Last week, Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah delivered anti-US and anti-Israel speeches on International Al-Quds Day in which both had shown their solidarity with Syrian President Bashar Assad – while exposing the evildoers behind the turmoils in several Muslim countries. The Jewish media and Zeocon think tanks recently have fabricated new hasbara lies to put a wedge between Tehran and Damascus.
The latest lie came from a visiting scholar with Ziocon think tank, Institute for Strategic Studies, Kaveh Afrasiabi PhD. Kaveh is a secularist writer who is influenced by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. He wrote in Asia Times (September 1, 2011): “After months of tacitly echoing Damascus’ dismissal of the growing political opposition as armed gangs and foreign agents, Tehran has adjusted its policy by referring to the “legitimate demands” of protesters and the need for the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad to respect “people’s right to elect and achieve freedom”, to quote Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in a recent interview with an Arab network”.
Since Kaveh did not provide link to his “Arab network” source – I know for sure the statement “legitimate demands” was made recently by Iran’s foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi (reported by The Independent on August 29, 2011) and not by President Ahmadinejad. Furthermore, Tehran has made similar statements regarding public protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Bhrain, Britain and Yemen. As a believer in true democracy for the ‘have-not’ majority – The government in Tehran is required by Constitution to practice “legitimate demands” and “people’s right to elect and achieve freedom” – not only in Iran but voice its support to those who are seeking same rights in foreign countries.
Another ‘Iranian expert’ Karim Sadjadpour, an associate with Ziocon think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – in an interview he gave to Jewish-dominated powerful think tank, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), spilled the beans why Washington wants a regime change in Damascus.
“If the Assad regime were to be succeeded by a regime in Damascus that was no longer interested in continuing Syria’s patronage of Hezbollah, or was not interested in maintaining the Syrian-Iran alliance, it would be very difficult logistically for Iran to continue its patronage of Hezbollah,” said Karim Sadjadpour.
Tehran’s foreign policy is not based on ‘personality cult (the ruler)’ but on cultivating friendly relation with the public. However, looking beyond the Zionist lies – I bet if Pew take a new poll now – Ahmadinejad, Bashar, Qaddafi and Nasrallah will come out as the most popular leaders in their respective countries.
In March 2011 – Dr. Ahmadinejad had told Spanish state television TVE that the US and European nations should not intervene militarily in strife-torn Libya because it would make matter worse. His prediction has come true. While Qaddafi is gone – the western imperialists are now paranoid by a worse scenario – a Taliban-style regime in Tripoli and a civil war between Qaddafi loyalists and Zionist-funded mercenaries.
“I think a military intervention would be even worse. The experience of Iraq and Afghanistan is before us. It made things worse, not better,” said Dr. Ahmadinejad.
Tehran’s priority must be looking after its national interests but without jeapardizing the interests of the rest of Muslim Ummah.