|On Friday, Jan 20, President of the United States of America Barack Obama will exit the White House, leaving behind his country’s miserable legacy in the Middle East.|
Despite his policies throughout his eight-year term in the office and even though the stakes on the new US administration are not optimistic, it is enough that the new president has realized, from the very beginning, the risks posed by the nuclear deal with Iran and how this deal can open hell’s gates on terrorism.
Therefore, the new president has opted to close this gate again to prevent the remaining interests of Washington in active Arab capitals from total collapse.
It is not easy to rectify what President Obama has left behind especially the direct contribution in disturbing the stability of some Arab countries especially Egypt. In 2011, President Obama decided to take up the role of an almost-official spokesperson of the Muslim Brotherhood Group and persisted in calling for the Egyptian President at that time Hosni Mubarak to step down.
At that time, the US administration turned a deaf ear to the warnings regarding its stance; as such a stance would cause the biggest Arab country to be placed under the mercy of that terrorist group.
Regarding the relations between the USA and its allies, especially members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the outgoing American president squandered away about 70 years of alliance just to gain the friendship of the Mullah regime.
This administration overlooked the practices of Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen, and was perhaps supporting, in one way or another, the execution of Persian expansionism scheme.
Today, as Obama exits the US administration and heads for retirement, one thing that will leave with him is his ideology.
Obama’s ideology was taken word by word from Israel’s literature. In fact, his ideology is much more extreme than that of Israel because it has led to the emergence of DAESH terrorist group with the blessing of Iran and Israel, as acknowledged by the American leaders particularly Donald Trump.
The fire ignited by the “Obama” ideology in the region has extended beyond the regional borders, such that its flames have reached the European Union and even the United States of America. With that, it helped restore life once again in the veins of extremist savages worldwide.
We all know that it is impossible to satisfy the desires of these savages. It is as though Obama had decided to stand as the devil’s advocate, and had worked to cement the principle of war, chaos and killings, instead of peace, even though he is carrying the Nobel Peace Prize.
In the last eight years, the United States of America has always been the loser in the region, which it has an important standing in the global economy particularly for the US. It is unfortunate that this face was not realized by Obama who ignored such considerations when he was striving to cater to Israel’s desires and please the Mullah regime at that time.
Therefore, Arabs and also majority of Americans will remember him as the most failed president in terms of protecting the US interests and the national security of his country, especially when he followed the policy of hesitation over the Syrian crisis.
The policy of hesitation practiced by Obama caused the Syrian crisis to aggravate and become more catastrophic with Iran’s occupation, Russian presence and incubation of terrorist groups and armed factions like cancerous cells on the body of Syria.
If the new American President Donald Trump wants to restore the greatness of the United States of America, as he vowed during the campaign, he has to first rectify the mess created by his predecessor and this is not limited to the cancellation of the nuclear deal with Iran.
He should emancipate the world, especially the USA, of the Mullah regime, which is the main incubator of real terrorism. After that, Trump will not have to prevent Muslims from entering his country. It will be then that Trump realizes what actual civilized moderate Islam is.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times