Cowboys and Iranians

It is a very sad day in Iranian history when an American presidential candidate needs to threaten to “obliterate” Iran so as to be elected.

The question that every Iranian needs to ask: “Why has Hillary suddenly transformed into a testes-endowed nuclear warmonger?”

Is it the fact that the largest economy of the world, which is driven by the military industrial complex and uses 25% of the planets oil, has concluded that only Iran stands in its way to controlling 60% of the globe’s known petrochemical reserves?

Or, is it because it is only Iran that stands in the way of the apartheid-like behavior of the Zionist?

Surely it can’t be because of the nonsense that Ahmadinejad likes to utter because any well informed American “leader” knows he is a light-weight nobody that will soon vanish into the pages of time.

So, why did Hillary suddenly decide she had to show she had bigger balls then all her rivals, even bigger than those hanging from that neurotic that sang that Beach Boys song and wants a third Bush term?

Here is a hint: follow the money.

At current prices the oil that sits below Iraqi soil is estimated to be worth over forty trillion dollars, and Iran has about the same. That’s with a “T” and twelve zeros!

For a superpower in decline, with China and India rapidly advancing into the realm of potential superpowers, and the European Union slowly eclipsing the United States, gaining control of the lifeblood of the global economy is the only path that guarantees Americas “vital national interests,” which is equivalent to the continued domination of the world’s economy.

The American Establishment would never have given Bush Cheney Inc. the green light to invade Iraq if the stakes were not so high. The only problem is that they were sold a cheap occupation that now is approaching two trillion dollars in costs, which, in actual fact, are not costs, but a transfer of American taxpayer money into the coffers of the military industrial complex.

Obliterating Iran has many benefits for the American Empire. It clears the path for controlling the planets remaining significant petrochemical reserves, which therefore guarantees that America’s addiction to oil need not go into withdrawal.

Obliterating Iran also has the added benefit of removing the only remaining obstacle for Zionist from placing the Palestinians into reservations, a process that is taking place in Iraq today.

America was built through the genocide of “native Indians” and the continued existence of America requires the same mindset, which the current Cowboy in Chief has put on display for all to see.

Question is will Iranians and Iraqis willingly play the part of “Indians” in this game of twenty first century cowboys and “Indians”?

And if you don’t agree with any of the above then what are those forts for that are being built in Iraq? Don’t know what forts are? Hint: They built a lot of them in “Redskin country.”

Mohammad Alireza writes from Tehran. He can be contacted at: Read other articles by Mohammad, or visit Mohammad's website.

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  1. Lloyd Rowsey said on April 28th, 2008 at 6:42am #


  2. evie said on April 28th, 2008 at 7:47am #

    Isn’t it China’s turn to be world cowboy?

  3. Binh said on April 28th, 2008 at 7:50am #

    Hillary didn’t transform, she’s always been a hawk on Iran.

  4. maha said on April 28th, 2008 at 9:16am #

    It’s not about America’s addiction to oil and their going into withdrawal. It’s about total control of resources and people by the angloamerican elite. I don’t see any difference or conflict between north American and EU policy, they are following the same prescribed path and at the top the same people are in control.

  5. sk said on April 28th, 2008 at 9:58am #

    There may not be a single cowboy in world affairs going forward, as the circumstances that allowed such a thing to happen in the first place, i.e. one country coming to own “about 50% of the world’s wealth” aren’t likely to be repeated. Policymakers are aware of the problem and are devising strategies to keep current arrangements going for as long as possible.

  6. Tommy said on April 28th, 2008 at 6:49pm #

    This is why the current administration can’t let global warming sell to the masses. If we quit using oil in the US, the ruling elite oilmen are out of a reason for existence. So, until we come up with a permanent solution, homebrewing biodiesel from used cooking oil and making ethanol from cattails for 47 cents a gallon (David Blume, “Alcohol Can Be A Gas!” and Joshua Tikell, “From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank”) are what we can do now to stop supporting oil wars and seriously reduce our global warming gas emissions at the same time. It’s past time for theory. It’s time for action in behalf of a future worth living on this planet. Fuel yourself.

  7. evie said on April 28th, 2008 at 6:51pm #

    sk – your information is as old as I am.

    You need to check Forbes list of billionaires worldwide. Russians, Indians, Saudi, Brits, Iraqi, Australians, Mexicans, Hong Kong, French, Brazilian, Germans, Israelis. All involved in industries that profit at one time or another in one way or another from war, the military/industrial complex, and the cleanup after “peace” is declared.

    It has not been “one country” owning the world’s wealth in a long, long time. If you think the USA alone directs today’s chaos, you’re mistaken.

  8. sk said on April 28th, 2008 at 7:56pm #

    My point was that there likely won’t be a single global hegemon that will fill the shoes of the US–in the sense of it’s post-1945 role–even if one or more countries overtake the US in most criteria of power. All commentators, including the ones I cited, are in agreement that US’s share of global output and wealth has been declining in relative terms since war devastated European and Asian economies started recovering in the Fifties.

    I’m not sure what your point is when you raise the issue of non-American billionaires. In general, the number of billionaires inside a country has little or no link with the well-being of majority of people within that country. Billionaires were unheard of in countries like Mexico, Russia, and India around 15 years ago, but despite the presence of dozens now, vast numbers of the folks in these countries are only slightly better off–if that–than they were in the early 90’s.

  9. evie said on April 28th, 2008 at 9:01pm #

    sk – I was referring to your comment “i.e. one country coming to own “about 50% of the world’s wealth.” That has never been the case. It has always been royal families and a few merchants owning the world’s wealth. And the billionaires, regardless of nationality may or may not live in their home country. Even in the US billionaires were unheard until the last 30 years or so.

    In the “modern” world it no longer matters much to the ruling class which country is “ahead” as the global ruling class congregate in the same hot spots to build villas and estates and compare portfolios. We the peons suffer as usual, some much more horrifically than others. Imperialism is a global venture now, not made just in and by the USA.

    The feudal system never left us – the system merely expanded a little to allow a few more peasants to buy shoes and have indoor plumbing.

  10. Shabnam said on April 29th, 2008 at 12:36pm #

    Hillary Clinton in ABC New has gone extra miles to advance her position against Obama and she has presented her “toughness” and militaristic appetite to prove, once again, that she is willing to lead the MODERN SLAVERY system even if she is required to “obliterate” another ancient nation with more than 72 million people and thousand years of civilization to protect a microscopic apartheid state erected on stolen land of Palestinian who are murdered daily in the occupied land by Israelis many of whom are civilian including 2 months old babies like in Iraq where she jointed George Bush and his Zionist associates to destroy and kill more than 1.2 million people, many of whom are women and children.
    It should be pointed out that Clinton’s comment comes less than two weeks after an Israeli official, National Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, made similar remarks. He said: “An Iranian attack will lead to a harsh retaliation by Israel, which will lead to the destruction of the Iranian nation.” While Israel is sitting on, believed to be several hundred nuclear bombs and is not signatory to NPT, yet he DARES to threaten another country where is signatory to NPT and as a result has legal rights to enrichment for its fuel. The agency in charge, IAEA, found Iran within its legal boundaries and has found no diversion; yet, the AIPAC girl foolishly goes extra miles and said:

    “I want the Iranians to know, if I am the president, we will attack Iran. And I want them to understand that, because it does mean that they have to look very carefully at their society, because at whatever stage of development they might be with their nuclear weapons program in the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”
    Why does the AIPAC GIRL answer hypothetical question now? People has difficulties to understand her position on Iraq occupation after wasting too many hours to listen to her boring debates, forget the hypothetical questions that no candidates have answered. Why is Clinton willing to present obliteration of Iranians to buy few extra votes from the ignorant and the racists, playing the RACE CARD?
    Clinton’s remark has received little criticism from the Zionist media, but other people have been shocked to see Zionist servant is willing to obliterate a nation who has not attacked neighboring countries or FAR AWAY COUNTRIES in more than HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS. This foolish politician reserves the right to use Iranian nation to advance her position in the US election, a circus, to gain more votes from the ignorant “feminists” and the racists against a black candidate after using the RACE CARD fully and completely. She is so petty that does not understand Zionists do not want her as president because their chosen candidate is the warmonger McCain who like Hillary voted for the destruction and massacre of Iraqis including many children. She is so petty that does not understand Zionists are satisfied with the job she is doing in New York and they want her to continue with her responsibilities as a senator of New York until death do us apart because she has gained the trust of the Zionist Lobby. It is Obama who is not trusted yet and that’s why they want him to be obliterated from the scene by running against McCain using the race card. You have done an excellent job, they say, in destroying Iraq with its people to wipe Israel’s enemy off the map to make it easier for the Zionists to erect their project “the greater Israel” on ruins of Muslim nations in the region. You have done a good job with the destruction of Iraqi women who have gone from 80 percent literacy to 32 percent literacy in only 6 years after the invasion and occupation of Iraq that you voted for it, Pakistanization of Iraq, whose elites are fully in cooperation with Bush on “war on terror.” You have voted for amendment after amendment to demonize Iran and make it easier to be attacked, a Zionist position, by supporting Lieberman-Kyle amendment, to label Iranian army as a terrorist so it can be used as a pretext to wage another Zionist war to threat Iranian Women and children the same as Iraqi people. But, you, the servant, listen carefully, YOU WILL TAKE THIS WISH INTO YOUR GRAVE. Your ignorant supporters, have been alarmed to see that you as an AIPAC GIRL are willing to OBLITERATE a nation where have not attacked any other country in the world for the past 150 years yet you are willing to see the obliteration of Iran for an apartheid state where kills people daily and practically has bombed and invaded all its neighbors. Why should Iranians attack now? Your ignorant supporters are thinking hard and asking themselves the same question. When was the last time we heard an American political figure talk about obliterating another country?
    Is Hillary able to see that even her ignorant supporters are wondering: if Hillary is willing to obliterate 72 million Iranians to gain more votes against a black candidate to lead a broken system, MODERN SLAVERY, why can not obliterate US if she feels it is going to help her position to keep her longer in POWER?
    Mr. Alireza it is good to see this post to remind American people of their DUTY to prevent another war which has produced so much destruction and has wiped American’s peoples’ credibility off the map for a long time to come. Now, Americans are replaced by MONGOLS who were hated by the people of the region both the Central Asia and the Middle East since 13th century and Mongols even did not produced destruction and mass killing as much as the axis of evil US – Israel –Britain. But your post has major flaw since you have not included the Zionist role in this war. Today, majorities of the people in the region and outside of the region know that Iran is a targeted country not only for its resources but also because Israel sees Iran as an obstacle against its racist project, “the greater Israel” and its hegemonic role.Therefore, Israel and US are training and arming the constructed “minorities” to destabilize Iran for partition to create allies for Israel against Arabs to obliterate Palestinians from their land. The Kurdish terrorists who have already played an important role in the destruction of Iraq are given military training and are supported financially to weaken Iran by terrorist activities and set for further action towards destabilization and possibly partition of the country like Iraq. MEK, an Iranian terrorist group who are supported by Israel and US are also used in the destabilization project of Iran. Therefore, it is the duty of all Iranians to be firmly united against the enemy of all, the Zionist/imperialist forces and their internal enablers to show once and for all that we are fed up with these mass murders and thieves and we want them immediately out of our region.
    Finally, I leave you with the following comment that I have taken from Los Angeles Times:
    “…If I were Iranian I would be voting for being nuclear armed. That is directly because of Hilary Clinton’s ridiculous comment. Seriously how could anyone argue against Iran defending itself against this nonsense? If the situation was in reverse, every American would be voting for going forward into being a nuclear power. Yet, Iran as a nation endured America’s overthrow of their democratically elected government in the 50’s is no doubt angry and distrustful of the West. Why should they not be? Why doesn’t Hilary address this issue along side of making threats the majority of the U.S. population that might elect her, do not agree with. Nobody asked me, as a U.S. citizen, if it is o.k. to start WWIII, and maybe fifty-years of war thereafter. I believe that Israel should defend itself. But that also means Iran should also…”