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To Help Pakistan, Fight Iran

The most important thing the West can do to help Pakistan and all other Muslim countries, themselves torn between battling and appeasing the jihadis, is to stand up to jihadi central: Iran.

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mr shivji:

well DR ali i think iran farsi should be liberated by pakistan soon becuse u seem to destablise iraq nowdays and yes i think pakistan have a great leader now called imran khan who understands most of the world but yr farsi wondering flame eating ahmedjad is lost in world policitcs lets libaerte eastern baluchistan now okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk it is right of self-dertemiantoin after all okkkkkkkkkkk.

Rick Jones, Fredericksburg, VA:

From another thread on this topic:

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/2007/12/bhutto_assassinated_whither_pa/comments.html

You know this discussion about the apparently growing alliance between India, the US and Israel is not really off topic. It is very central to the subject of this thread on what the future holds for Pakistan, given the heated Indo-Pakistani feud over Jammu and Kashmir.

The front page news yesterday was the first ever crossing of the $100 per barrel threshold for oil. This is a 100% price increase in just the last year, and this trend is likely to continue given the increasing demand for energy in China, India and the rest of the developing world. We have already passed the “Peak Oil” production capability, so availability will decline in coming years as demand rapidly increases. This will make China, Russia and Iran natural allies as the following article notes:

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/GF04Ad07.html

June 4, 2005

“The military implementation of the George W Bush administration's unilateralist foreign policy is creating monumental changes in the world's geostrategic alliances. The most significant of these changes is the formation of a new triangle comprised of China, Iran and Russia.

Growing ties between Moscow and Beijing in the past 18 months is an important geopolitical event that has gone practically unnoticed. China's premier, Wen Jiabao, visited Russia in September 2004. In October 2004, President Vladimir Putin visited China. During the October meeting, both China and Russia declared that Sino-Russian relations had reached "unparalleled heights". In addition to settling long-standing border issues, Moscow and Beijing agreed to hold joint military exercises in 2005. This marks the first large-scale military exercises between Russia and China since 1958.

The joint military exercises complement a rapidly growing arms trade between Moscow and Beijing. China is Russia's largest buyer of military equipment. In 2004, China was reported to have signed deals worth more than $2 billion for Russian arms. These included naval ships and submarines, missile systems and aircraft. According to the head of Russia's armed forces, Anatoliy Kvashnin, "our defense industrial complex is working for this country [China], supplying the latest models of arms and military equipment, which the Russian army does not have". Russia's relations with China are not limited to military trade. In the past five years, non-military trade between Russia and China has increased at an average annual rate of nearly 20%. Moscow and Beijing have targeted non-military trade to reach $60 billion by 2010, from $20 billion in 2004. One of the key components of commercial trade is Russian energy exports to China.

In early 2005, Moscow agreed to more than double electricity exports to China, to 800 million kilowatt hours (kWh), by 2006. Officials at Russia's electricity monopoly, Unified Energy Systems, are also courting Chinese investment in the development and renovation of Russia's electricity system. In October 2004, the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Russia's Gazprom signed a series of agreements intended to study how Russia can best supply natural gas to China. At the same time, Russia signed specific agreements with China on oil exports.

Russia's oil shipments to China are slated to reach 10 million tons in 2005, increasing to 15 million tons in 2006. All of these shipments will be made by rail. However, this agreement was overshadowed by talks concerning the construction of an oil pipeline from Siberia to northern China. Russia has been pondering an oil pipeline to China for nearly 10 years. In 2002, plans for this pipeline received a boost when Moscow pledged to invest $2 billion in an oil pipeline running from the Siberian city of Angarsk to Daqing in northeastern China…”

The article goes on to say that at the request of Japan, who is willing to finance the entire $10 Billion plus cost of the pipeline, the pipeline will terminate at Russia's Pacific port of Nakhodka. The pipeline will still pass within 40 miles of the Russian border with China, so it will be a simple matter to add a spur directly into China.

So what we have brewing here is an alliance between China, Russia, Iran and possibly Japan. I can see Pakistan and Afghanistan joining this alliance. The question then is which way would Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the other Gulf Oil States go? Iraq would undoubtedly go with their Shiite brethren in Iran. The presence of the Zionist occupiers of Palestine in the US_Israel_India axis of evil would probably drive the Suni Gulf Oil States to hold their nose and join the Russia_China_Iran axis.

So if I were you Dolivaw, I would reevaluate your growing ties with the US_Israel axis of evil. This would also tend to keep your large Muslim minority from attempting to secede. The future world superpowers will be in the Russia_China_Iran axis.

Rick Jones, Fredericksburg, VA:

SO WHAT IS REALLY THE PRO-ISRAEL AGENDA WITH REGARDS TO OIL?

First of all, the ethno-centric Jewish state of Israel is a small, resource-poor country, with no natural oil resources, and is almost completely dependent on US support in the form of not only massive financial support (billions of US tax dollars yearly) but US military and political cover as well. Israel, quite simply, would not survive as the apartheid, imperialistic, war-mongering Jewish state that it is, without the massive support of the US government. Israel is surrounded by well-deserved, self-made enemies thanks to the initial injustice of the UN unilaterally giving away Arab land that was not theirs to give away in the first place to Eastern European Zionist Jews who have been committing ethnic cleansing and persecution of the indigenous non-Jewish Palestinians ever since 1948. Since that time, Israel has continued to aggressively steal even more Arab land and has blatant ambitions to control the entire Middle East, using the power and might of the United States.

If more Americans were truly aware of how racist and imperialistic Israel is, they would most likely demand that our government stop supporting Israel at all until it is transformed into a true democracy for all regardless of religion, race or gender, as the world pressured South Africa to transform from an apartheid country to a true democracy ten years ago. If more Americans knew how support of Israel increases anti-American sentiment worldwide and ensures endless unjust wars, they might very well question their government's support of Israel. There are many reasons for Americans to question their government's support of Israel including first and foremost for real financial and security concerns as well as our country's hard-won reputation as a democracy for all, regardless of religion, race or gender.

The fact is that the pro-Israel, Zionist-dominated US media very rarely even mentions the topic of Israel outside of incidents that involve Palestinian suicide bombers, which then make the screaming front page headlines. The footage of the aftermath of such an attack is played over and over again, back to back on CNN and Fox News and all the other US media. These isolated attacks by Palestinian suicide bombers are thus over-reported while the context in which these desperate acts occur is usually completely ignored. The on-going brutal persecution of the non-Jewish Palestinian people, including the killing of innocent civilians and children, since 1948 by the Israeli army goes almost totally unreported and is generally veiled from view by the American public.

Rick Jones, Fredericksburg, VA:

PRO-ISRAEL FORCES WANT TO RE-OPEN A PIPELINE FROM IRAQ TO HAIFA, ISRAEL

The fact that American-Israelis in our government are endeavoring to use the war on Iraq as a way for Israel to gain control over oil in the Middle East is rarely reported in the mainstream pro-Israel US media with your average American readership, however it has been reported in Jewish newspapers with Jewish readership and in Israeli papers.

A case in point is the fact that American-Israelis in our government want to "re-open" or re-instate, the pipeline that used to exist between Iraq and Palestine, which is now specifically Haifa, Israel. When Israel was created in 1948, that pipeline was re-directed by Iraq to Syria. Now pro-Israel forces are actively seeking to cut off the pipeline to Syria and re-direct it to Haifa, Israel. For more information on this, please do a Google-search using such keywords such as "Iraq oil pipeline to Haifa, Israel" and see what you come up with.

Just as Israel's connection to the war on Iraq has been kept out of the US mainstream media (as you may have noticed, Israel has not even been mentioned as one of our "allies" in the war on Iraq), this choice nugget of information with regards to Israel's ambition to get a basically free supply of Iraqi oil is also kept out of view for vast American public consumption.

Rick Jones, Fredericksburg, VA:

Hi Victoria,

BTW, we didn’t invite the Israelis to join our “coalition of the willing”. That’s the last thing we need is a bunch of Jews helping us invade and occupy another sovereign Muslim state.

After all, everyone knows that the reason that we invaded Iraq was to install a puppet government and gain access the world’s second largest oil field for us and the Israelis. Even Alan Greenspan admits that.

Peace!

VICTORIA:

israel doesnt have to ask for anything-
there is a legion of lobbyists who make sure of that-

so AIPAC demands for them-

if i send my brother to ask for a 300 billion dollar "loan" to float me til payday, does that mean when you show up to be paid, i can say," I didnt ask for it?"

and the US has laws about foreign aid that it must be cut off after 10 years-

but, somehow, mysteriously, the laws have been circumvented in israels special case.

lets elect a president who vows to rid us of these special inerest groups who are draining our pockets and skewing our foreign policies
to such a degree that people actually feel comfortable talking about going and bombing some people in iran to protect some people in israel who dont even have the courtesy to offer a few troops to help us protect THEM!

lets take that 8 billion or so a year we put into israeli cluster bombs and send it to palestine to repair the 60 years of continual damage done to their infrastructure and psyche.

lets build some schools and hospitals and counseling centers so the new generation of palestinian will have something else to remember and think about besides their paretns being blown up in front of them-

that way the israelis can lay on their stolen beaches in comfort and security and get out of our pockets and have to support themselves.

because that is what it comes down to-

the biggest welfare state on the planet-

when i dont have health insurance, or a job, and cant buy a home for my family, im not really all that worried about middle class israelis comfort level.

call me crazy


Rick Jones, Fredericksburg, VA:

Irmgard Gesund,

How do you justify Israel's behavior relative to the Palestinan people:

1. The Zionist invader is occupying stolen land that it acquired by force, with an assist from the world’s superpowers, and so has no grounds for complaint when it is attacked in return by the displaced native population.

2. Israel continues to increase its illegal acquisition of Palestinian land in the occupied territories in the West Bank and Gaza. It has withdrawn from Gaza (for the moment) but continues to suppress the economy and limit access to vital resources such as water, fuel and electricity.

3. Israel's policy regarding water supply in the West Bank is illegal and discriminates on racial grounds. It flagrantly breaches international law which requires Israel to ensure proper living conditions for the occupied population and to respect the Palestinians' human rights, including the right to receive a sufficient quantity of water to meet their basic needs.”

4. Israel is violating the international law on water since the water resources in the Occupied Territories were integrated into the legal and bureaucratic system of Israel, severely limiting the ability of Palestinians to develop those resources…

5. Israel’s use of groundwater of the Occupied Territories in the settlements is a breach of article 55 of the Hague Regulations.

6. Israel is in breach of Article 27 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 which prohibits an occupying state from discriminating between residents of occupied territory; since the quantity of water supplied to the settlements is vastly larger than that which is supplied to the Palestinians.

7. Israel is in breach of article 6 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. Examination of the current division of water between Israel and the Palestinians leads to the conclusion that this division violates Palestinian rights and contravenes international water law.

8. Even Israel’s own human rights organization considers them to be racist, illegal and “discriminates on racial grounds”.

9. Israel hogs 80% of the regions water supply to keep their swimming pools full and lawns green, while leaving the Palestinians less than half the amount considered necessary of minimum health requirements by the WHO and USAID organizations.

10. The Zionist war criminals have killed more than 6 times the number of Palestinian civilians, as Palestinians have killed Israeli civilians.

11. The Zionist war criminals have killed more than 17 times the number of Palestinian children, as Palestinians have killed Israeli children.

12. Your repeated excuses that you drop leaflets to warn civilian population centers that are about to be bombed back to the stone ages, and apologize after the fact, are disgusting.

13. Your constant whining that suicide bombers kill women and children, a tiny fraction of the women and children slaughtered by the Zionist war criminal, is disgusting in the extreme.

Irmgard Gesund:

Note to Cryingoverspiltmilk:
Thanks for your good advice. I will stay in for another round. You end your comment with your wish that Semites (here I use the term in the dictionary sense) would love one another. If the hatred expressed in the comments accompanying this article are any indication, that would seem a very vain hope.
I am amazed at the ignorance expressed in these comments. Israel never asked the US or any other country to fight for it. It has always fought its own wars, and against great odds. Israel's ability to act alone and destroy Iran's nuclear facilities is dependent on US sharing of codes, so that when Israel goes to do the job, it does not interfere with US aircraft in the region. All the above hate-filled taunts, implying that Israel doesn't fight her own battles, show a complete ignorance of how limited Israel's freedom of action really is. It is the US which pulls the strings--and always has.
The situation in Pakistan is very serious and requires the developement of vigilant, new strategic planning. But it in no way negates the danger that Iran poses--not just to Israel, but to all the rest of us "Infidels" and our way of life. I hope we shall not have to find that out the hard way. Both the Sunni and the Shia versions of militant Islamism share a similar vision in this respect.

Irmgard Gesund:

Note to Cryingoverspiltmilk:
Thanks for your good advice. I will stay in for another round. You end your comment with your wish that Semites (here I use the term in the dictionary sense) would love one another. If the hatred expressed in the comments accompanying this article are any indication, that would seem a very vain hope.
I am amazed at the ignorance expressed in these comments. Israel never asked the US or any other country to fight for it. It has always fought its own wars, and against great odds. Israel's ability to act alone and destroy Iran's nuclear facilities is dependent on US sharing of codes, so that when Israel goes to do the job, it does not interfere with US aircraft in the region. All the above hate-filled taunts, implying that Israel doesn't fight her own battles, show a complete ignorance of how limited Israel's freedom of action really is. It is the US which pulls the strings--and always has.
The situation in Pakistan is very serious and requires the developement of vigilant, new strategic planning. But it in no way negates the danger that Iran poses--not just to Israel, but to all the rest of us "Infidels" and our way of life. I hope we shall not have to find that out the hard way. Both the Sunni and the Shia versions of militant Islamism share a similar vision in this respect.

vercinget:

no comment. It comments itself

Ralph:

When will Israel quit asking the United States to continue nurse-maiding it? Its' been a nation for some sixty years now, has receved billions upon billions of U.S. dollars, is the only nation in the mideast with its own nuclear weapon stash, with one of the strongest military forces.
We went to war with Iraq to help protect Israel, without a single boot on the ground from this "ally". Now Israel is cheering the U.S. on to "go get Iran". Mr. Singer, it is well past time for Israel to act like of nation, instead of a spoiled chld. If you and the rest of your kind think that Iran should be attacked, I say "GO GET 'EM"! The rest of the world will stand by and give you the same help which you gave the U.S. in its crazy invasion of Iraq. If you do not think that this a good idea, SHUT UP!

waellis49:

Mr Singer-OH, Shut UP!!!!!

Anonymous:

It's a bit hard to take an editorialist from one of Conrad Black's former mouthpiece-papers seriously. And it's a bit of a mixed metaphor to refer to a "holy grail" in an Islamic context (from a Jewish writer at that).

The recent US National Intelligence Estimate suggested that there is no Iranian nuclear weapons program and there isn't likely to be one in the short term. The US has enough real problems without worrying about the imaginary terrors; that kind of unclear thinking is what got the US bogged down in Iraq in the first place.

Confrontational rhetoric hasn't worked and isn't going to anywhere in the Middle East. A carrot-and-stick approach is the only way to get undemocratic regimes to behave in a somewhat rational way, as is starting to happen with North Korea. Sanctions may be useful, but only if there is a clear and achievable path away from that step, which can only happen with intelligent diplomacy. Grandstanding just entrenches dictatorships, a lesson we should have learned from Cuba over the past few decades, and just pushes regimes to greater extremism, causing suffering for both their people and, occasionally, ours.

There is also the question of how much all these wars are going to cost, in blood and money, and who gets to pay the cost. Ultimately Iran's problems belong to Iran, as do Pakistan's to Pakistan and Iraq's to Iraq. The US has no obligation to burn trillions of dollars to try to impose democracy on places that aren't quite ready for it.

Israel's problems are the result of its ongoing occupation the West Bank. The occupation itself is a daily act of aggression which is a grossly disproportionate response to Palestinian resistance. Geostrategic conflicts in other parts of the Middle East aren't going to resolve this core issue.

diamond:

It's the old story of you and him fight. If Israel is so concerned, let them lead the attack.

diamond:

It's the old story of you and him fight. If Israel is so concerned, let them lead the attack.

diamond:

It's the old story of you and him fight. If Israel is so concerned, let them lead the attack.

chasemonster:

I see the Washington Post is still carrying this evil piece of trash article written by their sick-in-the-head terrorist from the middle east.


Steve:

There is no Iranian bomb. What the hell is wrong with eveybody?

We get good news from 16 intelligence agencies that banded together so the Bushies couldn't lie again like they did in Iraq, and talking heads sound more stupid about Iran than ever.

Goddam war hawks. Go fight Iran yourselves. Quit trying to involve American lives in wars for oil and nothing real, as was the case in Iraq,

dunnage:

Stretch. Pakistan has a nuclear weapon, shouldn't they be attacked first. Or am I confused. Maybe you meant North Korea, but then they are nuclear non-muslim axis of evil. Please, who to attack first.

dunnage:

Stretch. Pakistan has a nuclear weapon, shouldn't they be attacked first. Or am I confused. Maybe you meant North Korea, but then they are nuclear non-muslim axis of evil. Please, who to attack first.

Vaughn :

The muslims hate the U.S. because we aid and abet Israel's Zionist demands. Your illegal country is very much to blame for the middle east quagmire as is your country's big brother, America. Zionism is to blame for inflaming muslim-hatred. May the U.S. not get lied into another illegal war -this time, against Iran or Pakistan. Do not vote for Hilary or the other Republicans.

Mohamed MALLECK, Swift Current, Canada:

Why are you so full of hatred against Iran?

Is it Iranians who were responsible for the Holocaust?

But, no, it is YOU who are hopelessly sick.

If WAPO was a news media of a civilized country, it would alreay have been closed down for allowing the publication of such hateful literature.

But then, witha Government that is responsible for an illegal war in Iraq and has just congratulated Mwai Kibaki of Kenya before gulping back its foul utternaces, can we really expect anything better?

drindl:

This is possibly the most ludicrous, delusional and absurd piece of neocon propaganda I have ever read.

Simple Observer:

I doubt I could add much more to the arguments against Mr. Singer. I continue to be amazed at the constant beat of the drum for war against Iran. Is there no excuse you will not roll out?

Since the nuclear genie is out of the bottle worldwide, it is hard to state with certainty that any nuclear attack on the U.S would be because Iran gave nuclear weapons to anyone. There is enough rouge activity with old, Russian nukes for us to loose sleep over. None of the nations in that region will attack us directly, nor do they have the capability to land a missile on our shores. If Mr. Singer is all fired up about attacking Iran, let him convince his Israeli buddies to do it. Better yet, why doesn't he charge into Iran himself and do the job?

maggots:

Here we go again, the "Islamo-Facist" myth that all Muslims are united in grand battle against the West. Where is the proof of this conspiracy? The documents, the satellite photos, video tapes, confessions? The truth is that there is no proof to back up these apocalyptic charges. What this boils down to is that you have hardliners in Israel and the U.S. who refuse to give up the West Bank to the Palestinians. These ideologues want the U.S. to go to war with Iran or anyone else who stands in the way of their objective.

Rick Jones, Fredericksburg, VA:

Hank,

Amen brother. You are genius. Are you sure you don’t want to run for president as an independent? On that platform you would be elected in a landslide.

Oops! I forgot; we live in America, the only country in the world to think that what Israel does to the Palestinians is AOK with us.

Mad Dog:

Golem is tired of war and prefers to sit this one out.

Hank:

The cause of Bhutto's death has not yet been absolutly confirmed, and the perpetrator has yet to be confirmed, and already we have another jew, trying to get us to attack Iran. If Israelies insist on living in the middle of millions of people that hate their guts, let them fight their own battles. If they want to fight Iran, be my guest, but leave the US out of it. We've done enough fighting for the jews.

Charles:

This is rich. Everything that happens in the world is about Israel and Iran. The former has perfected the art of extra-judicial assassination and sometimes sells arms to the latter.

It is ludicrous to paint Iran as the foremost jihadi state while Saudi Arabians continue to shield, arm and fund terrorist under the aegis of the Bush clan

Anonymous:

You can always spot the Zionist Zealots using their fearmongering propaganda to confuse the US populace by the way they try to lump Hamas and Hezbolah under the same umbrella as Al Quaeda, as if there's no distinction.

They want so much to make Israel's ememies America's enemies that they invent this word "Islamo-fascists" to try and link them all together.

Anonymous:

You can always spot the Zionist Zealots using their fearmongering propaganda to confuse the US populace by the way they try to lump Hamas and Hezbolah under the same umbrella as Al Quaeda, as if there's no distinction.

They want so much to make Israel's ememies America's enemies that they invent this word "Islamo-fascists" to try and link them all together.

Benny:

Sir, Israel has plenty of weapons and equipment to do the job. Three nukes, four tops, could bring your wet dream to climax and we could stay home for a change.

Post American:

******* Jews!

Dave Poile:

It makes me sick. YOu would think that after Iraq - we had to fight them to help Israel - the 20 of the 25 Jewish Neocons would tone down. Not at all. YOu would think the Jewish columnists like Chuck K and Singer and other would tone down.
Then we had to fight Iran to help Israel and now Pakistan? No shame at all.
Who is next? Help Iceland by bombing Iran? No, seriously, after Iran, it will be Syria.
I really expected nothing better from Singer. His main purpose is promoting war that benefits Israel against Muslim nation.
I am most disappointed that the WaPo continues to allow there site to used by the neocons to promote wars that benefit Israel.
And Bush asks, "why do they hate us?"

Index_on_censorship:

Saul Singer serves no Jewish cause!

His opinions, common among the Zionist Right Wing, are anti-Jewish, and thus anti-semitic.

wps:

It is time to clean up the modern vocabulary and spell it all out: one can be anti-Zionist, anti-Israel, but not necessarily anti-Semite and or anti-Jew.
The Zionists are a relatively minor lot within the entire Jewish race of 15m people around the world.

Concurrently, it is also possible to be an opponent to the dangerously mad ideas of this writer.

trj:

The ideas of this writer is stupid and dangerous, very dangerous. Has The Washington Post gone mad too?

allama:

what a dumb idea....its like going after Saddam for avenging 9/11

Mandy:

Anonymous at 3:50 P.M. above:

You are exactly, precisely, right.

The MSM (jewish owned) as of this hour is not telling the full story of the latest OBL tape...where he says rescuing the Palestinians is the next AQ push.

Can you imagine how the world will cheer, and that includes most Americans.

cryingoverspiltmilk:

NOTE TO IRMGAD GESUND
I'm not a Semite, but the idea that any modern definition of ANTI SEMITISM applies to all Semitic peoples is obviously ludicrous. Properly used, it has applied SOLELY to JEWS from at least the late 18th century. To lump Arabs and a bunch of others in the same category as Jews seems to me to be trying to play a fast one. My advise is to stay on this site and contribute and thereby balance the anti-semitism you seem to see. Opposition to any, or all, Israeli policies does not make one an anti-semite. We non-semites love all semites alike. We just wish you'd love one another. Nuff said.

cryingoverspiltmilk:

If Mr. Singer really believes ha al Qaeda and other Sunni extremists want an Iranian (Shiite}, nuclear or otherwise, then he lives in a fantasy world. Sunni extremists view Shiites in he same light as they view Americans: INFIDELS. The nuclear arsenal that should raise concern is the already existing one in Sunni Pakistan, and not the as yet uncreated one that may or may not surface in Iran. Does Mr. Singer remember that he first modern state that declared itself an Islamic state was Pakistan? (See breakup of India in 1948). Does Mr. Singer recall that Pakistani governments, military and civilian, have transfered nuclear tech to all and sundry, insofar as all and sundry were Muslim countries? This fixation on the irrelevant (Iraq) has led to the USA's most calamitous foreign policy blunder, Vietnam inclusive. Continued fixation is likely to lead to a greater one (Iran). Having gone to war on a lie (the existence of WMD in Iraq) the world is now being psyched up for another episode. Fix Pakistan! It wont be easy, but it needs to be done. 1st, Musharraf has got to go. The longer he stays the more dangerous the repercussions that will come when he goes.

Irmgard Gesund:

To Just A Note:
Next you will be telling me that the Arabs would like to hear that they are hated by "anti-Semites"
Stop with the parsing. Wise up--since Clinton, everybody knows what "is" means.

WORLD GUARDIAN:

From 2000 thru 2003 it was "to help Israel fight Iraq"...

Now the Zionist Neo_cons want us to fight Iran...

and they will have more "whys" in stock for those who want to believe them...

just a note:

According to the Webster dictionery Semite means "a member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs"
By calling only the people who are not receptive to the Jewish cause, "Anti-Semite", you are infringing on the Arab's right to be hated too.

Irmgard Gesund:

Being new to your site, I wondered what you were about. Now that I have read the comments that have poured in from your readers, I know. You represent the most vicious anti-semites around.

Anonymous:

To help America, fight Israel.

Dave:

Mr. Singer, you're alarmist rhetoric doesn't do any favors for your people or country. It is more than obvious that you have been brainwashed by your religious leaders much like the jihadists you so blatantly loathe. Stop spewing hate propaganda and get real job you schmuck!

Robert:

To Mr. Saul Singer, allow me to say in Yiddish that you are truly gornisht helfn (beyond help).

We all here wish that you would ikh hob dir in drerd (go to hell).

That you are truly a farshtinkener (Awful Person).

And A shvarts yor (An awful year) to you and every Schmuck like yourself.

To the rest of you, Happy New Year.


Sandman:

Saul Singer offers the typical Jewish respons - fight war with more war. It's OK for Israel to have a nuclear arsenal, but we don't talk about that.
All the horrors of the world can be distilled to the kind of mindset that Singer embraces. "We need more war to fight war"
Mr. Singer, you and your country are as evil as your purported enemies.

Anonymous:

Bring 'em on....and watch how wrong you and your entire lot shall be proven to be, with the death of every one that dares to attack Iran.

Your supposed "super powerful" army got creamed when you attacked Lebanon and Hezbollah in summer of 2006..... where Israel lost 72 tanks, its flagship naval vessel, it main military air traffic centre and....the hallucinations about being a strong army! And your electronic jamming systems were not effective and Hezbollah had infiltrated your supposedly "world class" military intelligence...in exchange for drugs, I should add! ...and the other side didn't have American fighter jets, satellite images or tanks. All they had was a STRONG WILL.

The word DEFEAT was mentioned more than 100 times in the report of the Knesset on that "war".

So, tell me, when do want Round Two, my boy???

Anonymous:

sick, absurd and dangerous describes the writer. If this represents the mentality of Israelis in general, it is time to wipe it off the map--alternatively, lock this man up in Guantanamor.

jaspreet:

Opinion page of Post is sub-standard! What is the criteria of getting space here?

I urge you folks to start reading international newspapers on internet (google news is one option). goodbye

steveboyington:

I just had a thought: do Middle Eastern newspapers print Ann Coulter editorials in their papers? If so, do their populations think all Americans think like her? For the conspiracy minded, I have noticed that "Saul Singer" is an anagram for "anus grisle".

Sorabh:

It is quite mind-bending how Mr. Singer, sitting in Jerusalem turns Mrs. Bhutto's death in to an Israeli Agenda issue. While Iran's Nuclear threat is absolutely a real issue and needs to be tackled, it seems to be clear that politics is same everywhere -- be it White House using 9/11 to attack Iraq, Obama and Clinton using Mrs. Bhutto's death to attach each other and Mr. Singer using similarly obtuse logic to serve his Agenda.

What about the real issue at hand? The issue of Pakistan as Terror Central and dealing with Pakistan ISI and Musharraf head on? Any serious student of the region will tell you that Taliban and Al Qaeda will die down faster than you can say "c-h-e-e-s-e" if not for Pakistani Army and ISI support.

It is another mind-bending fact of international politics that US will not deal with the real problem even though it surely can: Musharraf & ISI have their weak points like the huge US aid, military pressure and other choke points like Chinese and European support & aid cutback.
So, following Sherlock Holmes logic of the process of elimination, whatever possibility is left, no matter how improbable, is the only correct alternative. Hence to me the only possibility left is that instability in all these countries seems to be somehow wanted by all the power players.

Sorabh:

It is quite mind-bending how Mr. Singer, sitting in Jerusalem turns Mrs. Bhutto's death in to an Israeli Agenda issue. While Iran's Nuclear threat is absolutely a real issue and needs to be tackled, it seems to be clear that politics is same everywhere -- be it White House using 9/11 to attack Iraq, Obama and Clinton using Mrs. Bhutto's death to attach each other and Mr. Singer using similarly obtuse logic to serve his Agenda.

What about the real issue at hand? The issue of Pakistan as Terror Central and dealing with Pakistan ISI and Musharraf head on? Any serious student of the region will tell you that Taliban and Al Qaeda will die down faster than you can say "c-h-e-e-s-e" if not for Pakistani Army and ISI support.

It is another mind-bending fact of international politics that US will not deal with the real problem even though it surely can: Musharraf & ISI have their weak points like the huge US aid, military pressure and other choke points like Chinese and European support & aid cutback.
So, following Sherlock Holmes logic of the process of elimination, whatever possibility is left, no matter how improbable, is the only correct alternative. Hence to me the only possibility left is that instability in all these countries seems to be somehow wanted by all the power players.

chekhov:

Most of the posters here recognize that Singer's arguments are bizarre. Most recognize that a vital problem is to get the Israelis back inside their own borders. I think the American people are moving in the right direction even though our politicians are still in the pocket of AIPAC. Here is my question, though, for WAPO: Would you print a similarly bizarre article arguing that we should bomb the Israeli settlements in the West Bank as a means of helping Pakistan? I didn't think so.

Fidelio Leon:

Mr Singer is a clear sample of the growing extremism which we could call SIONIST-FASCIST ideology. By drawing totally arbitrary connections of totally unrelated events, he is inviting USA to make one more historical blunt just like the one we are now witnessing in Irak. Proponents of this stupid position are not many but they are backed up by fat wallets we all know whom from.

Srik:

This article clearly emphasizes the ignorance of the author. The author doesn't seem to have a clue about the events and history of South Asia. If I remember correct it is concluded fact that Iran doesn't get along with Taleban and AlQueda. And the author suggests that Iran is backing AlQueda and Taleban. I think the saying "Ignorance is bliss" suits the author very much.

Mark:

Nice try, Saul. Apparently you figure Americans are not very quick on the uptake, and can be easily used as a blunt instrument to further Jewish extremist aims. To help Pakistan, fight Iran. To help Israel achieve and maintain regional hegemony, fight Iran. To get those pesky stains out of your shirt collars, fight Iran. You're a one-man, one-chord band.

What remains astounding is the continued loyalty to Israel by a hardcore sector of American Zionists in the face of such blatant and calculating manipulation.

Neerja, Noth Potomac, MD:

Why , oh why, does Washington Post even print this absolute nonsense...

Thucydides:

'Of all the manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most' The History of the Peloponnesian War

chasemonster:

Another idiotic article spewing the desperate and psychotic and paranoid zionist ideology.
Your parents must have hit you over the head repeatedly with a baseball bat when you were in your development stage.

Clancy:

Two questions - why would al qaeda and the Taliban want the protection of Iran, a country whose population and leadership they view as heretical and whom they have been fighting in Iraq? (You may recall the fate of the Shi'ite Hazari population of Afghanistan under the Taliban). Secondly what protection would a Shi'ite Iranian nuclear 'umbrella' give them that a Sunni Pakistani one hasn't?

American citizen:

Can you say "sophistry"? Can you say "right wing Israeli bent on influencing American opinion"?

Mr. Singer's argumentation is slippery, tendentious, and plain hype. The mind boggles: "deepening alliance between Sunni Hamas and Shiite Iran"; monolithic jihadism; "Islamo-fascist"; linking Pakistan and Iran with what... vapor? Come on, seriously. These are hallmarks of sophistic reasoning.

What exactly acted as the accelerant for jihadism, Mr. Singer? Might it have anything to do with Israel's continued occupation and illegal annexation of Arab lands, along with statutorily-sanctioned (and not) ethnic cleansing, discrimination, and apartheid against Palestinian Arabs? The current state of jihadism has as much to do with Israel's behavior since 1967 as it does with wacko jihadist ideologies. Mr. Singer's tendency to lump large swaths of people into simplistic categories is sophistry at best, and racist at worst. Iran getting control of nukes is certainly a frightening thought, but so is the drumbeat to war that right wing Israelis would have us march to based on idiotic arguments that have nothing to do with Pakistan. Iran is no monolith, as the US Intelligence Community has said. Mr. Singer deserves to be exposed for the sophist he appears to be.

Confused Deshi:

Recent intelligence report on Iran put a stop on neo con and Israeli plan to bomb Iran. Mr Singer and his friends are still trying to find ways to bomb Iran.

Think about it. It will be USA who will bomb Iran, US taxpayers will pick up the tab and US image will suffer consequently. Sounds familiar? it should. Singer and his friends are following the same script they did prior to the Iraq war. Al Qaeda attacks NY , you Bomb Iraq.Does not matter whether it is in the best interest of USA or not. It is in the best interest of Israel. That is how the Israeli version of friendship works.

Chaotician:

You seriously err, to consider the foes of Zionism as the same forces that are bringing chaos to Islamic countries.

You have failed in your use of America's Christian soldiers to subjugate Iraq and have created a situation where America's might can no longer protect; now our forces can only be used to destroy!

By diverting America from the real war in Afghanistan and allowing Pakistan to totter along; you may have temporarily protected the occupied Palestine. But I think, you have planted the seeds of your destruction in the diminution of America under the impressionable George. What will you do when you make that fatal mistake? Unleash your doomsday weapons?

Chris:

I do not follow your argument...is there a piece of your article missing?

Chris:

I do not follow your argument...is there a piece of your article missing?

Bonnie:

Hear! Hear! Iran has to be stopped - Saul is absolutely correct! Now let's see if the world is smart enough to listen!

Singer is Nutty:

- Nutty as a squirrel

Ben Graham:
"If Iran obtains or develops a nuclear weapon, it will be an historical event equal to the October revolution of 1917 or Hitler's rise to power in 1933".

Or even worse' perhaps rising to that of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 - a check the entire world cannot cash

The best way to help our Hebrew kin in Palestine is to get them out - the sooner the better.

Palang:

You must be kidding. I am sure if there is a flood in China you will find a way to connect it to Iran and why we should confront it. Being an Israeli it is not wonder this is your position.

Stephen Boyington:

To help Pakistan, attack Iran. To avenge 9/11, attack Iraq. To cut spending, vote for Republicans. To be informed on global issues, listen to this author. It's all becoming clear to me now.

Berry:

LOL

What a stupid article!!!!

Let's re-write it for the sake of fun:

"To help Darfur, Fight Russia" or

"To help pandas, fight elephants"

Shiveh:

brian mcc, the arctic - Actually there are 2 senators that would bomb Iran. John McCain is the second one. After the NIE revelations made attacking Iran Impractical for now, McCain has found some new friends and is pushing up in the polls.

I really do not understand why Israelis want US to attack Iran. The backlash of Iraq fiasco is gradually making Americans rethink their Israeli policy. The chaos following an attack on Iran can only speed things up. Also, unless Israelis have started to believe the propaganda they feed the world regarding Iranian bomb, they should know that an attack on Iran is the only act that can make it real. As the situation is now, Ahmadinejad (called “the monkey” in Iran) is playing to the Arab streets at the expense of helping Israel to justify his aggression toward Iran. If Iran is bombed then it will not be just talk anymore and Israelis either know or should know that matters will become serious as the tide turns against them. So why are they pushing hard for an attack on Iran? I really can not figure it out. There is one hypotheses, far fetched but still the only one that makes a little sense. Let’s say some people in Israel want to expand the land to include all the lands of the “Greater Israel”. At present not only this is not possible, they are slipping to a position that may make them lose some of the land they have kept at great cost. So, what is the best environment that’ll let them move their forces outward and add to their land conquests? The answer has to be total chaos in the Middle East.

The 911 tragedy opened America’s hands to attack perceived enemies with little resistance. If everything else fails, I’m afraid some people in Israel might be looking for a 911 of their own!

Yaz:

This author's views are utterly cynnical and mark the prejudice which every zionist holds against Iran.These Neocon Zionists/Christian Fundamentalist/Crusaders have pushed US into the quagmire where it has no way of dinified withdrawl.Why should we be paying price of zionist agenda.....Mr. Singer go ahead and fight iran and don't piggyback on the US.

go away evil jew:

To Saul Singer:
We are soooooo sick and tired of listening to you stupid bloodthirsty zionist freaks.
The only regime change that the world needs is to get rid of your kind.
You could never be God's chosen people.
Satan lied to you.

Garak:

Zio-fascist propaganda. Will you people ever stop?

I'll bet Cheney is swallowing this, hook, line, and sinker.

Riaz:

Sir,
Please look at the mirror at your own government's right wing policies towards the Arabs, think how the world would be if your policies of ethinic cleansing in Isreal did not happen. Isreal's policies are the fuel the keeps these nuts gaining strength. Go back and look at a time, where the Arabs were not pushed around and didn't feel that there is a jihad against them by Isreal and their supporters, and you will find out that that these nuts did not exist.

brian mcc, the arctic:

There is one senator who would bomb Iran. Joseph Lieberman. Bush wants to as the US economy seems headed down the toilet, build a war machine, and send it to where Halliburton, Blackwater, and Mr. Oil Company can profit with the help of Jewish moneychangers and profitmakers.

Redman:

Mr. Singer,

I think it is clear from your posting that you are an agent for a foreign power or delusional. Also it is clear that you and that power has no interest in the wellbeing of the USA. Any patriotic American who has an interest in the success of the USA will understand your proposition as an overt unfriendly act against this country. I personally will consign this article and the hard copy Post I bought to a rubbish bin where it belongs.

DE Teodoru:

The posting rules insist that you are not allowed to insult anyone. So why is the site allowing Singer with that grin in his picture to lagh at us insulting us as "dumb goyim" who actually might take his neocon-Likudnik propaganda seriously?

Robert59:

What a stretch! Have you no shame? Linking Iran to Bhutto's assassination takes the cake. For all we know it might be radical Islamists just like it might be on orders of Musharraf.

It's too simple to paint all Muslims as Islamo fascists just because they don't like Israel. As long as there are Palestinians who refuse to compromise it's a nut I don't see Israel ever being able to crack.

I don't see Iran's hand in the death of Bhutto. If anything they wanted her to live and to be Pakistan's next president.

Her death might also be due to her husband's corruption. While he swears he's innocent others feel he stole millions and they blame her as much as him. Easy to imagine someone who felt cheated deciding it was time for payback.

Israel is no saint just like the U.S. We've done some very good things, but let's face it; our nations were built by dispossessing others. In your case the world stood by as you took the land that wasn't yours (and don't use the Torah to make your case) and we took it from the native Americans.

rdc:

what an idiot are you ....

SouthStar:

Incredible!
The corpse is still warm, and this beast of prey is bent on taking advantage of it!!@#$%#!
Forget about IRAN!!! You are envious of their recuperation! You are envious of the free world for that matter!
Think about YOU, ISRAELIS, what YOU are doing TO THE WORLD! You are the chosen people... to do the world this PRIMITIVE, ABSURD AND INHUMANE RELIGIOUS WAR!
If you'd be doing nothing BAD, you'd have nothing to be scared of!

Iran just talks, you drop CLUSTER BOMBS.
And your "democracy" approves it!@#$

These vultures want US, Americans, to keep dying for THEM, they want US, Americans, to waste OUR lives just as happening in Iraq, only now on Iran, to "raise Israel's sense of security".
I know that Borat made a fortune mocking and making fun of us Americans while fingering US deep, but are we SO DISPOSABLE that every Zionist popping up, tries to sell us a bridge, the same bridge?!@#$$%^&^%$#@!
Go assault your Palestinians, the world is getting tired of your arrogance and sense of entitlement and exploitation!

mansour112:

It is sad that somebody asks for bombing other nations. He cannot be held accountable like those who bombed Afghanistan and Iraq. I am happy that most people think this is madness
War is the ultimate terror.

AgentG:

This is the most absurd and twisted view of reality that has been published in a long, long time. The truth is exactly the opposite of what Mr. Singer asserts.

For one, Shia Iranians are antagonistic to al-Qaeda and feel threatened by Sunni aggression and terrorism. Pakistan is in no way related to the Iranian nuclear situation.

Tightening sanctions against Iran will have the exact opposite effect as the Mr. Singer, in what can only be described as apparent Israeli delirium, believes.

Considering the two options we have: try to engage constructively with the Iranians against al-Qaeda; or try to fight the entire Muslim world and possibly unite them against us. Which option is more likely to yield the better results -- duh?

Peter Almassian:

The Hamas,Hezbola.were not created by IRAN,and al-Qaeda is sunni,founded by our good friend,and ally Saudi Arabia.I guess you know that.Long after present Iranian regime goes all of these organisations will be here.Iam not surprised,the writer like other people of dogma of any colour,always come to the same coclusion;advancing their own little idea.

Peter Almassian:

The Hamas,Hezbola.were not created by IRAN,and al-Qaeda is sunni,founded by our good friend,and ally Saudi Arabia.I guess you know that.Long after present Iranian regime goes all of these organisations will be here.Iam not surprised,the writer like other people of dogma of any colour,always come to the same coclusion;advancing their own little idea.

lydiadaye@Hotmail.com:

Singer is a FOOL! but most of his ilk are, bona fide not jobs. Lets get back to basics.
If the briar under the saddle is driving the horse wild. The first thing to be done is to remove the irritant.
Israel and it's illegal occupation of Palestinian land is but such an irritant under the skin of the Arabs. Remove it and enjoy the Peace. At least Israel must be forced to adhere to the numerous UN resolutions it has ignored.

No use Israel demanding membership to the UN yet choosing to ignore the numerous rulings handed down, because it doesn't suit them. And if they can't get a handle on Iraq, Afghanistan Syria/Lebanon what's the point of dragging Iran into the mix, WW111?

Robert:

Please remember that the only country who almost went to war with the Taliban in 1998 was Iran.

Remember that the legendary Shah Masood and his fighters were able to hold onto small pieces of land during the Taliban period, thanks to Iran.

Remember that Iran helped the US succeed initially in Afghanistan. US Advisor concede that success would have been impossible without this aid.

Lastly, remember that there were only 3 countries who Formally and Officially recognized the government of Taliban in Afghanistan:

1) Saudi Arabia
2) Pakistan
3) United Arab Emirates

Robert:

Response to Ben Graham's somewhat inaccurate post.

1) Beheadings are primarily an act of arabs and in particular Sunni insurgents and al-Qaeda. Not persians.

Baha'is are unjustly persecuted. But lets keep it in perspective.

2) Disappearance, torture, imprisonment of students and dissidents are true and real today in Iran. But they pale in comparison to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and other Sunni dictatorships who only survive thanks to our (U.S.) backing. And then we ask why the people of these countries hate us. Why were 15 of the 19 9-11 terrorists from Saudi Arabia, and why their ringleader was an Egyptian. We ask why the Al-Qaeda leadership is composed of Saudis, Egyptians, Jordanians and Kuwaitis and their footsoldiers pakistani and arab. Can you see why?

3) You could not be more incorrect about the oppression of women, "from head to toe, are the work of the Shi'ite Islamic Republic of Iran."

In Iran, women are doctors, lawyers, engineers, politicians and even Vice Presidents. Sure it doesn't compare to modern western states, but it is much better that the Arab countries and in particular Saudi Arabia, where a woman has to cover head-to-toe and only walk with husband or relative, lest they get raped repeatedly for being un-islamic and get a court-ordered lashing and prison sentence.

And who backs these intolerant Wahabbis, who spread their faith by opening up these madrassahs in Pakistan, Afghanistan and even here in the US?

Mr. Arnold:

Mr. Singer:

Yes, the Holocaust was a terrible thing, but that doesn't give you or other apparently mentally unstable people in Israel or those of your ilk in the U.S. the right to now try to destroy the world with your paranoid fantasies. How can Iran have a nuclear umbrella? Didn't you read the report of the U.S. intelligence agencies? Iran does not have nulear weapons. Israel does, however.

You seem to be seriously mentally disturbed. Surely you can get competent psychiatric care in Isreal? I am tired of American soldiers dying and the U.S. spending our money, which we need at home, on defending your country that has gone from being a nation of the oppressed to seemingly a nation of oppressors.

As William Arkin's article in The Washington Post points out, the tragedy in Pakistan is much more likely to have been engineered by anti-democratic forces within Pakistan than the boogeyman of jihad you and people like the loathsome William Crystal in the U.S. are always punding the drums of war about.

Perhaps if Israel hadn't placed the Palestinians in a ghetto of sorts as Jimmy Carter has so eleoquently explained you wouldn't be so guilt ridden. Clean up your own act and please shut up.

Help my VP is a Dick:

Here is $.02. Buy a clue!

Reza:

Mr. Singer,

I doubt you possess one iota of compassion for muslims in general, let alone Pakistanis specifically. Otherwise, you would oppose apartheid, which you support. But let's review your logic.

Iran + No Nuclear Weapons = Assassinations and bombings in Pakistan

Iran + Nuclear Weapons = Assassinations and bombings in Pakistan

So, how, again, does stopping Iran help Pakistan if there are assassinations and bombings in either case? How disingenuous!

Help My VP is a Dick :

Her's $.02. Buy a clue!

Robert:

I, like many others here, couldn't believe Saul Singer's statement when I first saw it. I had to read further to see if this was some kind of a satire.

Just truly amazing.

As for a few of these posts here from persians who back Mr. Singer (Massoud Taheri and IRAN WITHOUT FREEDOM), everyone should note that these people are most likely the Mujahedeen-e Khalq. Check out their history and you will see why they are designated as a terrorist organization.

Dennis:

Thank you Mr. Singer, for expressing yourself here. You represent a significant number of influential but very foolish people who hold similar views, and it is good for these ideas to be examined and debunked as they have been here.

Thank you for giving others a forum to devastate your ignorant and dangerous convictions. More and more people now realize Israel is the johnny-come-lately in the Middle East 'hood. In just a few decades Israel has wreaked many times more terror and havoc than Persia has for many centuries.

Iran without freedom:

I realy understand and agree with you..the head of most problems in midel east and would is in iran and tehran...thanks

REALLY unbelievable:

JBE

You say, inexplicably! that..."killing your neighbors is un-jewish..."

AND "Jews are forbidden from killing innocent people..."?

Who lives in Israel and does all the killing of men women and children, Lebanon, Palestine,. everywhere, then, ESKIMOS?

How on earth did you decide to level that idiocy? Is it a dark joke, you think we don't read? What?

REALLY unbelievable:

JBE

You say, inexplicably! that..."killing your neighbors is un-jewish..."

AND "Jews are forbidden from killing innocent people..."?

Who lives in Israel and does all the killing of men women and children, Lebanon, Palestine,. everywhere, then, ESKIMOS?

How on earth did you decide to level that idiocy? Is it a dark joke, you think we don't read? What?

REALLY unbelievable:

JBE

You say, inexplicably! that..."killing your neighbors is un-jewish..."

AND "Jews are forbidden from killing innocent people..."?

Who lives in Israel and does all the killing of men women and children, Lebanon, Palestine,. everywhere, then, ESKIMOS?

How on earth did you decide to level that idiocy? Is it a dark joke, you think we don't read? What?

Chris Kullar:

Your article did not make any real argument...is there a piece missing?

Regards,
Chris

JBE:

Excuse me Mr. "Unbelievable" but I'm Jewish, never voted for Bush, think boming Iran is an idotic NEO-CON idea, and also think that your comment is as disgusting and evil in its own right as is Mr. Singer's editorial.

Being jewish is not the same as being a NEO-CON war monger, alright? Mr. Singer is a NEO-CON war monger and as such is behaving in a VERY
UN-JEWISH manner(and un-christian, for that matter). Jews are forbidden from killing innocent people. Mr. Singer has forgotten that, apparently.

Give the Palestinians their own State and the rug is instantly pulled from under terrorists, Islamic fundamentalists, and the NEO-CONS.

Larrimar:

Singer is a silly, sneering twit.
Far too obvious to be taken seroiusly.

WHY DOES HE THINK, given the posts he garners here, angry at worst, dismissive at best,( NO FANS,) that his call to invade Iran...a joke in America when mouthed by an Israeli of Jewish neocon...will convince anybody.

The Washington Post heaves to new lows AND, incidentally, helps increase the growing anti-semitism here. You hear out loud and all over lately. Political correctness falls to detestation.

JBE:

Mr. Singer you are blind and wrong about EVERYTHING you prescribe as a solution to terrorism. Bomb Iran? You must be associating with fundamentalist NEO-CONS.

Here's how we can END muslim terrorism:

1. Follow all UN resolutions making Israel a State TO THE LETTER. It calls for a Palestinian State, That is ALL the Palestinian people are asking for.

2. Towards this end, give the ENTIRE West Bank to the Palestinian people's elected government - including all of the houses evacuated by the settlers in lieu of "right of return" homes stolen from them during the various wars.

3. Make East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine as required by the same UN resolutions that made Israel a State.

4. Lavish shopping malls, electric plants, water treatment plants, and non-religious education on the peasants of the middle east.

Hearts-and-minds, Mr. Singer - not death. Killing your neighbors is un-jewish Mr. Singer, FYI.

windrider:

Zionists have tortured, murdered and assassinated far more people in support of a 50-year brutal occupation than all the jihadists combined. Israel's first president, David ben-Gurion defined Israel's policy toward all Arabs as one of "terror, land confiscations, and assassinations" back in 1948 and Israel has religiously followed that policy ever since.

Israel is simply playing America for a patsy...again...and trying to use Bhutto's execution as an excuse to eliminate yet another of its rivals (Iran) for domination in the Middle East since we all know that only Israel is allowed to have nukes in that region, only Israel is permitted to practice state-sponsored terrorism, torture and murder, only Israel is permitted to have allies of its own choosing, and only Israel is allowed to exterminate the Palestinians in all kinds of ways: physically, culturally, geographically.

Bomb Iran will be the zionist's solution to whatever happens in the region. Once we elect another nutjob who will do exactly that (Giuliani and his foreign policy advisers are practically drooling at the prospects for war with Iran), once Iran is plunged into chaos like Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, who then will Israel set its sights on for another proxy war using American lives, weapons and money?

DISPASSIONATE ANALYST:

On 911 the yanks killed 3000 of their own people.

Zia was killed by CIA along with the American Ambassador.

Kennedy was killed by the yank elite itself.

Lincoln was similarly killed by the yanks.

The real terrorism is the european and yank terrir against their own.

The zionists conspired with hitler to kill their own jews.

DISPASSIONATE ANALYST
ON WHO KILLED BENAZIR ?

Taliban would not be motivated to kill Benazir.


Musharraf is their bigger enemy who assisted the americans against
them with tremendous logistical support.


Her brother was killed in Karachi by the MQM. They are the most
callous, irreligious, and secular hardened killers, with no compassion
just like Musharraf. For example, who killed the registrar of the
supreme court, Hamid Raza execution style ?


They are bonded to Musharraf by the Mohajir blood.


Musharraf is a stooge of America. His ONLY son in there and so are
his brothers. He trusts them. He is being tutored personally by
Negroponte. CIA provides free consulting to him and Negroponte
personally tutors him. Ponte went there to tutor Musharraf on how to
handle the JUDICIARY in a machiavellian fashion, by inflicting a
mortal disabling wound , and that is exactly what Mush did.


The zionists and hindu are quietly watching because Mush and MQM
is doing their job and you maintain pin-drop silence when your enemy
is destroying itself.


According to the brainy NEOCONS, from the Ashkenazi or KHAZAR tribe of
Central Asia, the wise and learned authors of the protocols of the
learned elders of zion, the loyal servants of the King and Banker
Rothschild, one of whom Mikhail Khodorkovsky who looted the biggest of
Russian oil and was nabbed like a rat by Honorable Vladimir Putin of
Motherland Russia and the Fatherland, and also the master conspirators
of the Russian revolution and the establishment of the state of Israel
(An Illustrious Resume of ACHIEVEMENTS):


This is the way to handle an islamic nuclear country by making it
crumble from inside by putting a militant minority of biharis (who
were the back-stabbers to their very neighbors and muslim brothers,
the bengalis in 1971 on the basis of language and ethnicity) like the
Kallu Mush, on top of the majority in the country. Being cornered,
they will heartily and mightily fight and destroy each other with
wanton and abandon.


Being cornered, they will heartily and mightily fight and destroy each
other with wanton and abandon, AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, SRI-LANKA is a
proven case of SAVAGE TAMIL HINDU TERROR trained by none other than
the Israeli Mossad and the Indian RAW. Biharis are BECOMING
temperamentally very much like that.


We must stop the transmogrification of the Biharis by reaching out to
them by love and dialogue. Only that could work.


Musharraf and MQM believes that it is their historic opportunity
to setup a Mohajir Caliphate - forever.


The goal of CIA, Mossad, RAW is to create Tamil-Sinhalese
intensity and style hatred in Pakistan, and MQM is the perfect tool.
We must guard against it and resuscitate a hero like Dr A.Q.Khan to
serve as the bridge. It will kill many birds with one stone.


It will kill many birds with one stone.


It will kill many birds with one stone.


Musharraf and MQM dream has no feasibility, but their belief in it
will indeed make the CIA/Mossad/RAW plan not only feasible but
successful.


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www.nkusa.org
911blogger.com
letsroll911.org
infowars.com
prisonplanet.org
countercurrents.org
counterpunch.org

karl:

what the f@#k is wrong with this guy?
when was the last time a iranian blew himself up?
when was the the last time iran helped al Qaida?
when was the last time iran helped the taliban?

but the US and pakistan did all three!

this guy is on drugs or still drunk from the office party!!!!!!

Ben Graham:

To Ditto:

I respectfully believe that (1) the beheading and imprisonment of Baha'is, (2) the disappearance, torture, imprisonment of students and dissidents, and(3) the oppression of women, from head to toe, are the work of the Shi'ite Islamic Republic of Iran.

Regards

Robert Stevens:

The com.post editors must be on vacation for it to have allowed this dose of reality to be published.

Yvette:

I don't comprehend what you are saying. You are talking about Iran's nuclear umbrella (something that does not exists) and totally forget about Pakistani nuclear umbrella (something that exists and is a real threat). And then all jihadist in the world are nourished and driven by Iran. Doesn't that sound stupid?! You need to study more before you write columns.

Frank Shirley, Boston:

It looks that Mr. Singer is glad that the area is becoming more chaotic, but not chaotic enough. Why does not the US invade Iran, and Syria maybe? It will be exciting for Isralis to watch the Arabes and Muslims to plunge into sufferings and deaths. But is it in the interest of Amaricans?
My point is that Isralis' interest is not necessarily the interest of the US. The US government supposedly should take action in the interest of the American people. Unfortunitly it didn't.

Ditto:

I completely agree with Persian Reader.

To BEN GRAHAM
Just remember that all of this violence, from 9-11 to Iraq to Pakistan are all from America's friends-- the Sunnis.

Persian Reader:

For a moment, the article and the author could be mistaken for a morbid black comedy, if it was not about real death.
But I can clearly understand the visions of this serial extremist behind the mask of the writer: Pakistan and Israel are a pair of fabricated states, born more or less around the same time after WWII and the same sort of religious hallucination of a homeland has been applied to both: Pakistan for Muslims in India and Israel for Jews that are essentially nomad tourists from Europe.

Both of these are now proven to be failed projects and an absurd concept from the beginning. Both have been kept on life support by America as America has been throwing good money after bad.

So, this writer now thinks that it is the fault of a nation that has been around for several thousands of years. The writer is showing his pure desparation as, unlike Pakistanis, he is a clueless visitor from Europe to the Middle East, and not indigenous to understand the region. As history teaches us, visitors are always expelled in due course of time. A century to us in this region is a mere football season!

Hahaha:

Tell you what Saul:
I suggest you take your brilliant idea directly to where it counts.....buy a (one-way) plane ticket to Karachi, go anywhere and announce that you are an Israeli-American Jew with AIPAC roots and you have the "magic solution" to solve Pakistan's problems.....that will show you (a) how right you are and (b) why it was not necessary for you to waste money on a round-trip ticket!

What a waste of cyberspace! A decent church would have burned war mongers like you long time ago.....

Reader out there:

Absurd.
This clueless writer is either really demented and mentally ill or that he has a deep desire to be treated like a lunatic. The term "Village Idiot" comes to mind of readers in the global village.

Anonymous:

Saul, why do you think Al Qaeda Sunnis are in such close alliance with Iranian shia? Would a nuclear Iran really be to their benefit? Please explain.

Ben Graham:

If Iran obtains or develops a nuclear weapon, it will be an historical event equal to the October revolution of 1917 or Hitler's rise to power in 1933.

The author is correct to tender his insights as to the bleak world that Islamists offer to us all: assassination, terror, and destruction. Hopefully, moderate muslims will have the courage to act. For some reason, I doubt it.

Ben Graham:

If Iran obtains or develops a nuclear weapon, it will be an historical event equal to the October revolution of 1917 or Hitler's rise to power in 1933.

The author is correct to tender his insights as to the bleak world that Islamists offer to us all: assassination, terror, and destruction. Hopefully, moderate muslims will have the courage to act. For some reason, I doubt it.

Ben Graham:

If Iran obtains or develops a nuclear weapon, it will be an historical event equal to the October revolution of 1917 or Hitler's rise to power in 1933.

The author is correct to tender his insights as to the bleak world that Islamists offer to us all: assassination, terror, and destruction. Hopefully, moderate muslims will have the courage to act. For some reason, I doubt it.

kotzabasis:

To quote the great historian Edward Gibbon, 'the danger must be estimated by the twofold consideration of the MALICE and the POWER of our enemies'. And I would add the POTENTIAL POWER...with the acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Once one identifies a determined irreconcilable malicious and powerful eneny, the prudent strategy would be to attack him before he reaches the apex of his strentgh. As to fight him in his full strength would not only be greatly foolish, but also costlier in human lives and materiel.

That is why Cato's strategy against the Carthaginians, DELENDA EST CARTHAGO, must be applied by the U.S. against Iran.

Puhleeease:

شي ول بيٹ ديم

Who is it really? You will find out soon enough.

Singer? Hasn't a clue. Wouldn't publish it if he did.

tom:

What a load of horse manure! To help Israel, fight Iran. That's all the writer has in mind. Pakistan doesn't need "the Iranian nuclear umbrella;" it has its own. To counterbalance Israel's....

Why can't the Jews be a little less disingenuous about their plans for the Middle East?

Justin:

Is this serious? The logic is so flawed I can't believe that this would show up on a site affiliated with a major media outlet. The Iranian nuclear umbrella? What? I guess one bonus for Singer here is that the blog format doesn't really require an editor, or at least one with common sense.

Let's go back to the Afghan war following 9/11. Iran HELPED the United States. It set up strategic contacts between Afghan militias and US officials. Iran hates the Taliban since the Taliban treats Shi'a as heretics and routinely abused and murdered them as a course of public policy. To think that Iran is going to harbor and protect the Taliban with this unbridled nuclear force their supposedly boasting is absolutely ridiculous.

Abe:

To insinuate that Iran is "Jehad, central" is a fabrication coming from a devious and deceiving mind. Iranian government is bad, very bad, but it is far from being what you are calling it. Iranian strategic position is far more similar to the Western world that Israel's is.

Asim MA, San Antonio:

Hzballah is a resistance org and was created as a direct response to isreali brutal occupation from 1982-2000 when HEzballh evicted the zionist invaders-and also defeated its army last july.

Hamas, a liberation org,was created as a direct response to the longest and most brutal occupation by an alien invaders-jews-of all of Palestine in modern history from 1947/8 to this very day.

Nuclear Iran!!! u have no sense of shame:what about israel's 300 nuclear war heads???

Like racist aparheid nuclear armed south africa,israel is doomed to vanish into oblivion;all colonial settler states eventually vanished:the French in Algeria is a glaring example as was south africa and the crusaders. Read Maxine Rodnison's "israel a colnial settler state," who was a French jew.

Arabs/Muslims are patient.

Asim MA, San Antonio:

Who assassinated Yitzhak Rabin? JudoFascists I trust.

Massoud Taheri:

I agree, the heart of all Jihadi's beat in Tehran. With a nuclear capability, this monster will cause more damage!!

JRLR:

Again, that sick, obsessive call to arms, presented as the insane way of providing a helping hand.

Time for a new version of Dr Pierre Rentchnick's and Pierre Accoce's "Ces malades qui nous gouvernent" (Those sick people who lead us), with an appendix on those who, in the media, claim to "enlighten" us.

MOA:

Really!? Attack Iran for Pakistan's woes. I guess you like to sleep with the Saudis just like the Bush-Cheney cabal. Wait till they ask you to bend over after they are done with the little fun they are having doing it to the Pakistanis. Not that the Pakistanis don't deserve it, they could have existed in peace being part of the sub-continent. Or they can suffer the consequence on Arabizing themselves.

Rick Jones, Fredericksburg, VA:

Mr. Singer says:

“The assassination of Benazir Bhutto is yet another brutal peek into the world's future if the jihad threat is not confronted and defeated.”

Actually this is the world’s future if the Zionist so called “State of Israel” and its number one ally the USA don’t wise up and vacate the Middle East.

That’s right Victoria, they can’t blame this one on the general Muslim population. We may find out, however, that the culprit is the Islamist fundamentalists (Al Qaeda and the Taliban) who are enabled by the foolish greed of the colonial USA and Israel.

Certainly Musharraf is one of those with the most to gain. He can now postpone elections indefinitely and hold onto his power, although he may have quite a revolt on his hands if he does so.

On the other hand, Bhutto was a strong ally of the US and an outspoken opponent of the Islamic fundamentalists. That is the kiss of death in this region of the world.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/28/world/asia/28pakistan.html?hp=&pagewanted=print

“In October, Ms. Bhutto survived another deadly suicide attack in the southern city of Karachi on the day she returned from years of self-imposed exile abroad to contest the parliamentary elections. Ms. Bhutto blamed extremist Islamic groups who she said wanted to take over the country for that attack, which narrowly missed her but killed 134 people. But she also complained that the government had taken insufficient steps to safeguard her parade…

She was openly critical of Mr. Musharraf’s ineffectiveness at dealing with Islamic militants and welcomed American involvement…

The assassination comes just days after Mr. Musharraf lifted a state of emergency in the country, which he had used to suspend the Constitution and arrest thousands of political opponents, and which he said he had imposed in part because of terrorist threats by extremists in Pakistan…”

So this is how my crystal ball has it. We just took another step along the path to WW III. The Islamist fundamentalists (Al Qaeda and the Taliban) hold all the cards. Musharraf may or may not be making a serious effort to rein them in. He may be playing live and let live as they build their strength in NW Pakistan and continue to weaken Afghanistan.

The Zionist invader in Palestine keeps the entire Middle East inflamed at both them and the USA for supporting them. Of course our preemptive attack on Iraq and continued occupation of Afghanistan just adds fuel to the flames.

China, India and Pakistan’s thirst for Middle East oil makes them natural allies of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the other Arabian Gulf oil states. They will be eager to supply whatever these countries need in the way of precision guided land Attack Cruise Missiles (LACM) like the US Tomahawk. These are precision, Global Position System (GPS) satellite guided, low flying cruise missiles that hug the earth and can be programmed to attack Israel from multiple directions. Israel will never know what hit them. These will not be like the thousands of ballistic Katyusha rockets fired from Southern Lebanon, which mostly land in the olive orchards and sage brush fields. These missiles will each have a high rise building or other high value target and street number programmed in them like our Tomahawk attacks on Baghdad in 1991 and 2003.

Our thirst for oil and 10 Trillion dollar national debt, with much of it owed to China, puts us in a very weak strategic position. China could bankrupt us at will by flooding the market with our worthless paper IOUs. That’s why the US dollar has lost ~33% of its value relative to the Euro, which is on its way to becoming the world standard currency. The US dollar will soon be known as the US Peso.

Israel only produces ~1% of its required oil from its own oil wells, and must import 99%, 90% from Russia. Russia is anything but a reliable ally and is known to have used its natural gas supplied to Eastern Europe as a political tool in the past.

So standby for action the so called Zionist “State of Israel” and its number one ally the USA. We live in interesting times.

Brian Fejer:

Are you serious? Fight Iran, to help Pakistan? Way back in the 1970's the USA propped up a Tyrant in Iran, why do they hate us. It's called Blowback? The People of Pakistan have every right to overthrow their tyrannical government, in fact so do the American People for that matter.

If the Zionist Regime in Israel wants to fight Iran, then by all means go for it. Leave our kids out of it. America is not the world's PoPo!

shahab:

what an idiot are you ....

Unbelieveable!:

Singer's answer to a bombing in Pakistan is to attack Iran.
It'd be funny if it weren't so abhorant. The Israeli's/Jews never quit, do they?

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