"Turkish officials believe Saudi Arabia, along with Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, are strategically working against the interests of two different regional blocs: Hezbollah, Syria, Iran and Iraq on one front, and Turkey, Qatar, Hamas and the Muslim brotherhood on the other."
A report this week in the Lebanese newspaper, Hezbollah's "al-Akbar" tells us that the Turks sent a lot of Saudi intelligence officers from the country due to disputes between the two States over policy towards Syria and Egypt. Regardless of the veracity of the report, the quote in the article from an unnamed Turkish source at the UN clearly and concisely shows the current momentum of key strategic deals in the middle East.
If Turkish officials really believe this, they have that right. Today there are three notable de facto Union operating in the middle East. Interestingly, for the first time in half a century, none of the major alliances was not consistent with the US and the West.
Let's in detail and take a closer look at these three blocks.
First, including the Iranian-backed Assad in Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon, is the most famous. The Iranian desire to replace the US to become the dominant force in the rich energy reserves of the Bay area and build a contiguous Alliance of Pro-Iranian States stretching from the Iranian border to the Mediterranean sea and Libya, and thus to emerge as the most powerful force in the middle East. He seeks to acquire nuclear capabilities, to insure this process from taking any action to prevent it.
Shia Islam in Iran means that this block is the boundary of legitimacy, outside of the Shia Arab minority population, and this is probably an insuperable barrier. Because of ideological beliefs and in order to bridge this gap, Iran loudly announces the destruction of Israel. He truly believes in it and hopes to attract Sunni masses by promoting this objective, so dear to their hearts.
The second block, marked by "Turkish officials" is block "of Turkey, Qatar, Hamas and the Muslim brotherhood". This is the Sunni Islamist alignment that a year ago hoped to become a United force through popular uprisings, misleadingly named the "Arab Spring".
But 2013 was a terrible year for the Muslim brotherhood. They lost power in Egypt and Tunisia. The new Emir of Qatar, it seems, prefers a more modest regional positions. But in Syria, al-Qaeda and the Salafis, forming the most active oriented unit, demonstrating a desire to take on this role, so completely confuse a sophisticated scheme.
The Eclipse of this block, in turn, draws attention to the third Alliance mentioned in the quotation. This is the block consisting of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the countries of the Council of Association of Gulf States, except Qatar. This is a block of conservative Sunni monarchies.
The monarchy remained intact after the recent wave of popular unrest in the Arab world, has now embarked on the creation of a "secular military regimes".
This is the last block, and will strive to ensure that none of sent to Syria "revolutionaries" did not return, furnishing them with money and weapons until it stops. Either they will have somewhere to put it. But where? Draw your own conclusions.
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