Sunday, February 28, 2021

Saudi Arabia is medieval, cruel and an absolute tyranny — Pat Lang

"Our guys."

Sic Semper Tyrannis
Saudi Arabia is medieval, cruel and an absolute tyranny.
Col. W. Patrick Lang, US Army (ret.)

At the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lang was the Defense Intelligence Officer (DIO) for the Middle East, South Asia and counter-terrorism, and later, the first Director of the Defense Humint Service. At the DIA, he was a member of the Defense Senior Executive Service. He participated in the drafting of National Intelligence Estimates. From 1992 to 1994, all the U.S. military attachés worldwide reported to him. During that period, he also briefed President George H. W. Bush at the White House, as he had during Operation Desert Storm.

He was also the head of intelligence analysis for the Middle East for seven or eight years at that institution. He was the head of all the Middle East and South Asia analysis in DIA for counter-terrorism for seven years. For his service in the DIA, Lang received the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive. — Wikipedia

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1 comment:

Ahmed Fares said...

re: fulfillment of a prophetic prophecy, i.e., the Hadith of Najd

The Qur'an curses the desert Arabs.

The desert Arabs are the worst in disbelief and hypocrisy. —Qur'an 9:97

They were the last to come to Islam in the Arabian Peninsula. They came running saying: "We believe, we believe". The following Qur'anic verse was revealed against them:

The desert Arabs say: We believe. Say (unto them, O Muhammad): You believe not, but rather say "We submit," for the faith has not yet entered into your hearts. —Qur'an 49:14

They were the first to rebel against Islam in what are called the "Ridda Wars" (Wars of Apostasy):

The Ridda Wars, or Wars of Apostasy, were a series of military campaigns launched by the Caliph Abu Bakr against rebel Arabian tribes during 632 and 633, just after the death of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. The rebels' position was that they had submitted to Muhammad as the prophet of Allah, but owed nothing to Abu Bakr.

source: Ridda wars

Here, a hadith (prophetic tradition):

The Hadith of Najd is a hadith with several chains of narration about three geographical locations, one of which is prophesied to be the source of calamities. While all Sunni Muslims accept the group of hadith as authentic, the exact location of the area referred to as "Najd" is disputed by Salafis, while most other Muslims understand it to mean Najd in Saudi Arabia, which is the geographic origin of the Salafi movement.

According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said "Our Najd as well," he replied: "There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan." In a similar narration, Muhammad again asked Allah to bless the areas Medina, Mecca, Sham, and Yemen and, when asked specifically to bless Najd, repeated similar comments about there being earthquakes, trials, tribulations, and the horns of Satan.

The Arabic word najd generally means a highland. It can also refer, as a proper noun, to the region of Najd in Saudi Arabia. Some medieval Islamic scholars, who lived before the Wahhabi movement originating in the 18th century CE, wrote different interpretations of what this hadith could be referring to. Contemporarily, this hadith is widely understood to refer to the Wahhabi movement. Unsurprisingly, modern Salafi scholars deny this, since it would condemn their own ideology, and instead claim that it is referring to Iraq. It is notable that Iraq is not a highland, but an alluvial plain.

source: Hadith of Najd

Location of Najd in Saudi Arabia, from which comes the House of Saud:

The emergence of what was to become the Saudi royal family, known as the Al Saud, began in Najd in central Arabia in 1744, when Muhammad bin Saud, founder of the dynasty, joined forces with the religious leader Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, founder of the Wahhabi movement, a strict puritanical form of Sunni Islam. This alliance formed in the 18th century provided the ideological impetus to Saudi expansion and remains the basis of Saudi Arabian dynastic rule today.

source: Najd