Today Americans for Peace Now released an interview with former Mossad exec Yossi Alpher where Alpher showed great respect for the Iranian revolution, comparing it to the Russian revolution, and saying that neoconservatives failed to understand its permanency and support. The interview was reminiscent of a piece on this site the other day, by Mohammad of Vancouver, an Iranian-Canadian. Mohammad had this response to Alpher:
I admire realism
and a tough stare at a difficult object, even if it is initiated by
someone with a different strategic outlook than mine. The essence of the
interview are the points I brought up. That the Iranian revolution is not well-understood in the west or in Israel. without an overwhelming majority of Iranians initiating it it will never work with Iran, and even if it does, it won't change anything but a few top-level figureheads.
most important thing to consider is that the revolution was
launched to stop globalization and now is taking advantage
of what it had successfully slowed down in Iran. The creation of a
global Islamic nation is a perfect example of Hegelian dialectics, in
which two opposing poles interact to create a new phenomenon. Israel
and Iran can now go out for a beer and celebrate their creation.
The Iranian revolution and the rise of Islamism were aided by Israel's reluctance to finalize peace with Arab nationalism in three stages. First with the 1967 war, second by separating the Arab front by signing peace deals with Jordan and , and third by weakening Arafat, possibly murdering him,
and replacing him with a useless smiling quisling called Abbas.
Israel's game of weakening the PLO in favour of Hamas in the mid 90's will be remembered as the most destructive strategy not only for Arab
nationalism but for the longevity of the "Jewish state". It only, and
only, benefited Islamism and its core center, Iran.
sounds interesting on paper, but if it is not followed by creative
construction, it may expand and damage those who initiated it. Thank
god America is having a clean break from Likud-inspired Clean Break
and neoconservatism. However, in Israel, the establishment is moving
back to the hands of those who initiated the policies of
derailing negotiations with the PLO and strengthening Hamas.