Apparently Russia, Syria & Iran are the new “axis of evil” because they fight terrorism. Mine are USA, Israel & Saudi because they support it
“Time” just declared Russia, Iran and Syria the new “Axis of Evil”
17 August, 2016
Looks like the U.S. and its allies have a new “axis of evil” in the Middle East: Syria, Iran and Russia. The growing pro-Moscow alliance got a big boost Tuesday after Iran allowed Russia to fly its bombers from one of its bases to attack rebels in Syria.
In the aftermath of Sept. 11, relations between the United States and Iran seemed — remarkably — to be warming up, as Iran quietly offered support for the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan. In November, Secretary of State Colin Powell shook hands with the Iranian foreign minister, Kamal Kharrazi, at the U.N. headquarters in New York City — a simple yet historic gesture that seemed the most tantalizing hint of rapprochement between the U.S. and Iran since the Islamic revolution and the hostage crisis in 1979…
But on Jan. 29, 2002, in his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush branded Iran and its “terrorist allies” as part of “an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.” And on Jan. 31, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice summed up the administration’s position on Iran. “Iran’s direct support of regional and global terrorism,” she said, “and its aggressive efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction, belie any good intentions it displayed in the days after the world’s worst terrorist attacks in history.”
Since this dramatic turnabout, press reports have tried to piece together the trail leading from the Powell-Kharrazi handshake to the “axis of evil” speech…