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Soft War Reasons Against Islamic Republic of Iran

 

 

The soft war versus the hard war means any kind of psychological warfare action and media propaganda which targets the society and induces the opposite side to accept the failure without making any military conflict.

The subversion, internet war, creation of radio-television networks and spreading the rumors are the important forms of soft war. This war intends to weaken the intellection and thought of the given society and also causes the socio-political order to be annihilated via the media propaganda.

At first, the soft war was designed and founded by the risk committee in the period of Cold War in 1970s and also by the collaboration of experienced managers and prominent masters of political sciences of CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and Pentagon.

This committee considered the soft war and disintegration from the inner side as the only way in order to defeat Eastern bloc by removing the hard war along with Gorbachev reforms, generation of glasnost and change in economical laws of the former soviet (perestroika). The Pentagon and CIA statesmen provided the causes of the soviet disintegration with doctrine strategies of control and war of media.

The Islamic Republic of Iran changed to an excellence power due to the territory’s expanse, increase in the population, benefiting by military facilities, excellent natural resources and geographic location in the Middle East. So, the political experts of Western countries believe that Iran cannot be annihilated by military attack anymore and the soft war and use of the techniques of psychological operation are the only way in order to overthrow the Islamic Republic system. At the present time, implementing the project of soft war against Iran is resulted from the expansion of hatred of America in the world that in the opinion of the heads of White House, the main center of this hatred and its expansion is Iran.

 

Techniques of America in Soft War Against Islamic Republic of Iran

The phenomenon of the soft war against the Islamic Republic of Iran is manifested in various forms such as the economical malady, creation of discontent in the society, establishment of non-governmental organizations, war of media, and psychological operation in order to show government as a weak state and also create cultural NATO. The elements of subversion use the present arenas in the society in order to reach their purposes; also, they try to create discord among the public opinion.

Some of the techniques used in the implementation of the projects includes the exploitation of tribal and national variety in Iran, increasing the civil disobedience in student gatherings and generation of Persian-speaking radio-television channels.

 

Reasons of Application of Soft Power Against Islamic Republic of Iran

The soft power is the capabilities of one country in the application of the tools like culture and moral values of the society which have indirect influence on the other present abilities and behaviors in the society. The purpose of this power is not political propaganda, but it includes intellectual discussions and general values.

However, its purpose is the public opinion in outside of the country at first and then its inside. The communication mass devices do not think about conveying the truth anymore, but they themselves make the facts. They do not think about the management of the public opinion; however they consider a media as a successful one that can move with the public opinion and get along with them.

We can point to a slow and continued movement in order to capture the public opinion by harmonious and collaborative media with people as the most important factors of having soft power.

 

 Cultural NATO; Other Face of Soft War

After the disintegration of the soviet in 1991 and the end of Cold War, America felt that it does not have a specific rival in the world. So, it tried to impose its domination on the countries of the world in various military, economical, cultural and political arenas. Thus, a cultural powerful set was needed that then, the cultural NATO came into existence indeed. The reasons of referring of America to the cultural NATO are as follows:

-The range of cultural NATO is the thought, idea and culture of nations, but the range of military NATO is the geographic borders of one or two countries.

-The policy of cultural NATO is to obtain the nation’s beliefs and trusts, but the purpose of military attack is to occupy the land and obtain the main economical resources and centers.

- The damages and losses are tangible and observable in the military function and hard war, and they are reconstructed by paying expenditures, but in the cultural NATO, damages and destructions are not tangible and they are not reconstructed easily.

- The function of cultural NATO is long-term, convenient and inexpensive, but the military NATO is short-term, troublesome and more expensive.

- The human losses especially in the front of holy defense under the title of martyrdom are valuable and permanent but, the minds and intellections are damaged in the cultural arena.

One of the purposes of cultural NATO is to put the national-religious culture of the societies on the margin so that it holds in hand the control of the world's affairs via the domination of its desires.

 

Plans of America to Operate Soft War Against Islamic Republic of Iran

- The inculcation of nuclear technology of Iran for being un-peaceful.

- The investment and creation of audiovisual media, propaganda networks in order to present a black and dangerous picture of Islamic Republic of Iran for the public opinion of the world such as the production and distribution anti- Iranian film named 300.

- The generation of media atmosphere concerning the interference of Iran in Iraq, Lebanon… as a country which supports Terrorism.

- Organizing the discontent concerning the subjects such as human rights, women rights and aggravation of trade and social exactions by some press and internal parties of Iran.

- Launching internet sites in order to perform media war.

- Biased analysis of the internal situation of Iran and creation of terrifying atmosphere, the existence of economical crisis and the problems resulted from it.

- Abusing the performance of some plans like the social security's proposal as a thing which limits women's freedom and rights.

- The creation of confrontation among the superior heads of Islamic system and inculcation of this matter that how many groups are doing the war of power in Islamic Republic and which group will be won or defeated?

 

Media War of America Against the Islamic Republic of Iran:

The media war is one of the most prominent aspects of soft war and new wars. The media war is the only war which continues informally even in peaceful situation and every country exploits via the use of media in order to reach its political purposes. The war of media continues among the radio and televisions, News Agencies, news channels and internet sites apparently. It is an aspect which demands the collaborative and close cooperation of military, political, security, media and propaganda parts of a country.

The plan of "Cultural NATO" which has been underlined and noted by the Supreme Leader, consists of the offensive line of the enemy and their effort in order to enter into the cultural, artistic and media arenas so that they deal to a black picture against Iran. The main purpose of cultural NATO is to destroy the unity and inseparable connection of the nation which has resisted and tolerated during the three decades with all pressures, shortcoming and imperfections.

In order to confront the soft war, having strategy is more important than having the power. So, it is necessary that the role of each governmental institution is determined and explicated and capability of the security organizations is reinforced in both internal and international arenas.

 

Other Ways of Confrontation

- Performance of thedeprived and frontier territories' development in various dimensions such as poverty, insecurity, inflation, unemployment, traffic

- Expansion of civil freedoms in the framework of the Constitution along with the necessary awareness in order to prevent the possible threats.

- Reinforcement of cultural and educational substructures.

- Control and supervision of non-governmental organization.

- Increase of security organization's capacities in the country with the nature of soft threats.

- Making administrative system of the country more effective.

- Employment of the elites in governmental and political institutions with the purpose of prevention from their attraction by an agonist coalition of the system.

 

Our Duty in Encountering the Soft War

Nowadays, it is necessary to use the soft power in order to keep the national interests and territorial integrity of the country. Also, protecting the country against the soft threat is vital.

Using the soft power for the territorial integrity, independence and national identity not only occurs in the condition of system's weakness, but also it is seen in the brilliant victories. So, the Supreme Leader has called the students, professors of universities and artists into the field in order to foil the threats of the enemy. The enemy uses a specific literature, i. e. "Showing the future dark" in the soft war and tries to fear and disturb the people and also makes tired the main forces via the creation of doubt and hesitation in the principles and accomplishments.

In order to foil this trick, the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution addressed the masters of universities and said, "It is not necessary that you mention the name of some people, but you should give the student hope so that they do not see the great accomplishments of the country as worthless and valueless".

 "Feelings" and "submissiveness" are used as the garnish of dangerous actions in the soft war. Meanwhile, those groups of young people who know riotous one's intentions due to having political watchfulness are in charge of an important duty. Thus, the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution reminded the responsibilities of the students and masters of universities by emphasizing on the student's duty as "the young officers" and masters as "the insider commanders of soft front".

The soft war is the scene of confrontation of big lies with the resolute facts. It is enough that the adherents of the right front become aware and do not be involved in this soft war, because the language of truth is always more effective than the language of idle.

 

Directives of the Supreme Leader

A) During the visit between the chief and representatives of Assembly of Experts

Visiting the chief and representatives of Assembly of Experts, the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution stated the positive and promising points of the Islamic system and its strength position and pointed to the complicated and expansive plans of enemy at the present condition. He emphasized on the necessity of watchfulness, insight, bravery of specific people and the elite and also maintenance of unity by making clear the various dimensions and main lines of the opponents of the system of Islamic Republic in the soft war.

Furthermore, he pointed to the change made in the plans of the opponents of the system parallel to the more strength and depth of the Islamic system's roots, adding that the Islamic system has three-year experience of confrontation which various challenges, but the plots and plans of the opponents have become more sophisticated in accordance with the system's advancements and complication of its accomplishments that the various dimensions and aspects of these plans must be recognized so that we can overcome them.

He knew the possibility of military war at the present time remote and reminded that the enemy has come to confront the Islamic system via a psychological warfare which is called soft war at this time and the purpose of the enemy is to change the positive points and the opportunities of the system into the weak points and threats in this war.

He underlined that the opponents of the system rush toward the trust, perception, willpowers, bases and backbone of a system and country via the use of many propaganda and communicative tools in the soft war that the way of confrontation with this matter requires the watchful and aware attendance accompanied by having policy in the middle of fighting's arena that such presence will have the divine help.

He pointed to the promising fields in the country, adding that the strong substructures and preparation of the country for a forwarding movement, the scientific remarkable achievements, the three-year experience of the system, the energetic and educated young generation who have self-confidence, and the documentation of the outlook which has determined the movement of the country's advancement until the year of 1404 are the prominent heights that the opponents of Islamic Republic want to change them into the weak points and disappointment via inducing a black diagram and dead end.

The Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution considered the effort for creating discord in various levels as another main lines of the enemy in the soft war and underlined that the sign of general unity and people's unanimity are observable nowadays and its excellent samples are the people's presence in Friday Prayer Of Ramadan, their expansive attendance in the demonstration of Qods Day and also their glorious attendance in Eid-e-Fetr prayer throughout the country; All of us should bow to this unity and try to stabilize it.

 

B) During the visit with the poets, educated people and those dealing with culture, art and literature

The Supreme Leader considered the recent incidents before and after the election in the country as the cause of manifestation of weak and positive points like a maneuver and in general he called it a great blessing. Explaining about the serious duty of people dealing with culture and art, he said an artistic and cultural human is in charge of a serious and important task of narrating the fact and "explication and dissemination" and he/she should try to understand the truth because the recognition of the arena and around of it and also distinguishing "aggressor from defender" and "friend from enemy" are difficult in the seditious incidents.

Furthermore, he considered the insight as the necessity of the determination and recognition of the arena and added that people dealing with culture and literature are a part of the glorious and continuous movement of the Islamic Revolution that should state whatever they understand as the fact with eloquence and fluency because we cannot move with the method of statesmen in the arena of culture and we should facilitate and resolve by making clear the facts.

The Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution knew the soft war as the today's fact and by pointing to his previous twenty year notification and statements reminded that when the human sees the equipment, alignment, opened wrathful mouth and pressed teeth with indignation against the Revolution, Islamic Khomeini and ideals of Islamic systems, he/she believes in the soft war, even though, some people do not see these matters.

The duty of cultural system in the soft war is to show the art with a suitable format perfectly and completely so that it becomes effective, he added.     

 

Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 12:46

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