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Iran Should Go Its Own Way

Iran Should Go Its Own Way

  • The biggest pushers for an Iran-US conflict are the neoconservatives.

Authored by Serban V.C. Enache via Hereticus Economicus:

This is a brief case of why I think Iran should leave the JCPOA, in spite of all the bad press it’s going to get on the international stage. The seizure of the Iranian oil tanker bound for Syria should be the last straw. It was nothing short of piracy, completely illegal under international law. Teheran’s strategy of patience vis-a-vis the Western powers was tried and it failed; that’s clear as daylight and any more pussyfooting around will scarcely delay the inevitable [i.e. a permanent cold war situation]. The UN and other international organizations, like the IAEA, simply don’t matter if the Hegemon has set its mind, facts and honor be damned.

The biggest pushers for an Iran-US conflict are the neoconservatives, and sadly, that course of action has support at grassroots level among the Christian Zionists – we’re talking here about the Right, not the Far Right [KKKers and Neonazis]. Despite all efforts made by the likes of Tucker Carlson to educate the Conservative American public about the real situation in the Middle East, many of them remain brainwashed by mainstream propaganda – as is evident in this particular comment section of Newsmax. Here’s a taste of it: ‘If Iran gets a nuke, it will surely use it on Israel’ – ‘Muslims will lie to everyone to get their way’ – ‘They should do what Trump tells them, or have their oil taken as war spoils’ – ‘What have the Iranians done with the billions we gave them?’

That last comment is the type of inquisitive thinking that can’t be raised to Saudi Arabia and Israel – both sponsors of regional instability, terrorist tactics, and terrorist organizations – and the latter [Israel], a big customer of US “aid”. As for the claim that the ‘crazy Iranian jihadists’ will nuke Israel if they get the A-bomb, that’s one of the more easier things to debunk. In over two hundred years, Iran has attacked, get this, ZERO countries. The same can’t be said of the USA or Israel. There is no precedent in history in which a country possessing nukes dropped nukes on another nuclear power. There is no precedent in history in which a country possessing nukes was invaded by a power that had or hadn’t nukes. There’s no better guarantee that you won’t get invaded. Can the West, or better yet, the world as a whole, deliver guarantees that a country won’t be invaded if it disposes of its nukes and nuke-manufacturing facilities? In a rational and just world, yes – such guarantees would exist de jure and de facto. But we’re not living in such a world!

The Right in the US is hungriest to do Israel’s bidding in the Middle East, geopolitical ventures popularized and waged at the expense of US capital and US soldiers’ lives. Bill Maher, years ago asked Netanyahu what’s Israel’s secret for waging speedy wars. Netanyahu answered quickly and truthfully “Our secret is the US.” And no, I haven’t forgotten about the fake doves among the Democrats. Here’s Jimmy Dore utterly destroying Kamala Harris’ hypocritical, hawkish rhetoric.

What trust can the Iranians put in the European powers, let alone in Washington, who betrayed the deal first? The Europeans announce Instex, a system which was developed at a crawl, and one that won’t work if it doesn’t extend to oil sales [which it doesn’t in lack of an accord between Washington and its European allies], and immediately after that, an Iranian oil tanker is seized in international waters. The European signatories of the JCPOE, the actors who allegedly desire a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the situation, haven’t condemned that blatant act of piracy. Worse still, Iran is the target of false flag operations, designed to make it appear as a rogue state that’s asking for “it” [to be bombed and or invaded]. Iran should swiftly pull out of the nuclear agreement, stating objective reasons for the move and just wish everybody a pleasant day.

The West’s double-standards and warmongering are painfully obvious, or they should be to anyone possessing a fraction of a neuron inside their heads. Countries like Pakistan, India, and Israel are not signatories of the non-proliferation treaty, and you don’t see anyone in the Western or Eastern press calling for sanctions against these countries, based on the fact they have nukes and the capability to produce more.

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But won’t the Iranian economy suffer if the country pulls out? It is suffering already, and the more it tries to be patient and negotiate with parties only concerned with their own image on the international stage, who aren’t in truth interested in establishing a functional deal, Teheran’s policy will remain unsuccessful.

Iranian imports from and exports to the West aren’t insurmountable market losses. Teheran should pursue closer cooperation with the few strategic partner states it has and should dramatically expand import substitution programs. Consumers are going to pay higher bills, yes, but in the medium term the situation will stabilize, and long term Iran will benefit from fully matured industries in terms of labor skills, output capacity, and know-how [technology level]. As I wrote in a past article, The Sovereign Nation State, in reference to the wisdom of Friedrich List on historical economics, a nation’s true wealth is the full and multifaceted development of its productive powers, not its current exchange values. For example, the nation’s economic education is more important than immediate production of value, and it might be right for one generation to sacrifice its gain and enjoyment to secure strength and skill for future generations. All measure of achievement is attained through sacrifice. The art of statecraft is knowing which sacrifices to make…

Yet the threat of military confrontation remains either way. Eternal vigilance seems a cliche, but I can’t come up with anything better. Iran, through all channels, private and state-run media, especially alt-media channels, needs to debunk all the false flag operations, it needs to shed an inquisitive light on the past deeds and motivations of its would-be attackers today, the past crimes of US administrations, all the hypocrisy, all the double-dealing, all the mythology surrounding the War on Terror, everything. So long as a majority in the Western audience remains wise against the war propaganda, Western governments will have a tougher time selling their hawkish plans, a tougher time engaging in bombing campaigns and invasion. Sanctions will remain, to be sure, they’ll even get harsher – but no enemy can rob you of your will and spirit.

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Prince Bone Saw

Those Iranians have got to go.

BobValdez
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BobValdez

Go where?

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

Well to their own country. Where else?

One thing the world desperately needs is MAGA – Make America Go Away. Make them go away, far, far away to where they come from (which isn’t Iran).

Smoking Eagle
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Smoking Eagle

It is the U$/I$rahell/Nato/EU that have to go. Iran, unlike this gang of liars, murderers and thieves, is where it should be – at home.

Cornelius Sula
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Cornelius Sula

Pray for peace, justice, and mercy.

Dan Kuhn
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And be prepared to be invaded and bombed back to the stone age.

Antipropo
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Antipropo

It’s hopelessly naive to think that “debunking the myths” etc to properly inform “the public” will have any real impact in inhibiting the perpetual war machine. No less a person than the senior UN weapons inspector in Iraq stated long,loud and often that any and all WMD activities had ceased; look what happened. This is a lesson the extremely RATIONAL NK leadership took note of and why they will NEVER give up nuclear weapons. If Syria had nukes would Israel keep bombing? Wandering off topic a bit but why has Isis and other terrorist groups who theoretically should be implacably… Read more »

Ronnie Colman
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Ronnie Colman

Iran HAS to run a counter-narrative, whether you think it’s naive or not. Napoleon said that one man shouting in a market square is more powerful than a thousand who keep quiet, or something to that effect. Look at the recent operation in Venezuela. Social Media coverage on it was very good, compared to decades ago when the US overthrew Allende. Anti-war activists were far better informed than they were back then. You say Kim won’t give up nukes. Maybe so, but why is he negotiating with Trump for denuclearization? The only reason the first talks failed is because NK… Read more »

Antipropo
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Antipropo

Kim may want denuclearisation but he means on the Korean Peninsula, all of it. He and his military hierarchy know full well that will never happen, In any case the US repeatedly demonstrates the ability to fly nuclear armed planes up and down the DMZ and has nuclear ICBMs easily capable of reaching NK; warships can be nuclear armed and sail off the coast or hundreds of km away to fire standoff nuclear armed cruise missiles. I could go on but surely you get the point.

Ellie Donald
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Ellie Donald

Tucker Carlson & Geraldo Rivera have been trying to get Americans to listen to Iran’s side of the story.
Surely that means something and is better than playing dead and going radio silence.
Better to try and counter the pro-war propaganda than assume defeat from the start. With that mentality, the only outcome possible is defeat.

Antipropo
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Antipropo

Carlson and Rivera!? Seriously, what positions of power do they hold in the administration? Are we better informed now? A substantial number of Americans STILL believe Hussein was working hand in glove with al Qaeda for 9/11. Most Americans believe the US with a bit of help from others won WW2 that’s for the US the 1942/45 war the one the others had been fighting since 1939. World wide, public opinion and sentiment is overwhelmingly in favour of drastic action to combat global warming but it is clear governments in thrall to powerful vested interests will do little or nothing

Ellie Donald
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Ellie Donald

You went from war propaganda to global warming.
I ask you, should Iran just shut up and not tell its side of the story? What do you want them to do? Shoot at US units in the region?

Jonathan Bethune
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Jonathan Bethune

If you can , tune into The Economic Club of Washington. Mr Rubestien interviews many of the worlds leaders and is quite eye opening. I think you’ll appreciate it. In your own way.

Dan Kuhn
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Great article. I agree wholeheartedly. But not only Iran should cut off contact with the Western World, but Russia, China and Turkey as well. I often wonder why these countries continue to seek favour with Washington and the UK. Whats the point. They are demonized no matter what they do. Just give it up and turn 100% east. The majority of the world lives in the East. Develope that and let the West sink in the shit by itself.

John Nolan
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John Nolan

Amazia, the only war intent nation on earth, is in panic mode! Their hypocrisy, insanity, now known by all citizens who can think beyond their coca cola, cool-aid, Big Pharm’ed subservience permits. Americans are watching their global economic dominance being dismantled, their military superiority, now obsolete, falling apart, poorly made junk, rotting in deserts. Their once Christian morality now trodden beneath feet of Sodomic sexual perversity, an insatiable lust for blood, to kill any and all who stand against her crazed plans for world domination! America is going to lead the world into total decimation of all life on this… Read more »

Pierre Vaillant
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Pierre Vaillant

Well said. Even anti-globalization groups like Infowars tout US manifest destiny, US exceptionalism. They are all mad with hubris.

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