American Herald Tribune | Shabbir Hassanally: On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a mere two days after Mr Trump gave his speech and sold his soul (and that of America) to DAESH in a suit. During a photo session with the “King” of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, Mr Trump said:
“Our countries have a wonderful relationship together, but there has been a little strain, but there won’t be strain with this administration,”
Suggesting that in some way the previous administration – that of Mr Obama, didn’t have such a wonderful relationship with the Bahraini Monarchy.
Following this discussion, a short two days later, the Bahraini regime, supported by its parents in Riyadh and with logistical support from Washington, London and no doubt Tel Aviv, proceeded to initiate a massive crackdown on the town and home of Sheikh Issa Qassem, a non-violent, civil rights leader and senior Islamic scholar, Diraz.
Prior to this heinous act, the world had advised the Bahraini regime, following their illegal incarceration of Sheikh Ali Salman, of Abdul Hadi al-Khawaja, of Nabeel Rajab – for a mere tweet – and countless others, that Sheikh Issa Qassem is a red line.
One that should not be crossed, if the Saudi regime in Manama, valued its continued existence and longevity. Naturally, in the corridors of power in Washington and London, these warnings were ignored, and Mr Trump gave what can only be described as the green light to the occupying regime in Bahrain. A green light to commit suicide.
Prior to all of this, the Saudi regime had been bolstering the Bahraini security forces and sending more and more troops into Bahrain in the run-up to the regime’s ruling on the fate of Sheikh Issa Qassem.
Almost a year ago, the world had come out and told the Bahraini regime that Sheikh Issa Qassem was a red line, that should not be crossed. Major General Qassem Soleimani of the Islamic Republic (of Iran) Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC – Qods Force), had clearly stated that overstepping this redline would “leave the people [of Bahrain] with no other choice but armed resistance.”, adding that: “definitely, Alkhalifah will pay the price for this and it will result in nothing other than the collapse of this bloodthirsty regime”.
Now ordinarily, one might turn around and say, well since we are always told in the Western mass media that there is some sort of “proxy war” between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, that this type of rhetoric is to be expected, and that nothing will really come from this. However, this would be a serious miscalculation; it would be a monumental failure of judgement, a failure to understand the seriousness of the situation.
The entire region must be looked at collectively to understand the dynamics at play. Firstly, you have a very weakened Saudi regime, that is unable to sustain and fight its own battles. Mindlessly bombing Yemen and elsewhere, while achieving nothing in terms of their war objectives, after more than two years, is an exercise in futility and indeed indicates insanity on the part of the perpetrator of this madness.
After all didn’t the great American scientist Albert Einstein describe insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result”?
What is the Saudi regime doing in Yemen? Day in day out they bomb, they use all manner of illegal and destructive weapons – biological, nuclear and chemical. Lets not forget the countless illegal cluster and conventional missiles raining down on the innocent people of Yemen.
Yet what do they achieve? The people of Yemen stand tall, they stand firm, and they stand behind their resistance – Ansar Allah (and no Ansar Allah is not just a rebranding of the Houthi tribe, it is a coalition of ALL Yemeni’s resisting the Saudi aggression against them) – vowing they will never bow down to Saudi hegemony.
Had there been even the most modicum of sanity within the Saudi regime and its masters; they would have realised that the policy of mindless bombing with bigger and more destructive weapons is not going to work. That the only option is dialogue and discussion, and opening the doors to peace.
At the same time, you have a global addiction to crude oil and related petrochemical products, and the willingness to look away as the Saudi family run riot across not only the middle east region but globally – even to it and the entire world’s detriment and indeed peril. To understand the problem with addiction, you have but to examine the countless stories plaguing America and the West as a whole of drug addicts and the lengths they will go to for their next fix. With that understanding, examine how the West is reacting to the excesses of its “drug dealer” – would an addict have the strength to stand up to his/her supplier or would fear of no longer being able to have a fix paralyse the junkie? What is the UN, the Western world, the entire world even, if not a collection of impotent junkies in the face of the Saudi/Zionist drug dealing mafia?!
As a wise man once said, if it quacks like a duck, swims like a duck, looks like a duck – well it’s probably a duck!
You have the January 2016, execution of the human rights activist and Islamic Scholar Sheikh Nimr Al Nimr, you have the March 2015 campaign of genocide against the southern neighbour of so-called Saudi Arabia, you have the on-going carnage in Syria and Iraq; not to mention the disquiet in Egypt at the gifting of the two strategic islands of Tiran and Sanafir, the island of Tiran sits at the entrance of the Straits of Tiran, a strategic location connecting the Red Sea on the Egyptian side, with the Gulf of Aqaba on the Saudi side.
You have an open affair taking place between the Saudi regime and the Zionist regime; their co-operation against what they call terrorism; but which in reality, based on empirical evidence, is actually in support of what the world knows as terrorism in Syria, Iraq and indeed across the world.
Now, that America has openly and clearly decided that Iran is the boogeyman, they have stepped up and supported the Saudi DAESH in a suit entity, and are now raising a campaign against any who choose to fight back, or even tweet, against the tyranny of this Saudi Entity and its branches.
Just over a year after President Carter said those now infamous words, the Shah had been deposed, and the Islamic Scholar who had been so insulted and oppressed by the Shah – all with the approval and support of the American and Zionist entities – returned to crowds of hundreds of thousands, and within a matter of days, had with full popular support, established the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Children of Saud, and Khalifa, the occupiers of Arabia and Bahrain, should understand, that their attack on the people of Bahrain, on the scholars of Bahrain. Their policy of rescinding the nationality of those whom they disagree with, these are all failed policies, that will and indeed are guaranteeing the death, the suicide even of the Takfiri regimes occupying Arabia and Bahrain, and indeed many of the oil fields, shopping malls and TV channels with flags in the Persian Gulf region.
Now that the Saudi/Bahrain stormtroopers have entered the home of Sheikh Issa Qassem, and as per the information available at the time of writing (May 25, 2017), the fate of the Sheikh Issa Qassem is unknown according to Bahraini activists and ex-parliamentarians based in the UK. Other reports are talking about the Bahraini regime attempting to exile him from his homeland, and the Iraqi government has refused to accept him to be exiled.
This would be a monumental error by the Saudi and Bahraini regimes, to lay a finger on the person of Sheikh Issa Qassem is strategically ignorant, stupid and without value, and will only further their own demise. History gives testimony to this. Dictators and their allies, have an insane tendency to repeat their mistakes, and instead of sitting down and discussing with their own people, with a view to realising peace and harmony, they wish to use force and coercion to impose their draconian insanity upon the people. Remember, there is only so much that you can do to the people before they refuse to be oppressed any longer.
As it has been said many times now, Sheikh Issa Qassem, Mr Trump, “King” Salman, “King” Hamad, this will be a catastrophic mistake; as you close the doors for any discussion; and leave the people no choice but to rise up and take their rights. You have removed the barrier of fear, as you will have taken everything from them. A person who has nothing to lose will never lose the battle, because psychologically, even before they have started, they have won.
To conclude, when the attack on Sheikh Issa Qassem, the Bahraini and Saudi Regimes – as well as their backers and supporters – UK, US, so-called Israel and the like; have all but closed the door on any sort of negotiated peace accord. Sheikh Issa Qassem has called only for peaceful protests; he has never called for any sort of violence; his entire movement is based on peaceful protest and the asking for reforms to the government so that some of the rights of the people can be realised.
The dictators have, however, decided that there is no need to adhere to the most basics of human rights and human decency, but that they can apply the rule of the jungle, murder, rape and pillage; silence those who are asking to be given their most basic of rights.
The reason for this is simple; it would seem that the so-called Leader of the “Free World” – has given his blessing for the complete imprisonment of the Free World.
If the regimes in Riyadh and Manama are of the opinion that somehow the US and UK and other so-called world powers will come to their aid should their people rise up against them? They should again look at the experience that the Shah of Iran faced in 1979. They accepted the Shah as a refugee, but they were unable to do anything to return him to his peacock throne. The position of Iran to the Western powers was of great strategic importance, one might argue more so than Saudi Arabia or Bahrain.
The people of Bahrain, of Occupied Arabia, or Yemen, will not be quiet for eternity. Rather, with every life that is taken, every child that is orphaned, every wife that is widowed, ever building that is ransacked or destroyed.
The Western world should also understand, the ideology that is being propagated out of Riyadh – Wahhabism – is that which is responsible for the terrorism that is happening across the world. The Saudi establishment funds all of this insanity, all the while, the West turns a blind eye to these crimes, nay in some cases, it allows its propagation and encourages it.
Do not make the same mistake as Doctor Frankenstein, understand that blow-back is a reality. The more you arm the Saudi entity, the more they will arm DAESH, the more you will tragically experience blow-back. This is a vicious cycle. The more you ignore Saudi excesses across the world – such as its genocidal war in Yemen – you embolden the Wahhabi establishment – you embolden this psychopathic corruption of Islam and humanity. This is not going to end well for you, this insanity that you are allowing to perpetuate, and indeed that you encourage, will truly burn your own homes.
Like it was said to the state of Kuwait when it was funding Saddam in its war against Iran, today Saddam is fighting the Iranian, when he is finished with the Iranians, he will come for you (i.e. Kuwait). History proves this is what happened. Saddam was forced to stand down against Iran in 1988, but a couple of years later he set his eyes on Kuwait, and in 1991 invaded Kuwait.
The same will happen with the Saudi Wahhabi Takfiri DAESH in a suit project. Don’t make the same mistake as the Kuwaitis made back in those years.
This is a cycle of insanity that the West can break; simply by refusing to provide support and backing to the cancerous entity occupying Riyadh, the West has a fetish for sanctions, okay, so impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia for crimes against humanity. Why do you instead impose sanctions on the Yemenis, on the Iranians and on everyone who has been a victim of the Saudi Wahhabi Takfiri Terrorism?!
There is only one word for this; it is insanity.
I’m sure that at some time in the future when historians come to look at our day and age, they will look at this time as a time when humanity lost all decency, when humanity lost its sanity, and when humanity ceased to exhibit human qualities.
And from God alone is all ability, and He is the ultimate recourse in all matters.