Saturday, December 21, 2013

U.S. Support for Brotherhood Drives Arab World to Russia

The article over at The Clarion Project tells it all:  " It’s an embarrassing moment in history when the Middle East would rather bring back the Soviet Union than rely on today’s United States."

U.S. Support for Brotherhood Drives Arab World to Russia

It’s an embarrassing moment in history when the Middle East would rather bring back the Soviet Union than rely on today’s United States.

U.S. support for the Muslim Brotherhood and the nuclear deal with Iran is propelling the Arab world into the arms of Russia. The Egyptian government, formerly a U.S. ally, willbuy $2 billion in arms from Russia, signaling a strategic realignment in the Middle East that leaves Putin in control.

Egypt’s open embrace of Russia started immediately after the Obama Administration suspended some military aid to the Egyptian government in response to the overthrow of President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. While American aid continued unabated after the Islamists took over, it was cut after they were overthrown.

Saudi Arabia is embarking on a similar course. Saudi officials now openly talk to reporters about how their country will be more independent in reaction to U.S. policy. Reports about the acquisition of Pakistani nuclear weapons are met with non-denials. The Saudis offeredRussia a strategic alliance and major oil partnership if Putin abandons the Assad regime.

“We’ve seen several red lines put forward by the president [Obama], which went along and became pinkish as time grew, and eventually ended up completely white,” said Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former director of Saudi intelligence.

The Royal Family of Bahrain, a foe of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, feels the same way. Crown Prince al-Khalifa recently said, “America seems to suffer from schizophrenia when it deals with the Arab world.”

He compared the U.S. unfavorably to Russia; a shocking assessment considering Bahrain’s hostility to Putin.

“The Russians have proved that they are reliable friends,” he explained.

This trend didn’t start after the Arab Spring brought the Muslim Brotherhood to the forefront. It started shortly after President Obama took the oath of office. By June 2010, Egyptian and Jordanian officials were privately fretting about American diplomacy, specifically how the administration was reaching out to Syria.

“Only if you’re tough with America and adopt an anti-U.S. stance will the U.S. have a more flexible attitude and pay you,” an Egyptian official anonymously stated.

Similarly, a Jordanian official said the U.S. “sold out the Christians and Druze in Lebanon, sold out the Kurds in Iraq and abandoned the Hariri probe,” referring to the investigation into the assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister. Syria, Iran and Hezbollah are widely thought to be the perpetrators.

It is mostly forgotten that the Iraqi government was confronting the Syrian regime (and therefore, Iran) back in 2009. The Iraqis were threatening retaliation for Syrian support of terrorism, releasing incriminating intelligence proving Syria’s complicity and trying to rally international support for a U.N. tribunal to prosecute terrorism-supporting Syrian officials.

When the Iraqi government asked for U.S. backing, the administration declaredit would not get involved and that Iraq and Syria should solve their differences diplomatically. An Iraqi official claimed that the U.S. privately fought Iraq’s plans for a tribunal. Iraq is now in Iran’s orbit and is an ally of Bashar Assad.

This is great news for Vladimir Putin, who said in 2005 that “The collapse of the Soviet Union was the biggest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.”

“Today, Russia is returning to a number of regions lost during the 1990s,” Mikhail Margelov, chairman of Russia’s Foreign Affairs Committee, proudlystated when talking about the arms deal with Egypt.

Similar statements are coming from the Egyptian side.

“We want to give a new impetus to our relations and return them to the same high level that used to exist with the Soviet Union,” Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said.

The Middle East is now divided into three alliances.

The first alliance is Turkey, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Qatar and Tunisia. The Obama Administration is most favorable to this one, going so far as to use taxpayer money to spread Turkish and Qatari Islamism.

The second alliance is Iran, Hezbollah and Iraq. The administration is trying to build a better relationship with this bloc.

The third alliance is Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait. The Gulf country of Oman is trying to stay out of the confrontation with Iran. This bloc is the one most favorable to Israel and the one most vocally disappointed with U.S. policy.

The first two alliances are coming together against the third. Turkey and Iran want to achieve a ceasefire in Syria and their senior officials say they want to “join hands” to become the “backbone of regional stability.” Earlier this month, Hamas announced it resumed relations with Iran.

Russia is now in an ideal position where its friendship is craved by both sides in the Middle Eastern power struggle. Putin is the one with the options. He can pick the Iranian/Turkish side, pick the Saudi/Egyptian side, or play them against each other to his benefit.

It’s an embarrassing moment in history when the Middle East would rather bring back the Soviet Union than rely on today’s United States.


The Duhnmharu said...

I just wanted to thank President Barak Hussein Obama for all he has do0ne to further teh interests of teh United States of America. Thank you Barry you have served America well, helped us on teh world stage, Our Allies loook at us differently now than they did before. Such keen Foreign policy ski8lls such as yours are wasted barry. No one understanhds you.

Ok I almost puked writting the above now the heart felt truth.
You fucking lying piece of shit. Do America and teh world a favour and resign, or go off into a corner and turn on teh gas. You wont be missed, the world might turn into a better place, our Allies would respect us more and help us more. You have done more to isolate America in your socialist wet dream. America hates you, does not want you, and as long as politics interfere you may not get impeached, but you certainly deserve it. I think even Xi would agree on that one. A consummate liar can not be president. Resign.. please

Findalis said...

And Israel into the arms of China.

Jacobus Herculaas de la Rey said...

Classic Marxist foreign policy. I say Marxist, not Communist or Socialist. Many Communist and Socialist nations pre-1991 had very cynical and result producing foreign policies. Marxist foreign policy on the other hand is based on a warped idea of success. Where dismal failure is considered a success.

I will give you the case of my own country as an example.

While the honorable and valiant SADF was fighting the encroaching menace of Communism in South West Africa, when our entire northern front was besieged by communist guerrillas financed and armed by a host of Socialist countries, namely USSR, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and North Korea(the cynical and result producing foreign policy) the West abandoned Republiek van Suid-Afrika because its foreign policy had been infiltrated and influenced by the Marxist mindset. Planted in by communist nations, to castrate the foreign policy of the West. To portray the ANC in a positive light.

But there is a silver lining. No amount of PR manipulation can conceal the truth about the dismal governing record of Marxist oriented governments. Sooner or later the stench makes its way through the cheap cologne of MSM spin.

The euphoria of geographically and historically challenged College kids dies down, and all they're left with is the realization that perhaps the economic and political efficiency of governments like pre-1994 Suid Afrika is better than the glitz and glamor of post-1994 used as make up to conceal the ugly truth: Marxism will always be a failure.