This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- Horrific Syria chem weapons attack causes farce in Washington and New York
- Iranian military advisor discusses Syria and World War II
Horrific Syria chem weapons attack causes farce in Washington and New York
Alleged deaths from chemical weapons in Syria on Wednesday (Reuters)
A chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb in Syria on Wednesdayhas apparently produced hundreds of horrifying deaths. The attackhappened at a time when 20 U.N. chemical weapons inspectors arealready in Syria, investigating chemical weapons attacks that occurredmonths ago. The Syrian government agreed to let them in, presumablybecause the attacks occurred so long ago that there wasn’t anyevidence left.
The rebels, as well as most other people, believe that the regime ofthe psychopathic president Bashar al-Assad is responsible for the newweapons attack, well aware that he can get away with mutilating,massacring, torturing or killing anyone he wants with no consequences.However, officials from the regime say that they had nothing to dowith it, that the rebels are responsible.
Well, what a happy coincidence this is! The U.N. inspectors arealready there, just a 20 minute ride from the site of the new chemicalweapons attack. They can just zip over there and check out the newattack, can’t they? And the regime officials won’t have anyobjections, since they’ve already said they’re not responsible, right?
Well, you already know the answer, Dear Reader. The regime won’tpermit anything like that because they know they can kill anyonethey want at any time with no retribution.
It was a year ago that President Obama gave us one of those greatmoral lectures he loves to give us, saying that chemical weapons wouldbe a “red line” that would have consequences. He said that al-Assadwould be “held accountable by the international community” if he madethe “tragic mistake” of using these weapons. He said that the UnitedStates does not shirk from its moral duty, blah, blah, blah. Well,there was total silence from spokesmen in Washington on Wednesday.The moral lecture that Gen-Xer Barack Obama gave us was like almostall his moral lectures — total garbage. So the “red line” will becrossed again, with no consequences. I suppose it doesn’t reallymatter. Under the leadership of Secretary of State John Kerry, whohas several times said that the American army is as bad as the Naziarmy, and who has said that American soldiers fighting in Iraq arestupid ( “John Kerry and Seymour Hersh trash the armed forces.”), and who is himself thestupidest and most incompetent Secretary of State in quite a while,the U.S. has no credibility left in the Mideast. So what differencedoes one more disaster in the Mideast make?
Then we have the United Nations Security Council in New York. TheU.S., the U.K. and France will give speeches expressing huge moraloutrage. But will those 20 inspectors be permitted to inspect thisnew site? Russia has already signaled that it will block it. EdwardSnowden’s hero, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, is just aspsychopathic as al-Assad, and has gleefully and energetically providedSyria with all the weapons and training that al-Assad needs to causeas many mutilations, tortures and murders as possible, with noconsequences.
Iranian military advisor discusses Syria and World War II
Senior Military Advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader MG Yahya Rahim Safavigave a speech excerpted below:
“The Syrian war, in reality, is an American andZionist regime proxy war [executed by] Arab countries and Turkey,and Israel’s military attack has manifested the true nature ofthis proxy [war] more than before. …
After three years of civil war, the Bashar Assad government andresistant Syrian Army have now become totally dominant over theterrorists from a military and security point of view, and haveretaken most regions from them. The [Syrian] people also did notsupport the terrorists and even the Muslim Brother separated fromthem due to the extreme violence and barbarity of al-Qaeda forces,including decapitating 1,000 people. Only the matter of thepolitical front in Geneva 2 has remained [as the solution] thatwill determine their own fate with the help of Syria and China. InSyria’s military and political conflict, Iran, Syria, Russia andChina are victorious and America and Israel are the losers. Theythought that they could destroy Bashar Assad within a year,currently three years have passed and they have not been able toachieve their goals. …
The smaller and less populated countries are overthrown sooneragainst foreign military threats, and the wider, more populated[countries] with intelligent, talented and courageous people whohave wise leaders, they have more power. …
From a geopolitical position, Iran is the link of threecontinents, Europe to Asia and Africa to Asia, and the axis of theNorth’s communication to the South and the East to the West. Anypolitical, military, cultural, etc., events that occur in thesethree countries affect Iran and its internal security. The Iranianplateau is a special geographical unit in the Iranian land thatconnects the North to the South and the East to the West. IfIran’s railroad is connected to Basrah, [Iraq], Central Asiancountries will be connected to open sea and Central Asian productscan reach the Mediterranean by rail. …
Due to this importance, Iran was occupied militarily during WorldWar II, when it had not interfered in this war. Iran, from thenorth by the Russians and the south by the British, due to ourcountry’s special geopolitical position was occupied, and at theend of World War II they nicknamed Iran ‘the Bridge of Victory’while the Iranian Army at that time did not even resist for a dayagainst the foreigners’ forces. …
A significant percentage of Iranian trade takes place by sea. Wehave a powerful naval force in the Persian Gulf and the Sea ofOman. Iran’s geographic position in the Persian Gulf, Caspian Seaand range of Iranian beaches are national sources of power for ourcountry. …
The Islamic Republic of Iran is a stable and powerful authority inthe region. Iran has a population of 75 million and possessespowerful political and revolutionary leader, this is while the ageof marginal Persian Gulf countries do not surpass 100 years. Ourpolitical geographers consider some Persian Gulf countriesrootless governments that have not become a nation-stateyet.”
The paragraph that describes Iran’s role in World War II isparticularly interesting from the point of view of GenerationalDynamics. Iran’s two generational Crisis wars in the 1900s were theConstitutional Revolution of 1905-10, and the Great Islamic Revolutionof 1979 combined with the Iran/Iraq war that ended in 1988. So duringWorld War II, Iran was in the middle of its generational Awakeningera, like America in the 1970s. The Constitutional Revolution was aparticularly brutal war, engulfing the entire region. The survivorsof this war were still alive in the 1940s, and like the survivors ofany generational crisis war, they vowed that they would never letanything like the Constitutional Revolution happen to their ownchildren or grandchildren. So Iran did not participate in WW II, eventhough the country was occupied by the Russians and the British. By1979, the survivors of the Constitutional Revolution were all gone(dead), and there was no one left to prevent a new brutal, bloodycivil war, the Great Islamic Revolution. American Enterprise Institute