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Monday, 20 February 2017

Washington Wants Coalition of Sunni Régimes to Fight Iran

00 Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi. 06.12

Minister of Foreign Affairs S V Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi in 2012


The Saudis can’t even defeat the poorly-equipped Houthis in Yemen… good luck fighting a well-trained well-armed Moscow-backed military. We know it’s a badly abused cliché, but we really did laugh out loud after reading that Washington is “working to create a military alliance of Sunni Arab nations” to “counter” Iran. Close your eyes and imagine NATO. Are you seeing visions of an incompetent useless dinosaur that can’t tell the difference between a wedding party and a terrorist pow-wow? Now, clear your mind and imagine a NATO-like coalition with Egypt, Jordan, the KSA, and the UAE as members. Imagine that this coalition of medieval failures had one mission and one mission only… to provoke a war with Iran.

Typical. Washington finally realised that Americans have zero interest in starting a war with Iran, despite years of tireless propaganda portraying Tehran as an existential threat to humanity… or Israel, but what’s the difference, right? They’ve tried everything… even lobbing accusations that one can easily debunk with a simple Google search. Hey, wait a minute… maybe, our medieval Sunni allies would fight Iran for us? That’d be swell. Isn’t that what friends are for? This is true desperation seeping out of Washington’s adult diapers.

Iran isn’t Syria. It doesn’t have to worry about appeasing 1,000 different ethnic and religious groups. It’s a proud country with a long history of fighting off foreign parasites. A Sunni war against Iran would’ve likely been a disaster even ten years ago. Today? It’d be suicidal. Russia is Tehran’s dependable political and military ally, and the idea that Washington would somehow drive a wedge between Moscow and Tehran is ludicrous. Russia would do everything it could to help Iran fight off Sunni fanatics, for the same reason it intervened in Syria… if Washington’s “moderates” were to overrun the Middle East, Russia would be next.

Forget the fact that Iran already deploys Russian-made S-300 SAMs, or that Russia and Iran coördinated a miraculous military campaign to turn the tables in Syria in less than a year… an experience that’d be invaluable if there were a Sunni-led war against Iran. Just for a moment, consider that Russia has gone so far as to ask Washington to acknowledge Hizbullah as a crucial part of anti-ISIS efforts in Syria. Hizbullah! The very name sends shivers up the crooked spines of every Israel First blowhard with an American passport.

People worry that Moscow would abandon Tehran? For Russia, Iran is a holy grail of business opportunities and security coöperation. There’s one takeaway from Syria… Washington loves to stir up trouble in countries that can’t defend themselves. However, when a formidable force such as Russia steps into the ring, the Americans run for the hills (crying foul, of course). Even with full support from Washington and Israel (Israel would stay in the shadows, to keep up appearances), the KSA, Qatar, and the UAE would get a Russian-backed Persian beating that they’d never forget. The icing on the cake would be that this “anti-Iran” bloc includes some of the most autocratic states on earth… anti-women, anti-democratic, anti-everything… it’d be a true joy to watch Washington claim that the KSA and Qatar were fighting Iran to protect democracy in the Middle East.

Of course, we’re probably getting ahead of ourselves. Following NATO’s model, this coalition of medieval head-choppers would first surround Iran with defensive military bases. Then, the provocations and (more) sanctions would begin. It won’t work. Iran isn’t Iraq. It isn’t Libya. It isn’t Syria. It already has the full backing of Russia. If Washington were smart, it’d take note.

18 February 2017

Rudy Panko

Russian Insider



Thursday, 14 May 2015

14 May 2015. The Saudis Want to Lynch Nimr Baqr al-Nimr… Where is America’s Self-Righteous Indignation?

00 ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr. 14.05.15


Ayatollah Nimr Baqr al-Nimr is a Shia cleric in the KSA. Ayatollah al-Nimr called for protestors to resist police bullets using “the roar of the word” and not violence… he scares the bejesus out of the American client junta in Riyadh. He said, “If we can’t have our honour and dignity back, I call for Saudi Shiites to secede. Our dignity is more important than the country’s integrity is”. He told the Saudi régime, “If a foreign country is responsible for the Shiite protests, why not attack it? Why are you attacking us miserable peons? Well, if you mean Iran, then, attack Iran.. then, we’d all see how much power you have”. Another time, he said, “The [Saudi] authorities depend on bullets… on killing and imprisonment. We must depend on the roar of the word, on the words of justice. We don’t accept [using guns]. This isn’t our way. We’d lose; it isn’t in our favour. Our approach is to [use words]. We welcome those who follow such an attitude. Nonetheless, we can’t enforce our ideology on those who want to pursue different approaches, who don’t subscribe to ours. The weapon of the word is stronger than the power of lead”. The House of Saud American collaborator pigs want to hang him… most countries have formally protested this… but NOT the USA and UK… fancy that.

One last thing… the Shiite population of the KSA is mainly in oil-producing regions… I thought that you’d like to know that. Look at how the human rights-loving Anglo Americans coddle their Saudi, Kosovar, and “Ukrainian” puppet juntas. I call such people liars… I’m not alone in that, y’ know…


Sunday, 5 October 2014

5 October 2014. “Not in My Name”… Iranian Vid on ISIS… and Why REAL Muslims Oppose It

00 Iran Revolutionary Guards. 16.06



If the USA wants to defeat the Islamists in Iraq, it has to involve Syria and Iran… but the Saudis and Qataris oppose that, as they wish to install a radical Islamist government, thinking that such an entity would be anti-Iranian. Yes, Virginia, the Wahhabis of the KSA believe that the mullahs in Iran are TOO LIBERAL. I shit you not. Besides that, there are tons of Shias in the oil-producing provinces of the KSA. In short, the KSA is volatile as all get-out, and the Qataris (and other minor Gulf States) are scared shitless that they’d go down in the undertow of a KSA capsizing. The ayatollahs are actually more lenient in some of their interpretations of Shari’a as compared to the ISIS radicals. Actually, the USA would do well to allow nature to take its course. Let Syria and Iran stomp ISIS… which they would do gleefully and without cost to the US Treasury. Trust me, they’d do a thorough job, as they’d have to live with the aftermath, as it’s in their neighbourhood. They’d follow the old rule of “don’t shit in your own nest”… they’d see to it that none of the radicals were alive under the sun if they could help it. The USA should stop catering to Israel’s whims… I’m no anti-Semite (in fact, I’m quite the opposite), but I can see where catering to Likud’s notions has hurt American interests in the region. It’s time to get sane. ISIS has to go, and the only way that one can do it is to involve the neighbours. The Syrian Arab Army is battle-hardened, and vets of the Iran-Iraq War lead the Iranian forces. ISIS wouldn’t have a chance. That’s that…


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Brit Newspaper Sez Iran to Send 4,000 Troops to Aid Assad in Syria

00 Iran Revolutionary Guards. 16.06


On Sunday, The Independent reported that Iran would send 4,000 Revolutionary Guard troops to Syria to fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s forces. Iran took the decision to send soldiers to Syria last week, prior to Friday’s Iranian presidential election, which saw cleric Hassan Rouhani defeat a number of more conservative candidates. The report comes after the USA announced on Thursday that it would begin to arm the Syrian opposition in the face of evidence (sic) that Assad used chemical weapons against rebels on multiple occasions.

16 June 2013

Voice of Russia World Service


Editor’s Note:

There’s much rot written about Hassan Rouhani in the West. He isn’t a Western rightwing neoliberal (“libertarian”, “conservative”)… he was close to Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. He’s no Rafsanjani… who’s probably the most pro-Western and pro-libertarian figure in Iran. If anything, he’s an interesting mixture of Khomeini and Shariatmadari, who both, don’t forget, were Grand Ayatollahs and down n’ dirty Twelver Shias. Alawis in Syria regard themselves as Twelvers, so, this report shouldn’t surprise anyone. Given Rouhani’s mainstream position in Twelver theology (mainly, he believes that the government should listen to criticisms emanating from the souk… but not in bowing down to the West), don’t expect any monkeying with the basic structures of the Islamic Republic. Remember, there’s a two-fold reason for the Western criticism of Iran. Firstly, Iran kicked out American military and economic interests. Secondly, Iran took a moderate socialist course, becoming part of the anti-crapitalist bloc. To speak plainly, Iran isn’t going to rejoin the American bloc or totally reject socialism, ergo, expect great disappointment in Western circles later. “The more things change, the more they stay the same” (by the way, Russia and China hailed Rouhani’s election).


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