It is interesting to note so much breast-beating for the plight of Ukrainians facing Russia’s military onslaught, but the same western do-gooders are actively pursuing a policy to starve the poor people of Afghanistan. The UN says, 97% of its population could face starvation. This is a crime against humanity
US and Nato forces were soundly defeated by the Taliban in open combat. While running away from Afghanistan, the Americans have continued their war on the Afghan people by withholding their foreign reserves and starving Afghan children and women.
In October 2021, Crescent International explained that after the end of NATO’s military occupation, the next phase of struggle for Afghanistan will center around economics. This evaluation was recently confirmed by the groundbreaking series of reports from inside Afghanistan by Roshan Mohammed Saleh, editor-in-chief of the British Muslim news website 5pillarsuk.
Donald Trump’s anticipated departure from the White House has raised prospects of the US rejoining the Iran nuclear deal. Trump’s illegal sanctions have caused much suffering to the Iranian people. Tehran must insist on their immediate revocation before moving forward.
Unlike other countries, Iran and Palestine face two challenges: illegal sanctions and siege, and the coronavirus. Both have devasted their populations.
America’s illegal sanctions against Iran have hurts its economy but with determination and ingenuity especially its resistance economy, the Islamic Republic has overcome Washington’s disruptive policies.
Sanctions are viewed as representing the middle ground in international politics. Considered more severe than verbal condemnation, they are less severe than the use of force.
America is the only country in the world that uses sanctions as a weapon of war. The list of sanctioned countries is growing but apart from creating mass starvation and deaths, the Washington warlords have achieved little.
The US-imposed sanctions on Iran have largely failed primarily because the rest of the world is fed up with US bullying and blackmailing tactics. Instead of Iran, it is the US that stands totally isolated.
Islamic Iran may initially suffer a setback due to America’s illegal sanctions but Trump’s policy will spell the death knell of dollar hegemony.
While Iran has fulfilled its part of the bargain in the nuclear deal, the US is putting hurdles in its way by refusing to release Iran’s frozen assets. Instead, US courts have indulging in grand larceny by awarding Iranian money to families making ludicrous claims. One Judge, George Benjamin Daniels of US District court in Southern New York is shown in the picture. Is there a better definition of Uncle Tom.
The Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei of Iran has repeatedly drawn attention to the importance of developing a ‘Resistance economy’. This includes reliance on indigenous talent and production to eliminate the need for imports or external support.
Having seen the total failure of its sanctions regime on Islamic Iran, Washington is now opting for a soft-power approach. It hopes to penetrate and undermine Iran through a charm offensive. Islamic Iran, beware!