A new political landscape for the Arabian peninsula
publication date: Feb 27, 2011
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The status quo enthusiasts at the State Department and its unofficial overseers at the Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, among others, are desperately trying to come to grips with the collapse of Pax Americana/Judaica in the Middle East and North Africa.
For decades, the power centers of the United States and Israel have been content to rely on intractable Arab dictators like Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh, Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, and a series of octogenarian Saudi kings, to maintain the status quo in the Middle East. Using the bogeyman of "Al Qaeda" and "Islamists" to mask the suppression of the Arab popular masses, U.S., and quietly, Israeli interests, have supported the Arab strongman as a hedge against full democracy in the Middle East. Republican and Democratic administrations in the United States, heavily influenced by the Israeli Lobby, as well as Labor, Likud, and Kadima governments in Israel have been content to overtly or covertly Arab dictatorships in Tripoli, Cairo, Tunis, Sana'a, and Riyadh, while mere lip service has been paid by those regimes to the Palestinian cause, and the status quo reigned supreme in the region.
As seen with the electoral victory of Hamas in Palestine after the Bush administration pushed for free and fair elections for the Palestinian parliament in 2006 and substantial electoral support for Hezbollah and allied political parties in Lebanon, not to mention the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in post-military tutelage Turkey, democracy in the Middle East can be detrimental for the interests of U.S. neoconservatives, corporate globalists, and Israeli and North American Zionists.
Feeding into Israel's desire to maintain the status quo has been the close financial relationship its major companies, particularly the Mossad-linked Zim Shipping, has maintained with Arab regime companies like Dubai Ports World. In addition, an overarching secret relationship between Mossad and Arab spy chiefs like Egypt's Omar Suleiman, the former chief of Egypt's General Intelligence Directorate, and various Saud family chiefs of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate, has ensured for Israel a heretofore secret arrangement between Tel Aviv and various Arab dictatorships and monarchist regimes from Morocco to Bahrain.
For the CIA, the collapse of client regimes in the Arab world threatens to unmask the involvement those regimes had with the CIA's secret kidnapping and torture 'extraordinary rendition" program. If the Saudi regime collapses, there is a distinct possibility that embarrassing documents could be released on the biggest neocon and Zionist conspiracy of all time: the 9/11 attack on the United States that ushered into being a darkly draconian "new world order" that not only trashed the U.S. Constitution but saw the Pentagon engage in the wholesale murder of Muslims around the world in a bloody "new crusade" with the deployment of armed drones, "precision-guided" missiles," contract assassins, and cluster bombs.
The status quo supporters in Washington and Tel Aviv realize that popularly-elected Arab governments, after they sort out their domestic problems, will take a new look at Israel's genocidal treatment of the people of Palestine and U.S. and Israeli military and commercial interests throughout the Middle East and North Africa. U.S. military and intelligence bases in Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iraq, Djibouti, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, and Algeria will be put on the chopping block and leave the Pentagon's global imperialist construct faster than a head leaves the body of some unfortunate convicted criminal on a block in Riyadh's infamous "chop chop square."
Attempts by everyone from Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Qaddafi to the pro-Israeli and neocon propagandists at CNN and Fox News to discredit the Arab uprisings by linking them to Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood and the fake CIA and Mossad contrivance known as "Al Qaeda" have been proven to be mere pablum for the ignorant consumers of what passes for "news" these days.
And while President Obama and his UN ambassador, Susan Rice, celebrate the independence of Africa's newest Pentagon and Zionist vassal state of South Sudan, they find it difficult to swallow the re-appearance of an independent South Yemen and an autonomous Shi'a Houthi region in post-Saleh Yemen. In addition, the popular revolt against the Barzani and Talabani ruling oligarchs in Iraqi Kurdistan poses a distinct threat to U.S. oil company plans and "Greater Israel" desires by Zionist expansionists for Iraqi Kurdistan.
It is clear that the popular revolt of the Arab people that is sweeping across the sands of North Africa and the Middle East will soon sweep across "Saudi" Arabia. The Saudi propaganda machinery has been working overtime to hype the recent return of the ailing Saudi king, Abdullah, to the country from surgery in Morocco. One Saudi police officials stated: "King Abdallah's return is good news for all people in the Kingdom because everybody loves him."
After the Saudi regime's lack of response to disastrous flooding in Jeddah and a nationwide crackdown on anything that looks like a public protest by Arabia's increasingly restive youth, the comment by police official Brigadier Yahya Al-Biladi is worthy of the televised statement of Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, dubbed "Baghdad Bob," Saddam Hussein's disingenuous minister of information during the U.S. military's initial occupation of Baghdad, that there are "no American troops" in Baghdad as an American tank appeared behind him.
The Saudi regime is clearly worried over the recent rise of Arabia's first opposition political party, the Al-Ummah Islamic Party, a coalition of Arabian democratic opposition, as well as moderate Islamic factions.
Despotic regimes like those of Qaddafi, Mubarak, Saleh, Nouri al Maliki in Iraq, Israel, and the Saudis will always rely on the specter of "terrorists" to legitimize their continued hold on power. Writing in the London-based newspaper Al Quds al Arabi on February 14, Arabian academic Madawi al-Rashid described the phenomenon with regard to the Saudi regime: "As is always the case with shaking systems, the Saudi regime will turn to its survival mechanisms. It will bring up the danger of terrorism to horrify the people and the outside world. The legions of allegiance with their long lists of pictures of sleeping cells and active cells will appear at the right moment. The pictures will show the booby traps and the computer discs to show how important the regime is in combating the looming danger. The regime may also resort to the government media organs specialized in producing horror documentaries with their fictitious pictures and well known chants. Then the hypothetical media will appear and air the farewell letters that usually precede the bombing operations."
Supporting this intelligence agency construct of the phony "Al Qaeda" will be operations like the Washington-based "Search for International Terrorist Entities" (SITE), a Mossad operation that feeds fake "Al Qaeda" video and audio tapes, in addition to statements pulled from dubious websites, to the U.S. corporate media for maximum air time and print space.
Dr. Al-Rashid correctly predicts what will happen as the Saudi regime is pushed against the ropes: "The Saudi regime may also resort to smaller dangers, such as Huthism on the southern border. It will also ring the alarm bell against sleeper cells that it discovers on the coasts of the Gulf. It will then turn to the hotline with Obama to warn against vipers and the heads of vipers hoping to find a listening ear. The Saudi regime is experiencing its worst days although one man's meat is another man's poison since its treasury is overflowing with dollars due to the rise in oil prices because of the repercussions of the Egyptian crisis. However, this regime is groaning under the weight of real fears concerning its continuance in view of it being the sole regime taking a stand that is hostile to the aspirations of the enraged people of the largest Arab country in addition to it being the safe haven of deposed dictatorships. The Saudi regime has lost a central ally [Mubarak] who was capable of softening Arab stands against it. It has also been deprived of the most important side in the evil so-called axis of moderation. Moreover, Saudi influence has eroded in sensitive regions, such as Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, and now Egypt for supporting the stubborn tyrant."
As if on cue from Riyadh and the Saudis' allies in Washington, the Saleh regime in Yemen has warned about the Houthi threat in north Yemen and "Al Qaeda" in the secessionist south. The State Department continues to insist that core members of the Al-Ummah Party in Arabia are "terrorists" linked to the fantasy "Al Qaeda."
Dr. Al-Rashid provides a roadmap for the future of the Arabian peninsula, a "road map" that is discomforting to the "road map" makers of the State Department and its Israel Lobby masters: "The Saudi regime has nothing left except frail alliances with small Arab mini-states that will play an important role in the coming stage since they are subject to the coming explosion. After Egypt, the Saudi regime will put its financial weight behind Yemen and the sergeant. Although this weight will not be decisive in confronting the will of the Yemeni people, it will try as much as possible to postpone the revolting pocket in the south until further notice."
Already, the U.S. and British puppet regimes on the Gulf are beginning to feel the domestic political heat. Bahrain's opposition is now calling for the ouster of the Al-Khalifa royalist family; Kuwait's Sabah royal clan, propped up by U.S. military forces, has brutally put down protests by that nation's stateless Bidoon nomadic people; and Oman, which has only experienced peaceful protests, has now seen its first violent opposition to the regime of Prince Charles' good friend, Sultan Qabus bin Said.
Omani helicopters have attacked protesters on the Globe Roundabout, renamed by protesters "Reform Square," in the northern port town of Sohar with tear gas and "shells." Two protesters were reportedly killed in the attack. Omani protesters reacted by burning down a police station and the governor's residence and vandalizing a supermarket. Protests against the corrupt Qabus regime have spread from Muscat, the capital, to Shinaz in the north, Sur to the south of Muscat, and Salalah in the far southern and independent-minded Dhofar province, which borders secessionist South Yemen where the Southern Mobility Movement (SMM) is leading the opposition to the Saleh regime. Anti-Sana'a demonstrations have hit Mukallah, the capital of South Yemen's Hadhramaut region, mirroring the protests against the Muscat regime taking place in Salalah to the north.
When the Arab revolt finally reaches the United Arab Emirates, it will come from Oman and first hit one of the poorer emirates, Fujaira, which, unlike the wealthier emirates on the Gulf, is on the Arabian Sea, north of Muscat and Suhar, Oman. Lying within Fujairah and near the port town of Khor Fakkan, often used by vessels of the U.S. Fifth Fleet headquartered in Bahrain, is an Omani enclave, which itself contains a Fujairan exclave, a geographic situation in which the Omani revolt will be certain to have an effect. While their fellow UAE citizens in Dubai and Abu Dhabi enjoy luxurious shopping centers, golf courses, and hotels, the people of Fujaira have been confronted with steep food prices and the use of their emirate as a garbage dump for the wealthier emirates on the Gulf.
King Farouk of Egypt, ousted in a 1952 CIA-orchestrated military coup code-named by Langley "Project FF" -- or "Project Fat Fucker," said in 1948, "The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left—the King of England, the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds."
It is now 2011 and the whole world is in revolt again. King Farouk's prognostication may be playing out six decades later. De facto "kings" like Mubarak, Qaddafi, Saleh, Tunisia's Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, have been or are being swept away with the potentates of the Gulf in the queue. Next on the chopping block are U.S.-supported African dictators like Yoweri Museveni in Uganda, Meles Zenawi in Ethiopia, Blaise Campaore in Burkina Faso, Ali Bongo in Gabon, Paul Biya in Cameroon, and a number of others. There are renewed stirrings against U.S.-backed regimes in Thailand, Afghanistan, South Korea, Philippines, Colombia, Panama, and other countries.
The world has never been more united in opposition to the global elites and oligarchs who actually run the planet. But as the peoples of the world unite against the globalists billionaires and their uniformed centurions, the dangers have also never been greater. Currently, the "cognitive infiltrators" and professional agents provocateurs have been content to sow dissension among the forces of opposition to the global elite. With that strategy failing, the elites are prepared to take more direct action, the bloody type we have already witnessed being used against demonstrators on the streets of Tunis, Cairo, Tripoli, Baghdad, Mosul, Sana'a, Aden, Manama, Kuwait, Sohar, and Algiers.
The momentum, for the time being, is with the people of the world in their joint struggle with the elites and their military and media battalions. In a Cuban prison sits a CIA spy, Alan Gross, joined in Pakistani jail cells by CIA agents Raymond Davis and Aaron Mark DeHaven, alias Ahmed Haroon, because Cuba and Pakistan can now stand up to an arrogant Central Intelligence Agency and an equally arrogant Obama administration. Both countries are now in a position to demand the swap of their citizens in the United States, imprisoned on trumped up "terrorism" charges, in return for the repatriation of the hapless CIA spies.
The changing face of regions of the world where the United States has held supreme dominance for the two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union means that the Pentagon, rather than plan for war, should prepare for permanent retreat. National Security Agency eavesdroppers in places like Djibouti and Bahrain should start packing up their head phones and code books, the Navy should prepare to pull its fleet out of Bahrain and head back to Norfolk and Jacksonville, and the expat employees of the Saudi Arabian American oil company (ARAMCO) should start making reservations for one-way flights home from Arabia. BP should be prepared to renegotiate Libyan oil contracts with a post-Qaddafi government and illegal Jewish settlers on the West Bank should start contemplating what veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas suggested they ought to do: move back to Europe and America.
With the collapse of Pax Americana/Judaica and the redrawing of Middle Eastern and South Asian maps comes a stark new reality: it will no longer be business as usual for those who have called the shots for so long. It is about time.
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