4 readers online now  |  69 million page views

SUNNI QARADAWI AND BROTHERHOOD OFFER OLIVE BRANCH TO SHIITES - IN JIHAD FOR IRAN

Reader comment on item: How the West Could Lose

Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Oct 20, 2007 at 12:11

"Yousef Qaradawi and the Brotherhood Offer Olive Branch to Shi'ites: Blessed Jihad for Iran" - Douglas Farah

http://www.douglasfarah.com/article/263/yousef-qaradawi-and-the-brotherhood-offer-olive-branch-to-shiites-bless-jihad-for-iran.com

Sometimes I wonder if there is any strategic thinking in our foreign policy at all. What is the point of "threatening" Iran with attack for months and months in advance? On a certain level the American public has to be up for it, but on another, much more important level, it just gives them time to prepare all their defenses -- including retributions.

If it comes to it that there's really nothing to do but attack, wouldn't the best strategy be to keep that totally quiet, keep working with sanctions till the very last moment, and then surprise them? Either shut up and attack or don't. We all got to see A'Jad. Does he look like he's going to back down?

They aren't weak and they aren't stupid. They have lots of "friends." They are gathering their allies as evidenced by Putins pronouncements this week. Russia is the first to speak out against us -- and with a threat. Sunni's are beginning to overlook the "divide." Who else will back them -- some we thought were our allies?

And they are busy preparing, building up and securing their counterattacks no doubt.

Because of all this talk, threat, talk, and then waiting, and waiting -- soon we will either be prevented from attacking or will attack with a very bad disadvantage.

Where's the strategy in this? Does our government think they will just listen to our threats and suck their thumbs?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to SUNNI QARADAWI AND BROTHERHOOD OFFER OLIVE BRANCH TO SHIITES - IN JIHAD FOR IRAN by Sofa Sogood

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)