Gulf States Warm to Iran
by Yaakov Lappin
"Armed with a sword and a smile, Iran has been making offers that its
cowered Sunni neighbors can't refuse. 'We propose the establishment of
economical and security pacts and institutions among the seven
states', Ahmadinejad told a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) at the beginning of the month. Iran wants a regional set-up free
from 'foreign influence', Ahmadinejad said".
When Iran's President, Ahmadinejad, says he wants the GCC to be set up
"without foreign influence", you can safely read into that statement
"Western Influence", especially any Israeli and/or American.
"The fact that Iran was invited to the GCC conference right after the
US National Intelligence Estimate ruled that the Islamic Republic
halted work on nuclear weapons in 2003 is no coincidence. The NIE is
seen as a sign of an American retreat. The report is a cannon ball
that has blown an irreparable hole in the ship sailing towards
significantly tighter UN sanctions on Iran. As that ship sinks, the
one behind it, carrying the US military option vis-à-vis Iran, has
made a U-turn, in the eyes of Gulf states. Ahmadinejad has become a
Gulf celebrity, invited to conferences and pilgrimages other Iranian
leaders could only dream of attending; The Gulf states are scared."
How scared are the Gulf States?
This YNET report began speaking of the greatly symbolic invitation
from Sunni Saudi Arabia to Shi'ite Iran to attend the Hajj religious
festival in Mecca. Sunni and Shi'ite have been battling each other for
over 1,000 years, so their apparent reconciliation, as exemplied by
President Ahmadinejad attending the Hajj festival, is truly
What has caused this huge turn of events?
President Bush's four years of unrelenting war pressure on Iran has
caused the following sequence of events.
1) Russia has stepped into the fray, personally guaranteeing Iran's
protection and survival. Putin even stated that "an attack on Iran
will be considered as an attack on Russia".
2) Russia and China have armed Iran to the teeth! Right now, Iran is a
military superpower in the Arab region. Her military capability is
staggering the imaginations of all Arab states, and stoking their
fears. If Iran continues to pressure pro-Western Arab nations,
President Bush might soon realize that there are no "moderate" Arab
3) President Ahmadinejad is now viewed as an Arab hero, because he had
the courage to stand up to the Americans -- and he is seen as having
won! Furthermore, the Iranian President is seen as helping Russia
create the strategy by which the American threat could be defeated.
Therefore, Russia's diplomatic stature within the Arab world is rising
rapidly, at the very time we are expecting all events in the End of
the Age to begin to occur. In other words, at just the right time in
world history, Russia's prestige is skyrocketing amongst the very
nations which are prophesied to march with Russian forces in the
attack on Israel (Ezekiel 38-39)
4) Since President Ahmadinejad has publicly stated his belief that the
Islamic Messiah is about to appear, his perceived victory over
President Bush enhances his ability to lead Shi'ites to follow the man
who will one day arise, claiming to be the Messiah which all the
world's religions are expecting.
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