IRAN REVERTS TO THE SIXTIES
... and it is claiming Iraq as part of the old Persian Empire
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
The US Administration has provided Iran with a pathway to nuclear weapons hoping that within ten years Iran’s population of 80 million, of which 70 per cent is currently under 35, will rebel against the religious old guard and create the "flower power" and "ban the bomb" era of the 60s in the West.
It’s coming, with open defiance of head scarves for women and rock bands holding concerts. Even married couples can hold hands in the street. "We have rave parties," a 27-year-old woman who refused to give her name said. "We have free sex at ecstasy and cocaine parties, drugs are openly obtained and sold.
In some suburbs around Teheran it’s like a wild version of New York... The Revolutionary Guard chooses not to arrest us but instead they join us.”
Teheran’s chanting of “death to America” and “obliterate Israel” appears just bravado and bluster as Iran moves toward the 21st Century openly defying the old hard-liners.
Teheran is an impressive modern city (pictured) with everything that modern Western cities have but it is in sharp contrast to the hardliners of the Wahabist regime that rules Saudi Arabia. After the death of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989 the Islamic code of conduct started to deteriorate and in 2000 pro-reform deputies won a Parliamentary majority.
It appears the Islamic revolution may have stalled.
The ABC reported the President's spokesman, Abdollah Ramazan Zadeh as saying that, "The expectations of the younger generation are very high, they have a right to say that they haven't reached what they wanted but we have a right as reformers to say to them that we did not promise them we would solve everything.”
The earthquake in the south western city of Bam put the Islamic regime’s failures in the sharpest light. Ancient buildings collapsed into dust. Domestic relief efforts were slow. More than 43,000 people died.
"As you see in Bam," one student leader told ABC NEWS, "It shows the real face of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It's in a real crisis. It can stop the protests, control everything and limit your freedom, but it cannot help you."
The near nuclear nation of North Korea has been assisting Iran and Iran has reciprocated with sanctioned goods, delivering arms and luxury materials to Pyonyang under the watchful eye of Beijing.
Both errant nations have assisted each other with development of ICBMs and nuclear weapons. Both nations attend each other’s banned rocket launches as “observers” while the UN Security Council’s resolutions are ignored.
Strange but China is one of the “Permanent Five” States that occupy the Security Council.
So, was the inevitable movement of Iran away from radical Islam part of Obama and Kerry’s grand plan? If was was then it's a grand gamble but why allow North Korea to openly break the sanctions and why allow the UN Security Council member, China, to break its own resolutions?
Do Kerry and Obama even know about the North Korean and Iranian nuclear alliance? They have never mentioned it.
Funny but Obama had three years to stem the ISIS advance but he sat quietly on his golf buggy. After only a few weeks of Putin joining the fight ISIS is now suffering substantive personnel and territory losses.
Initially Obama insisted that Putin was only killing Syrian rebels but he did much more than that and now Obama wants the credit.
The difference between Obama and Putin is that when Obama says he is withdrawing his troops, he does. When Putin says he is withdrawing his troops, he doesn't. Putin is clearly the smarter "Commander in Chief".
Iran was weakened by the stalemated ten year war with Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and sanctions hit it even harder...
but Iran is now on the rise and significantly Iraq was part of the original Persian Empire and now it wants it back.
The evolution of the Middle East continues.
Or is it the devolution?