بن سلمان والمهمة المستحيلة .. النوم في بيت العنكبوت

 سيستيقظ الحالم قيس ويظن أنه في بيت ليلى العامرية ليكتشف أنه نام في بيت العنكبوت .. وليست هناك ليلى بل أنثى عنكبوت صهيونية ستأكله حتى قبل رقصة الحب والزواج ..

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من المعيب أننا في خصومتنا مع الآخرين وصراعنا معهم حتى الموت نمسك كل ماتقع عليه ايدينا لنرجمهم به من أجل الفوز بأي ثمن .. نرجمهم بلحم البشر ونرشقهم بدماء الناس ونرميهم بالكتب المقدسة ونضربهم بالمآذن والأجراس والصلبان والقرآن ..

القتال مع الخصوم أيضا قتال مع جشع الذات وحيوانيتها .. فليس المهم أن ننتصر كما تفكر الثقافة الغربية الرأسمالية بل المهم أيضا كيف ننتصر .. فالثقافة السياسية الغربية تحنث بالعهود والوعود وتطعن في الظهر وتكذب وتقسم أن الله قد أعطى أرضك لشعبه المختار وترشقك بجثث اخوانك وتفبرك الحكايات والشهود لتقول أنك قتلت الناس بالسلاح الكيماوي وهي التي لاتزال يدها مخضبة باليورانيوم المنضب ولاتزال تقطر من أصابعها دماء هيروشيما الساخنة الملوثة بالاشعاع .. وتشكوك وتتهمك بأنك تقتلع أظافر الأطفال في السجون وتجتث الحناجر وتقطّع أجساد الصبايا .. وهي التي قتلت أطفالا أكثر مما قتل في حروب البشر مجتمعين ..

وأجمل مافي نصرنا أنه نصر نظيف جدا .. لم نغلفه بالأكاذيب والادعاءات .. وسنحافظ على أجمل شيء في الحرب والنصر وهو طهارتهما من نجس الدعاية والكذب والترويج .. ولذلك اياكم أن يغريكم النصر فتستسهلوا ظلم الحكايات والروايات وتستسهلوا القاء الذرائع والادعاءات ..

في حربنا مع الأسرة المالكة السعودية تبدو المعركة أسهل جدا من غيرها لأن مالدى المملكة من آثام ورزايا وعار يكفينا الحاجة لان نبحث عن ذرائع ووسائل لهدمها .. فأنى يممت وجهك شممت في الهواء رائحة السعودية قادمة مع دخان الحرائق وملفات الفساد والجريمة والخيانة .. وتنبعث رائحتها من جراح أطفال فلسطين واليمن الذين تقتلهم رصاصات بارودها من رمال جزيرة العرب ..ولذلك فنحن في غنى عن الاختلاق والتلفيق .. ولدينا فائض من الحقيقة عندما نكتب .. ولذلك فاننا عندما نتناول شأنا سعوديا فاننا لانجعله جذابا ومقروءا بتزيينه بالأكاذيب بل نزخرفه بالحقائق ونعلق عليه أجراسا صنعناها من أعماق الضمير ..

من الأسئلة التي يتداولها الناس هذه الأيام هذا الاندفاع المستميت لاعلان الزواج بين اسرائيل والسعودية .. حيث يتشاطر السعوديون في عملية التسريع في التحالف العلني مع الاسرائيليين .. فيما يبدو الاسرائيليون مستعجلين أكثر في هذا السباق .. وتقوم السعودية باطلاق بالونات اختبار وعملية حقن بلقاح التطبيع التدريجي عبر تصريحات ومصافحات ولقاءات بين شخصيات سعودية واسرائيلية وتسريبات مدروسة التوقيت بعناية بحيث تتوالى الاخبار وفق تكرار مدروس وروتين يحافظ على الاستمرار كيلا تغيب أخبار التطبيع أكثر من اسبوع لتحقن في الاعلام أخبار جديدة لتتابع عملية هدم المناعة النفسية للناس المضادة للتطبيع بلقاحات الأخبار عن لقاءات سعودية واسرائيلية علنية وترحيب من قبل اعلاميين وصحفيين من الطرفين بهذا التغيير .. فهناك من يصافح صباحا وهناك من يعانق مساء .. واليوم هناك من يدعو للسياحة في تل ابيب كي يرد عليه الاسرائيليون بسياحة أحسن منها في الحرم المكي والتقاط الصور قرب قبر النبي .. ومصادر المملكة الرسمية لاتنفي اطلاقا عبر القصر ووزارة الخارجية أي اتهامات وتتجاهل عمدا كل الانتقادات الحادة الموجهة لها بهذا الشأن .. وتريد بهذا الوجه المتحجر الذي لاتبدو عليه امارات التعجب او الاستهجان او حتى القبول ان تصبح عملية التطبيع مع الاسرايليين سهلة جدا وناضجة ويكون العقل العربي والاسلامي قد تهيأ لها لأنه يتلقى الأخبار الصادمة دون نفي او استهجان فيتكرر التلقي الى أن يصبح اعتياديا كما يحدث عند حقن اللقاحات التي فيها فيروسات مضعفة لاتسبب المرض لكن الجهاز المناعي يتعرف على خصائصها كيلا يتفاجأ بها عندما تهاجمه وهي قوية ..

ولاندري من شدة الشوق بين الطرفين من الذي يسعى أكثر الى اللقاء .. ولكن الاسرائيليين مستعجلون جدا للتطبيع مع السعودية لأنها بالنسبة لهم الفرصة التي لن تتكرر حيث تحس السعودية أن التذرع بالخطر الايراني الداهم وتخويف المسلمين والعرب من الغول الايراني ذو الفك الشيعي هو فرصة لن تتكرر بعد أن ابتلعت الجماهير الطعم المذهبي وهي تستعمله من أجل تبرير التحالف مع الاسرائيليين بشكل علني بعد أن كان سرّيا (على شكل تفاهم مديد منذ تأسيس الكياني السعودي الوهابي والصهيوني اليهودي) ..

وستكون السعودية في حرج كبير اذا ماتغير نظام الحكم فجأة في ايران وحل محله نظام موال للغرب وصديق للسعودية لأن مبرر التحالف مع اسرائيل او التطبيع معها سيتلاشى .. فقد واجهت السعودية خصوما أخطر من ايران تمثلوا بالرئيس جمال عبد الناصر والرئيس صدام حسين .. وكلاهما قالا في السعودية أكثر بكثير مما قالته ايران ودعيا الى اسقاط نظامها العميل ووصلا بجنودهما الى حدودها في اليمن والكويت بل وتجاوز صدام حسين الحدود السعودية في الخفجي ودخل اليها بقوات عراقية وهو مالم تفعله قوة معادية لاايرانية ولا من حزب الله .. ولكن السعودية لم تجد حاجة ماسة أو جرأة كافية للتحالف العلني مع اسرائيل ضد ناصر او صدام حسين بالرغم مما فعلا واكتفت بالتنسيق المطلق في الظلام مع اسرائيل حتى دحرت تجربة ناصر وهزمت مشروع صدام حسين ..

ولكن مع ايران الوضع مختلف جدا لأن ايران ليست عربية مثل مصر والعراق عندما لم يكن ممكنا تبرير التحالف حتى مع الشيطان – كما تدعي – من أجل الدفاع عن المملكة لأن هذا لن يبدو سهل الهضم في المساجد والمقاهي من المحيط الى الخليج .. رغم أن صدام حسين فعل بالخليج أكثر مما فعلته ايران اذ دفع بدباباته الى الخليج وتحدث عن عصر تنتهي فيه الاسر المالكة الخليجية “المقبورة” .. ومع ذلك لم تجرؤ السعودية على الصراخ والاستغاثة بتل أبيب رغم ان عدو العدو هو صديق وكانت تستطيع الى حد ما تبرير التحالف مع اسرائيل ضد صدام حسين الذي قالت انه غزا الكويت حيث ألقى “جنوده المتوحشون” الأطفال من الحاضنات في المشافي كما روت سعاد الصباح في شهادتها الشهيرة الكاذبة التي تفوق كذبة اسلحة الدمار الشامل .. وحاول صدام حسين بالحاح ان يظهر هذا التحالف بين اسرائيل والسعودية باطلاق صواريخه على اسرائيل وعلى السعودية معا ودفع بقواته الى مدينة الخفجي السعودية كي ترد عليه السعودية واسرائيل ويظهر الجيش العراقي يواجه السعوديين والاسرائيليين معا كحلفاء .. ولكن الحذر السعودي والاسرائيلي كان أكبر بكثير من محاولته .. لان اظهار التحالف السعودي الصهيوني كانت له خطورته في تلك الايام بسبب تأجج المشاعر التي التهبت بخطوة صدام حسين الذي تجرأ على الممالك النفطية وقال لها مايقال في كل بيت عربي من المحيط الى الخليج .. والتي أظهرت ان الجماهير العربية تكره بشدة حكومات دول الخليج النفطية (المحتلة) وتكن لها الاحتقار الشديد وتنظر اليها على أنها مستعمرات يجب تحريرها وهي تشبه اسرائيل في تكوينها اللاشرعي واحتلالها للشعوب .. وأظهر تأييد الشعوب العربية لضدام حسين أن لهذه الشعوب ثأرا مع حكام النفط ..

أما اليوم فان ايران يمكن ببساطة أن تصنف بتصنيفات لانهاية لها .. فارسية .. صفوية .. مجوسية .. شيعية .. الخ .. ولكنها ليست عربية .. ولذلك تسقط حرمة كل من يتعاون معها حتى لو كان عربيا مثل حزب الله وحماس وسورية .. وتستطيع السعودية ان تعزف على هذه الاوتار العديدة كل الالحان النشاز وتنتقل الى تحالف علني بذريعة أنها اليوم تتزعم قومية عربية تواجه قومية فارسية .. أو مذهبا سنيا يواجه مذهبا شيعيا .. وهذا كله يتيحه التحالف مع قومية أخرى وديانة أخرى متوفرة في اسرائيل ..

مايلفت النظر هو هذه العجلة السعودية والاسرائيلية لانهاء هذا التردد والانتظار الذي طال بضعة عقود .. ويبدو الطرفان في سباق مع الزمن حتى أننا صرنا عاجزين عن اللحاق بتصريحات الغزل والحب والصداقة والتعاون والمصير المشترك بين اسرائيل والسعودية .. حتى أن من يستمع الى الغزل بينهما يحس بالحرج والخجل لأنه صار أكثر مايشبه الغزل بين قيس بن الملوح وبنت عمه ليلى العامرية ..

ولكن لم هذه العجلة في اعلان الحب بين قيس وليلى اليهودية؟؟

هذه العجلة تفسر على أنها خوف مشترك بينهما من نتيجة الحرب في سورية التي هزمت فيها طموحات السعودية واسرائيل معا .. وصار من الواضح أن الحرب قد تسببت بخسائر كبيرة معنوية للسعودية التي كشفت الحرب انها حليف أصيل لاسرائيل منذ النكبة وقد انقشعت كل الحجب بعد أن بدا جليا ان السعودية ساعدت اسرائل على تدمير العراق وعزل مصر ومشروع اسقاط سورية .. وهذه الدول الثلاث هي الدول التي يمكن لها وحدها اسقاط المشروع الصهيوني .. وكشفت الحرب أيضا ان السعودية هي النبع التكفيري الذي أنتج داعش والنصرة والحركات الاسلامية العنيفة وكشفت الحرب السورية فشل أهم جيش سري للناتو وهو القاعدة ومشتقاتها وصار من الضروري اخفاء البصمات وأدوات الجريمة .. كما أن الحرب قد تسببت بتغيرات عسكرية دراماتيكية لم تكن تخطر على بال أحد فالجيش السوري وحلفاؤه من حزب الله وايران قد صار بحوزتهم جيش متناسق موحد منسجم ومتناغم وهو يمتلك أثمن ماتمتلكه الجيوش المحاربة وهو الخبرة القتالية في أصعب ظروف قتالية .. فما حدث لم يكن مجرد حرب عادية بل هي مناورات هائلة المساحة والانتشار ومزج بين قوام الجيش وقوام وحدات الكوماندوز .. فولد مخلوق جديد في العلوم العسكرية لم تعهده الجيوش وهو (الجيش المكمدز) اي مزيج الجيش النظامي الذي يدرب تدريب الكوماندوز .. وجرت عملية تحديث شاملة تبنتها روسيا للأسلحة والوسائط النارية وتجهزات الحرب الالكترونية المعقدة .. أي أن نتائج الحرب كانت كارثية على السعودية واسرائيل على عكس التوقعات ..

السعودية تريد ان تقبض على اللحظة الاخيرة التي شرب فيها الجمهور العربي والاسلامي كله من بول البعير .. وتحول الى جمهور لايكترث بفلسطين بل بالمذاهب في فلسطين وحولها ولم يعد يعنيه مشروع صدام حسين لتحرير الخليج من الاسر الحاكمة بل صار مسكونا بهواجس الهلال الشيعي والخلافة والخرافة .. ولكن نهاية الحرب السورية ستعيده الى لحظة فلسطين وتخرجه من رحلة البحث عن المذاهب حول فلسطين ..

ان كل ماأنجزته اسرائيل من عملية التطبيع المستمرة دون كلل عبر كامب ديفيد واوسلو ووادي عربة قد ينهار تماما بنهاية الحرب السورية عندما يجد العرب والمسلمون أنهم أمام قوة عسكرية هائلة للحلفاء من سورية الى ايران تلجم اسرائيل وتحدد حركتها .. وسيعود الجمهور الى لحظة تاريخية قاسية جدا على اسرائيل عندما بهر السيد حسن نصرالله وحزب الله العرب والمسلمين بتحديهم اسرئيل عام 2006 رغم كل مابذلته ورغم كل المؤامرة العربية والتحالف السعودي (السري) مع اسرائيل .. ولذلك فان من الضروري لاسرائيل والسعودية المتابعة بنفس زخم التذخير المذهبي والقومي والطائفي والعنصري والتخويفي من ايران لخلق حالة التحام عاطفي ونفسي ومصيري مع اسرائيل قبل ان يتم الالتحام من جديد مع مشروع مناوئ لاسرائيل ..

ولكن بكل تأكيد فان السيف قد سبق العذل بالنسبة للسعودية واسرائيل .. لأن عملية التطبيع كانت تسير بنجاح منقطع النظير مع انتصارات مشروع داعش والنصرة وجيش الاسلام .. غير أن مشروع التطبيع وتغيير العدو يحتاج الى انتصار كي يكمل مسيرته .. لأن التطبيع يفرضه المنتصر وليس المهزوم .. فالسادات احتاج الى نصر (ولو تلفزيوني) وليس الى هزيمة ليبرر لنفسه ركوب التطبيع .. ولو انه لم يحقق نصرا نسبه لنفسه لكانت عملية السلام مع تل ابيب صعبة جدا عليه وتسبب رد فعل كبيرا .. ومن هنا كانت مراجعات سينار الحرب في اوكتوبر وثغرة الدفرسوار التي مهدت لقبول مشروع السادات بعد اداعئه أنه صانع الانتصار ولديه مشروع مكمل للانتصار .. ولذا فانه كان قادرا أن يتكئ على معركة العبور التي نسبها لنفسه ليبرر قراره التالي بالسلام .. أما الأسرة السعودية فان مأزقها كبير جدا وعملية التطبيع مع اسرائيل خرقاء جدا في توقيتها لأنها تواجه محورا منتصرا في الشمال على اسرائيل التي تريد ان تتحالف معها وهذا المحور يمسك أوراقا قوية وخطيرة للغاية أمام اسرائيل المقيدة والخائفة من الحرب .. فما هو مبرر هذا التحالف مع طرف لم ينتصر ؟؟ .. وسيزداد الأمر تعقيدا اذا لحقت باسرائيل هزيمة أخرى من اي نوع ولو في معركة صغيرة فكيف اذا نفذ حزب الله مشروعه باجتياح الجليل أو محاصرته في اية مواجهة مقبلة ؟؟ .. وهنا سيكون الناس أمام مشروعين: مشروع تطبيع بلا انتصارات تبرره وتمثله السعودية .. ومشروع تحرير ممانع للتطبيع ومتسلح بانتصار كبير تمثله ايران وسورية وحزب الله .. والناس تميل الى الانتصار لأنه جذاب وتصدق نظريات المنتصر وتسكن اليها .. فالنصر مهما كان هو المغناطيس الذي يجذب الناس وخاصة في الشرق الذي أدمن الهزائم والذل والانكسار .. وسيلحق الناس بالمنتصرين كما لو كانوا منومين مغناطيسيا ..

ولذلك لاأمل من مشروع بن سلمان في التطبيع بذريعة ايران العدوة والخطرة على الأمن العربي والسني لأنه ببساطة يحتاج نصرا واضحا ساطعا وكاسحا في جبهة ما كي يؤمن الناس بنظريات المنتصر ..

ولكن

 ماأصعب النصر اليوم .. انه أصعب شيء يمكن ان يناله ملك مأزوم يحارب عدة حروب ويخشى عائلته .. يحاول يوما أن يكون نابوليون بونابرت في الصباح .. وفي المساء يحب ان يلعب دور المجدد ومؤسس الجمهورية السعودية مثل مصطفى كمال أتاتورك .. وفي الليل قيس بن الملوح .. وفي الفجر يستيقظ مذعورا على صوت صاروخ يمني يسقط في حديقة قصره .. انه كابوس أنه لم يستطع حتى ان يهزم الجياع في اليمن .. فكيف سينتصر في الشمال؟؟ .. وكيف يمكن لقيس الحالم أن يطبّع وأن يراقص ليلى ويتزوجها على سنة الله ورسوله .. من غير نصر على حلفاء نصر الله .. ؟؟ سيستيقظ الحالم قيس ويظن أنه في بيت ليلى العامرية ليكتشف أنه نام في بيت العنكبوت .. وليست هناك ليلى بل أنثى عنكبوت صهيونية ستأكله حتى قبل رقصة الحب والزواج ..

 

   ( الخميس 2017/11/30 SyriaNow)
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The endorsement of mass treason

Although the borders of the modern-day Middle East were sketched out in London and other western capitals, the creation of Saudi Arabia is unique in that its frontiers are the product of British efforts to facilitate the creation of “Israel.”

Throughout the 1920s, Ibn Saud and his Wahhabi armies eclipsed two Arab sheikhdoms, Ha’il and Hijaz, over their rejection of the British Empire’s Zionist project in Palestine.

As such, the Judaification of Palestine is embedded in the geopolitical DNA of contemporary Saudi Arabia.

The US-based Saudi dissident, Ali al-Ahmad, believes

“the British foresaw that before you could create “Israel”, you must create its foundations and the foundations for “Israel” are two countries in the region: Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Jordan is the buffer zone and Saudi Arabia legitimizes “Israel”.”

Naturally, in the years that followed, Saudi Arabia would never participate in a single Arab-“Israeli” war, or lose a single soldier to the fight against the “Israeli” occupation of Arab lands.

Whether facilitating flight paths for “Israeli” jets to bomb targets in faraway places like Iraq, or supporting “Israeli”-armed British proxies in North Yemen, the Al Saud family would maintain a fruitful relationship with Tel Aviv.

So much so that by 1981, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Fahd Bin Abd Al-Aziz presented his eight-point peace plan, which suggested a region-wide recognition of “Israel.”

At the time, Libya’s Foreign Minister Abdulati Obeidi said that

“the Saudis are worse than Sadat.”

”At least Sadat did it alone. Sadat was shot for treason, and now the Arab states are being asked to endorse mass treason,” he said.

During the time of Hafez al-Assad’s Syria, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya, Fahd still had to “ask”.

But today, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman is doing nothing of the kind.

Two Arab leaders and traditional Saudi allies were summoned to Riyadh this month. Both the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri were humiliated and given ultimatums by Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler.

Abbas was told bluntly he had to choose between collaborating with US President Donald Trump’s so-called peace initiative or resign. Under added pressure from Washington, he chose the former.

Meanwhile, Hariri was forced to resign from Riyadh and then detained. That fiasco was also linked to the Saudi rapprochement with Tel Aviv, with Lebanon being selected as the venue for the first open collaboration between the kingdom and “Israel.”

According to Richard Becker of the ANSWER Coalition,

“the reality is that there is an alliance that has long existed, headed by the United States, “Israel” and Saudi Arabia, as well as other reactionary governments, against the Palestinian people, against the people who live in Saudi Arabia and against the Arab people as a whole.”

In yet another shameless effort to consolidate its position in the Arab world, which is increasingly polarized over Riyadh’s push to normalize ties with “Israel”, the Saudis convened an emergency Arab League summit.

During the gathering in Cairo, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, accused Iran of aiming “to destabilize” the region. The summit’s final statement also accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah of “supporting terrorism”.

Ali al-Ahmad explains that

“throughout history, all those that were at war with “Israel” were also at odds with the Saudi monarchy. Be it the forces of political Islam or secularists like Nasser. That has always been the case, because the nature of Saudi Arabia is to serve as an insurance policy for “Israel”.”

Fight for the Jews

Muhammad Bin Salman’s pre-emptive coup, which purged the royal family of potential opponents, tore up the kingdom’s traditional power-sharing arrangement into pieces.

Securing the crucial support from the Trump White House in his ascent to the Saudi throne obliged Bin Salman to also alter the longstanding formula governing Middle Eastern affairs.

Thus, the two-state solution became obsolete and the ‘secret’, decades-old “Israeli”-Saudi relationship is going public.

These political and social earthquakes require dramatic adjustments in the Arab world’s perception of the Zionist agenda and the existence of “Israel”.

So, while Saudi satellite states entertain anti-Iranian Jewish groups, Bin Salman is comparing the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to the man that sought to wipe out the Jewish people during World War II.

“The American-“Israeli”-Saudi project that gave rise to Daesh was designed to counter Iran and now that this project collapsed they need another strategy,” al-Ahmad adds. “Bin Salman’s use of the word ‘Hitler’ is very significant because he is basically trying to create this narrative that we have to fight all together to protect the Jews from ‘Hitler'”.

“That gives you an idea of what’s coming and that’s a clear and open Saudi alliance with “Israel” to target Iran,” he opined.

The region is brimming with rumors that King Salman is preparing to abdicate in favor of the crown prince any day now. And if the coldly calculated, ruthless behavior of the young king-in-waiting is any indication of what he may do once the throne is his, the unholy alliance between “Israel” and his country only promises to be even more shamelessly open and certainly a whole lot more audacious.

Source: Al-Ahed

The Strategic Saudi-‘Israeli’ Interests behind Eisenkot’s Saudi Interview

20-11-2017 | 14:34
‘Israeli’ military chief’s rare interview to a Saudi news website intersects with Saudi Arabia’s claims against Iran. Israel’s interests are both security-related and diplomatic and have to do with the Saudi involvement in the Trump administration’s Mideast peace initiative.

Gadi Eizenkot

‘Israeli’ Occupation Forces [IOF] Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot rarely gives interviews. He has provided Zionist media outlets with a couple of interviews, and up until Thursday he hadn’t given a single interview to a foreign media outlet.

The interview to the Saudi online newspaper Elaph was the first interview Eisenkot gave a foreign media outlet since taking office. This is an important fact, because the timing and content of the interview point to the strategic interests behind it.

The first interest is security-related and has to do with the fact that in the event of a decision to operate in Iran, ‘Israel’ would need Saudi Arabia to at least turn a blind eye. Another interest is diplomatic. It has nothing to do with military or security issues, but rather with the ‘Israeli’Palestinian conflict.

Elaph reporter Majdi Halabi asked to interview the chief of staff more than a week ago, but Eisenkot accepted the request only several days later, after consulting with Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and under his order. The timing of the interview was basically determined by Netanyahu, while the content was determined by Eisenkot himself. What are the prime minister, chief of staff and war minister trying to achieve through this interview with the Saudi news website?

Part of the answer can be found in the fact that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is in a state of distress. He is subject to criticism within the Saudi royal family and among Saudi clerics, and his aggressive move against Iran-a conscious and military move-is at its midst and is raising eyebrows in the international community.

Support for Saudi claims

The things the chief of staff told the Saudi website strengthen the Saudi royal family’s claims against Iran. But when the “Israeli” chief of staff, who is considered a professional rather than a politician, specifies each of Iran’s intentions and the steps it is taking to gain regional “hegemony”, it’s a move that provides valuable support for Saudi claims.

There is also a great similarity between what Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in his resignation speech in Riyadh and the intelligence analysis provided by the IOF chief in the Elaph interview. Eisenkot’s interview on Lebanon indicates that an authorized “Israeli” source supports Saudi Arabia’s claims not only against Iran in general, but specifically against Hezbollah.

Furthermore, when an IOF chief explicitly addresses the ‘threat’ Hezbollah poses to the Arab world, it is seen as a sort of implicit threat. The information ‘Israel’ claims it has on Iran, Hezbollah and their activities in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen serves as a very helpful hint for the Saudis in general, and for bin Salman in particular, in their efforts to enlist the Arab and American public opinion.

How does ‘Israel’ benefit from Eisenkot’s interview? The main thing ‘Israel’ stands to gain is tighter unofficial relations with Saudi Arabia. Bin Salman basically owes ‘Israel’ and Eisenkot for their swift help in confirming his claims against Iran and Hezbollah, and for the indirect aid they are offering him in his relations with US President Donald Trump and with the Europeans concerning the Middle East.

But even more important is apparently the diplomatic benefit Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would like to gain from the interview. Trump is planning to present his plan or outline for a so-called agreement between ‘Israel’ and the Palestinians in about a month. This agreement will essentially be an American-Saudi initiative, largely based on the Saudi ‘peace’ plan.

Netanyahu hopes that a gesture towards bin Salman, who is about to succeed his father and be appointed king, will be answered with a gesture from the 32-year-old crown prince concerning an agreement with the Palestinians. Netanyahu doesn’t know what Trump’s initiative will include, but he does know that Saudi Arabia will play a significant part in it.

Eisenkot’s interview serves as an important leverage to enlist the Saudis’ influence on Trump. The Saudis have been constantly active on this issue, which is why they invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Saudi Arabia last week for talks aimed at softening his stance. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the White House official in charge of the ‘Israeli’-Palestinian issue have also visited Riyadh several times recently.

All this proves that the Saudi royal family and the crown prince are deeply involved in forming the American initiative. Netanyahu is concerned by this initiative because it may put his government’s survival to the test. This is the important context in which Eisenkot’s interview must be examined and understood.

Source: Ynet, Edited by website team

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Saudi Opposer Maan Al-Jarba: Partition is Inevitable

 November 7, 2017

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Interviewed by: Laila Mazboudi, Israa al-Fass

This interview was conducted a week ago, before the latest Saudi developments in Saudi Arabia.

He is one of the political opponents of the Saudi regime’s policies, and he belongs to the “Shammar” tribe that extends from Saudi Arabia to reach Kuwait and Qatar, and is based in Iraq and Syria. The tribe also ruled “Najd” for almost a century before Abdul Aziz bin Saud robbed it to restore his predecessors’ rule backed by the Englishmen who failed to seduce “Shammar”. Al-Jarba is one of those who have strong connections due to the affinity with prominent figures in the kingdom’s authorities such as former Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, and former Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, granting him a sort of immunity to express his views.

“Maan al-Jarba’s” name has been emerging lately, dressed with the costume of the Arab island, yet with another speech: he emerged from Damascus where he decided to settle amid the sludge of the political crisis in 2014, for no reason; but to be honest with the stances that reflect his beliefs that defending Syria is defending the Arab resistance feature that is wanted to be changed. The (militants’) bombs at the time were targeting the neighborhood where he resides. One of them hit the same building. He, however, didn’t decide to leave Syria until things started to settle down, when the victory of the Syrian Army and its allies started to be tangible.

Before that time, at the end of 2011 when he was still in Saudi Arabia, a website affiliated with him had been closed for the stances that it showed revealed a sort of supporting resistance. He was offered to have a weekly column in the Saudi Okaz newspaper. He warned of sectarian strife, drawing attention to the dangers of the scheme of partition that was infiltrating from Iraq. At every point he showed support for the choices of resistance, until he was forced to stop writing in 2013 without being held “accountable.”

Two days after leaving the Saudi lands forever in 2014, Maan al-Jarba appeared in a televised interview speaking of ISIL and its Wahhabi reference. From inside a studio in Riyadh, he saluted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and then Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki for supporting the resistant Syria. Saudi authorities closed the studio from where al-Jarba appeared, and since then the counter war against him has started.

From the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Mr. Maan al-Jarba had an exclusive interview with the al-Manar website. He tackled the Saudi inside, clarified the scene talking of the religious formation of the Saudi society and the role of tribes, exposing the possible future outcomes amid an escalating political struggle going on inside, and imminent foreign schemes of partition.

Wahhabism Doesn’t Belong to Sunnah

The Saudi society is composed of 85% of the Sunnis and 15% of Ismaili and Twelver Shia. Al-Jarba says that “Wahhabism doesn’t belong to Sunnah at all, recalling that it is only 300 years old.”

“Wahhabism is a status that is differentiated from other Islamic sects and groups,” al-Jarba noted, rejecting the logic of Takfirism it provides.
According to the Saudi opposer, the Arab island’s families were Sufi Ash’ari Maturidi before Mohammad bin Abdul Wahhab appeared in the 17th century, and they still conserve some of their privacies.

“In the Hijaz areas, for example, besides embracing the Sufi Ash’ari Maturidi doctrine, most of houses there belong to the Hanafi and Shafe’i doctrines, like in the Medina. While the Ismailis weigh in south of the kingdom, the Shafe’i doctrine is the most spread there. Twelver Shias are based in the eastern areas mainly in al-Qatif and al-Ahsaa,” he explained.

“Most of the Saudi families are Sufi and Ash’ari, but the official doctrine is Wahhabi and is imposed on them and taught in the educative curriculum,” al-Jarba sums up this point.

The Al Sheikh Family… the Family of Cheques

“Despite some families’ attempts to preserve their regional privacy, the pattern of the detective state imposed inside the kingdom, and its huge financial power, in addition to the international cover and foreign benefiting, here I name the United States, allowed this religious pattern to spread. Wahhabism has served the American goals in the Afghan war against the Soviet Union, and in Iraq and Syria. It devoted the religious institution inside the kingdom to grant rulers a legitimate cover, a paid one, so that Saudis themselves name the Al Sheikh family the family of cheques, in reference to the money they receive,” al-Jarba added.

Despite the religious power, the relationship between the religious institution and the Saudi inside is under control, as long as no armed appearance against the state was detected by non “Wahhabis”. This reflects the containment the state is intending to use sometimes against some “political” targets, just like what happened in Awamiyah recently.

Yemen, Awamiyah and Qatar… for Compensation

Al-Jarba believes that those incidents are related to Saudi dire efforts to create a victory through which it can prove to the Americans that it is still strong and reliable in playing functional roles in the region. “It is worth mentioning that the setbacks in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria were not compensated by the Kingdom in Yemen, they were rather worsened. Targeting Qatar was also for compensation, it however proved being useless, then they hadn’t any choice but to use their force inside the country and attack Awamiyah.”

Al-Jarba went on to say that “the Saudi media exposed the targeting of Awamiyah as a conquer, and they used words that described it as an operation to liberate al-Qatif from Shias, who are shown by Saudi media as intruders, noting that the al-Mosawara neighborhood existed 400 years ago, which means it is a 100 years older than the first Saudi state. This means that the people of Awamiyah are inveterate and deep-rooted in the region more than the Al Saud’s “inveteracy” and authority there…”

“The fade and sterile “victory” in Awamiyah was used under the official media system’s efforts to boost up the “Iranophobia” and “Shiaphobia.” At some point, we have to confess that they have succeeded in devoting this phobia, the barrier that has been worked on to frighten the peoples from resistance.”

Palestine Is In the Sentiment

Unlike the coldness the ruling system shows towards the Palestinian cause, al-Jarba stresses that the Saudi people sympathize with Palestine beyond imagination.

He considers that “The axis of resistance defends Palestine. Despite this phobia, things are going better everyday thanks to the uncovering of Saudi relations with ‘Israel’ that appeared to the surface, as well as the Saudi efforts to secularize the state and try to use the Emirati model in Saudi Arabia, which awakened people. The state that considered Iran and the Shia in general as a Satan under the titles of religion and defending the country of the Two Holy Mosques, appeared today having reconciliation with ‘Israel’ and allowing mixed celebrations and dances, exposing the real danger to religion and the country of the Two Holy Mosques.”

Normalization is the Saudi Fall

“The flagrant fall of the Saudi regime will happen with normalizing ties with ‘Israel’,” al-Jarba predicts.
“Relationship with ‘Israel’ exceeds a very sensitive redline for those who boast belonging to the country of the Two Holy Mosques. They have a decisive stance against the occupiers of the ‘Muslims’ First Qiblah”, and those committing crimes against the Muslims of Palestine, Lebanon and elsewhere. To these limits in particular, the Saudi regime loses its legitimacy. What would then oppress the Saudi people? Are they the Fatwas that prohibit opposing the ruler unless he commits the bold blasphemy? The bold blasphemy for the Saudi people is the waiver of Palestine. Can the authority preachers justify this waiver?”

In the era of major internal transformations, half of the kingdom’s preachers are in prison. According to al-Jarba, it is not about the stance from Qatar, the issue is deeper and greater.

“Mainly, nothing indicates that they have been detained due to the crisis with Qatar, those are just popular analyses. The crisis with Qatar was just an excuse because they know that they are against the leadership and against secularization, and even against normalization with ‘Israel’… would they tell people that they have detained them because they are against secularizing the state? The best excuse is to purport that it is because of Qatar, which would allow them to silence any voice that would object their new policies, starting with mixed dances to public normalization and others.”

Saudis against Normalization

Maan al-Jarba stresses that the Saudi state is a “perfectly detective state”. However, social media networks became an important scale that is measured through the public opinion’s tendencies. A while ago, ‘Israeli’ media leaked some news about the Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s visit to the occupied territories. Saudi official institutions shut up and the Saudi-funded media didn’t say a word.

“Only Twitter was on fire with the “Saudis against normalization” campaign that ranked the first trend in Saudi Arabia and the Arab world. Hence, there was a need to form an anti electronic army to promote the official campaign under the title of countering terrorism. However, in front of Palestine, the army cannot endure those opposing the betrayal of the Palestinian cause, in front of Palestine, everybody fails,” al-Jarba stressed.

Breaking the Silence

He further considered that there are three factors that would break the Saudi silence:
1.    The ruling family’s struggle, which exists and is escalating. It will give the people a chance to take to the streets. Those who are leaking the palace’s news to “Mujtahidd” are members of the ruling family. It is also said that the number of imprisoned princes are five until now, including Mohammad bin Nayef and Abdul Aziz bin Fahd who were put under house arrest. The news of the inner conflict have been known and publicized.
2.    Taking off the religious cover and moving towards secularization, in which people would find the direct cause to take to the streets, especially that the Saudi curriculum provides and teaches since 80 years that secularization in blasphemy, and obeying the ruler is a duty unless he commits the bold blasphemy. According to Saudi curricula, disobeying the atheist ruler is allowed, and is even considered a fight in the path of Allah, therefore, the religious factor which the state used as a pillar to immune the ruler will fall as the state heads towards secularization.
3.    Pulling the international cover off Saudi Arabia, this is neither difficult nor impossible in the meantime. The Americans need the oil and the money. The US President was clear on this level. In case of any internal chaos and struggle, the Americans won’t leave their interests for any alliances; they would rather have other alliances with any alternative.

Partition is the Inevitable Project

The Saudi opposer assured that the US knows nobody above its interests. Amid the new colonial scheme, the US is working to divide Saudi Arabia into four countries. “Partition is on the table, and it is serious. The map is available at the US Ministry of Defense’s (War) website. Saudi Arabia will be divided into four countries. In the United States itself, there are some wings that support partition and others that oppose it. But everybody wants to play with us.”

The four regions are:
•    The Great Jordan: It is composed of Tabouk, Yunbu’ and al-Hejaz, it would be added to Jordan to be the alternative home for Palestinians, in which the crisis that bans the occupation entity from announcing its Jewish state will be solved.
•    The Eastern area: It is composed of al-Qatif, al-Ahsaa and al-Dammam, the oil-rich areas that are close to Kuwait and Bahrain, allowing the Americans to enter easily and control oil there. Eastern province sources have previously noted that the Americans have suggested partition, but they have refused.
•    Najd: The central areas where the Al Saud’s rule would be limited
•    The South: The areas of Assir, Najran and Jizan that were Yemeni areas rented by Saudi Arabia for 99 years, and that period ended in the era of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh who “waivered” in favor of Saudi Arabia.

Al-Jarba considers that the Americans have much benefited from their Iraq experience. They will not deploy their troops to any Arab country unless they would appear as the hero and the savior. This would happen in Saudi Arabia in case the struggle between the ruling family’s princes escalated and turned into confrontation. It will grant the Americans and opportunity to be with more numbers inside Saudi Arabia. On the other side, al-Jarba stressed that the partition scheme is inevitable, and that in 2017 we witness the centenary of Sykes-Picot agreement that divided the Arab region between France and Britain, and that the new centenary is the new division.

Tribes, the Time Bomb

Besides religion, the tribes play a major role in implementing or lacking domestic settlement inside the kingdom, al-Jarba noted.
He further noted the following:

“In 1902, Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saudi returned to Riyadh after he was a refugee in the English-protected Kuwait, to assume power at a time when the northern Arab Island was controlled by the leadership of “Shammar” tribe, and entirely belonging to the Ottoman Empire. “Shammar” was offered to cooperate with the Englishmen but they refused and got engaged in the World War I besides the Ottoman Empire as an Islamic state against the Englishmen…

The Englishmen provided Ibn Saudi with weapons, and they considered that his control of Najd and al-Hejaz will revoke the Ottomans’ religious legitimacy. When the Ottoman state was defeated in the World War I, Abdul Aziz entered the regions and formed the emirate of Najd, he then besieged Ha’el for a whole year during which his army used to hear the calls for prayers from inside the area wondering that “they are Muslims” while others say it is “Prudence”. Ibn Saud’s army killed children inside the mosques. And when they entered al-Hejaz they killed people inside the mosque”
The Saudi oppose uncovered that under the name of religion, Abdul Aziz mobilized tribes that were known at the time as the “brothers of he who obeyed Allah” for his wars against the other emirates.

“When he reached the English-drawn borders, he used English drones to strike the tribes that were looking forward to continue their resistance and restore the entire Islamic world! Until then, Al Saud eye tribes with worry, they respect the position and notability of the tribes, they marry from them and know that the tribes are a time bomb that would decide any domestic conflict that would erupt in the kingdom.

The Worrying Princes

Today, eyes are on the tribes as the struggle escalates between the princes themselves. Mut’ab bin Abdullah, for example, is the most worrying figures to Mohammad bin Salman. He owns a national guard that reaches 150 thousand fighters from the tribes that married from his family, and which are now getting prepared to fight with him until the last soldiers. The national guard on the level of numbers and equipments is a major power that weighs as much as the Saudi Army does.”

Besides Mut’ab, stand Ahmad bin Abdul Aziz, the brother of current Saudi King, and the sons of Nayef, Fahd and Sultan.
Al-Jarba says that “their discontent with the crown prince’s policies has been heard all across the royal palace. There are many letters that were sent to the king demanding to stop the non-qualified prince from reaching the throne,” the last of which was the armed attack against the Palace of Peace in Jeddah.

“The latest attack indicated that the princes’ letters are very serious, which caused Mohammad bin Salman at the time to disappear,” which was detailed in a previous report for al-Manar website.

The Magic Turns on the Magician

Briefly, the Saudi opposer views Saudi Arabia as a country living on the top of a volcano that would erupt anytime. All the factors inside the kingdom are worrying: the princes’ struggle, Mohammad bin Salman’s craving to rule, and the new tendency towards secularization as well as the tribal role amid all of that.

The escalating struggle won’t end but with “partition” in case the keys to deal with everything were handed to the Americans, al-Jarba warns. He further noted that the kingdom won’t be afar from what is taking place in the entire region. The schemes to divide and partition conducted by Saudi Arabia would definitely turn against it. Then, the magic will turn on the magician…
Translated by website team

Source: Al-Manar Website

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‘An Open Secret’: Saudi Arabia and ’Israel’ Get Cozy

16-11-2017 | 11:13

Vivian Salama 

In the Middle East, your enemy’s enemy is your friend.

 

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For ‘Israel’, Saudi Arabia’s growing willingness to confront Iranian influence in the Middle East presents an opening for an awkward alliance. As the kingdom’s dynamic new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, tries to rally an anti-Iran coalition, ‘Israel’ – with the blessing of the Trump administration – is presenting itself as a willing and able partner.

The appetite for cooperation between two of America’s closest allies in the Middle East has grown in recent years as their security interests have dovetailed. Both ‘Israel’ and Saudi Arabia view Iran’s growing influence in the region as an existential threat…

A US official who witnessed a Saudi and ‘Israeli’ official hold a closed-door meeting together recently said such informal meetings have been taking place for “at least five years.”

Officials say ‘Israelis’ are cautiously optimistic about the budding friendship with the revamped Saudi regime, but observers identify many risks.
The crown prince, while seen by many as a reformer, is also widely viewed as erratic.

For example, the abrupt resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri last week after Saudi leaders summoned him to Saudi Arabia has essentially left Lebanon…

Daniel Shapiro, the US ambassador to ‘Israel’ until January, said that while ‘Israelis’ are encouraged by the prince’s swift actions, “He is inexperienced, young and kind of impulsive, and in the case of Lebanon, there’s a sense he may be setting ‘Israel’ up to do the dirty work.”

An ‘Israeli’-Saudi alliance would also be vastly unpopular on the Arab street given the ongoing occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

“An alliance with ‘Israel’ will definitely hurt the Saudis and their allies,” said Hassan Hassan, an author and Middle East expert with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “It makes sense for them on the geopolitical level but not internally or on the social level.”

“The paradox is that Saudi Arabia and others want to counter Iran through an alliance with ‘Israel’, but failing to stand up to Iran and then align with ‘Israel’ is ticking all the boxes of a bad policy.”

‘It’s an Open Secret’

In the late 1970s, Arab governments became less concerned with their conflict with ‘Israel’ and more focused on modernization and political continuity, leaving dormant the question of Palestinian statehood. Meanwhile, ‘Israeli’ and Saudi officials began realizing the potential for collaboration as their concerns converged during Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Sunni kingdom and ‘Israel’ were both unhappy about the hostile new Shiite theocracy in the neighborhood.

“The Saudi-‘Israeli’ intelligence relationship has been there in an outline – an exchange of views – for decades,” said Simon Henderson, director of the gulf and energy policy program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “It has its own life because of Iran. That’s the umbrella reason.”

While Saudi Arabia’s government has since come to view the ‘Israelis’ as a potential partner in the region, it continues to resist an open diplomatic embrace, preferring off-the-record consultations.

“It’s an open secret,” Shapiro said. “There is a considerable amounts of quiet, behind-the-scenes coordination between them – intelligence channels and other security channels – and it remains quiet because ‘Israel’ is still unpopular in those Arab states.”

Three former US officials told NBC News that US diplomats engage with both sides with the assumption that the two parties speak directly. One official said that ‘Israel’ and Saudi Arabia had presented virtually identical points of concern while negotiations were underway on the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

America’s relationship with both Saudi Arabia and ‘Israel’ soured as a result of the agreement – a deal Trump has all but repudiated as part of his administration’s broader crackdown on Iran.

His administration has also made significant overtures to foster closer cooperation between the Saudis and the ‘Israelis.’

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, has a close personal relationship with both Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and ‘Israeli’ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And he continues to press Saudi Arabia to help crack down on Hezbollah – which continues to pose major security concerns for ‘Israel.’

Saudi Arabia and ‘Israel’ were the first and second stops, consecutively, on Trump’s maiden overseas trip in May. And in a symbolic move, Air Force One traveled directly from Riyadh to Tel Aviv – an unprecedented flight between one-time enemies.

The signs of progress are everywhere. In 2015, ‘Israel’ announced that it was opening its first representative office in the United Arab Emirates, a less conservative Sunni Arab state. Countries in the region have also explored the idea of suspending a longtime ban on ‘Israeli’ aircraft over Arab airspace, which would cut hours from flights that are currently required to take lengthy detours.

A number of ‘Israeli’ officials have been blunt about their desire to embrace Saudi Arabia as a partner and ally. In June, ‘Israel’s’ intelligence and transportation minister, Yisrael Katz, called on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to invite Netanyahu to Riyadh to establish full diplomatic relations.

Avigdor Lieberman, ‘Israel’s’ war minister, also called for establishing “full diplomatic and economic relations” with Arab states.

When it comes to formal and direct Saudi-‘Israel’ talks, US officials say both parties would be inclined to proceed without American involvement. Trump himself sparked concern among intelligence agencies around the world, and particularly in ‘Israel’, when reports emerged earlier this year that he had divulged classified intelligence, originally from ‘Israel,’ to Russian diplomats visiting the Oval Office.

The stakes are much higher for Saudi Arabia than ‘Israel’. The Saudis remain reluctant to publicly acknowledge or accept that relations are, indeed, improving. It’s unlikely that any relationship will be formalized in the absence of Palestinian statehood – a condition the Saudis have demanded for years. But under the table, both sides agree that the enemy of your enemy is your friend.

“They both want to see the Iranian advances stopped, they want to see Iranian meddling stopped, they want to see Hezbollah done in,” said Roby Barrett, a Gulf expert and author with the Middle East Institute in Washington. “Their interests are almost perfectly aligned.”

On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took an apparent swipe at the Saudis and ‘Israelis’ and their relationship with the US in a statement to his cabinet about unnamed “superpowers.”

“The superpowers’ presence in the region is only for marketing their weapons, interfering in the regional market and manipulating the oil price,” said Rouhani, according to state media, “and they have always sought their malevolent objectives giving no thought to the interests and benefits of the people of the region, entailing nothing except trouble or predicament for the region.”

Source: NBC, Edited by website team

Saudi Arabia: «Israel’s» Dream State

Saudi Arabia: «Israel’s» Dream State
16-11-2017 | 11:24

The “Israeli” entity has no better ally than Saudi Arabia. It fights Hezbollah and overthrew the Lebanese prime minister who had lived in peace with that organization for a year. There is no other country in the world, including the United States that acts with such resolve against Iran. Saudi Arabia even went to war in Yemen, not for the Yemenis, who as far as Riyadh is concerned could die of starvation, but to block Iran’s influence.

Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman

Saudi Arabia has warned Hamas against renewing its ties with Tehran and is pressing Washington to come out of its coma and act against the Iranian threat. It seems as if Saudi Arabia would be happy to have the “Israeli” entity join the “Sunni axis.” Good for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who dared to get rid of several ministers in his battle against corruption and isn’t afraid to confront the Saudi religious oligarchy.

Saudi Arabia is the dream of the “Israeli” entity. Its behavior toward Iran makes mincemeat out of the axiom behind the entity’s security strategy, namely that all Arab states seek to destroy it, but in return Saudi Arabia reinforces Iran’s status as the ultimate enemy.

One might expect that such an alliance with an Arab power that sees eye-to-eye with the “Israeli” entity regarding its greatest enemy would demand some serious consideration of Saudi interests in the “Israeli”-Palestinian arena; for example, to revive the Saudi “peace” initiative, which calls for Arab normalization with “Israel” in return for withdrawing from the territories. No harm would be done if the entity made a gesture toward the kingdom and offered to begin negotiating with the Palestinians on the basis of that initiative, and even invite Riyadh to mediate.

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to try to form an Arab coalition made up of Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia for this purpose. After all, “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu never fails to boast of the quality of the relations that he has managed to develop with Arab countries, even those that have no “peace” treaty with the “Israeli” entity. The alliance with Egypt is working well along the southern border and there is quiet and excellent cooperation with Jordan, while the UAE has recently become a silent partner. On the face of it, there could be no better combination of forces for the “Israeli” entity.

And thus, while the entity cheers when a ballistic missile is fired from Yemen on the Saudi capital, and celebrates the resignation/removal of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, because it sees both as incentives for intensifying the struggle against Iran, it prickles like a porcupine when anyone mentions the Saudi “peace” initiative. Israel is assuming that the common enemy will make the kingdom and other Arab countries forget that abomination called the peace process.

In the seven years that have passed since the Arab Spring and the three years since the Wahhabi Daesh [Arabic acronym for “ISIS” / “ISIL”] seized control of lands in Syria and Iraq, Middle Eastern alliances and coalitions have been shifting like the colors in a kaleidoscope. Those who know how to exploit opportunities, like Russia, Iran and Turkey, will gain diplomatic capital. Such an opportunity now lies before the “Israeli” entity. But the entity has learned the Palestinian lesson well; it never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Source: Haaretz, Edited by website team

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Revealed – Saudis Plan To Give Up Palestine – For War On Iran

By Moon Of Alabama

November 14, 2017

The tyrants of Saudi Arabia developed a plan that sells away Palestine. They see this as necessary to get U.S. support for their fanatic campaign against their perceived enemy Iran.

An internal Saudi memorandum, leaked to the Lebanese paper Al-Akhbar, reveals its major elements. (Note: The genuineness of the memo has not been confirmed. In theory it could be a “plant” by some other party. But Al-Akhbar has so far an excellent record of publishing genuine leaks and I trust its editors’ judgement.)

According to the memo the Saudis are ready to give up on the Palestinian right of return. They forfeit Palestinian sovereignty over Jerusalem and no longer insist of the status of a full state for the Palestinians. In return they ask for a U.S.-Saudi-Israeli (military) alliance against their perceived enemy on the eastern side of the Persian Gulf.

Negotiations on the issue were held between the Saudis and the Zionist under the aegis of the United States. Netanyahu and Trump’s “shared personal assistant, wunderkind Jared Kushner”, is the point men in these negotiations. He made at least three trips to Saudi Arabia this year, the last one very recently.

The Saudi operations over the last month, against the internal opposition to the Salman clan as well as against Hizbullah in Lebanon, have to be seen in the context and as preparation of the larger plan. To recap:

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Saudi King Salman in Riyadh on November 7, 2017. (Thaer Ghanaim/Wafa)

  • Last week the current front-man of the Palestinians, Mahmoud Abbas, was ordered to Riyadh. There he was told to accept whatever will be presented as U.S. peace plan or to resign. He was urged to cut all Palestinian ties with Iran and Hizbullah:

Since the warnings, which could threaten the new Palestinian unity agreement signed by Fatah and the Iranian-backed Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian media displayed a rare degree of unity in recent days by coming out against Iran.

  • On November 6 a letter by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahoo to Israeli embassies was intentionally “leaked“. In it Netanyahoo urges his diplomats to press for full support for the Saudi plans in Lebanon, Yemen and beyond. On the same day Trump tweeted:

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump – 3:03 PM – 6 Nov 2017
I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing….

(The tweet was heavily promoted by Saudi Twitter bots.)

  • The Saudi tyrant abducted the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, and declared war on the country. The purpose of this move is to remove or isolate Hizbullah, the Shia resistance of Lebanon which is allied with Iran and opposes the Saudi plans for Palestine.
  • On November 11 the New York Times reported on the U.S. drafting of a “peace plan” but provided little detail. The chance for such a plan to succeed was described as low.

The left-wing Lebanese paper Al-Akhbar has obtained a copy of the plan (Arabic) in form of a memorandum by the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir to the Saudi clown prince Mohammed Bin Salman (English machine translation):

The document, which is being unveiled for the first time, proves all that has been leaked since President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia last May on the launch of US efforts to sign a peace treaty between Saudi Arabia and Israel. This was followed by information on the exchange of visits between Riyadh and Tel Aviv, the most important being the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to the Zionist entity.The document reveals the size of concessions that Riyadh intends to present in the context of the liquidation of the Palestinian issue, and its concern to get in return the elements of power against Iran and the resistance, led by Hezbollah.

The Saudi foreign ministry memo starts by laying out its strategic perspective:

To face Iran by increasing sanctions on ballistic missiles and reconsidering the nuclear deal, the Kingdom has pledged in the strategic partnership agreement with US President Donald Trump that any US-Saudi effort is the key to success.

Saudi Arabia’s rapprochement with Israel involves a risk to the Muslim peoples of the Kingdom, because the Palestinian cause represents a spiritual and historical and religious heritage. The Kingdom will not take this risk unless it feels the United States’ sincere approach to Iran, which is destabilizing the region by sponsoring terrorism, its sectarian policies and interfering in the affairs of others.

The Saudi paper describes the issues and process steps towards a deal in five points:

First: The Saudis demand a “parity of the relationship” between Israel and Saudi Arabia. On the military level they demand that either Israel gives up on its nuclear weapons or Saudi Arabia is itself allowed to acquire such.

Second: In exchange Saudi Arabia will use its diplomatic and economic power to push through a ‘peace plan’ between Israel, the Palestinians and Arab countries along the lines that the U.S. will lay out. Within such a peace plan the Saudis, according to the memo, are willing to make extraordinary concessions:

  • The city of Jerusalem would not become capital of a Palestinian state but be subjected to a special international regime administered by the United Nations.
  • The right of return for Palestinian refugees, who were violently expelled by the Zionists, would be given up on. The refugees would be integrated as citizens of those countries where they currently reside.
  • (No demand for full sovereignty of a Palestinian state is mentioned.)

Third: After reaching an agreement of the “main principles of the final solution” for Palestine between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. (Israel), a meeting of all foreign ministers of the region would be convened to back these up. Final negotiations would follow.

Fourth: In coordination and cooperation with Israel Saudi Arabia would use its economic power to convince the Arab public of the plan. The point correctly notes “At the beginning of normalizing relations with Israel, normalization will not be acceptable to public opinion in the Arab world.” The plan is thus to essentially bribe the Arab public into accepting it.

Fifth: The Palestinian conflict distracts from the real issue the Saudi rulers have in the region which is Iran: “Therefore, the Saudi and Israeli sides agree on the following:

  1. Contribute to counter any activities that serve Iran’s aggressive policies in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia’s affinity with Israel must be matched by a sincere American approach against Iran.
  2. Increase US and international sanctions related to Iranian ballistic missiles.
  3. Increase sanctions on Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism around the world.
  4. Re-examination of the group (five + 1) in the nuclear agreement with Iran to ensure the implementation of its terms literally and strictly.
  5. Limiting Iran’s access to its frozen assets and exploiting Iran’s deteriorating economic situation and marketing it to increase pressure on the Iranian regime from within.
  6. Intensive intelligence cooperation in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking supported by Iran and Hezbollah.”

The memo is signed by Adel al-Jubeir. (But who were the ‘advisors’ who dictated it to him?)

The U.S. plan for peace in Palestine is to press the Palestinians and Arabs into anything Israel demands. The Saudis will agree to that, with minor conditions, if only the U.S. and Israel help them to get rid of their nemesis Iran. But that is impossible. Neither Israel nor the U.S. will agree to a “parity of relationship” for Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia lacks all elements to become a supreme state in the Arab Middle East. Iran can not be defeated.

Iran is the at the core of the Shia constituency and at the core of resistance to “western” imperialism. Shia and Sunni aligned populations in the Middle East (ex Egypt) are of roughly equal size. Iran has about four times the number of citizens the Saudis have. It is much older and cultured than Saudi Arabia. It has an educated population and well developed industrial capabilities. Iran is a nation, not a conglomerate of desert tribes like the desert peninsula under al-Saud. Its geographic position and resources make it unconquerable.

To defeat Iran the Saudis started proxy-wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and now Lebanon. They needed foot soldiers to win these wars. The Saudis hired and sent the only significant infantry they ever had at their disposal. Their hordes of al-Qaeda and ISIS fanatics were defeated. Tens of thousands of them have been killed on the battle fields in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Despite a global mobilization campaign nearly all the potentially available forces have been defeated by the local resistances on the ground. Neither the colonial settler state nor the U.S. are willing to send their soldiers into battle for Saudi supremacy.

The grant plan of the Trump administration to achieve peace in the Middle East is high on hopes but lacks all the necessary details. The Saudi’s promise to support the U.S. plan if the Trump administration is willing to fight their nemesis Iran. Both leaderships are hapless and impulsive and both of their plans have little chance of final success. They will be pursued anyway and will continue to create an enormous amount of collateral damage. The Zionist entity feels no real pressure to make peace. It is already dragging its feet on these plans and will try to use them to its sole advantage.

Posted by b on November 14, 2017 at 05:42 AM | Permalink

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