Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sunni Delight

The threat, bluster and economic warfare now being mobilised against Iran by the West is delighting both the Sunni dominated middle east and Wahabbi Saudi Arabia. To get the west to go to war against the most powerful remaining Sh'ia force in the region whilst keeping their own hands clean suits the remaining despots very nicely indeed. And the west, as gullible and myopic as ever, seemingly having learned nothing from Iraq, is heading straight into catastrophe. 


Far better to call in all those favours from Israel and have that belligerent little nation act as the west's proxy; the animus between Israel and Iran is widely understood, the fight would be a fair one and Sunni chauvinism would be blunted by a Sh'ia 'champion' in the arena with their widely-loathed common enemy. We would, of course, keep Israel plentifully supplied with arms (to the benefit of our own industry), albeit discreetly, and guarantee the integrity of Israel's pre-1967 border. But that's all.   

6 comments:

cuffleyburgers said...

Raedwald - I am sure it hasn't escaped you but the logic of a war in the middle east can be summed up on two words - Election Year.

Call me cynical...

Demetrius said...

Fifty years ago an Iraqi told me that the future was Ba'athism and urged me to consider it. I wonder what happened to him. Perhaps it should be given another try in Iraq.

Chris Morriss said...

I'm certainly no fan of Israel, (nor them of an unclean goy like me), but your approach does indeed seem like a cunning plan.

Andrew said...

Surely it's far better not to go to war at all.

James Higham said...

They are heading into catastrophe but I think with eyes wide open. They've factored in the result.

Anonymous said...

The MSM and the vast majority of Brits simply don't appreciate the deep, abiding and murderous hatred between the Sunnis and the Shias.

I don't think it's OTT to say that the Wahabbist Saudis hate the Shias far more than the Israelis (People of the Book, like the Christians) - the Iranian Shias are viewed as an heretical abomination to be eliminated if they can get away with it - prominent Saudis have repeatedly used strong Arabic insults when referring to Iranian pilgrims to Mecca.

Whatever... though - the present EU and US policies are brittle and largely counter-productive posturing. Dangerous though, very dangerous.