Saudi Arabia considers itself as the leading nation of the Arab world and at times the entire Muslim world. Most Arabs and most Muslims do not agree. Saudi Arabia is indeed a country that many Arabs hate and many Muslims have grown to reject because of the extreme and intolerant religion called Wahhabism which is practised in the Kingdom. Wahhabism bares little resembles to the peaceful, brotherly religion that is mainstream Islam.
In spite of its wealth, Saudi Arabia might not be around forever. Here’s why
1. Oil Dependency
Even then, the cut benefited Iraq and Iran more than Saudi. With non-OPEC states like Russia becoming world energy producers and the United States moving further towards regaining energy independence, oil is unlikely to have another price boom.
Even at this early stage, Saudi society has felt the economic pinch. Last year Saudi Arabia contemplated introducing a first ever income tax on citizens. The outcry forced Riyadh to step back but new taxation on foreigners was introduced.
Saudi Arabia’s wealthy economy is almost entirely dependent on oil sales. Without oil, the otherwise resource poor country with an extremely regressive education system has nothing to offer the world and consequently nothing to offer its own people. The desert Kingdom is furthermore a cultural wasteland.
Ever since the oil price boom of 1973, Saudi Arabia has relied on effectively buying off its wealthy classes in order to create the veneer of stability. Beneath the illusion of stability there are people who could easily grow rapidly discontented if the black gold of the desert kingdom were to dry up.
When the oil loses its value, Saudi Arabia loses its economy. It would become Yemen with much more debt.
2. Growing Isolation in the Arab World
Although deeply compromised, Iraq is dominated politically by Iran leading Shi’a Arabs. Saudi Arabia’s funding of the ISIS and al-Qaeda militants that have ravaged Iraq has made Saudi increasingly hated in Iraq. This is especially the case in the southern Shi’a provinces of Iraq in places like Basra.
Syria’s secular Republic has come under direct attack by the same Saudi funded militants that ravaged much of Iraq and as a result, the vast majority of Syrians loathe the Saudi regime.
Consider Saudi Arabia’s proxy war in Yemen. No other Arab country has come to Saudi’s aid. It is only non-Arab states like Britain and America who are involved on Saudi Arabia’s side. The contempt with which Saudi Arabia has treated its follow Arabs is not unnoticed even in countries like Jordan and Egypt. If a wider war were to break out against Iran, for example and Saudi Arabia, even fellow Sunni Arab states would likely not get involved.
3. Iran would destroy Saudi Arabia In A War
Saudi Arabia’s recent threats against Iran are not only foolish but they border on the insane. Iran’s military is vastly superior to that of Saudi Arabia.
Iran has a fully professional large, highly trained, loyal and increasingly well armed fighting force. Saudi Arabia has an expensively armed force of pilots who can barely fly their American air craft and Saudi soldiers are often the butt of jokes throughout the Arab world for good reason. They are essentially regional mercenaries, tin-pot generals and the odd non-Arab soldier of fortune. Likewise, Saudi Arabia’s military has almost no real combat experiences while many of Iran’s military top brass were battle hardened in the Iran-Iraq war. Younger Iranian soldiers have gained valuable experience fighting terrorism in Syria.
Were America to get involved in a war between Saudi Arabia and, Iran it would likely spiral into a world-war, and America doesn’t seem to have the stomach for this. America’s backing off of threats against North Korea is one such example of America’s bark being increasingly bigger than its bite.
Russia on the other hand would not likely abandon Iran which is becoming an increasingly closer partner to Russia. Russia would continue to arm and offer support to Iran during any war against Saudi Arabia.
Some suggest that in a Saudi war with Iran, Erdogan’s Turkey would join up with the extremist Sunnis in Saudi. Again this is unlikely. Erdogan has a great deal on his plate and he isn’t handling it very well. Using Turkish forces to bolster jihdaists in parts of Syria is a much smaller effort than what would be required to fight a war with Iran.
Because Turkey has a conscripted army, such a war would be extremely unpopular. Erdgoan would likely be overthrown if he attempted to force Turkish conscripts to fight Iran for the sake of a distant Arab kingdom.
If the Saudis are stupid enough to provoke Iran, The Islamic Republic would likely obliterate the Whhabi Kingdom and many Arabs would quietly cheer, some would openly celebrate. If such an event resulted in the overthrow of the Turkish regime, many Turks would also be quite happy.
It is wise to remember too that Saudi Arabia is not a state known to history. There is no ancient or even modern basis for a Saudi state.
The house of al-Saud was a small desert tribe who only attained statehood because in the 1920s Britain switched allegiances from its former Hashemite allies in the Kingdom of Hejaz to the house of Saud who with British assistance took over much of the Arabian peninsula and formed Saudi Arabia in 1932.
Iran by contrast is one of the most ancient countries and civilisations in the world. The Saudis do not know what they are up against neither historically, culturally nor militarily.
4. Silent Internal Sectarian Problems
Although hardly reported in the west, Saudi Arabia is home to around 3 million Shia’s Muslims. They face high levels of discrimination in housing, education and employment in addition to severe religious persecution.
The treatment of Saudi’s Shi’a minority is simply appalling. It is a human rights disaster that the world shuts up about because the Saudi money is doing much of the proverbial talking.
Last year, Saudi Arabia executed a revered Shi’a cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The move caused great discord throughout the Islamic world.
Instances such as this are not as isolated as many pretend to believe. If Saudi Arabia continues to lose money and power, an internal revolution in one of the most repressive and intolerant states in the world is a real possibility.
It is wise to remember that the so called Ottoman period of decline lasted for centuries. Powerful states rarely fall overnight, but even so, the Ottoman Empire was a far different king of state than Saudi Arabia and frankly the events of the 21st century move even quicker than those in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
A young child born today may live to see the day when Saudi Arabia is on the map only in antique markets.
The Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has threatened that if Saudi Arabia comes to blows with Iran, the Wahhabi Kingdom will go to war inside Iran.
The Saudi Prince who is next in line for the throne said,
“We will not wait until the fight is inside Saudi Arabia and we will work so that the battle is on their side, inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia”.
This is clearly an open threat of war against a nation who has not illegally invaded or occupied another state in its modern history.
Iran is also an important member of the Syrian led anti-terrorist coalition and is a party to the Astana Peace talks led by Russia. The Syrian Safe-Zone Memorandum which Iran is a signatory of, has been praised by the United Nations. Even the United States seems to be supportive of the Memorandum.
By contrast, Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s biggest state sponsors of terrorism. Saudi Arabia is directly responsible for the funding of groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Iran is the staunch opponent of Al-Qaeda and ISIS both on the battle field and in terms of ideology.
Iran did not take Saudi Arabia’s threats lightly.
Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan responded by reminding Saudi Arabia of who has the stronger and more loyal military force in the region. He told al-Manar news,
“We warn them against doing anything ignorant, but if they do something ignorant, we will leave nowhere untouched apart from (the holy cities of) Mecca and Medina”.
Israel and Saudi Arabia: Best Friends Forever (Zionism/the Rothschilds Created Both States)
Israel and Saudi Arabia have a snug and cozy relationship. They are, indeed, BFF or best friends forever as a typical Western teenage girl might label them.
At first glance, it admittedly seems extremely odd that the Zionist regime of Israel, holding such an antagonistic presence towards Arabs in the Middle East, would be friends with arguably the most powerful Muslim nation in the region (alongside Iran). However, that is precisely what makes their allegiance so dangerous and nefarious.
If you don’t look closely, you would never expect it. The truth is that these 2 nations have the same geopolitical aims and allies – which bodes ill for Palestine, Syria, Iraq and other “lesser” countries standing in their way.
Understanding the depth and nature of the relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia sheds a clear light on what is happening in the Middle East, the geopolitics of the US-UK-Zionist axis, and the New World Order push towards World War 3.
Israel and Saudi Arabia: Brief History of a Love Affair
To understand the relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia, you first need to know how Saudi Arabia become a country.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as it is formally called remains the only nation on the entire Earth to be named after and ruled by a single family (although in this there are already similarities with Israel, which is basically Rothschild-ville).
As this writer points out in his article How Zionism helped create the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the British helped form the kingdom during the 1920s:
“The defeat of the Ottoman Empire by British imperialism in World War One, left three distinct authorities in the Arabian peninsula: Sharif of Hijaz: Hussain bin Ali of Hijaz (in the west), Ibn Rashid of Ha’il (in the north) and Emir Ibn Saud of Najd (in the east) and his religiously fanatical followers, the Wahhabis.”
Of these 3, Britain got the most help during WW1 from the Sharif of Hussain, who led the Arab Revolt against the Turks and helped the British defeat them.
After the war, Hussain was hoping the British would keep their word (as he saw it) and agree to the establishment of a single Arabian country from Gaza to the Persian Gulf.
However Britain, as it has done many times in the past, did not keep its promises. Instead, along with France, it drew up the Sykes-Picot agreement in 1916 (which I covered in my article Foreign Meddling in Syria: Decades Longer Than You Thought…) and issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917 (which mandated the establishment of Jewish Zionist state in Palestine at the prompting of the Rothschilds).
The Sharif was not happy and told the British that he would never:
“… sell out Palestine to the Empire’s Balfour Declaration; he [would] never acquiesce to the establishment of Zionism in Palestine or accept the new random borders drawn across Arabia by British and French imperialists.”
Enter Churchill and Lawrence of Arabia
At this point T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) was dispatched to bribe and buy Hussain. When this didn’t work, he turned to threats, which were also echoed by Winston Churchill, who was then Colonial Secretary.
Both men threatened to unleash Ibn Saud and his Wahhabis (who they were arming and funding), which they did first against Ibn Rashid of Ha’il:
“Finally, in September 1921, the British unleashed Ibn Saud on Ha’il which officially surrendered in November 1921. It was after this victory the British bestowed a new title on Ibn Saud. He was no longer to be ‘Emir of Najd and Chief of its Tribes’ but ‘Sultan of Najd and its Dependencies.’ Ha’il had dissolved into a dependency of the Empire’s Sultan of Najd.”
By March 1924, the British realized that Hussain would not back down and accept a Zionist state in Palestine, so they unleashed Ibn Saud and his armies on Hijazi territory:
“Within weeks the forces of Ibn Saud and his Wahhabi followers began to administer what the British foreign secretary, Lord Curzon called the “final kick” to Sharif Hussain and attacked Hijazi territory.
“By September 1924, Ibn Saud had overrun the summer capital of Sharif Hussain, Ta’if … In Ta’if, Ibn Saud’s Wahhabis committed their customary massacres, slaughtering women and children as well as going into mosques and killing traditional Islamic scholars.
“They captured the holiest place in Islam, Mecca, in mid-October 1924. Sharif Hussain was forced to abdicate and went to exile to the Hijazi port of Akaba.”
After losing Mecca, Hussain had to flee and lose his entire territory to Ibn Saud, ancestor of the current Saudi lineage:
“Sharif Hussain was forced out of Akaba, a port he had liberated from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt… Ibn Saud had begun his siege of Jeddah in January 1925 and the city finally surrendered in December 1925 bringing to an end over 1000 years of rule by the Prophet Muhammad’s descendants.
“The British officially recognized Ibn Saud as the new King of Hijaz in February 1926 with other European powers following suit within weeks. The new unified Wahhabi state was rebranded by the Empire in 1932 as the ‘Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’ (KSA).”
As you can see, right from the start, the man who opposed a Zionist state in Palestine as a matter of principle was kicked out, and the man who was willing to let it happen was paid off handsomely and given an entire new country to rule.
The Saudis were shaped by Zionism even before the actual creation of Israel as a nation on May 14th, 1948!
Zionist Roots at the House of Saud?
There are also various claims around that the Saudi family itself may be Jewish, although, to be fair, these claims are hard to substantiate.
There is the research of Mohammad Sakher who recounts the story about how a Jewish man disguised himself as an Arab and seeded the Saudi lineage. Sakher was apparently the subject of a Saudi contract murder hit for exposing the Zionist-Saudi roots.
He includes a quote he states is from then King Faisal Al-Saud on September 17th, 1969 in the Washington Post:
“WE, THE SAUDI FAMILY, are cousins of the Jews: we entirely disagree with any Arab or Muslem Authority which shows any antagonism to the Jews; but we must live together with them in peace. Our country (ARABIA) is the Fountain head from where the first Jew sprang, and his descendants spread out all over the world.”
There is other evidence that Muhammad bin Saud (founder of modern day the Saudi lineage) and Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab (the founder of the strict Wahhabism sect of Islam) may have been Jewish.
This DIA (US Defense Intelligence Agency) document from September 24th, 2002, entitled “The Birth of Al-Wahabi Movement And it’s Historic Roots”, states:
“The original Arabic sheikhs of Najd as well as the scientific resources, confirm that Muhammad bin ‘Abd-al-Wahab is from a Jewish family from “AI-Dawnamah” in Turkey. The Dawnamah here refers to those Jews who have declared their Islam for the purpose of harming Islam and save themselves from the chase by the Ottoman Sultans.”
Reporter Wayne Madsen comments on this report:
“Much of the information is gleaned from the memoirs of a ‘Mr. Humfer,’ (as spelled in the DIA report, ‘Mr. Hempher’ as spelled the historical record) a British spy who used the name ‘Mohammad,’ claimed to be an Azeri who spoke Turkish, Persian, and Arabic and who made contact with Wahhab in the mid-18th century with a view of creating a sect of Islam that would eventually bring about an Arab revolt against the Ottomans and pave the way for the introduction of a Jewish state in Palestine.”
Madsen also refers to a book called The Dönmeh Jews by D. Mustafa Turan, who claims that Wahhab’s grandfather, Tjen Sulayman, was actually Tjen Shulman, a member of the Jewish community of Basra, Iraq.
The 9/11 Saudi-Israeli Connection
So much for the history of Israel and Saudi Arabia. Fast forward to today, and it is easy to spot the interconnection of the Zionist regime and the corrupt, human-rights abusing Kingdom. The redacted and classified 28 pages of the 9/11 report has been in the news a lot recently.
People still care about 9/11 and want to know the truth, which is still being massively covered up 15 years later. Israel and Saudi Arabia are both fundamentally connected to the 9/11 false flag terror attack.
Israel’s fingerprints are all over the attack (you can see a sampling of the evidence in my article 9/11 was an Inside and Outside Job: Remembering the Israel 9/11 Role), while Saudi Arabia is also deeply implicated – for starters, 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.
For a deeper analysis of the role of Israel and Saudi Arabia in 9/11, see Wayne Madsen’s 2014 book The Star and the Sword, where he shows Saudi and Israeli complicity in 9/11.
In case you’re wondering why the NWO manipulators want to keep the lid on tight about the Saudi’s involvement, consider this: Saudi Arabia already threatened that if the US made the 28 pages public, they would sell off $750 billion of US Treasury debt!
If the US exposed the Saudi role in 9/11, that would necessarily also include evidence implicating Israel.
Besides, if the Saudis were threatened with exposure, they have another ace up their sleeve: they could also react by exposing their co-conspirators, Israel and the US.
Israel and Saudi Arabia: Same Attitude Towards Palestine
You would think that Saudi Arabia might differ widely and wildly from Israel on the subject of Palestine, but you would be wrong.
The corrupt leaders of the Saudi Kingdom don’t care about Palestine or the Palestinians. Israeli-Saudi ties run deeper than any other ties the Saudis appear to have with other Arabs (that is, assuming they are Arabs and not Jews themselves).
As this article Saudi Arabia, Zionism, Peace and the Palestinian Cause states:
“Today, the mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to strengthen Zionism continues, this being accomplished by undermining popular regional and national resistance movements, such as Hamas and Hezbollah, in order to destroy their confidence and their willingness to resist Israel’s Zionist projects.”
“… when the 1948 Arab-Israeli War ended, the kingdom withheld financial support from the Egyptian and Jordanian forces still occupying parts of Palestine, and it made every effort to prevent Syria from uniting with Iraq to create a military counterweight to Israel.
“The kingdom also refused to contemplate the possible use of oil to pressure the US into a more even-handed Palestinian policy.”
“Saudi efforts to destroy the Palestinian cause even entailed military plans. Accordingly, in 2009 when the Gaza attack occurred, Saudi Arabia was in support of Israel, and repeatedly met the chief of Mossad to plan an attack on Iran, the main supporter of Hamas, the most influential anti-Israeli movement in the occupied land.
“Similarly, during the conflict along the Israel- Lebanon border in 2006, the Saudis allegedly contacted the Israelis, the top-selling Hebrew daily Yediot Aharonot reporting that Israel and Saudi Arabia had been conducting secret negotiations.”
Both Israel and Saudi Arabia are also aligned against Syria:
“… what now concerns the Saudis is the threat that Syrian nationalism can cause to the existence of the royal family and its Wahhabi mission within Billad el-Cham (Syria).
“Similarly, what worries Israel and the West is the threat that nationalism can cause to the existence of the State of Israel.”
Israel and Saudi Arabia: Trading Together, Fighting Alongside Each Other
Israel and Saudi Arabia regularly help each other, fund each other and trade with each other. They just do it subtly or secretly.
For instance, in 2015 Saudi King Salman helped finance the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (we know this thanks to the Panama Papers leak).
Saudi Arabia buys drones from Israel, but does it through the conduit state of South Africa to try to hide the transaction.
AntiMedia recently reported that Israel and Saudi Arabia cooperate in military efforts, and that some of the islands in recent Red Sea deal (between Saudi Arabia and Egypt) are being used by both nations for joint military training.
Conclusion: Israel and Saudi Arabia – Different Names, Same Aims
Israel and Saudi Arabia have been closely connected even before they both became official nations in 1948 and 1932 respectively.
They both form part of the US-UK-Zionist axis (either as a full-fledged member or a very close ally) which has aligned itself with Sunni Islam, the Gulf States, Turkey, France and Germany on one side, in opposition to Shia Islam, Syria, Iraq, Iran, China and Russia (see Syrian Ground War About to Begin? WW3 Inches Closer).
Both Israel and Saudi Arabia were up-to-the-shoulders-deep in orchestrating and executing the 9/11 false flag attack. The 2 countries regularly trade together, fund each other, and militarily train together.
It is vital to understand their strategic relationship if we are to make any sense of the chaos and geopolitics in the Middle East, as well as trying to stop WW3 from breaking out.