Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

Until last weekend, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter was colloquially known as the Princes’ Hotel. It was a luxurious retreat from the heat, where royals could engage in the kind of wheeling and dealing with the global business elite that had made them millionaires on the back of the 1970s oil boom. No deal could be brokered without paying a bribe to at least one prince. Last Saturday that era of boundless opportunity and total impunity came to a dramatic end. The VIP guests were booted out, the front doors were shuttered, and heavily armed security forces took up positions around the perimeter.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a sea change is their world and religious view.
    They are jailing corrupt princes, openly speaking of stronger ties with Israel and rethinking their current interpretation of wahhabism and all sorts of things I never dreamed possible.
    Keep an eye on Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, also known as MBS.
    He might be Saudi Arabia’s “Donald Trump” style of reformist.

    • Killing him is next. I do not see him surviving.

      • Jabberwokk

        Oh yeah. He’s a dead man. 120%

    • Jabberwokk

      If he is as advertised this could be the ballsiet move ever made.

    • Linda1000

      I hope he succeeds and really does manage to reform the country.

      • deodatta pinge

        Saudis r fanatic Sunni Wahhabi, Muslims, steadfast believers ever uncompromising on their focus to ultimately Islamise the whole world

  • I say that Israel should sit this one out and let Saudi Arabia and Iran go at it.

    • marty_p

      Saudi Arabia has no love for Israel and are scared shitless by Iran which they perceive as a greater threat than the Zionist sons of monkeys and pigs.

      The Israeli’s will use the Saudis and other Gulf States both militarily and if Israel and perhaps the Saudis decide to target Iranian nuclear infrastructure, it’s a lot easier to fly over a “friendly” Saudi Arabia on the way to bomb Iran.

      A common enemy makes strange bedfellows and since this is the Middle East anything is possible.

      Remember the Soviets and the Nazis had a non aggression agreement in the early stages of WW2.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        As Lord Palmerston said, nations do not have permanent friends or permanent enemies, only permanent interests. If the Iranian theocracy were overthrown and replaced by secular Persian nationalists, Israel’s diplomacy would turn on a dime.

      • Once Iran is eliminated as an enemy of Israel, Saudi Arabia takes its place and uses Israel’s ties and perhaps resources to do it.

        This is why I say Israel should let Saudi Arabia and Iran duke it out.

      • deodatta pinge

        Hats off to u. The Wahabis, Arabs, r intrinsically murderous, Muslim terrorists, the Mohammadis, Saudi Sunnis, n other Arabs n Muslims in general can neverbe friendly with Jews, since Jews of Madina were the neighbours, eye witnesses 2 this evil phenomenon from day 1 in 609AD, ( when Mohammad perceived he has become a Prophet) n worst sufferers of the slaughter, genocide by early 7th century Muslims

    • deodatta pinge

      U Africans r unfortunately only bystander converts, repository of secondhand thinking, constantly attacking westerners as Racist as if it is a dirty abominable, but in the process u have remained bankrupt slaves, (perpetually backward) of Muslim Arabs n White Christians with no idea of nation building peaceful democracy

  • In the last week, Saudi Arabia arrested many people in an effort to “curb corruption” in the Kingdom, and committed to vet violent hadiths (reports) of Islam’s prophet to “counter extremism.”

    If you believe these are sincere efforts to “moderate” the Kingdom, UTT has ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.

    Just an article I saw. I don’t know enough to have a valid opinion.