Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Be Wary – The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

Netanyahu-King Abdullah - Israeli Fighter Jet
John R. Houk
© November 19, 2013

Here is an interesting fact about the Quran and the Hadith: Jew-Hatred is encoded as truth in Islam’s holy writings.

YUSUFALI: Say: "Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!"

PICKTHAL: Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? (Worse is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen and of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road.

SHAKIR: Say: Shall I inform you of (him who is) worse than this in retribution from Allah? (Worse is he) whom Allah has cursed and brought His wrath upon, and of whom He made apes and swine, and he who served the Shaitan; these are worse in place and more erring from the straight path. (AL-MAEDA (THE TABLE, THE TABLE SPREAD); Total Verses: 120; Revealed At: MADINA;; Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement)
YUSUFALI: Thou wilt indeed find them, of all people, most greedy of life,-even more than the idolaters: Each one of them wishes He could be given a life of a thousand years: But the grant of such life will not save him from (due) punishment. For Allah sees well all that they do.

PICKTHAL: And thou wilt find them greediest of mankind for life and (greedier) than the idolaters. (Each) one of them would like to be allowed to live a thousand years. And to live (a thousand years) would be no means remove him from the doom. Allah is Seer of what they do.

SHAKIR: And you will most certainly find them the greediest of men for life (greedier) than even those who are polytheists; every one of them loves that he should be granted a life of a thousand years, and his being granted a long life will in no way remove him further off from the chastisement, and Allah sees what they do. (AL-BAQARA (THE COW); Total Verses: 286; Revealed At: MADINA; Ibid.)

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him." (Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 52 :: Hadith 177; Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad))

If you take the time to examine more Quranic suras and the Hadith you will find more encoded Jew-Hatred (AND also Christian-Hatred and general non-Muslim-Hatred). Honestly if you are outside the belief system of Islam, unless you are blind, Islam is as much an ideology as it is a religious guiding principle, perhaps even more so an ideology teaching adherents about a superiority. This is a superiority that says if you not in the club or if you insult the club you are worthy of death or forced humiliating submission.

Now I have imposed on your reading time to show you that the principle of the enemy of my enemy is my friend is alive and well. Can you imagine the Jewish State of Israel and the radical Islamic Wahhabist nation of Saudi Arabia are engaged in working out a deal that both nations consider an existential threat?

The common enemy is Iran. Yup, that’s right. The same radical Islamic Shia-Twelver nation that President Barack Hussein Obama is about to urge the Senate to approve a deal on drawing back sanctions under the delusion that Iran will slow down nuclear uranium enrichment under the next delusion that Iran will forsake WMD nuclear weaponization.

Either Obama is a complete Foreign Policy moron or he is engaged in finding any scenario of chaos to transform the globe (yes including the USA) into a Left Wing pseudo-Marxist New World Order.

Obama’s flirtation with Iran has convinced Israel and Saudi Arabia that the U.S. government is no longer dedicated to their actual Middle Eastern allies’ regional security.

Jew-Hatred from a nuclear armed Iran could easily lead to a nuclear WMD strike against Israel EVEN THOUGH Israel does have its own nukes to level Iran. The Twelver mentality of Iran’s Mullahs and Ayatollahs will not be deterred by the military doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). In essence the MAD doctrine states that regardless of who pushes buttons to launch nuclear warheads first, the retaliating nuke power will push buttons as well. Meaning that nations engaged in nuclear war will both loose because they will both be destroyed by mutual nuke WMD attacks. Twelvers believe dying in war is glorious and sends one straight to Muslim Paradise.

The problem between Saudi Arabia and Iran has its history in the ancient Islamic divide of Sunnis vs. Shias. Sunnis represent roughly 90% of all Islam. Even in that demographic difference both Islamic sects have both declared each other heretics. In the Muslim world heretics are worthy of death. So-called moderate-radical differences make no difference in how to adjudicate a Muslim heretic. It is an offense worthy of death. Wahhabi Clerics have often proclaimed Shia believers kafir. There is a Shia minority in Saudi Peninsula but the aim of Wahhabi fatwas against Shi’ites has a lot to do with a rally cry against the heretics of Iran. So you can see that a nuclear armed Iran is also an existential threat to Saudi Arabia whose Wahhabis consider themselves Sunnis. A large amount of Sunnis have a problem with the medieval puritanical Wahhabis.

If Israel and the Saudis cooperate against Iran, I would advise the Israeli government that Saudi Wahhabis are still their enemy and will turn on a dime to betray Israel once (if ever) there is a successful Israel-Saudi neutralization of Iranian regional aspirations.

Here is the article that got the old gray matter motivated concerning an Israel-Saudi team against Iran.

JRH 11/19/13
Mossad and the Saudis Convinced Iran Seeking Nuclear HolocaustThe Israelis and the Saudis are convinced the Geneva talks are nothing more than appeasement, Munich style, and will do little to slow Iran's effort to possess a nuclear warhead.
Yori YanoverNovember 17th, 2013The Jewish Press
A Sunday Times story headlined “Two Old Foes Unite Against Tehran” suggest, according to a diplomatic source, that Israel’s Mossad is working with the Saudis on contingency plans for an attack on Iran, should the latter not take down its nuclear weapons program in the deal to be signed in Geneva this week.

The Israelis and the Saudis are convinced that the Geneva talks that seek to place limits on Tehran’s military nuclear development are nothing more than appeasement, Munich style, and will do little to slow Iran’s effort to possess a nuclear warhead, which it can then mount on its numerous, Russian and home made ICBMs.

Riyadh supposedly has already given the go-ahead for Israeli planes to use its airspace in an attack on Iran.

As you can see on the map below, Israel’s line of attack on Iran must pass either via Turkey in the north, or Saudi Arabia in the south, as it would not have free passage over Iraq. It might also be able to use both prongs simultaneously.

In an interview to Le Figaro on Saturday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke of the “meeting of the minds” between Israel and the “leading states in the Arab world” on the Iranian nuclear threat.

“We all think that Iran should not be allowed to have the capacities to make nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said, referring to himself and to his newly found Arab cohorts. “We all think that a tougher stance should be taken by the international community. We all believe that if Iran were to have nuclear weapons, this could lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, making the Middle East a nuclear tinderbox.”

Netanyahu called on the world’s leaders to take notice and recognize the seriousness of the threat, which is severe enough for Israel and the Arabs to be in complete agreement over it.

According to the Sunday Times, both Israel and Saudi Arabia are convinced that the West has decided to run out the clock on the Iranian nuclear program, to the point where an attack on Iran would be far more dangerous than it is today, due to its ability to retaliate with a nuclear counter attack. Apparently, both countries do not believe that the concept of a Mutually Assured Destruction, which kept the U.S. and the USSR from nuking each other during the Cold War, will not deter the religiously fervent Ayatollahs.

In that context, of Israel and the Arabs know just how dangerous the Iranian threat is (“We know something about this region. We know a great deal about Iran and its plans. It’s worthwhile to pay attention to what we say,” Netanyahu told Le Figaro). Here are a few citations from the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (1902-89), who commented, as his army and Saddam Hussein’s were grinding one another to a bloody pulp, that no matter which of the armies is destroyed, Islam would benefit in the end.

In the discussion of a country possessing nuclear weapons it is crucial to know whether the notion of Mutually Assured Destruction. To that end, it would help to know how the founding father of the Islamic Republic valued life.

Khomeini told an audience early in the revolution: “Dying does not mean nothingness: it is life.”

Traditionally, Shi’a Islam has revered shahada, the act of paying the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the faith. In the annual Shi’a 10-day celebration of Imam Hussein’s death at Karbala, it was Hussein’s courage and religious devotion that was celebrated, not the fact that he had been killed. But Khomeini took this one step further, perhaps to its logical conclusion, preaching that not only was martyrdom a highly meritorious act, so were opportunities for it. (Daniel Brumberg, Reinventing Khomeini (2001).

Thus his insisting on continuing the war with Iraq well after Iraq had been driven out of Iran was not a bloody disaster for which Iranians should be angry with Khomeini—it was an important opportunity for the young to die fighting enemies of Islam. “Dying does not mean nothingness: it is life.”

Khomeini said about the ideal of martyrdom (paraphrased): If the great martyr confined himself to praying, the great tragedy of Kabala would not have come about. Among the contemporary ulema (Islamic scholars), if the great Ayatollah Shirazi thought like these people, a war would not have taken place in Iraq and all those Muslims would not have been martyred.

In other words, the war offered martyrdom that some peace-loving, religious wimps might have thoughtlessly denied young Iranians.

In attempting to evaluate whether or not the Iranians would embrace a war in which they all die and we all die, Netanyahu and the Saudis have obviously reached the conclusion that nothing would please the Ayatollahs more than a nuclear holocaust. So, if you’re familiar with the Chamberlain Munich moment, when the British prime minister was hoping to gain time during which he would bring his army and airforce up to speed—think of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Hitler with a nuclear plant.

Unfortunately, he is unafraid.
Be Wary – The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend
John R. Houk
© November 19, 2013
Mossad and the Saudis Convinced Iran Seeking Nuclear Holocaust

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth,,, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published two fun books: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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