Who Says Iran Is Becoming Isolated in the Middle East?
Huffingtonpost / Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett
09-Aug-2010 (3 comments)

We have argued for some time that the policy debate about Iran here in the United States is distorted by a number of "myths" -- myths about the Islamic Republic, its foreign policy, and its domestic politics. We were reminded of this by Jim Hoagland's column Sunday in the Washington Post -- particularly the passage in which he chastises President Obama for citing sanctions "as the cause of unrest" in Iran. In Hoagland's view, this reading "does a disservice to the humanity of Iran's simmering revolt," which is playing the "dominant role in the popular uprising" that is taking place in the Islamic Republic. We certainly agree that the Obama administration is exaggerating the impact of sanctions, but it surpasses understanding that Hoagland is citing the Green movement as the cause of "unrest" and a "popular uprising" that is supposedly going on in Iran right now.

One of the more dangerous myths currently affecting America's Iran debate is the proposition that, through concerted diplomatic action, the United States can isolate the Islamic Republic, both regionally and internationally.


Answer: Only the ignorant

by IranMilitaryForum.net on

The results from this year's Arab Public Opinion Poll can hardly be comforting for those who want to believe that the Islamic Republic is becoming estranged from its regional neighbors and that Arabs are ready to stand side-by-side with Israelis to support military action (by Israel and/or the United States) against Iranian nuclear targets. The poll was conducted in late June and July in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon -- these countries were also included in the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project -- Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. With regard to the Iranian nuclear issue:



Iran has never been more isolated.

by پیام on

Things cost three or four times the price they used to cost. That's the price of isolation my hezbollahi friend.



by shushtari on

these two idiots are still yapping??


they should start packing their bags to join khayenei in syria, LOL!