Sunni Islamism - Like a pack of hapless jackals!
The latest release of Wikileaks documents points to Arab leaders urging the United States to use military force against Iran to curb their nuclear ambitions. The leaked documents broadcast a gritty, revealing inside look at the belly of the sunni islamist beast. How generous of Arabs to offer up the lives of U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel who would have been the tip of the spear for any U.S. attack on Iranian nuke facilities.
I just can't help but find it laughably ironic that the Saudi's (once again), come begging to the heathen infidel to protect them from the competing, but subordinate version of islamism, that is such a threat to sunni islamists. The Saudi's are like a crack addicted street prostitute running to the police for protection from her pimp.
I'm reminded of the opening scene from Saving Private Ryan: the GI's portrayed by Tom Hanks and his squad are assaulting the German bunker positions on the cliffs – a flame thrower is discharged into a bunkered gun position. The scene cuts away to a soldier on the beach who watches as enemy soldiers are thrown out of the bunker in flames and tumble down the hillside. The soldier shouts out to the men under his command, "Let 'em burn".
The most strident language might have come from Saudi's King "show me the money" Adbullah, one of our "Best Friends in the Arab World".
Yeah, you gotta love our dear friends in the oil-soaked cardhouse of Saud with their "King" standing outside holding lit matches. But hey, they're just keepin' it medieval for God, and he's droppin' the pimp talk straight up bad.One cable described how Saudi's King Adbullah often urged a U.S.-led attack against Iran to "cut off the head of the snake" and cripple its nuclear weapons program, which Saudi officials and other fear could touch off a frightening nuclear arms race in the region.
Arab state controlled media has been doing damage control and soft-peddling as best they can but the damage has been done.
One message said Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa — whose nation hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet — "argued forcefully for taking action to terminate their (Iran's) nuclear program, by whatever means necessary. That program must be stopped. The danger of letting it go on is greater than the danger of stopping it."Another quoted Zeid Rifai, then president of the Jordanian senate, telling a U.S. official that the options are to either "bomb Iran, or live with an Iranian bomb. Sanctions, carrots, incentives won't matter."Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince in the UAE's emirate of Abu Dhabi, called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "young and aggressive" and believed "this guy is going to take us to war. ... It's a matter of time."Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak was described as referring repeatedly to Iranians as "liars" and denouncing them for trying to export a Shiite "revolution" across the mostly Sunni Muslim Middle East.
I'm sure we're all feeling a bit queezy at this point—unless you're into this sort of bizarro Dark Ages hatred—so let's bring it on home:
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times – the sunni and shiite tribes despise each other.
My first reaction after reading through the Arab worlds' so-far unsaid panic is that I'm all for a full-blown internecine killfest between these two groups of hateful nutbars from the seventh century. God knows they deserve each other. May the best oxygen-wasting band of degenerates win—and then lose. I just need a bracing dose of reality such that the world economy would take a dive and we'd all be negatively affected. But if there's a way it wouldn't cost me...