Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Middle East is not a playground!
and certainly not for internal American politics.
US House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress "on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life".
This is of course pure obstructionism typical for the political decline in the present Late Modernity, see Decline... A decline characterizing both parties. There is no reason to expect better behavior from the Democrats when they go into opposition.
But what is worse, such acts affect a large part of the world, the Middle East, which is already filled with problems. It is like an area with multiple tornados:
1) The remnants of the Oriental civilization are fighting for survival, see The Middle East...
2) The last barbarians outside all civilizations in the form of truly uncivilized and brutal groups like Boko Haram, Islamic State (ISIL), and Pakistani Taliban, who in their barbary outrage even radical Islamists.
3) The Oriental nations are becoming Westernized and thus need territorial coherent areas, which leads to ethnic cleansing and rips states apart, see Ethnic...
4) The eternal conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and other Arabs.
5) The old opposition from Shiites in both Iran and Iraq toward the USA.
6) Oppressed Shiite minorities and majorities fighting for freedom.
7) And as a spillover from unintegrated criminal Middle Eastern (and converted) youngsters in the West, who are alienated from both the West and their parents, hardened by the brutalization in the Western Late Modernity and drawn into radical parallel societies of the typical Middle-Eastern ghetto-type nations, we also have home-made terrorists.
If American politicians do not take care, they risk that all these conflicts unite with the Americans being seen as the common enemy. The tornados would merge and become an anti-American desert hurricane. So unreflected use of the Middle East as a playground for internal policies is dangerous. The repercussions can be irreparable.
Instead of uniting Middle Eastern forces against the USA, a policy of Divide et Impera would be wiser.
And concerning Iran: A comparison of president Rohani with Stalin or the Devil is grotesque, but in connection with the fight against Islamic State or ISIL, I will quote Winston Churchill:
"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."