Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday warned the leaders of both Syria & Iran, they could be next to fall.
Siting the most recent ousting & killing of Lybian leader Moammar Gadhafi, Rumsfeld warned Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to keep looking over their shoulders. Rumsfeld tweeted, “al-Assad & Ahmadinejad best heed this morning’s news on Gaddafi. Their people may decide they should be next.”
I like Rumsfeld but I differ on the view many still have of this situation. The conventional wisdom is that these events are autonomous, that the people of these countries have all just decided enough is enough. Maybe the conventional wisdom thinkers are right & these do start out as democratic uprisings. Could it be that it is meant to look this way to promote the sympathy & therefore assistance of the west? The saps at Nato & the like do the heavy lifting & voila, we’re left with a power vacuum. What does nature abhor? Yes, a vacuum. In steps the Moslem Brotherhood or some other radical organization to fill it.
My belief is Iran is behind all of the uprisings. Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was an evil dude but he maintained the peace with Israel for decades. Therefore he was no friend or ally to Iran.
In my opinion, Gadhafi was a loose cannon & couldn’t be counted on to tow the Caliphate line or play second fiddle to the Ayatollah in Iran so off he goes.
al-Assad may have a stronger alliance with Iran, so he may be allowed to stay. Time will tell on that one. Ahmadinejad, the leader of Iran, is not the leader of Iran. He is a figurehead. The real chieftains are the so-called spiritual leaders. Old Mahmoud will be allowed to stay on as long as he continues to serve a purpose to supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He & his council control everything.
There is no such thing as a democratic uprising in that region of the world. It wouldn’t be allowed to take hold even if it did start out that way. They were always to be coopted & taken over by radical moslems. We better get our heads around it.
Speaking of democratic uprisings, how about those “Occupy” folks. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is joining in the fun. They are going to demonstrate alongside their peaceful brethren, the communists, socialists, anarchists, etc. Have no fear though, CAIR is a pacifistic all-American organization. They won’t be any trouble.
By the way, guess who recently came out in support of the “Occupy” movement. That’s right, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. What a coincidence.
More importantly, who’s going to be the next winner of Dancing with the American X Factor Idol Star on Survivor Island.
Just move along. There’s nothing to see here.