Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Saudis Are Neocons, And Other First Wikileaks Impressions

Since we all know that only Israelis and their neocon supporters in America seek a military attack on Iran's nuclear program, Bahrain must be under the control of neocons: "There was little surprising in Mr. Barak's implicit threat that Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities. As a pressure tactic, Israeli officials have been setting such deadlines, and extending them, for years. But six months later it was an Arab leader, the king of Bahrain, who provides the base for the American Fifth Fleet, telling the Americans that the Iranian nuclear program 'must be stopped,' according to another cable. 'The danger of letting it go on is greater than the danger of stopping it,'" he said.

The Saudis, too, are neocons, apparently: The Bahraini king's "plea was shared by many of America's Arab allies, including the powerful King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who according to another cable repeatedly implored Washington to 'cut off the head of the snake' while there was still time."

1 comment:

RonL said...

e. The Saudis have real reasons to fear the Iranians. 10-15% of the kingdom’s population is Shiite and the Wahabbists treat them as infidels. The Shia live in a few areas, in the east, which happen to be where most of the Saudi oil is found. Would a nuclear Iran liberate these Arab Shiites and sieze the oil? Would they stop there, when they could make a move of the 2 holy cities? Bahrain is a Shiite country dominated by a Wahhabi royal family and ruling elite. Depending on the source it is 2/3 or 3/4 Shi’ite. The members of the Al Khalifa royal family are terrified of the Iranian regime. This has nothing to do with Jerusalem or Washington. This is about power 1300 year old conflict within Islam.

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