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Iran verus U.S.Terrorists.


What is happening today in or around Iran is nothing short of state sponsored terrorism,by the U.S. government and its lackies in other western Governments. A few examples a number of their scientists working on their nuclear reactor have been murdered, the latest in his car. A bomb had been attached to it. This everyone knows even the dogs in the street,is being carried out by the U.S. If this was the other way around their would be calls for the perpetrators be put on trial.Then again most are aware of the sheer hypocrisy of the U.S.    Not to mention the concerted campaign to isolate Iran and block the sale of its oil on the international markets. The U.S. has been successful in achieving this. It looks like Iran is now full square in the sights of the U.S.

Who Benifits

“War with Iran is already here,” wrote a leading Israeli commentator recently, describing “the combination of covert warfare and international pressure” being applied to Iran. (Counterpunch 6.1.12)  “Other than the collapse of the Islamic Republic itself,” Saudi King Abdullah was reported to have said last summer, “nothing would weaken Iran more than losing Syria.”Further statements by U.S. Gov official Tom Donilon

By December, senior United States officials were explicit about their regime change agenda for Syria: Tom Donilon, the US National Security Adviser, explained that the “end of the [President Bashar al-] Assad regime would constitute Iran’s greatest setback in the region yet – a strategic blow that will further shift the balance of power in the region against Iran.” (Counterpunch 6.1.12)

Shortly before, a key official in terms of operationalizing this policy, Under Secretary of State for the Near East Jeffrey Feltman, had stated at a congressional hearing that the US would “relentlessly pursue our two-track strategy of supporting the opposition and diplomatically and financially strangling the [Syrian] regime until that outcome is achieved”.

Of course what the U.S. want is a regime/regimes which will be more compatible with its interests in the region. The neo cons in the U.S. and Britain have for some time had a strategy for regime change in the middle east. In a  report produced by the neo-conservative Brookings Institute for regime change in Iran in 2009. The report – “Which Path to Persia?”  – continues to be the generic strategic approach for US-led regime change in the region.

“Towards a Post-Assad Syria” (which adopts the same language and perspective, but focuses on Syria, and was recently produced by two US neo-conservative think-tanks) illustrates how developments in Syria have been shaped according to the step-by-step approach detailed in the “Paths to Persia” report with the same key objective: regime change. It’s clear a stratagem is at work here to mold the middle east as a friend of “Democracy”. No matter that the puppets in control are enriching themselves while driving there own people to destitution. Look at Lybia a “liberation war ” created ala N.A.T.O. now under their control through their appointees.The Egyptian revolt is still very much under the control of the military who in turn is still run by the sons and friends of Mubarak straight through to the C.I.A. They have nothing to fear from the Muslim Brotherhood. With the destruction of Iran and Syria the Mid east would be recast in favour of the west.In other words the mineral wealth of this region would be controlled by the west. “Democracy” triumphs, well more like rapacious capitalism triumphs.

Iran.

Persians have a proud history and will not lay down easy before the U.S./N.A.T.O. war machine. Under the present leadership of the Mullahs,who have taken society back to another century,in particular for women. What little rights they had under the Shah have been wiped out. Forced to wear a veil and answer to religious police for any deviation to the law. Stoning to death for women in Iran is the norm. If you are a communist or gay, or you think outside of the religious tenets of  Mullahs laws, your life expectancy could be a short one. As opposed to some on left,at the time of the overthrow of the Shah, I never thought the call to prayer was a revolutionary slogan.In the most recent period their has been many demonstrations against the power of the Mullahs by the youth.  If this continued the U.S. may not be able to control youth, as many Persians remember the U.S. role in keeping the Shah in power It should not be forgotten the Iranian oil workers in the past have a proud history of struggle,and can have again. With the intervention of a revolutionary Trotsky’ist Party these workers/women/youth  could  turn this situation around,throwing off the shackles of women’s oppression while opening a door to a socialist future for Iran and  the rest of the middle east.

Reality

With the U.S./West oil embargo and now military maneuvers, it is more likely war is on the agenda. Most Iranians while having no love for the Mullahs, will back its Government against the great Satan. It has the potential of drawing in China/Russia on the side of Iran. Already they have found themselves  outmaneuvered by the U.S./West in Libya. They may not like Iran,but this is not about the Mullahs its about who controls the mineral resources. If the U.S./West succeed they can maintain their dominant power for a long time to come barring a revolution at home. It could also escalate into a nuclear or third world war if sides are taken.If Iran has the capacity to send a nuclear missile into Israel. Or Israel takes the opportunity to wipe out it’s enemies Which ever way you look Israel wins, it’s society is more and more being torn apart from the inside by extreme religious Jews who resemble the mullahs of Iran,resistance by youth to the army draft,  another war is just right for these Zionist’s. Israel as Trotsky said will become/is a prison house for Jewish people. Now alongside the Saudi’s they are the frontier guards for the U.S./N.A.T.O.Make no mistake the events taking place around Iran and Syria, is simply a ruse for the U.S.West to maintain it’s control over the diminishing energy resources of the world,  thereby it’s dominant role in a capitalist world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marx and Engels Were Right!


Marx and Engels Were Right!

(Quote of the Week)Taken from Workers Vanguard 993

As Leon Trotsky observed during the 1930s Great Depression, the understanding laid out by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the 1847 Communist Manifesto that capitalism is a system of crisis and immiseration has been borne out time and again. The following is taken from Trotsky’s introduction to the first Afrikaans translation of the Communist Manifesto, which was prepared by his South African comrades.

The anatomy of capitalism, as a specific stage in the economic development of society, was given by Marx in its finished form in Capital (1867). But even in the Communist Manifesto the main lines of the future analysis are firmly sketched: the payment for labor power as equivalent to the cost of its reproduction; the appropriation of surplus value by the capitalists; competition as the basic law of social relations; the ruination of intermediate classes, i.e., the urban petty bourgeoisie and the peasantry; the concentration of wealth in the hands of an ever-diminishing number of property owners, at the one pole, and the numerical growth of the proletariat, at the other; the preparation of the material and political preconditions for the socialist regime.

The proposition in the Manifesto concerning the tendency of capitalism to lower the living standards of the workers, and even to transform them into paupers, had been subjected to a heavy barrage. Parsons, professors, ministers, journalists, Social Democratic theoreticians, and trade union leaders came to the front against the so-called “theory of impoverishment.” They invariably discovered signs of growing prosperity among the toilers, palming off the labor aristocracy as the proletariat, or taking a fleeting tendency as permanent. Meanwhile, even the development of the mightiest capitalism in the world, namely, U.S. capitalism, has transformed millions of workers into paupers who are maintained at the expense of federal, municipal, or private charity.

As against the Manifesto, which depicted commercial and industrial crises as a series of ever more extensive catastrophes, the revisionists vowed that the national and international development of trusts would assure control over the market, and lead gradually to the abolition of crises. The close of the last century and the beginning of the present one were in reality marked by a development of capitalism so tempestuous as to make crises seem only “accidental” stoppages. But this epoch has gone beyond return. In the last analysis, truth proved to be on Marx’s side in this question as well.

—Leon Trotsky, “Ninety Years of the Communist Manifesto” (1937)

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