Iran Threatens to Destroy Saudi Arabia; Israel sides with the Saudis

Iran/Saudi Proxy War

As we continually see, Middle East relationships are layered with intrigue and complications. The geopolitical reality is that Israel and Saudi Arabia are working together to fight Iran in Syria. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Israel and Saudi Arabia have been supporting rebels in Syria who are fighting against the pro-Iranian Assad regime in Syria. The Saudis are providing weapons to the rebels, while Israel has been providing them with food, fuel and medical supplies.

The Saudis are Sunni and Iran is Shia. The Saudis and Iranians hate each other. The geopolitical reality is that Israel and Saudi Arabia are working together to fight Iran in Syria. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Israel and Saudi Arabia have been supporting rebels in Syria who are fighting against the pro-Iranian Assad regime in Syria. The Saudis are providing weapons to the rebels, while Israel has been providing them with food, fuel and medical supplies.

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – the man who is now in charge of Saudi oil policy – ruled out any dialogue with Iran and pledged to protect his traditionalist kingdom from what he called “Tehran’s efforts to dominate the Muslim world.” Saudi Deputy Crown Prince who is also Defense Minister for the kingdom recently said, “We will work to have the battle in Iran rather than in Saudi Arabia.” Iran, never one to leave a pugnacious comment by its Saudi archrival unanswered, responded when its defense minister said on that Iran would hit back at most of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Islam’s holiest places if the kingdom does anything “ignorant”. “If the Saudis do anything ignorant, we will leave no area untouched except Mecca and Medina,” Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan was quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency as saying.

Adding yet another layer to this row… Saudi Arabia has cut off ties with Qatar because Qatar is too friendly with Iran. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Doha and closed their air, sea and land borders to the tiny Persian Gulf state. Iran has come to the rescue of Qatar having sent hundreds of tons of food to Qatar in recent days, because Qatar is almost entirely dependent for food from foreign exports. So this means Iran is now more engaged in the affairs of the Arab world because they are helping Qatar; remember most of the Arab monarchies loathe Iran. Qatar needs to get food somewhere so now they are relying on Iran. This proxy war will only get worse in the months ahead—there is no solution in sight!

Another Middle East nation that has not abandoned Qatar is its long-time friend Turkey. Turkey has constructive dealings with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as well; but Turkey sponsors Qatar’s efforts to stand up to Saudi Arabia’s authority in the Middle East; Why– because Turkey wants to become the dominant Sunni power in the region.

Expect greater pandemonium in the Middle East! Remember the prophecy in Genesis 16:12; Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen are all broken. Brother against brother, tribe against tribe is the theme playing out in much of the Middle East. The prophecy of Ishmael’s descendants, that they would be engulfed in endless conflict is what we see today: “his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he dwell in the presence of all his brethren” Genesis 16:12.

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