Irony of Saudi King Warning of ISIS Western Infiltration


John R. Houk

© September 2, 2014


In an article from United with Israel there is a report that the Saudi King is warning the West that the Islamic State (IS) is preparing terrorist activity in a Western nation near you. Before further thoughts I want everyone to notice that the United with Israel article uses Islamic State and its abbreviation rather than ISIS or ISIL. As far as I know the Obama Administration still refers to the Islamic terrorists occupying parts of Iraq and Syria as ISIL (Islamic State and the Levant). The acronym ISIS is the first way that I heard about the Islamic terrorist organization so I usually refer them in that fashion.


Arabic: Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham


English rough translation: Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham


“ISIS” comes originally from the English rough translation.


Evidently “al-Sham” can be translated as Levant.


The “Syria” of ISIS also comes from “al-Sham” in the sense that Muslim Arabs think in terms of Dar al-Islam used Greater Syria while the West stuck with its ancient maps of the Levant.


Is it ISIS or ISIL? Both are correct. ISIS and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are the same, the group which emerged during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and was once led by the feared Abu Musab al-Zaraq[a]wi, killed by the Americans in 2006.


The group changed its name in 2012 from the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), from the Arabic term for Levant, al-Sham. That is sometimes translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It wanted to change its name to include a broader swath of land, as its goal was to create an Islamic state based on Sharia, or Islamic law.


The group, now led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is advancing toward that goal as it has now occupied parts of both Syria and Iraq, and continues its campaign south to Baghdad. (Is It ISIS Or ISIL? Jihadist Group Expanding In Iraq Has Two Names, One Goal; By Erin Banco; International Business Times; 6/14/14 11:15 AM)


Now to the next irony.


Does anyone find it interesting that the Saudi King is warning the West about the Radical Islam of ISIS when the Saudi Kingdom is the primary culprit for putting up the money enabling Radical Islamic teaching in the West’s Mosques including the USA?


If it wasn’t so real it would be almost hilarious that the ever growing huge minority of Muslims in Europe are rioting in the streets over Israel’s existence and Muslims are emigrating to Syria and Iraq to fight for Radical Muslim causes. I find it hilarious because of Saudi dissemination of Radical Islam to Europe while warning the Europeans that bad stuff was going to happen. Hello! Europe has been experiencing the fruit of radicalization for quite some time. I suspect that the Saudis are putting up warnings about ISIS is because the Islamic terrorists are on the verge of becoming a legitimate State. If ISIS indeed becomes the legitimate IS nation then there will be a Radical Sunni Muslim competitor in the Muslim Middle East with Saudi Arabia. Which by the way is now the current guardian of Islam’s most holy sites in Mecca and Medina.


Who better to take care of Saudi Arabia’s competitor problem than the USA or an USA led coalition to dismantle an IS nation, right?


Here’s another thing to think about. Violence is burning throughout Europe due to Radical Islam. The radicalized Muslims in European nations with a large minority combined are sending recruits in the thousands to Syria and Iraq. At this point radicalized American Muslims are going to Syria and Iraq by the hundreds.  Now most of those American Muslims are immigrant Muslims or first generation children of those immigrant Muslims. Eventually immigrant Muslims will begin to grow in the USA exponentially largely due to the Left Wing ideology of multicultural diversity. Multicultural diversity and the need for labor is the reason for the exponential growth of a Muslim population in Europe. America doesn’t have the need for labor like Europe did but thanks to multicultural diversity it will eventually hit the USA unless immigration restrictions emerge pertaining to hating the American way occurs.


As long as Barack Hussein Obama is President those restriction will never emerge. Obama is allowing low-wage labor competition displace young and elderly American citizens who try to work. The American Left will give voters the impression that Latino immigrants fill a low-wage labor necessity. The thing is Latino illegal immigrants are willing to work for wages that are lower than that would be acceptable for American citizens of any racial persuasion. Legal and first-second generation Latino immigrants would not work for the low wages that illegal immigrants would work.


Then there is the unenforced border situation Obama has fomented that is enabling Latino gangs, drug cartels and Muslim terrorists to cross the border just as illegal immigrants crossing the border for low-wage and American Welfare opportunities. None of those coattail violent people sneaking across the border have ZERO intentions of coming to the USA for a better work situation to become Americans or send money back to their homelands. Gangs come to carve out violent enclaves of racketeering and drug marketing. Drug cartels are like the upper management for the gangs who distribute cartel wares. I don’t think you’ll have a hard time to guess what Islamic terrorists intend to do on American soil.


JRH 9/2/14

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Saudi King Warns the West: You Are Islamic State’s Next Target


By Aryeh Savir

September 1, 2014

United with Israel


King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warns the West of the rising threat from the Islamic State terrorists, calls for “rapid” action. As terrorism intensifies in Europe, world leaders seek solution.


King Abdullah has warned that the West will be the next target of the radical Islamists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.


“If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” he said in remarks quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday.

“Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,” said the king, who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony for ambassadors early that day.


The Islamic State (IS) group has prompted widespread concern as it advances in both Syria and Iraq, killing thousands of people and forcibly converting adherents of other faiths. Lack of action would be “unacceptable” in the face of the phenomenon, King Abdullah said.


“I ask you to convey this message to your leaders. Terrorism at this time is an evil force that must be fought with wisdom and speed. I hope all ambassadors convey the message literally because fighting terrorism requires speed and capabilities,” the Saudi monarch demanded.


“I have noticed that most of you have not spoken about those terrorists and this is a completely unacceptable matter in terms of human rights. Those terrorists do not know the meaning of humanity. You see how terrorists carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street. It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month. Mark my words well and transmit this message to your leaders,” he concluded.


Saudi Arabia itself has so far not taken any comprehensive action against IS, which presents an explicit threat to their regime as well.


Islamic State Activity Intensifies in Europe, Targets Jews


The king’s warning comes as reports of IS activity in Europe multiply. A Lebanese news source, the Naharnet, reports that France has arrested an IS recruiter in France. The man, who is said to be of Chechen origin, was stopped at the Nice airport on Saturday and taken into custody. Naharnet further reports that some 800 French nationals or residents, including several dozen women, have traveled to Syria or returned from the conflict-ridden country, or plan to go there.


In a separate incident, French authorities have arrested and indicted two Muslim girls, ages 15 and 17, for plotting a suicide bombing in the Great Synagogue of Lyon. The girls contacted each other through social media and are among 60 people under investigation in France for association with radical Islamists, especially the Islamic State, where thousands of Europeans have joined the terrorist group. At least nine French synagogues have been attacked since the commencing of Operation “protective Edge’.


Across the channel, police in Britain have asked the public to identify “aspiring terrorists” amid government concern about people who go to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East and might return to carry out attacks on home soil.


West Seeks Coalition to Fight IS


US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters’ “genocidal agenda”, as President Obama has admitted the US did not yet have a clear strategy on how to contend with the IS terror.


Writing in the New York Times, Kerry said he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet European counterparts on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Wales next week to enlist assistance. They will then travel on to the Middle East to build support “among the countries that are most directly threatened.” However, the Obama Administration has come under fierce criticism for what appears to be inaction and indecisiveness regarding IS, which seems to be the fastest-growing threat to Western Civilization.


Irony of Saudi King Warning of ISIS Western Infiltration

John R. Houk

© September 1, 2014


Saudi King Warns the West: You Are Islamic State’s Next Target


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America Might have to use a Little Tweaked MAD on Iran

Nuclear End Times


John R. Houk

© January 31, 2011


Dina Esfandiary and Harry White are geopolitical experts that focus on security issues such as nuclear proliferation. Esfandiary and White have tagged an article that has appeared in the Australian about their belief that a nuclear armed Iran is inevitable. Their conclusion is based on covert and overt activities have only served to slow down Iran’s nuclear aspirations rather than prevent them.


Their solution to a nuclear armed Iran then is not prevention, it is in deterrence. It seems the word “deterrence” is code for the old Cold War strategy between the old USSR and America of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). In no place in the article is there is specific to MAD strategy; however check this sentence out:


The most obvious answer is deterrence, and probably nuclear deterrence. It will have to be clear to Iran that the consequences of using of nuclear weapons will far outweigh the benefits. Security provided by deterrence is more frightening than security provided by accord, but …”


That sounds like MAD strategy to me, how about you?


The thing is the threat of MAD strategy with Iran will have to be tweaked if it has any chance of working. The Mullahs of Iran subscribe to a radical theopolitical ideology that proclaims the Twelfth Imam (i.e. the Mahdi) will return soon to begin a global conquest to bring Islam to the world. Politics and theology merge for Iranian Twelver Shi’ites that will bring little fear of reprisal from a nuclear armed kafir nation such as the USA or Israel. Indeed Twelvers believe that the hidden Twelfth Imam needs a little help to reveal his self to lead physical Muslim armies in global conquest. What is that help? Check it out: If a human factor causes global chaos, the Twelfth Imam will appear to set things straight.


The only way to tweak a MAD strategy with Iran is to actually utilize a surgical small nuclear attack to show America means business. There is no way Israel could get away with such a notion. The Western armed nuclear powers are too cowardly to sign off on such nuclear surgery. India is capable, but they have their own MAD strategy working between them and Pakistan. China would take a wait and see what happens and throw in with whoever provides the best for Chinese National Interests and Security. Russia will overtly support Iran but also will join in according to how it benefits them.


Let’s see. What kind of chaos is happening currently in the Middle East?


1.     Recently a Hezbollah backed man became the Prime Minister of Lebanon after Hezbollah forced out Prime Minister Saad Hariri. New Prime Minister Najib Mikati has given public assurance he is not in the pocket of Hezbollah, Syria and Iran. If you believe that I have some mythical swamp land in Florida I can sell you for cheap.


2.     And why did Hezbollah topple the fragile Lebanese government of Prime Minister Hariri? It is because the U.N. has taken the shocking uncharacteristic action of naming what many believe to be Hezbollah members. There is speculation that Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran issued the order to assassinate Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and might be on the indictment. You can see the Iran to Syria to Hezbollah to Lebanon connection, right? Rafik was the father of Saad.


3.     Who can count how many times Syria has issued alerts in preparation for war with Israel the last couple of years. Did I mention Israel bombed a Syrian stealth nuclear reactor not too long ago?


4.     Hezbollah is Iran on the Mediterranean with some extreme back-up from rogue nation Syria.


5.     Sunni Hamas is a military recipient of the psycho-Shias of Iran and a tool of the Muslim Brotherhood.


6.     In mentioning the Muslim Brotherhood, that Salafist Islamic organization has taken advantage of Egyptian unrest to thrust itself into a potential power vacuum the mob is causing. Indeed, there are reports that both Hamas and Hezbollah have dispatched agents into Egypt to tweak the mob. Muslim grassroots unhappiness has spread across North Africa and is now entering the Sunni Middle East as well.  


I am sure with a little more digging I could find some more Muslim African and Muslim Asia indicators of the kind of chaos that is having a global effect. You can’t tell me the Twelvers of Iran are not thinking of giving a Twelfth Imam nudge by pushing chaotic circumstances.


JRH 1/31/11

When Leftists Make Poor Choices


John R. Houk

© January 6, 2010


The deposed Shah Reza Pahlavi of Iran was a brutal ruler that did use secret police and torture in engaging critics and potential rivals to his reign as the Shah of Iran. So I started with the bad news. Here was the good news about the Shah.


The Shah was a staunch supporter of America in the Middle East. The Shah made great inroads in secularizing Iran moving toward a scale similar to secular Turkey. The Shah was intensely anti-Communist and therefore anti-Soviet Union which borders Iran to the north. The Shah had a very competent military well supplied by the USA. The Shah’s Iran traded in petroleum with the USA generously. The Shah’s military was a regional power to reckon with in the Middle East. Did I mention the Shah’s Iran was extremely committed in alliance to the USA?


So why did the USA allow the Shah to get the boot from his nation and replaced by an immensely anti-American radical Shi’ite Muslim leader who sought his interpretation of a return to the tenets of Mohammed and Sharia Law?


There are some considerations to think of. The Shah was deposed in 1979. In the early ‘70’s America was disengaging from the war in Vietnam. The Vietnamese War, from America’s perspective, was a domino stacked next to other dominoes threatened by Communist China, North Vietnam and to some extant North Korea. One could call the three nations the triumvirate of evil in East Asia. The Communist ideology of the day was still to bring Communist Revolution to the world to terminate Capitalism, individual Liberty and individual Freedom. Although Communism called for a Stateless society the reality was a handful people ascended to power with perhaps one of them being a demagogue. This oligarchical collection of leaders ostensibly were leading the proletariat to Communist utopia via a transformation of society that if need be must be reshaped by violent purging. The reality was this oligarchical leadership was brutal, genocidal and was only concerned in making the people fear the State government to aggregate personal power.


South Vietnam’s collapse toward Ho Chi Minh’s North Vietnam was highly against America’s National Interest in diminishing the tentacles of global Communism which aimed to terminate America. The unfortunate problem for this domino – South Vietnam – was in the snare of a corrupt government interspersed with greedy ruling elites and generals. South Vietnamese people may not have chosen of a life under a Maoist Marxist dictator State; however the South Vietnamese south that the Communist North was not managed by corruption and greed. Rather even with the hand of brutality, society was managed with efficiency and fairness as long as people did not question the directives of the Communist State. The South Vietnamese people by contrast saw their government operate via the operation of corruption, greed and bribery. Unlawful crime operated as if it was a taxed corporation by the South Vietnamese government. People were treated unjustly and so on. Thus only the smart South Vietnamese people that realized that a Communist rule of law was an oppressive State-think regime stood by the South Vietnamese government viewed as the lesser of two evils. On the other hand a significant amount of South Vietnamese people viewed competent governance better than the American propped up corrupt South Vietnamese government.


The result was the only way America could enable South Vietnam to win was to actually take over the operation of its government and employ a WWII type strategy of winner takes all. The beginning of political correctness and the unpopularity of the American eligible youth with war placed a strangle hold on an all out winning strategy. Instead, America suffered under the delusion that American training would bring Democratic principles to South Vietnam much as had been the case in South Korea.


The reality of an unpopular and untenable government combined with the lack of the correct strategy to win led to the realization that the lack of the full support of the South Vietnamese people would end badly for America. Enter Kissinger to hammer out a diplomacy in which America would withdraw from the South with a false promise from the North to hold up on any invasion plans of the South.


The South Vietnamese domino fell. Then Cambodia and then Laos both fell to the reign of Communism. I believe there was an effort to bring Communism to Thailand, but there was popular support for the Thai monarchy and the Thai military was competent enough to keep Communist guerillas from gaining a toe hold.


As a side note I have to mention that the Pol Pot Communist regime of Cambodia resulted in what has became known as the Killing Fields genocide in which millions of the educated were murdered to make way for the Communist transformation to a Marxist utopia.


What does all this have to do with America withdrawing support from the Shah?


The Shah was Westernizing Iran. Iranians hated the Shah’s despotism and secret police; however after 30 years of Mullah theocratic rule which has been even more brutal than the Shah’s regime, I am guessing many Iranians are looking to the good old days of a more open society as opposed the current harsh penalties of Sharia Law. Ruhollah Khomeini kind of took the same path as Communist Revolutionaries in eradicating the advances put in place by the Shah. The military and the Western oriented intelligentsia were purged typically by torture and murder. After the purge Khomeini became so high on the Iranian pedestal I would not be surprised if Clerics thought of pushing him into the image of the Mahdi.


What was behind the deposing of the Shah of Iran? American Leftists who viewed the Shah’s reign as despotic and oppressive – which it was. Unfortunately Leftist illusions of utopianism saw an opportunity of an Iranian folk hero in Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini must be a better state of existence for the Iranian people than the Shah’s Western oriented despotism, right? Well, the elapse of history has shown that Leftist utopian thinking is an illusion. Before American Leftists weigh in on a regime change from a stalwart American ally to a person that is/was popular in the mind of Iranians, they should have counted the possible negative consequences for that regime change. Thirty years later the American abandoning of the Shah of Iran in favor of Ayatollah Khomeini resulted in a dangerous enemy to American National Security and the oppressed people of Iran.


Who was the American Leftist that got the ball rolling on deposing the Shah rather than push for reforms in Iran? It was the then President Jimmy Carter the current friend of Islamic terrorists like Hamas.


I have no doubt the Shah would have been ousted no matter the choices of President Carter; however Carter’s total abandonment of the situation in Iran to the favor of a Twelver Shi’ite Ayatollah has set the stage for what well may be WWIII (or WWIV if one counts the Cold War as a global war). Carter could have made numerous choices for Iran that may have resulted in the abdication of Shah Reza Pahlavi and a replacement with an heir under the tutelage of a Regent more sympathetic to the Iranian people in the sense of ending brutal rule. The new ruler could have instituted a rule of law that continued the modernization of Iran toward a similarity of a Turkish Secular Republic rather than succumbing to the theocratic rule of extreme Sharia Law as interpreted by Shi’ite Twelver Sharia Law and directed by the inhuman Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.


The former ally of America Iran is about to develop a nuclear warhead that could be attached to already Iranian developed Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles capable of long distances. The Iran that recognized Israel as a nation under the Shah has saber rattled that Israel should be wiped off the map. This Iran, formerly on friendly terms with both America and Israel, supplies sophisticated weaponry to Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations to enable Iran’s goal of wiping Israel off the map.


Here is a thank you former President Jimmy Carter for your work toward global peace. NOT!


What has happened to the Pahlavi family since they were exiled from Iran?


Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi died of cancer not long after Carter’s abandonment. His widow and second wife is Farah Pahlavi. A decade ago Leila Pahlavi died of a drug overdose (probably suicide) depressed in exile. The oldest son Reza Pahlavi resides in Virginia still dreaming of a return to Iran as the next Shah. Reza is not just sitting around though; he is actively involved in a political human rights effort in relation to the current abuses of theocratic Iran. Farinas Pahlavi is the eldest daughter of the deceased Shah. Shahnaz Pahlavi is the Shah’s eldest daughter from his first marriage. The youngest sibling Ali-Reza Pahlavi committed suicide via self-inflicted gunshot in Boston January 4, 2011. Ali-Reza Pahlavi’s death is the reason for this walk down memory lane of what could have been if Leftists made better choices.


JRH 1/6/11