Letters and Editorials 3044 Views by Dr. Abdul Ruff

Iran, Mideast Oil and US Arms -- Foreign Policy of Iran



The US maintains a naval presence in the Gulf, largely to ensure the transport of oil remains open. The Strait of Hormuz links the Gulf - and the oil-producing states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) -- to the Indian Ocean. About 40% of the world's tanker-borne oil passes through it. Having converted Arab world into a colony, its leaders try to protect the interest of their masters in Washington. USA is eager to the maintain its immoral dollarized influence in the region.

US dirty games against Muslim nations with large energy resources are well known. Economic pressure on the Iranian government, combined with mismanagement and under-investment, and growing domestic demand, does appear to mean that Iran is struggling to maintain the current level of oil export earnings. USA used the opposition to destabilize Iran, forcing Ahmadinejad to quit.

An innocent looking USA "suspects" that Iranians are on the verge of obtaining the nukes and “almost” seem to be playing the whole thing down, saying that between 1998 and 2003, Iran had a "very structured, very well-organized" nuclear weapons program under the auspices of its ministry of defense. But this program, according to the CIA, was abandoned, one of the main sites literally bulldozed into the ground. Since then there have been "tell-tale signs of nuclear weapons work" which raise "very serious concerns". This double-speak of US terrocracy is deadly and dangerous for the humanity.

Tehran rightly threatened earlier this week to block the entrance to the Persian Gulf if the West imposes sanctions targeting Iran's oil exports. Such a move by the West would add to several rounds of sanctions already imposed on Iran over its controversial nuclear program. More than a third of the world's oil flows through this narrow passageway called the Strait of Hormuz. But now, the channel is emerging as a bargaining chip in a war of threats, increasing in intensity.

Iran's warnings come as its naval forces continue a 10-day exercise in the strait and nearby waters. Gulf oil producers would be ready to step in, if necessary, to make up for any losses of Iranian crude. Two years ago, Iran's Supreme Leader had the Revolutionary Guards protect their Strait of Hormuz and regular naval forces are conducting the current war games.

Washington first played down the Iranian threat because it came abruptly. Now the dictatorial USA has responded that it would answer any blockade forcefully. The unilateral US military says it will not tolerate any Iranian disruptions of oil shipments in the Strait of Hormuz. The Bahrain-based US Fifth Fleet said that the navy is “ready” to counter malevolent actions to ensure “freedom” of navigation. The threats and counterthreats come at a time when the Iranian navy is conducting war exercises in the strait and inevitably coming close to US warships. Iran is former Persia and former ally of USA using lethal American weapons to attack Iraqis, killing innocent Muslims on both sides.

Anti-Islamic US strategic nuts may be hoping that in the longer term, economic pressure could undermine Ahmadinejad's position, or even eventually threaten the very existence of the Islamic Republic itself. That is just an illusion, which they will overcome in due course.

Washington and Israel have not ruled out military action against Iran's nuclear facilities if sanctions and diplomacy fail.

Since Israel is fully aware of Iran’s military preparations any possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran is remote. Israel might seize to exist after such a war which would be devastating for the entire region.

About the writer:

Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Educationalist; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst; Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc); Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than "terrorism" Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA & other anti-Islamic agencies. Former university Teacher. Website: http://www.abdulruff.wordpress.com.


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