Trump the saviour of ArabismMay 22, 2017
There was no surprise in US President Donald Trump’s message to the Islamic world, as it was to be one against Iran, Syria and the so-called Islamic State.
What was surprising is the reaction by moderates after the speech, showing their utter disgust or complete surprise that Trump took Iran and its Arab allies to the task.
But the very fact that Trump decided to deliver his a-la-Barack-Obama speech-in-the-Middle-East in Saudi Arabia is quite a surprise.
The question here is why did he not deliver the speech at the Jerusalem Hill top, given his absolute trust and faith in the Israeli regime?
Seriously, Trump’s anti-Iran stance is not unexpected at all.
Did anyone expect Trump to forget to condemn the ISIS in his speech? No.
Likewise, no one thought Trump would be kind to Iran, not after his electoral campaign banter against Teheran and its nuclear program.
But what has escaped the minds of those who listened to his speech is that Trump spoke like a ‘paid religious scholar’ who came to the defense of Sauri Arabia and of the Sunni world.
DEPARTING FROM OBAMA’s MISCHIEF
While Obama leant towards Iran – in a wicked manner that gave Tehran more room to play against its Sunni foes – and opened the gates of hell for a murderous campaign across the Middle East with the killer ‘Arab Spring’, Trump came as the saviour of Arabism.
His speech was more or less expected by the Saudi gentry, probably aided by the royal aides and will not be surprising at all if he was in touch with the Saudi leaders before he crafted his speech.
The fact that Trump said ‘We will all be judged by God’ is nothing new to the Saudis, as they are telling their people and the Sunni world on a daily basis that the fight against terror is one that is sanctioned by God.
The Saudis have also been telling their people and the people in the Middle East that allowing terror to groom in their midst will be ‘judged by God’.
That is the surprise element in the Trump speech, not what he said about Iran, terror or human rights and so on.
If one would think that Trump was causing the world to shake when he said the fight against terrorism “is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations,” then you must be new to Middle Eastern politics.
Whether the war against ISIS terror “is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it. This is a battle between good and evil,” is something new that Trump said, is questionable.
Every single decent human being knows that.
SOLEMNISING THE ANTI-SHIA RHETORIC
Now, what is the fuss that the Iranians are making about Trump’s speech?
As if they did not know that Trump heading towards Saudi Arabia for his speech gave out the fact that he will be anti-Iran in the end.
Teheran did not expect Trump to go to Saudi Arabia to start a peace process between the Sunni’s and the Shias, he went there instead to solemnise the Sunni war against the Shias.
Yet, the world should not get Trump wrong.
He will deal with Iran the way no other Presidents have done before, and this will be his way of getting the Iranians to pay for their intervention in Syria and for the Yemeni war.
In essence, Trump has allied himself with the Saudi-Sunni league, because he believes this alliance would be able to deal with the ISIS and with Iran, thus cutting off any chances of an overthrow of the Saudi-Sunni league in the Middle East.
That is what he believes the Iranians are aiming at, that is to control the Islamic holy sites in a bid to bring their usual anti-American rhetoric onto the Islamic and the global stage.
Trump made it clear that in his view, Iran has “For decades fuelled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror. It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.”
“Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding for terrorism, and pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve.”
And in return for Trump’s powerful stamp of authority given to the Saudi’s, his friends were greeted with a massive weapons order from the USA.
Since the Saudi’s are fond of brand USA, buying over the McDonalds brand in Southeast Asia and driving the big American cars, why not a spoiler of big, dirty weapons from Uncle Sam?
Again, all these were not unexpected, were they?