September 15, 2011 | Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall
In the Iranian lexicon, one does not encounter the concept of the "Arab Spring." Instead, Iran has coined the term "Islamic awakening." In contrast to the perceived economic enfeeblement of the Western economies headed by the U.S., which constitute the bases of support for the "Zionist regime," Iran offers a substitute view of a new world order and an alternative, defiant Islamic agenda.