IT has become apparent that the debate over the issue of who will live in the White House for the next four years is no longer delayed, as the matter has been settled for the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. The Arabs who rejoiced over the fall of Donald Trump and cheered for the Democrats seem to be short-sighted when it comes to the American politics, and do not know the history of the “donkey party.”
In the Middle East particularly the Arabs, the people do not realize that the apparent militancy shown by the“ Republican Elephant” will be matched by a convincing democratic militancy, which they cannot accept.
From the ﬁrst day of the election battle, Biden revealed his face and openly declared his vision for the region. He will not compromise the “Brotherhood” terrorists, as his predecessor Obama did, and he will not be lenient with Iran, especially since the concerned American agencies are well aware that the Mullahs’ regime is the ﬁrst factor engine of al-Qaeda.
The United States has not yet recovered from what al-Qaeda did on Sept 11, 2001, and has also realized that Iran created ISIS in the same way as the rest of the terrorist gangs – from the Lebanese Hezbollah to all the sectarian militias In Iraq, Syria, Yemen and others.
Biden was clear in his stance about the nuclear agreement with Iran, as he did not say that Washington’s return to it is inevitable, bearing in mind that the harsher sanctions are those that have historically been imposed by Democratic administrations on the Mullahs’ regime, not the Republican. The historic alliance between the United States of America and several Arab countries was never the policy of a particular party, but rather a movement of permanent interests that cannot be jeopardised. Therefore, the Biden administration will not change the reality of those rela
tions and will not abandon the allies in the Middle East, or leave Iran and its agent tools tampering with the security of the region. He will also not allow a second expansionary Japan, as was the case before World War II. Tokyo Hirohito before World War II had unleashed expansion in China, the Philippines and other Asian countries under the title of “holy war”, or the way it was known at that stage as “winds of the Lord” (kamikaze), which emerged in the ﬁnal part of the Japanese campaign against the United States of America in bombing the US port of Pearl Harbor with suicide planes. In the end, the decisive response came from the then Democratic President, Harry Truman, by bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs, thereby imposing surrender on Japan and de-sacralizing the emperor.
Iran of Khamenei today is in a situation similar to Japan. It went too far in supporting and establishing terrorist gangs, and launched its groups to kill innocent people, not only in the countries of the region, but in Kenya, Argentina, France and other countries. It is working on committing crimes against humanity in order to impose its project. All this did not help, as the sanctions on it have increased, and the world around it shook off due to which it no longer has any supporters. The end of the Iranian holy war will not differ from the fate of the holy Japanese empire.
If Tehran does not return to the language of reason that the world currently speaks, there is no doubt that the end of the Mullahs’ regime will be in the hands of a democratic president who is not very different from Harry Truman. Those who cheered for his victory will bite their ﬁngers in regret, because they will ﬁnd themselves in the same Holocaust that sealed victory in World War II.
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By Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times