It is no surprise that the mullahs of Iran have greatly exaggerated their capabilities and raised false mobilizing slogans since their revolution in 1979, as this is an essential part of their strategy in maintaining unity and ideological alignment with their followers and supporters inside Iran.
Moral mobilization plays a very important role in inflaming feelings and emotions against those the mullahs describe as the enemies of the revolution, especially the “Great Satan,” the United States, whose relationship with the mullahs is one of the most important examples of disinformation and political deception that overshadows the behavior of Iranian leaders in general.
He said that “Iran defeated the United States without paying a heavy price,”... and that his country “possesses the necessary military capabilities to defeat the United States in any military conflict(!)”
Within the framework of this false political atmosphere the mullahs surround themselves with, it is possible to understand the content of their political rhetoric, sometimes pathetic, and sometimes ridiculous, including the recent statements of General Hossein Salami, Commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the Iranian Shura Council. He said that “Iran defeated the United States without paying a heavy price,” noting that “the option of war against Iran is not currently on the table”, and that his country “possesses the necessary military capabilities to defeat the United States in any military conflict(!)”
This type of demagogic leader is common in the world, and many countries have been afflicted by them in the past and present. Most of them live with illusions of power, greatness and vanity, and while some of them realize the reality of power balances with others, they all survive on exporting deception and illusion to their people for reasons related to failure in politics, planning, and development, and in seeking justifications for this failure. In both cases, the people receive nothing except lying and deceit! READ MORE