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Submitted by Peter, Scotland (United Kingdom), Nov 23, 2011 at 17:15

I thought this read was very thought provoking and judging by the number of comments on the video it seems not a lot of people want to talk about a possible war on Iran. I'm thinking that the public aren't falling for all the hype and propaganda (again):

Amid the global crisis, the hype around Iran's nuclear program is growing. Political scientist Igor Panarin believes that part of the British-American transnational elite is trying to use a war against Iran to save the dollar from collapse.

In the article below, Panarin explains his view.

The war in Libya is over; it didn't, however, grow into a global firestorm from the Maghreb to Bahrain, much to the chagrin of some secret conductors trying to save the dollar with a bloody war. And, immediately, we start hearing the same old media chants about Iran's alleged military nuclear program.

If Iran's Oil Exchange, with settlements in euro, had opened on March 20, 2006, it would have destroyed the monopoly of the dollar. On March 19, 2006, the USA could have started a war against Iran; by that time, under the pretext of chasing Iraqi rebels, the USA had deployed on Iran's border the largest military force ever since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. However, after secret Iran-American negotiations, Iran did not open its exchange to sell oil for euros. The USA reached its goal; the dollar was saved. Mind that in December 2011, the US intelligence services issued a special report that denied the conducting of any military nuclear program in Iran. The issue was 'frozen' until fall 2011.

The key role in the new attempt to spark a war against Iran belongs to some of the Israeli elite. Israeli president Shimon Peres has already stated that Israel is leaning towards a military solution to the Iranian threat rather than the diplomatic option. On November 13, world media reported that Israel would not warn the USA in case of a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, should Israel's government decide to take the plunge. This is due to the fact that most of the US top military brass has been determinedly against fighting Iran since 2007. The USA, Israel, and Great Britain are obviously trying to whip up information tension around the situation, which usually leads to military action: a strategy vividly illustrated by the campaign in Libya.

In other words, the West is trying to sell its case against Iran in exactly the same way as it did with Iraq and its alleged chemical weapons program. The propaganda campaign against Saddam Hussein's regime was eventually followed by an invasion in 2003, even though XXX subsequently never found any WMDs in Iraq.

What is essentially important to realize in this situation is the fact that neither Russia, nor China, nor any other country within BRICS nor the Shanghai Co-operation Organization would like to see a military operation launched against Iran. Right now, Tehran should actively address every sane political group in the US and the UK, seeking to appeal to the kind of people who want a stable and secure America (Britain) and feel that it is necessary to keep transnational vested interests at bay. If Iran were to succeed in making its case to those reasonable Brits and Americans, the current standoff could be resolved before it escalates into a war, sparing the world some serious trouble.

Iran is the new prospective hotspot selected by the transnational elite for exporting turmoil, with a view to creating an "arc of instability" spanning Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran. This strategy may be aimed at the following objectives:

1. Undermine the economies of China and India – the increasingly powerful competitors to the West – by interrupting the supply of Iranian oil to these countries.

2. Dramatically weaken the euro by creating a vast area of instability at Europe's doorstep.

3. Set up an enormous area of epidemic and environmental hazard in Eurasia in order to impede the formation of a Eurasian Union.

4. Fuel strategic instability in order to unsettle the process of succession in Russia and in China in 2011-2012.

The present situation bears a strong similarity to the information warfare scenario that we have already seen played once, 5 years ago. Back then, international media was also speculating about a possible military strike against Iran, citing well-positioned sources. Luckily, neither the United States nor Israel eventually resolved to start yet another war in the Gulf back then. Let us hope common sense will similarly prevail this time.

­Prof. Igor Panarin, Doctor of Political Sciences, specially for RT

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Title Commenter Date Thread
What about Pakistan? [44 words]stanley bJan 20, 2012 16:34192711
1HELP WITH THE IRANIANS [28 words]Albert R. FrombergerNov 27, 2011 22:08191237
You can fool some of the people, some of the time......... [765 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 23, 2011 17:15191141
you can fool some of the people, some of the time............. [43 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 23, 2011 17:10191140
5Trying to fool all the People All the Time [183 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 24, 2011 10:33191140
off topic [15 words]Peter, ScotlandNov 25, 2011 15:35191140
3The Main and Only Topic is Sanctity of Life [219 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 27, 2011 02:01191140
1clear headed [21 words]rhoda pochterNov 23, 2011 10:38191131
2Yes. Something can be done. It's called EMP. [318 words]Vlad TepesNov 19, 2011 12:15191025
1ISRAEL; Iran and the Islamists are just selfish!! [136 words]Nur el Masih Ben HaqNov 17, 2011 00:56190978
5Internationalize Oil - The Rest will follow [108 words]EdwardNov 19, 2011 21:28190978
US Military Required [56 words]RickyDec 4, 2011 09:23190978
1Just be Romantic [199 words]Jay1Nov 15, 2011 23:29190953
Iran's nuclear program [31 words]Lujack SkylarkNov 15, 2011 15:30190946
1Not necessarily [71 words]yBNov 16, 2011 09:25190946
1Iran's Nuke Program and Its Poorly Kept Secret [228 words]M. ToveyNov 16, 2011 10:41190946
5"keep the eye on the ball" and that is a ball of U235 [200 words]Jon from EurolandNov 15, 2011 05:25190939
Stopping Iran From Making Nuclear Weapons-Requires Russian and Chinese Intervention [37 words]M. ToveyNov 14, 2011 18:05190912
8Iranian Public Opinion Is Secondary [38 words]DaveNov 14, 2011 17:34190909
9It 's a lot more than making one [114 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 15, 2011 00:40190909
1Regime change [25 words]BANov 17, 2011 19:35190909
3party unavailable [42 words]Michael Hanni MorcosNov 19, 2011 19:19190909

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