Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Award-winning author, sociologist and geopolitical analyst, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaza is the author of The Globalization of NATO (Clarity Press) and a forthcoming book The War on Libya and the Re-Colonization of Africa. He is Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), a contributor at the Strategic Cultural Foundation (SCF), Moscow, and a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica, Italy.
Officially, the new Egyptian Islamist-backed constitution was adopted by a national referendum with nearly two-thirds support. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya’s statistical breakdown of the results shows that victory amidst a low-turnout is a travesty of the democratic process. This applies as much to Egypt as to those Western countries where minorities make decisions for the majority of the population under the cloak of democracy.
The ultimate goal in Syria, this pundit argues, is not regime change per se, but to do whatever it takes that will result in Iran’s isolation in the region. Believing that they have succeeded in neutralizing Tehran’s allies in the Levant: Syria, Hezbollah, and Hamas, the opponents of Iran will be concentrating now on subduing her supporters in Iraq. Revealing the endgame behind the plans for Syria, an Israeli intelligence report has signaled that Iran can now be attacked without coordinating a regional response. Meanwhile, the Washington clock may currently be ticking to a different tune.
The Pentagon is working to encircle Eurasia and to surround the Eurasian Triple Entente composed of China, Russia, and Iran. For every reaction, however, there is a counter-reaction. This Canadian-based sociologist and scholar argues that neither one of these three Eurasian powers will sit idly as passive US targets. Beijing, Moscow, and Tehran are all taking their own distinct counter-measures to oppose the Pentagon’s strategy of military encirclement.
The following article was written by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya before the non-aligned summit. It helps to understand the issues that were at stake and, in retrospect, to appraise Iran’s success. The Movement has been reactivated and a permanent secretariat established, to be chaired for the next three years by Iran, Egypt and Venezuela. Defying the U.S. verboten, the Egyptian President traveled to Tehran. While he vented his disagreement over Syria, in a significant move he also restored diplomatic relations with Iran. Ultimately, Tehran put Cairo in the limelight to nudge it toward an independent stance functioning as a counterweight to Riyadh.
Through its much-touted ‘zero problems with neighbors’ doctrine, the Turkish government had set out with a realistic chance of being everyone’s friend. It has now made itself everyone’s enemy, including its own, by embracing policies that have put it on a collision course with disaster. By being duped into burning its bridges with Syria - Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya explains - Ankara has laid the foundations for the destabilization of the Turkish republic at the hands of the very same powers with which she is currently colluding.
There is much more to the conflict in Syria than meets the eye. Syria is currently the scene of a cold war between the US, NATO, Israel, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on one side and Russia, China, Iran, and the Resistance Bloc on the other hand. Amidst the fighting between the Syrian government and anti-government forces, an intense intelligence war has also been taking place.
Famously predicted by Zbigniew Brzezinski, the rapprochement between Russia and China can be traced back several years. In this article, first published in 2007, Nazemroaya analyses the successive stages of a historical process consistently driven by the same anti-hegemonic principles that underpinned the two countries’ common stance on Syria at the UNSC. Today, the alliance between the two Eurasian giants is Washington’s worst nightmare come true, of which, ironically, the United States may well be the unintentional architect.
Syria has been slated for regime change since at least 2002, when it was included in the "Axis of Evil" by the Bush Administration. In this context, Nazemroaya maintains that toppling the government in Damascus was the key objective of Israel’s ill-fated blitz on Lebanon in 2006. In geo-political terms, what Israel failed to achieve then is currently being attempted by NATO and the GCC through a low-intensity proxy war inside Syria itself.
President Obama’s recent overture to reset relations with Iran may turn out as illusory as the images in this column. Subjected to Washington’s uninterrupted shadow warfare, Tehran remains skeptical. Confined to a piecemeal approach, as Nazemroaya explains, Washington’s Iran strategy hinges on its successful bid to neutralize the Resistance Bloc, starting with Syria. But, with Bashar Al-Assad’s unabating popularity and Russia standing guard, the road to Damascus may be fraught with many a pitfall.
Providing precious insight into the dynamics around the Iran-US standoff playing out in the strategically crucial Strait of Hormuz, Nazemroaya describes a situation that inevitably brings to mind the story of David and Goliath. With geography and international law standing resolutely on the side of Iran, we may be in store for a similarly amazing ending.
A cold war has been ongoing between Tehran and Washington. U.S. spies, drones, assassinations, and accusations against Tehran have all been a part of this package. Washington and its minions have been using every means possible, including international organizations, like the United Nations, as a battleground against Tehran in this cold war. The destabilization campaigns being waged against Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are also a critical front in this cold war.
Divide and conquer stratagems are back with a vengeance throughout the Arab world, fanning the flames of discontent and undermining national sovereignty. The stage is being set for a contrived "clash of civilizations," closely following the 1982 plan of Israeli strategist Oded Yinon, for which any form of peaceful coexistence among the various ethnic and religious groups living in Arab countries spells disaster and must be stamped out. Nazemroaya analyses the process already underway.
The names change but the methods remain the same. In Iraq the imperial war facilitator was Ahmed Chalabi. In Libya he goes by the name of Soliman Bouchuiguir, a shadowy human rights figure whose baseless allegations against Gaddafi were endorsed by the UN system and its affiliated human rights agencies without the slightest verification. Each one in his own way, Nazemroaya and Teil shed light on a failed system of international law and justice, which has made itself complicit in NATO’s war crimes in Libya.
Creating terror groups in order to justify a fight against terrorism has become the modus operandi of the US government in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Europe and more recently in Africa. Along with French videographer Julien Teil, Nazemroaya weaves the incredible-but-true scenario of US-sponsored terrorists wanted by Interpol, who have become the chief protagonists in the NATO genocide currently unfolding in Libya.
On 8-9 August 2011, a large number of casualties occurred in the city of Zliten, in the district of Misurata. 85 people were killed including 33 children, 32 women, and 20 men as a result of NATO’s deliberate targeting of residential areas and civilian infrastructure. Many of the injured civilian victims are in critical condition and near death.
Zliten has been under constant NATO bombardment for several days. The recent NATO attacks started at about 11:30 p.m. EET on August 8, 2011. At (...)
The mainstream media has been hiding the facts and the realities on the ground in Libya. The Libyan people have been gathering in massive rallies across Libya. These rallies demonstrate the widespread support of the Libyan people for Colonel Qaddafi and their opposition of the Libyan people to NATO and the Benghazi-based Transitional Council.
The division of Libya into three separate countries has been an old imperialist objective of the U.S., Britain, Italy, and France. There have been at least five attempts to divide Libya. The NATO war launched against Libya in 2011 is merely the latest attempt to bring this about. The July 2011 gathering in Istanbul of NATO is really discussing the occupational phase of the war, which will attempt to send foreign troops into Libya to create a buffer zone between Benghazi and Tripoli. The NATO war, however, has backfired. The Libyan people have united to save their country and Tripoli is exploring its strategic options. A new strategic axis may even form between Iran, Algeria, Syria, and Libya that would interface with Venezuela, Russia, China, Sudan, and others to oppose (...)
In April 2011, a US Air Force Spokeswoman denied rumors that DU-loaded ammunition was being fired in Libya, but preferred not "to speculate on what may or may not be used in the future." The future is now. The use of DU in Libya has been certified by a group of independent scientists on the spot, as reported by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. It can now be added to the list of criminal acts perpetrated by NATO allegedly to protect the civilian population.
From Tripoli, as part of the Voltaire Network international team of journalists on a fact-finding mission, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya denounces the dishonest coverage by the foreign media on the spot which feeds into the continuing propaganda war against Muammar Gaddafi to suit NATO’s agenda at the expense of the truth.
The photographs were taken by Mohammed Al-Alam, a student at Nasser University, who forwarded them directly to the author.
In their counter-revolutionary push to roll back any democratic changes arising from the Arab Spring, the US/Israeli/Saudi troika is out to destabilize the countries in the region that refuse to abandon their national sovereignty. In this game, Turkey is emerging as a key, albeit ominous, player. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya deciphers the multiple facets of this explosive scenario.
After months of equivocations meant to mislead public opinion, it’s curtain time for the ground attack on Libya. While the U.S. and its allies try to make it look like a recent decision in response to the violence inflicted against civilians, this author exposes the hypocrisy behind this portrayal and shows that the ground operation in Libya started even before the enforcement of the UN no-fly zone. Furthermore, he unmasks the hypocrisy of putting a NATO face on an operation which is blatantly being led by the U.S.
The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor has announced that he is seeking the arrest of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity, purporting to have evidence of his "widespread and systematic attacks on unarmed Libyan civilians". In the second chapter of his study on the War on Libya, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya dismantles the double standards and media fabrications that helped to sell the war, and which are now likely to constitute the "evidence" for the ICC charges being brought against Gaddafi.
The London Conference on Libya was a forum for a new imperial carve-up of Africa. Plans to attack Libya have been longstanding and part of a strategy to control the supercontinent formed by Eurasia and Africa, known as the “World-Island.” But before all this - according to Nazemroaya’s riveting investigation - there is an economic backdrop that led to Libya’s destabilization and prepared the way for today’s full-blown conflict, putting the country on the path to becoming a gateway for Africa’s predators.
The forces that have historically worked to destabilize and divide the Arab world are still at play, but their ability to win the final hand has never been more uncertain. In this overarching survey of the current state of unrest in the various countries of the region, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya points to the rebirth of Pan-Arabism as a potent unifying force and a promisingly strong game-changing factor.
Since Hosni Mubarak fled from Cairo, the backbone of the Egyptian dictatorship remains in power and the political status quo prevails. Meanwhile the United States and its cohorts are busily forging a malleable brand of opposition, so as to control both sides of the political arena. However, the people of the region have lost their fear and the sands are shifting, observes Middle East expert Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, who has recently joined Voltaire Network as a contributing author.
The Egyptian uprising has changed the political landscape but steps are already being taken to hijack popular aspirations for democracy. Drawing a parallel between two distinct, yet analogous, historical processes, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya cautions that the forces of reaction might negate current revolutions in the Arab world just as they negated those of 1848 in Europe. The momentum is on the side of the Arab masses. It’s their unique chance to learn from the lessons of history.
In this final article of our series on Mubarak’s Egypt, this expert on the Middle East reviews the different scenarios that could emerge from the intensifying popular rebellion, which range from disastrous to optimistic. Beyond that, Nazemroaya warns of a much darker agenda which may be afoot. Unable to control the situation, the U.S. and Israel are now working on the destabilization and division of Egypt to thwart a possible strategic challenge and to accelerate their long-standing goal of dividing the whole Arab world, as already achieved in the Sudan.
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