“Evil Never Sleeps”

The evil that never sleeps? That would be us, in the opinion of Iran’s Supreme Leader.

President Obama has a grand vision of a rapprochement between the United States and Iran, which involves recognizing Iran as the dominant power in the Middle East, further entrenching Ayatollah Khamenei and the mullahs in their theocratic rule through the abolition of sanctions, and financing their acquisition of nuclear weapons via the agreement that is about to be announced. Presumably Obama expects some gratitude and strategic cooperation in exchange for these extraordinary gifts.

But the mullahs’ hostility toward America has not abated since the day in 1979 when they seized the American embassy in Tehran and held hundreds of Americans captive for more than a year. They make no secret of that fact; on the contrary, they boast of it on their official news channel:

Sooner or later there will be a nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean an end to the struggle against the arrogant powers.

So if Obama thinks there will be some kind of alliance between the U.S. and Iran, he is deluded.

In the words of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, “The campaign against arrogance is one of the principles of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the Holy Quran mandates the drive against arrogance.”

Within this context, there should be no respite from the campaign against arrogance, even after the conclusion of the nuclear talks with the P5+1 group (the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China).

Iran knows there will be a nuclear deal, because Obama and Kerry are desperately pleading for one. Has the world ever seen a worse set of negotiators?

And the reasons are plenty:

-The US and its cronies continue to destroy nations with great impunity and no accountability.

-Innocent civilians are still dying because of the US-led wars of aggression and domination in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya.

-The US-backed Israeli apartheid in occupied Palestine refuses to go away while international civil society has been unable to do anything about it.

-The evil of ISIL – America’s own creation – just like al-Qaeda and other terrorist outfits, continues to wreak havoc across the Middle East and North Africa, while the US-led war on terror continues to entertain the world as a bad joke.

The idea that IS/ISIS/ISIL is a creature of American foreign policy–a bizarre fantasy–is a staple of Iranian propaganda.

-Millions of refugees are still suffering in harsh conditions while the US and its Israeli-Arab allies are largely to be blamed. They have even intensified their air war campaign against sovereign nations to push for regime change and preserve their regional status quo.

All this and more are just the tip of the iceberg. These are just some of the obvious reasons why Ayatollah Khamenei insists the Iranian nuclear negotiators shouldn’t negotiate with their American counterparts regional issues such as Syria and Yemen.

The mullahs couldn’t be clearer: no matter how many tens of billions of dollars Obama grants them in the form of sanctions relief, they will never be our ally; they will never be a stabilizing influence in the region; they will never moderate their crazed ideology. They are obsessed with the belief that we are evil:

What’s more, the refusal to accept such an arrogant system is “the main reason” behind the bullying powers’ hostility towards the Iranian nation. Even the Holy Quran agrees: The campaign against arrogance will never stop as evil never sleeps. …

With the American spin machine on overdrive, the hostility between Iran and the United States is here to stay. Whatever happens in Vienna, Tehran will inevitably expand its role as a vital hub/node of Eurasia integration – from the New Silk Road to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Tehran will continue to safeguard its technical and scientific achievements, particularly its sovereign nuclear program. At the same time, Tehran will continue to support its allies and work for peace and security throughout the region.

“Working for peace and security” means funding and directing militias in Iraq, Shia forces in Yemen, Assad in Syria, Hezbollah, and so on.

Whatever happens in Vienna, the road ahead will still be that of resistance against the neocon nut jobs, their acronym fest of spy agencies, and their regional cohorts and machinations. As maintained by Ayatollah Khamenei, the struggle against the arrogant powers and their divide and rule techniques has only just begun.

I believe what the mullahs say. Why don’t Barack Obama and John Kerry? On what theory can it possibly make sense to give the mullahs more than $100 billion to pursue the goals they have so clearly laid out, while impairing their nuclear weapons program not at all? If there is an answer to these questions, the Obama administration has never shared it with us.