The reality is that the US and Israel and their Western allies couldn’t care less who the President of Iran is; the Mullah’s actually run the country and it is the Mullah’s who provide the support, through whoever the Iranian people elect to be their President, to Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and the Israeli Arabs, and it is that which drives the propaganda and rhetoric against Iran.
Not unpredictably, the accusations are now flying thick and fast that Ahmadinejad’s overwhelming victory at the polls was as a result of voter fraud. Such accusations in the West are simply a knee-jerk reaction in an effort to counter what is an even bigger victory for Ahmadinejad; the massive propaganda boost he gets from having won the election so convincingly and proving himself to be such a populist President. The Western media in the lead-up to the elections pushed along the so-called ‘moderate’ that stood for election highlighting the massive rallies that supported the opposition ‘moderate’ candidate but failed to highlight the even bigger rallies that were held in support of Ahmadinejad, at least one being so big that it was considered wise for Ahmadinejad not to show up least it became a security risk, as if pushing the ‘moderate’ in the Western press was actually going to influence voters in Iran. The bottom line is; the Iranian people have shown their overwhelming support for Ahmadinejad and, in doing so, have also shown their support for the Mullah’s and the Palestinian and Arab cause against Israeli Zionism.
But, ultimately, nothing has changed as far as the Israelis and their Western allies are concerned. Iran, by its support of Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and the Arab Israelis, is still all that stands between the Zionists and the realisation of their dream of a Greater Israel. Iran’s continued and quite legitimate program to enrich uranium for use in power generation will remain the center of attention for the Israeli and Western right-wing propagandists attempt to demonise Iran with the Israelis hoping that they will be successful in convincing the world that Iran seeks nuclear weapons and is intent on using them against Israel. Such a threat will eventually become the excuse the Israelis need to attack Iran and bring about ‘regime change’ with the help of the US.
Since Obama became US president, the Israelis have been somewhat frustrated in their push to get the world to support an attack against Iran despite upping the tempo of their propaganda and rhetoric against Iran and Ahmadinejad and their so-called nuclear weapons program. Despite their unrelenting insistence that Iran, indeed, is seeking nuclear weapons, Israel has failed to provide the world with any evidence whatsoever that supports their claims. Even US support of these claims is now half-hearted with recent IAEA reports and US National Intelligence Estimates reports failing to find any hard evidence at all of a nuclear weapons program or evidence of enrichment beyond that needed for power generation.
The only benefit the Israelis have from an Ahmadinejad win is that they don’t have to start all over again to demonise a comparatively unknown new ‘moderate’ Iranian president; they can now simply can get on with demonising the one they already know so well with the hope that affairs in the Middle East might be so manipulated that there will arise just the excuse they need to attack Iran and their other enemies.
Ahmadinejad’s re-election to the Iranian presidency has changed nothing as far as the Israelis are concerned. However, his re-election by such a spectacular margin does demonstrate that, contrary to Western propaganda, Iran is still a proud Islamic nation that supports its president’s stand against Israeli and Western pressures and supports the Palestinian and Arab peoples fight against Zionist aggression and occupation.
Ahmadinejad and the hierarchy of the Iranian government have shown that they have the support of the Iranian people. While Israel and the neocons once believed it might be able to attack the Iranian government and trigger another Iranian revolution against the Mullah’s and the theocratic state, they now know that such an attack against Iran will serve only to galvanise the people of Iran against Israel in particular and the West generally.
Where will the Israeli and US propaganda spin head now? Watch out for accusations of collusion between ‘al Qaeda’ and Iran and increasing Iranian ‘interference’ in Afghanistan and Pakistan. There will be more stories emerging about Iranian support for Hamas and Hezbollah particularly with supplies of rockets and other armaments. The search for a casus belli to attack Iran will increase in pace and if Israel can’t find an excuse, be assured they’ll eventually create one.
Meanwhile, the Israelis and their right-wing Western allies are hoping that the disappointment of the supporters of the losing candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, will spill over into some kind of popular uprising against the government. No doubt agent provocateurs from Israel and their allies will be in Tehran doing all they can to stir unrest in the capital.