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Soft power

Reader comment on item: Symposium: The Showdown [with Iran]

Submitted by Werner (United States), Aug 1, 2005 at 20:12

The soft power should have the aim to overthrow the regime in Iran and enable the people to build a democracy. there is a time frame to it as the possibility of building the first atomic bomb is not far away.

For the regime it is a win win situation, if the US doesn't destroy their sites then they have an atomic bomb, if the US destroys the site they have somebody to blame all the bad things in Iran for. (And mit Ahmedinejad it will go worse).

Sanctions don't work very well but anyway they should be applied, technology support must be cut off by all means, Iranian oil should be boycotted,UN organizations should work on them and increase pressure. An MAD Strategy should be established and pronounced through all free publications which are available.

An exile government should be established with as much democratic legitimation as possible and should be supported as much as possible and given weight. Money should flow to all kinds of oppositions in Iran, charitable Organizations should be established on the borders to Iran for Iranians who want to flee, psy-ops should increase in frequency and force, names of thugs should be published through free radio stations, Turks should increase their military on the borders to Iran, support for Kurds, Arabs, Kash Kai etc in IRan should be increased, opposition groups in the west could be supported, fundamental Islam should be critized, weapons should be smuggled into Iran, Ideas of revolution should be brought under the people until they think in those terms,promotion of democracy and a stronger stand for critics, and so on.

There is a lot one can do without going to war.



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