Obama lies again: Gulf countries do not support his nuclear sellout, meanwhile Iran releases anti-Arab game
The Heritage Foundation's Luke Coffey writes that - contrary to Obama administration claims - the Gulf countries do not support the Obama-Kerry nuclear sellout to Iran
Does Iran pose an existential threat to its neighbors in the Gulf and to regional security?
Without a doubt. And the Gulf Cooperation Council members that do not
say so publicly will certainly say so privately—even Qatar.
The Iranian ruling elite look down on the Gulf States, many of which
they see as nouveau riche artificial Arab states carved out of the
former Persian Empire and propped up by Western powers.
At the root of Arab-Iranian tensions in the Gulf is Tehran’s
ideological drive to export its Islamist revolution and overthrow the
traditional rulers of the Arab monarchs.
This ideological clash has further amplified the longstanding
sectarian struggle between Shia and Sunni Islam and is exacerbated by
several longstanding Iranian territorial claims in the Gulf.
This will only be made worse as a result of the Iran deal.
The Qatari foreign minister can say what he likes about the deal, but
the only voice that matters in the Gulf Cooperation Council is the
voice of Saudi Arabia’s King Salam.
As the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and as the ruler of the
largest and most important Gulf Cooperation Council member, it is his
voice that counts the most on the Arab street.
Until King Salam speaks publicly in support of the deal, you can bet
there are serious concerns privately among the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Stories like the one that follows are not going to make the Gulf countries any more comfortable with a nuclear Iran.
And the full story in English
An Iranian website that specializes in electronic games has released a game named “Beat Up and Insult the Arab” and made the game available for free download.
The site that released the game is allegedly registered at the
country's center for regulating Iranian websites, which is linked to the
Ministry of Culture and Guidance. It introduces itself as an
entertainment site that operates based on the rules of the Islamic
Republic. On the site, it states that it will remove any content that
violates Islamic laws.
The game consists of two parts; the first is called “feed the Arab,” and
the second is called “beat up the Arab,” and includes references to
Many Ahwazi Arabs, whom the Islamic Republic
legally considers Iranian citizens, commented on the game on social
media, labelling it as racist regardless of which exact Arabs the game
intends to poke fun at.
What a nice country. Let's let them have nuclear weapons.... They wouldn't hurt anyone..... Would they?
Labels: Arab-Persian rivalry, Barack Hussein Obama, Gulf states, Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iranian nuclear threat, lies, Shiites v. Sunnis