In Syria, an ancient game is being played – with people, countries and strategic goals as pawns.
Mark Langfan, Chairman, Americans For a Safe Israel 13/04/17 14:25
When you boil Syria down to its principal players, there are only three: Russia, the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. With Assad’s chemical attack, people have been misdirected from the reality by blaming the powerless Assad. But Assad doesn’t move without direct Iranian permission. So, the real question is why did Iran launch a chemical weapons attack?
The answer is simple: Iran desperately needs Russia and the United States to get into a hot war in Syria so as to enable Iran to pick up the shattered pieces. In contrast, the United States and Russia desperately need each other to defeat Iran’s waxing neo-Safavidic Empire from stretching from Iran to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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Russia and the United States urgently need each other to thwart Iran’s scheme to control the Middle East. It is in both Russia’s and United States’ worst strategic interests to allow Iran to become the colossus of the Middle East. Syria is big enough for Russia and the United States to find a modus vivendi and live with each other, allowing each to achieve strategic goals. Russia and the United States have a mutually exact goal – both aim to defeat the ISIS Sunni Caliphate and the Iranian Shiite Imanate. To defeat both Islamic radical terror threats requires Russia and the United States to work together, and not fight each other. In the current war against both Sunni and Shiite radical Islamic terror, the United States and Russia are critically necessary for one another as allies, not inimical enemies.
DAWA – New Word for Enemy of Western Civilization
Although Donald Trump has said that US relations with Russia may be at “an all-time low”, when we look at the overall picture, we must be influenced by the words of the “bravest woman in the world“, Aayan Hirsi Ali. She admonishes us not to be distracted by acts of terror and other symptoms of the movement towards political Islam and implores us to see the overall picture – the Sunni Caliphate, Shiia Imanate – the movement towards Dawa!
Dawa, Ms. Hirsi Ali explains, is “conducted right under our noses in Europe, and in America. It aims to convert non-Muslims to political Islam and also to push existing Muslims in a more extreme direction.” The ultimate goal is “to destroy the political institutions of a free society and replace them with Shariah.” It is a “never-ending process,” she says, and then checks herself: “It ends when an Islamic utopia is achieved. Shariah everywhere!”
As a solution, Ms. Hirsi Ali “proposes a right not to tolerate the intolerant”. She maintains that “Congress must give the president – this year, because there’s no time to lose-the tools he needs to dismantle the infrastructure of dawa in the U.S.”
Dawa has become an existential menace to the West, she adds, because its practitioners are working overtime to prevent the assimilation of Muslims into Western societies. “It is assimilation versus dawa.”
If Ms. Hirsi Ali is to be believed, and we lean in that direction, the West should be working together to identify and do battle with this most potent and dangerous of enemies. Our civilization depends on it.