Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AP — Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Calls For Arming Gaza To Fight Israel

Ominous. John Kerry is calling for disarmament of Hamas as necessary condition for a negotiated settlement. Is this a clash of civilizations in the making?
Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday called on Muslims from around the world to help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel. 
The call by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was his latest such message during the ongoing war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel.
Khamenei claims that while Israel and America seek to disarm Hamas, Iran says "the opposite ... the Muslim World has a duty to arm the Palestinian nation by all means."
This puts US vassal states in the region at odds with popular sentiment. It's an indirect attack on the Saudi rulership, and it represents a further division of Sunnis and Shi'ites as to who is representative of Islam.

The World Post
Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Calls For Arming Gaza To Fight Israel

See also Sabrina Siddiqul, Americans' Attitudes Toward Muslims And Arabs Are Getting Worse, Poll Finds


Tom Hickey said...

Looking like a lead in to Armageddon.

Ryan Harris said...

Probably best for the world to build a united East that can collectively act against the United States and Europe, to prevent western systems from spreading further.
Iran's government isn't wonderful, obviously, but the enemy of your enemy is your friend. And any government, anywhere, that stands up and opposes to the two party regime in Washington is at least helping in some small way to chip away at the external systems that give the two party corporate-government respectability and legitimacy.

Peter Pan said...

The ME regimes have treated the Palestinians as a political football for decades. Just more of the same.