Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s brother Davoud said the US under Obama will follow in the footsteps of the Soviet Union.
Iranian Fars News reported:
Elder brother of Iran’s president, who is also among the country’s officials, predicted that the new US President, Barack Obama, will have the same fate that the last president of the Soviet Union experienced.
“The fate of the US President Barack Obama will be the same as the fate of former Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev,” Secretary of Iran’s Permanent Committee on Civil Defense Davoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday night.
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“Washington’s Militaristic policies ruined the United States’ reputation throughout the world and forced US officials to resort to the Obama scenario to improve their situation,” Ahmadinejad reiterated.
Years of the Soviet military build-up, at the expense of domestic development, ruined its economy and paved the way for its collapse in 1991.
While the US economy is witnessing one of its worst recessions in history, the Pentagon has requested $130 billion for missions overseas, including $65 billion for Afghanistan and $61 billion for Iraq.
Davoud may be on to something.
A couple more years of quadrupling the budget deficit would likely do it.