Iran and Obama

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

In the Muslim world of 2015, chaos reigns. Countries fracture. They threaten to disintegrate. Chaos spreads like fire on a lake of high-octane gasoline.

Look at the Muslim world of the Middle East and Africa. Syria obliterates itself. Libya verges on being consumed by the Islamic State. Nigeria is attacked by the Boko Haram. Somalia is in shambles. Egypt loses parts of the Sinai penninsula to Jihadists. Yemen ignites. Lebanon gasps in the grip of Jihadi Hezbollah. Gaza is controlled by a Jihadi Hamas. Iraq and Afghanistan fight off Jihadists the way an outdoor diner fights flies that swarm around his dinner-plate.

The Muslim world crumbles, choking on its own blood. Two entities leave their fingerprints in this blood: Iran and ISIS. Israel has nothing whatsoever to do with any of it (Ben-Dror Yemini, “Someone in the White House is confused”, i24news, March 30, 2015).

It’s the war between Iran and ISIS that fuels this fire, not Israel (Amir Taheri, “We’re letting Iran and ISIS carve up Iraq”, New York Post, March 15, 2015). It’s an Iranian and ISIS drive for supremacy that feeds it, not Israeli settlements.

As a result, Arab identity disappears (i24news, ibid). In place of ‘Arab identity’, something new and dangerous emerges: an identity that is Islamic, tribal, sectarian (ibid)—and murderously aggressive.

The Arab world consumes itself in the name of allah. Hundreds, even thousands of Muslims monthly are murdered by other Muslims in the name of allah. Death spreads across the Muslim Middle East and Africa like a plague--in the name of allah.

Israel has nothing to do with any of this (ibid). It’s conquest-for-allah that drives this murder, not Israel.

allah drives this fight because ISIS and Iran are locked in an epic Islamic war. Each seeks supremacy in the name of allah.

ISIS fights for its allah; Iran fights for its allah. Both fight—and murder—for allah.

In the meantime, some Iranian officials are already claiming that a new Persian empire is taking shape across the Middle East (New York Post, above). Iran closes its hegemonic fist around its neighbours.

Iran spreads its bloody wings. It carves up Middle East geography. Its only competition is ISIS.

The US steps into this bloody allah-inspired clash. While you slept, it has made a decision: it will take sides. It will ally with Iran. It will back Iran (Abraham Miller, “Obama Backs Tehran's Push for Hegemony”, RealClearWorld, March 12, 2015). It will fight ISIS with Iran (S. Azmat Hassan, “ISIS and U.S.-Iran Relations”, Huffington Post, October 30, 2015).

Iran and the US are allies. They join hands. They fight together in a Muslim-Muslim war.

Deals have apparently been made: the US will not attack Iran-backed fighters in Syria; Iran-backed fighters won’t attack American personnel in Iraq (ibid). Both will attack ISIS.

Now these new allies must talk about how to stop one of them from developing nuclear weapons. How can they remain allies when they sit on opposite sides of the table in those talks?

Well, maybe they’re not exactly on opposite sides. Maybe, they’re really allies. Maybe, like good allies, they’ll work together. Maybe they’ll compromise.

Iran will get its ability to develop what it wants. The US will get a piece of paper it can call ‘an agreement’.

That’s how allies work together, right?