March 30, 2007

WHICH IS WHY THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARD IS ACTING OUT OF PANIC:

Real US battles with Iran still lie ahead (Mahan Abedin, 3/30/07, Asia Times)

As the war of words between Iran and the United States continues to escalate, the psychological-warfare campaign of the latter is assuming greater and more sinister proportions, so much so that there are now good reasons to believe the US has orchestrated the kidnapping of a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps general in Istanbul.

Unfortunately for Iran, the US psychological-warfare campaign seems to be working. This is evident on both the domestic and external fronts. Domestically, the Mahmud Ahmadinejad government and its allies - who favor a tough approach to nuclear negotiations - are being increasingly attacked by a broad range of political forces. Moreover, on the foreign-policy front, the Islamic Republic continues to lose ground. Having acceded to Saudi Arabia's new and more forceful diplomacy, the Iranians have now acquiesced - albeit very tentatively - to US security designs in Iraq, as evidenced by their participation in the Baghdad security conference this month.


When Ayatollah Khamenei's candidates lost the last election to Ahmedinejad it forcved the contradcitions of Iranian conservatism--the Republic can only be saved by Reform.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 30, 2007 7:02 AM
Comments

Oh, please.

W's org never had P/R skills.

Posted by: Sandy P at March 30, 2007 9:17 AM
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