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To understand better the "Perplexity of Iran", one should read:
 "The Revenge of Geography", by Robert D. Kaplan is published with permission of STRATFOR
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جغرافیای تاریخی ایران
Historical Geography of Iran


About Perplexity of Iran:

Among many warmongering remarks, Prime Minister Tony Blair made a sensible comment once about Iran where he saw no end in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and war against terrorism, while the present regime in Iranian is in power. If that is so, then we should ask: what should be done? Unfortunately, there has been nothing on “the table” except war as far back as our memory will allow.

In this book an inexpensive and humane alternative is suggested.
This alternative solution is in the conclusion of the book after reviewing a brief history of the region.

The most significant point raised here is to reject the notion of the existence of a historic violent conflict between Shi'a and Sunni. However, emphasis is made about a two hundred year-old hatred and animosity between Wahhabi and Shi'a.
In other words, a proxy war between Wahhabi and Shi'a has been going on in the region and American troops could be regarded as bystander of this proxy war.


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