Saudi Prince Muhammad is on eve of accession, plans war on Iran, with Israeli attack on Hizballah

The next Saudi King Crown Prince Muhammad and Israel agree that Iran is the biggest threat to the region, but Israel’s top soldier rules out initiating an attack on Hizballah.

Two London publications on the same day, Thursday, Nov. 17, shed unusual light on the next chapter in Saud royal history, as well as on the hitherto semi-clandestine ties between Riyadh and Jerusalem.

The London Daily Mail, quoting “a source close to the Saudi royal family” reported that King Salman, 91, intends to give up the throne next week and name his son, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, 32 as his successor. The king will reportedly confine himself to ceremonial duties like “the queen of England,” retaining only the title of “Custodian of the Holy Shrines.”

Near two weeks ago, Prince Muhammad ordered 500 notables, including princes, former ministers and business leaders detained on charges of corruption. The British newspaper carried the first photos of the distinguished detainees sleeping on mattresses on the floor of the five-star Carlton Ritz Riyadh.
After he is crowned king, the prince will focus on Iran, according the Daily Mail. His plan is “to start the fire in Lebanon, in the hope of Israeli military backing.” He is convinced he has to hit Iran and Hizballah – contrary to the advice of the royal family – and will enlist the help of the Israeli military to crush Hizballah, for which he has promised Israel billions of dollars if they agree.”
The source stressed: MBS can’t confront Hizballah in Lebanon without Israel. The Daily Mail did not reveal how Israel sees this proposition – only that the prince has a Plan B:  to fight Hizballah in Syria. Neither did its source explain how this would come about amid a crumbling Syrian insurgency.
DEBKAfile’s Middle East sources note that rumors of King Salman’s imminent abdication and handover to his son Muhammad have been around for some time and are credible, given the monarch’s failing health. Many of the hundreds of high-profile figures he placed under detention on Nov. 4 are opposed to his accession.

That the Crown Prince will focus on Iran is also credible – except that more than a year ago, he declared that Saudi Arabia was at war with the Islamic Republic in Yemen and it is not going very well. The Saudis and their allies, the UAE, are stuck in a standoff with the Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels. Iran moreover threatens their ports and capital cities with missile strikes. However, when the Houthis fired a ballistic missile supplied by Iran at Riyadh international Airport on Nov. 4, Prince Muhammad called it an act of war.

He is turning to Israel and its armed forces, not just as the only reliable military and intelligence force capable of handling the opening shots of the war on Iran, but out of their shared perception of Iran as the biggest threat to the Middle East. He moreover no longer expects active and determined participation in fighting Iran from the US under President Donald Trump. On this last point, Saudi Arabia and Israel are divided.
In an interview with the London-based, Saudi-owned news site Elaph – his first with a Saudi publication – that was published on the same day as the Daily Mail story, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen Gady Eisenkot laid out what he thinks are Iran’s ambitions in the Middle East: “The Iranian plan is to control the Middle East by means of two Shiite crescents. The first from Iran through Iraq to Syria and Lebanon, and the second from Bahrain through to Yemen until the Red Sea,” he said, adding: “This is what must be prevented in the region.”

“With [US] President Donald Trump, there is an opportunity for a new international coalition in the region,” he said, citing the US, Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and Israel “for stopping the Iranian threat.” “We are ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran,” he added. While the Israeli general stressed the importance of the Trump administration’s role in this effort, the Daily Mail’s Saudi source did not mention the United States at all.
So while the prince who may be crowned Saudi king next week and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agree that Iran is the biggest threat to the region and beyond, they are at odds on how to cut it down and who should lead the effort. Prince Muhammad’s thinking on this resembles the Israel’s approach to the Iranian threat five years ago, that if the IDF decided to go it alone, the Americans will jump in later. But today, Eisenkott reflected a different approach. He stressed in the interview that Israel “isn’t interested in a war now with the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group Hizballah, despite Iranian attempts to bring about an escalation.”

Riyadh may take this as Israel’s reply to prince Muhammad’s plan: Several billion dollars will not persuade Israel to send the IDF to fight a war except in its direct national interest, even though Israel and Saudi leaders and military chiefs are in complete accord on the Iranian peril.

 

 

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54 thoughts on “Saudi Prince Muhammad is on eve of accession, plans war on Iran, with Israeli attack on Hizballah

  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 10:22 at 10:22
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    Ohh, what a great beard, I would even kiss his ass, provided he cuts at the rooth all support for terror.
    Of course, new editions of the Koran, adjusted to modern times, are very much needed, this is where the efforts shall go. Starting yesterday!

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    • Nov 17, 2017 @ 22:25 at 22:25
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      They must read the Aramaic version.Its make sense that the Koran is writtten in Aramaic because only then many things made sense.Also the Sigsn that the Arabs cant read in the Koran(they say Allah knows it haha…)are Aramaic Numbers!

      I read the guy who translated it sayed that Iran has ordered hundreds of copys!Im wondering why they are so interested in it…

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    • Nov 18, 2017 @ 10:02 at 10:02
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      US/ISISRAEL/SAUDI ARABIA are the axis of evil…..Iraq, Libya and Syria destroyed and you have the arrogance to blame Iran, you people are deranged and very very dangerous to the world !!

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      • Nov 19, 2017 @ 1:25 at 1:25
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        Well SO is IRAN AND NORTH KOREA whom work hand in hand for 1 thing the DESTRUCTION OF THE USA
        So if you dont like it leave the PLANET NOW

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 10:37 at 10:37
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    And such goes the electric automobile revolution step 1 = Oil is shit, defend your shit alone, when in deep shit call Israel.
    Please allow for the Embassy of Saudi Arabia a nice building in Jerusalem.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 11:24 at 11:24
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    lol , let those infidels fight their own war(s).

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 11:34 at 11:34
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    Saudi has a border with Iran. They can attack Iran if they want. Saudi can overfly Jordan (with Jordan’s agreement) and attack Iran/Hezbollah in Syria and Lebanon. Israel doesn’t need to. Saudi has a very modern military and can pull finger and use it! Trump is typical USA- they won’t help. And Russia is causing this mess. Saudi and Israel should ignore Russia’s selfish interests and slaughter Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria. Saudi with Israeli help can slaughter the Iranian presence in Yemen. Then together Saudi can help Israel to set Iran back 100 years where they belong in the stones of the Iranian deserts. What is needed is Israeli courage not weakness. Where are the old fashioned strong Israeli leaders with backbone and power?

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    • Nov 17, 2017 @ 12:22 at 12:22
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      Stupid bravado.

      Planes alone cannot defeat ANY ground forces let alone against Hez experts in urban Warfare

      You seems very immature in war fare and understanding of current military situation .

      Are you to say Iran will just sit there watching Saudi planes flying to bomb their close all?

      Hez has sacrificed so much to save Syria, which in turn saved Russia and in turn saved Iran to allow a war like Yemen which stood alone against the Saudi’s to be destroyed by say Israel or/and Israel?

      I think Israel know what will be in store
      Why is that everyone only think about war to solve problems and differences?

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      • Nov 19, 2017 @ 1:28 at 1:28
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        Really DESSERT STORM mean anything to you We took out the 3rd largest MILITARY with AIR POWER so fast our Ground assault was behind the curve the whole time LMAO

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    • Nov 17, 2017 @ 16:12 at 16:12
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      Your are very stupid in the first place. Iran has no border with Saudi Arabia, Desert is no stone mostly sand. Israel could not defeat Hezbollah, they just bombed civilian infrastructures and killed many civilians, Saudi can not defeat Houthi with a very modern military, they are just killing civilians , bombing schools, hospitals and factories and they are cowards. How are they going going to defeat Iran.

      They need a stupid head leader like you to get them in trouble!

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    • Nov 21, 2017 @ 22:32 at 22:32
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      Best to set Iran back 100,000 years.

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      • Nov 22, 2017 @ 7:11 at 7:11
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        Lol, comment shows they are already at -1000 mark.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 11:45 at 11:45
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    His plan is “to start the fire in Lebanon, in the hope of Israeli military backing.”

    Something serious immediately springs to mind here:

    “Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars” (Zec. 11:1).

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 11:54 at 11:54
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    hezbollah is the tail of the snake, the head is in tehran.

    the prince is correct in identifying iran as the threat, but wrong if he wants to “start the fire in lebanon”. dead wrong.

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    • Nov 22, 2017 @ 7:13 at 7:13
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      Head is the Kremlin if it isn’t simply rocket boy

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 14:09 at 14:09
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    The same logic always, ‘an enemy of my enemy is my friend’, even Saddam had the same perception when he started the war with Iran with many countries behind him, where’s he now? The house of the Saudi royals will face the same fate, six feet under after the dust had settled down, but why!!!? Foolishness of Sunni-sm vs Shiite-sm with their toys of destruction. Uncle Sam is looking forward to selling more toys to the highest bidder.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 14:34 at 14:34
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    Israel-Saudi ties for several years – quietly.
    I think NO ONE knows whats coming in Lebanon-Syria-Iraq.
    Evil Iran is the one who wants war so bad – not Saudi

    The king change is common in Saudi.
    The purge in this way is VERY UNCOMMON.
    Its been GREAT for the USA! MbS will be GOOD for Arabia.

    I see offensive comments here.

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      • Nov 22, 2017 @ 7:21 at 7:21
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        I meant to write I agree with the comment below.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 14:47 at 14:47
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    When there is a will, there is a way,
    Israël must not ignore the Muhammad Prince demand of help…
    Imagine the refusal of Israël followed by refusal from Trump…

    No people to help Muhammad Prince of Saudia ?
    WRONG !!! Israël, Wrong !

    PUTIN will Help and he will crush Eran himself !
    With Saudi king, Putin is the king of the world…

    Then PUTIN will menace Israel and Trump will not help Israël…

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    • Nov 17, 2017 @ 16:41 at 16:41
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      Support for such a very positive change and break-out thinking seed must be provided, this is one chance in a century.
      Intelligence, technology, diplomacy, some bombing here and there.
      The essential is keeping the ballance of power, prevent saudis isolation, provide trust and feeback.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 14:57 at 14:57
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    The crown prince may be falling into a trap. If they cannot tame Yemen (and the evidence is strong that they will be unable to do so without a massive ground invasion for which they lack the forces) what’s going to happen when they open another front? Israel isn’t going to involve themselves in a war of preemption against Iran because the window has closed. If NK has a deliverable nuclear weapon, we can be certain Iran has one as well.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 16:23 at 16:23
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    The Wahhabi Al Qaeda/ISIS Saudi terrorists are willing to fight Iran to the last American & Israeli soldier! Typical Arab, no guts no glory of their own.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 16:27 at 16:27
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    The way of peace they know not. Even the Jews of Israel largely only pretend to respect Yahweh’s kingdom, if even that; the Arabs and Persians are either indifferent or contemptuous. Peace will come when they welcome who comes in the name of Yahweh.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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    Put Israeli soldiers out front, let them die in exchange for $$$$, weaken Israel and then make a deal with Iran. Then turn their guns and missiles on Israel. That’s what the Saudi plan is. They are not trustworthy and will not have loyalty to Israel if and when Israel is in need of support.

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 19:27 at 19:27
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    Israel was unable to beat Hezbollah. Saudi can’t even beat the poor little Yemen !!
    How could they both beat Iran + Syria,+ Hezbollah + Hamas ?
    Israel can kill thousands of civilians in gaza and in lebanon. He could also kill hundred thousands with nukes …….but after that it is not impossible that a few nukes could come free to Iran from Pakistan or North Korea and then the worse is not impossible !

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    • Nov 17, 2017 @ 19:51 at 19:51
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      Destroy their Camel boyfriends and the Mudslimes will surrender at once

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  • Nov 17, 2017 @ 20:06 at 20:06
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    Help a dictator who can be easily replaced by a jew hater in a year, no thank fight your own wars. Israel only fights wars when it needs to, not when it wants to. The vast amount of indiscriminate rocket fire into Israel is not what they need. A war with the Hizbalators will only happen if it is in Israel’s interest.

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  • Nov 18, 2017 @ 0:46 at 0:46
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    Do you proof read your text? King Salman is 81. I have doubts
    as to accuracy when I see so many simple mistakes.

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  • Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:48 at 1:48
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    The way to stop Iran and Saudi and all the terror proxies is to tell them loud and clear that Islam is the problem.
    Let their people own people be free of Islam and all will be fine – peace will be achieved.

    They know that Israel wants peace too much and that is part of the problem – Israel wants peace rather than security. To obtain security they need to carry out daily missions against anyone who comes within 100km of its borders and to let the world know where those borders are and will be forever.

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  • Nov 18, 2017 @ 17:32 at 17:32
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    And what are they fighting for? Over who is following “god” correctly? The answer is simple. None of you are. God doesn’t need you’re help he is God. Bury your “version” of the Koran in the sand along with the sunna hadith’s and all other fake “words of Alla and Mohammad”. And Maybe there will be a chance for a real peace in the middle east. Of course you don’t want peace. Your blood thirsty animals. No other people groups in the history of the world have murdered as many of there own countrymen there own blood than that of the Arabs. The war will go on until you destroy yourselves… And good riddens. Sad

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  • Nov 21, 2017 @ 13:37 at 13:37
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    Actually it is Israel that plans to start a war with Iran, using the Saudis and Americans as obedient puppets.
    But switches the roles in official news speak so that the ignorant can be kept in the dark as to what is really going on.

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  • Nov 21, 2017 @ 22:43 at 22:43
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    Iran’s leaders and the IRG, have all siphoned off huge amounts of money from government contracts, from businesses they extort and steal, and from government funds at the city, province, and federal level. It is a nation of thieves with the worst thieves being some of the biggest clerics. For years and years, the thieves have been investing overseas, in real estate (especially in the UK but also in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Australia and New Zealand), in South American real estate (Paraguay and Argentina are favorites), and in foreign bank accounts hidden by layers of holding companies. The same legal firms that provide “cloaks” the the Queen of England and Vladimir Putin, provide shell companies and other ways of hiding assets to the Iranian thieves. And in many cases these high-up Iranians have moved their families OUT of Iran, for example there are colonies of extremely wealthy Shias in the UK. With their own religious schools. So these thieves have been assuming for years that the Ayatollahs are going to lead them into a disastrous war, and they are using the system to feather their own nests and get the hell out of Dodge. So if a war looks imminent, look for more families from Iran to flee to their Western real estate holdings, and if things look really bad, the officers and clerics themselves will also “vacate” and leave the few chumps who did not steal enough money to bribe their way out, to fight any wars. These rich guys could care less what happens to the ordinary Iranian. They will cry some crocodile tears and then go on buying Lamborghinis, more real estate and stock, and living in Knightsbridge and Dubai and nicer parts of Paraguay where they already have mosques and religious schools.

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  • Nov 21, 2017 @ 23:33 at 23:33
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    I don’t like this man but He is capable to do the job.

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