US President Barack Obama (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (file photo)
'After many years of failure and damaged by 10 years of war, the Greeks build a giant wooden horse and weave planks of fir over its ribs...They pretend it’s a religious offering to their gods and this rumor spreads...But inside the horse, the Greeks have secretly hidden a select group of armed warriors...Then Laocoon, the priest of Troy, rushes down eagerly from the heights of the citadel to confront and warn the people of Troy, shouting--
‘O unhappy citizens, what madness is this? Do you think the enemy has sailed away? Do you think any Greek gift is free of treachery? Either there are Greeks hiding inside the horse, or the horse has been built as a machine to destroy our walls or spy on our homes...In any case, it hides within it some trick to be used against us...People of Troy, do not trust this horse. Whatever it is, I’m afraid of Greeks, even those bearing gifts...’
--from “The Aeneid” by the Latin poet Virgil
Despite all the political kissy-face and eye-batting taking place these days on the part of the Obama administration towards the Islamic Republic of Iran, beginning first with the phone call from the White House to newly elected President Dr. Hassan Rouhani, followed by talk of sanctions being lifted and then the recent deal signed between Iran and the P5+1, let the world be clear nevertheless in understanding that America, the West and all the other tentacled heads making up the Zionist Hydra are fully intent upon seeing Iran destroyed, brick by brick and bone by bone.
There has been no 'conversion' as far as America is concerned...She has not 'seen the light', recognized the error of her ways and had her 'coming to Jesus' moment...She is not falling on her knees before Iran, beating her breast penitently while begging forgiveness for her many, many sins...
Nor has she (or the Zionist interests firmly in control of her) been defeated, as her subordinate posturing to Iran would seem to suggest.
Quite the contrary. The entire spectacle now on display before 12 billion eyes on planet earth is nothing more than a ruse of sorts, a type of political shape-shifting no different in essence than the wolf dressing up as grandma in the children's story in order to make dinner a much easier task.
No, despite the very diplomatic language and Oscar-winning performances presently on display from Obama & Co, the fact nevertheless is that they do not see Iran as a sovereign country to be respected and treated accordingly.
Rather, what they see in Iran is a fortified city - much like Troy in Virgil's Aeneid - that has thus far successfully resisted all the invasive maneuvers the West has deployed against her for over 3 decades. The result of this is that Iran is no closer to becoming yet another Middle Eastern country firmly under the control of Zionist political/financial and military interests than the Moon stands the chance of becoming Mars.
Much like the Greeks in the epic poem where the protracted siege against Troy has taken a heavy toll in terms of money, men and material - but more importantly, in terms of international prestige - so too has Iran made a monkey out of the United States, Israel and the West by refusing to go the way of other nations who have cut deals with this multi-headed monster headquartered in Washington D.C. and Tel Aviv and in the process, cut their own throats.
And it is for this reason then that the American/Zionist version of the Trojan Horse has been placed at the gates of Tehran in the form of rapprochement and detente. Feigning defeat, the entire drama is as much a Hollywood production as Obama's Nobel Peace Prize of years past, a mere exercise in deception and done entirely in the interests of having Iran open the gates to her well-protected city so that - as in the Aeneid - a nighttime invasion may take place.
The world - and especially Iran - should not make the mistake of thinking there is any substantive difference between the mass murderer George W. Bush and the mass murderer Barack Obama. Just because Obama has not employed the same strategies as his predecessor (per se) does not mean he does not possess the same proclivities for shedding innocent blood, because he certainly does.
The only difference between what the powers-that-be have planned for Iran vs. what they have already done in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya is scale. Rather than the apocalyptic 'shock and awe' inflicted by the madman George W. Bush, where ancient cities were subjected to the hellfire of American munitions, bunker buster bombs and the like, the destruction planned for Iran will be slow, insidious and imperceptible, similar in many respects to being poisoned to death slowly.
If they - Israel and America - succeed in having the gates of Persia opened to them, then the first part of Iran's central nervous system that the virus of US/Israeli influence will attack will of course be her financial system - up to this point out of the reach of Zionist banking interests - that will be brought in-line with the West, so that Iran's economy - rather than being subjected to the cumbersome nature of arbitrary sanctions - can instead be manipulated via the remote control mechanisms of the IMF, World Bank and other agencies of economic espionage and sabotage.
Much like the Stuxnet virus designed to penetrate, subjugate and eventually decimate Iran's nuclear energy program, the financial equivalent planned for Iran's economy would be such that at any moment Iran decides to exert her sovereignty and act in her own interests, moneymen-assassins - with the mere push of a button - can quietly rain down economic chaos and catastrophe on the Persian Street.
As witnessed over the last three years with the 'Arab Spring', dire economic factors make for the perfect environment in bringing massive numbers of angry people into the streets demanding regime change, a situation which America, Israel et al would obviously be all-too-willing to exploit.
Next in line of course would be Iran's intelligence and state security apparati that up to now have been very successful in rooting out and thwarting American and Israeli plots aimed at bringing destabilization and political/social unrest. Unlike her counterparts in countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia et al, Iran's intelligence and state security services have performed like any sophisticated anti-virus program that blocks, isolates and destroys incoming malware, thus preventing outsiders from infecting Iran's political and social hard drive.
Therefore, in order to breach the firewall protecting the Islamic Republic of Iran from the various political, cultural and social venereal diseases with which Israel and the West seek to infect her and in the process transforming her into a mirrored image of other nations in the region, the methods, means and gifted personnel working within the state security services would be replaced with something obviously more pliable, penetrable and easy to manage. Likewise with Iran's military leadership, who would have to be replaced with incompetent, corrupt and corruptible individuals who would be susceptible to blackmail, bribes and other pressures.
And last, but certainly not least in terms of its importance, would be the penetration of Iranian media and mass communication with the same corrupting influences that prevail in the West. A strategy once suggested by none other than Benjamin Netanyahu himself, the United States could 'incite a revolution' against the Iranian government through the use of popular television programs that feature 'beautiful young people in varying states of undress, living, glamorous, materialistic lives and engaging in promiscuous sex', capping off his statements with--
'This is pretty subversive stuff...The kids of Iran would want the nice clothes they see on those shows. They would want the swimming pools and fancy lifestyles.'
So in other words, by using the same pornographic, materialistic, violent memes that have reduced the people of America and the West into pliable, malleable, obedient morons, whose thoughts begin and end at the belly button and go no higher, so too would the young people of Iran be reduced to Persian versions of the same, thus erasing Iran's Revolution of 1979 from human history, and simply by beaming the corrosive, corrupting, highly acidic components of Zionist media into the minds of Iran's young people, a rather cost-effective replacement to marching Western armies across the border in a conflagration that would likely turn into another world war.
It is highly unlikely that Iran and her leadership - insightful as they are and as well-versed in understanding the diabolic language of Israel and the West -would not see that traps are being laid for them.
However, there is the human element that must be considered, given the fact that Iran has suffered three decades of crippling sanctions and has lived under the constant threat of annihilation from Israel and the West. It is in difficult moments such as these when people may make decisions that seem good now but which prove to be fatal later.
Let all hope that she judges wisely and understands the lessons of the Aeneid, and particularly those involving the giant horse left as a 'gift' at the walls of Troy, all the while paying heed to the words of the priest, as his warning to the people of Troy could very easily be substituted for those of Tehran, to wit -
‘O unhappy citizens, what madness is this? Do you think the enemy has sailed away? Do you think any Zionist gift is free of treachery? Either the enemy hides inside the horse, or the horse has been built as a machine to destroy our walls or spy on our homes...In any case, within it is some trick to be used against us...People of Iran, do not trust this horse. Whatever it is, we should fear Israel and America, even when they come bearing gifts...’