of the U.S. population and even US business is considered mostly irrelevant. Seventy five percent of the population here favors improving relations with Iran, instead of threats. But this is disregarded [ … ] They have to be punished for disobeying us [ … ] I presume part of the reason for the U.S.-Israel invasion of Lebanon in July [ … ] was that Hezbollah is considered a deterrent to a potential U.S.-Israeli attack on Iran. It had a deterrent capacity, i.e. rockets. And the goal I presume was to wipe out the deterrent so as to free up the United States and Israel for an eventual attack on Iran [ … ] In fact, one of the last acts of the U.S.-Israeli invasion, right after the ceasefire was announced before it was implemented, was to saturate much of the south with cluster bombs. There’s no military purpose for that, the war was over, the ceasefire was coming. [ … ] UN de-mining groups that are working there say that the scale is unprecedented [ … ] There are supposed to be about one million bomblets left there. [ … ]

images1.jpg… I don’t think any of the outside commentators at least as far as I’m aware have taken very seriously the idea of bombing nuclear facilities. They say if there will be bombing it’ll be carpet bombing. So get the nuclear facilities but get the rest of the country too, with an exception. By accident of geography, the world’s major oil resources are in Shi’ite-dominated areas. Iran’s oil is concentrated right near the gulf, which happens to be an Arab area, not Persian. Khuzestan is Arab, has been loyal to Iran, fought with Iran not Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. This is a potential source of dissension. I would be amazed if there isn’t an attempt going on to stir up secessionist elements in Khuzestan. U.S. forces right across the border in Iraq, including the surge, are available potentially to “defend” an independent Khuzestan against Iran, which is the way it would be put, if they can carry it off [ … ]

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… but one of the things they considered was maintaining troop presence in Iraq beyond what’s to be used in Iraq for troop replacement and so on, and use them for a potential land move in Iran — presumably Khuzestan where the oil is. If you could carry that off, you could just bomb the rest of the country to dust.

 

Again, I would be amazed if there aren’t efforts to sponsor secessionist movements elsewhere [ … ] the United States is trying to stir them up, to break the country internally if possible. The strategy appears to be: try to break the country up internally, try to impel the leadership to be as harsh and brutal as possible. [ … ] Everyone knows that. That’s one of the reasons the reformists, Shirin Ebadi and Akbar Ganji and others, are bitterly complaining about the U.S. threats, that it’s undermining their efforts to reform and democratize Iran. But that’s presumably its purpose [ … ]

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try to get the leadership to be as brutal and harsh and repressive as possible, to stir up internal disorder and maybe resistance. And a third is to try to pressure other countries, and Europe is the most amenable, to join efforts to strangle Iran economically. Europe is kind of dragging its feet but they usually go along with the United States.

The efforts to intensify the harshness of the regime show up in many ways. [ … ] Any wild statement that he comes out with immediately gets circulated in headlines and mistranslated [ … ] But anybody who knows anything about Iran [ … ] don’t report his statements, particularly when [ … ] statements are pretty conciliatory [ … ] As far as I’m aware, it never got reported. [ … ] The Arab League proposal calls for normalization of relations with Israel if it accepts the international consensus of the two-state settlement which has been blocked by the United States and Israel for thirty years. And that’s not a good story, so it’s either not mentioned or it’s hidden somewhere etc etc etc & more & more & more………………………

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Really, who needs him! mais oui, this is partly a 99-banoo‘s posting style 🙂

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  1. Bijan said, on February 25, 2007 at 3:25 am

    Just to let you know, like a loyal follower slaved to your blog, I checked your latest post today. At first, because of the pictures, I got excited and felt at ease as if I was in familiar territory (From Russia With Love & the Mafiosos.) But soon, the “Barefoot Laborer”, came out from hiding (Khodesho Borooz Dod) and realized he doesn’t know what’s going on “here”, or “there”, or what’s the difference between “this” and “that?” Like Alice in wonder land (more appropriate if I say, Samad Ke Raft Be-shar Traghi Bekoneh) had to check “this” and “that”. I’m surprised to find out I ran into a familiar name, Dr. Noam Chomsky. Many years ago, I learned of him as an expert linguist, in my Theory of Languages, a commuter science course (and that course was about computer languages and their linguistic aspect and artificial intelligence, if I remember right.) I have only rediscovered him in recent years, as far as his other interests in Psychology, Politics, and Ethics. But sadly I have only read very little of his work. Back to “Barefoot Laborer” I will return later to read the rest of the articles. As usual, Bravo, in your taste in selecting and presenting interesting topics.

  2. Manas said, on February 25, 2007 at 6:13 am

    Blogspot is not loading here. I don’t know if it is only my univ or all India!

  3. homeyra said, on February 25, 2007 at 6:55 am

    Bijan, thanks again for your kind words.
    The truth is I wish I didn’t have to write these posts!
    Manas, I hope all is well with you connexions, if you have problems downloading anything here, I can always email them.

  4. Manas said, on February 25, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks, sis
    but how many can you e-mail? 🙂 😦

  5. homeyra said, on February 25, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Well:) I thought you were talking about links from this page…
    I hope your problem is solved by now.

  6. Manas said, on February 25, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Nah, three days now!

  7. 99 said, on February 25, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    It seems as though it’s really only the Zionists and the Neocons who want to nuke Iran, here, in the United States, and the public will against it is so huge, Israel is having to try to make a Plan B. They are working furiously to get this done. Drums beating louder by the day, despite the opposition also getting louder by the day, and the useless Congress getting louder against it too.

    Considering that the factions wanting to nuke Iran have NO morals, and the opposition does, it’ll be a damn miracle if it doesn’t happen. 😦

  8. homeyra said, on February 25, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Well 99!
    Let’s hope for somebody with some reason somewhere.

  9. 99 said, on February 26, 2007 at 12:23 am

    Heh. I’ve been hoping for that for a few years now, and can’t think where they might be hiding. Greenland?

  10. homeyra said, on February 26, 2007 at 12:28 am

    Moonbase?

  11. Manas said, on February 26, 2007 at 7:55 am

    No. They are being treated at some mental hospital. Sane people are the insane these days.


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