One of the biggest shockers to emerge from the fallout of the newly signed nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran is the news, reported today, that Israel has formed an anti-nuke alliance with Saudi Arabia against Iran. Although the alliance has been in the works for several years, the events of this week as the United States signed a dubious and shaky treaty with Iran has prompted an expeditious finalization and implementation.
Many if not most political observers believe the treaty is a huge mistake, given that Iran is the number one state sponsor of terror. The country also has been notorious for misleading the United States and the world concerning a plethora of rogue and criminal activities, including information about its nuclear program.
The deal has been so problematic for U.S. politicians that members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have either blasted the deal or at the very least expressed deep misgivings. But perhaps the most telling signal is the fact that Obama’s so-called new friends and allies in the region are sharply divided on the treaty.
Although Saudi Arabia has been very vocal in making it clear that it opposes the Obama crafted treaty, Egypt has been totally silent on the issue. Their silence is deafening. Obama thought that Egypt would be a close friend and ally once regime change was orchestrated, but what came in to fill the gap left by the former regime was even worse than before. The Muslim Brotherhood tried to turn Egypt into a haven of Islamic extremism. Jews and Christians were slaughtered in cold blood. Their churches and synagogues were burned to the ground. These intolerable circumstances led to yet another regime change as Egypt ousted the extremists and turned to a moderate form of Islam as it had been under Anwar Sadat and recently deposed President Hosni Mubarak.
In spite of the fact that Egypt has been silent on the subject of the treaty, observers on the ground in the region claim that secretly its leaders are so thoroughly opposed to Iran developing nukes that it will join with anyone in the region who is as adamant about the issue as they are. Israel fits the bill, and they have the military power to back up their words with action. Perhaps this is the reason Jordon opposes the nuke deal with Iran.
One more telling fact is to be considered. A major supporter of the Obama/Iran nuke deal is none other than President al Assad of Syria. And it is even more telling that every Muslim state in the region that supports the U.S. deal with Iran are some of the darkest and most dangerous sources of terror anywhere in the world.