the Arabic apathy revisited

I must say that I seriously don’t understand the broad Arabic position in this position. Politically, there is much more to gain if they would stand against the US-Israeli synergy. First, they can calm their internal dissensions, especially in countries like Saudi Arabia where you have a significant Shiite minority. Second, they stop the inevitable confrontation with Iran that the US is pushing for, thereby strengthening regional links.

In other words, they can create more legitimacy around their long-held throne and possibly escape the sectarian and more parochial divisions that the US is planning for in the region. And they can do this very easily. These States – unlike what they think – are those on which the US depends for a successful penetration of the region and not the reverse. They have many political weapons at their disposal. They could for example provoke a shortage in the supply of oil. Now that they are awash with surplus cash from the high price of oil, they could easily pressure the western world just like in 1973.

What are Arabs waiting for then? Lift your head up, and take bold steps. Now is the time to show that this part of the world is not made of short-sighted individuals, sectarian elites, and parochial interests. In a matter of days you can make Israeli swallow their ego back inside, and clearly show the Americans that the ride is over.
I must say that I seriously don’t understand the broad Arabic position in this position. Politically, there is much more to gain if they would stand against the US-Israeli synergy. First, they can calm their internal dissensions, especially in countries like Saudi Arabia where you have a significant Shiite minority. Second, they stop the inevitable confrontation with Iran that the US is pushing for, thereby strengthening regional links.

In other words, they can create more legitimacy around their long-held throne and possibly escape the sectarian and more parochial divisions that the US is planning for in the region. And they can do this very easily. These States – unlike what they think – are those on which the US depends for a successful penetration of the region and not the reverse. They have many political weapons at their disposal. They could for example provoke a shortage in the supply of oil. Now that they are awash with surplus cash from the high price of oil, they could easily pressure the western world just like in 1973.

What are Arabs waiting for then? Lift your head up, and take bold steps. Now is the time to show that this part of the world is not made of short-sighted individuals, sectarian elites, and parochial interests. In a matter of days you can make Israeli swallow their ego back inside, and clearly show the Americans that the ride is over.

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2 Replies to “the Arabic apathy revisited”

  1. They thought they can use Israel to weaken Iran. They presumed the war would be a matter of a few days. They didn’t think Hezbollah would be a match to the IDF. They backed off and changed their rethoric because the resistance held on. I think it’s time to stop viewing Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt as castrated cowards, and start seing them as allies of Israel and the United States.

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