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 (...)
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