Protests in Saudi Arabia
6 March, 2011
Since the fire of Arab masses revolt against west supported rulers with a spark from Tunis after engulfing Egypt ,the centre piece and prime mover of Arab Sunni Islam is now smouldering from Morocco to occupied Iraq , Shia Bahrain and even inside oil rich Saudi Arabia ,it is necessary to study that country , which remains closed and veiled .
I have gone on a limb , since last few years stating that as long as the Saudi Dynasty is there ,its symbiotic alliance with Wahabbis will keep the Muslims backwards and looking to Riyadh from its excessive petrodollars for Qurans, mosques, and funds for Jihadis and terrorists in non-Muslim and even Muslim countries (Crown Prince Hassan used to bemoan about it to me in Amman-1989-92).
It is no secret that Washington provides protection and security (why no coups or regime changes in GCC ) to Saud Dynasty in exchange for exploitation of ME oil and for protecting and promoting US interests in the region and elsewhere .US along with UK, Israel and Saud dynasty/Wahabis and Pak Army/ISI is the real axis of evil or Septagon responsible for keeping Muslims backwards and under dictatorship and the mayhem in the region
It is worthwhile perusing my 4 year old in depth essay on Saudi Arabia .
The US-Saudi-Wahabi Nexus !
"History is ruled by an inexorable determinism in which the free choice of major historical figures plays a minimal role", Leo Tolstoy
By K Gajendra Singh www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16041.htm
01/01/07 "Information Clearing House" -- -- When the powerful US Vice-President Dick Cheney made a rare long haul to Riyadh in November , reportedly it was to create against Iran , Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon , a new US led Sunni alliance in the region, composed of the six Gulf Co-operation Council states, pro-US Arab governments in Cairo and Amman and willing NATO allies with covert support from Israel.-----
But do not hold your breath .Democracy , even like US (2000 elections ) or India's (corrupt and callous ) will emerge . The first step will be military rule .What kind of military does Riyadh have ? From which tribes it recruits soldiers !!.
Once the fat is in fire in the Gulf where millions of Indians are employed ,what happens if a few hundred thousand if not more Indians have to flee the Gulf.
I had evacuated 138,000 Indians by air from Amman in 1990-91 .I know how disorganised MEA and the govt is .And ungrateful.
Iran as Persia , which used to influence events into Eastern Libya, across Dardanelles and later contest Iraq with Romans and Byzantines , must be watching and trying to influence the events .
I used to enjoy having the French and Iranian ambassadors for lunch in Ankara and listen to them discussing the international events .The Iranian ambassador , a former Pasardani ( intelligence ) was alleged to have encouraged the Kuwaitis , along with the perfidious Brits ,while posted there in 1990s to defy the Iraqis .With what results ! He was later declared persona non-grata and had to leave Turkey.
We would have enjoyed the fun if we were not saddled with a dysfunctional anarchy .
Cheers and take care 6 March, 2011.Delhi
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