Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Is Obama Ready to Confront Iran Over Yemen?

The Obama administration, while showing willingness to cave in to just about every Iranian demand in the ongoing nuclear negotiations, appears to be flexing its muscles in the Yemen proxy fight between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is headed toward the waters off Yemen from the Persian Gulf, escorted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy. Its presence will add to the fleet of other American warships already there, including cruisers and destroyers, conducting maritime security operations in or around the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb and the Southern Red Sea. If President Obama's track record of backing down in the face of Iranian demands in the nuclear talks is any indication, Iran does not have much to worry about. He will most likely back down as well from undertaking any consequential confrontation with Iran over Yemen. [more...]

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Iran Deal and What People Can Do Now to Stop It

This treaty/deal/agreement - whatever they are calling it - is bogus. The Iranian's signature on the agreement is worthless. Remember, we are dealing with a theocracy that bases everything it does on Islamic principles including principles of war and dealing with or deceiving your enemy.

One of the major tactics practiced by the prophet Mohammed in war is deception. There is even a law in Islam called "Taqiyah" which means you can utter any lie or sign any agreement to deceive your enemy while you are in a weak position. You can break that agreement as soon as you think you can defeat your enemy. 

Prophet Mohammed signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans called the "Treaty of Hudaybiah," which I discuss in my book. They were in a battle and he couldn't defeat them, so he signed the treaty with them promising that he will cease any confrontation or attack with them. Mohammad used the treaty to build his army and train and strengthen it. He broke the treaty two years later and attacked Mecca and took over the city in 24 hours because the Meccans were not expecting it. Thus, it became the principle battle of war strategy in Islam.
An example of this principle being used in recent years was the Oslo accord signed between Israel and Yasser Arafat in 1993. When the Arab media would ask Yasser Arafat, "How could you sign a peace treaty with the devil?" he would tell them: "Remember Hudaibiyah." The Arab street understood exactly what he was talking about while the West, including Israel, was oblivious. Arafat used the peace accord to build his police and train them (armed and trained by the Israelis, no less). In less than 8 years, Arafat turned against Israel and used his own forces trained by Israel to attack Israel and start the second Intifada. As a result, today Gaza is a mini terror state ruled by Hamas. Israel has a wall surrounding it to protect it from suicide bombers. Rockets fall like rain on Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian Authority is basically nothing, except this time with Iran, we are doomed when Iran finishes the nuclear bomb. The West is too blind to see the writing on the wall or even learn from history.