Monday, June 17, 2013

Here We Go Again

Islam is in the middle of a war between Sunni and Shia Muslims; its own version of the Thirty Years' War between Catholics and Protestants in Europe (1618-1648). Only this war will be far longer than thirty years. There was no United States in the 17th century, so we don't know for certain whether or not the US would side with the Protestants, though I imagine we would. But when it comes to the Islamic version of this war, we can proudly say that we are not taking sides, and in fact support both sides.

When we went to war in Iraq we took out the Sunnis and supported the Shia. Now as we start a short march to war in Syria we will take out the Shia in support of the Sunnis. In other words we helped Iran in Iraq and nowAl Qaeda in Syria.

The US aligning with Al Qaeda? You can't make up this stuff.

I know the president says we are only arming rebels we like, but if you think the weapons we are about to send to Syrian rebels will only fall into the hands of New Republic subscribers, you have another think coming.

We are going to war with Hezbollah backed by Iran and Russia. Which means we are siding with Al Qaeda and other Sunni fanatics and the Muslim Brotherhood. More accurately, we are entering into a proxy war with Iran and Russia. This is huge. We are moving into Armageddon country.

This is what End Times believers have warned us about for decades. John Hagee told us the day is coming when Iran and Russia will descend on Israel and seek her complete annihilation. Well, that time is almost upon us. This war in Syria is a not a war but a front in a war that will engulf the entire Arab world. Egypt is already ramping up its rhetoric against Syria which is just another way of saying the Muslim Brotherhood is ramping up for war with Hezbollah which is another way of saying that the war between Sunnis and Shia is escalating wildly.

And who is going to reap the unintended consequences of all of this? Israel.

I don't have a foreign policy suggestion for the President regarding Syria. But I would suggest the following points to the President, to Jews (both American and Israeli), and to the American people as a whole:

To the President I suggest that 1) For every dollar we spend on arming both sides of the Muslim civil war (and we are doing that), he would urge the President to get Congress to spend 100 times that on helping Israel prepare for the jihad that is coming regardless who wins in Syria, and 2) I would ask that the President to push to reinstitute a universal draft as soon as possible: The only thing that will stop the US from going to war in Syria (against Iran, Russia, and Shia Islam) is to make sure that the children of the 1% are as vulnerable to dying there as the children of the 99%.

To Jews I would suggest 1) that we use our lobby efforts to support the two proposals just mentioned, and our communication skills to begin an all out propaganda campaign to convince Americans that having their sons and daughters die defending Israel is a worthy cause, and that all out war with Russia and Iran to save the Jews is somehow in America's best interest. I worry that for all our talk of loving Israel, few Americans are willing to die for her. And 2) that we send our children to train in the Israeli defense force so that they are ready to fight and die for the country we endlessly claim in our homeland.

3. To the American people I suggest that, give the failure to implement my previous suggestions, we all become Southern Baptists and pray that the Rapture will take us into heaven before Iran, Syria, and Russia erase Israel and then America from the face of the earth.


Mordechai Ben Nathan said...

Rami...... I am concerned by what appears to me to be a certain apocalyptic, depressive, hopeless outlook. In the words of Charles Dickens: "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times". May i suggest you take a few deep breaths, drink some peppermint tea, chant "om". You will feel better in the morning. Watch the sun rise and listen to the birdies, purge yourself of the excess of estrogen coursing through you body giving you the vapors. Listen to uncle Morty. You will feel better. Repeat: I think I can; I think I can; I think I can. I hope I have given some confort.

Rabbi Rami said...

That worked for the "Little Train that Could," Uncle Morty, so maybe it will work for me. Thanks.