Middle East: A New War On The Horizon

By Sebastian Sarbu.

7 Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia (the leader), the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Libya, the Maldives, Yemen, and Bahrain have imposed a blockade against Qatar, and are accusing them of financing terrorism and association with organizations such as ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaida.

The blockade consists of:
– air space closure, flight suspensions;
– suspension of maritime and commercial connections;
– land border closure;
– withdrawal of diplomatic personnel;
– forbidding the citizens of the 7 countries to travel to Qatar;
– demanding Qatari citizens to leave the 7 countries’ territories within 14 days.

The blockade already has worldwide economic effects. The price of oil rose, by 76 cents for WTI oil in August, and for Brent oil in Europe by 1,26%.

On the other hand, Qatari stocks collapsed.

It is assumed that it is all connected to the recently signed agreement between the USA and Saudi Arabia, by which Saudi Arabia benefited from a multibillion dollars arms deal.

According to Romanian and foreign military analysts, every time an Arab state was armed by the West, that state did not hesitate to use it for fulfilling its military and geopolitical ambitions.

Saudi Arabia is known for its historic rivalry against Iran.

Recently, Saudi Arabia associated Qatar with Iran, by making reference to financing international terrorism.

It is no secret that Saudi Arabia received weapons from the US for it to use them against Iran.

It is clear that it is all part of a plan whose aim is the annihilation of Iran. The real target of the blockade against Qatar is actually Iran.

For a start, Iran’s reaction to this geopolitically risky regional crisis will be tested.

At a later stage, there will be a military intervention of the 7 countries, under the leadership of Saudi Arabia, in Qatar, having for aim the removal from power of the current regime, which is accused of illegal financing of terrorism.

This action will exert huge pressures on Iran, given that it will certainly provoke an economic and energy crisis in Iran, and thus creating a geostrategic context for an American intervention.

BLOCKING THE HORMUZ STRAIT WILL SEAL THE FATE OF THE NEW WAR

Iran has one immediate geopolitical alternative for saving its economy, namely blocking the Hormuz Strait, but the Americans can’t wait for such a strategic “mistake” in order to carry out a military intervention in Iran.

Iran is accused of developing a nuclear program for military purposes, as well as financing terrorism.

According to a recent media analysis, 80% of Americans do not approve of the recent collaboration between the USA and Saudi Arabia, for they see Saudi Arabia as a sponsor of international terrorism.

Is Qatar the scapegoat in this situation? No matter how we look at things, there is a well-made plan having for main stake Iran.

In case of a war with Iran, Romania has sufficient security guarantees, and the Deveselu missile shield is meant to protect us from Iranian missiles.

The great loser in this conflict is Russia, which will remain at the periphery of the fight against terrorism.

In case of a new war with Iran, we are not to expect countermeasures from Russia, given that the US have already made concessions to Russia with respect to Syria.

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