There are big changes happening in the Middle East and hardly anyone’s talking it.
In what can only be viewed as an infuriating statement to fundamental Middle Eastern extremists Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman blasted Obama’s Iran nuclear deal and vowed support for Israel’s right to exist.
Prince Salman visited President Trump in Washington last week and revealed in an interview with The Atlantic that his view of the world is radically different from the hard-lined fundametalism of his predessors.
“I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation,” Prince Salmon said. “I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land.”
Salman also used the opportunity to blast Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
“Hitler didn’t do what the supreme leader [of Iran] is trying to do,” he told The Atlantic. “Hitler tried to conquer Europe. This is bad. But the supreme leader is trying to conquer the world.”
Salmon said that he believes Ali Khamenei believes he “owns the world” and has a mission just as sinister as Hitler had.
“They are both evil guys. 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.”
President Trump literally received the royal treatment when he visited Saudi Arabia last year. The President reportedly told the moderate Saudi that it will be up to his country to bring peace to the Middle East and has gambled on Salman to lead the charge.
So far, the crown prince has not disappointed.
While President Trump is placing his bets on the seemingly forward-thinking Salman, former President Obama decided to make shady deals with the brutal Iranian regime. Salman didn’t hold back when he was asked what he thought about Obama’s nuclear deal.
“They took $150 billion after the deal — can you please name one housing project they built with this money? One park? One industrial zone? Can you name for me the highway that they built? I advise them — please show us something that you’re building a highway with $150 billion,” Salman said.
“For Saudi Arabia, there is a 0.1 percent chance that this deal would work to change the country. For President Obama it was 50 percent. But even if there’s a 50 percent chance that it would work, we can’t risk it. The other 50 percent is war. We have to go to a scenario where there is no war.”
“President Obama believed that if he gave Iran opportunities to open up, it would change,” he said. “But with a regime based on this ideology, it will not open up soon. Sixty percent of the Iranian economy is controlled by the Revolutionary Guard. The economic benefits of the Iran nuclear deal are not going to the people.”
Of course they aren’t and only a fool would have ever believed that they would.
Salman is the first in line to the Saudi throne, Fox News reported, and controls a vast fortune, a powerful military and will rule over the country has it’s undergoing extensive economic and social change.
Last month Salman unapologetically posed for a photo underneath an enormous portrait of Jesus Christ. There was radio silence from the mainstream media, but many astute observers picked up the prince’s cue as a signal of big changes ahead:
Seems to be happening in the Middle East…..
& Western Media is COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS.
That’s the Saudi Crown Prince allowing himself to be photographed beneath a
Portrait of Jesus. Everything is changing! pic.twitter.com/SK4a8YbN57
— #SoulWAR (@jihadaeon1) March 7, 2018
Salmon was also revealed to be the buyer of a Leonardo Da Vinci painting of Jesus.
According to the Catholic Herald, UK, the portrait is headed for the Louvre Abu Dhabi and could be a hopeful sign for Christians in the region:
Secondly, the Leonardo is not just a portrait (something that the strictly aniconic Muslims have never historically appreciated, given the Koran’s condemnation of images), it is a portrait of Christ the Saviour of the World. To import such a picture into Saudi Arabia, where rosary beads are banned, along with any other Christian paraphernalia, would presumably be illegal. That the Prince has bought the picture may be a tangible sign of his moving towards a more moderate form of Islam, as he has spoken of doing. This could mean that the buying of the painting is a sign of hope for the many Christians who live and work in Saudi Arabia.
Despite numerous changes, including allowing women to attend soccer games, it will remain to be seen if Salman can change the perception of Saudi Arabia:
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