Indeed, 'war is stratagem'. This is
core principle adopted by countries when it comes to warfare. However, only the
light-minded fall for naïve stratagem and endure iron regime that casts its
black curtains on people; those who remain under the illusion that their lies
motivate the morale of their starving nation, trying to create national glory
and honor, instead of providing bread to eat.
This fact is fixed in the mind of every observer in relation
to the regime in Iran, which the summer heat seems to have rendered its leaders
hysterical on what does not conform to the simplest facts, especially the
publicized mediation that is solely based on humanitarian grounds, and nothing
This mediation effort aims at saving Iranians from the
furnace of war, which their regime persists on luring the United States of America
and its allies into through reliance on obstinacy and delusion as a
confrontational strategy. Few days ago, Tehran made an announcement about its
homegrown air defense system, dubbed 'Khordad 15', in which it said the nation
has capacity to repel any air, land and sea missile attack.
In reality, and as per weapon experts, the system is no more
than the US 'Tomahawk' missile system the current regime inherited from the
deal known as 'Iran–Contra affair', which was signed before the fall of the
Shah. The regime in Iran is delusional to think that it's practicing a war
stratagem; in fact, it's deceiving itself and the people. If its leaders
believe they are similar to the Nazi regime, they should understand that
Germany in the thirties of the previous century was a major industrial power
that employed all its industries for war purposes. In addition, Germany had
several relations with countries, which transformed into war alliance.
Currently, Iran is shunned globally and its relations- even
with those it considers as friends, are either cold as a result of the regime's
demeanor or ancillary affair, citing its relations with the sectarian militias
in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen.
Tehran is neither in complete harmony with Beijing nor
Moscow, which has completely different interests and strategies in the region;
contrary to the former, which has its own calculations with Washington despite
the hovering commercial cold war.
Nonetheless, Iran's relationship with the remaining countries
of the world continue to suffer various crises, starting from its crisis with
the European Union and Indian subcontinent, which indicates lack of strategic
depth in any war; let alone its internal miserable economy and living standard.
Hence, if the old adage that says, 'Soldiers march on their bellies' is to do
with, the nations will not march on their bellies to fulfill the desires of an
oppressive and aggressive group that craves war and accumulate wealth through
the blood of the innocent.
In light of this fact, the regime in Iran has lost many
opportunities given to redeem itself from the impasse, the latest such
opportunity is the mediation effort led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Funny enough, the regime had set unrealistic preconditions before meeting him.
There is a clear indication that leadership in Tehran is
suffering under the scorching sun or has mental disorder that needs to be
treated in order to save Iranians from the madness of this clique before it
transforms into 'meningitis' to destroy the remaining pillars of the State and
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab