Hassan Abbasi has emerged as Ahmadinejad’s chief strategic guru – also know as “the Kissinger of Islam.” He thinks he’s “playing chicken” with the U.S.
According to Abbasi, “the Western powers, especially the United States, still wield immense military and economic power that looks formidable on paper.’ But they are unable to use that power because their populations have become ‘risk-averse.’
’The Western man today has no stomach for a fight,’ Abbasi says. ‘This phenomenon is not new: All empires produce this type of man, the self-centered, materialist, and risk-averse man.’”
Abbas “has described Britain as ‘the mother of all evils.’” In a recent lecture he claimed that the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and the Gulf states were all “children of the same mother: the British Empire.”
As for France and Germany, they are “countries in terminal decline”, according to Abbasi. “Once we have defeated the Anglo-Saxons the rest will run for cover,” he said.
Amir Taheri has an excellent piece on Arab News.