by Joseph Zaalishvili
Many know the story of Heracles (Ἡρακλῆς) and the Lernaean hydra. The hydra was a terrible thing. Cut off one head, and two others appear in its place.
So it is in the case of the jihadists. Destroy one, and there are others.
Heracles found a way out. He cut off the head and Iolaus (Ἰόλαος) cauterized where the head had been cut off, so that the hydra could not grow new ones. And so the hydra was destroyed.
It’s just the way …
What is happening now? We, too, have a hydra, and we, too, are fighting against it. Only instead of cutting off her heads and cauterizing the wounds, we are feeding her, and so she is becoming stronger and stronger.
Look at how the Middle East and the Caucasus are being transformed. Iran, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Libya, the North Caucasus: everywhere Islamic supremacists hold power or are coming to power.
Opponents say, “No, you’re wrong.” But is there a different way to explain the statements of the leaders of the “Arab Spring” in various countries in support of the jihadis? With the new regimes, jihadist and Islamic supremacist groups have been legalized. And the leaders of these states are listening to each other and making increasingly bizarre statements that have gone largely unnoticed.
The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has assured Iran that NATO’s missile defense system in Europe is not directed against him. At a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Davutoglu said that the NATO missile defense system is just that, a “defense system. Iran in any case is not its target.”
NATO leaders have not commented upon this strong statement. Nor have they called upon the Turkish government to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Islamic countries are also growing once again increasingly bellicose in their statements against the Jewish state of Israel. And the Palestinians continue to refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Still, the international community remains silent about this…