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NEWS: Saudis Warn Region is On the Brink of War

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posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 08:29 PM
Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal has warned that the region is "hurtling towards disintegration". He also said an upcomming election will not make a difference. Turkey is nervous about the Kurds, Iran is backing the Shias in the south and the Saudis are bretheren with the Sunnis.
He said: "The impression is gradually going toward disintegration. There seems to be no dynamic now that is pulling the country together. All the dynamics there are pushing the people away from each other."

Saudi Arabia sits on a council with other Iraqi neighbors -- Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria and Turkey -- and Prince Saud said the main worry is that the break-up of Iraq "will draw the countries of the region into conflict."

Turkey is worried about an independent Kurdish state in the north of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which is primarily made up of Sunni Muslims, is concerned about the growing influence of Iran in southern Iraq through its co-religionists, the Shias.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

So... umm... how's that war going Mr. President?

Here we have a very high level Saudi government official (wiki on Saud al-Faisal ) in Washington since last Thursday to talk "to everyone who will listen" in the Bush Administration about the situation slipping out of control and it's not even on the media's radar (apparently it made page 7 in the Guardian

As Iraq becomes the flashpoint for the entire region falling into war, what's the next move?

Here's a hint.

The United States just deployed the entire 101st Airborne.

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[edit on 9/26/2005 by Gools]

posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 08:59 PM
Well this seems quite interesting. I wonder what Israels role will be in the event anything actually happens?

posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 09:20 PM
Prince Saud, "Sultan Blair, as you can see we are on the verge of holy war and without numerous weapons, we cannot keep any promises that the oil will continue to flow." wink wink nod nod

Britain, Saudi in talks on $71 bln arms deal-report

posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 09:48 PM
This is just as I feared. If the entire middle east falls into war, then it's all but guaranteed that the US involvement will make it another world war. If that happens, we all better bend over, lick our knees, and kiss our asses goodbye. The next world war will most likely go nuclear, and it'll most likely be the US making the first nuclear strike. I'd advise getting some SPF 10,000 sunscreen, and hoping for the best.

posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 09:53 PM
Interesting. From the article linked by Regenmacher:

Britain has held secret talks with Saudi Arabia to try to secure an arms deal worth up to 40 billion pounds, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Tony Blair has visited the kingdom to urge the Crown Prince Sultan to buy the Eurofighter Typhoon jet...

Two Saudi Crown Princes talking with both the Americans and the British at the same time.

I guess there's no doubt who the Anglo-American alliance will back in the region (wink.. wink.. nudge.. nudge..).

edit: brain fart

[edit on 9/26/2005 by Gools]

posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 10:46 PM
"A referendum on Iraq's new constitution is planned for Oct. 15 and a general election in December. The US and Britain hope that the election will be a watershed. "

How sad that our "leaders" are such neophytes of history and psychology. The US Constitution was formed in a time of peace among the signers to counter external threats (or at least that was the excuse).

A better example is the coerced Constitutional changes that happened after the US civil war. Of course, it wasn't the Constitution or democracy that saved/ruined the day, but superior firepower resulting from a couple of strategic blunders/bad luck of the South.

George W.M.D. Bush seems to think the words Constitution and democracy contain some kind of magic. Simply uttering them causes everything to be all better. Go to bed dear Georgie, it's time for the adults to talk.

[edit on 26-9-2005 by spamandham]

posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 06:02 PM

BBC News - Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 September 2005, 20:46 GMT 21:46 UK

US President George W Bush has warned that insurgents in Iraq will step up their attacks ahead of next month's referendum on a new constitution.

"We can expect they'll do everything in their power to try to stop the march of freedom," said President Bush in the White House Rose Garden.

"The support of Congress for our troops and our mission is important and Americans need to know about the gains we have made in recent weeks and months," he said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

So... all of the escalating violence is due to the upcomming referendum and hatred of freedom.

The Saudi warning has been totally ignored by the mainstream media.

posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 06:09 PM
[edit on 28-9-2005 by sardion2000]

posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 06:25 PM
I personally don't see a region-wide conflict emerging out of the chaos in Iraq. I do; however, think there is a better than even chance of a civil war erupting in Iraq. Should that happen, Turkey might well sweep into northern Iraq against the Kurds. I don't think Iran or Syria would be foolish enough to overtly aid any of the different parties to a civil war though.

posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 06:40 PM
The Saudi's are prudent to be worried about the developing situation in Iraq though. for if a civil war does develop in Iraq, there would be enormous dissension inside Saudi Arabia that could topple the house of Saud. Therefore, you can expect the U.S. & U.K. to provide whatever arms the Saudi's think they need to survive because it is not in the interest of either country to see the Saudi's overthrown.

[edit on 28-9-2005 by Astronomer68]

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