Ahead of attacking the United States with missiles and terrorists, the Hitlerian monster Ahmadinejad has inaugurated a Spanish-language, satellite TV news channel aimed at the Americas. Click here for the story.
Iran's Latin American strategy speaks volumes about the ways in which weakness invites aggression and appeasement of an imperialist power--meaning, a country bent on overthrowing the status quo, or power relations among nations--makes war with that power inevitable. The longer the appeasement continues, the more likely it is that the war will be fought on the aggressor's terms. That happened during the 1930s, in the lead-up to World War II, and it is happening now in the case of nuclear-arming, Islamist Iran. The Bush administration, foolishly focused on Iraq, failed to attack Iran, an implacable enemy that aided Al Qaeda before the September 11 attacks (and, like Pakistan, has aided AQ since the attacks). The Obama administration appeased and tried to "engage" (code for collaborate and align with) Iran in a failed attempt at a Grand Bargain for regional pacification. Wishy-washy condemnations and economic sanctions have not slowed Iran's atomic advance to any significant degree; thanks to Obama (of "the Muslim world"), a clerical fascist regime that denies the Holocaust while plotting a new one is closer than ever to possessing the ultimate weapons of mass destruction--and the means of delivering them.
After taking office, Obama also tried to engage Iran's most important Western Hemisphere ally, Venezuela's virulently anti-American strongman, Hugo Chavez (click here for a handy recap of Obama's Latin America Apology Tour). Obama's efforts to win this enemy over have clearly backfired.
The new Iranian TV channel, which will also distribute its programming across the Internet, will work to condition Latin American (and U.S. Hispanic) public opinion before the coming conflict, and to shape perceptions and influence opinion during the conflict. No doubt, there are plans afoot to use video images of Iranian casualties from U.S. and Israeli air raids to justify the assaults on the U.S. homeland that Iran intends to launch from Venezuela and Mexico.