- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 10, 2011
- 13 Comments
- Iran, Israel, nuclear, revolution, war
Sections of the far-Right in the Israeli government and US administration as well as some western states have started threatening war on Iran over the nuclear issue. The Islamic regime has in turn threatened back. War or any Israeli government military action will only benefit the most reactionary elements in the west and Israel on the one hand and Islamism on the other. It’s the populations at large which will lose – from the people of Iran to those in Israel, Palestine and Syria amongst others.
In addition to the tragic human costs of any such action, it will militarise the political climate and adversely effect the struggles and revolution of the people of Iran against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the people of Syria against Asad, and the Israeli people’s movement for social justice.
Threats of war also encourage the nationalist-Islamic right-wing opposition in Iran and elsewhere. In this midst there are those that date to defend the Islamic regime of Iran under the guise of being anti-war.
Threats of war must be condemned as must any attempt to defend the regime.
It’s not rocket science. You can condemn nuclear weapons, including those of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and war on Iran at the same time and instead side with the people of Iran in their demand to overthrow the regime – not via war and sanctions or regime change from above – but with their own hands and their own revolution.
The overthrow of the regime is not only a precondition for a free and equal society but also a precondition for the end of war and the nuclear bomb.
The Worker-communist Party of Iran has issued a press release on this in Persian, which you can read here.