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You are right on the mark Frank! Thanks! In addition to what you’ve pointed out some at The Real News dot com and CounterPunch are claiming that Trump, Pence and Israel are encouraging a Sunni v Shiite war. They claim that Iran — not the Saudis — are the major sponsor of terrorism (with terrorism being the justification for genocide of innocents given nuclear war is now on the table.) It is plausible given Netanyahu’s history toward Iran, and far right evangelicals like Michelle Bachmann’s calls to “bomb Iran” —- not to mention far right generals who claim we are in a war with Islam — as well as the president’s inauguration speech — and Israel’s far right that is focused on expanding Greater Israel. I’m recalling the 1970s NYT’s evangelical “bestseller”, “The Late Great Planet Earth” by Hal Lindsay. Lindsay claimed Russia would move down into the Middle East to be part of Armageddon. Given Russia is Iran’s ally, part of me wonders if the evangelical right and their ilk are intentionally manipulating world events to appear to fulfill biblical prophesy — as they define it — as well as making billions selling arms and security. When Bannon states that war with Islam is “inevitable”, it furthers my concerns because psychopaths have no moral brakes and they love (and need) the stimulation risk taking provides. Concern for innocent people people is not even on their radar. We all are simply objects to them to be used and disposed of as they see fit.
Good points Frank! Some on The Real News dot com and CounterPunch are saying that what Trump, Pence et al and Israel are trying to create is a war between Sunnis and Shiites. This explains one goal that warmongers have in common with evangelicals who tend to be Christian Zionists. How many times did Bachmann ask Obama to “bomb Iran?” How many times has she and her brainwashed troop declared “we are in end times?”
Hi Frank, While I believe it is important to have a dialog with our enemy, it is as you say “perfect” that this creep, our President, sign a multi-billion dollar deal with the Wahabi supporting murderers of Saudi Arabia! It is shameful, disgraceful, and unforgivable!
Hello, Frank! I searched your website for a similar post from when President Obama was doing this with Saudi Arabia but I could not find anything. I’m assuming you protested when President Obama signed record-breaking arms sales to Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia? [The Obama Arms Bazaar: Record Sales, Troubling Results http://lobelog.com/the-obama-arms-bazaar-record-sales-troubling-results/%5D Was there something about President Obama’s deals that made them morally defensible?
Good point, but this blog is new and thus of course you’d find nothing about the O presidency in it at all… The Dems have been stupid about the Saudi extremism too. Thanks for writing, F
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