The calm before the US-Iran storm

The faster you wake up and have sight in the dark, the less are your losses, shocks and painful repercussions.

We must admit that we have been deceived by the innocence of Sunni and Shiite religious leaders who led extremist campaigns. Iran, through Khomeini, led Shiite extremism in the world, and it’s been part of the ongoing Sunni-Shiite conflict in the Arab world as it produced other extremist groups like Hezbollah, the Houthis, the Popular Mobilization, the Ashtar Brigades and others. He who led this extremism, however, is involved with the US.

The same applies to Sunni extremism, from al-Qaeda, to al-Nusra and ISIS, as he who led it has been involved with the US ever since its rise in the 1980s. The documents released and statements about them confirm these facts and prove that that the Americans will later admit what they cast away for a while – just like they admitted their ties with Khomeini and al-Qaeda which they previously denied.

Audio and video recordings confirm that they funded Khomeini ever since he was in Paris and funded al-Qaeda since the days of Bin Laden, Zawahiri and Abdullah Azzam.

After Hilary Clinton admitted that the US established al-Qaeda, funded it and trained it, we realized that the “death to America” slogan which jihadists raised was just a slogan that was used to control those who were deceived by the sanctity of armed religious organizations.


The segments I aired on the program “My responsibility” on the Bahraini television channel shocked many, especially youth, who for the last 20 years heard about sectarian conflicts and murder in the Arab world and thought this is how it’s been since forever.

US confessions

America’s confessions regarding the documents, which were published last year, and which we did not give much attention to, confirm that the US funded Khomeini with four cheques worth $165 million in the 1980’s, i.e. before he returned to Iran. Photos of correspondence between him and the American administration at the time were also published.

We thus realized that this whole story about “death to Great Satan” was a mere trick to maintain control over the herd of sheep that’s dragged behind fake slogans. After Hilary Clinton admitted that the US established al-Qaeda, funded it and trained it, we realized that the “death to America” slogan which jihadists raised was just a slogan that was used to control those who were deceived by the sanctity of armed religious organizations.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former US national security advisor, admitted, according to audio and video recordings, that the US succeeded in transferring the conflict with American ambitions to control the region into a sectarian conflict. It was also allegedly revealed that there was a roadmap for a new Middle East as indicated by Condoleezza Rice during her visit to Tel Aviv in 2006.

Recalculate

After all this, we must reconsider our calculations and spread awareness about these facts among the sheep that are still dragged behind American-Iranian interests while they cheer for Hezbollah or the Brotherhood or join al-Nujaba or recruit for al-Nusra.

Isn’t it time that they realize they are being sold and bought? Isn’t it time they realize that their ignorance and blindness destroyed their countries while Iran lives in prosperity thanks to agreements with the US being sealed behind our backs?

Remember how they denied these facts for years and acknowledged them now. Today they are denying the incidents and the repercussions of these crimes but they will admit them years later. However at that point, another generation will have been lost and our region will have been divided.

This article is also available in Arabic.
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Sawsan Al Shaer is a Bahraini writer and journalist. She tweets under the handle @sawsanalshaer.

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