When President Donald Trump was hashing out his travel ban (which has since been resolved), Saudi Arabia was not included. Since they played such a strong role in the 9/11 attacks, the left claimed that Trump had sold out his base and let the Middle Eastern nation off of the hook for the good of big energy dollars. Since oil is not the hot commodity that it once was, those on the right knew better but were still left scratching their heads on the matter.
Well, RT today shows us that whatever change the House of Saud showed Trump, they also have shown Israel. Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces informed a Saudi Arabian newspaper that “his country is ready to share intelligence on Iran with Riyadh.” RT calls the move “unprecedented,” which it is.
Talk has existed that two things have happened in Saudi Arabia. First of all, the new leadership of the nation wants (they claim) nothing at all to do with terrorism, ISIS, Al Queida, or any similar group. Secondly, as the energy market tanks and new technologies make it harder to sell due to the lie of climate change, the Saudi’s know that they have to act responsibly if they wish to attract new business options.
As observed before, the fear here isn’t so much that the current leadership is dishonest in Saudi Araba, but is a matter of what happens after these leaders depart the scene? Will more ISIS friendly people have a lot of U.S. deals 25 years from now? After all, China pretended to be our friend, took our companies via outsourcing, and now are using the ruse against us! Will a similar outcome happen to the Jews?
“With [US] President Donald Trump, there is an opportunity for a new international alliance in the region and a major strategic plan to stop the Iranian threat,” said Eisenkot to the Alaf newspaper. “We are ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran.”
Yes, we are really seeing the Jews accept the friendship of a major Muslim nation who simply respects their right to exist. The Jewish state has been called a liar, untrustworthy, and sneaky simply for wanting to be accepted. As soon as they got what they wanted, Israel has kept their word. This fact proves most of the Democrat Party wrong who has predicted otherwise for years now.
The Lt. General was asked if information was given to the Saudi’s and he said, “We are ready to share information if necessary. There are many common interests between us.” This is a huge development that could go a long, long way towards bringing peace to the troubled region, at least among those who are really striving for it and not just claiming to.
According to Eisenkot, Iran is the “biggest threat to the region,” a fact that he conveyed to the Haaretz news agency. He points out also that Saudi Arabia agrees with this assessment and that the two nations have never fought one another.
He also showed that this was a sign that the Jewish state is “highly regarded by the moderate countries in the region.” Eisenkot shows how Iran is using their nuclear ambitions to make war and said, “Iran seeks to take control of the Middle East, creating a Shiite crescent from Lebanon to Iran, and then from the Gulf to the Red Sea. We must prevent this from happening.”
The Israeli also points out that his nation is not looking to attack Hezbollah, even though the detestable group is provoking Israel at every turn. “We see Iranian attempts at bringing about an escalation, but I don’t see a high chance for this at the moment,” he added.
The two nations “do not have diplomatic ties with one another, and the interview marked the first time an Israeli chief of staff has been interviewed by a media outlet in Saudi Arabia,” so this a very big deal.
Then again, it has to be. We keep hearing that not all Muslims are terrorists, dangerous, or looking to convert anyone against their will. We have asked, “where are these Islamic moderates?”
Well, if Donald Trump and Israel are correct, they are currently in the Saudi Arabian leadership.
Let us that it stays that way this time.