Guest Post: The Endless War: Saudi Arabia Goes On The Offensive Against Iran

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Submitted by Felix Imonti of,

Saudi Arabia has gone on the offensive against Iran to protect its interests.  Their involvement in Syria is the first battle in what is going to be a long bloody conflict that will know no frontiers or limits.

Ongoing Disorders in the island kingdom of Bahrain since February of 2011 have set off alarm bells in Riyadh.  The Saudis are convinced that Iran is directing the protests and fear that the problems will spill over the twenty-five kilometer long COSWAY into  oil rich Al-Qatif, where The bulk of the two million Shia in the kingdom are concentrated.  So far, the Saudis have not had to deal with demonstrations a serious as those in Bahrain, but success in the island kingdom could encourage the protestors to become more violent.

Protecting the oil is the first concern of the government.  Oil is the sole source of the national wealth and it is managed by the state owned Saudi Aramco Corporation.  The monopoly of political power by the members of the Saud family means that all of the wealth of the kingdom is their personal property.  Saudi Arabia is a company country with the twenty-eight million citizens the responsibility of the Saud Family rulers.

The customary manner of dealing with a problem by the patriarchal regime is to bury it in money.  King Abdullah announced at the height of the Arab Spring that he was increasing the national budget by 130 billion dollars to be spent over the coming five years.  Government salaries and the minimum wage were raised.  New housing and other benefits are to be provided.  At the same time, he plans to expand the security forces by sixty thousand men.

While the Saudi king seeks to sooth the unrest among the general population by adding more government benefits, he will not grant any concessions to the eight percent of the population that is Shia. He takes seriously the warning by King Abdullah of Jordan back in 2004 of the danger of a Shia Crescent that would extend from the coast of Lebanon to Afghanistan.  Hezbollah in Lebanon, Assad in Syria, and the Shia controlled government of Iraq form the links in the chain.

When the Arab Spring reached Syria, the leaders in Riyadh were given the weapon to break the chain.  Appeals from tribal leaders under attack in Syria to kinsmen in the Gulf States for assistance could not be ignored.  The various blinks between the Gulf States in several Syrian tribes means that Saudi Arabia and its close ally Qatar have connections that include at least three million people out of the Syrian populations of twenty-three million.  To show how deep the bonds go, the leader of the Nijris Tribe in Syria is married to a woman from the Saud Family.

It is no wonder that Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said in February that arming the Syrian rebels was an “excellent idea."  He was supported by Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani who said, "We should do whatever necessary to help [the Syrian opposition], including giving them weapons to defend themselves."  The intervention has the nature of a family and tribal issue that the prominent Saudi cleric Aidh al-Qarni has turned into a Sunni-Shia War by promoting Assad’s death.

The Saudis and their Qatar and United Arab Emirate allies have pledged one hundred million dollars to pay wages to the fighters.  Many of the officers of the Free Syrian Army are from tribes connected to the Gulf.  In effect, the payment of wages is paying members of associated tribes.

Here, the United States is not a welcomed partner, except as a supplier of arms.  Saudi Arabia sees the role of the United States limited to being a wall of steel to protect the oil wealth of the Kingdom and the Gulf States from Iranian aggression. In February of 1945, President Roosevelt at a meeting in Egypt with Abdel Aziz bin Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, pledged to defend the kingdom in exchange for a steady flow of oil.

Since those long ago days when the U.S. was establishing Pax Americana, the Saudis have lost their trust in the wisdom or the reliability of American policy makers.  The Saudis urged the U.S. not to invade Iraq in 2003 only to have them ignore Saudi interests in maintaining an Iraqi buffer zone against Iran.  The Saudis had asked the U.S. not to leave a Shia dominated government in Baghdad that would threaten the Northern frontier of the Kingdom, only to have the last American soldiers depart in December 2011.  With revolution sweeping across the Middle East, Washington abandoned President Mubarak of Egypt, Saudi Arabia’s favorite non royal leader in the region.

Worried by the possibility of Iranian sponsored insurrections among Shia in the Gulf States, the Saudis are asserting their power in the region while they have the advantage.  For thirty years, they have been engaged in a proxy war with the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Syria is to be the next battlefield, but here, there is a critical difference from what were minor skirmishes in Lebanon, Yemen, and elsewhere.  The Saudis with the aid of Qatar, and the UAE is striking at the core interests of Tehran; and they have through their tribal networks the advantage over an isolated Islamic Republic.

Tribal and kinship relations are being augmented by the infusion of the Salafi vision of Islam that is growing in the Gulf States.  Money from the Gulf States has gone into the development of religious centers to spread the fundamentalist belief.  A critical part of the ideology is to be anti-Shia.

Salafism in Saudi Arabia is promulgated by the Wahhabi School of Islam.  The Wahhabi movement began in the eighteenth century and promoted a return to the fundamentalism of the early followers of the Faith.

The Sauds incorporated the religious movement into their leadership of the tribes.  When the modern state of Saudi Arabia was formed, they were granted control of the educational system and much else in the society in exchange for the endorsement of the authoritarian rule

When the Kingdom used its growing wealth in the 1970s to extend its interests far from the traditional territory in the battle against the atheistic Soviet Union, the Wahhabi clergy became missionaries in advancing their ideology through religious institutions to oppose the Soviets.  More than two hundred thousand jihadists were sent into Afghanistan to fight the Soviet forces and succeeded in driving them out.

There is no longer a Soviet Union to confront.  Today, the enemy is the Islamic Republic of Iran with what is described by the Wahhabis as a heretical form of Islam and its involvement in the Shia communities across the region.  For thirteen centuries, the Shia have been kept under control.  With the hand of Iran in the form of the Qud Force reaching into restless communities that number as many as one hundred and six million people in what is the heart of the Middle East, the Saudis see a desperate need to crush the foe before it has the means to pull down the privileged position of the Saud Family and the families of the other Gulf State rulers.

The war begins in Syria where we can expect that a successor government to Assad will be declared soon in the Saudi controlled tribal areas even before Assad is defeated.  The territory is likely to adopt the more fundamentalist principals of the Salafists as it serves as a stepping stone to Iran Itself.  It promises to be a bloody protracted war that will recognize no frontier and will know no limits by all of the participants.

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mjorden's picture

I like how CNBC takes out the word "bloody" in their site.

Dr. Engali's picture

What are you doing on that site? Don't you know that even a little bit of exposure to them will drive you insane. Now stay away from there for your own good.

By the way they left the word "bloody" in the last paragraph. I guess they didn't think their readership could make it that far.

knukles's picture

Now there's the de facto approval for flight path, refueling, etc., Israeli strike on Iran via Saudi....
Which already has on hand a bazillion tonnes of US equipment in storage that the Israeli and Saudi militaries could dip into and...

Ya'll get the picture.

defencev's picture

You are wrong. Israel will attack Syria first under the pretext of elimination of Syrian chemical weapons. They will take out Syrian air defence system and use the direct pass through Syria to attack Iran and take out their nuclear sites.

The attack in Syria (which will have at least a tacit suppot of Saudi Arabia and Turkey) does not  require the US involvement and will take place before US elections. The second phase (attack on Iran) will take place some time after elections but before Romney will take official responsibilities as POTUS. In this way, Obama will not get any

advange of successful Israeli attack , Romney presidency should not be forced to deal with the issue and Iran will not have a formal reason to attack Saudi oil fields.

bushwarcrime's picture

You ever wonder what those Saudi women wear under a full burka? Well boy, I don't wonder I know!  And sonny you wouldn't believe me if I told you.  Nothing gets me and me mates Cheney and Rummy hotter than a head to toe Nijab on a young thang from the gulf states.  We've got a whole harem of them stashed over at the ranch, a gift from the King himself for being such a good friend.  Y'all have a good evenin, y'hear.

legal eagle's picture

Pretty sure there is enough hair under there that no undergarmets are required.

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

that's one of the option. that will be for sure easier to pass over Saudi skies

N. B. Forrest's picture

IMHO I think that the only thing Obama has done right is to let the Syrians all fight each other.  When they are busy killing each other they aren't killing the Christians and the Jews.


I'm all for an escalation of this war.  In the 80s the Iranians and the Iraqis were too busy killing each other to do much mischief in the rest of the world.  Once that war ended, then Sadam started looking for other ways to use his military.  The Shias and the Sunnis are mortal enemies and when they are not united in killing the Christians and Jews, they are at each other’s throats.


To sum it up, never interfere with your enemy when they are in the process of destroying themselves. 

Disenchanted's picture


re: "The Endless War: Saudi Arabia Goes On The Offensive Against Iran"


Just another facet of Operation Dönmeh. The article above says:


Salafism in Saudi Arabia is promulgated by the Wahhabi School of Islam.  The Wahhabi movement began in the eighteenth century and promoted a return to the fundamentalism of the early followers of the Faith.


So from where did Wahhabism really originate? Could the following be true?


In his book, The Dönmeh Jews, D. Mustafa Turan writes that Wahhab’s grandfather, Tjen Sulayman, was actually Tjen Shulman, a member of the Jewish community of Basra, Iraq. The Iraqi intelligence report also states that in his book, The Dönmeh Jews and the Origin of the Saudi Wahhabis, Rifat Salim Kabar reveals that Shulman eventually settled in the Hejaz, in the village of al-Ayniyah what is now Saudi Arabia, where his grandson founded the Wahhabi sect of Islam. The Iraqi intelligence report states that Shulman had been banished from Damascus, Cairo, and Mecca for his “quackery.” In the village, Shulman sired Abdul Wahhab. Abdul Wahhab’s son, Muhammad, founded modern Wahhabism.


The Iraqi report also makes some astounding claims about the Saud family. It cites Abdul Wahhab Ibrahim al-Shammari’s book, The Wahhabi Movement: The Truth and Roots, which states that King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the first Kingdom of Saudi Arabia monarch, was descended from Mordechai bin Ibrahim bin Moishe, a Jewish merchant also from Basra. In Nejd, Moishe joined the Aniza tribe and changed his name to Markhan bin Ibrahim bin Musa. Eventually, Mordechai married off his son, Jack Dan, who became Al-Qarn, to a woman from the Anzah tribe of the Nejd. From this union, the future Saud family was born.


The Iraqi intelligence document reveals that the researcher Mohammad Sakher was the subject of a Saudi contract murder hit for his examination into the Sauds’ Jewish roots. In Said Nasir’s book, The History of the Saud Family, it is maintained that in 1943, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Abdullah bin Ibrahim al Muffadal, paid Muhammad al Tamami to forge a family tree showing that the Sauds and Wahhabs were one family that descended directly from the Prophet Mohammed.


~Wayne Madsen(btw he is not the only source for these allegations about the Sauds and Wahhabism, just the handiest at the moment.)


I think Wahhabism was designed to roil(and split off a third faction) the Muslim world in order to divide and conquer. Makes you wonder why Christianity was/has split into so many factions and sects, doesn't it?

This Donmeh/Saud/Wahhabism/War on Iran deal stinks of Sabbatean/Frankist influence. Influence that goes 'beyond the Pale'.


see Pale of Settlement:

Disenchanted's picture



The Doenme(aka donmeh or doenmeh) were an underground sect of Sabbetaians, Turkish Jews who took Muslim names and outwardly behaved like Muslims but secretly believed in Sabbetai Zevi, the 17th-century false messiah, and conducted carefully guarded prayers and rituals in his name.


quote from Hillel Halkin column in The Forward January 28, 1994

archived here:


Who Were the Donmeh? (Doenmeh, Donme)

One of the best known names but least known historical figures in Jewish history is Shabbtai Zvi, the “false messiah” (1626-1687). Born in Smyrna, Turkey, of a Sephardic father and an Ashkenazi mother, he was a brilliant child and Talmudic student, and an ordained rabbi in his mid teens. He went on to study and became a master in Kabbalah and other Jewish mysticism. His oratory was captivating and he soon acquired a following. However, he exhibited odd characteristics, including periods of illumination where he was believed to be communicating with God and periods of darkness when he was wrestling with evil. Soon he began to hint that he was the Messiah. This blasphemy caused him to be expelled from a number of congregations. He took up a pilgrim’s staff and with some followers roamed the Middle East, gathering many to his messianic preaching, especially during his periods of light. In Gaza he was welcomed by Rabbi Nathan, who had for years been preaching that the arrival of the Messiah was imminent. This combination led to a great outpouring of belief in Shabbtai Zvi as the Messiah. Word spread throughout the Jewish world, from Poland, Amsterdam, Germany, London, Persia, and Turkey to Yemen. Multitudes joined his ranks – educated rabbis, illiterates, rich and poor alike were swept up in the mass hysteria. ~ Joseph Hantman


that quote from:


So apparently some of his followers were also in Iraq before moving on to Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism as pointed out in my previous post...

Schmuck Raker's picture

Who's to blame for splintering Judaism into three antagonist sects: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?

A Chinese conspiracy?

Disenchanted's picture



Good point but Judaism itself is also split into differing factions...neutrei karta(sp?), reform, chabad lubavitchers, etc., etc..


But to answer your question, I'd bet you'd find clues if you look to Babylon(The Babylonian Exile) and also to the Gnostic's writings. Which would mean that the Khazars(Ashkenazi) converted to an already fractured and co-opted religion(Judaism).

krispkritter's picture

Frankly I find the whole ME 'offensive'.  It's like a bad prom date; you wined and dined them, talked them into bed with you, now the deed is done. Pull out and go home and if you find the need to 'drill' again, rub one off at home. It's safer, cheaper, and the feeling you get is about the same.  And if gas is still $4 a gallon, you feel better about filling your own tank than pumping someone else's spigot...

Michael's picture

When Israel uses some of its 300 nukes on Iran, Russia, China, and Pakistan will have to step in to make them stop.

Cortez the Killer's picture

We can use use the organic matter from the (hopefully) millions of dead arabs and persians to plug the holes left from spills in the gulf.

Is it OK to say that?

otto skorzeny's picture

what a dumbass statement-but most of yours are

old naughty's picture

Another from a dumbass: "Can't we just get by a day with no news from ME?"

goldfish1's picture

Saying it merely defines your level of consciousness. I feel embarrassed for you.

caconhma's picture

Just remember that Israel is one nuke away from being wiped permanently from the face of the Earth.

I am watching developments in Syria. It appears that Aleppo is the Syrian Stalingrad. The Syrian army learned to fight and win. Syria became a meat-grinder for CIA/Mossad/Saudi mercenaries. With the present level of fighting in Syria, NATO/Israel/Saudi will run out of mercenaries in just few more months. This will get rid of the US sponsored terrorists network in Syria, Iraq, and even Russia. Furthermore, to keep Libya, NATO and the USA will have to put their own boots on a ground there.

Assad will go. He is not his father. His political & security & military apparatus was a complete failure allowing a complete army of his enemies to invade Syria and to establish there a huge network of terrorists’ cells together with huge supplies. But now the situation has changed. Now, Syrian people are fighting and fighting hard and brave for their lives. Syrian people understood there is no need to negotiate with their enemies but instead they must ruthlessly kill them.

Syria and Assad were very lucky that their top corrupt and incompetent military and security establishment was blown away. The new Syrian military breed is becoming the best in the entire Middle East. God help Syria get rid of as many religious Muslim fanatics as possible .

One more note. In Libya, Iran supported Qaddafi enemies and NATO. In Syria, Iran is supporting the Assad government against its own Iranian religious fanatical allies.

otto skorzeny's picture

Syria must be doing better against the CIA and their flunkies-the MSM has been quiet about the whole "glorious rebel thing". my guess is the Russians are selling alot of weapons/ammo to Assad on credit for dibs on Meditteranean port. plus the russians keep a check on any pipelines that might be built through a pro-western Syria-threatening their energy stranglehold on Europe

Freddie's picture


The Syrians are good people.  They are not Arabs. Islam is largely an offshot of Arab tribalism. I hope the Syrian people kick these invading bastards out.  

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

and do you think Israel will start a nuclear war over that? LOL

vast-dom's picture

leave those motherfuckers alone. they will sell oil at MARKET prices -- oh no that's outside the edicts of CENTRAL PLANNERS like Bernanke Bummer et. al. Oh well let's kill for fiat!

otto skorzeny's picture

Iran-like Libya-WILL accept Benny Bucks at the point of a bayonet

Silver Bug's picture

The whole area has been at war for as long as anyone can remember. This is never going to change in our life time.

Overfed's picture

Especially with the CIA instigating trouble at every turn during the last 60 years.

saturn's picture

Saudis have no honor whatsoever. They are just bootlickers.

otto skorzeny's picture

they are fucking snakes- paying off the population with worthless dollars in order to stay in power-heyyyyyy-that sound familiar.

john39's picture

and wahabi islam is a perversion and a lie, like all fundamentalist religions...  pure mind control, used to twist people in support racism, war and other assorted evil...  Saudi Arabia key in exporting this fake version of islam, created with the help of western intelligence agencies...   behind fundamentalist islam and christianity... is zionism...  pure spiritual poison.

akak's picture

I have always hated wahabi, especially when they hide it in my sushi.  Foul stuff.

slewie the pi-rat's picture

hey ak_ak!

i put a little waMayo on my cucumber sandwiches yest w/ ample fresh-ground pepper & chilled celery soup

long bond:  149+

10-yr:  134-

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

if you still have to understand, the USA is now the bitch of the saudis.

quintago's picture

Saudi Arabia and Iran have been at war since the arabs decided to come over to Persia and rape the women. Frankly, this war will not end since the Arabs came over and pissed all the Persians off because they gave everybody big noses, and that's not an easy problem to fix.

cosmictrainwreck's picture

good thing all the boys aren't hung up on that "racist" shit, like certain other population centers.........

RECISION's picture

Apparently Iran does more Rhinoplastys than anywhere else in the world.

So... they ARE working on the problem.

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

Teheran is also one of the world centers for sex change... strange if you think they are foundamentalist eh?

N. B. Forrest's picture

It's those damn genetics, they just keep popping up every generation. 

Freddie's picture

Finally somebody posts an article who f***king gets it!

For thirteen centuries, the Shia have been kept under control.

Sunni and Shia fighting for 1300 years.  The Shia, largely Iran, are finally on a roll.  The U.S. is controlled by the Sunni/Saudis and their shekel pals and allies.  My guess is Obama is Sunni though his Luo tribe and muslim.  His whole family have been muslim slave traders. 

prains's picture

i never new dick cheney was a sunni, thanks fried

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

The only thing Muslims hate more than infidels is each other.

Those people are so fucked in the head it truly boggles the mind.

It would be funny except those jackasses are gonna take us down with them if we aren't careful.

Max Hunter's picture

I'm glad dumb ass Americans like you aren't taking us down.. Ohh wait.. Nevermind.

q99x2's picture

Too much sun. It is bad here in Southern California as well. But once everyones hair gets black and curley look out.

max2205's picture

The only thing keeping the Saudi's from hearding camels again is US(A)

bob_dabolina's picture

Now you're catching onto the liberal schtick.

Saudi Arabia didn't heard those camels...someone else did that.

krispkritter's picture

Old camel joke.

Barack Obama arrived at an Iraqi military base for a one week stay. About 3 days in, the 'urges' started to kick in and he asked the Secret Service what military personnel did during their extended stays. "Well sir, they usually use the camels." So on day 5 BO can't restrain himself any longer and sneaks out to the camel corrals on the compound. He hops up on a barrel and grabs a camel and starts banging away for all he's worth. A few minutes later the SS detail tracks him down and finds him in serious relations with the camel.  The SS detail Chief says "Sir, can we give you some advice?" OB says "But you already told me the servicemen use the camels!". "Yes Sir, but they usually just ride them into town and pick up some hookers...".

Dr. Engali's picture

That's raccccciiiiist. It does give new meaning to the term camel jokey. Where was old Obummer giving it hell? In the camel toe?

azzhatter's picture

If you take a good look at that thing O' is banging at home, a camel might be considered an upgrade

akak's picture

And I hear most camels can provide two good humps at the same time.