A NEW ESCALATION IN THE SUNNI-SHIA WAR – UPDATE
– Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Mashhad was attacked by Iranian protesters, on Saturday 01/02/2016 noon, and the embassy in Tehran by Iranian “protesters” early Sunday 01/03/2016 early morning, following the execution of a Saudi Shiite preacher. Nimr Bakr al-Nimr along with 46 others. The others were mostly Al Qaeda operatives who led a serious wave of attacks in Saudi Arabia in the years 2003-5. Attacking embassies is an old Iranian practice (see – ABYSS IN ISLAM ).
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was arrested in 07/2012 and accused of inciting the Shiaa minority in Eastern Qatif province and in Bahrain in the 2011 riots and it is believed he was connected to Iran . Nimr al-Nimr was sentenced to death in 10/2014.
A few hours before the embassy attack, members of the Basij student militia — connected to Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards — demonstrating on Saturday in front of the Saudi consulate in the northeast Iranian city of Mashhad.
The latest moves are. most likely, the result of the meeting, on Monday 12/28/2015, in Ankara, Turkey, between the Saudi King Salman and Turkish President Erdogan. Most of the talks were in private between the two leaders. It is also a Saudi response to the Iraqi attack on Ramadi considered by many as a Shiite attack against Sunnis.
A diplomatic rupture between the major Sunni and Shia powers in the region will resonate across the Middle East, where they back opposing sides in many destructive wars and simmering conflicts.
It seems that the wars in the Middle East and the direction and intention of the Global Jihad is shifting from all out war against the Western Democracies to a total religious war between Sunnis and Shiites. Indeed Bomb blasts rocked two Sunni mosques in and around Hilla, 80km (50 miles) south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday 01/04/2016 .
** .Saudi Arabia, on Monday 01/04/2016, broke off diplomatic relations with Iran and Iranian diplomats two days to leave the Country. Soon after Bahrain also cut their ties with Iran too. Bahraini forces also have reportedly detained another Shia cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Jidhafsi .
.– The chief of the army of Pakistan Gen. Raheel Sharif in Rawalpindi was warning, on Monday 01/11/2916, during a meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman. in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. that if Iran threatens Saudi Arabia, his country will strike back. It’s the latest sign that the tensions between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran are spreading throughout the Middle East. Pakistan is already a nuclear power and can balance Iran.
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