Mullahs in Robes, Not Negotiators in Suits, Have Last Word in Iran; New Book iGuerilla Explains Islamist Mindset

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New book by John Sutherland on 21st century warfare with Islamists offers anaysis on mindset of Iranian negotiators


“The Shia view of the western world is clouded by contempt

Author John Sutherland, a retired US Army Lt. Colonel, and a Senior Operations Analyst for the Department of Defense outlined the workings of the Islamist world in his recently published book "iGuerilla, Reshaping the Face of War in the 21st Century." His analysis of the Shia world of Iran which he outlined in his book, concurred with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger that the Nuclear Agreement with Iran will lead to a proliferation of nuclear states in the Middle-East. “It is the competitive nature of the divided Islamic world of Shia and Sunni that will stimulate that proliferation,” says Sutherland, “and that competitive nature is fueled” by a passion that western politicians will never understand.”

And for the Agreement with Iran, “ Iran is a theocracy,” says analyst and author Sutherland. "The men in suits at the meetings report to men in robes and it is the men in robes that have an eye toward world domination. And to understand them, it is necessary to understand some aspects of Islamist thinking.”

Those aspects are character and mindset issues that Sutherland outlines in "iGuerilla," issues that were at work in the meetings in Geneva and not shared by the western negotiators. Sutherland writes of "taqiyya" a mental allowance founded by the Shia in Persia, now Iran, that makes it legal to lie to Infidels. Further issues of deception include "Kitmān" allowing for secrecy and concealment and "Ḥiyal" an allowance for deception and legal trickery. These traits allow Iranians to use ambiguous statements as political camouflage to conceal opposition and also includes oath-trickery or the formulation of ambiguous statements to be taken as an oath or promise that deliberately include loopholes. “The view of the Shia of the western world is clouded by contempt that allows for such practices,” Says Sutherland.

John Sutherland’s book "iGuerilla: Reshaping the face of War in the 21st Century" was published on June 25, 2015 by History Publishing Company and is available at Barnes and Noble, better bookstores and on

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Contact: Don Bracken, djb(at)historypublishingco(dot)com, 845-398-8161

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