Monday, January 04, 2016


About the Sunni/Shiite crisis caused by Saudi's execution of a Shiite religious leader.

Spengler at the Asian Times notes that China is turning against Saudi (recent reports of unrest and a crack down on their western Turkish Muslim Minorities is behind this).
Russia is bombing their proxy fighters in Syria.
And he discusses the low price of  oil, partly due to fracking, and partly a way that Saudi is waging an economic war against Iran: The low price is good for consumers but is upsetting the economies of the oil rich countries (including Texas, by the way...).

Anti Islamicist writer Shoebat has an article explaining some of the religious background on the fight: Think Braveheart and you have the right idea.

It's partly religion, but also partly ancient (IndoEuropean) Persia taking over the corrupt Arab lands (i.e.Babylon).

you don't have to be a fundamentalist to think this is " “MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN" redux, but Shoebat then goes off on a tangent with biblical prophecy about this.

The real problem is trying to fit it into Islamic eschatology...

And there are a million Filipinos (not to mention Indians, Pakistanis, Indonesians and Africans) working in the middle east.

When they start coming home, then it will be time to worry...

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