As the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Republic approaches, Washington's Captain Ahab-like obsession with Iran grows ever deeper. "Possessed by all the fallen angels", Ahab's chief mate could not shake his captain's fixation on The Whale.
The faction of the incumbent government is on the brink of collapse, despite the victory over the Islamic State. On 12 May, the first parliamentary elections were held since the victory over terrorists. The elections in Iraq are led by Shiite clerics led by Muqtada al-Sadr and the pro-Iranian alliance.
The great Western media showed to the world the recent protests and street demonstrations in various cities of Iran as a general revolt against established power and motivated by the noblest of reasons: misery.