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Gulf Arab states have two choices: Unity or demise

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In light of looming dangers closing in on Arab states in the Arab-Persian Gulf region, these entities must forge full political and economic unity as soon as possible if they want to survive.

However, in order to predispose themselves to transform unity and true integration into a viable option, the rulers of these states must first abandon their tribal mentality and start thinking in broader, strategic terms.

There is no doubt that no matter how much American armaments these states buy, their ability to repulse and defeat serious predators remains at best modest. This means that member-states of the present Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) must start thinking seriously about transforming shekhdoms and fiefdonms and kingdoms into a genuine federal (not con-federal) state.

I know that the parochial tribal mentality is still prevailing in most if not all these dynastic states where the masses still have a long way in terms of reaching a respectable level of political culture.

Nonetheless, Arab states in the Gulf simply don’t have the luxury or time that would allow them to wait many more years without making concrete steps toward a federal state. This is because, the status quo is so fragile, untenable even precarious, that dealing with the matter of unity as an afterthought or worse as a dream would only spell disaster for the Gulf Arab region and beyond.

The internal sectarian dangers facing each Gulf state are real and growing. We are talking about significant groups of citizens whose loyalty lies with other non-Arab countries. Some, though not all of these people, harbor genocidal fantasies against the Sunni majority population. This is no mincing of words; it is rather a frank prognosis of facts on the ground.

I know that some religious authorities dream of the day when they would be able to take control of the Kaaba (the holiest place in Islam in Makka), which would enable them to unearth the Prophet tomb extricate the bones of Abu Bakr and Omar ibn al Khatab in order to burn them to avenge the “grievances of the House of the Prophet.

Many people may understandably relate to such matters rather sarcastically. Others might argue that these are far-fetched vagaries and mythology that can only be the product of infinitely sick minds.

Yes, this may well be the case. But this doesn’t mean that for millions of people, who blindly heed instructions from their religious clerics, these ghoulish designs are far from being far fetched; they are actually plans for the future, even manuals for action.

Unfortunately, there is a preponderance of ill-will that keeps coming from the Iranian and Shiite religious establishment, which gives rise to and justify Sunni fears and suspicions.

The genocidal Shiite drive against the Sunni majority in Syria doesn’t auger well for any amicable future involving the two communities. The recent hair-raising massacre in Houleh speaks volume as the criminal intentions of some Shiite circles and those abetting and supporting their murderousness.

Iranians, and Shiites in general, who curse Yazid, the son of Muawiya, nonstop for his alleged responsibility for the murder more 1370 years ago of Imam Husein, the Prophet’s grandson and God-like figure in Shiite Islam, are decidedly and doggedly siding with the Yazid of Damascus, whose Shabbiha or thugs are carrying out pornographic, Nazi-like atrocities against the Sunni people of Syria for daring to demand freedom and dignity from one of the most evil tyrannies under the sun.

In Bahrain, the purported Shiite majority doesn’t content itself with demanding democratic freedoms, unquestionably a rightful goal; they actually go too far in provoking and alienating the non-Shiite citizens.

We will slaughter you all once we reach power,

one of the Bahraini Shiite advocates was recently quoted as saying.

And they make no secret of their eventual goal of making Bahrain a satellite Shiite fiefdom orbiting Tehran, or perhaps Qum.

Iran has every right to be strong, even acquire nuclear weapons. Indeed, if the renegade state of Israel has a right to possess hundreds of nuclear warheads, along with their delivery systems, then Iran has likewise a perfect right to protect its interests, especially vis-à-vis Israel .

But Iran has no right to threaten and intimidate its Muslim neighbors.

The Iranian regime must stop disseminating the mendacious propaganda that those criticizing its policies are either Zionist Jews or Wahabbis as if 1300 million Sunni Muslims were quite happy about cursing the companions of the Prophet by Shiite clerics.

Indeed, why do the clerics of Iran, including the supreme guide of the revolution, Ayatullah Khamenae, issue unmistakable instructions to all Shiite clerics forbidding cursing and vilifying the companions of the prophet?

Besides, how could the Shiite clerics and leaders have the audacity to seek Islamic unity when they continue to curse and demonize the religious symbols of 90% of Muslims.

How could they demand respect and understanding when cursing the companions and wives of the Prophet continues to be an essential and conspicuous part of their religion?

Going back to our main subject, unity among Gulf Arab states, it should be more than desirable that the would-be new federal state, which could be called al-Ittihad al-Arabi” the Arab Union, should seek the incorporation of other Arab states in the region into the new entity, e. g., Jordan, Yemen, and later Egypt and Sudan.

Yes, this kind of thinking requires men of great moral and intellectual caliber. So, the question which imposes itself on all of us is whether the leaders and sheikhs and kings of the Gulf Arab states will bring themselves up to the level of the historical challenges facing them and their peoples, or succumb to their self-absorbing tendencies to maintain their families and dynasties in power for a few more years before they are terminated once and for all by predators looming on the horizons? History can be especially harsh for those who fail to learn from its lessons.

source: The Palestinian Information Center

http://www.palestine-info.co.uk

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12 Responses to Gulf Arab states have two choices: Unity or demise

  1. Kashif Ahmed May 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    My honorable brother, whilst I agree that the Arabs should unite to face down the common enemy, the ruler of Bahrain is a well known collaborator. Granted, a minority over there may be sectarian bigots but the overwhelming majority (Sunni & Shia) are united in their demand for an end to the Anglo-American-Israeli occupation of their land (e.g. removing the U.S. Navy from Manama etc).

    It’s ironic that only our enemies see us as equals. For no one, especially not the illegitimate state of Israel, actually cares about Sunni-Shia theological debates other than as an angle to exploit for fitna / divide & rule.

    Iran is also an ally against the crimial state of Israel, remember it was Ayatollah Khomeini who helped revive the struggle for the complete liberation of Palestine to her 1948 borders, closed the Masonic (i.e. Kaabalist) lodges and supported Mujahedeen in Afghanistan, Kashmir, Palestine and the Lebanon.

  2. alex May 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Dear Kashif
    The so-called “honorable brother” is a filthy secterian son of Zionist bitch, raised by Brothers of America.

    Don’t be fooled Nazi-like “Israel” Iran, not “Israel” is his enemy, he is worried about Taking “his” Mecca, Al-quds could wait 20-50 years in order not to rock his brothers boat. His enemy is Syria the cave of Arab resistance movements.
    I am shocked to read his BS in deLiberation

  3. happeh May 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I was shocked to read this BS on DeLiberation too.

  4. Laura Stuart May 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I think getting rid of the Tawagheet of the Gulf States is a great idea.

    Not to be replaced by Shia rulers though.

  5. alex June 1, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    Correction:
    Don’t be fooled by reading Amayereh talking about Nazi-like “Israel”

    I would add:

    Amayereh is talking about the “ill-will that keeps coming from the Iranian and Shiite religious establishment, which gives rise to and justify Sunni fears and suspicions”.. and “The genocidal Shiite drive against the Sunni majority in Syria”

    For him: Sunni = His brothers, the Brothers of America,

    Pro Assad Sunnis in Syria (who, according to Assad saved Syria) such as Mufti Hassoun, Buti… are not Sunnis, the same applies to Sham’s (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon) clerics front.

    When talking about Bahrain, and the uprising in Arabia, he ignored the peacful nature of the urrising, and quoted one Bahraini Shiite advocates as saying. “We will slaughter you all once we reach power”

    No word is said about his Al-qaeda brothers slaughtering Shea in Iraq, bombing Shea mosques in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

  6. alex June 1, 2012 at 5:53 am #

    For him, the “hair-raising massacre in Houleh speaks volume as the criminal intentions of some Shiite circles and those abetting and supporting their murderousness”, not volumes as the criminal actions of his Syrian nato brothers, designed to call a nato intervention to stop the civil war in Syria.

    In short he, like his sister, Laura Stuart, learned that “Success will never come from deviant”

    Therfore, Laura jumped to help her brother: “Not to be replaced by Shia rulers though.” she said. They should be replaced by Nato Mufti of Qatar.

    • Blake June 1, 2012 at 11:15 am #

      The majority of Syrians are not Shiite, they are similar but not the same (forget the name they go under). Recently a bus load of Lebanese shiite pilgrims were abducted in Syria returning from Iraq, the women and children were released unharmed but the men remain captive. I learnt that from a Lebanese friend in Beirut who is half Shite/Lebanese.

      • Blake June 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

        Half Shiite/Sunni that should read. Apologies.

  7. Laura Stuart June 1, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Therfore, Laura jumped to help her brother: “Not to be replaced by Shia rulers though.” she said. They should be replaced by Nato Mufti of Qatar.

    But I also said I want rid to the Tahgut so why lie about what I am saying?

    To say the Sunnis and the West are brothers is untrue, the people are not even if some of the rulers are.

  8. Laura Stuart June 1, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Who is al Qaeda? Surely who blows up shia mosques and twin towers is more to do with Mossad/FBI/CIA than Sunnis.

  9. alex June 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Where I said Sunnis are and the west are brothers?
    I am taking about Muslim brotherhood, unless you consider them the only Sunnis,

    “Who is al Qaeda?”

    Its naive to deny the MB’s roots of Bin Laden, Ayman Thwahiri, and Abdulla Azam…..

    “The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has praised Osama bin Laden as an “Arab holy warrior” and condemned his killing by American forces in Pakistan.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/hamas-osama-bin-laden

    “Just two weeks ago, Hamas forces stormed a building in Gaza where Al Qaeda inspired extremists accused of kidnapping and killing a pro-Palestinian Italian activist were holed up. Two died and Hamas arrested the third.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/world/middleeast/03gaza.html
    So its naive to say they are a Mossad/CIA/FBI…and deny their MB’s roots, deny the deny the historics relations of MB with America goining back to 1953
    Who is al-Qaeda

    They are “Arab holy warriors” blessed by the majority of Sunni clecks and funded by Usrael puppets who fought the soviets in Afghanistan and paved the way for its fall.

    Al-Qaeda is many, many dirty operation mastered by Mossad, FBI, and CIA..

    They are the “Arab holy warriors” who destroyed Libya.

    The are now they are “Arab holy warriors” fighting in Syria, massing and its borders with Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey…

  10. who_me June 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    lord ha ha was hanged after ww2.

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