Iran Has Discovered Huge Deposits of Lithium: Let The Wars Begin
Iran is in the eye of the storm.
Always has been.
When oil was discovered in what used to be known as Persia, the multi-national which became known as British Petroleum, was incorporated.
Iranian oil was the reason why Great Britain along with the allied forces in the first world war were able to defeat the Germans.
But as the age of empire gave way to the age of self determination and Persians became Iranians, they wanted full control of their destiny.
The Brits were understandably miffed by this and collaborated with the Americans in orchestrating a coup d’etat against its nationalist leader- Mohamed Mossadegh.
The ill feeling of the Iranian people against the west never went away.
Iran acted in tandem with its neighbours in the aftermath of the Yom-Kippur to set oil prices, which had the worst imaginable effect on Britain and America in the early 1970s.
And when the right moment came to exact its revenge, the Iranian people took matters to hand by revolting against the western puppet — Shah of Iran — who subsequently fled from the country, with Ayatollah Khomeini returning from exile to rule.
Ayatollah Khomeini’s time in charge was characterized by the wars which he fought against the Iraqis and the fatwa which was issued against the British writer, Salman Rushdie, when he wrote the explosive book, the Satanic Verses.
Unlike its great foes in the Middle-East, Iran has managed to stay afloat and has been able to flex its muscles on the global stage, much to chagrin of Israel and the United States of America.
And what do I mean by this?
Its nuclear weapons.
The fact that another country besides Israel has nuclear weapons in the most unstable region in the world has been the greatest source of consternation to the America and the world’s policeman has done everything within its capability to neutralize this threat.
And it’s failed thus far.
But it hasn’t been all plain sailing for Iran.