Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Interesting note

NY Times today has raised kind of a similar point to what I made a few days ago regarding Ahmadinejad's anti-Israeli rhetoric: While the Iranians have insisted that their nuclear program is geared toward energy, not weapons, there have been some signals that Iran feels it would be easier to move ahead if it were an international pariah, like North Korea. And what better way to achieve pariah status in the West than to call for the obliteration of Israel?

My commentary: Islamic republic of Iran has been feeding on regional and international crises for the past 27 years to survive. Without a crisis of international dimensions, there would be no hypothetical enemy for the Islamic government authorities to pin Iran's each and every single social, economic and political problem on. and what easier target than Israel for a regime desperate to create a new full-fledged crisis in the Middle East?

Read my piece "What goals is Ahmadinejad after by his anti-Israeli remarks" here.

Read NY Times piece "Iranian's oratory reflects devotion to '79 revolution" here.