Monday, January 31, 2011

The Great Middle East Rebellion

We need to analyze this situation without partisan bickering. There has to be understanding of what's going on there.

These people are seeking the return of the Caliphate that the Turks dismantled. Ataturk eliminated that institution.

They want a Caliphate, but they all want to be the Caliph. This will cause the Arab/Muslim world to descend into chaos and all out war for decades. Unless the House of Saud takes initiative to form the Caliphate themselves I can see no hope of it ending in anything but a long bloody mess.

What I can see is the Saudis taking control of the Suez and most of the oil trade in the region. If there's one thing the House of Saud has going for it in this mess, it's their position as Guardians of Mecca and Medina.

I just don't know what to make of what the world would be like with a new Caliphate led by the House of Saud. How large would the boundaries be?

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