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Saudi Prince, MBS—the weakest link

November 29, 2017

 

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According to latest reports, arrested princes are being savagely tortured and interrogated by American Contractor Blackwater. (By Ryan Parry, West Coast Correspondent For Dailymail.com and Josh Boswell For Dailymail.com 

PUBLISHED: 16:24 EST, 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 03:37 EST, 23 November 2017).

As hinted by this author earlier (Saudi Turmoil)*1, MBS –Saudi Crown Prince has embarked on a perilous journey–borrowing a page from Putin’s book—consolidating power under the cover of corruption and money laundering. Although he took some condescending actions to entice the younger generation; easing few social restrictions; analogous to burying one’s head– in the face of an imminent danger– in the sand; he yet seems to be the weakest link, in the Gold Chain of China, Russia, and Israel.

*1  https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/saudi-turmoil/

Saudi Arabia’s move seems to be impulsive and reactionary on account of American rebuke in the case of Nuclear Deal with Iran and Change of “Removal Stance” in the case of Syrian President, Basher Al Assad. (Both Shia’a ruled Countries). Israel, also not being happy with this Nuclear deal, intends to teach America a lesson for countermanding her long-held stance.

 

Given the Chinese emergence as Geo-Strategic and Econo-Political power, two opposing camps have clustered on the international scene. One Headed by China, beefed up by Russia and Israel. (Subsequent participants seem to be India, Pakistan; for their populations are hoarding the most gold; and most likely; disgruntled with the West; Iran and Turkey, providing the impetuous vivaciousness to this group). A most interesting aspect of this cluster—China, Russian, and Muslims– is the nostalgic reminiscence and impulses of restoring their lost glories of the past. This camp; given its unique motivations; could be instrumental in eradicating the Dollar dominance as the world legal tender (currency), replacing it with the Gold standard of Bretons Wood Agreement/System, 1944.

The first step in this direction was taken by China by setting up AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment) Bank, in January 2016, with 100 billion $ Capitalization.

http://nation.com.pk/03-Aug-2015/is-china-finally-about-to-dethrone-america-as-the-world-s-economic-leader

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/asia-pacific-peeve/

“The Russian central bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14, 2017, marking a step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system, and to phase-in a gold-backed standard of trade. The new central bank office was opened at a time when Russia is preparing to issue its first federal loan bonds denominated in Chinese yuan.  Financial regulators from the two countries agreed on last May to issue home currency-denominated bonds in each other’s markets, a move that was widely viewed as intended to eventually test the global reserve status of the US dollar”

China, reportedly, has also asked Pakistan to use Yuan as a legal tender in Gwadar-Port C-PEC Project financial transactions. Pakistan at this point, however, has resisted it by arguing that it would tantamount to trampling on its sovereignty.

On the other hand, the USA and the West are hell-bent to continue with Dollar as the legal tender. It is a matter of its economic supremacy and survival. Libyan President Col. Gaddafi and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, two Arab leaders, who dared try to replace the Dollar with Euro, paid a heavy price. Saudi Arabia has joined the Gold club in sheer defiance of the “American Exceptionalism” with a drive to gain control of some of its assets with the help of Russia.

Recent Saudi King’s visit to Russia, Putin’s Phone to the Saudi Crown Prince-MBS and increasing warmth in the relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia, portrays an embracing welcome to Saudi Arabia in the Gold Club.

Saudis, however, should not be oblivious of the lurking danger in this game of Political, Economic, Social and Dynastic re-alignment, as the weakest link in this game is and will remain MBS. The unprecedented humiliation of the rounded up princes coupled with the annoyance of the conservative Clerics would not augur well for the Crown Prince and Saudi Arabia. How far, if at all, he would be able to take it, is anyone’s guess?

U.A.E also seems to be in the throes of lurking danger; of likely redrawing of the map of the region; for it has thrown punches above its weight; in the Shia’a Sunni brawl spearheaded by Saudi Arabia. U.A.E would have been in a much better position, by keeping a low profile and remaining non-aligned like Oman. It should also be mindful of the fact that the world is turning against the safe-havens for stolen and laundered money; it has developed a reputation for.

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Mursi Awarded Death Penalty

May 20, 2015

Egyptian Kangaroo court has awarded death penalty to 106 people along with Mohammad Mursi, for a jail-break in 2011. Turkey, Amnesty International and Hamas have condemned it. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar are silently supporting it for they do not want to see any political freedom which may, even remotely, threaten their tight-fisted despotic Sheikhdoms. Mursi’s coming to power was a nightmare for them. For one he was part of detested Ikhwan, secondly through a democratic political process. Syria, Iran and Hezbollah supported Ikhwan-ul-Muslemoon coming to power through political process.

Being proponent of Democracy, West is facing a dilemma. Mohammad Mursi was elected through democratic electoral process which could not be condemned despite entrenched hatred for Ikhwan. It has always been considered an extremist organization throughout history. Gen.SISI (opposite of ISIS), a planted President of Egypt, is the protector of western and Bedouin Pentagon’s interests. Hypocrisy of the West is evident as Gen. SISI translated their loathsome sentiments about Mursi, coupled with his own survival antidote, into Capital punishment of Mursi and hundreds of others, which is being condemned by the world.

Bedouin Pentagon inexperienced and un-muscled is on the offensive,  attacking Houthi tribe by Air. Should the conflict be dragged Saudi Arabia may end up badly damaged, weakened or even curtailed. It always stoked Anti-Iran-Sentiments and has been fueling shea’a-sunni strife in several Muslim populated territories; propagating its Wahabi-doctrine, through proxies. Saudi Arabia attacked Yemeni Houthis for two reasons. One being that, one of its mercenaries IS turned around and attacked her. Second is that USA refused to play its game of removing Bashar-Al-Asad by overtly attacking Syria and negotiated a nuclear deal with her arch enemy Iran. Iran-seems to be reclaiming lost ground for, it proved to be resilient and a better player. It is putting on muscles while strengthening the new and old check-posts around—including Yemen. Yemen is at the brink of long drawn civil war, involving several state and non-state players, which may spill over to other countries. IS would be a most probable beneficiary of this conflict. It may be able to expand into few Gulf-States, even if temporarily. Iran is posturing forcefully and has threatened to put the whole Middle East on fire. Iran is emerging as a determined and assertive country after enduring Eight years of Iran-Iraq war and decade long sanctions by the west.

Bedouin Pentagon asked for Pakistan’s military assistance, which was refused due to several internal and external imperatives. Had it been given would have been a colossal, un-manageable disaster in the given geo-politico-strategic scenario. Pakistan would have enmeshed deeper into, already at hand, multi-pronged proxy wars; being fueled by BP and others. It would have isolated Pakistan making it a perfect candidate for terror sponsoring state. Consequently foremost target, inevitably, would have been its Nuclear-assets. These minions would have proved to be as spineless as they were in the case of Saddam Hussain. They are opportunistic illegitimate despots. They have been parking Pakistan’s looted money in their banks, using Pakistan’s territories for illegal hunting, waging and funding proxy wars, spreading extremism, disrespecting and incarcerating hard working Pakistani citizens, denying any rights (citizenship) to even those born in those countries—in exchange of pittance of oil and money. BP is well known for nefarious, Anti Muslims, Anti Muslim-States activities such as –getting rid of Yasser Arafat, allowing Palestinian butchering by Israel, Killing of Saddam Husain, allowing the destruction of Iraq, Killing of Gaddafi, allowing destruction of Libya, Removal of Mohammad Mursi. BP can’t be trusted at any cost. Hats off to Pakistani military who put his feet down and refused to let Inept, self serving politicians play their disastrous game.

West has its own game plan, implementing it smartly, with the help of its cohorts such as Bedouin Pentagon. It is destroying Muslim countries, their societies, cultures, economies and core belief-structure. Sectarian war is the most efficient and destructive tool, west has ever employed, for comprehensive destruction of the Muslims once for all.

Hawks are getting itchy to commandeer the Mid East Revolution.

March 12, 2011

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« why Muslims are Shari’a averse?Hawks Are Getting Itchy To Commandeer The Mid East Revolution.
By shakir2

Author/Political analyst. Tunisian revolution almost went unnoticed under our nose until it was all over and Ben Ali was camped in Saudi Arabia.But then Egyptian saga stirred us from the slumber and we were wide awake and started taking stock of the events there. Media, especially CNN went berserk as if the revolution is happening right here on the home turf–USA. It however, deserves the credit of extensive and very difficult coverage of the every second developing and

unfolding there.

Now it is Libya, which, as compared to Tunisia and Egypt, is proving to be much tougher and bloody. The reason forthat, probably, is that Libyan

Dictator (Now-who was an Arab/African Leader untill few days ago) is proving to be hard nut to crack and seems to be consolidating his stronghold

effectively. How long would he be able to cling on to the power is any body’s guess.

The revolution. However, seems becoming everyday’s routine, spreading the ripple effects, eroding the status-quo alongwith the secret arrangements made with the dictators on the block. It is clearly evident that this sweeping change

would entail far and wide ranging ramifications,especially for us; as it is unpredictable as to what form of Governments would take shape in these countries and and how pro or anti west posture would they adopt.

This very situation is exposing the anxiety attack on the Hawks, Neo-Cons and the Christian Dominant world view protagonists all around the world and especially those of the west. Nervous Hawks, such as John McCain and Joe Lieberman, (both disgruntled old hogs who do not know any thing else to survive but to cling on to senete sponsored; federal assistance programme) have started gushing fire of military intervention and No fly zone etc.

These forces, as a self-proclaimed and appointed undisputed leader / custodian of the world, have started contemplating steering this revolution in the direction of their choice to protect their interests in this most crucial and important region of the world. President Obama’s prudent caliberation in issueing policy statements is being criticized for not being bold enough, by these very forces– Neo-Cons, Hawks and CDWVPs.

Some of them are suggesting direct intervention under the guise of helping the protesters and also imposing the No flay Zone umbrella; which according to US generals is not practical as it would strictly be a military option. The most foolish example of their nervouness is the implication of Iran in this revolution, which Gen. Mullen has categorically trashed. Many of the opposing forces within NATO and outside NATO including the Arab League and Asian block have voiced against any foreign intervention including that of the United Nations.

In any event, any intervention carried out would, most definetly, be counter productive and inflame the already strong anti west feelings even further. This is the time for the west to redeem itself of the past misadventures by letting the masses of Mid East determine and carve out the way of their own destiny and choice, without the contamination of western commandeering. This will create room for the mutual co existence with respect for each other. It becomes even more astutely important in the backdrop of USA being on the decline and loosing its edge of world leadership role, whereas the Europe is financially and morally already bankrupt.

Those with the keen sense of observation, some goose bumps must have arisen lately, as the revolution seems to be showing some undercurrents of loosing its steem and may prove to be short lived; opposed to the overwhelming notion of sweeping the entire mid east and Africa. In Yemen President Saleh is holding on and Ghaddafi may outlive the uprising as he seems to be in no hurry to surrender and have some forces within and without the country supporting him in the larger interest of the dictatorial fraternity. Once again, we in the west need to be careful lest we have to bite the bullet.

It would be much more eventful in the history of mankind if this kind of revolt or uprising takes place in India, as it is already overdue– and that region, in my opinion, needs that kind of reshaping and overhauling—creating several smaller states to spur the progress and poverty alleviation of the millions of down trodden.

There is also a need of some sort of unification or federation between Afghanistan and Pakistan as this would harmonize the interests of the two counties and spread the opportunities to land locked Afghanistan by opening the route to neighboring newly independent states to the hot waters for trade and commerce. It would also create much needed Political and trade equilibrium in the region in the face of emerging China and declining US and economically bankrupt Europe.

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