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Kuwait is the Spear Pointing at the Heart of Saudi Arabia

March 3, 2011

Despite the reassurances and promises of change and trinkets for the masses, the front page news continues to reflect that Bahrain is the most dangerous situation for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The reasoning is that the Shi’a will spread their unrest into the Eastern Provinces along the rich oil producing regions of the nation and interrupt the flow of oil operations and embolden the Iranian regime to create mischief against their historic foe. In my opinion, this is a reach as the spear pointing towards the heart of the Kingdom is in Kuwait, a nation which has escaped the mainstream media’s attention up until this point in time.

The reason Bahrain is so key can best be summed up by the United States military interests in the region based there. Unfortunately for the media, the true story is the same one people realized in 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. Kuwait is the key to destroying the stranglehold the Saudi royal family has held on the Persian Gulf and the revolutionary movements of the region have understood this for twenty years now. When the Iraqi regime was crushed by the U.S. this decade the focus shifted from expelling the various monarchies in the Gulf region to using terror to expel the American “occupiers” as our nation was so labeled.  When the strategy of state sponsored and funded terrorism failed, the revolutionaries and their sponsors realized the weakness of the regimes in the region were not just the religious minorities and tribal differences, but the de facto caste system imposed on the quasi-modern societies centuries ago.

Tunisia and Egypt were nothing more than a test case for the big show. While the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) is on fire at this moment, the key to eradicating the U.S. and European influence within the Muslim world is to destabilize or convert the Saudi royal family from a pro-Western stance over to a pro-Islamist or pro-Caliph political alliance with the “new” Muslim democracy movements. These revolutionary movements are no more democratic than the Maoist revolution of China, yet the extremists of the Islamist and Pan-Arab movements understand that by unifying under allegedly Western principles, they are able to present a message of moderation while usurping the traditional political structures of the old regimes. Thus while a campaign of disrupting the emerging Iraqi nation continues, the focus of Islamist movement beyond that region is crystal clear:

Bring down the monarchy in  Kuwait and overload the capacity of the House of Saud to respond to every disruption in the region.

This map is your key to understanding the logic of the Islamist action plan:

(Source: peoplesandcultures.blogspot.com)

The first part of the game plan was to destroy the MENA region by destroying the regimes in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia while stirring pro-democracy movements in other nations ripe for revolution under corrupted despots in Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, and Yemen. The engagement of the populations their exposes the Saudi nation to stresses that internally they have suppressed for years using brute force and bribery as their primary tools. Unfortunately for the House of Saud by attempting to engage the other regimes in these tactics, the minority religious and tribal elements are angered further, causing the traditional Sunni-Shi’a conflict to resurface, with the Shi’a representing the alleged Western democracy movements and the Sunni sects representing repression. The Marxists of the West have long understood that by re-framing the debate in such a manner, the Pan-Arab and Caliphate movement could feasibly succeed where they have failed for over half a century now. Thus why Kuwait becomes the key.

The prevailing wisdom is that Saudi Arabia will be embroiled in protests and anti-government activity against the monarchy next along with the corresponding spread of anarchy into the neighboring states. In my opinion this is the “conventional” model, where the House of Saud is being given too little credit for their ability to engage in acts of brutality and bribery to either terminate or purchase the silence of the populace. The key is to surround the Kingdom and force the royals into the old Cold War model of non-aligned nations where they are passive yet approving, if not outright financing the expansion of radical Islam around the world; financing it beyond the current levels via Wahhabi missionaries at this time. The thinking of the Islamists then by logic has to be to destroy the last remaining monarchy to the North so the nation of Iraq can fracture once again and the United States shamed in the eyes of the developing and Muslim world.

Kuwait has been experiencing a rare display of protests by non-citizens (Bedoun protest for third day, Arab Times Feb 20, 2011) and the young who are tired of the “undemocratic practices” and corruption inherent with regimes who have held power for decades (‘Fifth Fence’ twitters protest call, Arab Times, Feb 6, 2011). These movements begin innocently enough but as Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Bahrain have demonstrated the lack of true reform and the attempts at pacification via increased wages and government largess only inspire the youth to work harder to overthrow decades of abuse. The young of Kuwait are well educated, connected via the modern media, and aware of the desires of many other nations to rebuild a new Pan-Arab model with a group of states acting as a confederation under the flag of a greater Caliphate, united for all of the people of the Islamic faith. The danger for the West is to underestimate the size and scope of these movements and the willingness of the administration in Washington, D.C. to nurture them by condemning traditional allies. The risks of such a momentous shift occurring in Kuwait are now visible, yet the one thing the media and policy wonks in our nation ignore is that foreign powers have an interest in dislodging the American alliances in the region also and that danger is obvious to even the untrained eye.

Thus Kuwait could be the key to forcing the Saudi kingdom to shift its alliances. The commercial expansion with China over the last decade with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  have occurred with astonishing speed yet their are still naive Americans think that the Saudis will always “depend” on the U.S. for trade, protection, and loyalty. The truth is that the House of Saud has always played the role of broker like a Bedouin would trade foodstuffs or cloth at a bazaar and if a better, more stable, and more profitable alliance could be established with Russia, China, and a unified Pan-Arab state or confederation. The United States would soon become  a distant memory and ejected unceremoniously from the Arabian peninsula should such a shift begin. Thus watch the activities of the Iranians in the Basra region of Iraq where protests have already begun and become aware if a Shiite political party emerges inside Kuwait.  Pay close attention to the upcoming “Fifth Fence” protest on March 8th by the youth to see if their fervor spreads throughout the general population. Lastly, watch to see if the premier or entire government under the monarchy in Kuwait relent are ejected and a series of reforms which bring a shift in the balance of power away from the royals and more towards the modern “democracy” movements occurs.

Kuwait is truly the domino which shifts the entire balance of power in the Middle East and every nation with a vested interest in ejecting the United States and Europe from the region, including our “allies” in Iraq, are keenly aware of this fact.

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