Anarchists do not necessarily need to “take sides” in geopolitical rivalries between states. I also consider the standard left-wing categories of “progressive” and “reactionary” to be based on a false dichotomy that is rooted in Manichean dualism. But all things considered, Iran and its “axis of resistance” are far more “progressive” that their Zionist/Wahhabi rivals. Israel merely a colonialist outpost organized on the principle of ethnic cleansing. The Saudi-led Gulf States are medieval fiefdoms. Iran is a semi-democratic country with seats in parliament for women and religious minorities like Christians and Zoroastrians, and a thriving minority Jewish community. The other forces in the axis of resistance include secular Syria, multi-confessional Hezbollah, democratic Lebanon, the Palestinian resistance, Iraq’s Shiite/leftist coalition, anti-Salafist militias in Iraq and Syria, and Yemen’s Houthi rebels fighting against Saudi and UAE genocide.
By David Brennan
The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) air arm has claimed his troops were ready to attack hundreds of additional American targets if January’s limited exchange of fire escalated into a wider conflict.
IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh made the comments Friday when talking to reporters about the Corps’ successful satellite launch earlier this week, which comes as Washington and Tehran exchange fresh military threats in the Persian Gulf.
Iran and the U.S. appeared close to war in January after President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani.
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