I just had to share this story, because it’s just so priceless.
According to a report in The Jordan Times, “King Abdullah ordered all necessary measures to protect Saudi Arabia against potential “terrorist threats” after chairing a security meeting to discuss the fall-out from Iraq, the state news agency SPA said on Thursday.
The world’s top oil exporter shares an 800 kilometer border with Iraq, where the militant Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other Sunni Muslim groups have seized towns and cities in a lightning advance this month.”
It seems “dem dere” chickens have come home to roost.
So Saudi Arabia, from whence several of the 9-11 terrorist attackers originated, is now afraid of those mean ol’ ISIS fellas who want a borderless Islamic caliphate. Now remember, this is the same Saudi Arabia which gets off exporting the vile Wahabbist Islamic ideology across the globe. I guess the Saudis fear the Islamic jihadists that they don’t endorse.
The Jordan Times reports, “concerned for the national security of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia against any measures that terrorist organizations or any other groups might resort to…, [the Saudi king] has ordered all necessary measures to protect the gains of the homeland and its stability, and the security of the Saudi people,” SPA said.
Saudi King Abdullah acted a day before he was due to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah to discuss the crisis in Iraq and Syria, and a day after two Saudi men were involved in a suicide bombing in Lebanon. The Saudi ambassador in Lebanon said on Thursday he was not able to rule out that Wednesday’s attack in a Beirut hotel, which killed one of the Saudis and injured three security guards, was intended to target the embassy, located nearby.”
Oh my, the proverbial “Frankenstein’s monster” has escaped and is roaming the countryside — and those who created it have no idea what to do.
The Jordan Times says, “Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia has been one of the biggest supporters of mainly Sunni rebels in Lebanon’s neighbor Syria fighting against President Bashar Assad, who is backed by Riyadh’s main regional adversary, Shiite Muslim Iran. However, it has shied away from arming rebel groups like ISIL that its fears are connected to al-Qaida, which waged a campaign of attacks inside the kingdom a decade ago led by veterans of jihad in civil wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
This is sadly humorous, and explains why the United States — indeed the western world — needs to stop trying to figure out the good jihadis from the bad.
But what has to be the most hilarious statement in the Jordan Times piece comes from Saudi Arabia’s envoy in Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri, who said, ““We want to know why a Saudi citizen was involved in such a criminal act,” referring to the suicide bombing in Lebanon.”
I’m happy to answer that one, sir: because the whole theocratic-political ideology of Islamic totalitarianism is bolstered by insance violence against those it deems part of Dar-al-Harb, where Islam doesn’t dominate, or for those Muslims deemed who don’t support the establishment of the Caliphate.
What is happening in the Middle East is a collapse of secular governance. There is one real impediment to the ISIS Sunni Islamist objective — Iran. Iran wants a Shiite-dominant hegemony and just might be willing to crush ISIS if they challenge those regional objectives. Iran wants its dominance to extend from Iran to Iraq, through Syria to Lebanon and link somehow with Hamas in Gaza (to ultimately destroy Israel).
The old guard of Saudi Arabia is witnessing what may be a power shift — if not to Iran –certainly to Qatar who is funding lots of this terrorist activity as well – and with whom, you’ll recall, we negotiated for the release of Bowe Berdgahl. Meanwhile, quietly sitting and watching is Erdogan and Turkey.
My ace in the hole is simple: the Kurdish people.
But in the midst of all this sits our beloved fearful leader Obama, who is still going around talking about the weather and trying to be a two-bit domestic tyrant – thanks, Supreme Court, for putting Little Lord Fauntleroy in his place (for now).