The truth is Washington’s imperialism and the hegemony of its petty family oil-rich dictatorship proxies in the PERSIAN Gulf are clearly in disarray. Indeed, this a wonderful development and geopolitical karma in action. It is a worldwide phenomenon and Washington and her allies’ discord will only increase with every move they make. Such is the price for an unsustainable, idiotic, and essentially diabolic foreign policy. No one will be mourning for them. More disintegration is to follow in the Washington-Riyadh-Tel Avis axis of evil. Stand by.
One U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss American policy, said Washington has kept large numbers of such man-portable air defense systems, or MANPADS, out of Syria by uniting Western and Arab allies behind channeling training and infantry weapons to moderate opposition groups while it pursued talks with Moscow.
But frustration with Washington has intensified, raising the possibility that Gulf allies or Turkey will no longer continue to follow the U.S. lead or will turn a blind eye to wealthy individuals looking to supply MANPADS to opposition groups.
“The Saudis have always thought that the way to get the Russians to back off is what worked in Afghanistan 30 years ago – negating their air power by giving MANPADS to the mujahideen,” said a second U.S. official.
After the development on Monday, IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, in a rare statement, warned the Manama regime that in case of any insult or disrespect for Sheikh Qassim, “the toppling of the regime will only be a small part of the repercussions that will also include armed resistance”.
Bahrain’s government on Monday stripped the country’s leading Shiite cleric of his nationality in a move that brought thousands of protesters into the streets and threatened to ignite sectarian tensions across the region.
Commentators have missed the significance of President Barack Obama’s acerbic criticism of Saudi Arabia and Sunni states long allied to the US for fomenting sectarian hatred and seeking to lure the US into fighting regional wars on their behalf. In a series of lengthy interviews with Jeffrey Goldberg published in The Atlantic magazine, Mr Obama explains why it is not in the US’s interests to continue the tradition of the US foreign policy establishment, whose views he privately disdains, by giving automatic support to the Saudis and their allies.