Gaza is part of Iran’s empire? Wha?

This is just lunatic:

Israel has just embarked on a land invasion of the Gaza Strip after a week of aerial bombing. Gaza is bordered by Egypt, and was under Egyptian military control from 1949 through 1967. And yet in a startling rebuke to geography and recent history—and in testimony to the sheer power of audacity and of ideas—the mullahs in Teheran hold more sway in Gaza today than does the tired, Brezhnevite regime of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Gaza constitutes the western edge of Iran’s veritable new empire, cartographically akin to the ancient Persian one, that now stretches all the way to western Afghanistan, where Kabul holds no sway and which is under Iranian economic domination.

But it gels quite nicely with the virtual consensus among the political class that the biggest threat to stability in the Middle East is not Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land but rather…Iran.

One year Iraq is the big issue that needs to be dealt with immediately. The next year it’s Iran. Or some Iran-Syria nexus. Anywhere, anywhere, but Palestine.

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7 Responses to Gaza is part of Iran’s empire? Wha?

  1. upyernoz says:

    there seems to be an effort to turn every middle eastern group that the u.s. doesn’t like into an extension of iran. oddly, the closest thing to a real iranian pawn among the major middle eastern parties is the mailiki government in iraq. but that’s one that the u.s. supports.

    but you’re right, there is a real resistance to trace any problem to the I/P issue. that would force the u.s. to reassess its longstanding position concerning israel, whereas using iran as a scapegoat conveniently allows the u.s. to continue its longstanding hostility to tehran.

  2. alif sikkiin says:


    Tony Karon had another excellent post today, this one about how silly it is to think of Hamas as a proxy for Iran:

  3. alif sikkiin says:

    Or rather, that’s one of the subjects he touches on.

  4. Marinkina says:

    Пора переименовать блог, присвоив название связанное с доменами 🙂 может хватит про них?

  5. Gavrilin says:

    То что бредомысли это точно 🙂
    Видно настиг творческий кризис. Мысле нет о чем писать 🙂

  6. Ferinannnd says:

    Что то слишком мудрено… И по-моему расчитано на блогера чем на вебмастера

  7. upyernoz says:

    hey look, comments!

    in case you’re curious this is what google says they said.

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