Playa why you Hatin'?
Whatever effect Europe's approach will have
on Iran, it won't kill anyone
January 21, 2005
Anglophilia: that is the legacy of colonialism worldwide. My
fellow mud people, do not fall victim to the allure of that emotionless
accent, weak chin, boring food and sexual insipidness, or the Hollywood
blockbuster-inspired bravado over here in the US, for that matter.
Alidad talks shit most impressively in his umpteenth slam on the
the "Left", and the EU, but in doing so
leaves exposed (like a saggy, pasty white ass) the fruitlessness
of the current US plan of action for Iran.
I'm sure a few people read Vassigh's article, "Spineless
wondered if the US was doing any better than the European camp.
the Committee on the Present Danger (co-chaired by George Shultz,
close associate of the Bush administration) published a policy
proposal advocating "peaceful but forceful strategy to engage
with the Iranian people to remove the threat and establish the
strong relationship which is in both nations' and the region's
interests." A propaganda campaign spread amongst a nation
of satellite TV viewers is apparently going to topple Iran's government.
The paper goes on to say that although the US reserves "the
right to take out or cripple [Khamenei's] nuclear capabilities",
it would only do so if Iran failed to conform to present agreements
with the IAEA, Britain, France, and Germany. In other words, short
of watching the EU and UN do the real work, the only thing the
US has done and can do to Iran is make empty-handed threats of
invasion. The Bush camp doesn't know what to do when it comes to
us hot-blooded, sexy camel jockeys.
Finally, for everyone's information,
the CPD proposal also wants the US embassy in Tehran to be re-opened.
This part still puzzles me: why would one government give further
legitimacy to another that it is so adamantly opposed to? What "principled
position" of the US backs that up?
On the other side of the Atlantic, there is at least some sort
of coherent, involved policy towards Iran; George Bush's speechwriters
have intellectual rights to the "Axis of Evil".
don't get all worked up about European corruption. American companies,
including persons in the Bush administration, have done business
with the Islamic Republic. Business associates include Halliburton,
Conoco-Philips, General Electric... and we all know about the
long, illustrious history of UK companies in Iran.
the US government, like Vassigh, just talks a lot of shit. Meanwhile,
the "European offal" is making a genuine, multilateral
effort to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, which it
most inevitably will anyway, no matter who does what.
I can't match Vassigh's contempt for the EU and all things "Left" (whatever
that means to him), but I would if they ever tried to invade Iran
and interfere with the political, social, and cultural evolution
of our country.
The effects of foreign intervention in countries
with a Muslim majority (or in any country for that matter) have
been well-established throughout the history that Vassigh, who
has to mention Hitler to drive his point home almost every time
he writes an article, seems to ignore while predicting the future.
Whatever effect Europe's approach will have on Iran, it won't
kill anyone. Invasion is the wrong way to go. There is no reason
breathe life into Khomeini's dying monster, and there is no
reason to traumatize a generation of Iranians.
So Alidad, if you are still enjoying the great nightlife of Madrid,
where Anglo-Saxon blood does not flow and where only a little while
ago they decisively kicked out Aznar and his Anglo ass-kissing
administration in the aftermath of their own March 11 tragedy at
Chamartín station, I'll leave you to marinate on a quote
from a recent article by Jim Lobe:
"One Iran specialist, William Beeman of Brown
University, said he was 'appalled' by the six-page paper [of the
have no idea about Iranian politics or governmental structure.
They have decided for some bizarre reason to present Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei as if he were some kind of Saddam-like dictator. I
suppose this helps their audience fit the current Iranian governmental
structure into a ready-made pigeonhole.'"
* Quote from antiwar.com *
Maziar Shirazi is a junior at Rutgers University, New Brunswick,
New Jersey. Features in iranian.com