CHARLOTTE, November 30, 2013 – While Barack Obama does his best to keep the Affordable Care Act out of the headlines after another deadline is set to become history, the Geneva Agreement with Iran is quietly changing the face of the Middle East.
The ramifications of the negotiations are far greater than the administration is admitting and significantly more troubling than the media is reporting. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has published the first of several papers intended to explain developments in the Middle East as they pertain to Iran. If true, the issues go significantly beyond the Iranian nuclear problem to a magnitude that may change the face of the region forever, and not in a positive way.
To a large degree the information has been overlooked by Western media, but according to MEMRI, it is being widely reported and discussed in the Middle East. Most notably, Iran’s efforts to obtain nuclear weapons are just the tip of the iceberg.
In the words of A. Savyon and Y. Carmon, “the Iranian regime’s threat to the entire region and internationally has never been solely that of a nuclear bomb. Rather, it is a threat because it is an ideological Islamic revolutionary regime, that openly threatens the other regimes in the Middle East with ideological incitement and subversive activity.”
Savyon and Carmon go on to state, “With regard to this comprehensive threat posed by the Iranian regime, the
By itself the consequences of MEMRI’s research is dire, but more frightening are the implications that lead directly back to the White House and the Obama administration.
“The agreement shifts the geostrategic power relations in the Middle East and replaces the Arab-Sunni hegemony, which for decades maintained the pro-Western status quo in the Middle East, with Iranian hegemony, which remains as anti-West as it has always been,” write Savyon and Carmon.
Following that statement, MEMRI reaches the dangerous crux of the issue, “…led by President Obama and stemming from his ideology – which he first presented openly in his 2009 addresses at the Turkish Parliament and
“Obama presented a vision of an America that identifies with the aspirations and interests of the Arab and Muslim peoples and disregards their regimes. Obama’s perception does not stem from weakness but is ideologically directed; it dovetails with and intensifies the revolutionary changes taking place in the Arab world since the Arab Spring, with the aim of integrating the U.S. into the Arab and Muslim world of the future. Obama sees Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary regime as a legitimate regime.”
Unquestionably there is room for speculation and debate about the ideas presented by Savyon and Carmon, but if their analyses are correct, they clearly explain much about what transpired in recent weeks in
Whatever Barack Obama’s motivations may be, MEMRI says, ‘…the
Adding further tension to an already tense situation, Savyon and Carmon believe Obama’s strategy will ultimately backfire on him. “Despite President Obama’s expectation that Iran will respond to his move, it is doubtful that the Iranians and their allies in the increasingly strong resistance axis will give his administration the cooperation that he needs in order to advance his historic agenda.”
As MEMRI points out above, this may not stem from weakness on Obama’s part, but it also demonstrates that he is dealing in areas he does not understand even though he believes he does. As a result, Savyon and Carmon are predicting a backlash that has serious consequences throughout the world when they state, “Iran strives to change the global world order that is led by the U.S., and is seeking a status equal to or greater than that of today’s superpowers.
“Furthermore, this historic move by Obama will lead to regional instability. It will not assuage the existing tensions and conflicts; it will only inflame them.”
This is not a game for amateurs. Even if Obama was as adept at foreign policy as he believes he is, he is still walking a dangerous tightrope that threaten global stability by attempting to restructure the Middle East to suit his personal ideologies.
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