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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Iran's downfall

Asia Times has a fascinating article today about the decay of Iranian society... as indicated by the number of women who are turning to prostitution....
Wars are won by destroying the enemy's will to fight. A nation is never really beaten until it sells its women.

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These distasteful facts bear directly upon Iran's national decline, and the impulses that push the Iranian leadership toward strategic flight forward. Iran's plunging birth rate, I observed in essays past, will burden the country with an elderly population proportionately as large as Western Europe's within a generation, just at the point at which this impoverished country will have ceased to export oil. By 2030, Iranian society will collapse.

One does not have to destroy an opponent's military forces to defeat him. Russia collapsed without a single shot fired when Mikhail Gorbachev and his generals understood that they could not compete with Ronald Reagan's United States. The Islamic world also has been defeated, by a globalized economy in which the US dominates the top, and China blocks entry at the bottom. As the most urbane people of Western Asia, the Persians grasped the hopelessness of circumstances quicker than their Arab neighbors. That is why they have ceased to bear children. Iran's population today is concentrated at military age; by mid-century, today's soldiers will be pensioners, and there will be no one to replace them.

That is why it is folly to approach Iran as a prospective negotiating partner, and meaningless to offer the clerical government security guarantees, for the threat to its security arises from within. Once a people has determined to extinguish itself, nothing will prevent it from doing so. There is no doubt as to the demographic data, which come from the demographers of the United Nations. But it is one thing to read the statistics, and quite another to consider the millions of intimate decisions that together sum up to national suicide.
Read the whole thing.

3 Comments:

At 5:59 AM, Blogger M. Simon said...

This is a track back:

Jihadis Sell Out

Spengler at Asia Times looks at demographic collapse in Iran.

Wars are won by destroying the enemy's will to fight. A nation is never really beaten until it sells its women.

The French sold their women to the German occupiers in 1940, and the Germans and Japanese sold their women to the Americans after World War II.

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger Dave in Pa said...

The idea of Iran being locked in a demographic downward spiral is attractive and hopeful.

However, this isn't much of a recommendation: "There is no doubt as to the demographic data, which come from the demographers of the United Nations."

Are UN demographers uniquely competent and honest in that cesspool of incompetence and corruption on the East River?

If this population data had other credible sources, I'd like it even better. Does anyone have any other pertinent information on Iran, demographics or otherwise?

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Bisaal said...

It seems unlikely that Iran is merely waging war now to stave off pension crisis in 2040,
as splenger maintains.

 

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