THE EDITOR: Iran and Venezuela have certain things in common. They are both major exporters of oil, and they are both outside the control of US.
The US (and hence NATO) want control over the oil of both countries and will wage war for it if necessary. Without control over oil, the US economy, as well as the entire monetary system that keeps the West rich, would suffer unacceptable decline.
American sanctions on Iran prohibit China from buying Iranian oil. But China is not prepared to bend its knee to a US dictator and will resist any effort to prevent it from buying Iranian oil.
It seems that the time has come for that war for control over oil to be waged, and it would be a war of the oppressor that would be waged against people who resist oppression.
While some academics and politicians act differently, the Hindus, Christians and Muslims who preserve the integrity of their faith must resist the oppressor and stand with the oppressed. The time has now arrived for us to part company from those in our midst who support the oppressor.
IMRAN N HOSEIN via e-mail