Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Obama Brings us Together

Dry Bones, Kirschen,Israel, Iran, Egypt, Hamas, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Obama, nukes, middle East, mid east, Sunni, Shia,
According to a recent report:
Popular Egyptian TV host urges Israel to attack Iran.
"The Obama administration has so effectively alienated the Arab World’s Sunni Muslim regimes in states like Egypt and Saudi Arabia that they are turning to Israel to see their interests looked after. Now that’s a legacy achievement. “Our dear friend [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,” Okasha began, “please.”

“Iran faces you and the Bushehr reactor faces you,” he added. “Put your trust in God and bomb it.”

“We are with you and if you need fuel for the jets, we will give it to you,” he continued.

Okasha, while perhaps not representative of the Egyptian people, is often representative of the government in Cairo led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. His personal antipathy toward Hamas and the deposed Muslim Brotherhood is well-documented.

“I swear here, on live television, I will break the law and go to his home in the fifth district [of Cairo] and hang him on Bab Zuweila,” Okasha said of Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk in September. The monument to which he referred is a famous ancient gate to the city of Cairo.

Okasha’s colorful nature aside, his apparent endorsement of an Israeli strike on Iranian targets is reflective of an unspoken but apparent alliance of necessity between the region’s Sunni dictators and the Israeli state as Iranian influence expands across the Middle East.

“The Israeli prime minister’s public confrontation with President Barack Obama over the U.S. administration’s pursuit of a nuclear bargain with Iran may have drawn all the spotlight this week,” The Wall Street Journal reported in early March. “But America’s other key allies across the Middle East—such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates—are just as distraught, even if they lack the kind of lobbying platform that Benjamin Netanyahu was offered in Congress.”" -more

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