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The Sunni - Shia schism is leading to a full blown confrontation that could spill over to engulf the entire Middle East region. The Zionist plan is proceeding ahead at full speed.

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MMXVI Vol. 120 - January 7, 2016



The Sunni - Shia War


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The Alliance Between Israel And Saudi Arabia
 
The absence of diplomatic relations does not prevent unofficial contact between Israeli and Saudi representatives. Recently there have been frequent media reports on meetings between representatives of the two states and there have even been claims that the Saudis are ready to provide Israel with an air corridor and air bases for rescue helicopters, tanker aircraft and drones (unmanned aircraft systems – UAS) in case Israel decides to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities. Some of these reports have been denied by officials but others have nevertheless been confirmed.

In particular, according to information of a Jerusalem Post correspondent citing diplomatic sources of both countries, since the beginning of 2014 there have been as many as five secret meetings between the Saudis and Israelis, in India, Italy and the Czech Republic. Reports appeared in the Arab press that senior members of the Israeli security forces, including the head of Mossad, secretly visited Riyadh and held discussions there with their Saudi equivalents. Apparently there were even negotiations between the then director general of the Saudi Intelligence Agency, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, with senior officials of the Israeli secret services in Geneva.
From the Saudi point of view, one way of trying to salvage their losses in Syria and ongoing setbacks in Yemen would be to blow up the region with an explosion in sectarian conflicts. For many people, of course, such a gambit is insane. But if the House of Saud can provoke a firestorm between Sunnis and Shiites, that would in turn polarize relations between Washington and Moscow, leading to a wider war across the region.

Having lost in their Machiavellian schemes for regime change in Syria, the House of Saud seems to want to inflict a plague of chaos and bloodshed on everyone else’s house.

 Saudi Prince: “Saudi Arabia and Israel Must Form a United Front” Against Tehran

Prince al-Waleed was quoted as saying, “The whole Middle East dispute is tantamount to matter of life and death for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from my vantage point, and I know that Iranians seek to unseat the Saudi regime by playing the Palestinian card. Hence, to foil their plots, Saudi Arabia and Israel must bolster their relations and form a united front to stymie Tehran’s ambitious agenda.”

He went on to say that in the case of another Palestinian uprising, he would stand with Israel for the sake of stopping Iran. “I will side with the Jewish nation and its democratic aspirations in case of outbreak of a Palestinian Intifada and I shall exert all my influence to break any ominous Arab initiatives set to condemn Tel Aviv, because I deem the Arab-Israeli entente and future friendship necessary to impede the Iranian dangerous encroachment,” he said, according to Al Qabas.

“Edward Snowden revealed that the CIA and Mossad were involved in establishing ISIS, which they called a 'wasps' nest' that would attract extremists and create a security [buffer] for the Zionist regime,” stated the Kayhan.  Snowden further revealed that the ISIS leader had been trained extensively by the Mossad for a year, in both military tactics and public speaking.”

The Islamic State operates “as a tool of the White House, the Élysée, Buckingham Palace, and Tel Aviv, with funds from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, and their servants Turkey and Jordan, and carry out the plans of the U.S.,” stated the Kayhan editorial on Nov. 17.

Saudi Arabia & Zionist State Are Sisters !!!
Sheikh Imran Hosein

In other words, between brutal, armed crackdowns and mass executions at home, and a war of aggression abroad, Saudi Arabia is in every sense as real a threat to human rights, freedom, and democracy as the US claimed the government in Libya was in 2011 before intervening and toppling the government there, and as much so a threat as the US claims the Syrian government currently is amid an increasingly convoluted attempt to topple the government there. 

Yet, instead of confronting Saudi Arabia - one of the West's oldest and most stalwart allies in the region for decades - the US has continued propping it up, defending it, and covering up for its numerous and ever-multiplying crimes against humanity. 

 
Israel is facing an almost unprecedented diplomatic defeat, the loss of prestige, the psychological blow is tremendous. The paid lackeys in the US Congress and the Western media cannot hide the fact that Israel is now completely isolated from the West in it’s one dimensional confrontational approach towards Iran.

Iran is clearly going to be the primary power in the Gulf region in the future along side the United States. It seems that a decision has been made to target the House of Saudi for destruction
It is not clear why the decision was made and this is only an intuitive claim but there are small tangible signs that at least certain elements of the CIA are preparing to target the Saudi monarchy and whether that eventuates or not the Saudis have just been cut loose by the United States, pure and simple.
"Saudi Arabia, Israel have held 5 secret meetings since 2014"

An Israeli representative, Shimon Shapira, who participated in Israel-Saudi secret meetings, was quoted in a report as saying: “We discovered we have the same problems and same challenges and some of the same answers.”

As far as Saudis are concerned, apart from the policy of doing clandestine operations against Iran, they also hope to use Israeli influence in the U.S. to keep the latter from going too much in the way of favouring Iran. And, as it stands, given Israel’s influence inside the U.S., it can certainly shape things to a reasonable extent.
 
Press TV has conducted an interview with Kevin Barrett, the editor of Veterans Today, to ask his take on execution of the prominent Saudi Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

The following is a rough transcription of the interview.
 
“While Saudi Arabia, as a country which is committing war crimes, killing thousands of defenseless people and destroying … even hospitals, proposes a resolution against Iran and Russia on Syria as the UN only watches the killing of Yemeni people, this shows that the human rights issue has turned into a political tool in the hands of big powers,” said the Iranian lawmaker.


2016 Presidential Unreality Show

The theatrics from a presidential campaign cycle is some of the best entertainment that a political junkie can hope for. Imagining that the electoral process has even a remote connection that reflects the will of the people is one of the idiocies that Americans delude themselves with in order to rationalize that the country is ruled under democratic elections. At the outset, elections are actually a selection ratification provided by the party hacks and media gatekeepers that serve their supra-elite masters. 
 
 
Future of Corporatism in 2016

Economists, stock pickers and financial analysts are eager to play the forecast game. Clients of these erudite soothsayers would like you to believe that their study of trends and markets are founded on empirical maxims. What they carefully avoid admitting is that predicting the political climate is even more important than knowing the direction that monitory central banking will follow. 2016 promises to be a pivotal year. Depend upon the overactive drive of a lame duck President to complete his task of ruining the economy before he leaves office.

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Immigration Hurts American Employment
 
Facts mean very little in any debate about immigration north of the Rio Grande. One such example comes from a bastion of journalism, the Daily Beast. Arian Campo-Flores in an article, Why Americans Think (Wrongly) That Illegal Immigrants Hurt the Economy, cites an economist, Gordon Hanson in a 2005 paper.
 

Know Nothing - The Reality of the American Experience

Oh, remember those "good old days". Discrimination and ethnic exclusion was the norm and a political party stood for "red meat" self-interest. The catcalls today ring with a "PC" note, how dare anyone even allude that restricting immigration can be part of open debate? The memory of the American Republican Party fades into vagueness of ignorance, knowing history is not a requirement of the modern Know Nothings. If you are one of these marginal historians, how can you be expected to appreciate the anti-immigrant sentiment that existed over a century and half ago? 
 
Read the entire article on the "Strappado Wrack" archives


Continuous coverage on 2016 Election Race
 
 

The many faces of the anti-war movement

Forget about all those false political lines drawn from left to right.  The only standard valid to judge a war is if it is being waged to protect your own personal well-being.  National security is a myth.  The struggle has since the beginning of time been between the lone individual and the all powerful coercive state.  Even among families, clans and tribes, mutual self-interest can be vague or conflicting.  When it comes to real security from a more brutal adversary, the administration of any government attempts to sell the concept that you have a civil duty to come to the defense of the State.  Most of the tragic record of history is based upon the absurd notion that dying for country is noble and killing the latest enemy is glorious.  

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Conservatives Brace for 'War' Over Obama Gun Order
 
"But as a glaring example that gun laws don't stop criminals, despite California having some of the strictest gun control laws in the country — already mandating universal background checks for all gun purchases — Syed Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik were able to legally obtain firearms and kill 14 people in San Bernardino on December 2." 

"In short, closing the so-called gun show loophole would not have prevented the shooting spree in San Bernardino, yet that is what Obama called for in reaction to the massacre." 


Government can, should, support religion, Justice Antonin Scalia
 
If people want strict prohibition against government endorsement of religion, let them vote on it, he said. "Don't cram it down the throats of an American people that has always honored God on the pretext that the Constitution requires it."


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Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-led Persian Gulf governments have long viewed Iran as a regional adversary. The rivalry stems from the Sunni-Shiite sectarian divide, and experts also believe Iranian oil exports could challenge Saudi Arabia’s dominance in the market. The crises in Syria and in Yemen have become proxy wars between the two nations as Saudi Arabia and Iran are playing an active role in fueling opposing sides in both conflicts.


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