By Turki Aldukhil, Al-Arabiya
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani threatens the Gulf with fire. The recent measures taken by Bahrain are sovereign, and Iran has no right to judge them.
The West does not fully comprehend Bahrain’s circumstances, and does not know the extent of the threat that Shiite cleric Issa Qassem represents. The country’s measures were pre-emptive, to avoid the establishment of a Bahraini Hezbollah that resembles the Lebanese Shiite party.
Bahrain revoked Qassem’s citizenship based on certain givens. He has been working for four decades on inciting strife and attempting to take over governance. He also has a group of secret individuals to communicate with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
A source recently told Ash-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper how Qassem had received large amounts of money, was assigned tasks by different references - mainly Khamenei - and was allowed to act freely with the money he received.
"Iran masters the language of blood and fire, while Gulf countries adopt the logic of the state and abide by the law as a reference"
Qassem’s ideology was developed in the Iraqi city of Najaf. He then joined Al-Dawa Party, the Shiite version of the Muslim Brotherhood. He wanted to establish a religious state and turn Bahrain upside down so it becomes a branch of Iran.
The problem is that the Western vision of Arab events is always lacking, and the human rights angle that is adopted in media rhetoric aims to twist the arms of regimes and societies.
Bahrain is taking sovereign measures, just like Saudi Arabia did when it carried out executions earlier this year. Iran masters the language of blood and fire, while Gulf countries adopt the logic of the state and abide by the law as a reference.
Soleimani’s statements following Bahrain’s measures prove Iran’s terrorist role in the region and the world.