Thursday, 5 March 2015

Saudi Arabian Reaction: Obama must listen to Netayahu

    As reported by Al Arabiya and United with Israel 

Obama would rather ignore Netanyahu, but a prominent Saudi journalist says that Netanyahu is telling the truth and the American leader should heed his advice.



Faisal Abbas, editor-in-chief of the prominent Saudi Al-Arabiya newspaper begs to defer and urges US President Barack Obama to listen closely to what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to say – adding, however, that “it is extremely rare for any reasonable person to ever agree with anything Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says or does.”
Abbas concedes, however, that “one must admit, Bibi did get it right, at least when it came to dealing with Iran.”

“The Israeli prime minister managed to hit the nail right on the head when he said that Middle Eastern countries are collapsing and that ‘terror organizations, mostly backed by Iran, are filling in the vacuum’ during a recent ceremony held in Tel Aviv to thank outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz for his role during ‘challenging’ times.’”
As Netanyahu stood in front of a bipartisan session of Congress on Tuesday, delivering his historic address on Iran’s nuclear threat, Obama was reportedly holding a conference call with European leaders to discuss the crisis in the Ukraine.

After reading the speech text, Obama responded by saying that Netanyahu said nothing new.

"Iran – Exporter of Terror"
“In just a few words, Mr. Netanyahu managed to accurately summarize a clear and present danger, not just to Israel (which obviously is his concern), but to other U.S. allies in the region,” Abbas asserts.
“What is absurd, however, is that despite this being perhaps the only thing that brings together Arabs and Israelis (as it threatens them all), the only stakeholder that seems not to realize the danger of the situation is President Obama, who is now infamous for being the latest pen-pal of the Supreme Leader of the World’s biggest terrorist regime: Ayottallah Ali Khamenei.”

Everyone agrees that it would be better to rid Iran of its nuclear abilities in a peaceful fashion. “However, any reasonable man CAN’T possibly turn a blind eye to the other realities on the ground,” he writes

“Indeed, it is Mr. Obama’s controversial take on managing global conflicts that raises serious questions,” Abbas says, pointing to Obama failure in Syria as an acute example for this policy failure.

“The real Iranian threat is not JUST the regime’s nuclear ambitions, but its expansionist approach and state-sponsored terrorism activities which are still ongoing,” he warns. He further points out that Iran has moved from covert to overt terror actions.

“Not only is Iran responsible for sponsoring Shiite terrorist groups, but Sunni ones too,” Abbas cautions. “In fact, according to the US’s own State Department, Tehran was home to a number of Al-Qaeda facilitators and high ranking financiers. These accusations are also backed by findings of the US Treasury Department as well.”
There are terrorists in other Arab countries, Abbas admits, but they are officially outlawed and in hiding. However, “the same, sadly, doesn’t apply to the terrorists of Iran; these are in uniform, hold government positions and are not bothering to hide their evil plots anymore!”

Original files by al Arabya English 

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