Washington has illegally snapped back illegal sanctions on Iran. No one in the world cares, but all this illegality has not gone unnoticed. The USA is gutting both its international reputation and that of the United Nations all over Iran.
Risking the international order, which Washington partially controls, over China, Russia and Iran will prove decisive over the upcoming months or maybe years to come.
We must remind ourselves that the question seems strange only because in all the Western coverage of Iran-US relations what is never broached is the merest notion of Iranian strength.
But if Iran is so powerless then why is the US regime going to such unprecedented lengths? Why did the warmongering New York Times take a pause from their yellow journalism to concede that, yes, the absurd sanctions move means, “the USA has largely isolated itself from the world order.
Why risk so much over Iran? Here is the never-stated reality, the USA has made this desperate, sure-to-fail gambit because US policy has been defeated by superior Iranian strength.
Iranian strength rests upon the fundamental success of Iran’s unique combination of post-1917 socioeconomic political structures adapted under a genuine and modern interpretation of Islam.
This strength has even another strength on top of it – what a tremendous appeal this combination has for the huge portion of the globe known as the Muslim world.
The idea that a post-1917, Islamically-based government can not just exist but thrive – even in total and open opposition to Western imperialism – is most definitely exportable to the Muslim World.
Iran’s frightening strength, and its massive threat, is thus this: it keeps democratically presenting this option. That is the true reason why the USA is so very deranged over Iran that they would topple the world order just to keep Iran from succeeding.
Iran’s success really does challenge the world order, after all, given the modern importance of oil – a Muslim world not chained by arrogant imperialists would force the West to finally cooperate and not dominate, and also free up trillions of petrodollars for local use.
Washington demands that 80 million Iranians must be viciously sanctioned because they keep selecting this option, but a country which fought for 8 years to preserve 5 cm of Iranian land from Iraqi & Western aggressors cannot be easily cowed, nor have they come this far to stop now.
Increasing this sense of patriotism is the reality that Iranians truly feel that they deserve international respect precisely because the Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979 has created a novel system so very strong and egalitarian that it can face endless sanctions and still win.
These post-1917 and Islamic-inspired creations, solutions and levers are what are so treasured domestically; are what explain the success for Iran’s resistance; cannot even be objectively described, much less openly admired, in the West, which is why the West doesn’t even want to inquire about possible Iranian strengths.
It also these systems – their very success, support and how they increase sovereign Iranian strength – which explain why it is China which courted Iran for the Belt and Road Initiative and not the other way around. For over five years Iran rather rejected Beijing’s overtures, in order to give the JCPOA a chance.
But as the JCPOA’s promises continued to go unfulfilled Iranian diplomats were also laying the groundwork for the $400 billion, 25-year strategic partnership with China that now seems certain to be finalized.
Why would the US blow up the UN over little old Iran? Why is China making Iran (and not, say, Russia) their make-or-break node in their Belt and Road Initiative? Why is the world standing with Iran against almighty Washington?
But it’s not possible to intelligently answer such questions if the idea of Iranian strength cannot even be openly discussed. Fortunately for the average Iranian: strength means having the ability to disregard the ignorance, collusion and duplicity of those weaker than yourself.
PressTV / ABC Flash Point Middle East News 2020.