Approximately fourteen months ago, I wrote a post “If world war III starts in Yemen and no one covers it, do you hear it fall?”, talking about the boiling over of tensions between the Iranian backed forces in the Middle East, and the rest, or what some term “moderate” factions.
Make no mistake, the entire situation that we are seeing, which unquestionably is the greatest immediate security threat to the US right now, is due almost entirely to the policy of appeasement that President Obama has engaged in since his first days in office.
There are the obvious sparks of his refusing to face up to the Iranian threat directly. More important was his appointment of an ambassador to Syria, ending a policy that had been followed by Democrat and Republican alike. Syria, responible for the assassination of the Lebanese President, Rafik Harriri, is the Iranian proxy in that area.
It is this that allowed the infiltration and now takeover of the Lebanese government by Hizbullah, the Iranian backed terrorist army.
Worse, the unrest in Egypt, which will clearly lead to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, is something I have been warning about for 20 years or more.
Shockingly, I’ve been discussing, questioning, this with Israeli officials and politicians the entire time.
The real danger of Egypt, as I’ve written here so many times, is that the US has funded the Egyptians to the tune of $2 Billion since the Camp David accords (thanks again Jimmy Carter) and the population is highly fundamentalist, as the recent murder of so many Coptic Christians highlights.
While it’s hard to predict exactly what will happen, I would not be surprised to see a fundamentalist regime in Egypt within the year.
As a side note, this is why the Israelis constantly insist on fundamental change in Palestinian attitudes as well as words from the leadership.
You sign treaties not with governments, or leaders, but with peoples. And for decades the Egyptian government has been airing the most vile anti semitic propoganda on state run television (the highest rated program in Middle East history remains the Egyptian government channels airing of a dramatization of the famed anti semitic forgery “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”.
The past months, from the radicalization of Turkey, with Obama doing nothing, to the revolution in Tunisia, to this, has highlited just how misguided, and impotent, is the Obama foreign policy, and foreign policy team.