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Night Watch: RIYADH – A close reading and monitoring of international news, for at least the past several years, would quickly dispel the popular and prestigious myth, in Western diplomatic-intelligence circles, that there will never be any serious military cooperation between the House of Saud and Tehran. Governments in the West are understandably in constant dread of that occurring and that development has never been any secret, which is why Moscow engages in minimal cooperation with the West. Russia President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have the ability to assess information Brussels and the West dismisses or laughs at. I’ve seen that laughter at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which is why I’m no longer a member. That laughter is a cover for a lot of fear, because one of the main reasons the West has been so eager, for the past 35 years to heavily arm the region, was to sit back and celebrate the Islamic world constantly fighting either each other or Israel. [IRNA]
Wars within the region of course have been going on for more than 35 years but the reason the weapon sales reached the level of sophistication, with the mass marketing of the latest military – guidance systems technology, during the 1970s, was to increase the level of devastation and destruction. Such disunity within the Islamic world has always made it easier to manipulate West Asia (Middle East) and to continue constant instability the West had the Ayatollah Khomeini replace the Shah of Iran in 1979, not realizing the unifying impact his beliefs would have over the entire Islamic world.
Of course what the West didn’t realize, was that as they were selling the vast amount of weaponry, they were also selling their foreign policy to Tehran-Riyadh. That’s why its so nonsensical to engage in childish, suspicious conspiracy theories as to the influence of the Israeli lobby, as another way of blaming Jerusalem. It was not even true in 1956. Jewish groups can’t begin to match the oil interests-influence of Islamic governments that are felt by boards of directors all over the industrialized world. Tehran-Riyadh were never operating with just spirit. Not to mention enormous contracts to military base construction services.
The unity of course will never be perfect but there has been definite planning of military cooperation between Damascus-Ankara-Riyadh-Tehran-Islamabad against the Islamic world’s main rivals, West-India and to some extent Russia. Not to mention the enormous amount of money, investment in the Jihad from Islamic financial capitals like Dubai-Doha-Kuwait-Bahrain. They all want to see the West’s ability to control the region reduced and they know that can’t happen peacefully, so in the name of the Jihad they will see how well the weapons work and not mostly against Jerusalem.
The latest example of regional cooperation, between the two branches of Islam, Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Iran comes from the Saudi Interior Minister Amir Nayef bin Ad al-Aziz Al Saud on the serious level of cooperation between Saudi Arabia-Iran. He stated this in a very public interview in al- Riyadh daily and even said Tehran was perfectly within its rights to seize the British sailors-marines in Iranian waters. The Minister will make similar justifications when the Jihad becomes (f)allout this year.