Washington Wants Coalition of Sunni Regimes to Fight Iran. Okay, But Tehran Would Completely Crush Them
The Saudis can't even defeat the poorly-equipped Houthis in Yemen. Good luck fighting a well-trained, well-armed military backed by Moscow
We know it's a badly-abused cliché, but we really did laugh out loud after reading that Washington is "working to create a military alliance of Sunni Arab nations" to "counter" Iran.
Close your eyes and imagine NATO. Are you seeing visions of an incompetent, useless dinosaur that can't tell the difference between a wedding party and a terrorist pow-wow? Now clear your mind and imagine a NATO-like coalition with Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as members. Imagine that this coalition of medieval failures had one mission, and one mission only: to provoke a war with Iran.
Typical. Washington has finally realized that Americans have zero interest in starting a war with Iran, despite years of tireless propaganda portraying Tehran as an existential threat to humanity (or Israel, but what's the difference, right?).
They've tried everything — even lobbing accusations that are easily debunked with a simple Google search.
This is true desperation seeping out of Washington's adult diapers.
Iran isn't Syria. It doesn't have to worry about appeasing 1,000 different ethnic and religious groups. It's a proud country with a long history of fighting off foreign parasites.
A Sunni war against Iran would have likely been a disaster even 10 years ago. Today? Suicidal. Russia is now a dependable political and military ally for Tehran, and the idea that Washington will somehow drive a wedge between Moscow and Tehran is ludicrous.
Russia would do everything it could to help Iran fight off Sunni fanatics, for the same reason it was persuaded to intervene in Syria: Because if Washington's "moderates" were to overrun the Middle East, Russia would be next.
— Elijah J. Magnier (@EjmAlrai)February 12, 2017
And people are worried that Moscow will abandon Tehran? For Russia, Iran is a holy grail of business opportunities and security cooperation.
If there's one takeaway from Syria, it's that Washington loves to stir up trouble in countries that can't defend themselves. But when a formidable force such as Russia steps into the ring, the Americans run for the hills (while crying foul, of course).
Even with full support of Washington and Israel (Israel would have to stay in the shadows, to keep up appearances), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE would get a Russian-backed Persian beating that they would never forget.
The icing on the cake would be that this "anti-Iran" bloc would include some of the most autocratic states on earth — anti-women, anti-democratic, anti-everything — and it would be a true joy to watch Washington claim that Saudi Arabia and Qatar were fighting Iran to protect democracy in the Middle East.
It won't work.
Iran isn't Iraq. It isn't Libya. And it isn't Syria. And it already has the full backing of Russia.
If Washington were smart, it would take note.