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Seeking Circumstantial Evidence of Connection Between Rushdie Incident and United States Faltering Nuclear Resolutions

Reader comment on item: The Rushdie Affair Revisited

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 18, 2022 at 12:02

The United States, long ago entering into world politics under the cover of breaking away from British colonial control and only gaining international status after defeating Spain's reach into the western hemisphere, seemingly began to develop a sense of becoming a beacon of freedom as long as it operated within the sphere of occidental political methodologies, that the orient and oriental perspectives were not so conveniently approached with a common sense of understanding the divergent ideologies that such contravening mindsets inherently carried. The Far East was bad enough; but the Middle East carries that contradictive mindset that was the constant source of enmity from the Middle Ages that is still pervasive today. It is seen mostly in the Christian/Islamic controversies that still persist today, with Judaism caught in the middle.
That the Rushdie incident occured on American soil is not seen by the observer as accidental; yet that it did also compells the circumstances of its being an example of the also running conflict between the United States and the Iranian Islamic Regime, of teh long running hatred of western ideals in America and the resurgent desires of empire by the mullahs in attempted fulfillment of completing the process of returning to the ummah they so desparately seek. Whether a fatwa, hukm, or edict; if this could be used to further their goals to a nuclear backed power broker that could bring about their designs of empire, they'll take what they can get, nuclear compacts notwithstanding. Not even John Kerry can guarantee those results.


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