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Rice: Middle East's Axis of Resistance is Bad For The Region


nasrallah, assad and ahmadinejad

L-R: Hezbollah's Nasrallah, Syria's Assad and Iran's Ahmadinejad

by Joseph Earnest  August 10, 2012                   


Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—After yesterday's consultative meeting that was held in Iran, in which 30 countries converged on the capital city Tehran, US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice said the alliance of Iran, Lebanese Hezbollah and Assad's governmenta group that considers itself the Middle East's "an axis of resistance"was "bad for the region."

"They view this as an axis of resistance along with Hezbollah, so there is no question that Iran is playing a nefarious role, not only in Syria but more broadly in the region, actively supporting the Assad regime," she told NBC.

"One of the reasons why we are quite clear that the end result must be and will be the departure of Assad, is because this alliance, so to speak, is bad not only for Syria, but it is bad for the region and bad for our interests," she added.


Iran creates a united nations within the United Nations

On such short notice, Iran successfully created a group of nations united in ideology, and their first meeting was headquartered in Tehran, spearheaded by Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. (pop-up)


This was a profound achievement considering two of the heavyweights with veto power in the United Nations (Russia and China) were at the roundtable meeting. As time goes on, there is no doubt that other countries whose ideology is different from the West will join the 30-plus countries, and they could even sign trade treaties and decide what currency to use in the global market.  This possibility is not sitting well with the West which explains the public statements by Susan Rice, who is opposed to the key players.


About Syria, Ambassador Rice acknowledged, "the Syrian air defenses are among the most sophisticated in the world. Their military is quite a different beast."


Ahmadinejadlife after the presidency in 2013

According to Al Arabiya News, President Ahmadinejad plans to exit politics after his term ends in 2013.

"Two terms in office is enough," Ahmadinejad told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in its July 16 edition. According to Al Arabiya, Ahmadinejad plans to pursue scientific work at a university as a college professor. (pop-up)

However, the dynamics have now changed. With the assassinations on Iranian scientists, and abductions, Ahmadinejad is less likely to pursue work at a university as a permanent profession.  The reason is because he would become an easy target since his schedule would be predictable. If he were to give a lecture in Quantum Physics at a particular university, in Hall C, Room number 100, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9:00 A.M. and 9:50 A.M. those who would want to harm him would know exactly where and when to find him.


Right now Ahmadinejad's schedule is extremely unpredictable and almost impossible to pinpoint where and when he will make an appearance. Using this logic, it is improbable that he would make himself vulnerable by teaching at a university.  He could still teach using video or satellite technology, where he conducts his lectures remotely, and students submit their work using an intranet or via the Web.


The likely role Ahmadinejad may play, considering the success of being able to create a group of nations within the United Nations, is the role of a diplomat.  In this capacity as a special envoy, he could act as a mediator, affiliated with no political party, to resolve disputes on a national and international scale. Add Comments>>









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