I still remember having held a meeting in the year 1979 with the Iranian revolutionary delegation under the leadership of the present Imam Khamenei in Makkah. They were staying at Emarah Jiffali (the Jiffali building) at Shahrah e Ghazza in Makkah. I was a former and prominent student leader of Pakistan, and had recently joined my job as an Executive Pharmacist at a Saudi friend's retail chain. The Imam Khamenei spoke with me in Urdu instead of English. |
Though, they were soft spoken, but were hard in their ideological approach. The Shia Muslims brought processions in Makkah and had clashed with the Saudi police promoting their brand of the revolution. They chanted slogans against the U.S., Saudi monarch and Israel.
The next year, after my migration to the U.S., I heard the speech of President Carter over media in New York on the U.S. failed mission to get our hostages released from Tehran. The situation was tense between both the countries. Imam Khomeini, their spiritual and revolutionary leader, who always called for the destruction of America, Israel and Arab regimes, called the United States the “Big Satan”.
On the other hand, Iran remained the axis of evil so far we were concerned.
Today, that so-called "Big Satan" called by Imam Khomeini some 37 years back was the leader of the world to give concessions to Iran on changing her global stance.
Iran became recipient of that concession to rejoin comity of nations.
THE NET RESULT:
The United States and Soviets were jointly the super-powers of the world at the time of Iranian revolution.
Today, American exists as the ONLY SUPER POWER on world map.
America is at the giving end of concessions,
Iran is at the receiving end of concessions.
WHO WON, and WHO LOST in the past 37 years?
A LESSON FOR THE NATIONS ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST
The friendship with the United States should not be taken for a free ride. It is hard to earn, however most Arab nations, the state of Israel and Pakistan remain the most favored nations of the United States.
Please stay that way, instead of playing Ping-Pong in international politics.
Russians failed to save their favorites, the Saddam &Qaddafi, and would fail to save Assad of Syria.
The terrorist organizations like the Shiite Hezbollah, and Sunni Taliban should surrender their arms and change their ideology from terrorism to peace. Iran's 37 years of failed struggle against American made America stronger by the day.
IT'S A LESSON FOR HATE MONGERS AGAINST AMERICA.
LIBERTY, FREEDOM, COURAGE, DIVERSITY & RULE OF LAW HAS MADE AMERICA, THE ONLY SUPER POWER OF THE WORLD TODAY.
LONG LIVE PAKISTAN U.S. FRIENDSHIP.
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