Israeli Prime Minister supports ISIS more than his willingness to negotiate with Iran
Even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu currently deals with corruption charges and a difficult campaign to remain in office, the Israeli leader appears more than willing to keep the turmoil in the Middle East percolating. ¬†And in a meeting on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu all but stated to the Eurasian leader who helped bring an end to the Syrian conflict that his allegiance remains on the side of ISIS over that of any nation run by a Shiite coalition.
For Netanyahu and other Israeli officials the chief concern was never the black clad death cult which filmed itself beheading Americans and burning people alive.¬†¬†“Let the Sunni evil prevail,”¬†they say.
Israel is threatening to escalate military action in Syria against perceived Iranian interests.¬†This week Netanyahu¬†declared,¬†“we will act when necessary according to our red lines”¬†while hinting he prefers ISIS presence in Syria as opposed to Iran aligned fighters at his border. This comes as ISIS is now crumbling, and at a time when most world leaders of nations driving the external proxy war in Syria have toned down their rhetoric regarding the future fate of the Assad government.
Bringing Shi’ites into the Sunni sphere will surely have many serious implications both in regard to refugees and to new terrorist acts.¬†We want to prevent a war and that’s why it’s better to raise the alarm early in order to stop deterioration.
Netanyahu’s reference to “the Sunni sphere” came after he summarized the closed door part of the discussion as dealing with¬†“Iran‚Äôs attempt to establish a foothold in Syria in the places where ISIS was defeated and is leaving.”¬†Netanyahu’s comments are a reflection of an extremely disturbing view which has become so prominent within Israeli defense circles as to be considered establishment:¬†that ISIS is ultimately preferable to Iran and Assad.¬†This is to say that continued ISIS presence in Syria and Iraq is a viable option and possibly better than pro-Iranian or even Russian spheres of influence in the Israeli prime minister’s mind. Of course, this “lesser evil is ISIS” view is nothing new. In Israel, for example, there are even¬†“respected” think tanks tied in with major public universities¬†which openly call for allowing ISIS to thrive in Syria.
The Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies, for example, which is one of Israel‚Äôs most internationally visible and¬†influential think tanks (and located on the campus of Israel’s second largest university), published a¬†policy paper¬†last year which made a direct appeal to Israel‚Äôs Western partners with the unambiguous message contained in the essay‚Äôs title:¬†“The Destruction of Islamic State is a Strategic Mistake.”Author and Director of the Begin-Sadat Centre, Efraim Inbar,¬†argued¬†against a Western military campaign to destroy ISIS while envisioning the group as an effective tool in sowing terror and chaos in¬†Iran and Syria, with the added benefit of keeping Russia bogged down in defense of the Assad government. Inbar¬†spelled this out¬†clearly:
The continuing existence of IS [Islamic State] serves a strategic purpose.¬†The American administration does not appear capable of recognizing the fact that IS can be a useful tool in undermining Tehran‚Äôs ambitious plan for domination of the Middle East. –¬†Zerohedge
Perhaps Israel’s support behind the terror group known as ISIS should not come as a surprise, because according to¬†documents released by Edward Snowden¬†a few years back, the terrorist organization is actually a construct of the CIA, MI6, and the Israeli Mossad.
Contrary to what many in the United States believe, Israel is not a theocracy but instead is a¬†secular nation¬†built on control, and domination. ¬†And if Benjamin Netanyahu is more than willing to support a group that kills Christians, Jews, and anyone not radically Muslim to fulfill a political agenda against Iran, Syria, and the Shiite coalitions, then Israel is no better than Iran or ISIS, and has become a deterrent to achieving any lasting peace in the region.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for¬†The Daily Economist,¬†Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and¬†Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular¬†youtube podcast¬†on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.