The ‘Grand Aya-told-ya-so’ has been muttering through his beard about how the WEST (read Israel and the US) is going to be ‘punched’ on Feb 11, 2010, the anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the advent of the most virulent Islamic fundamentalist regime in the world. The Ayatollahs, with the weak, inept Jimmy Carter at the helm of the United States, declared war and have been waging that war on us ever since, deftly utilizing their surrogates throughout the world, as they built their international terror networks with one end game in mind. The goal of that end game is nothing less than world-wide fundamentalist domination. The only substantial obstruction to the realization of that goal has been Israel and the United States of America.
The Ayatollahs are directly responsible for the deaths of many thousands of American and Israeli men, women and children over the last thirty years, as well as thousands in other countries around the globe. They have much to answer for. To us, to Israel, but most of all to their own people who have suffered immeasurably under the iron boot of brutal totalitarian oppression.
There have been stories of unrest coming out of Iran for years. The advent of computer technology, the internet and satellite communications have allowed clarification of the situation inside of Iran. With many thousands of Iranian refugees here in this country and around the free world a better picture of events in Iran is emerging.
Recent stories and videos show a picture of practically universal resistance to the brutal Islamist regime. The stories we see and hear are only a small portion of the whole, as resistance has been brutally suppressed. The courage of the Iranian people striving for the freedoms we take so much for granted cannot be understated. They risk their lives on a daily basis to get news, pictures and videos out to the free world.
The Grand Ayatollah’s ‘punch’ against the west is to be a nationwide display of Islamic strength and unity, with hundreds of thousands of people imported into the capital to participate in a massive extravaganza. In an ironic note, huge and extensive public address sound systems have been installed throughout the city to drown out the voices of the protesters. When it was tested, instead of playing the anthem of the Islamic Republic, it played the anthem of the late Shah of Iran!
There are massive demonstrations emerging all over the nation that are sure to be brutally suppressed. If we had a President with even a tiny amount of character and courage he would support this nascent revolution by a people who are, and would be, friendly to the United States and Israel. But our leader is NOT a man of conviction. He is not a man of character. Having come from a tradition of warriors, I have the distinct impression that he has no courage either.
In the meantime, the Israelis and the United States continue to build up forces in the gulf and off the shores of Iran. Israel has naval and special forces assets in the region. Israel faces a dicey proposition in facing off with Iran as it will almost certainly encounter the Syrians, the Lebanese Hezbollah, which all but runs the country, and the Palestinian Hamas. According to some reports Hezbollah has trained some 5000 men, who with Syrian help would sweep across the border to seize towns in Galilee. The Syrians have become increasingly belligerent in recent weeks. Additionally, Syria has reportedly supplied Hezbollah with the Fateh 110 mobile missile system which has a range of 250 miles and could hit targets anywhere in Israel. Israel has warned Syria that she considers it to be an act of war.
Between the massive unrest of its own people and what looks like eminent hostilities between Iran and Israel, the Ayatollahs may just get a whole lot more than they bargained for.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010