February 25, 2012

Five Reasons Why Iran Can Be America's Best Friend In The Middle East

 A new American-Iranian alliance is better than an American-Iranian war.

"A nuclear Iran would be destabilizing," declare "serious" Middle East analysts and Western policy makers. This assertion is fundamentally wrong and anti-historical.

Are they living in the world I'm living in? The biggest destabilizing countries in the Middle East are Israel, the United States, England, and Saudi Arabia.

The shadow governments in Tel Aviv and Washington cooperated together to murder 3,000 American citizens on September 11, 2001 to serve as a propaganda excuse to murder hundreds of thousands of innocent people throughout the region in the name of freedom, democracy, and Western values.

Right now, U.S.-Iranian relations are upside down. America and Iran are staring each other down from two different ends of the world. And their dysfunctional relationship is causing problems for the whole world. The rational course of action in this crisis is coming together around common objectives and interests to talk and settle differences.

A new American-Iranian alliance would transform the region for the better, and make the world less crazy. Neil Padukone, author of 'Security in a Complex Era,' asks the question: "Would It Be So Bad If Iran Got Nuclear Weapons?" He writes:
"An Iranian bomb certainly would, however, reinforce the country’s regional supremacy. But this dominance is inevitable anyway. As Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, told me, “From 1953 to 1979, the U.S. recognized Iran as the hegemon in the region. We recognized that, considering all the factors of power, from demography to military, from geography to national cohesiveness, Iran was the leader in the Gulf. Now, today, we seek to deny that reality—largely because our tyrant no longer rules. This is utterly preposterous.”

What’s more, the strategic aims of this regional power align with America’s 21st-century goals: reducing dependence on Pakistan in order to stabilize Afghanistan, countering Sunni militants like the Taliban, enabling energy and commodities trade throughout the region, working toward a stable Gulf and an unthreatening Iraq, and limiting Russian and, to a degree, Chinese influence in the region.

In his iconoclastic book, Reset, Stephen Kinzer argues that, to contend with the emerging global order, America ought to step back from its close relationships with Saudi Arabia and Israel (and, I would add, Pakistan) and embrace Iran and Turkey instead. America’s alliances with Riyadh, Tel Aviv, and Islamabad were useful in the Cold War: they could gather intelligence, aid militants, and counter the Soviets where Washington couldn’t. But today, America benefits little from its unconditional support for the status quo regimes in these countries. In fact, Washington’s closeness is harmful to all involved, enabling militarism and extremism across the Middle East and South Asia. Given the inertia in U.S.-Iranian relations, it would take a great deal of political skill to overcome the trust deficit and move forward on such an ambitious realignment.

 Of course, the other “doomsday” scenario of a nuclear Iran is that the West would not be able to invade a nuclear Iran and would have to deal with Tehran on different terms. That might even be a good thing. Let’s hope it doesn’t take the nuclear option to get us there."
An American-Iranian alliance can stabilize the Middle East, dramatically improve America's image in the Islamic world, and enable America to remain the dominant outside power in the Persian Gulf and Central Asia.

Below are five specific reasons why an American-Iranian alliance will be good for the Middle East and the world, and why an American-Iranian war will be bad for the Middle East and the world. The reasons are divided into five categories: strategic, cultural, political, economic, and moral.

1. The Strategic Reason.

Iran can help America stabilize Afghanistan, secure Iraq and transition it into a vibrant nation, and check Sino-Russian ambitions in Central Asia. So an American-Iranian alliance is a natural fit for both countries.

2. The Cultural Reason.

Most Iranians are pro-American, and want America and Iran to have stronger ties. An attack on Iran by the United States would turn the young people of Iran against America for the considerable future.

A war will benefit neither America nor Iran.

By forming a new relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran, America will improve its image in the Muslim world and be able to take advantage of a growing Muslim market in the world economy.

And over time, the young people of Iran will reform their country and make it more tolerant and democratic. 

3. The Political Reason.

A new American-Iranian alliance will be politically good and logical for both sides. 

Iran enjoys political leverage in the Middle East which America can benefit from. America and Iran can work together to help reach a just and fair peace settlement between Israel and Palestine, and make the entire region more tolerant and peaceful.

America will further destroy its political credibility and legitimacy by attacking another non-aggressive Muslim country which poses no existential threat to America or her allies. So it would be politically stupid and irrational for America to go to war with Iran.

4. The Economic Reason.

A war with Iran will bankrupt America, and trigger a global economic collapse.

A new American-Iranian alliance will open a new market for American goods, and boost the world economy because global fears of an uncertain future will reduce dramatically.

5. The Moral Reason.

It is immoral to attack a peaceful, non-aggressive, and non-threatening country, let alone do it again and again in a short span of time. 

Ask yourself: What has Iran done to America to warrant a full-scale military attack against Iran? It is not a crime for a country to defend its national interests and national security against hostile powers and regional bullies.

America would be in the wrong if it started a war with Iran for no legitimate reasons. America would rightly be vilified by the whole world if it decided to unlawfully murder Iranians by the thousands from the air, abolish the Iranian government, and destroyed its national infrastructure.


What will America get out of attacking Iran? Nothing.

So why is America looking to initiate a crazy and illegitimate war against Iran?

Is it for Israeli hegemony?

Is it for American hegemony?

Is it to create a one world order?

Whatever and whoever an American-Iranian war is for, it cannot be morally, economically, politically, culturally, strategically, and legally defended.

World War III is not a necessary evil. It is just evil.