25 September, 2020

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Setting the stage for Military Strikes on Iran?

By Latheef Farook –

I was on my way to Tehran last October to attend a media conference. Though    early to the airport I was almost last in the queue. When my turn came, the lady at the ticketing counter started looking at my passport and me repeatedly when I asked her” any problem”?

No, No! Are you working in Iran, she asked? I said “I am going for a conference”. She waited for a while and politely asked “is it safe over there? Her question spoke volume for the role played by the
Jewish controlled Western media in demonizing Iran to suit their destructive agendas.

The general image created up by the Western media, integral part of Western war machine, since the 1969 Islamic Revolution has been that Iran is a fanatic Islamic country where men are uncivilized and they oppress their women. However leaving the Imam Khomeini International Airport one could see women freely driving around their vehicles and even work as Taxi drivers.

The general image created up by the Western media, integral part of Western war machine, since the 1969 Islamic Revolution has been that Iran is a fanatic Islamic country where men are uncivilized and they oppress their women.  However leaving the Imam Khomeini International Airport one could see women freely driving around their vehicles and even work as Taxi drivers.

From the very inception the Islamic Revolution attached great importance to   educate men and women alike to equip them with various skills to ensure that women also play a crucial role, shoulder to shoulder with men, in building up their country.

As a result, today around 70 percent of the graduates pass out from numerous universities were women. They work as receptionists, clerks, sales persons, businesswomen, doctors, nurses, architects, engineers, researchers, professors, lecturers, scientists and parliamentarians to every other field. One even became vice president of the country.

Contrary to Western   propaganda women freely   move around, without any hindrance or harassment. Their lifestyle is such that they are contributing equally for maintaining law and order together with the authorities.

In short, there is nothing that the Iranian women were deprived of what the women in the so called free west claim to enjoy .As moral principles is a priority in paving the way for stable family and building up a healthy and vibrant society women adhere to a modest dress code which they are proud of .They have learnt to create their own fashionable designs within this modest dress code. They are also treated with respect and dignity everywhere.

Even around 10 PM one could see women getting into unknown taxis and travelling with other passengers safely without the fear of being kidnapped, raped or killed. Usually women sit in the front seat next to the driver in a taxi and the other passengers behind respect her. Young boys and girls mix and go about freely        respecting their customs and traditions. Of course under the Islamic culture one cannot see in Iran the obscene and vulgar behavior of men and women usually scene in the name of freedom in the streets, parks and all other public places in the West.

What I didn’t see in Tehran, city of around 14 million people and more than 2000 well maintained parks where families spend their leisure are red lights areas found in the Western capitals where women were traded as sex machines in the name of freedom, democracy and women’s rights.

The other remarkable feature throughout Iran, unlike in the case of West and many developing countries  which obediently follow the west,  is the complete lack of bill boards displaying women in different forms of nakedness to sell various products which is the current global trend under the market oriented so called open economy.

However Iranian men and women point out that there is no need to humiliate women by exposing them in various lewd forms   to sell a product .Instead they treat women as equal partners and respect them as mothers, sisters and wives. Thus it is an entirely different society.

Liquor which remains integral part of Western society despite being the source of many evils and family problems is banned. It is not a problem because the people grew up there in a liquor free environment. There are no gambling centers, casinos, night clubs and the like which usually destroy any society to the benefits of few businessmen. Thus Iran is liquor free, gambling free and red light area free society.

Unlike in the West, I didn’t see in Iran a single person sleeping in streets and even beggars remain a rare sight.

There is an advanced film industry not to promote pornography, lewd and create celebrities to distract the attention of people, but to promote knowledge and culture.

This is the country which war mongers in US and Europe have been demonizing to justify military strikes   and destroy to please their Jewish masters and ensure Israel’s military supremacy in the region. In fact they did try to cripple Iran when US-Europe and Zionists together with their   Arab collaborators in the region put forward Iraq’s disgraced Dictator Saddam Hussein to invade Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution. This triggered off the eight year war which killed almost a million Muslims in Iran and Iraq and virtually destroyed the two countries.

In the aftermath of the war it was very difficult time for the Iranians. There was no one to turn to. Yet they didn’t sit back and cry. Instead, they exploited this difficult time to produce all what they needed within their country. Hundreds of thousands of factories sprang up .Thanks to government incentives and guidance once starved local markets were flooded with local products paving the way for an unprecedented economic growth providing employment opportunities for millions.

Today Iranians are proud of their achievements and keen to continue their progress march despite threats from US, Europe, Israel and their collaborators in the Middle East.

“We have lost enough lives, shed enough blood and sweated for years to reach where we are today. We know the taste of the fruits of our sacrifice and hard work and we will go to any length to protect and preserve these achievements. The country is blessed with dedicated and committed religious and political leaderships guiding the nation with dignity following a fiercely independent policy in the regional and international scenes,” said people from different walks of life in Tehran.

It was in this environment that Zionist controlled US and Europe is ganging up   to destroy Iran .Israel wanted to destroy four countries to establish its empire in the Middle East. These include Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria. The other countries, ruled by weaklings some of whom still think that the earth is flat, are shameless collaborators in this conspiracy against Iran. Already they had destroyed Iraq and Libya and pushed back the two countries into Stone Age. Perhaps they are now preparing the stage for the destruction of Syria while building up its campaign to crush Iran.

The war mongers picked up the issue of Iran’s nuclear program to build up their military campaign. They suspect that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. Only suspecting and not confirmed.

Insisting that Tehran has right to peaceful nuclear program, and rejecting military intervention, Prof. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on 12 Monday December 2011 in Doha that “there’s no evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, and even a recent and critical report by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog did not provide concrete of nefarious nuclear ambitions. Speaking at the Brookings Doha Center, the Turkish diplomat, who many see as a natural successor to Turkish President Abdullah Gul, also said that every country had a right to develop a peaceful nuclear program.

Yet US and Europe used their tool, United Nations, to impose sanctions on Iran to cause economic harm and bring pressure.

However no such sanctions were imposed on Israel, the only source of wars, killings and unrest destabilizing the entire Middle East, which developed nuclear weapons as early as 1950s with the support of these very same Washington, London and Paris. However it is Israel which is in the forefront of this campaign for military strikes against Iran and as usual US.UK and Europe fall in line. The Arab rulers who collaborate with these war mongers should know that they will destroy and leave the region after plundering their resources. However as immediate neighbors they need to live with Iran and may have to pay a very high price for the sins of collaborating with Zionist war mongers.

Iran is Iran .Iran is not Iraq or Libya. Iranians are proud inheritors of a more than 7000 years old civilization unlike Israel, an entity established on the robbed Palestinian lands with less than 70 year old history of wars, massacres, genocides , daily killings, land grabbing, oppression and lawlessness. Unlike Israel, Iran poses no threat to anyone in the region or beyond. Iran’s only disqualification is that it refuses to bow down to Zionists unlike some regimes in the region had done. Throughout the Middle East people in voice oppose any military strikes on Iran. Only the rulers installed in power by war mongers collaborate.

Under the circumstance any military strike on Iran is likely to have swift response with worldwide repercussions. Israel and its Western and Arab collaborators will have to bear the consequences.

Latheef Farook is a senior journalist who, after working for almost ten years in the Ceylon Daily News and the Ceylon Observer, led a group of journalist to Dubai in 1979 to launch Gulf News. He returned home after a quarter century working in the Gulf   and now based in Colombo.His e mail is sanagency@yahoo.com

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    Latheef Farook writes eloquently. Of course he is a senior journalist.
    There is no doubt about the genuineness of his observations about the disciplined society in Iran. The fact that it is protected from the western garbage is commendable.

    LF is also a Muslim, most of whom are (if not all) are anti- Israel. His bias comes out after the pontification of Iran.
    “It was in this environment that Zionist controlled US and Europe is ganging up to destroy Iran .Israel wanted to destroy four countries to establish its empire in the Middle East. These include Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria. The other countries, ruled by weaklings some of whom still think that the earth is flat, are shameless collaborators in this conspiracy against Iran. Already they had destroyed Iraq and Libya and pushed back the two countries into Stone Age. Perhaps they are now preparing the stage for the destruction of Syria while building up its campaign to crush Iran.”

    He forgets or deliberately ignores the fact that Iran has vowed to destroy Israel.
    “On October 26, 2005, IRIB News, an English-language subsidiary of the state-controlled Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), filed a story on Ahmadinejad’s speech to the “World Without Zionism” conference in Asia, entitled: Ahmadinejad: Israel must be wiped off the map.”
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad_and_Israel)

    It is the right of a nation to expedite preemptive strikes against another nation ready to attack it. Israel has the same right.

    If one was to do “unbiased” research, the obvious conclusion would be Israel will fight to protect its territory.and will succeed ultimately (1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982, 2006).

    If Iran wishes to be the exemplary nation that it is, it is advisable for them to leave Israel alone. Iran is a Goliath of a nation and Israel is the David in the region. We all know the rest of the story.

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      Following up on my original comment.
      I forwarded this link to a friend of mine in Canada.
      This is what he wrote:

      People like LF will never even try to understand Israel as a “special nation under God”. That is why he talks of Iran being established 7000 years ago (not really accurate, anyway) and Israel being only 70 years (dating from 1947), again inaccurate!!

      The term “Palestine” came about at the time of the British Mandate but in 1882 (circa) during the time of the Ottomans, the population of “Palestinian Arabs” in the land was a mere 120,000. The term Philistine was given by the Romans to the Arabs who lived in the land. There were tribes living in Canaan at the time Abraham was on the move as well when Moses and later, Joshua was leading the Israelis into Canaan. The Philistines were a Canaanite tribe that ceased to exist about 3000 years ago. You and I know the facts and the subtle reasons for the establishment of Israel but the Arab world will never see it that way. In affect, the Philistines or the Palestinians are a Arab race but the Arab/Islamics will NEVER accept that and agree to share their land with the so-called Palestinians living in Israel. I think this is a fulfillment of Prophecy; In Deut. 32;21, we see “They have provoked Me to jealousy by worshiping a non-god, angered Me with their vanities. I will provoke them with a non-nation, anger them with a foolish nation”. Interesting.

      INTERESTING INDEED.

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    If Iranians have Iran, if Iraqis have iraq and Indians have India and Canadians have Canada, where do Israeli belong to? They must have or have had a country, Am I right or wrong? Israelis have the right to a nation of their own. I am Sri Lankan, Singhalese think we have no right in Sri Lanka, then where do we go?. Mr. Latheef Farook have you ever asked this question from the singhalese? Let me give you two good example of ignorance. Mr. Salam is my customer, he came to my office and told me why do you want to listen to the garbage English music? Then a muslim girl employee whom we allowed to dress the way she wants took the picture of Goddess Luxmi and put it in the garbage, right in my own place. When I asked why did she do that she told me there is only one God that is Allah.If I have done that to Allah, there would have been riots in Toronto. Ignorane has to be countered with enlightment not by revenge and violence. Did you get it now? We have to become better people, only way we can become better people is to educate ourselves to become great citizens. I have at least a dozen Iranian friends they hate Iranian misleaders, not the nation. why?

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      Subra is right when he refers to Israel. But then he uses that to bring up a baseless argument about Tamils.
      He states “Singhalese think we have no right in Sri Lanka, then where do we go?”
      The answer to that question is about 15 per cent of the Sri Lankan population are Tamils.
      I am a Sinhalese from Toronto currently involved in working with a group called “beneficiaries” (former Tamil Tigers under rehabilitation). This is the title chosen for them by the authorities to avoid referring to them as Tigers. I see the genuineness of care for them provided by the caregiver.

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        This is not about the Tamils and the Sinhalese; its about Israel and her right to the land given to them by the Lord God of creation. (Read Genesis)

        As for the Tamil and Sinhalese “problem”, no sooner we unequivocally support Israel, the Lord God will show US how to live united and contended.

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    Just read the Holy Bible. Genesis, Exodus is a good start then go on to Isaiah, Ezeikiel, Psalms. “He who touches the Apple of My Eye….. .

    Israel isthe ONLY nation that came about by the spoken Word of God. The whole episode is clearly stated in Genesis. All other nations came about by a process of human migration and settlements. Iran and other nations will, rattle their sabres but “He who keep Israel neither sleep nor slumber”. Beware.

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    The Muslims can keep on playing the blame game, but the fact of the matter is that Islamic nations including Iran are powerless. The west as well as other non Islamic nations such as India , Russia, China, Israel etc., are much much more powerful than all Islamic nations put together. Pakistan may have the bomb but they cannot stand up to these countries. The Muslims today must contemplate on the fact why they are at loggerheads with all other religions in the world. Maybe the fault lies with them ??

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