By Stephen Lendman
The US has been doing everything it can since Iran’s revolution ending a generation of US-installed fascist tyranny since 1979. For over 40 years, the US has done all it can to undermine Iran in all ways possible.
As bad as things have been by US policies against Iran the Trump regime exceeded the worst of its predecessors. Since Trump came to office in January 2017 he’s thrown everything in the world at Iran, trying mainly to immiserate its people. That’s what the sanctions are all about.
The sanctions do nothing to harm, sanctions on any country do nothing to harm the ruling authorities. They do a great deal of harm to the country’s economies. They mostly harm the people, ordinary people of the country, and the aim of the sanctions is to make ordinary people suffer, thinking they’ll rise up against the ruling authorities and do America’s dirty work for it, but it never turns out this way.
In all the years or decades or whatever that the sanctions have been imposed by the US or other countries on other nations, I think always failed.
There was only one example, one exception, and the one exception was South Africa and apartheid, and there was a lot that went into that. Apartheid ended really but it formally ended but it continued anyway in a new form, but that was the only time that sanctions had any effect on changing a government in power.
Every other time especially US sanctions against Iran, Russia, China Venezuela, and North Korea, it never did a thing to change policy, except to harm the people of the country, and their economies.
The US is preventing Iran from getting vaccines to treat COVID.
Why US vaccines are hazardous
Well, number one, COVID is another form of seasonal flu, influenza. Doctors will say, knowledgeable doctors will say, and knowledgeable scientists that anybody healthy does not need to take a vaccine. Absolutely, nobody should touch a US vaccine. They’re highly toxic and dangerous to human life, human health and welfare, to human life as well.
Vaccines usually take eight to 10 years to develop. Rush development in the US has taken that timeframe and compacted into about six to nine months, cutting corners, using rigged samples of individuals to come up with a high rate of effectiveness, an artificial high rate of effectiveness.
All these vaccines are very dangerous. The only COVID vaccine I know about — it may be the best of the lot — it was what Russia developed. Why? Because Russia worked on its vaccine for many years, many years, so the result it came up with called Sputnik Five is easily the safest in the world. It certainly is worlds apart different from the hazardous US vaccines. Stay away from them. Nobody should touch them.
Iran shouldn’t want anything to do with them but Russia is there to help. And its Sputnik vaccine is being manufactured. Probably the demand is greater than the supply. But Russia could help Iran by supplying its Sputnik Five vaccines, and that’s the source Iran should turn to for help, certainly not the US for anything and the US will not give Iran any help at all. Didn’t before Trump came to power, didn’t under him, and under Biden-Harris, I expect much of the same thing.
It’ll be wrapped in new rhetoric, whatever, but it’ll still be a very hostile policy against Iran. The same policy is used by the US against all countries they do not control. That’s the issue. The US does not control Iran so that’s the reason the US is hostile toward the country.
It’s also to neutralize Israel’s main regional rival. But of course, Iran is very hydrocarbon-rich, oil and gas and the US want its grubby hands controlling those resources.
All those things are the reason why the US is so hostile towards Iran. Will it succeed? No. If it hasn’t succeeded in over 40 years, it never will again. One day, Iran will be rising more than it is now and the US, as it deserves, will end up again where it belongs, in history’s dustbin.
Stephen Lendman, born in 1934 in Boston, started writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.
Source: Press TV website.