1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Iran and her aspirations

Reader comment on item: Iran's Final Solution Plan

Submitted by Carl Russell (United States), Nov 1, 2005 at 13:55

Iran's course of acquiring a nuclear weapons capability is quite undertandable given her history, size, politics, and history. Irredentism is a powerful attraction. But, in the present the Iranian leaders (not the president and parliament; they are figureheads) really have to choice but to pursue a policy of regional hegemony and territorial expansion through politics (Iraq) and war (not yet happening). Much of the population is not terribly supportive of the Iranian regime and its goals. However, were a war to begin much of the Iranian population will willingly, or grudgingly, support the regime out of personal wellbeing and nationalism. Wars between the Arabs and Persians is a very old tale going back to ancient times.

Were I the Iranian leaders, the goal would be the eventual coopting of Iraq and then to go after Saudi Arabia. This is a plausible scenario if the USA retires from the region, which is always a possibility given the political disarray in this country.

If the Iranians were to control the iraqi and saudi oil (not to mention the sunni holy places) they would have the west by the throat economically. For the Iranians to get on the road to a world under Allah (Khomeini said this was a goal; believe him) they must first become the undisputed power in the resurgence of Islam. The Wahabbists must be defeated for this to take place. This is the real prize.

And, with control of over half of the world's oil supply Iran would be in a position to control events much more than it can now. The revenues from the oil would allow for a military buildup as well as the continuance of the the policy of muslims settling in western lands. It is only a matter of time before these muslims are called to action and then the sabotage, murders, and terrorism will increase with the goal of cowing the western leaders and citizens. This is the endgame; the subjugation of western democratic civilization. Were Iran and her allies to achieve such a goal Iran would be the leader of the world's Muslims and a hugely powerful foe to the remaining power of China.

This may take decades to develop but I fear it will start much sooner than that. Iran will acquire a nuclear weapons capability one way or another. I mean, it is logical for Iran to acquire this capability due to the fact that Pakistan, India, and Iran have nuclear arms (not to mention its new neighbour the USA). The religious fanatics running Iran need to be removed and destroyed; they cannot be left alive as they are a threat wherever they live (witness Khomeini).

We in the west need to understand we are in the first stages of a major regional war against a resurgent Islam. So far this resurgent Islam has no one real leader to wage the war. Bin Laden is not the guy but he is a trailblazer. What Islam is waiting for is a real nationstate with the political will, and resources, to truly wage war against the established order of nation states set up by western secular civilization.

This is a war we must engage and thoroughly destroy our opponents. This is a war that is even more critical than the war against Nazi Germany.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Iran and her aspirations by Carl Russell

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)