I see that one day, not that far away, the war in the world will be fought in the media. It may be happening now (maybe I am seriously delusional). Anyway, I can see that historians will one day write about Iran and say, that Iran became Iran, the day when the mainstream media decided to not refer to the regime in Iran, and its activities as related to Iran.
Every time a report was written a caveat was put in. Every article that was written was written as if Iran was under occupation of an alien regime. So the word “Iran” was not used. Maybe the word “Iranian regime” was used at first. But as time went by every activity of the Islamic regime was referred to as “Islamic regime”.
Slowly this attitude identified and isolated the activities of the Islamic regime as distinct from the activities of Iran and Iranians. Iranians became identified as different from the apparatus of the Islamic regime. A solution needed to be found, and the world decided to give the Islamic regime its own land, around Najaf. And we all lived happily ever after.