Many know the story of Heracles (á¼©ÏÎ±ÎºÎ»á¿†Ï‚) and the Lernaean hydra. The hydra was a terrible thing. Cut off one head, and two others appear in its place.
So it is in the case of the jihadists. Destroy one, and there are others.
Heracles found a way out. He cut off the head and Iolaus (á¼¸ÏŒÎ»Î±Î¿Ï‚) cauterized where the head had been cut off, so that the hydra could not grow new ones. And so the hydra was destroyed.
It’s just the way …
What is happening now? We, too, have a hydra, and we, too, are fighting against it. Only instead of cutting off her heads and cauterizing the wounds, we are feeding her, and so she is becoming stronger and stronger.
Look at how the Middle East and the Caucasus are being transformed. Iran, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Libya, the North Caucasus: everywhere Islamic supremacists hold power or are coming to power.
Opponents say, “No, you’re wrong.” But is there a different way to explain the statements of the leaders of the “Arab Spring” in various countries in support of the jihadis? With the new regimes, jihadist and Islamic supremacist groups have been legalized. And the leaders of these states are listening to each other and making increasingly bizarre statements that have gone largely unnoticed.
The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has assured Iran that NATO’s missile defense system in Europe is not directed against him. At a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Davutoglu said that the NATO missile defense system is just that, a “defense system. Iran in any case is not its target.”
NATO leaders have not commented upon this strong statement. Nor have they called upon the Turkish government to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Islamic countries are also growing once again increasingly bellicose in their statements against the Jewish state of Israel. And the Palestinians continue to refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Still, the international community remains silent about this.
Secretary of State Clinton condemned the terrorist attacks against the embassies of Israel in Georgia and in India, and offered U.S. assistance in the investigation of these attacks, but probably will not actively pursue these investigations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently accused Iran of exporting and supporting terrorism. However, senior Georgian law enforcement officials said several days ago that a bomb found in Tbilisi was not likely to have been related to the activities of Iranian intelligence. A Georgian official stated that the driver of the ambassador of the State of Israel is a citizen of Georgia, and the car does not officially belong to the embassy, “‹”‹so it was possible that the explosive device was not intended to target the Embassy of Israel. The driver, who found the bomb in his car, is of Armenian nationality.
It doesn’t matter that four years ago on February 13, Mughni, one of the leaders of Hezbollah, was killed, and that on that day Hezbollah threatened to destroy Israel and everyone associated with it.
No terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the attempted terrorist attacks, and Iran has denied all charges. The President of Iran accused the Mossad of staging the terrorist acts. This is a well-known and familiar song. But now Georgia has started to sing along softly.
Yes, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Lieberman, chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Service “Mossad” Tamir Pardo and many other leaders of the State of Israel are probably wrong about Iran’s involvement. The truth is only being spoken by the Georgian secret services, who boast that their president a week ago met with U.S. President Obama. And Obama praised the president of Georgia, although in Georgia no one understood why.
Georgia has an excellent relationship with Iran. That is a fact. Did no one in the U.S. report to Obama and Clinton about it?
If they do not know Jihad Watch, in Georgia the Iranian government radio broadcasts (http://georgian.irib.ir/). In Georgia, there live more than 500,000 Muslim Shiites. Georgia has visa-free regime with Iran. Our government thinks that Iran has the right to “peaceful nuclear energy.” We have very close economic ties with Iran, despite the economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
The only news agency that gave any notice of the visit of President Saakashvili to Afghanistan was an Iranian radio station. I ask the question: how did the Iranian reporters know about it, and no one else in the world has written more? The administration of the President of Georgia made no denial of this trip. Maybe President Saakashvili was in Iran, too? We cannot confirm this, but we cannot rule it out, either.
Why do Islamic hydra heads grow up? Why doesn’t the U.S. administration follow the actions and statements of its partners?
Iran is well protected, protected by those who should be cauterizing the hydra heads.