This opinion piece by Steven Kinzer ran in the Boston Globe today. It’s all about how we should be talking to Iran because we share many common interests.
IF THE next American president wisely applies time-honored techniques of diplomacy, the United States may within a few years have a new long-term strategic partner in the Middle East: Iran.
Not only are these two countries not fated to be enemies forever, they have profound strategic interests in common. Iran is the one country in the world that offers the United States a chance to reshape the global order with a single bold stroke, in a way that could decisively advance American interests. The United States has more to gain from partnering with Iran than from a partnership with any other country in the Muslim Middle East.
I don’t disagree at all with using diplomacy. By all means, we should be using diplomacy.
But why now? Why do we hear about all of Iran’s wonderful qualities now? For months and months the American people have been subjected to intensive propaganda setting Iran up for a fall. Now Fallon has been forced out of the way. It's time for the fall.
But what happens after that?
The fact that anything even potentially influential gets printed in the pages of our corporate media always means something. If they didn’t want you to hear it, they wouldn’t print it. So this opinion piece must be viewed in that light. Could it have something to do with plans for The New Middle East, which is yet another neocon dream? Look at the map:
I wrote about this back here as I was trying to make sense the claim that ‘We Hate Iran’ with evidence that Iran controls large portions of Iraq.
This opinion piece, earnest though it may be, comes out now for a reason. The time has come to begin the process of reframing Iran as good, because in the end Iran will have a large, central role in the new map. Spring has sprung, and they are planting the seeds for the next chapter in their grand adventures of global domination. It will be time soon to redraw the lines on the map, to tell billions of people which country they live in.
It’s kind of ambitious, don’t you think? People may not take kindly to having their borders redrawn by imperialist powers (just a guess).
But the neocons have a plan. They always have a plan. How they’ll get from ‘Iran Is Bad’ to ‘Iran Is Good’ will most likely involve some event that will ‘Change Everything’.
Hey it worked before, right? Right??