Prime Minister Netanyahu made a reference in his speech which might have been overlooked by some but was as important as any other commentary he made about Iran. This reference might also have been overlooked as Iran has taken the lead and once again President Obama is leading from behind, or better put, withdrawing from the fore and soon to disappear altogether. The statement made by Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that there is more than one Islamic group whose goal is world conquest and as hard as we were fighting one, the world needs to have the same resolve fighting the other. The other threat was ISIS which he termed an equal threat as is Iran and the only difference between Iran and ISIS is the form or kind of Islam each represent which also explains why both find the other intolerable. ISIS represents Sunni Islam while Iran is the leader of Shiite Islam. Each group sees the other as their mortal enemy as they believe the others to be apostates and as such to be the worst of the worst peoples on the planet and deserving of immediate death as they profane the words of the Prophet and slander the name of Allah. This is part of the reason that Iran had stepped up to assist the strikes against ISIS and why they are spearheading the actions to destroy ISIS even to the point of arming the Kurdish Militias and flying airstrikes in assistance of their efforts.
ISIS has gone further in some ways as has Iran as Iran also is far more pragmatic than ISIS who has retrogressed to the earliest forms of Islam as they held when they first strived to go forth onto conquest of the known world and potentially beyond. This is Islam 101, the most strident and most violent form of Islam and what allowed Islam to burst forth from the Arabian Peninsula on their way to the early conquests across the Middle East and across Northern Africa converting whole tribes and peoples as they continued their conquests. The leaders of ISIS see themselves as the ones to purify Islam and by such complete the world conquest which Mohammad presumably spoke of as inevitable. Of course in order to proceed to conquest of the world, ISIS needs to purify all the lands of Islam and to put to death those who have led their people astray, the apostates. This is why they have spread their seedling of a caliphate into Iraq and have spoken of their intentions of removing every dictator of the current Islamic nations such as the Saudi Royal Family and every other nation with leaders chosen by elections or by means other than to complete world conquest. Thus far ISIS has seen none other than themselves worthy of being inheritors of the title of Caliph which is partly why Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has claimed the title of Caliph and led his followers. There are other groups throughout the Muslim world who claim to have similar goals which Prime Minister Netanyahu might have also listed with such a goal with the most obvious to Israel being Hamas who has in its founding charter the aim of spreading Islam across the globe while concurrently killing the Jews wherever they might be found. Whereas Hezballah has also made similar statement about slaughtering the Jews worldwide, despite commentary by Nasrallah who expressed his hopes for all the Jews to return to Israel such that it would make their murdering every Jew that much easier. But Hezballah need not worry if their goals are honorable enough as their worship being Shiite Islam and not Sunni Islam.
In the end, despite the near uncountable numbers of sects of Islam, there must only be one single form of Islam and Iran and ISIS are on opposite ends. This similar but opposing goal by ISIS and Iran is to conquer all the Muslim lands bringing them under one ruler and thus reestablishing the Caliphate as well as establishing one single form of Islam with ISIS enforcing Sunni and Iran enforcing Shia Islam. Hamas would have the identical world view as does ISIS all the way down to enforcing Sunni Islam as the sole true religion, they just have different starting points, Hamas desires killing the Jewish in the Islamic lands first and then reuniting the Muslim world under one true form of Islam, Sunni, while ISIS desires reuniting the lands of Islam first and purifying them to strident Sunni Islam before anything else. ISIS might even see Hamas efforts to be amongst the most sacred as they are striving to reclaim lands which were previously ruled by Islam through the conquest of Israel and the replacing of the infidel governance with Sunni Islam. The other difference that might exist between ISIS and Hamas is whether the Caliph has actually returned, let alone that the Caliph is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One might think that Hamas would name Haniyeh or Marshal as the new Caliph before choosing to recognize al-Baghdadi as filling that role. No matter how such differences may be resolved, that is of little concern when the main concern is the end of either as a threat to society, and as such recognizing the dangers posed by each and not continuing ignoring the threats by one or either group.
The most obvious reasoning behind Prime Minister Netanyahu in pressing the similarities in the goals of ISIS and Hamas was to symbolize the dangers posed by Iran just as much as to point out that there were two overt threats currently vying for supremacy and that both posed an equal threat to the Western world. He also wanted to point to the fact that the Western world has marshalled together an offensive against one group, ISIS, and at the same time was coddling the nuclear threat the other was aspiring to attain to use against the Western world in a future confrontation. The pressing importance which has been placed at combating ISIS before they gain control over more areas, take additional military air bases and eventually sufficient airpower to pose an additional threat in the air as they currently pose on the ground was just as important as preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons now or ten years from now or ever as long as they retain their current leadership. Prime Minister Netanyahu stressed that simply making a deal which has the Iranians agreeing to put off their production of nuclear weapons for some ten years was as insane an idea as it was an inane idea. First off, Prime Minister Netanyahu listed that expecting Iran to subject themselves to inspections even by the IAEA which they had circumvented, limited, abrogated and simply refused permission to inspect areas which were of upmost urgency and importance such as the military base at Parchin where it is feared the work on the nuclear trigger device was carried out and where there has been much removal and additional replacement of soil and now the construction of buildings over the site which housed this vital research all simply to make the site useless to inspectors which have been deterred and may not even be permitted entry after all the scrubbing has been completed. Such a nuclear trigger mechanism is important and must be perfected to a certain degree of perfection in order to initiate nuclear fission in an atomic bomb and is of even more critical importance to be refined to perfection if to be used to detonate a thermo-nuclear bomb, a hydrogen fusion device; the latter providing an exponential level of power per warhead.
Iran has been given sufficient free range in their nuclear program for too long already and definitely should have the desired technology for fashioning a nuclear bomb and potentially a thermo-nuclear bomb should they desire such. Once they reach such a level of proficiency, they will have attained a level of invulnerability for their respective terror forces such as IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps), Hezballah, the Houthis in Yemen and whatever others they may have such as those who are trained at the tri-border region camps in South America and who have been instrumental in the terror attacks over the years in Argentina. Not only would the possession of nuclear weapons be sufficient a threat, but the addition of a tested single stage intercontinental rocket would give Iran global reach with which to threaten anyone anywhere they desired to do so be it Washington D.C. or be it Hollywood or anywhere in between. Such an umbrella would facilitate Iran having a free hand to redraw the borders throughout the Middle East and across northern Africa before anybody would view their actions as threatening to the Western nations or beyond the Muslim world. This might even be true should Iran move against Israel that the Western world would forget all of their promises, letters of support and especially their protestations over the years claiming to be the protectors of Israel should such be necessitated by actions in the Middle East. In the United States it would be wise to recall what President Obama had written in his biographical book “The Audacity of Hope” on page 261 where it states, “I will stand with the (Muslims) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” One might see a case of open hostilities between Israel and the Iranian proxies of Hezballah and Hamas possibly using fronts out of Syria threatening the Golan Heights as the political winds shifting in an ugly direction. Such would be even more valid should such an outbreak be used by Iran to break off negotiations to limiting their nuclear arsenal now that it had been established they possessed nuclear weapons. Such might now looking at the picture being painted by the Obama administration and the rose tinted glasses blinded media seem impossible as the negotiations of the P5+1 and Iran are still being portrayed as being pursued to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, but such may very soon become the new core hopes of these very same negotiations should Iran have shielded from detection a parallel enrichment and weaponizing productions facilities and already have a number of such weapons and they simply come clean and announce their membership in the nuclear armed camp of nations.
The truth was expressed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, and may have even been kind in his analysis of the Iranian threat, by comparing it as equivalent to the threat posed by ISIS. The two main differences between ISIS and Iran in the threat department are that Iran is a far more complete and far-reaching threat than ISIS could even dream of becoming and that Iran has lulled the world back to sleep from the horrified and panicked state of mind the Western world had entertained during the four-hundred-forty-four days standoff that the United States Embassy personnel were held hostage. This has been achieved not so much as by not posing any real and measurable threats as the Iranians have since then enjoined Syria and Lebanon into their fold, murdered United States Marines in their barracks in Lebanon, assaulted the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, the assaults on the Israeli Embassy and later on the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and numerous other such attacks some of which have never been traced to a source, let alone all the way back to Iran. Iran has managed to place sufficient levels between their sponsoring and even ordering such assaults and the actual peoples actually committing these assaults that they are seldom found out. There have been numerous suspicions that the Iranians have had a hand in many of the most heinous attacks of innocent civilians around the world that should even a small percentage of such rumors be true then Iran is easily the danger which Prime Minister Netanyahu painted them to be and is equally at least the level of threat to the world as he stated.
Just imagine the freedom terrorist groups backed by Iran will have to be able to foment horrific terror tolls of human lives without any fear of retribution or even pursuit by law enforcement as Iran will threaten the capital of any nations which try to oppose their terror assaults. It may even get to the point where any terrorist attack would simply be completely ignored even more than today’s habit of laying the blame for near every terror attack on Lone Wolves or mentally unstable individuals and not attempting to find the root origins behind these attacks as to do so would upset the government’s ability to simply find the actual perpetrators of the terror attack and that ending any investigations. This lack of will to trace these deadly attacks back to their initiating origins has allowed Iran and others to escape being held to task for their involvement or even their instigating, planning, supplying expertise, providing materials such as explosives, granting funding and even choosing targets and time for each attack. Prime Minister Netanyahu is in what is probably the best position of any world leader for knowing and understanding the role played by Iran in these nefarious acts around the globe and especially in the Middle East. As an Israeli he is especially tuned to knowing what actions are terrorist related and which merely are criminal enterprise attacks such as turf wars. With his ability to access intelligence agencies whose sole definitions are to trace terrorist actions to their sources as well as to monitor such sources in order to intercept terror actions before they spring their deadly attacks on innocent civilians the Prime Minister is privileged to view the entirety of the web that encompasses all the terror entities from their sources across the Middle East and beyond to the individual terrorists who are called upon to act in this war between cultures. Prime Minister Netanyahu in his recent speech pointed out the truth that Iran is behind far more nefarious acts that many are aware. Even the recent assassination of the Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman who had been investigating the AMIA terror attack and had traced the sources back to Iran and even to particular Iranians who currently hold high positions within the Iranian government and had previously served as officers in the IRGC from whence came their involvement in the Argentine attacks on Jewish sites on Buenos Aires. That also was instructive in depicting the length of the Iranian terror tentacles that Iran was able to assassinate an Argentine prosecutor in his home the night before he was to report to the Argentine Parliament his findings which very well would reveal the involvement not only of high ranking Argentine politicians but also highly placed Iranian politicians and military personnel and the web of connections which reached from Iran to the tri-border region and then into Argentina. Such revelations would also bring to the fore the ties Iran holds with Mexican drug cartels which provides Iranian IRGC terror personnel access to routs into the United States across the southern border and terror techniques training for the drug cartels’ militias making them far more effective in their war with the government and with local peoples in their immediate region. Such revelations were to be protected from becoming public so much so that Alberto Nisman had to be prevented from speaking and that was only possible if he was assassinated. Perhaps the reason the assassination waited until the night before he was to witness before the Argentine parliament was due to their hopes that Alberto Nisman could have been persuaded by some means against testifying all the information he had stored in the only safe place he knew was inaccessible to the terrorists, within his own mind, and that is what had to be erased by any means necessary. Since threats and bribery had likely failed, then there was but one other choice and that led to his being murdered and the investigation into his death has mired and apparently had little success and nobody seems to know anything, anything at all. Silence is golden, especially if bought with threats and reward, golden rewards as money is easily traced, gold not so much. Now all that remains is to see the world’s reactions to the Israeli Prime Minister’s address to Congress and if they will draw any conclusions or continue to allow their eyes to be blinded by rose colored glasses.
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