Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Iranian Guccis scream "death to Russia"

Check out this al-Jazeera report:

Does anybody in Iran seriously think that Russia's stance towards the Iranian Gucci Revolution can influence the outcome of the struggle for power in Iran?

Of course not.

Sure, Russia sells technology and weapons to Iran, but such contracts are dwarfed by the oil contracts many other countries signed with Iran. So what is the big deal here?

The big deal is, of course, that the top Guccis are all actively courting the rabidly russophobic regimes in the USA and Israel, while the "street-level" demonstrators have clearly fully absorbed the anti-Russian propaganda of the West. "Death to Russia" is not so much an expression of grievances (real or imagined) towards Russia's policies, as it is a kind of oblique "pledge of allegiance" to the USraelien empire and its political agenda.