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For the past 35 years or so the West taking its cue from the USA have been viewing Iran as an evil and uncooperative sovereign country that was bent of the spreading of terrorism and destruction on the world. Now it’s being revealed that there have been negotiations going on in the background so to speak on many levels. A copy of the article with its full complement of associated notes and images may be downloaded by clicking on: THE PARADOX AND IRONY OF IRAQ
Australian not to be left behind also appears to be making overtures to the government of Iran through the re-introduction of live animal exports amongst other trade ventures. The British Government is also taking matters into their own hand and responding up their embassy which was once closed to them as a result of the USA and Iran diplomatic conflicts.
The terrorist organisation ISIS or ISIL (there appears to be some confusion over their acronym) have their own problems of logistics now that they have taken some territory and it appears that they have learnt the lesson of the past regarding the seduction and power of online media. they are successfully using social media to widen their recruiting campaign and swell their ranks.
The west has come to terms with the fact that Iran is here to stay as a nuclear power after having called the bluff of its neighbours and that of the other major powers and as such will soon if not already part of the nuclear family. Iran is concerned that the ISIS influence will become a thorn in their side and are concerned at its re-emergence in Iraq. The Kurds in the north are quick to take advantage of the hostilities and have taken up defensive positions to safe guard their interests which in this case are the lucrative oil fields. Turkey and Syria have their own agendas, The USA cannot control a demon of their own making. A demon that that is becoming more feared than that of the Al Qaeda network.
Is this the beginning of a new power agreement in the region? A question that only time and history will tell. My guess is that when it all said and done, much bloodshed would have been shed not for Islam but for the rich resources that lie beneath the soils of Iraq. I pity the Iraq people and have no pity for the scavengers bent on its destruction. One hope that the lives of the US, Australian and other coalition partners defence force personal who paid the ultimate sacrifice were not lost in vain. It is not difficult to read between the lines that the turmoil within the Islamic world is changing world opinion towards the negative.
The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538