Monday, March 23, 2009

Moscow, Tehran

Imperialist soulmates, one secular the other theocratic. This is rather amazing, in that they would seem to be rivals for world domination, not partners. But then, only the devil knows the recondite details. Both working diligently to invoke fear and suspicion from within the international community, both proudly accepting the mantle of social-political pariahs. Each content to support the other, satisfied with their partnership of world bedevilment.

They do, after all, recognize a common enemy, one whom they regard as the Great Satan, although Russia is a trifle more subtle in her evaluation, pronouncements and identifications in qualifying the United States of America as a threat to world peace. Each has their own agenda, however, tailored specifically to their history, traditions, aspirations and final goals, although they do seem, somehow, to converge, in the final analysis.

Russia, throughout its history as part of the U.S.S.R. was the central figure, as it were, of that great failed experiment in social control and political advantage. It was the authority, its satellites having client status. Much like Iran, in its own way, as claimant once again to expressing the true spirit of undying Islam from whence the word of God emanates in its purest form, so that other Islamic countries should present as satellites to its theocratic majesty.

Russia, reborn, is exerting itself mightily to extend its authority in an aggressive new imperialist expansion for the new world order to express the 21st Century. Russia recognizes its destiny as Eurasianist, to dominate Europe and Asia both, with its moral, social and political superiority. The latest proponent of the Eurasianist movement, great good friend of (Prime Minister), former President Vladimir Putin, as Russian nationalist Aleksandr Dugin puts it:

"In principle Eurasia and our space, the heartland Russia, remain the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois, anti-American revolution... The new Eurasian empire will be constructed on the fundamental principle of the common enemy: the rejection of Atlanticism, strategic control of the U.S.A. and the refusal to allow liberal values to dominate us. This common civilizational impulse will be the basis of a political and strategic union."

Mr. Dugin is an admirer of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the Holocaust's chief organizers. He does appear to have something fundamental in common with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Iranian ayatollahs, perhaps lamenting the lack of total efficacy of the Holocaust, echoed by Tehran. Although Tehran is also fond of challenging the full success of the Holocaust, their views do appear congruent.

Mr. Dugin, moreover, seeks a Slavic (Russian) Turkic alliance against the West toward the "long awaited renaissance of the Russian Empire". Now isn't that just so coincidental? Iran too seeks an alliance with Turkey. This is the same Turkey that has so restively, determinedly sought entrance to the European Union, also presenting as an erstwhile member of NATO.

Turkey's ardour toward both the EU and NATO has demonstrably cooled, quite disappointing Europe and the U.S., seeing it as a vital ally. Secular Turkey's warming to Iran and Syria coincides with the election of an Islamist President, Abdullah Gull, in 2007. Its former warmth toward the U.S. will be put to the test with President Obama's projected visit in the coming month; the outcome will be instructive.

Coinciding also with President Obama's overtures to Iran, seeking a melting of the icy relations between Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his political creature, President Ahmadinejad - providing Mr. Obama is prepared to deliver the properly acceptable and unilaterally abject obeisance to the majesty of the Islamist state.

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