Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Arab Dominoes
While there may be no natural affinity between the Sunni populations rising up in the streets and the Shia Iranians, those new revolutionaries are wittingly or unwittingly doing Iran's bidding, particularly in Egypt. From the Middle Eastern perspective, it has often been said that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". In shedding leaders long seen as amenable to the West, America, and in the case of Egypt's Mubarak- more acceptable even to Israel than most ponderable alternatives, Iran is the one nation whose interests are most served. Not that Muslim Brotherhood members could reach accord on much with the Iranian mullahs, but both are favorably disposed to rid the world of the Jewish State of Israel. Even though Iran may not have a pronounced and direct role in the demonstrations on Egypt's streets, replacing Mubarak enhances the prestige and power of the most dangerous regime on earth- Iran.