Veiling our ineptitude in the legacy of Cyrus the Great,
cowardice abound, we abandon Iran in her
moment of need and justify our action on the basis of the Islamic regime’s
despotism. How cynical that under
the watchful contribution of Cyrus to the world, the replica on which he
inscribed free worship for his subjects, considered to be the world’s first
universal declaration of human rights kept at the United Nations, Iran’s enemies
had the audacity to degrade her children under the name of universal law; A law upheld by Iran and violated by UN
And how sad it is that while claiming to be proud of our
history, those who humiliated us were applauded by inspiring leaders. Claiming to be
Cyrus’ heirs, those who wish to step into his shoes, commend the decision of the
UN; equating the punishment of Iranians to the chastisement or the capitulation
of the Islamic regime. How
misplaced this Iranian pride and punishment is. The cultural heritage of the
Zoroastrians is the belief in their spiritual and cultural superiority. Compromise with the outside world was
considered a weakness (Ziemke p.87[i]). In fact,
according to Stack[ii], the history of Cyrus the Great is so embedded in most
Iranians that we still think of ourselves as a superpower. How can the former Shah’s son, Reza
Pahlavi, and the terrorist cult leader, Maryam Rajavi, be ignorant of the psyche
of the very people they hope to lead?
History has shown economic sanctions and political reprimands
are ineffective in preventing nuclear technology; North Korea and Iraq are two
cases in point. Even an Israeli air
strike against the Iraqi Osirak nuclear plant in 1981 did not curb their
ambitions. Given the determination
of countries to reach their goal, one must therefore weigh the consequences of
isolation and sanctions.
A serious concern is that although the Chernobyl power plant
tragedy reinforced the need for international cooperation, politics continue to
dominate the arena of decision making. To piece-meal a nuclear plant is an
accident waiting to happen. Those
who encourage sanctions and applaud them, are blinded by ambition and do not
have the interest of Iranians at heart.
What must be of particular concern to any Iranian with a sense
of patriotism is the reality of Iran’s exhaustible fossil fuels. Due
to an increase in demand and decrease in supply, Iran
will find itself wanting for its energy needs in the next decade [iii]. Had the leaders who
praised the sanctions spent less time pursuing their ambitions and more time
studying Iran’s national
interest, they would realize that Iran is in a dire situation and that
it must search for alternative fuel supplies regardless of the government. The
NPT ensures Iran’s inalienable right to pursue
peaceful nuclear technology. It is
the guarantee of the Iranians for the future.
And finally, the imposition of sanctions meant that the
US administration was successful in
intimidating the ‘world body’ into taking away the right of the Iranian people
and violating international law- again. The sanctions were not a judgment on the
Islamic regime – the resolution
meant denying Iran her sovereignty --with the full
knowledge that sanctions would be ineffective, with the next chapter in this
game being military action.
method used to destroy Iran, as known in the neo-con circle,
will be “Total War”. "A total war strategy does not have to
include the intentional targeting of civilians, but the sparing of civilian
lives cannot be its first priority ... The purpose of total war is to
permanently force your will onto another people group.” [iv]
the total war and creative destruction crowd get their ideas across to the
public through an agency called Benador Associates,
which arranges their TV appearances and speaking engagements, and helps to place
their articles in newspapers. Ms.
Benador, the founder of Benador Associates,
along with Senator Liberman is busy promoting Reza Pahlavi[v]. The Infamous
Max Boot, a Benador associate has endorsed using the MEK to cause havoc and
mayhem in Iran. Boot is not alone in promoting his
idea. The Iran Policy Group (IPC)
is advocating the use of terror group fighters from the Mujaheden-e Khalq
intelligence agents and urged the consideration of military options to spark an
uprising in Iran,”[vi].
Ahmadinejad is not blameless, this is certain. But one must realize that the West has
always wanted to have Iran back as a client state. For the past 27 years, the role of
presidency in Iran has always been ineffective. It
was the West that chose to give Ahmadinejad a rope to hang himself with, and
with it, the Iranian people. We
must cut the rope that is about to hang the people.
Iranians wish to claim their past glory, they owe it to future generations to
defend their country today. Let
them be as proud of their history as we have been. Sanctions and war will only
hurt the nameless and the blameless; those who are too poor to escape the
savagery of ambition and greed.
Let us not betray the future, nor bury the underprivileged; but recognize
the enemy and work together to save our country.
[i] Ziemke, Caroline, Cambridge. The MIT Press: 2000
[ii] Stack, Megan. K. “Iranians see right to nuclear program
as matter of national pride”. Los Angeles Times. 12 Dec.
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