Israeli Think Tank Says: Don’t Destroy ISIS; It’s A “Useful Tool” Against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria

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An Israeli think-tank wrote a paper entitled “The Destruction of Islamic State Is a Strategic Mistake,” believes that ISIS is a useful tool to undermine Iran, Russia, and Assad.

Efraim Inbar, director of Begin-Sadat center for strategic studies(BESA) said in his august second paper that the west cooperating with Russia against Assad is a “strategic folly”. Inbar said that if the US participated in the fight against ISIS with Russia will further enhance the “Tehran-Moscow-Damascus Axis”. In other words, Inbar sees Syria a way to fight Israel enemies by proxy forces.

When talk of defeating ISIS to make a more stable middle east, Inbar maintained: “Stability is not a value in and of itself. It is desirable only if it serves our interests”. Israel is not our ally nor is it a friend. It is certainly friends with “our” enemies because it benefits them directly.

Inbar also warns that ISIS is not the real threat that Iran is.This is a redundant theme in Israeli politics and academics. Iran is the enemy of Israel so that mean Iran is the enemy of the world. In the paper Inbar accuses Obama of “inflat[ing] the threat from IS in order to legitimize Iran as a ‘responsible’ actor that will, supposedly, fight IS in the Middle East.” Contrary to Inbar’s sentiments Iran has been fighting IS because Iran is a Shiite nation a group specifically targeted by IS.

David Weinberg, BESA’s director of public affair published an op-ed piece a few day later ambiguously titled, “The destruction of Islamic State is a Mistake”.

In this piece, Weinberg refers to IS as a “Useful Idiot” and argued that Russia and Iran pose a “far greater threat than the terrorist nuisance of Islamic State”. I think the thousands killed by IS would seriously disagree.

Israel has had some history with this “Useful Idiot” in the Golan Heights.The Yarmouk Valley is run by ISIS – and left alone by Israel. September 2014 Israel shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet for straying into Golan airspace: Israel has shown during the Syrian civil war that it is willing to attack those who threaten its territorial integrity – but not ISIS.

Remember the Golan Heights is Israeli-occupied territory that once belonged to Syria but allows ISIS to operate uninhibited. Israel is not our ally nor is it a friend. It is certainly friends with “our” enemies because it benefits them directly.

Israel is an ally only to itself. Israel embodies the sociopathic tendencies the nation-state engenders. Israel looks out for no one but Israel and it will use the US until is no longer useful.

Israel’s alliance with the US is only for the benefit of Israel. Because of that alliance is the reason they get away with their crimes. If the US took away that protection then Israel would cease to commit crimes.

But with the most powerful nation on earth by your side, Israel can do what Israel wants.

Allowing Israel to get away with crimes against humanity has to stop but that’s only going to work if Americans know what Israel has done.

(Article by Jafari Tishomingo)

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