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No Small Coincidence That Iran Is An Attraction Of Controversy - Preparation for What May Be Next

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 24, 2009 at 11:43

There is more than a mere interest in the things that are happening In Iran that should arouse a passion in any citizen of a nation that purports to have freedom for its citizens, for such to have liberties at home need to express and encourage the same abroad. Alas, where there still may be such passion on the streets of America, one would not guess so by the less than enthusiastic musings of an American administration caught wondering why the barnstorming tour of the Middle East did not bring an immediate rally for peaceful dialogue amongst the antagonists of the Middle East's contestants for power. But how can there be, when there appears to be appeasement to those powers who threaten in one breath with a clenched left(ist) hand behind the back, all the while holding out the right hand in feigned gesture of friendship, so called.

America, once called the bastion of freedom in democratic circles, now finds itself being called into question for the administration's lack of forthrightness in promoting democracy, pausing to look at the potential of risking its attempts to be the Muslim world's friend while the citizens of a Muslim country seeking the same freedoms as Americans are being crushed by a Muslim totalitarian government. What would the American government have done if there had been protests against the last elections?

In the larger scheme of things, this is but another signal that events are getting closer to breaking out of control, and that the regime in Iran may be forced to do something to get the populations' attention off the internal situation and be afraid of something larger interfering from outside. Demonizing the calls for restraint from Britain, France and Germany begins this process, and this might lead to some altercation that would cause serious repercussions, maybe causing Russia to raise its voice in consonance with its friendly relations with Iran against the rest of Europe. There are Biblical implications for such a scenario.

Or, could it be that Israel may decide that the seeming interruption in the internal affairs of Iran may be the break they need to deal with the increased threat of Iran gaining its nuclear advantage, and act. Or, the next intifada could break out in response to the Temple Mount visit by the Israeli government official who dared to enrage the Islamic sensibilities by doing so, opening the doors for Hamas and Hizbollah to start their next intrusions into Israeli territories. Who knows?

Yet, by limiting the response of indignation for the losses of freedom in the Iranian arena, the American administration has opened the doors for just about any activity that the Islamic leadership of Iran, let alone the radical elements, would perpetrate against their intended targets. They have not only planned to do such things, but are compelled by their overwhelming desire for power to accomplish them, no matter the consequences.

The American administration might think that American restraint might be called for in order to minimize the Iranian government's sensitivities against American interference, yet no such restraint will be coming from the Islamic Revolution when the time comes for them to exercise their power in defiance to the rest of the world, when it will then be too late to stop them from doing whatever they want, whenever they want, at the expense of all who would dare to try and stop them.

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American boldness against Iran [84 words]REXJul 8, 2009 11:21158611
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