Once upon a time, the Saudi head-choppers and ‘Israeli' occupiers united into an alliance.
When the wealthiest Saudis fall ill, they have been known to fly into Tel Aviv on their private jets for treatment in the Zionist entity's finest hospitals. And when Saudi and ‘Israeli' bombers take to the air, you can be sure they're going to bomb Shia - in Yemen or Syria respectively.
And when King Salman - or rather Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad - points the finger at Iran as the greatest threat to Gulf security, you can be sure that Bibi Netanyahu will be doing exactly and precisely the same thing, replacing "Gulf security", of course, with "'Israeli' security". But it's an odd business when the Saudis set the pace of media suppression only to be supported by that beacon of freedom, democracy, human rights and liberty known in song and legend as ‘Israel'.
For if an unwritten alliance really exists between Saudi Arabia and ‘Israel', then all options - as US presidents and secretary Hillary Clinton used to say - are "on the table".
Imprisonment without trial, extrajudicial executions, human rights abuses, corruption, military rule - let's say this at once: all these characteristics belong to "almost all" Arab nations - and to ‘Israel' in the lands it occupies.
If you ask why ‘Israel' has never bombed terrorists based in the Middle East - indeed, ask why ‘Israel' has given hospital treatment to wounded militants from the al-Nusra terrorist group- in other words, al-Qaeda, the perpetrators of 9/11.
Besides, we must not forget that America's insane President and his weird regime is also part of the Saudi-‘Israeli' anti-Shiite confederation. Trump's obscene $350bn arms sales to the Saudis, his fingering of Iran and his hatred of the world's press and television channels makes him an intimate part of the same alliance.
Indeed, when you look at one of Trump's saner predecessors - George W Bush, who also hated Iran, kowtowed to the Saudis and actually talked to Tony Blair of bombing Al Jazeera Channel's headquarters in Qatar, he who made sure the wealthy bin Laden family were flown out of the States after 9/11 - this American-Saudi-‘Israeli' covenant has a comparatively long history.
Netanyahu wants to close down Al Jazeera's office in occupied al-Quds. Crown Prince Mohammad wants to close down Al Jazeera's office in Qatar. Bush actually did bomb Al Jazeera's offices in Kabul and Baghdad. Theresa May decided to hide a government report on funding terrorism, lest it upset the Saudis - which is precisely the same reason Blair closed down a UK police enquiry into BAE-Saudi bribery 10 years earlier.
And we wonder why we go to war in the Middle East. And we wonder why Daesh [ISIS/ISIL] exists, un-bombed by ‘Israel', funded by Gulf Arabs, its fellow Sunni Salafists cosseted by our wretched presidents and prime ministers...
Source: The Independent, Edited by website team