Almost incredibly, one of the most important stories of the last century is getting no coverage in the American press. The Saudis resumed their bombing of Shiite rebels in Yemen yesterday.
These rebels are sponsored by the same folks who sponsor Hamas, Hezbullah and the insurgency in Iraq. That’s right, our favorite “little Hitler” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Iranians.
Now, this may be a surprise to you, but the fact that it is a surprise to our President, his foreign policy team, and the crack press we have here in the country, is truly frightening.
First, some new facts. As a result of the renewed bombing, the Iranians responded with two unprecedented moves this week. The first was to call for the overthrow of the Saudi monarchy.
The second is far more serious in the eyes of the Muslim world. They called for terrorist activity to disrupt the “Haj”. For those that don’t know, the Haj is the required pilgrimage that Muslims are supposed to make by visiting Mecca. You may have seen in the past the images of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Pilgrims in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, doing their revolutions. The idea of Muslims disrupting this most important rite of passage, not to mention calling for the deaths of fellow Muslims….
But what are the larger implications of what is happening? Well, this too, should be obvious, but apparently it isn’t to those in charge here in the US.
It has been the stated goal of the Iranian Revolution since it’s inception in 1979 to export it wherever and whenever it can. Now, this is a fundamental tenet of Islam anyway, and particularly of Shia Islam.
However, the Ayatollah took this to a new level. As we speak, Iran control an arc in the middle east extending from their own nation, to Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip, and now Yemen.
The Egyptians are desperately afraid of the Iranian influence in Gaza which is why have supported a blockade of their own, in addition to cutting off power and water.
The Jordanians are also worried, as Saudi Arabia has served as their buffer until now.
In fact, it was fear of the Iranian terrorist machine that cause the Saudis and Egyptians to meet with Bibi Netanyahu in advance of his first meeting with Obama. Not to mention having the Saudis agree to allow Israel to fly through their air space in order to reach Iran on a bombing mission
The dange of any action against Iran is multi pronged. The best that can be expected is a major disruption of the world’s oil supply. Can you imagine waiting on lines even longer than those of the 1970’s.
More catastrophically would be that the Iranians would unleash a major terrorist war using Hezbollah and Hamas in the forefront, of course, with Israel the main target.