Fire rages throughout the Middle East. Uprisings have occurred, leaders have been ousted, Syria’s Assad is struggling to remain in power, and Israel remains in a state of unease. The region has become ideologically war-torn, greatly exacerbated by xenophobic language among Shiite and Sunni elements. War in the region is beyond imminent; it has already begun.
Religious fundamentalists constantly use hate to mobilize people. Violent rhetoric induces social conditioning among mass movements. Throughout the former Caliphate region, national and religious pride has been used to inspire acts of hate and violence. Sunni and Shiite antagonists have contributed to the fire equally.
Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt have been taken over by Muslim Brotherhood proxies. In the mix of these nation state’s uprisings were numerous Al Qaeda-affiliated proxies. Iran’s only true ally in the region, Syria, is predicted to collapse by similar Sunni mechanisms.
Iran’s regional observation is like a hawk’s. There is no doubt Iran has become gripped by a state a fear. Professor of Political Science at Rollins College, Dr. Joan Davison, states that “the politics of hate develops by stealth and then spirals as popular fears lead to conflict.” The Persian state of Iran developed hate against its Sunni neighbors and the west long ago. With approximately half a century of global militant proxies resulting in some tactical successes, today, Iran has moved onward to full scale war.
Iran’s war has not been initiated through conventional means. Fighter aircraft have not been launched to strike enemy targets, naval warships never launched missile strikes against critical infrastructure, and a mass army has yet to maneuver into foreign lands. Iran’s war initiative has begun through asymmetric mechanics.
Like the Russians who infiltrated the United States during and after the Cold War to spread disinformation and propaganda, Iran too has begun its disinformation and psychological operations. Iranian clandestine services have sparked enough propaganda throughout the Middle East to cause uprisings in places like Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait, and even Saudi Arabia. Their disinformation campaign should be observed as a success.
If uprisings were not enough, Iran has also launched a global initiative of assassinations against Saudi elites. In May, a Saudi diplomat was assassinated in Pakistan. His killers were members of a Shiite terrorist group closely aligned to Iran. Last month, terror cells of Iranian proxies were captured in Bahrain, revealing plans to target Saudi diplomats and key infrastructure. And inside the United States, Iranian-supported terrorists have initiated plans of actions to continue the hunt of Saudi nationals.
Elected U.S. politicians such as Ed Royce, Sue Myrick, and Jim DeMint have all spoken out against the obvious and blatant infiltration of Iranian-backed terrorists entering the United States through the southern land border. These three politicians are not alone. In fact, all elected officials should by now be aware of Iranian operations against U.S. national interests; all they need to do is read the CRS report prepared for Congress titled Iran-Iraq Relations.
Our politicians know exactly what Iran has initiated–war. Yet for unknown reasons, United States politicians have failed in their obligations to protect citizens against the Iranian regime. Tensions throughout the Middle East are rising. War is under way. America is in grave danger.
Iran has been placed in a fear-based panic. Its leaders have continuously spewed violent rhetoric against Israel and the west. Iranian-supported proxies have caused global chaos. America has been infiltrated. And yesterday, Iranian leaders alerted military forces to prepare for war–a war which they had long ago initiated. All the while, the United States continues to sleep as Iran continues its militant progression.
Kerry Patton, a combat service disabled veteran, is a senior analyst for WIKISTRAT. He has worked in South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, focusing on intelligence and security and interviewing current and former terrorists, including members of the Taliban. He is the author of Sociocultural Intelligence: The New Discipline of Intelligence Studies and the children’s book American Patriotism. You can follow him on Facebook.