Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar: Iran vs Saudi Arabia

Dr Abbas Bakhtiar lives in Norway. That’s all I know about him so far, except that he has written some interesting and informative articles, such as this one, from early February 2007: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0702/S00089.htm

Here are some good excerpts:

Saudi Arabia is afraid that if Iran is successful in its rise, it may become a model for Muslims in the Middle East. It may weaken and ultimately destroy the Wahhabi version. The Wahhabi clerics know that in an ideological fight, their version of Islam is going to lose. They now are looking at United States to protect them by weakening Iran. And by all indications, United States is obliging.

The House of Saud is very unpopular among both Arabs and non-Arab muslims. House of Saud is often referred to in Arabic as “Um al Fessad” or mother/origin of corruption. Even the very Wahhabi extremists that they have succoured for so long are after their heads. The only ones that seem to be willing to protect the House of Saud are the United States and other Western powers. And that is because of oil. United States is willing to aid and protect Saudi Arabia no matter what, as long as the oil companies are given lucrative contracts and armament manufacturers can sell their goods. The policy of see no evil, hear no evil, has been part and parcel of successive US administrations and it is not about to change. Everyone seem to ignore the financial aid that Saudis are giving to the Iraqi insurgents that are killing US servicemen.

Am I the only one that thinks that US is looking for terrorists in all the wrong places? Am I the only one that thinks that it is about time we forced the House of Saud to change its policies? Am I the only one that thinks the mainstream media should begin to discuss the role of Saudi Arabia in all these problems? Am I the only one that thinks it is about time to look at Iran as an ally in the fight against terror rather than an enemy?


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One response to “Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar: Iran vs Saudi Arabia

  1. Seth

    Just wished there were more educated people in the world, and that in this world good would overcome evil. Unfortunately that is not the case, and you as well as handful of others, including myself, are the only ones who see the truth and the reality of the situation.

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