Wednesday, May 2, 2018


On May 21, 2017 US President Trump delivered a historical speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia challenging over 50 Islamic leaders, representing some 1,5 billion Muslims, to oppose terrorism in the name of Allah. He cast it as a fight of good against evil, rather than a clash of cultures or faiths. The new alliance involves trade and technology for reformation and fighting radicals.

UPDATE: It's stunning! The Left and the media do not like the Saudi-Egyptian led Islamic Reformation. Suddenly they "uncover" Saudi networks financing Salafist mosques and other radical Islamic activism in the West that have been active for decades while liberals denied their existence. Now that the Saudis are heading for more secularism, the media are going backwards! But there's more on the geopolitical front: it's curtains for Mahmoud Abbas. The writing was on the wall to those willing to see. The Palestinians have become an anachronism in the new vision of a peaceful and prosperous Middle East. They're on their own! Saudis are now waiving goodbye to Abbas over his justification of the Holocaust. We live in remarkable times!


April 8, 2018


(...) in the aftermath of the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Abbas journeyed to Riyadh. The message he reportedly got there was a Saudi demand that Abbas accept what the United States was offering in terms of a two-state solution. They even offered serious financial support for him if he was willing to make peace and become part of an anti-Iran alliance. Abbas’s reply was that no Palestinian leader could accept such a deal. Abbas is more concerned about competing with Hamas, which is why he supported Hamas’s violent riots along the Gaza border also intended to promote the idea “return”—synonymous with Israel’s destruction—as the keynote of Palestinian demands. So when MbS spoke of a Jewish right to a “land,” he wasn’t so much speaking to Trump or Netanyahu, who realize that the Saudis look to Israel as an ally against an Iranian foe that they, as the prince stated, regard as worse than Hitler. Rather, it was a message to Abbas, Hamas and the Palestinian people emphasizing that if they are determined to persist in their century-old war on Zionism, then they can do it without any help from the Saudis (More)

April 3, 2018


Saudi Arabia's crown prince affirmed Israel's right to exist and criticized former President Obama's Iran policy in an interview published Monday, pointedly bucking other leaders in the Arab world and signaling support for President Trump's Middle East agenda. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, told The Atlantic that both Israelis and Palestinians "have the right to have their own land" -- a surprising assertion given that many Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, do not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel. “I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation," he said. (...)  Prince Mohammed then took aim at Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (...) He is the Hitler of the Middle East. In the 1920s and 1930s, no one saw Hitler as a danger. Only a few people. Until it happened." Asked about the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran -- which President Trump has long lambasted -- the crown prince sided with the current White House. (More)


March 19, 2018 CBS 60 Minutes interview with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Source)


March 25, 2018


For some reason best known to themselves the Left and the MSM are not very enthousiastic about the wind of reform currently going through Saudi Arabia and its prospects for peace and prosperity in its wake for the entire region. Women are learning to drive a car for the first time in their lives; they are getting jobs and can go out without a male chaperon; the Crown Prince is jetting around the globe, contracting art exhibitions and theater performances. That we are not looking at a fata morgana was proved this week by the Air India flight to Tel Aviv through Saudi air space. The Saudi awakening is a reality and it is our best hope for a Sunni wide Islamic Reformation. Instead of skepticism and reluctance we should embrace it whole heartedly. That alone is why the Left and the media in their wake are already hating it. 

 March 7, 2017


It is hard to overstate the significance of a hugely symbolic move by the reformist (...) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived at the St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo in an historic visit to the church. Prince Mohammed was met by Pope Tawadros II, 118th and current Pope of Alexandria. Earlier in the day, the prince visited the office of the Al-Azhar Sheikh. In the evening, the Saudi Crown Prince and Sisi will see an improvisation theater show at Cairo's Opera House focused on correcting destructive ideas and fighting terrorism. (More)

Nov. 25, 2017


MBS has announced his plans in the mainstream media by way of an interview with NYT. Read it all! Thomas Wictor has added his valuable comments in a 33 piece thread. 


A closely related issue is, what will the Saudi led peristroika mean for the Palestinian question? The PLO may be shocked, but even in the rest of the Arab world, life moves on, eventually. The Palestinians have managed to hold the future and prosperity of the entire generations in the region hostage to their cause. They have done so since the founding of Israel. And now, finally, the jig is up! But they have no intention of giving up; not even now.

  • Although the full details of the proposed plan have yet to be made public, the Palestinians have already made up their mind: Whatever comes from Trump and his Jewish team is against the interests of the Palestinians.
  • The Palestinians' rhetorical attacks on the Trump administration are designed to prepare the ground for their rejection of the proposed "ultimate solution." 
  • Take careful note: these warning shots may well be translated into yet another intifada against Israel under the fabricated pretext that the Americans and Israelis, with the help of some Arab countries, seek to strip the Palestinians of their rights. One wonders when the world will wake up to the fact that those rights have already been stripped from the Palestinians -- by none other than their own brainwashing, inciting and corrupt leaders. (More)

Nov. 20, 2017


While the media is focused on #MeToo and the collapse of the Democrat party, the liberalization of Saudi Arabia is quietly going apace. Yoga has been legalized (video) and the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia issued a ruling forbidding war against the Jews and proclaiming Hamas a terror group. WOW! Have you heard? 

⏩ It all hangs together with a number of other astonishing developments in the region. Washington is set to shut down the Qatar and Gaza branches of the Muslim Brotherhood as well as the PLO. No one ever cared that much about Palestine anyway. That's the dirty little secret of the Middle East. 

⏩ A Republican-led House panel delivered a blunt bipartisan warning to Qatar on Wednesday, backing legislation that would slap sanctions on any countries or individuals providing financial and material support to the Islamic militant group Hamas. The Foreign Affairs Committee passed the bill by voice vote, setting the stage for the full House to consider the measure. The bill specifically criticized Qatar for having backed Hamas and hosting senior members of the militant group. (More)

⏩ Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday called on the Hezbollah terrorist organization to disarm, warning the group that regional efforts were underway to oust them from the Lebanese government. (More

⏩ Tweep Thomas Wicktor has been posting very interesting, but rather speculative observations on the astonishing developments. Here a few threats necessary to understand what is going on in Lebanon. Looks like over the summer Hezbollah has covertly been neutralized. This will play out on the ground very shortly. 

Nov. 17, 2017


King Salman of Saudi Arabia is planning to step down next week and name his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as his successor, a source told Once crowned king, the prince will shift his focus to Iran, a long standing rival oil empire to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, the source said. (More) There are rumors of a covert visit to Israel in order to coordinate the war against Iran and its proxies in Lebanon and Syria. Tweep Thomas Wictor has interesting ideas about the ware fare strategies in the Gulf countries.

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May 21, 2017 President Trump addressing the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
In what way is the Trump deal different from the globalists' ideas? The globalists are dumping taxdollars, for example in the Palestinian hellhole, thinking that combating poverty will deter young Muslim men from choosing the path of terrorism. It won't of course, when the indoctrination and tribalist mentality continue. The deal that Trump offered Muslim nations on Sunday from the pulpit in Saudi Arabia, is different. President Ttump says, if you disavow terrorism, we will help you combatting it and will cooperate with you to make your country prosperous in the process. It's isn't a pay-off, it is a trade between equal traders. This is why President Trump could say, we are not here to dictate how you must live. The globalist idea is top down and is for this fact alone, not attractive. What's more, causality matters. Globalists are habitually reversing cause and effect. They think the cause will emerge once you mimic the effects! Much trouble is rooted in that fallacy.

Today President Trump gave his much anticipated speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit on cooperation against terrorism. Over 50 Arab leaders were in attendance, representing 1,5 billion Muslims (only Morocco and Sudan cancelled). The importance of the speech cannot be overestimated. Full transcript. The effort includes the establishment of the Global Center to Combat Extremist Ideology, which serves as a hub against cyber terrorism.  
President Trump is conceptualizing the fight against radical Islamic terrorism differently from what has been Western doctrine in the past 40 years. Islamic terrorism is not "the West's fault", blowback from Western colonial history. The fight against terrorism does not bread more terrorism. 
President Trump does not blame the Islamic ideology as such, but he does lay the responsibility firmly at the feet of Muslim nations when it comes to combating extremism. Ignoring the root of Jihad in Islam does not persuade Muslims of the attractions of Western culture.  
Muslims must change their attitude towards religiously inspired conquest themselves if they want their children and grandchildren to prosper. Casting terrorism as stealing the beauty, dreams and prosperity from generations of childreb is a powerful argument.
This is to be the new standard for the relationship between the West and the Islamic world. The speech was conciliatory in tone, but did not mince words. The message that peace is a prerequisite for prosperity is clear. He called on the summit to support life, rather than death as the barbarians do.
"Drive them out of your Holy Land, and drive them out of this Earth". The speech is a call to the Muslim world to unite against common enemies of humanity and strengthen the partnership. The onus is now clearly on Iran as the state sponsor of terrorism.

US, Saudis issue joint terrorist designation
On May 19, 2017 the United States and Saudi Arabia issued a first-of-its-kind joint terrorism designation on Friday in combating the financing of terrorism. The move freezes the assets of Hashem Safieddine, a leader of the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah. The announcement was made on the cusp of President Trump's first overseas trip since taking office, a nine-day itinerary that will begin in Saudi Arabia and continue through Israel and Europe. It's symbolic of a broader effort to arrange an "Arab NATO" to counteract Iran, backed by American arms deals to the Saudis. 
"The Safieddine designation is also consistent with the U.S. government's ongoing effort to expose and apply pressure against the actions of Hezballah, which is supported by the foremost State Sponsor of Terrorism, Iran," the State Department emphasized. "Designations of terrorist individuals and groups expose and isolate organizations and individuals and result in denial of access to the U.S. financial system." The State Department also gave the leader of an ISIS-affiliate in the Sinai peninsula a terrorist label. (More)