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Posted by Fred 2012-10-03 00:00||
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File under: Govt of Iran
#1 IMO Islamist Shia Iran = Rising Iran has been directly + indirectly claiming Arab-Muslim civilization has stalled or stopped thanks to the laziness + ineptitude of the Sunni Saudis as Defender of the Faith + Muslim Holy Places.
[GREAT SYNODS,PROTESTANT REFORMATION, VATICAN I, VATICAN II, etc. here].
Alleged "Neo-Persianism" + Shia-centric OWG Caliphate aside, Muslim Iran has taken upon itself to do + be what the Muslim Saudis didn't, + aren't, as per competition agz the predomin JudeoChristian US-West + other Non-Islam.
RISING IRAN = RISING CHINA = IN THE "MAHANIST" PHASE OF ITS PERCEIVED "MANIFEST DESTINY".
Syria to Iran = "First Island Chain" to China = represents the ability of same to project potent or decisive Power + Influence, etc. FAR beyond their shores ala non-traditional/non-historical "spheres of influence".
LOSS OF SYRIA TO IRAN = NON-REUNIFICATION WID TAIWAN BY MAINLAND CHINA = FAILURE TO ACHIEVE
"MANIFEST DESTINY" FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.
No "Caliphate" or "Post-US" Superpower, perhaps until next century = Year 2100-plus.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-03 23:58||