With all the turmoil going on in the Middle East as of late I have to wonder as to the timing and ultimate impact that the impending overthrow of local governments will have on western powers.
One thing is for certain. The region is going to change radically over the coming months. The question is which direction this change will take. Democratic leadership would certainly bode well for the US while a move in the direction of Islamic extremism would not. Somewhere in the background of all this lurks Iran, who has recently boasted of improved missile capabilities even of the ability to put satellites in orbit within a year. How much is true I don’t know. But in light of recent events pertaining to this countries nuclear program, I wonder if perhaps Ahmadinejad is playing his cards very close to his chest.
Caught smack in the middle of all the political fires in places like Egypt, Syria, Jordon, Yemen and Turkey is poor Israel. A country with few friends living in a very tough neighborhood. A country that now faces a very uncertain future. Uncertain, that is, unless America stands up and let’s the Muslim world understand in no uncertain terms that any move against this that country is a move against us. Even more importantly, we must be able to back that up with the one thing that Muslims understand the best…force. Massive and crushing force. For it is interesting to note, that the more things fall apart in the Middle East amid the rhetoric that casts my country and her beliefs in a poor light, the more pissed off we have become.
Fact 1: My country has been and is a great ethnic mixture of good-hearted, free people of all beliefs who are the first to give someone the shirt off their backs and the last to leave in a crisis. The faults we do have are vastly overshadowed by the good that we have done and continue to do even in light of a failing economy.
Fact 2: The Muslim extremists of which the Muslim Brotherhood is a vocal part have done absolutely nothing for the advancement of its people, not even to improve the squalid conditions under which they live. Rather, it stands for a crooked and twisted theological ideal that punishes the meek while rewarding the ruthless. It denigrates women and all peoples who refuse to kowtow to their system. It is, in short, pure and unadulterated evil lead by mean-spirited me. It is as evil as anything can exist be on this earth and it is something that needs to be excised like a cancerous tumor.
The epicenter of all this mess has been and continues to be the leadership of Iran. A group of individuals who see nothing wrong to strapping bombs onto the backs of children. A country who is actively planning for the destruction of Israel and who has thumbed its nose at the western world for decades while it continues to subjugate its own people. A leadership who is just begging to get socked in the jaw. Hey free world, are ya up for it?