By US Closeup
1- After the Americans started chanting the slogan "fight against terrorism" during the two presidential terms of George W. Bush, and used it as a pretext for an attack on Afghanistan and Iraq, it was Obama's turn. To repair the damaged image of Washington that had been unmasked, Obama chose the slogan "change" and the strategy of "intelligent power."
It seemed that the pretense for such a change was due to the fact that under the circumstances that the Republican government's term had come to an end, the Democratic government realized the public opinion's awareness of the objective the country sought in attacking Iraq and Afghanistan as well as waging two wars in 2006 and 2008 in the Middle East. And since it was impossible to deny the revealed fact, Obama had no choice but to amend the US war-mongering and hostile policies. The former headman of the global village's secret was unveiled and the reality was revealed for nations and the public opinion that fighting terrorism, human rights, democracy, middle east peace plan and slogans as such are just labels for their country's aspirations and lootings. And, as the nations realized, all this would end in a great state-run money laundry that has occurred on the scene of political governing and the management of the global village with the US as its sheriff.
Well, no surprise that Obama and the Democrats had no other choice but selecting the 'change' option with the strategy of intelligent power- a combination of tough and soft power- so they could bring a balance to the hard power and the war-mongering image the Bush administration had produced of the United States. Today's US status shows, however, that there is no distance between the democrats and the republicans, and that Obama is no less than Bush when it comes to lack of political intelligence. Even worse is that the Obama administration's strategy of intelligent power has produced a reverse result, especially in dealing with Islamic Iran within the framework of a set of insane and irrational acts.
2- One of the Obama administration's acts vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran that serves as the proof for the Americans' confusion and desperation and has no link with the slogan of 'intelligent power' is the recent anti-Iran event that the United States has taken to the scene in the past three weeks' time and has harvested only failure. In fact one difficulty is added to the previous ones. The US Justice Minister all of a sudden appeared on TV to accuse Iran of planning a terroristic act on the American soil. The plot according to which, as Americans say, the Saudi ambassador in Washington was to be assassinated with the cooperation of Iranian Quds forces with the IRGC (Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps). It's interesting that when the American and western media censored and boycotted or covered in a limited way the news stories on the Wall Street as well as the uprising called 'the 99 percent majority versus 1 percent minority of capitalists', this anti-Iran scenario and accusation is turned to a top story. Following the scenario and in a bid to give legal color to the assassination story, the US Justice Ministry files a case against two individuals Mansour Arbab Sayyar and Ali Gholam Shakouri alleging Iran is involved in the case. After taking the case to the UN Security Council and having failed to provide legal reasons and documents, their file was not discussed at the International Criminal Court nor the International Court of Justice.
3- What made public the Americans' assassination story and their Hollywood scenario and showed that their conspiracy didn't work was events that took place two weeks after, on the US Congress floor. The story is that the senior military experts at the congress called for the secret assassination of the Iranian officials. Former vice Chief of Staff of the US army, Jack Keane, in an address to the Congress said," we need to assassinate Iranian officials, especially the IRGC members." Meanwhile at the same session Ruel Marc Gerecht, a former CIA Middle East Expert reiterates," take Ghasem Soleimani (Commander of the IRGC Quds forces). He travels a lot. Take him and kill him." The question now arises, isn't the official and frank expression on the congress floor to assassinate Iranian officials and the act against a country that is a member of the United Nations a threat against the international peace and security?
4- What comes out of the ballyhoo made by the US is that Washington's unsolvable domestic problems and its strategic blunders at the foreign policy level has caused the Americans to turn to a set of baseless claims and weak and hollow acts. The Americans' dangerous game in filing assassination accusation against Iran served as a proof that the Obama administration has long assassinated its claimed idea of 'intelligent power' and that the mastermind behind his government's strategic decision-making has become stupid and irrational.
Earlier in March 2011 in an interview with the New York Times, Obama threatened the Islamic Iran while elaborating on the US new nuclear strategy. He is still walking on the same path, having failed to get a lesson from the current world developments.
The Americans have not yet realized why despite the fact that they were after the new Middle East plan with American specifications, the result was exactly the contrary, and a middle east has now formed with Islamic specifications.
And they have failed to realize why Obama's 'change' slogan was materialized, but not at the hand of the government but by the nations that are against the Israeli-American policies. And now the change path is from Tahrir Square to the Wall Street. Is there left any doubt that prior to drawing the assassination plan, the Americans have targeted and assassinated their own governing board's logic and wisdom?