Iran: Time for a New Approach
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations Press | ISBN: 0876093454 | edition 2004 | PDF | 104 pages | 2 mb
Brzezinski and Gates seem to think that Iran is some Middle Eastern version of the Girl Scouts. i.e If one talks nicely and politely to them they will respond by providing nice goodies in return. But the fact , which Brezinski and Gates underplay is that Iran is a radical Muslim regime which is driven by Ideology. It is not a ' realpolitik player' in some chessboard game of international relations. It is rather a fanatically committed regime whose aim is overthrow of the United States, culturally as well as politically. Brezinski and Gates show no sign of urgency in regard to impending Iranian nuclear weapons. And this when it is clear that a nuclear Iran not only threatens domination of the Gulf, and world oil resources, but has vast new potentialities for achieving its major aims, including destruction of Israel and eventually the United States. A nuclear Iran means a nuclear- arms - race throughout the world, and the end to non- proliferation. There are works that make us see deeper into the military and political realities- and those which hide the severity of the real problems by opting for non- realistic , and simplistic solutions. This book gives much evidence of belonging to the latter category.