The hypocritical and dissolute cacophony of feigned outrage known as the mainstream media has firmly affixed itself to the topic of sexual misconduct, and that narrow focus on celebrity culture has diverted the public’s attention away from the major shift in geo-policial relations. Like the mythological Narcissus, the media believes its own image to be of greater interest than any external occurrence, even when nuclear weapons are involved.
While the hearts and minds of the West were aflutter with apocalyptic images provided by the Sunni Muslim group known as ISIS, a far more discreet, deadlier enemy lurked just outside the collective periphery. Once in greater accord with America than even Israel, Iran has emerged from the chaos of America’s misguided efforts in Iraq and Syria as a titanic and hostile threat to its neighbors – as well as Western Europe.
To the surprise of no one who vehemently opposed President Obama’s jejune nuclear deal, Iran, the most public sponsor of terrorism for decades, has begun threatening to increase the range of its missiles so they could hit Europe.
“If we have kept the range of our missiles to 2,000 kilometers, it’s not due to lack of technology … We are following a strategic doctrine,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, according to the Fars news agency.
“So far we have felt that Europe is not a threat, so we did not increase the range of our missiles. But if Europe wants to turn into a threat, we will increase the range of our missiles,” he added.
Just as North Korea’s survival hinges upon a threat of violence against its neighbors, Iran is threatening to create an entirely new hostage situation, one in which the hostage is all of Western Europe.
With Iran’s lengthy tentacles of military presence reaching into Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, with ubiquitous threats of violence against its neighbors and abroad nations, one must ask a simple question: why are so many inclined to defend Iran more than Iran?
As Iran and Iraq consolidate their new found relationship, bolstered up by mishandled American fortunes and weaponry, domestic dominance is all but assured. As Iran has shown with its destabilizing efforts in the Middle Eastern region, violence and aggression against non-Shiites is the focus of the blossoming and homicidal world power.
A country led by Islamic clerics has threatened to destroy its neighbor, has sent militias into at least four states, has expressed a desire to build missiles to point at Europe – and we’re having a debate in America about whether or not they should have the ability to make nuclear weapons. If Iran’s words and actions are taken into account, the end of the nuclear deal could not come fast enough. The option won’t be available if the new Persian Empire has a gun to Europe in the next few months.