The New Persian Empire

(Washington Times) Clifford D. May - Iran's rulers have been aggressively spreading their Islamic Revolution and constructing what can only be called a new Persian Empire. The U.S. is playing a key role in the defeat of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, but if the territories taken from the Islamic State are bequeathed to Iran, American troops will have served as Iran's expeditionary forces. Ayatollah Khomeini wrote in his 1970 book Islamic Government: "We have set as our goal the world-wide spread of the influence of Islam." Over time, he expected Iran to become so powerful that "none of the governments existing in the world would be able to resist it; they would all capitulate." Iran's rulers represent a cause, the fulfillment of "a dream of imperial rule." If the U.S. does not stop them, no one else will stand in their way. The writer is president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2017-09-29 00:00:00

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