By Mordechai Ben-Menachem
We all need to recognize that this is the great challenge of the early years of the 21st century; the great goal of our age is the defeat of radical Islam in all its forms.
Egyptian President al-Sisi said, in a beginning of year message to all of the Egyptian People, “It is inconceivable that the thinking we hold most sacred should cause the entire Umma [Islamic peoples] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. …How is it possible that 1.6 billion Muslims should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants — that is 7 billion — so that they themselves may live? … if this is not changed, it may eventually lead to the religion’s self destruction.” This was stated in front of a gathering of Islamic clergy, at Al Azhar University, the leading and oldest seat of Sunni scholarship.
The man is enormously strong, brave and intelligent and it is very unfortunate that this very important news is not disseminating throughout the West – some might even say, that it is being somewhat suppressed by ‘traditional’ media outlets.
In lieu of the first statement, why this is so important here is that for now, there just ‘may’ be at least one serious person in the world of Sunni Islam who is making some effort at curbing the horrible barbarism we have been seeing for two decades from Sunni Islam (e.g., Al Qaeda and Islamic State). Most, most unfortunately, we are seeing no such efforts from within Shai Islam. (To be strictly fair, Azerbaijan is a Shai Islam state that excels at being a contributing and productive member of the family of nations. However, the nation does not act to influence the ‘World of Shai Islam’ but they look mostly inwards; thus I exclude them from the statement of criticism stated above.)
The center of Shai Islam is Iran. Tehran is now claiming that they have ‘conquered’ four Arab capitols: Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad and now Sanaa. Iran’s Leader’s strong desire for mass casualty weapons is well known, as is their decades-long support for all types of Islamic Terror and warfare against the West.
Their support for, and active participation in, the international Drug Trade is less well known but is nonetheless significant – the Iranian Government is the world’s largest drug gang.
But now we see them moving in a very significant direction – not a surprising one given their constant refrains of “Death to America” at every rally.
ImageSat has recently published new photographs showing the Mullah’s latest development (here) – right in the middle of the so-called negotiations to limit their acquisition of new destructive technologies. We see a new generation of 27-meter-high, multi-staged missile, capable of delivering a nuclear warhead “well beyond Europe” (here).
A satellite image shown on Israel’s Channel 2 news, January 21, 2015, said to show a new long-range Iranian missile on a launch pad outside Tehran. (Channel 2 screenshot)
So, once again, what was Iranian General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, the IRGC leading missiles expert, doing on the Syrian Golan Heights last week? (The convoy was taken out, ostensibly, by Israeli helicopters – the action killed Allahdadi and a bunch of other baddies; very, very bad guys.)
Simple, the Golan Heights is the highest point between the Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia (erstwhile Iraq). From there, not only can they devastate any and every European City and Capitol, but they can strike at every US Eastern Seaboard City, as well. If this missile base was to be built – they already have a missile base in Venezuela – the majority of the United States comes under threat of imminent attack. As opposed to the former Soviet Union, which had much to loose (Mutual Assured Destruction) the Muslim-Shia regime in Tehran desires destruction, as this is the way to bring their Mahdi.
How was it that General Haig described Israel? America’s largest, and most unsinkable aircraft carrier – I believe is the way he expressed it. Once again Israel is called upon to protect vital US interests; this time, not US-ME interests, but vital homeland interests.
With Iran, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela (and perhaps Turkey) working together to prefect nuclear weapons, the farce of the negotiations gets thinner with each discovery. These missiles are not meant to be used for picking fruit growing on the moon. They have exactly one use – massive war and destruction. As Sisi said: “…1.6 billion Muslims should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants…”
Get used to it America. The Homeland is not safe today and it is not getting any safer.
Persia delenda est … Ceterum censeo Persia esse delendam?
Mordechai Ben-Menachem is a former researcher/lecturer at Ben-Gurion University and an author of 30 book ranging from engineering to poetry. He is also an ordained clergyman and a former soldier. He currently lives in Jerusalem.