Iran’s devastating goals

Updated 25 February 2017
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Iran’s devastating goals

This refers to the report “Iran ready to give US ‘slap in the face,’ says Revolutionary Guards” (Feb. 23). Iran has been challenging the US for a long time. It is apparent to the world that Iran is a rogue state and has sponsored terrorist activities in the Middle East through its proxies such as Hezbollah, the Houthis and its Shiite militias.
Iran has been on the wrong side, and instead of mending its ways it has challenged the US and threatened the Middle East region. The surprising factor is that Iran’s destructive policies are very obvious to Russia, and Russia has been working with Iran to create problems for innocent civilians in Syria. Iran and its proxies such as Hezbollah, the Houthis, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have the goal of spreading sectarianism and the Shiite sect globally, and so they have been attacking and killing innocent people. When Iran’s nefarious plan was divulged, the US was waiting to put Iran under severe economic sanctions. Its fascist proxies — Hezbollah, the Houthis, the Shiite militias and the Revolutionary Guards — should be devastated totally so that innocent people’s lives may be saved from them and their heinous acts.
The UN and the superpowers should declare Hezbollah, the Houthis and Shiite militias as terrorist factions immediately and all these destructive and fascist parties should be wiped from the face of the earth. The time has come that the US should not wait and give any more time so that Iran’s bad mouthing can be dealt with through stern economic sanctions. If economic sanctions do not work, then Iran’s missiles and drone systems should be destroyed immediately so that the Middle East countries may be safeguarded. Iran, more than any other country, is more dangerous to the growth, peace and progress of the Middle East. — Anees Lokhande, Jubail


Syrian civil war

Updated 18 April 2017
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Syrian civil war

Since it broke out six years ago, the disastrous war in Syria has claimed about 400,000 lives, with the victims being more civilians than fighters. Of the civilians, the most affected are women and children. Peace is shattered in and around Syria only to safeguard the most selfish monster in the world: Bashar Assad.
According to a UNICEF report, grave violations against Syrian children during the war have been recorded. The children in Syria are not only maimed and killed as a result of bombings but also forcefully recruited to be part of the conflict. Children as young as 7 years old are pushed into the front line as fighters, suicide bombers and executioners! The actual figures of those injured, dead and forcefully-recruited children are far higher than in the UNICEF report.
The innocent children “used” in the conflict have had the right to blossom, the right to enjoy life and the right to be on a play-ground torn from them. They have been deprived of the right to education and, according to UNICEF, nearly two million children have been forced to stop their education with one-third of school buildings rendered inoperative due to destruction.
With their often physically crippled parents, the children have to be the sole bread-winners in nearly 75 percent of Syrian households. Unwillingly, the children are forced to serve as garbage collectors, hairdressers and cleaners. Keeping aside what Assad gets out of this war, the beneficiaries of the war are weapon manufacturers who may well be dubbed parasites living on the blood of innocents.
Assad, the inhuman butcher of humanity, does not care what the world says, opines, suggests and warns about the catastrophic war in Syria. More than the ruinous acts of Assad, Russia and Iran, it shocks, grieves and pains to see that the world and the Muslim world has done nothing to stop the butcher of this century from his brutal and barbaric destruction of his own nation and his own people.