The WikiLeaks Upside—Islam at War with Itself

wikileaks-logoThis week two suicide bombers from Jundallah (army of God), the Sunni separatists in Iran’s southeastern province Baluchistan blew up a Shiite religious procession killing 39. Relative to this, in April of 2007, I wrote a piece for Human Events Magazine entitled, Iranian Discontent May Well Bring Regime Change. There is one positive aspect of the WikiLeaks. They expose Muslims’ tragic penchant for making war upon themselves. The leaks highlight the Muslims’ love of the raid, their deep warlike nature which continues to pit them against themselves and has the effect of continuing to distract them from Islam’s eternal quest to conquer the infidel.

I point out in my forthcoming book, Lessons from Fallen Civilizations, Europe narrowly escaped complete Islamic conquest twice, first in the eighth and again in the seventeenth century…

For over a century leading up to the battle of Vienna in 1683 which would once again decide the fate of Western Christendom, various and successive Persian Shahs and ambassadors made overtures to the monarchs in the West, the Pope, the Dodge of Venice, the Holy Roman Emperor, the Queen of England, seeking an alliance with them and against the Ottomans, but to no avail. The western powers were too busy fighting wars among themselves. Fortunately for us moderns living in the West now, the Ottomans and Persians who represented the Sunni and Shiite wings of Islam were also at war with one another and not united in the conquest of Europe…

The fact that a low-level private can intercept and dump onto the internet the highest level diplomatic cables sent by and to the State Department is more than a political embarrassment for this administration. (It’s too late to blame Bush.) The diplomatic damage is repairable over time. But when we consider the myriad plots such as the one incubated in Britain aimed at blowing up ten planes over American cities that were thwarted by an informant among the terrorist plotters, the long-term damage done to our intelligence networks is an incalculably grave wound to our national security. There is no doubt that the Islamo terrorist hierarchy is combing the cables for clues as to who the traitors are among them and that most of those not caught and murdered will go silent.

In the conduct of politics which is that messy means by which we collectively make decisions as a nation, truth is often a rare but vital commodity. And there is an upside to the leaks because they expose some very important truths necessary to American survival. First there is reaction and lack of reaction by our current Democrat ruling class.  For example, there is John Kerry who first rose to national prominence in his 1971 Senate appearance where he characterized the entire chain of command in Viet Nam as war criminals. Kerry was only troubled publicly by the second round of leaks which embarrassed the State Department. But he made no comment about the gravity of the first set of leaks which exposed Afghan informants and battlefield methods. And for Obama’s part, due to his seeming indifference, we can only conclude that he’s untroubled by the revelations that North Korea is shipping missiles to Tehran which can carry nuclear warheads that can reach Europe or that they transited on commercial aircraft through Beijing.  As Bret Stephens puts it, its astonishing that the Australian government has not even received a request to take action against Assange, an Australian national who is conducting cyber warfare against the U.S.  As we nervously await the election of 2012, this is vital information.

A core feature of Islamic diplomacy is the principle taqiyya, first employed by the Prophet himself and is one which holds that it is the Muslim’s duty to lie to the infidel if done so as a means to advance his conquest.  Consequently anything that an Islamic official might say, especially for western public consumption, simply cannot be taken at face value. So the leaks are of enormous importance for those of us in the West who are not privy to privileged diplomatic communications yet who have the responsibility to vote for an American Commander-in-Chief and the Congressmen charged with intelligence and military oversight. It was extremely instructive for us to know that the Saudi King Abdullah is much more worried about a nuclear-armed Iran and could care less about the construction of a few housing units in Jerusalem, his public pronouncements notwithstanding.

The leaks so vindicated Israel in the face of decades of Arab/Palestinian/American peace-process duplicity, that Israeli Prime  Minister, Netanyahu, could barely contain his pleasure at a press conference before his country’s major media outlets. The leaks revealed that the panoply of Arab potentate hates Hamas, believe that Hezbollah is a threat to completely destabilize Lebanon and fears Iran’s nuclear weapons program. One cable from the King Khalifa of Bahrain wrote of Iran, “…action to terminate their nuclear program must be taken by whatever means necessary. The danger of letting it go on is greater than the danger of stopping it.”

Egypt’s President Mubarak refers to the Iranians over and over as “liars” and complains to the U.S. that Iran is trying to export a Shiite revolution across the Sunni Middle East.

One cable from Saudi King Abdullah urged a U.S. led attack against Iran to “cut off the head of the snake.”

Despite a half century of pointless diplomacy, so ebullient was Netanyahu at his presser, he even went so far as to suggest that the leaks could be the catalyst for a breakthrough, providing a unified front of Israel and Arab states arrayed against Iran.

While it is a bit of wishful thinking to contemplate an overt Arab/Israeli coalition attack on the Persian regime, it is certainly not far-fetched to envision the Sunni Arabs aiding and abetting the operation. And although there are many dangerous scenarios that may well spring from that event, it would be a positive in the current clash of civilizations because it would turn the Islamic world in upon itself, distracting its militant vanguard from its current focus which is the destabilization and subjugation of the West.

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About the Author:

Larry Kelley’s life was utterly changed by 9/11. On the day after the attacks, on his way to work, he was struck by the sudden realization that World War III had commenced. Like most Americans he desperately wanted to find out who were these people who attacked us, what could ordinary citizens do to join the battle and how can those plotting to kill us in future attacks be defeated. Mr. Kelley has written scores of columns on the dangers of western complacency.