We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Balfour Declaration binds Saudi Arabia to an Alliance with Israel

Click here to access article by Nu’man Abd al-Wahid from his blog Churchill's Karma

According to Black Commentator the author's brief biography:
Nu'man Abd al-Wahid is a UK-based freelance writer (of Yemeni origin) who specializes in the political relationship between the British state and the Arab World. His focus is on how Britain has historically maintained its interests in the Arab World and the Middle East.
The writer provides what appears to be solid documentation to support his thesis that the British Empire (which has since merged with the US Empire) created the nation of Saudi Arabia (as well as other nations in the Middle East) by perfidious means, and as one consequence has bound Saudi Arabia into an informal alliance with Israel. 
...one must go back to the 1920’s to fully appreciate the origins of this informal and indirect alliance between KSA and the Zionist entity. The defeat of the Ottoman Empire by British imperialism in World War One, left three distinct authorities in the Arabian peninsula: Sharif of Hijaz: Hussain bin Ali of Hijaz (in the west), Ibn Rashid of Ha’il (in the north) and Emir Ibn Saud of Najd (in the east) and his religiously fanatical followers, the Wahhabis.
(Note: One major reference he alludes to, but doesn't furnish a reference to, is the McMahon–Hussein Correspondence. I found an excellent reference furnished by Wikipedia.)