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Oud 15 november 2017, 07:06   #31
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De As Van Het Kwade heeft de verbondenheid tussen Sunni en Shia niet volledig kunnen verbreken. Integendeel, Iran staat er beter voor dan ooit en in feite is de As Van Het Kwade, niet meer dan de de As van Saudie-Arabie en hun bedoelingen, aldus ISrael.

Voor vele Sunni/staten maakt het gewoonweg geen bal uit of Iran aldanniet aanwezig is, wat een verassing SA, VS en ISrael!

Analysis For Many Sunni Muslim Countries, Iran Is Not Necessarily a Threat

[Anyone fond of dividing the Middle East into good Sunnis and evil Shi'ites will have to explain how Pakistan is able to carry on a romance with both powers
Zvi Bar'el Nov 14, 2017 7:35 PM


[Riyadh’s need to threaten and punish Arab states that dare to deviate from its anti-Iranian line, or even to question the wisdom of its policies, attests, at the very least, to the extent of the disagreement between Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries. These countries aren’t happy about either Saudi Arabia or Iran trying to dominate the Middle East and force other Middle East states that are not regional powers to accept dictates that impinge their freedom of action.

These countries would apparently prefer to be in the same situation as Pakistan and Turkey, which have close ties with both Tehran and Riyadh and can maneuver between them based on their own national interests. But as a result of these countries’ dependence on Saudi Arabia, it seems the real threat, in their view, isn’t Iran, but the Saudi sanctions they can expect if they disobey Riyadh.

Thus the “Sunni axis” is really a “Saudi axis.” This isn’t a group of Sunni countries driven by religious hatred of a Shi’ite country; rather, the common denominator that unites its members is their dependence on Riyadh or their desire to be its economic ally. Moreover, the claim that there’s a risk of Shi’ite Islam spreading in Sunni states portrays Sunni countries as being weak and on the defensive – as if the sweeping Sunni majority, comprising some 90 percent of all Muslims, were actually afraid of the power of the Shi’ites, who comprise only about 10 percent of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims.

But statistics can’t alleviate a sense of threat, especially not when they must face off against Iran’s consolidation in Syria, its enormous influence in Iraq and its support for the Houthis in Yemen. Iran has become a self-evident threat that needs no further proof, to the point that any attempt to examine the truth of this threat is heretical.

Nevertheless, at least with regard to Israel, it’s worth asking what exactly Israel is afraid of. Iranian forces near its border in the Golan Heights? The ballistic missiles stationed in Iran? The Shi’ite militias? Iran’s nuclear program? And above all, it’s worth asking whether Iran really has an interest in creating another theater of conflict between itself and Israel in Syria.

The Israeli answer, as usual, is “happy is the man who is always afraid” – of everything.

Bravo! In 2017 werd het plotseling begrepen!

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