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SINCE 1979, the Mullah regime has been living under pressure of ‘power illusion’ which toppled the Shah through the populace revolution. This pressure is clear in the interpretation of Al-Khomeini’s first slogan, ‘Exportation of the Revolution’, assuming that what happened in Iran can be transported to other countries.
Al-Khomeini’s war on Iraq in 1980, which continued for eight years, was aimed at achieving his first slogan and to take revenge for his expulsion.
However, after his defeat, he ended the war declaration which he described as sipping from a ‘cup of poison’. Since then, catastrophic failures continued for the regime that came from the dark ages. This led to blockade on Iran as it was considered the first terrorist country in the world.
The spirit of revenge, which dominated Al-Khomeini’s decisions, did not end with Iraq. Instead, it reached the Gulf countries that contributed to confronting its hostility; hence, these countries witnessed a series of terrorist attacks in the 1980s and such attacks continue up to this day.
This ‘Hitlerish’ politics was inherited by Iran’s current supreme leader Ali Khomenei who also armed himself with the ability to weaken Arab countries through instigation of sectarian tension. Nevertheless, when he failed in the Gulf countries, he resorted to attracting non-Shia terrorist groups; as manifested in his support for ‘al-Qaeda’, ‘DAESH’ and some other terrorist groups.
For instance, the Mullah regime has not been able to destabilize the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for years despite the crimes committed by terrorist militias affiliated to it in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia.
This regime also failed in the Kingdom of Bahrain where it shoved supporting groups. In Yemen, its Persian expansion failed as it was completely crushed by the Arab coalition for supporting legitimacy of the rule, armed forces and the national resistance. In sectarian Iraq, the resistance against disguised occupation has started.
No matter what Iran’s National Guards and ‘Hezbollah’ do in Syria, their influence will be limited for two reasons: populace rejection and existence of Russian forces that will never agree on sharing influence over decision making with Iran, in addition to the presence of American forces.
The last 38 years of Iran’s practices, up to this day, remind us of the policies that Hitler followed immediately after he assumed power. Hitler started to overrun the borders of neighboring countries and occupied them, resulting in the Second World War. Paradoxically in this case, Iran’s capabilities are not the same as that of Hitler.
Today, the failure of Iran continues to manifest itself in every region, even in Africa and other conflict regions where Iran went to interfere in their affairs.
The Mullah regime has not been able to export the Khomeini revolution to any country. In fact, the Persian influence is shrinking even in Lebanon where the ‘Hezbollah’ is considered to have spearheaded it in the region, not only in Lebanon.
A political principle states that diplomacy achieves more than what war can achieve; but the power illusion which dominates Iranian politics has prompted the regime to engage in maliciousness, conspiracy, sedition and conflicts just to achieve its objectives.
Nonetheless, it is clear that the fate of Hitler, along with his significant other and his dog in one of the burrows in Berlin, is awaiting the Mullahs of Tehran; considering it is always a loss when the strength which one depends on is groundless.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah – Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times