The Beginning of a New Trend
All of a sudden the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Bush administration realized a common interest in a stable Iraq. That is obvious enough; the rhetoric is not. While both governments blame each other for the violence, it is the arrogance of the Bush administration that started this whole mess. The question is whether it has learned a lesson or this is what was planned for. If it is the latter, wait for the U.S. and Turkey to meet for talks on a stable Iran towards the end of this administration’s term!
As far as neoconservatives are concerned, war is a blessing to follow imperialistic agenda. It will not be fought on American soil, and the corporate media is under full control. A few thousand American soldiers is the only casualty of war because the rest of the people are scarified to the almighty god of democracy for their own salvation. So the domino effect works well for the likes of Halliburton and Bechtel to loot the victim.
I just finished reading Bush’s draft of National Security Strategy Update released today. The very first sentence reads “It is the policy of the United States to seek and support democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.”
Let’s pause for a moment. Why tyrants in most Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia are blessed by the U.S., but an elected Palestinian government is not? I read on “In the world today, the fundamental character of regimes matters as much as the distribution of power among them.” I take note by underlining the key phrases as I continue to read “The goal of our statecraft is to help create a world of democratic, well-governed states that can meet the needs of their citizens and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system.”
Well, the preemptive doctrine of Bush administration is a good source to explain above underlined key phrases. It helps us understand, i.e. ending tyranny to mean replacing it with, and/or making it to accommodate, the new tyranny of the only superpower of the world. It is in this context that the fundamental character of regimes is defined to explain the distribution of power as a divergence of words and deeds of Bush administration in regard to democracy.
In other words, well-governed states share the fundamental character of a bamboozle machine to advance imperialistic goals of the U.S. It is, of course, preferred to educate people to understand how their needs are at the mercy of the new tyrant of the world. This education is vital to make Middle Eastern citizens realize how important it is to elect a pro U.S. government or else the U.S. will have to install one for them!
The latter option is what made the governments of Iran and the U.S. open talks for the fate of Iraq. While it seems bizarre because the U.S. is simultaneously pushing hard to make the UN Security Council take a tough language against Iran for its nuclear ambitions, it is yet another proof for an emerging trend.
I do not intend to offend Iraqis, Iranians, or other people in any way, but how democratic it is for Iran and the U.S. to decide the fate of Iraqis on one hand and the U.S. and its allies to decide the fate of Iranians on the other hand. Don’t take me wrong; I am not against talks for peace and stability nor I disrespect international institutions. I abhor hypocrites who do not honor their own treaties and choose to either veto or bypass a decision made by such institutions but never stop using them against other countries.
We all know how UN Security Council is irrelevant when it succeeds to pass a resolution against Israel for example, or how this same institution ignored Saddam’s use of biological weapon against Iran and his own country. It was not too long ago when Bush ridiculed the U.N. as a useless league of nations, but having lost his credibility; he is now recycling it for the international community against Iran.
Thanks to the arrogant Bush administration, we are lead to the new world order NOT by dialogue or any other democratic means, but by the ferocious power of the U.S. While democracy has become a sacred ideology as any religion, it is reduced to a tool in the hands of warmongers. So other nations will have to view independence in a completely different concept because “This is the best way to provide enduring security for the American people.”
One of the strange political opinions holds that when you are incapable of solving a small problem, make it bigger! In short, the bigger the problem, the easier it is to sell it politically. That is how Bush sold the Iraq war to American people. Taking it on its face value, he failed to capture Bin Laden in Afghanistan; he then expanded the problem to Iraq. While logic has nothing to do with this because Bin Laden fled to Pakistan not to Iraq, Saddam and his oil rich country was the target not Musharraf and his poor country with its atomic warheads. It follows that his failure in fighting terrorists is the basis for his expanding it to Iran. And it will not end there. Sooner or later the whole world will be dragged down to a stupid world war III for the sake of peace and stability!
As I read his draft of a new National Security Strategy I pondered whether this is fundamentally the same strategy that caused Soviet Union to collapse. Of course some key elements are different, i.e. it was communism instead of democracy for Soviet blocks, but nonetheless, the strategy is the same colossal ignorance about other people. Neither communists nor capitalists treat them as human being, let alone giving them credit to be capable of making their own decisions. As much as Soviet Union relied on its military might, Bush administration is pursuing the same strategy.
Dick Cheney followed Reagan that deficit doesn’t matter and coupled it with aggressive militarism. His gang thought the war with Iraq will be a slam dunk for only 2billion dollar. They are proved more than 100 times wrong on the financial side and even more on every single thing they sold to Americans for the Iraq war. Now couple this with their asking the Islamic Republic of Iran for a direct talk about the present condition on the ground. You have the choice to believe them that it has nothing to do with the case of Iran in UN Security Council or see the façade of a crippling strategy.
Add to it the unbelievable budget deficit, and you see a bankrupt economy that will make the superpower of the world not only the single most important threat to the world peace and stability, but also will force it to expand its global oppression to its own society. We have already seen it happening in different forms and substances.
A new trend has emerged because arrogant tyrants never concede being wrong. That is how all empires fell before. It is wishful thinking to believe America is an exception. Remember, half of American people did not vote for this administration, and even the ones who did are not supporting it whole heartedly.
March 16, 2006