Written by Nasser Kandil,
It is wrong to think that Washington is working according to a certain strategy, and to try in vain to link the scattered parts of the steps of the President Donald Trump, hoping to reach to American strategic visions. The only constant in the American policies is the confusion between two inabilities in which Washington has suspended and unable to get out of. The attempt of setting fire in a gunpowder store does not reflect ability as many would like to see a reflection of great planning taking into consideration the consequences. So often, it is an attempt of a desperate who wants to play the game of a loser versus loser after the failure of offering the game of a winner versus winner. America is stuck between the inability to wage a comprehensive war and the inability to make a comprehensive settlement along with the inability to have a settlement that ensures the security to Israel which is besieged with a greater inability whether to go to wars or to make settlements with one difference the coexistence with the two facts eroded, because it cannot withdraw as America. Thus, it makes the American presence in the region a hostage to its security.
Within two years, America tried to bargain its withdrawal with the withdrawal of Iran and the resistance forces from Syria. The negotiator was the martyr the Commander Qassim Soleimani who expressed the absolute rejection, thus America became stuck neither able to make progress nor to retreat, so it bargained on using pressure cards to get better negotiation conditions, it worked on the social and financial conditions in Iran, Lebanon, and Iraq, but did not reach to what it wanted, so it resorts to gambling that the price of withdrawal which was not paid by the resistance axis, its higher price must be determined and grabbed by force, as long as the equation is not going to a comprehensive war and as long as the withdrawal is inevitable. The price was the devastation of the leaders and the structure of the resistance especially in Iraq before leaving in order to exchange the equation of a winner versus winner with the equation of a loser versus loser just in order to grant Israel better conditions to confront the dangers. The raid occurred, it hit the base of the Popular Crowd on the Syrian-Iraqi borders followed by the assassination of the Commander Qaassem Soleimani and the leader Abo Mahdi Al Muhandis within the same plan which may be followed by similar subsequent strikes and willingness to bear the consequences that will end with withdrawal after causing serious harm to the resistance forces, their capabilities, structure, and threats.
The main point of weakness in the American plan is its violation of the rules of military strategy and tactics. Strategically, it is not permissible to take such steps taken by Washington without the reserve readiness to go to war, and tactically, it must take into consideration the reaction of the opponent which may not respond to the expectations on the basis of the strikes occurred in place, time, quality, and quantity and thus not to meet the rules of the game already drawn. Therefore, the rolling American security operation which started with raids on Al Qaim the border region can only be described by gambling. When a gambler loses he raises the ceiling of his bets instead of withdrawing with least losses, he bets on the last turn of the wheel of fortune, he keeps expecting to win and to regain his losses, thus his plays with his entire balance without a certain plan. This type of behavior is an American cultural component that is inspired as a cultural inheritance by the time of mafias, gambling clubs, gangs of purchasing the debt securities that later turned into a stock exchange in Wall Street, inherited randomness, arrogance, haste, and the fast abandonment and adapting with loss ignoring the standards of dignity and honor.
We are in front of a scene in which the American gambler stands versus the carpet weaver who is historically an inherited Iranian typical personality that simulated the Iranian cultural type culturally, economically, politically, and militarily. The carpet weaver masters mixing colors, knitting the hidden stitch, following accurately the lines and curves, he knits more than one carpet together, he can control time since patience is a lifestyle, confident of his pricing. If for example one could not estimate the value of a good carpet this year, another one may come the years to come and buy. The Iranian carpet which succeeded in spreading from Tehran to Bagdad, Damascus, and Beirut and in expanding to the south in Yemen is a solid, elaborate, and perfected one, and can handle its cut thread with a hidden stitch. The skillful weaver is ware that the cut of an essential threat in a fabric must not prevent him from the continuation of weaving, on the contrary, to surprise by almost reaching to the intended goal (Jerusalem). Today the Iranians and the resistance axis are thinking just like that. The blood of the martyr the Commander Soleimani is an opportunity to be closer to Palestine and to make the security of Israel more threatened, so while America is waiting for a harmful response it will find itself face an unbearable loss. The great pain is the completion of the carpet in which Soleimani is a pivotal thread towards Jerusalem.
Waiting for the hidden stitch.
Translated by Lina Shehadeh,
Written by Nasser Kandil,