Originally posted by glasshouse
I guess the enemy of our more threatening enemy is our friend?
This about sums up UK and US foreign policy. And
with tacit agreements that that support will be given as long as those groups do not target
the hand that helps to feed them, it possibly sheds a new light on 9/11 and 7/7, with both operations being allowed to go through, for the purpose of
manufacturing the consent needed to send in troops to help enable further destabilisation in the middle-east in order to facilitate the aims of those
that our foreign offices back.
I mean really, going back to 'anti-semitism', and the way in which that has traditionally and consistently been used by regimes to incite ethnic
divides, it is not too difficult to realise how incredibly powerful an alliance between Israel and Iran could be and what a threat that would be to
the western powers global position, particularly economically. Ensuring that such divisions are maintained is the only
means by which the west
is able to maintain it's position geopolitically, and peace for them, in the middle-east, provides a worst case scenario and therefore there is no
incentive for them to be genuinely pro-active on that front. Given the increasing divided between Shiite and Sunni, much of it admittedly age old,
but still, largely exacerbated by western influence, the strategic usefulness of Israel can be seen to have served it's purpose, and that renders it
disposable, especially given that it's intelligence services have proved consistently unsuccessful at infiltrating Hezbollah.
Given the relationship between Pakistan, the Saudis and the West, and the vast sums of money that are passed between the three, and on to
'insurgent' groups, it would be in Iran's best interest to form a strategic alliance with Israel, and for the Palestinian issue to be resolved with
expediency. To do this, all notions of expelling significant portions of the population has to be abandoned, it is a wholly unreasonable solution to
the problem, and with open discussion there can be, surely, a more reasonable means of bringing together the divided nation, and ensuring economic
redress and adequate living space for all. A two-state solution only continues to play into the hands of those who seek to divide and a state whereby
respect is mutually offered and recieved can be the only long term solution. Though of course none of that will be easy, but it certainly will not be
achieved while both sides of the fence continue to react to divisive propaganda and point the finger at each other, and waves guns in the air in
rampant displays of paranoia.
It is in the best interest of the Pakistanis, Saudis and the West to continue promoting every little anti-Jewish and anti-Arab comment made by each
side, blowing up what is essentially natural xenophobia out of all proportion. If Iran and Israel can find a basis of brotherhood, or at lest fealty,
however temporary, then the whole western house of cards will collapse in on itself and their influence on the economy of the region will be
diminished radically. By at least attempting to find a diplomatic solution to problem, they will undermine the power of those who seek to keep them
divided. Hence the current urgency of those western backed factions, that is what most scares them, and that is what they are currently going all out