The Defense Forces of Iranshahr
The martial philosophy of the Guarded Domains of Iranshahr would take inspiration from its past armies and military strategists, the martial traditions of East Asia, and those of the West. It can be said that the West has a military tradition of direct attack. Western warfare has consisted of heavy lumbering technologically advanced armies that are expensive but deadly, that crash into the enemy and obliterate them. This has been a constant in Western warfare, to crush one’s enemy, even if one’s own army is badly bloodied. This strategy continues and for the past three hundred years it has worked well against the rest of the World but it has major faults. Large standing armies with the latest, most expensive equipment can win wars but also become a wasted investment without war. Western culture ties itself to advanced ways of destroying but in order to support such massive military budgets, there must be wars to fight and economies to conquer. It must encourage war by selling the surplus weaponry to other nations. And with all its precision, such weaponry still destroys more than what is desired to destroy, namely civilians rather than militants. In the last two decades, Western technology has failed to stop the earliest form of warfare: asymmetrical
The Guarded Domains Model
The term “empire” is riddled with bad connotations because of the western model of empire. Imperialism is essentially a western innovation in which one racial group of people rules over other racial groups of people. Exploitation and the often violent process of homogenization are systematically forced upon those who are the subjected peoples. A desire for a centralized bureaucratic empire is very new and very much a product of European imperialism. This form of empire breeds racism and has created the problems of today’s world. Once these western empires crumbled, nation-states were created where they should not have been created. The ideas of nationalism and the need to dominate minorities are very much a legacy of Europe’s Imperial Age.
Latif Simorghi is an activist, blogger, and author.