The Saud family still rules in the Middle East and strongly influences Western foreign policy, but for how long?
On June 23 of this year Global Research posted a lengthy report by a Syrian lady who provided valuable hard-to-find information on life inside Syria before and after the Arab Spring, backed by the eternal-change alliance of Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia. The difference she describes is day and night. Previously under the Assads, father and son, Syria was one of the most liberal and prosperous countries in the Middle East. Too much so for the unholy alliance to tolerate. From a veritable paradise, where no one ever asked each other about their religion, much of the country beyond Damascus went to a war zone and would-be caliphate with strict religious laws that very few ordinary citizens appreciated, driving 11 million to flee.
The Syrian lady, Ghada Chehade goes on to describe the transition, corroborating what New Silk Strategies has been describing:
“In exchange for Saudi Arabia only accepting US dollars for oil, giving the US and its currency global economic hegemony, the US allowed and (indirectly) helped the Saudis to spread Wahhabism and radical Sunni Islam (and terrorism) across the Middle East.”
William Engdahl – adults only. It looks like Washington is losing the gas war.
To sum up Engdahl’s article, the real key is the renminbi (Chinese yuan, RMB). A few years ago, the RMB was recognized as a legitimate currency for world trade, and that changed the strategic chess board for everyone. Washington was in fact slowly on its way out as currency hegemon. Since then, countries like Qatar in the Middle East have been settling trades with RMB. China and Russia now routinely settle trade in RMB and rubles. The EU settles in euros, even in non-EU countries (which is why it was absolutely brainless for EU officials to pretend that Russia wanted to break up the EU, e.g., by supporting LePen in France. No, Putin can’t wait for the dollar to fall thanks in part to the euro). Iran has already refused to take dollars in trade – that is what the deep state means when they call Iran the biggest state sponsor of terror. For Washington, any country that dares to accept any currency other than the dollar is a terrorist, because this practice impedes the glorious US plans for genocide against the Shiites.
Who is really calling the shots in US foreign policy?
Reader forums like those at RT and Russia Insider are full of reader comments (not generally the main posts themselves) blaming Israel for all the world’s ills. The Saker blames all ills on the “Anglo-Zionists”. But the amateur commenters and Saker ignore that without the Saudis, the US-Israeli-Saudi alliance would probably never have succeeded in bringing chaos to Iraq, Libya, Syria, Kosovo, Ukraine, etc. In recent years, the Saudis have been seen as the spiritual leaders by many people in the Middle East and the former Yugoslavia and they were the only ones capable of pulling off the perpetual war there with the backing of enough Muslims to make it work – though many Muslims resent them.
Thus it is frequently pointed out that Jews dominate the msm and have founded the Neocon movement thanks to Leo Strauss and Irving Kristol, the latter being dubbed the Godfather of Neoconservatism. And then there are George Soros the color revolutionary who helped trash Ukraine, and Paul Wolfowitz, the author of the racist “Wolfowitz Doctrine,” which demands that the US keep a constant cordon around Russia. But we think the emphasis that some people place on the Jewish contribution to the so-called Deep State or US hawkishness distracts from the fact that the Saudis are the actual rulers of the entire West, as we briefly outlined here and in Vahan Bogdasarian’s 3 part series “Making Saudi Arabia great again”:
Most people in the alt movement ignore this completely and some, absurdly, claim that, although bin Laden was a Saudi and 15 of the 19 attackers were Saudis, the Saudis had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks. It looks a lot like pure anti-Jewish hate suppressing objectivity.
Let’s cut to the chase: All the main terror groups adhere to what religion? Judaism? No, Sunni Wahhabism. That is a sect that originated in Saudi Arabia and holds both the populace and the royal family in thrall. As we can’t get done stating, this is a Sunni sect and, in its Saudi version, is the most violent and intolerant of all religions. The entire West has bowed to them, allowing their Wahhabi mosques to be built and then to be controlled by Wahhabist imams. No Jews allowed. Yet Israel has enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the Saudi royals. On the other hand, the Saudi people are less than enthused about this relationship. The entire Western elite has piled on Iran, pretending that the country is a terror supporter, even though all three of the main terror groups that keep our security people busy day and night are Sunni Wahhabists while Iran is almost exclusively Shiite – something that so far, only we at NSS emphasize.
Of course, we don’t deny that Israel has had an ambiguous relationship with ISIS and that the Saudis and Gulf crime syndicate (GCC) coddle Israel.
For those who have not been following pertinent events, here are some random headlines:
Al Masdar: ISIS apologized for attacking Israeli soldiers in Golan - former defense minister (just imagine them apologizing for attacking Assad’s troops. Only friends and allies do this)
Russia Insider: ISIS calls for backup - Israel attacks Syrian army positions near Damascus
Newsweek: SYRIA AT WAR: AS U.S. BOMBS REBELS, RUSSIA STRIKES ISIS AND ISRAEL TARGETS ASSAD.
If you are following late breaking events in Syria, you also know that Israel has been killing numerous Syrian troops even as the latter try to fight terrorists, making the war on terror difficult. Yet the US makes no objection. It is not surprising that this should be happening now that Trump gave the Saudis a big boost lately with his sword dancing show and splendid sale of enough military hardware to murder the last of the Houthis in Yemen.
The Israeli attacks on Syrians are getting to be a habit. The most recent attacks started on June 24 and proceeded through the 27th, as reported by Sarah Abdullah on Twitter.
Remember when people who were interested in acquiring land would first check the want ads or web sites running ads for land for sale?
It is revealing that the msm do not seem to be reporting regularly on these Israeli attacks. You’d think they were hiding something…
So cui bono? Both Israel and the Saudis. Israel dreams of grabbing Shiite land, and the Saudis will oblige just to get rid of the Shiites. It is all based on greed and the method is purely coercion, no cooperation or diplomacy allowed, even with brotherly nations like Qatar. It’s all a mirror image of US foreign policy. But here is the thing: the Saudis are the kingpins because if they decide to withdraw their support for Israel, Israel will fall. On the other hand, if Israel withdraws its support for Saudi Arabia, the Saud family – while losing a lot of support for its beloved Wahhabism – will be safer because one of the issues that anger the Saudi little people is the royals' support for Israel (not to mention the US). It really rankles many of them. As for the US, it has no power over the Saudis because they hold the petrodollar’s fate in their hands. So like Israel, the US is second in command below the Saudis, while Israel is third, since it lacks the money, prestige and firepower.
The Saudis have all the aces and they know how to use them.
This in brief is why we, with all due respect for the Saker, reject the theory that the “Anglo-Zionists” are the main instigators and supporters of the US perpetual wars.
There is relief in sight, however, for those who are sick of the wars. The Saudis are starting to fade economically, and their fall will mean the fall of dollar hegemony. Perhaps the kinder milder Syria of the past that Ghada Chehade longs for will return.
We hope this commentary will lead to a lively no-holds-barred (but reasonably polite) discussion that enriches us all.
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