Forever Under Construction

Fight or Spread Terror?

Posted in Iran, Middle East, USA by homeyra on April 19, 2007

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A War to Spread Terror by Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich,

“The Strong do what they can, and the weak suffer what they must”
Thucydides, The Melian Dialogue

Unchallenged America’s pursuit of global hegemony bears an eerie resemblance to the building of empires in the past. As this Administration expands its international dominance, the dictates of the Athenians to the Melians come to mind in which they are told that their submission to the rule of the Athenians would be of mutual benefit.

Melians: “And how, pray, could it turn out as good for us to serve as for you to rule?”

Athenians: “Because you would have the advantage of submitting before suffering the worst, and we should gain by not destroying you”

This is the tacit dialogue between Mr. Bush’s coalition of willing and Iran today – and Iraq before that. This is an ongoing dialogue between any free nation that stands in the way of imperialist ambitions of this White House and their neo-con cohorts. And so it is that terrorism is defined by the strong in order for a ‘a war of terror’ to be declared so that the innocent may be wiped out, and their resources stolen should they fail to hand them over willingly …” read the article


Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich has lived and studied in the Iran, UK, France, and has obtained her degree in International Relations from USC, Los Angeles. She is an independent researcher, public speaker, radio commentator, political columnist, and peace activist.

Other articles by Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich:

Running on Inferno’s Platform, on John McCain,, April 23, 2007

Time Capsule, Peyvand, April 20, 2007

Iran and Democracy, Sepahpour responds to Nushin Namazi’s post of 11 April, World Association of International Studies, Standford University

Partners In Crime,, April 3, 2007
“Indeed, there is honor among thieves. Given that the US under President Eisenhower delivered a coup against the democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadeq to appease the British, the British have since been eager to fulfill their obligations towards the Americans. Every theft has been mutually beneficial, although the prize has never been equally divided. The motives behind the decisions have never been openly discussed and democratically concluded; thievery and murder requires discretion, especially in democracies, it would seem …” read more

UNSC Role Change, Payvand, March 26, 2007

We must defend justice with our lives lest we need justice to defend our lives.

As I watched Iran being hauled in front of the United Nations ‘Security’ Council, a vivid picture conjured up in my mind – my native country Iran, a vulnerable and defenseless beauty being prepared for violation by brutal savages …” read more

How to free the US from Aipac occupation? Aljazeera, March 14, 2007

Pre-emptive genocide?, April 9, 2006
Nuking Iran will morally bankrupt humanity
The foxy neo-cons, with fangs out for a kill, have outwitted the world. After 27 years of violating the bi-lateral Algiers Agreement, finding itself in a quagmire in Iraq, the United States decided to bring on board other countries to attack Iran, or at the very least, have their blessings …” read more

RE: Opinion – “We may have to bomb Iran” by Ron Liddle – The Sunday Times, April 30, 2006

Nuking Iran?, March 31, 2006

“Professing to be the greater civilization, the intellect is deliberately disassociated, sanity is interned so that greed may proceed and allow the savagery of the greater to prey upon the less. While mankind strives for nobility, there are some among us who contemplate such base decisions that would threaten the existence of another nation. Those same powers who would refute that man is born under one law, and so they bound him by another, targeting him with nuclear weapons…” read more


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  1. […] Relevant link: Imperial parallels: Iraq British Colonialism and Repression in Iraq: Winston Churchill, as responsible cabinet minister in the early years, saw Iraq as an experiment in high-technology colonial control. When Oil and Water Mix: … “One drop of oil,” said Georges Clemenceau, the Prime Minister of France in the second half of World War I, “is worth one drop of blood of our soldiers.” … … … One has to wonder how many more millions have to be slaughtered before the collective consciousness of humanity is stirred into action. Has the ongoing stench of the genocidal concoction obscured our compassion? Perhaps the fatal potion brings with it another message – shame? Or perhaps even a glimmer of hope that there is still time. Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich […]

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