Monday, February 2, 2009

US: Sponsor of Terror & De-stabilizer of Sovereign Nation-States

February 2nd, 2009 5:44 am

My Comment #44 to an article in the NYTimes (see link below, NYTimes copyright)

Roger Cohen and the New York Times should consider themselves fortunate to be allowed to report from Iran.

First, there is no "other Iran" as Cohen asserts. WYSIWYG.

Cohen whitewashes the UK-US role in destabilizing the Iranian govt. and the balance of power in Iranian domestic politics, when they jointly deposed the brilliant nationalist and popularly elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mosadegh in a 1953 coup. That blatant interference in the liberation politics of a post-colonial nation-state ( to overturn Mosadegh's policy of nationalization of Iran's petroleum resources),has triggered the consequent and subsequent political trajectory of Iran in international politics.
Iran has the right to act in its own national and regional interests. Iran was a founding member of the Group of 15 in the Non Aligned Movement of newly liberated nation-states, a group whose principles of peaceful co-existence were articulated by India's Jawaharlal Nehru and which group was arrogantly disparaged as late as last year in New Delhi (how diplomatic) by your erstwhile Secretary of State, Condolezza Rice.
Iran has the right to develop nuclear weapons to protect herself against the only user of nuclear weapons, as well as to develop nuclear energy for peaceful civilian uses.
Iran is a sovereign nation-state with a proud and ancient civilization and a force in the growing multipolarity of world politics.

Let the US learn from its own egregious unforced errors of policy and political judgment in Iran or be condemned to repeat them, at heavy cost to the US.

Chithra KarunaKaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice

— EthicalDemocracy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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New York Times copyright

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