By Walid Shoebat
“Saudi Arabia has collapsed and has been isolated. It has shown its true nature and has joined the club of wickedness and brutality,” Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, senior cleric and Friday prayers leader, charged. Meanwhile, in the Sunni nation of Pakistan, the chief of the army announced that any threat to the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia would provoke a sharp response from Pakistan. He said they would “wipe Iran off the map.”
Last November, Pakistan’s army chief, General Raheel Sharif, traveled to Saudi Arabia to soothe Mecca’s frayed nerves, he left with an agreement that Pakistan would remain committed to protecting the “two holy cities of Mecca and Medina”.
But Saudi Arabia remains nervous and yesterday, Sunday, following meetings with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Pakistan army issued a statement asserting “that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan.” Pakistan is warning that if Iran threatens Saudi Arabia it will strike back at Iran.
The concern is that a trigger happy scenario might erupt where Pakistan would strike Iran before Iran gains a nuke or even after it succeeds. Iran’s success depend on how the game is played and it all depends on what is called “breakout time”. This is the time required to produce enough weapons-grade uranium (WGU) for one nuclear weapon. So no mater how one slices and dices the different issues, Iran could easily be having a nuclear weapon in less than a year.
It is really difficult for the West to monitor Iran. The Russian centrifuge program went for years without detection despite tremendous intelligence efforts. The Iraqi and Libyan programs were not immediately detected, and South Africa, which manufactured nuclear weapons, ended up destroying its program before the IAEA saw it. The Syrian reactor in al-Kibar also came a bit out of the blue, as did North Korea’s advanced centrifuge plant and last week they even tested a Hydrogen bomb while the world was asleep.
There is always the element of the unknown or the uncertain that adds to the risk equation. Iran has talented engineers and the necessary financial resources, and its nuclear infrastructure is much larger than what it actually needs. Therefore, a monitoring scheme that is merely “good enough” will not guarantee success in preventing Iran from breaking out and achieving a nuclear weapons capability shortly in less than a year and is why 2016 will prove an interesting year.
Saudi Arabia and Sunni Muslims worldwide are concerned for Mecca. They do not believe that Iran is simply blowing smoke and it shows that they see the writing on the wall, the doom of Mecca is drawing nigh.
This is why Mecca is courting Pakistan’s support in its widening dispute with its long-standing regional rival. Mecca has been seeking the inclusion of the Muslim world’s second most populous country and sole nuclear power to protect it from Iran.
The news shows how isolated Mecca has become, that, besides Pakistan cyber-rattle against Iran such noise should be viewed by reading what is said between the lines. A senior Pakistani official told TIME Magazine that, “We are part of the coalition, but we will only be acting in our national interest.”
Such interest is this: Pakistan has a ton of shiites and threatening Iran would only yield unrest for Pakistan since it is in checkmate from its own shiite population. Also, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has been recruiting Pakistani Shi‘ites to join its fight against ISIS in Syria and Pakistan does not want these to join a revolution within Pakistan itself, especially after a plethora of security troubles Pakistan already has to deal with, including a domestic sectarian insurgency that has taken the lives of thousands of Pakistani Shi‘ites across all four of the country’s provinces over recent years.
And besides all these issues, with oil prices at a low, it is crucial to know that Iran is more important to Pakistan’s energy needs than Pakistan’s need for Mecca. In addition to such problems for Mecca, when it comes to ending the war in Afghanistan, Pakistan needs the Taliban more than it needs Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan needs its contacts with the Afghan Taliban to broker a political settlement. It wants the cooperation of both Saudi Arabia and Iran. This is walking the tightrope between the Middle East’s two big rivals which will prove that such balancing act will force Pakistan to eventually abandon Arabia.
Everything is lining up. And just to show how Arabia has been abandoned by Pakistan, last April, when Saudi Arabia requested Pakistan to participate in its coalition fighting in Yemen against the allegedly Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, Pakistan’s Parliament unanimously voted to decline Mecca’s request. At the time, the Pakistanis dismissed Mecca saying that they were overstretched at home and unwilling to pick sides between a “brotherly” Saudi Arabia and a “neighborly” Iran.
And things even piled up on Mecca when following the Jan. 2 execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the dissident Saudi Shi‘ite cleric, one of the largest Shi‘ite demonstrations anywhere took place in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi.
So for Saudi Arabia to use Pakistan as a nuclear-armed counterweight to Iran’s east will fail, since as Scriptures promised, the harlot’s lovers will eventually abandon her, even turn on her, burn her with fire and she will be no more. Despite Pakistan’s boast of a growing stockpile of its own nuclear weapons, it rebuffed Arabia which strained relations for the first time between the two countries.
More concerned than Pakistan is also the Arab League where in Cairo, they held an emergency meeting of foreign ministers. Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the gathering that Iran’s attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran after the execution of al-Nimr was the latest incident in decades of aggression.
Today Saudi Arabia seeks to build an alliance of Sunni Muslim states, yet, the very league that she tries to build will eventually come against her, destroy and burn her completely.
Today Arabia is becoming naked: “The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.” (Revelation 17:16)
Rest assured that “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”. So when we see “fire” and even “her lovers”, going against her, we must pay close attention. And when it says that Elam (Iran) will wipe Arabia (Isaiah 21) pay even closer attention, the Bible is 1000% correct. Many waiting for Rome to be destroyed by the E.U are, like the Muslims, dream dreams of hate. Instead of the Catholic Rosary, they should focus on Muslim rosaries, used in prayer and dance (see video below).
Arabia is doomed. For Arabia’s campaign on Iran to be effective, that would require an easing of Mecca’s campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood. The West will not help since it focuses on Iran’s leading role in the fight against ISIS in Iraq. Then we have the religious makeup of Islam; Saudi Arabia is Wahhabist and hates the Muslim Brotherhood while Turkey, a Sufi nation, that loves not only the Brotherhood, but the Shiite mysticism is close to Sufi. Mecca’s abandonment becomes clear once we fit “Sheba and Dedan” being on the sidelines when Gog attacks Israel is easily resolved since Arabia would have to pullout of such an alliance; the unity between Turkey and Iran (Gog leads Persia in Ezekiel 38), and the eventual animosity will also end up not just against Israel, but also towards Arabia and is why you see the Shiites battle cry “death, death to Israel” combined in the same phrase with “death, death to Al Saud,” such a combination only sprouted recently, accusing the Kingdom, like Herod was accused, of being half Jews, and is the “writing on the wall,” Herod’s party with Salome, nears its end, where ‘wedding’ ‘gay dance’ and ‘song’ in Arabia becomes no more.
(Watch closely what Muslims do with their Muslim rosaries and ask, do Catholics do this? Even the love song, its grammar, is addressing his lover at times male and at times female)