Thursday, July 20, 2006

Arab World has Had Enough

In an editorial yesterday in USA Today, Youssef Ibrahim explains how Iran has overplayed its hand and will not receive Arab support.

Finally, it seems, Iran has overplayed its hand
The attempt by Hezbollah and Hamas to drag the whole Arab world into their war with Israel in the past two weeks has drawn flak in the form of Arab public opinion that neither militant jihadist organizations anticipated.

Speaking in an unusually blunt tone, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Bahrain openly rejected what they described as unilateral "adventurism," telling both groups that they are on their own vis-a-vis Israel. More important, indications are surfacing that a long-silent Arab majority has had enough of being hijacked by extremists in its midst.

In a meeting of its 22 foreign ministers Saturday in Cairo, the League of Arab States did not mince words. "Behavior undertaken by some groups in apparent safeguarding of Arab interests does in fact harm those interests, allowing Israel and other parties from outside the Arab world (read Iran) to wreak havoc with the security and safety of all Arab countries."
Read the whole thing for details.

The sentiments of the Arab governments has everything to do with the Sunni/Shia conflict (they would still love to exterminate the Jews). Iran is now starting to find that they cannot continually undermine the Arab states and then expect support whenever they want it, even when it involves killing Jews.

Watch as Europe knuckles under to Hezbollah first.

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