Monday, August 28, 2017

Thomas C. Mountain — Shia Insurrection in Saudi Arabia; The Battle for Awamiya

How long the Shia rebellion in eastern Saudi Arabia, home to almost all Saudi oil reserves, will be able to maintain an armed resistance to the Saudi military assault is the 10 million barrel a day question.
The excuse given by the House of Saud royal family mouthpieces is they were driving the Shia from their ancient homeland for "urban renewal" purposes. Never mind the "renewing" would destroy world heritage sites such as the ancient town of al-Zara, capital of the Shia, Persian province of Bahrain for millenia past and sacred to the Shia population and in the process "relocate" the Shia population as far a possible from the Saudi oil fields.
Wahabi is as Wahabi does with the crimes committed in the name of Sunni Islam in Yemen now being carried out next door to their cousins, the Saudi Shia. Only the silence of the media lambs internationally alongside the UN, allows this to go unnoticed, for a double standard has long existed when it comes to condemning the crimes of the House of Saud. After the latest round of beheadings of Shia leaders protests turned to gunfire in Awamiya and the fires of armed revolution have been lit for the first time in Saudi Arabia....
Shia Insurrection in Saudi Arabia; The Battle for Awamiya
Thomas C. Mountain, independent journalist in Eritrea

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

With hundreds of billions worth of Western arms deals to Saudi Arabia I wouldn't have thought the Shia were in for much of a chance. But the Western media never asks where are all those weapons going, but maybe the Saudis just want to stockpile them for a rainy day? Much of it no doubt being sold on at a profit to crazed jihadists and terrorists.