Here’s Why the US Can’t Let Iran Succeed. Nothing Personal.
Americans are exuberantly supporting the protests in Iran, but there’s more to the story than the simplified version of “people power” or the blatant propaganda of Iran being the “leading sponsor of terrorism.”
No, Iranians and Hezbollah aren’t blowing up Christmas markets in the West — those guys are Sunni terrorists inspired by Wahhabi teachings of Saudi Arabia, our BFF.
Iran is in the crosshairs of globalists for three main geopolitical reasons:
- Oil competition: A free Iran will dethrone Saudi Arabia as the #1 oil producer. The only reason that Saudis are so rich is that Iran has been virtually isolated since 1979. (Why the US switched its alliance from Iran to Saudi Arabia in the late 70's is fascinating & deserves another article).
- A resurgent Iran will also mean competition to US oil companies who have been ramping up production for the last 7 years
- Challenge to Israel: Israel wants weak Arab neighbors that it can kick around and steal oil/land from. Iran is strong and independent; it helped defeat Sunni jihadists in Syria; and arms Hezbollah who can punch Israel in the nose if the latter meddles in Lebanon. (All the allegations against Hezbollah in the western media — drug trafficking etc. — have to be taken with a few pinches of salt).
- Alliance with China/Russia: There’s a huge struggle for the control of Eurasia, and Iran is a key piece in that geopolitical chessboard. As long as Iran was isolated and weak, it didn’t matter. But now Iran is getting into all kinds of military and economic alliances with Russia & China — the two countries that have been labeled by the Trump administration as “rival powers” and “revisionist powers” that have heralded the era of “great power competition.” 😱
Iran is a key component of China’s Silk Road (Belt and Road Initiative) — most freight trains from China go through Iran on their way to Europe. Destabilizing Iran means sabotaging China’s Silk Road, and that would be very desirable for globalists.
However, if the Iran-Russia-China coalition survives, it will mean the following for the West:
- Unable to control Syria & Lebanon
- Possible loss of Iraq, since there’s a huge Shiite majority. This, in turn, will lead to the formidable Shiite Crescent — four contiguous nations of Lebanon*-Syria-Iraq-Iran. (*Lebanon = Hezbollah)
- Partial loss of Turkey, a pivotal NATO member. Erdogan-US relations are already on the rocks; and Turkey is buying missiles from Russia & planning on joining China’s One Belt, One Road.
- Partial Loss of Qatar as a vassal state. Qatar works hard to please the US/EU establishment and hosts a huge US military base. However, it also shares the world’s largest natural gas field with Iran, which has become even more of a strategic and essential ally after the Saudi blockade.
- Possible eviction of US military bases from Afghanistan, a country that borders Iran and now wants to join CPEC — the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that’s so promising that Pakistan is giving the diplomatic middle finger to Washington DC
Basically, the US is on the verge of losing every country from the Middle East to China on a world map (except India, America’s last hope).
That’s why the globalists are fervently trying to topple the current Iranian regime. Globalists don’t care what happens next. If Iran is embroiled in a bitter civil war between Islamists & secularists for the next decade, it will just be splendid. Or, if the West gets a stable puppet installed in Iran, the country can be chopped up into pieces — Balochistan on the east, Khuzistan on the south and Kurdistan on the North-West.
Ruthless geopolitical games are underway…