HERE'S STRATFOR'S GEORGE FRIEDMAN'S VIEW OF THE RECENT IRANIAN ELECTION
I don't agree with George Friedman's view of Iran and nuclear-weapons development. Friedman wants to take it for granted that Iran is developing such weapons. I don't. I want the U.S. and especially Israel to stop pushing on Iran such that they might be driven to attempt to do what they say they aren't doing and really don't want to. I don't buy into the last Intelligence Estimate concerning Iran that it stopped its drive for nuclear weapons because I don't believe it ever had a drive for nuclear weapons. It's as the old question: "When did you stop beating your wife?" I also don't agree with George about the Russians. George has a Cold War mentality. It wasn't good then, and it isn't good now. Despite those things, it would be stupid not to give him credit for being a true geopolitics scholar of note, and I mean geographical politics. He knows his geography and history of wars in terms of geography. I believe he's underestimating the current and coming technologies, but it will be a long time before geography, terrain, etc., won't matter in terms of the military and imperial thinking George and his employers/investors/subscribers seem not to be focused on ending.
Well, here's a link to George Friedman's take on the Iranian elections. I think there's plenty there that's true food for thought. I'll say I agree with at least 90+% of it.
"Western Misconceptions Meet Iranian Reality," by George Friedman. STRATFOR. June 15, 2009
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