March 23, 2009

U.S. Is Iran's Real Target

Yoram Ettinger, Jerusalem Post

The prevention of a nuclear Iran constitutes a top US national security priority. It sheds light on a special aspect of US-Israel relationship: defiance of mutual threats.

Iran pursues nuclear capabilities to advance strategic goals, which are led by the super-goal: hegemony over the Persian Gulf and its natural resources. Those who undermine the super-goal are considered super-enemies, targeted by super-capabilities. Hence, Teheran would use its nuclear power/threat, first and foremost, to force the US and NATO out of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean. It would then turn it against Iraq - its arch rival since the seventh century - and against Saudi Arabia, which is considered an apostate regime. All Gulf states are perceived by Iran as a key prize, required in order to control the...

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TAGGED: Israel, Iran, United States, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Israel Air Force, Teheran, F-15i

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