On U.S. Imperialism’s Biggest Attempt to Penetrate Iran’s Defenses in Months

June 24, 2019

The Democrats and Republicans have been sparing no effort to put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran. For example, after assigning itself the role of police over commercial shipping in the Straits of Hormuz, U.S. CENTCOM was responsible for a U.S. Navy RQ-4 being sent to spy. After Iranian officials declared Iran’s military shot down the spy drone because it violated Iranian borders, U.S. Air Forces Central Command issued a statement denying the claim and calling the destruction of the drone an “unprovoked attack.” The U.S. Congressional leaders are feverishly debating which tactics to use to punish Iran for the action.

By escalating their threats and pressure against Iran, the two parties of war are seeking to breathe life into their political and economic campaign against Iran. In platform after platform, the two parties have repeatedly expressed their view of the Iranian government and people as obstacles to U.S. domination of the Middle East. Using its total domination of Iraq to strengthen its claim to the role of regional policeman, the U.S. military has been trying to set up a “security system” and a web of alliances throughout the region so as to keep its undivided hegemony from perishing. Washington has been executing not only political and economic sanctions against Iran, but has also been bulking up the U.S. “military deterrent” in order to “project U.S. interests in the region.”

These latest actions demonstrate that the U.S. is once against resorting to the brutal, dictatorial methods that characterize U.S. foreign policy. For the forty years since the overthrow of the Shah of Iran, U.S. imperialism has tried with might and main to undermine and destroy the government of that country. After attempting to invade Iran in 1980, the U.S. adopted a policy of supporting Iraq in a war which took the lives of several million Iranians and Iraqis. In addition, the CIA has carried on a continuous campaign of disinformation and destabilization, both inside and outside the country.

By characterizing Iran and certain other countries as “outlaw” or “rogue” states, U.S. imperialism seeks to justify its own disregard for international law and the accepted norms of relations between states.

In the case of Iran, everyone knows that the real motives behind the U.S. policy are the questions of oil and the domination of the strategic Middle East region.

To achieve its aims, U.S. imperialism has targeted any government in the region that either defends the national rights and sovereignty of its own people, or seeks to ally itself with one of U.S. imperialism’s rivals.