January 24, 2018

An Instant Reaction On Iranian Turmoil

According to mainstream media, there is a severe economic hardship in Iran, and people are protesting against the government because they think their government failed to provide them the necessary economic support. Meanwhile, American President extended his support to Iranian peaceful protesters, protest started brewing over the last three days.

US President Donald took to Twitter late on Friday, writing: “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!”

This is a total and complete mainstream media bullshit. Because those are Israel and western countries who have been keeping Iran under economic sanctions for decades. Therefore, negative GDP or any economic hardship of the people is directly connected to Israeli and western geopolitical strategies to contain the country and take into pieces.

Iran also appears as a threat to Saudi Arabia’s Middle-East ambition. With a pragmatic regional policy, Iran has been exerting influences all over the Middle-East and forcing Saudi Arabia to promote very costly reform programs. Saudi Arabia is an enemy state to Iran and not less hostile than Israel.

On the other hand side, China and Russia have been playing a significant role in replacing Western geopolitical influences in the Middle-East. And as expected, with a hard digestive defeat in Iraq and Syria, the Saudi endorsed US-Israeli bloc wants to regain its influence in the region.

Since Iran is militarily weaker than Russia and China, the west may think that Iran is the easier target in order to shatter the China-Russia-Iran power formation in the M.E.

During his election campaign, the Israeli lobby backed US president Donald Trump frequently attacked Iran and the 6 party nuclear deal. Iran is well aware that the US-Israeli-Saudi attack is eminent. Now, this so-called people’s uprising, many call it a color revolution, is an attack to Iran’s internal security and stability. And the attack is there. It is a high time for Iran to fight back the western elements and uproot them from the society with an iron hand.

Eshaq Jahangiri, first vice president of Iran, has said while some protesters were rallying against high prices, others were set on derailing the government.

“All economic indications in the country are good. Yes, there is an increase in the prices of some products and the government is working on fixing causes of high prices,” he said.

“The people behind what is taking place think they will be able to harm the government. But when social movements and protests start in the street, those who have ignited them are not always able to control them.”

Reports said that thousands marched across cities in support of the government on Saturday, citing state media, to mark the anniversary of the end of “the sedition” – unrest after the 2009 elections. Those rallies had been planned ahead of the latest demonstrations.

Courtesy :  Ahmed Rajeev, Geopolitical analyst based on Dhaka

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