Monday, November 25, 2013

Getting cranked up for a regional -- if not a world -- war.

It marks a victory for the Shia in their growing conflict with the Sunni Muslim Middle East. It gives substantial hope to Bashar al-Assad that he will be left in power in Syria. It isolates Israel. And it infuriates Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Kuwait and other Sunni Gulf States which secretly hoped that a breakdown of the Geneva nuclear talks would humiliate Shia Iran and support their efforts to depose Assad, Iran’s only ally in the Arab world.
In the cruel politics of the Middle East, the partial nuclear agreement between Iran and the world’s six most important powers proves that the West will not go to war with Iran and has no intention - far into the future - of undertaking military action in the region. We already guessed that when – after branding Assad as yet another Middle Eastern Hitler - the US, Britain and France declined to assault Syria and bring down the regime. American and British people – those who had to pay the price for these monumental adventures, because political leaders no longer lead their men into battle - had no stomach for another Iraq or another Afghanistan.
Could be, though, that the Israelis and the Saudis have other plans. "Officials: Israelis in secret trip to inspect Saudi bases. Could be used as staging ground for strikes against Iran."
See also: Arab nations silent on Iran nuclear deal.
"There is real fear that America is shedding all its responsibilities in the region, that our diplomacy has failed. We need to seek new alliances elsewhere," said the Saudi official.


Anonymous said...

The Saudi's are fooked. too lazy to fight on their own.
What army are they going to buy that could stand up to Iran?
The "royals" best get out now and get used to the weather in Geneva as the Revolutionary Guards will give them them czar treatment if they survive the conflagrations.
Supposing that the tiny nation of Israel, back to the sea and surrounded by mortal enemies on their front and sides, can upset the Persian Iranian empire without nuclear weaponry and an international coalition to divide the fighting fronts is a folly.
Bravo Barry, you've managed to undo a century of progress in under a decade. And, you get to keep the prize. Your racist anti-colonialism and failed presidency will be the subject of scholarly research and your children and great grandchildren will live in the shame of your sickness.

Anonymous said...

A death warrant for the State of Israel and the 8 million Jews who live there...


Much ado about nothing.....

Unfortunately, my crystal ball is still in the shop. But if certain forces do decide to preempt an Iranian bomb, you can bet it will instigate political and economic effects world wide.

CP said...


Short of another Crusade by a united Christendom against all the non-Christian forces in the Middle East, we have no business piddling around there, taking one side against another.

We should let them all fight it out, and if one side or another gets wiped out, that will be a net gain for us.

The real enemies of America are, and always have been, domestic.

Anonymous said...

Saudis and Israelis covertly working together!!?? "Dogs living with cats."
"Real wrath of G-d stuff."

Yes, indeed politics makes strange bedfellows.

B Woodman

Chaplain Tim said...

Drudge is using this picture as his headliner this morning. I wonder where he saw it?

Paul X said...

I have to laugh at all the fear-mongering about Iran. People wallowing in fear. The ruling class is still in control of a lot of minds it seems. The place we should worry about is a lot closer.