One of Iran’s defensive tactics is to bribe and employ Arab traitors for stirring up unrest in their countries. These traitors sacrifice the security of their own countries in order to serve the interest of the abhorrent Persian enemy. Prominent among these Persian proxies are those found in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen.
In Lebanon, Hezbollah controls security and the country’s peace and war decisions. As for the Lebanese army, it is weak and helpless in front of Hezbollah’s strength. In fact, Lebanese generals solicit the blessings of Hezbollah to seek promotion within the army.
Ironically, President Aoun is the main ally of Hezbollah that is both against the army and the government. The party is loyal only to the clerics in Tehran. Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah blatantly admits this and even states that the expenses of his party and the wages of the militia come from Vilayat-e Faqih. Nasrallah, does not mind to turn Lebanon and its capabilities into the first line of defense for Persian clerics.
The same approach – though in a lesser degree – is followed by Iranian militias in Iraq. These militias control the Iraqi parliament and impede the passing of any piece of legislation that Tehran may find incompatible with its interest.
No parliamentary resolution is allowed to pass unless Tehran approves it. Meanwhile, in Yemen, the Houthis and their leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi cannot take any independent decision. Orders come from Tehran and they are implemented in Yemen.
The mullahs’ state is currently reeling under an American economic blockade, which might last a long time. Therefore, these Iranian proxies do not mind destroying their own countries for the sake of Vilayat-e-Faqih.
In my view, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen may witness serious developments in 2019, a year that might seriously undermine security and peace in these countriesMohammed Al Shaikh
No choice but to obey
These militias are ready to turn their states into ashes to carry out Vilayat-e-Faqih orders. They consider this as divine ordinance, which the Shiite soldier have no choice but to obey. Lebanon is now escalating tensions with Israel to blackmail the Americans to lift the siege on Iran.
I believe that the Israelis would find a chance to settle their score with Hezbollah especially as Trump’s America has put its entire weight to pressure Iran into either complying with US conditions or suffer the gradual increase in the siege till it destroys Iran’s weak economy which even though it can resist the sanctions’ consequences on the short term, it cannot do so on the medium and long term.
It seems that the US whose decisions are controlled by hawks is determined to proceed with the blockade. However, before Iran is destroyed, it would destroy Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen along the way.
In my view, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen may witness serious developments in 2019, a year that might seriously undermine security and peace in these countries. The first country to pose the biggest problem for the Americans might be Lebanon.
Anyway, I am certain that the whole of the Middle East would not calm down and security will not be established until this regime is overthrown as it is the prime source which terrorists derive the reasons for their existence.
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Mohammed Al Shaikh is a Saudi writer with al-Jazirah newspaper. He tweets @alshaikhmhmd.