Iran: The Aryan Nation, A Policy Memo To United States Congress And President Of The United States

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa

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Former Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) General Michael V Hayden in the Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Elul 17, 5772 issue of Haaretz, the news from the land of Israel, as sent to me @1_776 on Twitter by H. Andrew Schwartz, Senior Vice President for External Relations at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) is suggesting that “Iran will achieve nuclear-weapons capability no earlier than 2013 or 2014, [and] that the U.S. would be better equipped to launch a military operation against the Islamic Republic than Israel.”

The 2013-2014 timeline appears to have arisen from the need for the US economy to return to at least some semblance of non-volatile strength to exert a strong foreign policy presence as I have been asking on Linkedin for sometime. United States needs two years to recover to stability, provided sensible policies are put into place now. Still, Mr Hayden’s certainty that the United States has the luxury to indeed wait until next year or 2014 seems to be misplaced.

United States of America does not go to war on a whim.

The thinking behind any decision by the United States Congress and, thereby, the president to commit American military forces to war, is more complicated, taking comprehensively into account the interests of the United States, notwithstanding the fact that Israel, now a country 64 years old and stronger economically, politically and militarily than any of its neighbors including Saudi Arabia, is a US ally – religious and geopolitical.

Principles

United States of America is not Israel. It is time for us to set aside faith and fantasy, a legitimate explanation by the US Ambassador to Israel, Michael Oren, of America’s historical obsession with Israel, to be explicit – along the lines of former Secretary of State James A Baker III’s position on the country – that United States of America is not Israel, notwithstanding any speculation or theories about global Jewish cooperation or American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

International Rule of Law. We have no interest in preemptively incapacitating a legal Iranian nuclear program provided the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assures us and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of the program’s legality in the context of the evolving global denuclearization regime: Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) with the Russian Federation, Fissile Material [Cut-Off] Treaty (FM[C]T), and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Natural Resources. United States is not interested in the region’s oil and gas or any other mineral wealth. Our interest, anywhere in the world, is to export our services in extractive industries on a contractual basis to help the countries who own their resources use them efficiently toward their own benefit.

Peace. We do not take lightly indiscriminate non-state or state-sponsored violence by any state anywhere in the world, including within the United States. We prefer that non-state actors be absorbed by the countries of their origins, small arms be eliminated in accordance with the United Nations (UN) Small Arms Treaty and that nations follow established codes of military conduct in settling their disputes, typically using armed conflict as a last resort if not altogether eliminated as a form of international engagement, obviously including expanding international rule of law on chemical and biological weapons to all weapons of mass destruction and behavioral control.

Context

Arab Spring. Very encouraging to us are the autonomous pro-democracy movements from Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to Syria and, therefore, we do not see the situation in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as a simulacrum of World Wars I and II. There are neither foes nor allies. There are the post-World War II international institutions and processes through the United Nations as last resort.

Syria and Palestine. It is reported the Egypt’s new president Mr Morsi and Iran’s Mr Ahmadinejad are working on a coalition to address the nagging questions of Syria and the border dispute of Israel with Palestine.

Israel. The sovereign Hebrew state of Israel is not a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Israel’s nuclear program is unknown.

Iran. Iran’s incipient nuclear program raises regional concerns about nuclear safety, given accidents at Chernobyl and Three-Mile Island in Pennsylvania, and more recently at Fukushima. Iranian or other military naval movements around the world are expected by us to remain unprovocatively in international waters only, even if such movements are in the geographic vicinity of United States or NATO

Europe and the Russian FederationAt this time, we do not see the necessity of a missile defense system in Poland to protect Europe or a NATO country from a nuclear Iran.

Indiscriminate violence. The prospect of indiscriminate provocative violence using leaked nuclear material, in the region and anywhere in the world, by Hezbollah, Iran, Hamas, or Israel to create conditions for an otherwise gratuitous war. An example, is the murder of Iran’s nuclear scientist, CIA espionage using Iranian citizens, and infiltration of the Pentagon by Israel.

Recommendations

1. United States and NATO must move to open talks and include Iran, Israel, India, Pakistan and North Korea to achieve global zero by 2032.

2. Iran is encouraged by us to work with us during the NATO transition out of Afghanistan to continue to help the country stabilize after 2014.

3. The Russian Federation is asked to abandon any missile defense programs of its own.

4. We should begin preparing our exit from the Persian Gulf and leave MENA to safeguard its oil/gas and natural resource traffic.

5. (UN) Small Arms Treaty be ratified by the United States Congress to prevent the escalation of small conflicts in Africa, Syria, Latin America and elsewhere into full-blown civil wars.

6. Any unprovoked attacks on US assets physically, either on US soil, in international waters or anywhere else in the world, will be cause for immediate declaration of war against the perpetrators with commensurate force to stanch all such future attacks, unlike in the 1990s by the Clinton Administration.

7. FMT/NPT be ratified by the United States Congress and implemented by all current and potential nuclear UN member states, including UNSC Perm-5, Iran, India, North Korea, and Pakistan. Not doing so, in the presence of evidence of proliferation of unauthorized nuclear material, will be cause for declaration of war by United States and NATO.

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17 Responses to Iran: The Aryan Nation, A Policy Memo To United States Congress And President Of The United States

  1. 1m AndersFogh Rasmussen ‏@AndersFoghR
    (AndersFogh Rasmussen is Secretary General of NATO)
    My plane had to return to Brussels for technical reasons. Despite the delay, I am looking forward to visit the Caucasus Thursday and Friday
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    28s 1776 @1_776
    @AndersFoghR On Iran, http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation/
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    10:54 AM – 5 Sep 12 · Details

  2. 2h PostPolitics ‏@postpolitics
    Clinton: ‘What kind of country do you want to live in?’ http://wapo.st/P0xrON
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    2h 1776 @1_776
    @postpolitics Foreign policy: posture, http://ctamirisa.com/2012/08/02/united-states-national-security-posture-and-defense-budget … , implementation, http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation
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    7:20 PM – 5 Sep 12 · Details

  3. 50m Andrew Schwartz ‏@handrewschwartz
    Great piece by @JohnsonRW: “This Is What A US Strike On Iran’s Nuclear Facilities Could Look Like” http://read.bi/QrV6XY
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    1m 1776 ‏@1_776
    @handrewschwartz @JohnsonRW USA has no diplomatic relations with Iran but want to attack it?
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    3:38 PM – 7 Sep 12 · Details

  4. 27m John McCain ‏@SenJohnMcCain
    (John McCain is senior Senator from Arizona and Republican presidential nominee in 2008)
    Must Read Wash Post Editorial: “Bridging the U.S.-Israeli gap on Iran” http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bridging-the-us-israeli-gap-on-iran/2012/09/07/c679e128-f90b-11e1-8b93-c4f4ab1c8d13_print.html
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    1m 1776 ‏@1_776

    @SenJohnMcCain Iran’s incipient nuclear program raises @israel @ikhwan regional concerns about nuke safety/FMT non-compliant leaks @mcfaul.
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    11:55 AM – 8 Sep 12 · Details

  5. 15m RT ‏@RT_com
    Controversial British plan to ‘divide and rule’ Afghanistan http://on.rt.com/hhi0al
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    7m 1776 @1_776
    @RT_com Are the British needed in Afghanistan? @number10gov
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    2:48 PM – 9 Sep 12 · Details

    7s 1776 @1_776
    @RT_com Iran @ikhwan can work with Afghanistan to rebuild the state in transition from @nato between now and 2014 and after.
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    2:59 PM – 9 Sep 12 · Details

    1m 1776 @1_776
    @RT_com @senatorbarb @chrisvanhollen (Toward Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees in the Congress) http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation/#comment-3270
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    3:01 PM – 9 Sep 12 · Details

  6. 2m Robert Reich ‏@RBReich
    Biggest foreign policy problem for next pres: Iran’s nukes and Israel’s intent to wipe them out. Would u prefer O or Rom to deal with this?
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    32s 1776 ‏@1_776
    @RBReich I prefer me, no matter who is president. The solution is important to me, http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation … , http://ctamirisa.com/2012/08/28/ummah/
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    9:19 PM – 11 Sep 12 · Details

  7. 3m Free Libya ‏@bint_tarhouna
    Whoever the PM is going to be, first thing he should do is announce a state of emergency and put out a weapons amnesty for a month #myway
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    now 1776 @1_776
    @bint_tarhouna This is how, http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation/
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    3:24 PM – 12 Sep 12 · Details

  8. 16m Benjamin Netanyahu ‏@netanyahu
    PM Netanyahu’s Review of this year’s achievements and his blessing for the Rosh Hashana holiday. Happy New Year! http://bit.ly/NqeKUD
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    9s 1776 @1_776
    @netanyahu http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/12/on-the-evolving-situation-in-libya , http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation/
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    11:36 AM – 13 Sep 12 · Details

  9. 2m Jeffrey Goldberg ‏@JeffreyGoldberg
    (Charles Krauthammer is Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The Washington Post)
    Charles Krauthammer: “Not since its birth six decades ago has Israel been so cast adrift by its closest ally.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-the-abandonment/2012/09/13/96b88174-fde3-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html?wprss=rss_charles-krauthammer
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    39s 1776 @1_776
    @JeffreyGoldberg The eye of providence is the rule of law, not friendship. America is not @israel.
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    9:25 PM – 13 Sep 12 · Details

    5m Greta Van Susteren ‏@gretawire
    STATEMENT FROM IRAN – from Ayatollah Khamenei: Supreme Leader’s Message Condemning Anti-Islam Film 13/09/2012 … http://bit.ly/RQN90Z
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    39s 1776 @1_776
    @gretawire Let him make a film blaspheming United States. We do it all the time.
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    8:04 PM – 14 Sep 12 · Details

    4s 1776 @1_776
    @gretawire http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation/#comment-3389 … , http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation/
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    8:11 PM – 14 Sep 12 · Details

  10. 5m Huffington Post ‏@HuffingtonPost
    Netanyahu calls Iran containment policy ‘a new standard for human stupidity’ http://huff.to/RVfEF5
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    28s 1776 @1_776
    @netanyahu @huffingtonpost http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation … . Mr Prime Minister, don’t get turned off by the title of my article. @ambassadororen
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    8:13 PM – 15 Sep 12 · Details

  11. 3m Brit Hume ‏@Kimsfirst
    Trenchant analysis here of the fantasies animating U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/09/15/the_reign_of_imagination_115453.html
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    37s 1776 @1_776
    @Kimsfirst http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation/
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    9:55 PM – 15 Sep 12 · Details

    8s 1776 @1_776
    @Kimsfirst Read what I sent you Mr Hume, understand and talk on Sunday morning, if I am being clear.
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  12. 47m Frances Townsend ‏@FranTownsend
    Armada of British naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike via @Telegraph http://soc.li/irH3lkS
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    9s 1776 @1_776
    @FranTownsend @Telegraph On Iran, http://ctamirisa.com/2012/09/04/iran-the-aryan-nation
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    14h 1776 @1_776
    @FranTownsend @telegraph United States of America welcomes an oil shock. We have domestic resources to forever leave Persian Gulf. @israel
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    14h 1776 @1_776
    @AmbassadorRice United States of America welcomes an oil shock. We have domestic resources to forever leave Persian Gulf. @israel @AIPAC
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    14h 1776 @1_776
    @ambassadororen @netanyahu United States of America welcomes an oil shock. We have domestic resources to forever leave Persian Gulf. @israel
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    14h 1776 @1_776
    @slone United States of America welcomes an oil shock. We have domestic resources to forever leave Persian Gulf. @israel @AIPAC
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  13. 5h Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters
    Pope urges Arab leaders to work for peace in raging Middle East http://reut.rs/OxJwMP
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  14. 4h Betsy Fischer Martin ‏@BetsyMTP
    Netanyahu on Iran: “They’re 6 months away from being about 90% of having the rich uranium for an atom bomb” @meetthepress #MTP
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    4h 1776 @1_776
    @BetsyMTP @meetthepress Pakistan and India had done the same but outside NPT @KremlinRussia_E
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    1h RT ‏@RT_com
    Netanyahu: #Iran 6-7 months away from nuclear bomb http://on.rt.com/xkd3uk #news
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    1h 1776 @1_776
    @RT_com @netanyahu #Iran @pmoindia and Pakistan already have nuclear bombs and missile capability. Global Zero?
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    12:54 PM – 16 Sep 12 · Details

    1776 @1_776
    @FaceTheNation @ambassadorrice #iran @pmoindia /Pakistan already have nuclear bombs/missile capability. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv1CUZv_KMI … … @globalzero?

    2h Face The Nation ‏@FaceTheNation
    US has vital interest in preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Still time to see if a negotiated solution can work @Martin_Indyk
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    2h 1776 @1_776
    @FaceTheNation @Martin_Indyk The vital interest of the United States in ensuring non-proliferation, indigenous or otherwise, is global zero.
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    56m Erika Masonhall ‏@ErikaMasonhall
    More Bibi on #MTP: “Israeli Leader Says Iran Is ’20 Yards’ From Nuclear Bomb” – @nytimes http://nyti.ms/U0Bhdv
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    51m 1776 @1_776
    @ErikaMasonhall @nytimes http://www.futurespace.me
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    1h The New York Times ‏@nytimes
    Netanyahu Says Iran Is ‘20 Yards’ From Nuclear Bomb http://nyti.ms/SrajWD
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    56m 1776 @1_776
    @nytimes http://www.futurespace.me
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    1h Al Jazeera English ‏@AJEnglish
    Opinion: Dumb and dumber: Speak softly and carry a big stick http://aje.me/PHA743
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    57m 1776 @1_776
    @AJEnglish http://www.futurespace.me
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  15. 16h RT ‏@RT_com
    Russian diplomat: ‘Russia is not clinging to Assad’ http://on.rt.com/0877hw #Syria
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    5h 1776 @1_776
    @RT_com Then it is time to let Assad go akin to Gadaffi to The Hague. @KremlinRussia_E @Elysee
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    6h Al Jazeera English ‏@AJEnglish
    Programmes: Is Lakhdar Brahimi the man for the Syria job? http://aje.me/PGRaDp
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    5h 1776 @1_776
    @AJEnglish Russians appear to be moving away from Assad. It is time for ICJ to move in.
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    9:59 AM – 16 Sep 12 · Details

  16. 19h Huffington Post ‏@HuffingtonPost
    Netanyahu calls Iran containment policy ‘a new standard for human stupidity’ http://huff.to/RVfEF5
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    18h 1776 @1_776
    @HuffingtonPost @netanyahu This is where we need to help your neighbors go: http://ctamirisa.com/2012/08/28/ummah … , @ambassadororen @ikhwan
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    8:27 PM – 15 Sep 12 · Details

  17. 4m Mediaite ‏@mediaite
    Benjamin Netanyahu To NBC: Those Who Believe Iran Should Have Nukes ‘Set A New Standard For Human Stupidity’ (Video) http://mediaite.com/a/vcssr
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    1m 1776 @1_776
    @mediaite @netanyahu @ambassadororen @theelders Obama, Ahmadinejad And Realpolitik, http://ctamirisa.com/2010/04/14/obama-ahmadihejad-and-realpolitik/
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