|The 12th Imam|
Yeah, I know, it's all about democracy in the Middle East. Hillary, Barack, and the rest of the left wing arm of our government will try to sell us this. Even they don't understand the dangers coming when "democracy" arises in Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere. The real story will be when the various dictators and rulers are removed. Then a new agenda will arise from the well-organized fundamentalist groups seeded throughout the region who are supported, funded, armed, and often led in the field by the Iranians.
In Iraq, the country in which we established the first real democracy in the Middle East, the Mahdi Army, led by fanatical cleric Muqtada al Sadr, is the arm of the Iranians. Al Sadr has spent many of the last few years going back and forth from Iran to Iraq, learning from the Iranians and waiting in the shadows for his moment. Remember that Babylon is very important to the Islamic last days.
In Lebanon, the Iranian-supported group is Hezbollah, led by Hassan Nasrallah. If the Syrian government falls, Hezbollah will try to move in to take advantage of the chaos.
In the Palestinian areas it is Hamas, a terrorist group funded and armed by the Iranians via Syria via Hezbollah.
Then there is Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen, and the ultimate Islamic prize, Saudi Arabia. The Muslim Brotherhood, whose spritual leader Shaykh Yusuf al Qaradawi has called for the destruction of Israel, has a presence in all these countries. Yes, Iran helps them too.
We have only begun to see the edges of the firestorm that will soon engulf the Middle East. In the end, the real ultimate prize is Israel. That tiny country must feel like it is treading water in a school of sharks.
Too bad Israel's former best friend, the United States, isn't providing them much moral support at such a critical time in their history.
Charles M. Grist