The small-minded critics of his policy are doing themselves and our Mideast allies no favors.
by Brandon J. Weichert
June 23, 2019
Since the rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, Iran has been in a state of ideological, religious cold war against the United States and its allies. Desiring to become the dominant force in the Mideast, Iran has worked to export its particular brand of Islamist revolution beyond its present borders. At the same time, like the Soviet Union with its specific version of Marxist-Leninism, Iran’s leaders have sought to expand their country’s zone of influence and control beyond its current national boundaries, to encompass the entire region — looking at the outside world in Manichean terms: divided between Iran’s Twelver Shiite brand of political Islam and the unbelieving world waiting to be liberated by their green revolution.
Setting the Mideast Ablaze
Iran engaged in behavior very similar to that of the old Soviet Union when its fervor for worldwide revolution was at its highest. In his book Setting the East Ablaze: Lenin’s Dream of an Empire in Asia, the incredible Peter Hopkirk details how Soviet agents of influence spread out to the former Russian imperial states in Central Asia with intentions of reabsorbing them into Lenin’s ideological Soviet empire..........To Read More...
My Take - If you like all the trouble Iran has caused in the world in recent decades - thank Jimmy Carter - he was the one who allowed the Shah's government to be destroyed. The left demanded the end of his government because he was a tyrant. Really? And yet the Iranians had far more of everything under him including freedom, than they do under the current Islamic maniacs. And the left loves them. Leftist insanity, leftist hypocrisy, leftist stupidity. Democrats, progressives, liberals, socialists and communists and RINO's. All terms describing insanity.