If there was any formality Declaring war against the dangers of the post-21st century Cold War, it was President George W.W. Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address came, in the famous “Axis of Evil” speech and the president’s announcement that he would not wait for threats. Put into effect.
The national and international media refuted this phrase and made it a point of jokes and satire. The speech warned of the development of weapons of mass destruction by the axis: North Korea, Iran and Iraq. Bush was correct on all three accounts: the North Koreans were well on their way, the Iranians were evolving, and now the evidence clearly shows that the Iraqis were waiting to resume. The President also warned about state sponsorship of terrorism and state terrorism that subjects of these nations face daily. He was correct in every sense of the word. The media craze over “frenzied language” (another lie that is not considered the purpose of diplomacy) continued for years.
Compare this to the silence near the latest axis, the so-called “axis of resistance.” Adopted by Iran in 2010 as a vehicle to destroy Israel, the term Iran, Hezbollah (Iran’s para-military proxy in Lebanon), Bashar Assad’s Syria (Iran’s new proxy) and Hamas (Iran’s Palestinian Proxy). As Bush’s “Axis of Evil” demarcates a new grand strategy of the United States, hence the Iranian axis, which uses the Syrian conflict as a testing ground. Its strategic objective is to pressure Iraq, and its operational goal is to harm Israel and the United States. This is all within the strategic goal of uniting Muslims under a single cause. Many consider Russia a supporting member, at least and as long as Russian geo-strategic goals are met.
After the February 10 shooting of an Iranian drone against Syria and the loss of an Israeli F-16 following an Israeli attack, the media made limited mention of the phrase “Axis of Resistance”, but with little depth or discussion of the motive. .
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Iran has mobilized its own forces, its proxies and Syrian services to create a powerful network to threaten Israel’s security. Iran and Syria have played a key role in transferring greater amounts of more sophisticated weapons to Hezbollah, which uses the fighting in Syria as a real-world training ground for future conflicts. The world was so heavily focused on the Islamic State group and the Syrian civil war that it ignored Iranian strategic moves and intentions that went beyond Assad’s victory. In fact, we can come to see the Syrian civil war, as there is only one phase of an overall Iranian plan to dominate the Middle East and wage a war against Israel, blunt or even American presence from the region Closing in an attempt to eliminate.
Related to this is an Iranian attempt to reach the Mediterranean Sea. If this new axis is allowed to metastasize, it could become powerful enough to scare American allies in the region from withdrawing support for US foreign policy goals. It joins Iranian realistic geopolitical goals of regional domination, along with Western (especially anti-Israel and anti-American) ideology.
The “Axis of Resistance” is a direct threat to the national interests of the United States and should be considered as a fundamental priority. It has no place in the international arena, and the movements and governance that its supporters are doing is illegal. In the past, the US allowed Syria to dominate Lebanon; Now it needs to be decided whether it is acceptable for Iran to dominate Syria, wage war against Iraq and against Israel.
If the Nazi-fascist-militaristic axis of the 1940s was devotion to American interests and values, then it is simply evil as worship at the altar of the axis, tyranny, conquest and democracy.