I have not been able to figure out Rhyme's position on anything really. I think he's saying that Qatifi Shiites would rise up if it weren't for the prosperity of the Saudi state in a similar way that the Houthis have.
ethan's Musing on the Near East - Page 34
I think the shah was making a more general statement which rhyme misunderstood.
Thanks for clarifying. Not only Saudi but Bahraini as well which is majority Shia.
Edited by the shah - 4/17/15 at 12:18pm
Exactly which is why they chose to comply instead of tearing the entire country apart. My point was that if Iran really wants global dominance/influence then it was easy for them to ignite a war and take over the country because they have a Shia majority there.
What? That would be the plan if they really wanted to start a world war. The expansionism that Iran is engaged in is much more threatening than a war.
I mean that they are digging deep roots in Syria and Iraq in the same way that they did in Lebanon. It's like @iraqisecurity said yesterday, 2 years ago he would have broken someone's nose for saying Iraqis associated with Iran and now he's their cheerleader.
Saudi arabia expands its influence by exporting terrorist ideologies, or buying leaders with millions. Even when they have a fertile popular base they manage to hijack and fuck it up with their methods.
That is why Iran was successful while Saudi has been failing so far.
Hezballaha leader had a pretty nice speech today (designed for yemeni morale i guess) but he made some important statements about saudi arabia exporting the takfiri ideologies to africa and arab countries. Cant find a comprehensive translation yet.
This was not Iran doing. Both countries were handed to them on a plate.