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When Iran Implodes; The Complexities of a Former Persian Identity

Reader comment on item: Iran Is More than Persia

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 19, 2021 at 12:27

When attempting to assess how the modern Iranian Islamic Regime's intentions of ruling in the Middle East, much less than ruling in the projected ummah (a contemplation that has little chances for success due to the factiousness inherent in Islam in and of itself), a realization that the regime suffers from an identity crisis which becomes its cause of futility since, if it must resort to a power it cannot ever hope to control (greater attempts to reign in nuclear superiority, let alone parity have yet to achieve any sense of control), then its place in the world will be relegated again to a former imperial ambition never achieved and the remembrance of that will again be a saddening contemplation of Elam's struggles through time.


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