NNC's Iman Soleimani conducted
this and earlier interviews. Each raised major world issues.
NCC is one of Iran's largest media operations. It works collaboratively
with major TV and News services.
Questions and answers are below. Editing was done as needed. Final comments
NNC: Why will Obama appoint a new Secretary of State? Do US foreign policy
issues alone matter? Is personal character considered?
Clinton wants to step down. She'll likely leave early next year. Candidate
choices reflect personal preferences and political reality.
Susan Rice looked like top choice. She and Obama are longtime friends
and cohorts. They ally in imperial crimes. She matches Clinton's bullying,
bluster and arrogance.
Both deplore peace, nonviolence, and social justice. They're pro-war,
contemptuous of rule of law principles, and brazenly anti-democratic.
They represent wrong over right. They're war criminals multiple times
over. They're indifferent to human suffering. They disgrace America and
Rice's abrasiveness made more enemies than allies. She gives diplomacy
a bad name. She's an embarrassment to legitimate governance. She's one
of America's worst ever envoys.
Sticking with her assured a nasty Senate fight. Obama wants it avoided.
He's got bigger fish to fry. He's planning full-scale war on Syria. Iran's
on his target list. So is Hezbollah in Lebanon.
He plans four more years of war and much more. He and Republicans agreed
to destroy social America. They'll do it incrementally over the next decade.
Hard won benefits will be eroded and eliminated.
At issue is greater wealth for corporate America and super-rich elites.
It's also about permanent imperial wars. America's most disadvantaged
and middle class will suffer most.
The nation is being third-worldized. Full-blown tyranny is a hair's breath
away. It could arrive any time. It'll violently confront resisters. Imperial
rogues tolerate no opposition.
Washington's no different from the rest. Wrapped in the American flag
conceals hardline destructive policies.
Kerry is odds on favorite for Secretary of State. He'll sail through Senate
confirmation. He's no better than Rice. His less confrontational style
hides his imperial agenda.
Clinton wants planning time for 2016. She hopes to be America's first
woman president. If successful, she may exceed the worst of Obama. He
outdid George Bush. He's got four more years to continue waging war on
Clinton's style reflects bullying, bluster and imperial arrogance. She's
contemptuous of rule of law principles and democratic values.
She abhors peace and stability. She favors violent confrontation and wars.
She and likeminded officials want all independent governments replaced
by pro-Western puppets.
She's a war criminal multiple times over. She's arguably America's most
shameless ever secretary of state.
She's clearly the most brazen. Her language and attitude exceed the worst
of Cold War rhetoric.
Her take-no-prisoners thinking, character, and demagoguery reveal a woman
addicted to self-aggrandizement and diktat authority.
She relishes death, destruction, and war spoils. She wants her piece of
the pie. She's indifferent to human suffering. She's a monument to wrong
She's a disgrace and embarrassment to her country, position and humanity.
Many others in Washington on both sides of the isle reflect likeminded
No matter who hold State or other top cabinet posts, US policy stays unchanged.
It's hardline, imperial and ruthless. It threatens humanity. Unless stopped,
it may end it in mushroom-shaped horror.
Warrior states usually overreach. They become victims of their own extremism.
Given today's super-weapons, they can end up destroying the world to control
it. The possibility is real and frightening.
NNC: How might Kerry differ from Clinton on EU, Russia and China policies?
Each reflects the other. Their style alone differs. Policies remain unchanged.
Confrontation with Russia and China appear possible. It's hard imagining
America wants war. Anything ahead can happen. Events at times spin out
China calls enhancing America's Asian footprint highly provocative.
Russia feels the same way about offensive US missiles near its borders.
It's furious about Washington wanting super-weapons. It seeks them for
unchallenged global dominance. It wants enough power to bully the rest
of the world into submission.
What it plans can't be tolerated. Hopefully it won't be.
Russian and Chinese views on Syria and Iran differ greatly with Western
countries. Will either nation or both draw red lines? Will they clearly
say full-scale intervention against Syria won't be tolerated?
Will EU countries support US policies they think reckless? The fullness
of time alone will have final say on these and other major issues.
Next year could be defining. At stake is whether things will spin violently
out of control, or will moderates prevail. It's unclear what's most likely.
At this time, hawks have control. Whether they'll keep it remains to be
NNC: Is there any relationship with new State leadership and placing more
importance on East Asian foreign policy?
Months ago Obama announced foreign policy emphasis on two major areas
- the Middle East and East Asia. More recently, North Africa came more
Obama may ask Congress for war on terror funding against Mali, Nigeria,
and Libya. At issue is solidifying control over regional resources.
Perhaps other regional countries will be targeted. Obama's warmaking appetite
is insatiable. It exceeds all his predecessors and then some.
He's already waging multiple direct and proxy wars. His rhetoric about
winding them down rings hollow. He wants to make the most of the next
four years. He governs like a serial killer. At State, expect Kerry to
offer full support.
NNC: What will be Kerry's dominant approach? Will he prioritize soft or
hard policies, or perhaps both?
He'll differ from Clinton only in style. His rhetoric may be less hardline.
His approach may be softer. He'll avoid operating like Rice.
Her abrasive gives diplomacy a bad name. Winning back friends she alienated
may be stressed. Her contempt for sound policy needs rectifying.
Some call her and Clinton war goddesses. They never met conflicts America
waged or planned they didn't support. Kerry's much the same. Fundamental
policy stays unchanged. Style alone will give false reassurances.
Follow policy measures. Ignore rhetoric. Real time events matter. Language
discussing them disguises plans and strategic goals. They reflect America's
Kerry won't change it. He'll continue destructive policies. He won't disappoint
imperial planners depending on him. Humanity has much to fear.
A Final Comment
Washington wages wars multiple ways. Hot ones rage abroad. Political ones
bully and/or bribe governments to accede to US demands. Class war targets
Bipartisan agreement years ago began destroying America's social contract.
Safety net protections are being eroded en route to eliminating altogether
in their present form.
Bedrock Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and public pensions are threatened.
Death by a 1,000 cuts is planned. Both sides of the isle agree. Grand
bargain betrayal looms.
Neither party worries about debt or deficits. Saying so is duplicitous
doublespeak. Obama, most Democrats, and Republicans want corporate friends
and super-rich elites protected.
Obama was hand-picked for what no Republican leader would dare try on
his own. Lies repeated ad nauseam claim no alternatives exist.
Safety net cuts are essential, they claim. Ordinary people least able
to afford them will be hit hardest. Imagine political leaders tolerating
near record levels of poverty, unemployment, homelessness and hunger.
Imagine force-fed austerity when stimulus is needed. Imagine decades of
transferring public wealth to bankers, war profiteers, other corporate
favorites, and super-rich elites already with too much.
In the 1980s, it was Reaganomics, trickle down, and Thatcherism. In the
1990s, it was shock therapy. Today it's austerity. Duplicitous fiscal
cliff doublespeak conceals what's really going on.
Predatory capitalism wants a bigger piece of the pie. Decline replaced
prosperity. Millions suffer. Living standards deteriorate. America is
no longer fit to live in. Financial war rages. Venal politicians support
it. Bad economic policies reflect bad politics.
Social programs improve lives. Prosperity produces jobs. When people have
money they spend it. Cutting back when stimulus is needed is madness.
For most people it's the worst of all possible worlds.
Money power in private hands and democracy can't co-exist. It runs America.
It wants things its way. Growing human needs go unaddressed. Washington
is corporate occupied territory. Bankers turned the nation into a kleptocracy.
It's a Ponzi scheme writ large.
Predatory bankers make serial killers look good by comparison. They're
more dangerous than standing armies. Their business model is grand theft.
It creates crises. It facilitates financial terrorism and debt entrapment.
Bankers make money by stealing it. Doing so fails long-term. Grand theft
economic policies don't work. Benefitting America's 1% at the expense
of all others assures the worst of times for people most in need.
Both parties agreed to grand bargain betrayal. It won't be pretty when
it arrives. Ordinary people will have three choices. They can either suffer,
leave or revolt.
Impossible to tolerate pain may become uncontainable rage. People grin
and bear it only so long. Fighting back is the only chance for change.
Key is mobilizing it to make a difference. Perhaps it's only a matter