Iran Gets It Right ...And Wrong
Thanks to the indispensable MEMRI, an interesting commentary is found on the pages of the Iranian regime's English-language Tehran Times that most likely missed...including us. In the commentary, titled "Mild Cold War Heats Up," Iran gets it right on Russia using the US-Czech-Poland missile situation to reassert itself.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians felt a loss of pride and status, but now Moscow is trying to reassert itself as a rival to the United States. For the first time, Russian arms exports exceeded those of the U.S. in 2006. Russia is also feeling proud as the revenues it is gaining from high oil prices have turned a hungry and indebted Russia into a wealthy country which sits on large energy resources and controls its imports to Europe.
Russia and the U.S. have been in a mild cold war ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the plan to deploy missiles on European soil is heating up this mild cold war.
But the regime's newspaper can't resist getting it horribly wrong within the same article.
Berlin is very concerned about the project because Germany suffered more than any other country in Europe during the Cold War. Germany also partially owes its unification to the Soviet Union, which decided to end the Cold War after nearly half a century.
Yes. The Soviet Union 'decided' to end the Cold War, thus unifying East and West Germany. How benevolent of the descendants of Czars, no? And how lucky are we that Saddam 'decided' to bring an end to his brutal regime and free the Kurds?
Thanks to the regime's Tehran Times writers, we are reminded once again that in a field so covered with darkness, as National Security can so often be, some things are just plain funny.