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Why present strategies and Western Institutions are hopeless and helpless aganist Iran

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Submitted by Donald James Liveley BA, BS, MBA (United States), Sep 25, 2008 at 14:27

In times of an emergency, any kind, anywhere, anytime a Democracized process will fail. An emergency whether it is a natural disaster or armed conflicts requires a strong authoritative chain of command to resolve. Resolution in a democratic society is markly different than resolution in Islamically driven society.

Seeking permission and consensus among representatives of the populace aganist an adversary who society's moral compass affirms athoritative chain of command as an ongoing style of goverance along purely ideological lines (religious and political) cannot be defeated as presently constituted in our current word environment.

Even though they are vastly inferior in military capabilities the tendencies toward compromise (appeasement) with non-western societies that are ruled authoritatively will most likely suceed in almost any armed conflict with a western democractically governed entity. Hence, at this time Iran clearly has the upper hand with dealing with any and all Western Institutions. Because of western standards and process of resolutions, Iran will prevail in its steady ongoing support of surrogates and proxies around its sphere of infouence in the Middle East. The final outcome desired by western civilization is unwanted, and undesired but envitable.

The effort in Kuwait and 12 years later in Iraq were different in their outcome. The western civilizations lacked a transformational strategy (waging peace) for Iraq. Kuwait was already a functional society, though not democratic. The blinders of the western moral compass in Islamically and ethnically segmented Iraw was forboding at best.

As long as western society remains fragmented in its democratic efforts for individual soverengty and direction the Islamically driven societies of the Middle East are likely to prevail in any protracted political or surrogated conflict by proxies. Only Israel seems to have the moral fortitude to consumate what seems to prevail in their world environment. Yet, Israel is largely a Democracy. Dearth of oil revenue as most of its soverign neighbors have they still maintain a functional society willing to exhert its soveringty over issues and security without the dysfunctional resolution passiveness that paralyze its western companions. Granted these comments can be considered very sobering regarding the western powers or unwilling powers to deal effectively with the Islamically driven institutions of the Middle East.

Donald James Liveley BA, BS, MBA Bear River, Utah

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