Is Saudi Arabia heading for a showdown with Iran over Bahrain with a Sunni-Shite War in the Middle East?
While the world is focused on Japan’s massive earthquake and their nuclear reactor crisis, and Libya, Saudi Arabia may be headed for a showdown with Iran over Bahrain, with a Sunni-Shite War in the Middle East.
The tiny island country off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, has now become a major focal point that could send Iran and Saudi Arabia into a major war, that more than likely would spread like a wild fire throughout the Middle East. Bahrain is a Sunni controlled nation with its citizens being mostly Shite, and the citizens have been protesting against the Sunni controlled government. Saudi Arabia, also a Sunni controlled monarchy dictatorship, has now sent 3,500 troops with tanks into government controlled Sunni Bahrain to put down the Shite protester unrest, by force if necessary.
This does not sit will with Iran‘s Shia dictatorship. This past week, Iranian president Ahmadinejad condemned this action by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, as unjustified and Iran has recalled its Iranian ambassador to Bahrain.
Debkafile reports that military and Gulf sources say that Bahrain laid the ground for its security crackdown Wednesday with the entry of Saudi, UAE and Kuwait military contingents into the island-kingdom Monday, March 14. Local units were able to focus on dispersing the demonstrators, leaving Saudi troops to secure strategic compounds.The Bahraini conflict may well escalate further if the protest leaders, predominantly disaffected Shiites, return to the fray:
This time, they will not come back with rocks, sticks, petrol bombs and slogans, but armed with the guns provided by Iranian agents which they have kept hidden in their homes.
- Those Shiite demonstrators will not shrink from shooting not just at Bahraini security forces but also Saudi troops. A warning of this came Tuesday when a Shiite sniper shot dead a Saudi officer.
- TheSaudis tried to keep this incident quiet but they won't be able to do so if casualty figures rise on all sides. More
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