Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The role of Saudi Arabia in Islamic world

Saudi Arabia has a unique role in Islamic world and the Islamic world requires a powerful active Saudi Arabia to solve its severe difficulties. Firstly, Saudi Arabia is ideologically the main base of Islam where the holy cities of Mecca and Medina are located there. So many Islamic nations have a respectful toward Saudi Arabia. Secondly, in the geographical aspect, Saudi Arabia is the Widest Islamic country located at the heart of Islamic nations. And it has land or water borders to at least 14 Islamic nations. Thirdly and Economically, Saudi Arabia is the wealthiest Islamic country in the world. The ownership of large proportion of world oil deposits and besides the large outcome of religious traffic has placed Saudi Arabia among the wealthiest countries in the world. All these factors have risen up the role of Saudi Arabia. It means that the governors of this country should appreciate these valuable gifts and try to close Islamic nations together to make a powerful union. Saudi Arabia should activate its diplomacy to solve main problems of Islamic world like the problems of Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Sudan. I doubt if one says Saudi Arabia has played its full role as an elder brother for Islamic nations up to now. A quick look at Islamic world in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Afghanistan reveals the fact that unfortunately Saudi Arabia has not only neglected its high role but also it had worked as a crisis builder for those nations which forgets democratic rules and stands in the way of democratic justice and human rights.

Reform movements in Middle East

The young generation living in Middle East nations thinks and lives differently from their traditional fathers and mothers. They can hardly tolerate traditional customs, rules and values of their governing rulers which have never been updated. They criticize traditions and customs and even some religious beliefs. Yet the young generation does not want to pay the price of revolutions. They prefer to go forward in a safe and democratic way. But there are some great hindrances which block the way. First, the modern dictators who feel their power at risk. Second, the United States of America which supports these dictators in different ways. The common characteristic of Mideast dictators is their close relationship to United States of America. Regretfully In Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Persian Golf, all Arab dictator rulers have a close relationship to US and are supported by west.On the other side none of reform movements in the Middle East are supported by west or US. This is the common characteristic of these democratic movements

What can Iran do, if Israel attacks

If Israel is mad enough to attack Iran as it is heard the condition will be more difficult for Israel, US and even the west. 1- Iran can attack Israel by thousands of Iranian far reaching missiles. Iran has experienced the 8 year war with Iraq and is ready enough to make great bothers for Israel. 2- Iran can close the strategic strait in Persian golf where its oil is vital for developed West. It may risen the oil price to 500$ per barrel. The industrial world is highly dependant to the oil of Iran, Iraq, Emirate, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. 3- Iran can attack Israel directly with the assistance of Hezbollah of Lebanon and maybe Syria. 4- Iran has the ability to attack USA forces in Iraq with assistance of its Shiite supporters and heady influence.5- Iran may attack USA bases and embassies in Middle East region