|10-23-2013, 03:09 PM||#1|
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Saudi Arabia stamps feet at lack of US backing on Syria, Israel
Make no mistake, this is the undeserving (much like politicians everywhere) trying to keep power & wealth, which rightfully belongs to many others.
Members of the Saudi Arabian royal family are threatening to rethink the strategic partnership with the US following America’s reluctance to back up Riyadh’s plans for Iran and Syria. Washington is putting on a brave face, praising relations as normal.
Two influential members of the Royal House of Saud have spoken out on irregularities in the relations with country’s major partner, the United States, reports Reuters.
Renowned Saudi foreign relations hawk and chief of intelligence Prince Bandar bin Sultan, while conducting a series of meetings with European diplomats, has accused Washington of failing to lend a hand in ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad, insufficient assistance in settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, flirting with the new Iranian president and not supporting Saudi intervention in Bahrain to crush an anti-government revolt in 2011, according to Reuters.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (AFP Photo)
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (AFP Photo)
“Prince Bandar told diplomats that he plans to limit interaction with the US,” an unnamed source close to Saudi policy told the agency, stressing that the shift from the US is promised to be a “major one” as Saudis find themselves too much dependent on Washington.
So far it has been unclear whether Prince Bandar bin Sultan was speaking from his name or Saudi King Abdullah himself had given a green light to confrontation with Washington.
Simultaneously in Washington, another senior member of Saudi royal family lashed out at the Obama administration for not taking decisive positions on matters important for the Kingdom.
Prince Turki al-Faisal, who headed Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah, Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency, for nearly quarter of a century and served a term as country’s ambassador in the US, was unusually blunt.
Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki Al Faisal (AFP Photo / Mandel Ngan)
Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki Al Faisal (AFP Photo / Mandel Ngan)
Holding a speech to a speech to National Council on US-Arab Relations in Washington, Prince Turki openly criticized Barack Obama’s “open arms approach” towards Iran, which might eventually end up with Washington and Tehran deal on Iranian nuclear program that would make Riyadh insecure.
Sunni Riyadh’s long-standing opponent Iran that clearly demonstrates its interests throughout the region, supporting Shia communities and organizations in Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen remains Saudi Arabia major concern.
“We Saudis observe President Obama's efforts in this regard. The road ahead is arduous," Prince Turki said. "Whether [Iran’s President Hassan] Rouhani will succeed in steering Iran toward sensible policies is already contested in Iran,” he warned.
The diplomat also accused President Obama of using US-Russian deal to eliminate Assad's chemical weapons as a cause to avoid military action in Syria.
“The current charade of international control over Bashar [Assad]'s chemical arsenal would be funny if it were not so blatantly perfidious. And designed not only to give Mr. Obama an opportunity to back down, but also to help Assad to butcher his people,” Prince Turki claimed.
Prince Turki reserved Saudi Arabia’s right to take its own action in regard of the civil war in Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On Friday Saudi Arabia conducted an unprecedented demarche, declining temporary two-year membership in the UN Security Council.
Prince Turki explained Saudi rejection of taking a seat in the UNSC, saying that “there is nothing whimsical about the decision to forego membership of the Security Council. It is based on the ineffectual experience of that body.”
The Obama administration insists the alliance with Saudi Arabia will go on despite all odds.
The Kingdom's decision not to take seat in the UNSC is its own will, said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
The US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he has “great confidence that the United States and Saudi Arabia will continue to be the close and important friends and allies that we have been,” and revealed that meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal in Paris on Monday they discussed Riyadh’s concerns.
US–Saudi Arabian relations have seen highs and lows since the Kingdom was declared in 1932. Just this month there has been 40th anniversary of 1973 Arab oil embargo imposed in return for the West supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War against Egypt and Syria. In 2001 it turned out that most of the hijackers that participated in 9/11 terrorist attacks were Saudi nationals.
Yet the world’s biggest oil exporter has always followed the US. Saudi Arabia’s Central Bank foreign assets estimated $690 billion are reportedly denominated mostly in dollars and US Treasury bonds. Saudi Arabia has been primary buyer of American arms, signing record-high contracts.
But this time Saudi Arabia must feel betrayed by its closest ally.
When, in July 2012, King Abdullah appointed Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a diplomat with 22 years of experience as Saudi ambassador to the US, director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency, he clearly expected the appointee to use contacts in Washington to get things straight with a number of issues important for the Sunni Kingdom.
Riyadh needed to have Alawite Syrian President Bashar Assad, supported by Shia Iran, out of office, so Prince Bandar bin Sultan made huge effort investing Saudi Arabian dollars into Syrian rebels. Riyadh supported over 30 years of Iranian isolation and intended it to stay that way. Saudi Arabia also expected Washington to apply necessary pressure on Tel Aviv to finally solve Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
But one year later we see Syrian President Bashar Assad still in office, Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territories growing by day, Iran and the US making sensational steps towards each other after decades of fierce opposition and the US distancing itself from developments of the Arab Spring that poses a threat to all Persian Gulf monarchies.
Riyadh demonstrating its utmost discontent with latest developments in the Middle East potentially threatens to break the long-lasting status quo, both regionally and globally.
“All options are on the table now, and for sure there will be some impact,” the same Saudi source told Reuters.
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|10-23-2013, 03:39 PM||#2|
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The ruling family of Saudi Arabia are accused of being Jewish by many, and being functional Jews or worse by many more...
This article shows what they've actually done to 'The House of God'....
Time to break the last idol threatening the house of Allah
What the world needs to realize is that the House of Saud is not just an enemy of Islam, it is indeed the arch-enemy of the entire human civilization. Whether you are a Christian, Jew, or Hindu, you are fit only to be killed as per Salafist theological edicts.
Time to break the last idol threatening the house of Allah
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - After conquering Mukkah, the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) destroyed all the idols which had been placed in the Ka’aba, the House of Allah. As he destroyed one idol after another, he recited the following Koranic verse,
“Say, the truth has arrived, and falsehood perished. Verily, the falsehood is bound to perish”. (Al-Koran, 17: 81).
The Prophet (PBUH) left this world after completing the message of God. But through him (PBUH), God clearly informed humanity that the completion of His message did not mean that there would be no evil in this world. Evil, as the Koran has warned Muslims, will continue as long as humanity exists. There will be people who will remain on the side of Satan. The mission of these diabolical people will be to spread evil by any means. Here is the Koranic reference to it,
(Iblis/Satan) said: “O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised.” (God) said: “Respite is granted thee till the Day of the Time appointed.” (Iblis) said: “O my Lord! Because Thou hast put me in the wrong, I will make (wrong) fair-seeming to them on the earth, and I will put them all in the wrong, Except Thy servants among them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace).” (God) said: “This (way of My sincere servants) is indeed a way that leads straight to Me. For over My servants no authority shalt thou have, except such as put themselves in the wrong and follow thee.” (15: 36–42)
Thus, as long as humanity exists, there will be people who will bring misery and destruction to the world, and there will certainly be people who will be opposing the wrong-doers.
The history of the Salafi House of Saud is one of utter destructiveness and malignancy since it occupied the land known as Saudi Arabia in 1922. Obsessed by the literalist-fascist interpretation of Islam, the House of Saud has undermined every aspect of Islam. First, it began by destroying the local Sunni and Shia cultures by banning cultural practices of these two sects of Islam. That was followed by physical elimination of the Shias. Interestingly, the source of the Saudi wealth today, oil, is found in the eastern parts of the country which has been a Shia-dominated area. Since the discovery of the oil, the Saudi-Salafi tyrants have been forcing the Shias to move out to other areas. In order to do destroy Shia identity and culture, the Saudis have been imposing one restriction after another on them. They are allowed few human rights. The following article chronicles subhuman conditions in which the Shias of Saudi Arabia have to live:
But it is not the Shias who have faced destruction at the hands of the Saudis. The Salafist ideology has single-handedly destroyed everything which stands for Islam. Even the Koran has not been spared by the House of Saud. Calling this subversion of the Koran “the Wahabi Koran”, Stephen Schwartz has noted,
The Wahhabi Koran is notable in that, while Muslims believe that their sacred text was dictated by God and cannot be altered, the Saudi English version adds to the original so as to change its sense in a radical direction. For example, the opening chapter, or surah, is known as Fatiha, and is recited in Muslim daily prayer and (among non-Wahhabis) as a memorial to the dead. The four final lines of Fatiha read, in a normal rendition of the Arabic original (such as this translation by N.J. Dawood, published by Penguin Books): Guide us to the straight path, / The path of those whom You have favored, / Not of those who have incurred Your wrath, / Nor of those who have gone astray.
The Wahhabi Koran renders these lines: Guide us to the Straight Way. / The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who have earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians). The Wahhabi Koran prints this translation alongside the Arabic text, which contains no reference to either Jews or Christians.
As if the subversion of the Holy Koran was not enough, the Saudis have obstinately been destroying Islamic heritage. Take the house of Bibi Khadija, the first wife of the Prophet (PBUH), for example. This was the place where the Prophet (PBUH) received a number of revelations from God; hence its sacredness. The Saudi have transformed it into public toilets. Yes, public toilets. This is their love for Islam!
Then there is Jannat ul Baqi, the graveyard where the family and friends of the Prophet were buried. The Saudis have wiped the graves out of existence:
In their hatred of the Islamic heritage, the Saudis have even bulldozed the grave of Bibi Amina, the mother of the Prophet (PBUH):
Some of the other ‘feathers’ in the Salafi crown are:
Banning Egyptian pilgrims who used to visit the Kaaba in a festive mood playing music.
Festive customs observed by Shia pilgrims.
Demolishing the graves of Banu Hashim, the tribe the Prophet (PBUH) belonged to.
Sealing the tomb of Eve with concrete.
Destroying by the dynamite the tomb of Sayyid Imam al-Uraidhi ibn Ja’far al-Sadiq.
The list is long. The following videos also tell the sad story of the destruction of important landmarks of the Islamic heritage:
Every year, at the time of the hajj, Muslims who wish to offer prayers at Jannat ul Baqi are routinely beaten up by the Saudi soldiers. The argument given by the Saudis is that the hajj is an occasion for praying to God and then go home. One needs to ask: what is the purpose of performing the hajj? The great sufi Mansur Hussain al-Hallaj gave the best possible answer to this question when he installed a stone cube in the backyard of his house and began to circumambulate it. To his puzzled interlocutors, he said, “If the hajj means no more than making circles around stone, I can do it in my own backyard.”
But this is precisely what the Saudi royals with their Salafi ideology want the pilgrims to do, ignoring that the hajj is one of the few occasions, perhaps the only one, when Muslims from all over the world can come together and discuss their problems. Thus in principle, the hajj is a great opportunity for freedom of expression and a great opportunity to breathe freedom in the holiest Muslim place in the world. But then freedom is anathema to the House of Saud. This is why, the Saudi army killed hundreds of Iranian pilgrims who in 1987 shouted slogans against Israel and the United States (nothing against the House of Saud). Here is the video of the Saudi assault on the Iranian pilgrims:
But it is the same House of Saud which encourages and facilitates Syrian pilgrims to stage demonstrations against the Syrian government at the time of the hajj: - See more at:
Had the Saudi-Salafi fascism been a matter of intra-Muslim discord, the world may have ignored it. But this is not the case. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah who during his hajj sermon claimed that Islam was a religion of peace was only mocking the whole civilized world. This is the same man who only a couple of weeks before had issued a fatwa saying that all churches in the Middle East should be destroyed:
(Read the Washington Times editorial on Grand Mufti’s fatwa:
What the world needs to realize is that the House of Saud is not just an enemy of Islam, it is indeed the arch-enemy of the entire human civilization. Whether you are a Christian, Jew, or Hindu, you are fit only to be killed as per Salafist theological edicts. Earned from oil and the hajj, the House of Saud has been pumping billions of dollars into ‘educational’ institutions in the Western world. The mindset being created in those institutions is hateful and paranoid. The alumni of these Salafi-tainted institutions will never belong to the culture and milieu of their host countries. They will always look upon their adopted countries as enemy sites to be either reformed or destroyed. In order to make the world a peaceful place, the march of the House of Saud must be stopped. One sure way is to keep an eye on the money coming from Saudi Arabia. But more importantly, there should be a concerted effort to make Mukkah and Medina independent international Islamic cities regulated by an international body where Muslims of all persuasions will have authority. This body must be in control of the billions of dollars earned from the pilgrims every year. This money can be spent on creating institutions of higher education and various Muslim charity projects. So far, the billions earned and usurped by the House of Saud have been spent on promoting terrorism, and Saudi princess’ patronage of casinos and brothels is well-known. The sacred money coming from a sacred ritual should have uses which are charitable and constructive. Unless this happens, the world must brace for sheer wickedness coming from the House of Saud.
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) destroyed all the idols in the House of Allah. There is one more idol remaining.
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