Qatar has just announced that it is opening a major brand new sea port and has invited Iran for an official visit. As stated, the purpose will be to help with facilitating economic exchange between Qatar, Iran, and Turkey:
Abbas Akhoundi of Iran will head a delegation in his Tuesday visit to Qatar where a new sea port is slated to open.
Abbas Akhoundi, Iran’s Roads and Urban Development Minister, is to head a ranking delegation in a visit to Qatar on Tuesday.
The Iranian official is to attend the official inauguration ceremony of Qatar’s Hamad Port on Tuesday. While the port has been in operation in the last months, the official full capacity kick-off of the hub will be on Tuesday.
The new Qatari port is the main rival of Shahid Rajaee Port, Iran’s biggest container port at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz.
Qatari Port officials say that the port can process 7.5 million containers a year which gives a margin of advantage to the Qatari port vis-à-vis the annual capacity of Iranian port which is 6.5 million containers.
Mr. Akhoundi who is travelling to Qatar in response to the invitation submitted by his Qatari counterpart will sign a memorandum of understanding to ease international transportation and transit between Iran, Turkey, and Qatar. (source)
We have been following the development of Iranian-Turkish relations because as Walid has pointed out, they pertain directly to the future of Saudi Arabia and the return of the once decease Ottoman menace as a world power, and this time even more savage than before.
Contrary to what most Americans believe, Saudi Arabia is not as powerful as it is. While a powerful and oil-rich nation, Saudi Arabia’s wealth and power is due strictly to the abundance of oil in that nation and the fact that America’s economy cannot survive without a steady flow of cheap crude oil. While the Saudi Royal Family is the public face and head of the nation, the nation is actually run by ARAMCO- the Arabian-American Oil Company, which is the official government oil-exporting company and the largest of its kind in the world.
Saudi Arabia grows almost nothing of its own food, and to such a point that 80% of its food is imported. Contrary to the image of a modern nation (in spite of the well-known application of Islamic law and its subsequent brutality) that it presents, many Saudis live in abject poverty and misery. The Royal Family is as notorious for its governance of their nation as they are for their lavish lifestyles and open flouting of all the teachings of Islam. Add to that the long-standing conflict that Saudi Arabia has with the Hashemite family of Jordan, who are regarded as the direct biological descendants of Muhammad, over custody of the Islamic sacred sites of Mecca and Medina, and there is today what existed in France during the years building up to that which eventually culminated in the French Revolution, except in an Islamic context.
Enter into this picture Turkey and Iran.
Arabia and Iran have been feuding with each other since antiquity and well before Islam. The conflict there has not changed in its essence. The same can be said about Turkey and Iran, for both nations have been in conflict with each other well before the advent and subsequent Islamic conquests of both Persia and later, Byzantium. The conflict is as much geopolitical as it is religious, but given the geopolitical history, the religious nature simply fuels what already has existed for millennia.
Turkey and Iran, though historical enemies, are working together right now to build relations in a way that has not been done in likely centuries. Qatar, while a small nation, is a major economic and political player in the region just as is the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and all three of these nations have close ties to Iran as well as hate the Saud Family. Of all the Middle Eastern nations, Turkey is the most powerful and also the most dangerous historically speaking in the same way that Germany has been for Europe or Japan for the Far East. Turkey has the largest military, it has a younger population with respect to its neighbors, and given its imperial history, it is attempting to restore its glory days of the past, which in a Turkish context means the revival of the Ottoman Empire and all of the horrors that came with it.
Turkey and Germany are historical allies going back to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, for it was a Hungarian engineer of German extraction, Orban, who sold the weapons to the Turks that destroyed the Byzantine Empire. In both World Wars I and II Germany and Turkey were allies, and as we have detailed through our Shoebat Exclusive investigations, Germany and Turkey are once again attempting to re-unite with their third ally, Japan, to form an axis of power stretching from Europe to the Far East. It is for this reason that Germany and Japan are reviving old economic relationships with African nations formerly in their economic sphere of influence just as how those two nations are creating the largest free trade zone in the world, just as how Japan is helping Turkey build nuclear weapons now. Given the situation, it makes perfect sense that Turkey and Iran would also be simultaneously deepening their economic ties.
Economy always precedes policy. What begins as a trade war will turn into a hot war, and improved trade relations mean the formation of political alliances.
As I wrote in the title, to use a colloquialism, ‘Saudi Arabia is SO dead’. It does not matter how much oil they have or do not have, because they are unstable internally on account of the hatred from their own people and facing massive military and economic threats from without, in particular from their former Ottoman masters who are rising once again to power.
What is happening in Qatar now is not peace talks, and this is not the opening of another mere port. This is the formation of economic alliances that will turn into political ones and the preparation for an Ottoman conquest of Arabia that will be cheered (at least initially) by many poor Saudis as the Ottomans do to the Saud family what the French did to their King three centuries ago.
Do not think that Europe will be spared either. For as Turkey rises so will Germany rise in proportion with them, and eventually will re-assert itself in Europe just as it did in the First and Second World Wars, leading to the same horrible results except even more widespread and more efficiently executed than before.
Christians likewise will not be safe anywhere, for as Germany has returned to paganism, Japan always having been pagan, and Turkey following Islam, it will be (as we have warned) an absolute struggle for power in which Christians will be attacked and murdered by European, Middle Easterner, and Asian alike. For as we have said that a man is saved by grace and not by race, so it will not matter in the coming struggle what race you are, because if you choose the grace of God you will be marked as a target.
Just as in ancient times and again today, it will be Christ against the world.