Thursday, July 07, 2011

Mehr (Iran): "Muslims can control world’s economy through strategic bottlenecks"

If this is just about blocking sea-passages, what is all this business about "superior geopolitical, geostrategic and geo-economic conditions"?
Former IRGC commander said on Wednesday that Muslim countries can dominate the world’s economy through strategic bottlenecks.

Major General Yahya Safavi stated that the Islamic countries are located on both sides of these strategic bottlenecks, which “we call unavoidable passages,” and that their superior geopolitical, geostrategic and geo-economic conditions have provided them with best opportunities.

“About 80 percent of the world’s trade is done through maritime navigation and the ships have to pass through these strategic bottlenecks,” he noted.

“The same case is true even with military issues,” he said, adding that during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the U.S. dispatched over 200,000 troops to Iraq through the sea and through the very same strategic waterways.

He went on to say that the United States claims it has the world’s best army, while the main part of its military and power lies in its Navy.

Thus, this feature has made the U.S. vulnerable to Muslim nations, thanks to the Islamic countries’ control over the strategic waterways.
We also learn today at Mehr that "Ahmadinejad opposes separation of sexes at universities":
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written separate letters to Science, Research, and Technology Minister Kamran Daneshju and Health Minister Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi, urging them to take measures necessary to prevent the implementation of the plan to separate the classes of male and female students at universities.

He also described the plan as “unwise”.

The president also called on both ministries to refrain from indiscriminate retiring of university professors until the relevant bylaw is ratified.
And then proceed with all the indiscriminate retiring?

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