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I noticed that Assaud returned home from Sochi and used Turkey air space for the first time . Might not mean anything but to my way of thinking there must have been some trust being confirmed to do that .Just a small thing to keep in mind . Also the Kurds wanting to get a agreement with Syria to federalize the north . I can't see Turkey going for that and I can't see Syria needing to ...Maybe its a stale mate being played out which wont bode well for the US troops based there .
Greek and Rome is essentially represented by NATO, albeit with a high ranking Ottoman empire sitting in the mix of it all as well.
For more than two centuries, Wahhabism has been Saudi Arabia's dominant faith. It is an austere form of Islam that insists on a literal interpretation of the Koran. Strict Wahhabis believe that all those who don't practice their form of Islam are heathens and enemies. Critics say that Wahhabism's rigidity has led it to misinterpret and distort Islam, pointing to extremists such as Osama bin Laden and the Taliban. Wahhabism's explosive growth began in the 1970s when Saudi charities started funding Wahhabi schools (madrassas) and mosques from Islamabad to Culver City, California. ...
If you go to school in Saudi Arabia, what do you learn about people who are not followers of Wahhabi, of the prophet?
The religious curriculum in Saudi Arabia teaches you that people are basically two sides: Salafis [Wahhabis], who are the winners, the chosen ones, who will go to heaven, and the rest. The rest are Muslims and Christians and Jews and others.
They are either kafirs, who are deniers of God, or mushrak, putting gods next to God, or enervators, that's the lightest one. The enervators of religion who are they call the Sunni Muslims who ... for instance, celebrate Prophet Mohammed's birthday, and do some stuff that is not accepted by Salafis.
And all of these people are not accepted by Salafi as Muslims. As I said, "claimant to Islam." And all of these people are supposed to be hated, to be persecuted, even killed. And we have several clergy -- not one Salafi clergy -- who have said that against the Shi'a and against the other Muslims. And they have done it in Algeria, in Afghanistan. This is the same ideology. They just have the same opportunity. They did it in Algeria and Afghanistan, and now New York. ...
originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: Agit8dChop
If this is genuine, they should purge all Wahabi Clerics and Saudi officials involved in the September 11 attacks. Until this happens, I think it's a sham.
originally posted by: PorteurDeMort
That's Irony. Seeing as they're the biggest supporters of terrorist factions. Kind of like them being head of the council on human rights, while beheading more people than any other country and not allowing women to drive. This is pure talk. Saudi Arabia = Terrorism
Don't count on it .SA is in a very weak position in many way's . MBS's latest move's against the family shows more desperation then any calculations . Iraq ,Iran ,and Turkey could mop the floor with them in a matter of days and if you throw Syria into the mix then SA has no where to run . Every one has been getting ready and training except for the Saudi's .
Saudis going to start dropping bombs on your a55 and no one will say boo!
I would say that Yemen disproves this .
I think SA has had decades of military expansion thanks to US concessions. SA played a pivitol part in Iraq and Syria, they're battle trained and understand the lay of the land.
Turkey has a large military with a base in Qatar and would love a green light from Russia/Syria and Iran to have a go at the Kurds .
Turkey are in a precarious position, a self declared dictator who doesnt have the support of the people, who's dogged by the Kurds and isnt sure how involved they want to be in Syria isnt really to much of a problem.
Syria has been re-armed and re-trained . The city's are waiting for China's funds and input as Syria is part of the One Belt one road initiative ..see journal-neo.org... lots of good pieces to the bigger puzzle .
Syria's a beaten dog, yes they won against ISIS (only because Hillary didnt win the presidency) but their cities are ruined, their military is depleted and they are now the lapdog of Russia.
They have the S300 and Russia's backing . They have lots of Missiles and a ground invasion just wont work .
Iran Vs Saudi would be a monstrous war, ignoring the effect it would have on Oil prices and industry in the region, those two nations are separated by a large river (so to speak).. missiles, jets, bombs would rain fire over Iran.
I agree on Iran's culture and beauty with its incredible history . Why I don't think there will be a big war from SA is because they are beat before they even start . I made a thread about SA saying that Lebanon declared war on them . Its been crickets ever sense ...more bark then bite and for them to even invade Lebanon would be a big challenge ...Don't believe me then just ask Israel .
Its coming... I've long said a war is coming but these moves this past few months makes me think it might kick off before 2018 is here.